Global Econ 101

In the late 1990s Global Exchange worked with hundreds of national and national groups and organizing spaces to mobilize tens of thousands of nonviolent protesters to converge and challenge the WTO in Seattle. This now-legendary meeting and protest has become known as The Battle in Seattle and inspired generations of activists to fight for a better global and local economy, better planet, and better conditions for workers and the global citizenry.

Understanding how the current global economy works is essential to creatively design and implement the kind of global economy we want. Millions of people across the globe are already doing this – acting locally to challenge corporations in their communities, creating local, living economies; countries are working together for fair integration – such as the ALBA; and internationally networks to fight free trade, climate change and corporate practice. 
Learn more about how the global economy functions and how we can continue the fight for a more just world.