Globalization Is The Fight Against The Things We Don 't Say It Is Necessary

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest” Elie Wiesel once said about activism. Activism is the fight against the things we don’t like or want in our lives today or it could be something that we are fighting for that the government doesn’t think it is necessary. Activism brings out protests about political or social change that people want and are fighting for. Naomi Klein is a social activist who has wrote books to fight for what she believes in and discriminates what she thinks is bad for our country and in other countries as well. Klein wrote the books No Logo, Fences and Windows, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, and The Shock Doctrine.…show more content…
In Fences and Windows, Klein refers to the WTO, World Trade Organization, blocking South African attempts to manufacture patented AIDS drugs while allowing Canada to override a patent for anthrax antibiotic, despite the fact that “Canada still hasn’t had a single diagnosed case of anthrax” (Fences and Windows 82). This books, Fences and Windows, a metaphor is being used throughout the book with the words of the title, fences are “barriers erected by the multinational corporations, para-governmental institutions and superstrates to contain and separate people from what were previously public resources” and the windows are for us to open new opportunities for ourselves (Christie). By this, it helps the idea that “globalization reaches into every aspect of life, transforming every activity and natural resource” (Christie). In addition, Fences and Windows begin with Seattle and run through to the aftermath of 9/11 and “Klein’s portraits of street protests, repressive police tactics are the internal dilemmas of the movement are alternately humorous and horrifying, always engrossing and colorful” (Higgs). Klein writes: The security forces used the actions of a few rock-throwers… to do what they had been trying to do from the start: clear the city of thousands of lawful protesters because it was more convenient that way. Once they got their ‘provocation’, they filled entire neighborhoods with tear gas… People giving the peace sing to police were grassed.

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