The Corporation as Big Brother: Challenging the Privatization of Knowledge

A decade of globalization and trade liberalization have destroyed the environment and people's livelihoods, undermined democracy, and increased violence. Contrary to what is projected, globalization is not a natural, inevitable phenomenon to which there is not alternative. Alternatives are not just possible, they are necessary to ensure sustenance of humans and other species, and to ensure peace and democracy. Held just days before the World Trade Organization ministerial that became known as "The Battle in Seattle," Parkland Institute's 3rd Annual Fall Conference featured Dr. Vandana Shiva and Naomi Klein.

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