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Globalization: The Borders of Trade

Anti-globalization marchers fill the streets of Ottawa's city center during G20 Talks.
Anti-Globalization Movement Changes After September 11, 11/20/01
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Since September 11, expressing dissent toward the policies of the U.S. government and its allies has been a tricky business. Some people have called criticism of government policies anti-patriotic.

Last weekend's demonstrations in Ottawa against the meetings of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the G20 finance ministers were the first anti-globalization protests since the terror attacks. Earlier this year, protests against free trade meetings in Quebec City turned violent, as thousands of police faced thousands of protesters.

David Sommerstein was on the streets of Ottawa to ask demonstrators how the anti-globalization movement has changed since September 11.

Left: Anti-globalization activists often wear bright colors and costumes at demonstrations. These women call themselves "The Raging Grannies". They've become a mainstay at anti-globalization protests in Canada. Hear them sing. (Real 2:07)





Left: Self-proclaimed anarchists, some from Montreal-based Black Bloc, huddle before the march.

Left: After a tense scuffle with police clad in riot gear, anarchists are allowed to continue along the march course.






Left: Police split the crowd in two. In all, around 1000 police were active during the march.

Left: Demonstrators arrive at the Supreme Court of Canada in downtown Ottawa. Some 2000 people took part in the march.

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Betty Ann Davis, an Ottawa mid-wife, holds a cabbage patch fetus with an umbilical cord rising to a balloon, symbolizing the Earth.

Police guard Parliament.