Worldwide: Anti-globalisation/anti-fundamentalism

Rabble News
Whether or not women will be better off after the war against Afghanistan is an open question.
But the claim that the United States is some kind of liberator is contradicted by the role that U.S.-led corporate globalization plays in creating the conditions that enable fundamentalists like the Taliban to gain power in the first place. Article by Judy Rebick.

The structural adjustment policies imposed by global organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund resulted in an increased poverty that hit women hardest. More importantly, the suffering and cultural dislocation strengthen fundamentalism — whether Moslem, Hindu or Christian — which has been the strongest opposition to the monoculture imposed by U.S. multinational corporations.