This week’s mobilizations against the G8 were disappointing. A year after thousands of people in Europe attempted to disrupt the G8 meeting in Evian, France, fewer than a thousand people are estimated to have participated in anti-G8 protests in Georgia and San Francisco. While some in the anti-globalization movement had realized that with the Miami Model and its increased militarization of summit security that confronting the G8 in a large protest would likely be ineffectual, calls for decentralized local actions against the G8 similar to those that took place on June 18, 1999 were made, and apparently, ignored.
Three recent articles examine the current status of the anti-globalization movement in the United States:
- Tennessee IMC: Has Homeland Security Killed the Global Justice Movement?
- Tennessee IMC: An Overview of Brunswick: One Anarchist’s Impressions and Interpretations of the G8 Protests
- IAS: The Life — or Death — of the Anti-Globalization Movement
Previous Media Mouse Coverage of the G8: