Hardt: Porto Alegre

Stuart Lawrence stuartwl at walrus.com
Fri Apr 5 06:55:16 MST 2002

> Michael Hardt wrote:
>> The  alternative
> >to the rule of global capital and its
> >institutions will only be found at an equally
> >global  level, by a global democratic movement.

Never mind that the IMF will never be subject to any real threat of change
until there is either a serious challenge to the order of things in Washington
from within the US or a serious challenge to US hegemony from a rival state or
alliance. A "global democratic movement" is neither, and as a phrase just
serves as cover for the absence of a democratic movement in the US, let alone
a revolutionary working-class movement.


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