Another World is Possible
Globalization and Anti-capitalism

McNally, David
Publisher:  Arbeiter Ring Publishing, Winnipeg, Canada
Year First Published:  {19867 Another World is Possible ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE Globalization and Anti-capitalism McNally, David Arbeiter Ring Publishing Winnipeg Canada A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy. 2002 2006 408pp BC19867-AnotherWorld.jpg B Book 1-894037-17-0 A polemic call-to-arms for all progressive activists. McNally decries all the abuses commonly associated with capitalism: trade inequity, slavery and labour exploitation, racial and gender oppression, environmental degradation, etc. The book argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism thus fundamentally incompatible with democracy. It is divided into seven chapters, each of which discusses a particular type of abuse arising from globalization. For example, in one chapter, he lists various military conflicts motivated by imperialist interests in the 20th century, including the war in Iraq as the recent example. <br> <br>McNally also debunks myths about Neoliberalism benefitting all those who participate in it. He argues capitalism slants favourably towards the US and other wealthy nations, citing the economic apparati of these countries (NAFTA, IMF, World Bank, etc). He boldly claims that since their inceptions, not one of these international trade agreements has made a single contribution to civil or human rights, and in practice, punishes and exploits less-developed nations. <br> <br>Rather than offering an alternative model with which to supplant globalized capitalism, the book offers a well-researched and wide-ranging critique of the current system. However, McNally argues that unions and NGOs have historically been the most effective in countering capitalist abuses, and should continue to undermine the system by fighting against its abuses. In doing so, they must maintain authority via moral high ground and commitment to anti-oppression techniques. The book concludes with a list of guiding principles for activist organizations to follow while trying to effect change. His mandate for grassroots organizations is summed up aptly: "Real democracy comes from below or not at all". He also warns progressives to avoid letting their politics become co-opted into the capitalist system as fashion and slogans. <br> <br>The book makes a solid reference guide to flaws in the current system, and is a must-read for young radicals. Bibliography and index are included. <br> <br> <br>[Abstract by Sieglind Gatewood] <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>Table of Contents <br>Preface <br> <br>1. From the Mountains of Chiapas to the Streets of Seattle: This is What Democracy Looks Like <br>2. Globalization: It's Not About Free Trade <br>3. The Invisible Hand Is a Closed Fist: Inequality, Alienation, and the Capitalist Market Economy <br>4. The Colour of Money: Race, Gender, and the Many Oppressions of Global Capital <br>5. The Marines Have Landed: War and Imperialism in the Age of Globalization <br>6. Democracy Against Capitalism: The Revolt of the Dispossessed <br>7. Freedom Song: Liberation and Anti-Capitalism <br>8. Conclusion: A Life Worth Living CX8379 1 true true false CX8379.htm [0xc00085a480 0xc000cd8840 0xc000ee91d0 0xc001090330 0xc0011b69c0 0xc001562c30 0xc0015632f0 0xc00161fa40 0xc002311dd0 0xc0000de900 0xc0012eaa50 0xc00058f0b0 0xc00053dd10 0xc000608b10 0xc000171ad0 0xc000c2ba70 0xc000ce5d40 0xc000160c90 0xc000e86db0 0xc000e87020 0xc00007ac00 0xc000396ff0 0xc0004011d0 0xc000a98ab0 0xc0012bd0b0 0xc001569ad0 0xc0015d5fb0 0xc000d6d7a0 0xc000c7aba0 0xc0010112c0 0xc0014c2330 0xc001fff440 0xc002684ab0 0xc0026ca570 0xc000277260 0xc0002fba40 0xc001cb69f0 0xc0022790e0 0xc00274fa40 0xc0027602d0 0xc0027b08a0 0xc0027d6ed0 0xc0029335f0 0xc0025cb620 0xc002a03140 0xc0029e6a50] Cx}
Year Published:  2006
Pages:  408pp   ISBN:  1-894037-17-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8379

A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.

Abstract: 
A polemic call-to-arms for all progressive activists. McNally decries all the abuses commonly associated with capitalism: trade inequity, slavery and labour exploitation, racial and gender oppression, environmental degradation, etc. The book argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism thus fundamentally incompatible with democracy. It is divided into seven chapters, each of which discusses a particular type of abuse arising from globalization. For example, in one chapter, he lists various military conflicts motivated by imperialist interests in the 20th century, including the war in Iraq as the recent example.

McNally also debunks myths about Neoliberalism benefitting all those who participate in it. He argues capitalism slants favourably towards the US and other wealthy nations, citing the economic apparati of these countries (NAFTA, IMF, World Bank, etc). He boldly claims that since their inceptions, not one of these international trade agreements has made a single contribution to civil or human rights, and in practice, punishes and exploits less-developed nations.

Rather than offering an alternative model with which to supplant globalized capitalism, the book offers a well-researched and wide-ranging critique of the current system. However, McNally argues that unions and NGOs have historically been the most effective in countering capitalist abuses, and should continue to undermine the system by fighting against its abuses. In doing so, they must maintain authority via moral high ground and commitment to anti-oppression techniques. The book concludes with a list of guiding principles for activist organizations to follow while trying to effect change. His mandate for grassroots organizations is summed up aptly: "Real democracy comes from below or not at all". He also warns progressives to avoid letting their politics become co-opted into the capitalist system as fashion and slogans.

The book makes a solid reference guide to flaws in the current system, and is a must-read for young radicals. Bibliography and index are included.


[Abstract by Sieglind Gatewood]




Table of Contents
Preface

1. From the Mountains of Chiapas to the Streets of Seattle: This is What Democracy Looks Like
2. Globalization: It's Not About Free Trade
3. The Invisible Hand Is a Closed Fist: Inequality, Alienation, and the Capitalist Market Economy
4. The Colour of Money: Race, Gender, and the Many Oppressions of Global Capital
5. The Marines Have Landed: War and Imperialism in the Age of Globalization
6. Democracy Against Capitalism: The Revolt of the Dispossessed
7. Freedom Song: Liberation and Anti-Capitalism
8. Conclusion: A Life Worth Living

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