Magazine article New Internationalist

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate

Magazine article New Internationalist

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate

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Three years after the pitched battles of Seattle's WTO conference and the well-timed publication of No Logo - the international bestseller that became the protesters' manifesto - Naomi Klein is back with a new book that could disappoint all those Gap-hating, soundbyting anti-capitalists out there. It shouldn't, though.

Klein is quick to point out in Fences and Windows, this `greatest hits' package of newspaper columns is `not a follow-up to No Logo'. That's only partly true. Although largely discontinuing the previous book's name-and-shame attacks on corporate bad guys like Shell and Starbucks, Klein moves on to the question protesters from Genoa to Quebec City have been asking themselves ever since: `What next?'

For Klein, smashing McDonald's windows was the start of debates about reclaiming the public sphere from transnationals, ineffective governments and the WTO and IMF. …

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