The Southern hemisphere’s most violent demonstrations against globalisation so far took place in Melbourne, Australia on September 11 and 12. A number of people were hospitalised or imprisoned. The protests were the most recent in a series that began in Seattle at the end of last year, moving to Davos in February, then London and Washington. The World Economic Forum conference organisers were aggrieved that the demonstrations had taken place and yet also relieved that they had not resulted in quite as much mayhem as some had predicted.
Globalisation Protest: People power
Seattle, London, Washington, Davos. Now Melbourne joins the international list of cities where anti-capitalist, anti-globalisation protestors have struck. Their techniques are unashamedly global – part of the same process they hate so much.