The altermondialist movement is a movement that is not opposed to globalization but rather proposes a different model of globalization which posits the current capitalism. From there which do not accept the term anti-globalization movement and prefer of the altermondialist movement. When Communism collapsed, many thought that the end of history postulated by Fukuyama, was real. But the altermondialist Movement believes that it is still possible to create systems more righteous than capitalism, but socialism has failed. The founding act of the movement can recognize in the Mexico zapatista movement and in the so-called battle of Seattle. The battle of Seattle is a historical milestone: protesters managed to prevent the first meeting of the WTO (World Trade Organization) that was going to develop in Seattle. The U.S.
Government repressed the demonstration, some protesters responded with violence, and finally serious disturbances were generated. Also demonstrating against the free trade agreements that are detrimental to the weaker countries (FTAA, NAFTA, etc), support of minorities (such as Aboriginal peoples) and also strive to preserve the environment against predation by large capitalists. The altermundistas meet annually in the world social forums, real alternatives to the meetings of the capitalist as the G8, G20, WTO, etc. They also organize against summits simultaneously and in the same geographic location in which the big capitalist countries meet. One of the measures proposed by better-known was rate Tobin, a turn of the rate nut tobin proposed by the economist James Tobin in 1972. The Tobin rate and ATTAC Association by a financial transactions tax and aid of citizens (ATTAC) is a movement that was born in France in late 1998 on the initiative of the journal Le Monde Diplomatique.
The Group promotes the global implementation of the Tax Tobin or rate Tobin. The Tobin rate has several objectives. The main It is taxing the movement of speculative capital with a tax and discourage the speculation.
Drivers of cars with foreign plates, with tinted Windows or appear suspicious are detained and are subject to revision through a metal detector and are asked to identify any person without official accreditation or sealed document may exceed the strict control in the enclosures of the COP-16, and must be put aside before the speed and amplitude of convoys that travel virtually throughout Cancun and Bonfil and Leona Vicario delegations. The opening ceremony was made at the luxurious hotel Moon Palace, where the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, and some personalities gave their speeches. You hear much about participation and transparency in the process of this Summit, heard much of challenges and opportunities, especially the idea of sustainable development and economic growth can go hand in hand. Already some organizations present at the official Forum criticized these mercantilist attitudes and lack of real transparency, as other worlds Chiapas / friends of the Earth Mexico, who participated in a press conference together with friends of the Earth International, Jubilee South and the third world network, demanding that not is again repeating the Copenhagen process and urging the need for commitments strong in reducing emissions of industrialized countries to combat the consequences of climate already real and urgent way is is living in many parts of the world. It should be noted as the source of cited information, points out that from Chiapas, convened by other worlds, will arrive Saturday day 4 more than 250 people who want to hear their voices, learn and share about what is climate change, its causes and its consequences, and express that it can not be business of tragedy harder which mankind may face in these moments. For this reason, with the legacy slogan of the organisations present in Copenhagen, will be heard in Cancun, the change the system, not the climate. Also says that during the interventions of some representatives of industrialized countries, like the United States and the European Union, were put on the table the lack of strong commitment to have real solutions to combat climate change. .