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Oct 1, 2013 — Steve Inskeep talks to President Obama about the widening gap between rich and poor in the U.S. The president says the decades-long trend has accelerated because of globalization and technology. Because of those two factors, a lot of manufacturing jobs have left the U.S.
Sep 23, 2012 — The automaker, a symbol of Italy's industrial revolution and the country's biggest employer, had threatened to shut down its operations. It's part of a wider problem: A decade of globalization and three years of the euro crisis have accelerated Italy's industrial decay.
Mar 14, 2012 — Far right politician Marine Le Pen is officially in the French presidential race after getting the required 500 mayors' signatures to appear on the ballot. She launched her campaign in a small town in the north of France, a poor region where many see globalization and immigration as France's biggest problems.
Aug 8, 2011 — With Hollywood movies dubbed over in Spanish and steadfast trade with Latin America, Spaniards haven't needed to be bilingual until now. Globalization and a recession have sparked a run on language classes in Spain. But it's not English proficiency they're after. German academies are seeing a surge in enrollment, as Spaniards look northward for jobs in Europe's strongest economy.
Sep 2, 2010 — The former prime minister of the United Kingdom's memoir, My Life: A Political Journey, is on sale in the U.S. Blair spoke to Steve Inskeep about Iraq, globalization and his political career.
 

Some Globalization Links

Pro-globalization:
World Bank
World Trade Organization
Official website of the G20 nations
Official website of the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies

Anti-globalization:
Global Democracy Ottawa
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Global Exchange
Economic Policy Institute
Council of Canadians
Fair Trade Federation

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Special Reports

Photo Audio Essay
Globalization: The Borders of Trade
David Sommerstein was on the streets of Ottawa to ask demonstrators how the anti-globalization movement has changed since September 11.
Audio Slideshow
Free Trade Protests at the Border (Real)
The Free Trade Area of the Americas pact is drawing protestors to talks in Montreal. Crossing the border proved to be difficult for many.

Timber Dispute Heats Up: Canada To Lobby Against U-S Tariffs

Canada announced yesterday that it will launch a fifteen million dollar public relations campaign to fight lumber tariffs imposed last week by the U-S government. The tariffs are part of a growing trade dispute between timber industries in the two countries. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Filmmaker Stephanie Black: Life and Debt

David Sommerstein talks with award-winning documentary director Stephanie Black. She'll be in Potsdam tonight to show and talk about her latest film, Life and Debt. It highlights how the policies of global lending organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund affect everyday people in Jamaica. The film features a reggae soundtrack.

Life and Debt will be shown at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam at 7:15, with an introduction and discussion afterwards with Stephanie Black. One of the artists featured on the soundtrack, Yami Bolo, will be playing live at Maxfields in Potsdam Monday at 10 pm.  Go to full article

Anti-Globalization Movement Changes After September 11

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. He sends this report.  Go to full article

Anti-Globalization Forces Protest at G20 Talks in Ottawa

Some two thousand anti-globalization activists took to the streets in Ottawa on Saturday. They were marching to oppose the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary...  Go to full article

Wiccan Anti-Globalization Activist Starhawk Cancels Visit After Border Crossing Incident

David Sommerstein talks with Wiccan author Starhawk. Earlier this week border security forced the Californian author and anti-globalization activist to cancel talks planned...  Go to full article

FTAA Protesters March Over the International Bridge in Massena

Hundreds of protesters marched peacefully across the international bridge in Massena yesterday afternoon in a show of solidarity against the FTAA or Free Trade Area of the...  Go to full article

Brian Mann Speaks with "Street Medics" Protesting Free Trade

In the years since the first free trade protests exploded in Seattle, the movement has grown dramatically. It's also more organized. They have trained legal advisors and...  Go to full article

Activists Prepare for FTAA Protests

Political and social activists from across North America are preparing for the unknown as they ready for protests this week at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City....  Go to full article

Free Trade in the Americas: Critics and Supporters, Pt. 2

When leaders of the Americas head to Quebec City next weekend to continue negotiations on the Free Trade Area of the Americas, there'll be a lot more on the table than free...  Go to full article

Mohawk Tribal Council Seeks to Insure Non-violent Crossing

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is hoping to insure a non-violent crossing as activists head into Canada at the Cornwall next Thursday. Mohawks from both sides of the...  Go to full article

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