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By H. Gautney

This research appears on the ongoing efforts of the choice international flow and global Social discussion board to reconcile contests over political association between 3 of the main widespread teams at the modern left - social and liberal democratic NGOs, anti-authoritarian (anarchist) social routine, and political parties.

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Tens of thousands of protestors participated in more than 60 demonstrations on 5 continents. Furthermore, the PGA network spawned regional activist networks, including the No Border Network in Europe1 and the Direct Action Network (DAN) of North America. The DAN was a specifically North American formation initially founded to coordinate the demonstrations against the WTO in Seattle in November 1999 on a regional scale. Comprised of local “affinity” groups and activists interested in organizing direct action protests, AGM and WSF 41 Seattle overcame the traditional antagonism between environmental activists and labor, featuring a “teamster-turtle alliance” alongside a diverse collection of groups: students against sweatshops, anti-GMO and “fair trade” activists, antimilitarists, anarchists, and so on.

64 billion settlement with the Justice Department after being caught in bid-rigging schemes, using fraudulent insurance transactions to bolster its earnings, and underreporting its tax liabilities (Morgenson, 2006). A couple of months after the St. Regis incident, AIG gave $165 million in bonuses to its employees, spurring Obama to criticize the company on Jay Leno as his administration looked for ways to recoup the $100 million plus in bailout funds the company had received. The main purpose of the $700+ bailout was to provide capital for companies to increase their equity, enable them to begin lending again, and stimulate the economy overall.

AGM activists from around the world formed the International Solidarity Moment (ISM) in August 2001 to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory. S. President Bush announced his intent to invade Iraq, much of the energy shifted there, and a large-scale antiwar movement emerged, albeit with peace marches, vigils, and some bouts of contentious civil disobedience that tended to incorporate significantly less confrontational tactics than those used by the AGM. The invasion of Iraq and the onset of the War on Terror brought many new people onto the streets.

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