Is anti-globalization a sort of neo-socialism ?

Anti-globalization as a new name for the "socialist international" : same ideas, same revolutionary goals, with an additional motivation : saving the planet from capitalism ecological crimes. Is this statement just simplistic or some kind of true ?


Opened by Antoine Fournier, Head of ECM, Input and Output management, Zurich Insurance
Sep 7, 2012.

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Martin Goetze Senior Consultant, ISIS Papyrus Europe AG
Sep 9, 2012

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To obtain a position "against globalization" is like being opposed to rainy days (or thunderstorms ?)... self-so-described anti-globalization movements are expressing a form of disappointing, rather incomplete and less progressive resonance to the problems posed by phenomenons widely framed by (economic) 'globalization'...

Naturally in their reactions, they certainly make use of socialist ideas, since the polit-historical process of thesis, antithesis and finally synthesis, quite conveniently arranged the events and their relative frequency in an order that a large mass of people and generations had a life-test of communist and capitalist form of government.

If socialist or capitalist government is the thesis or the antithesis is of no concern, but a discussion of the synthesis is on big-time, and outside of europe there are already running real-life-tests of politics which include ideas from the whole range of alternatives in- and outside the socialist-capitalist-frame of reference...

If the label 'socialist international' is useful at all or should be applied to the least influential or progressing sort of activists (the ones against the bad weather!) is not important, as the people who decide how the synthesis plays are using a glossary where these terms are missing....
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Antoine Fournier 67 Antoine Fournier Head of ECM, Input and Output management, Zurich Insurance

Sep 10, 2012
The Anti-globalization is actually more against the WAY the globalization is done.
And this is exactly the point : this movement is self-described as "against globalization" but most of its members promote a different kind of "human worldwide conscience" that implicitly proposes another type of globalization.

This is a very old idea that was introduced by Marx and Lenine. The difference is the "climate" argument : The statement is that "the Capitalist globalization destroy the planet and increase inequality between people, classes and community - it places profit on the top without paying for negative impacts on the environment, and it imposes its model to the rest of the world".

It is actually difficult to distinguish between Anti-globalization and Anti-capitalist movements and actions.