Davos: The Left Didn’t Eat the Rich. The Rich Ate the Left. | Opinion

On September 11, 2000, the “S11 Alliance,” comprised of Australia’s Democratic Socialist Party, the International Socialist Organization, the Socialist Alternative, the Workers’ Power and an assortment of other socialist, environmental and anarchist groups, participated in one of the largest-ever protests against the World Economic Forum.

Over the course of a few days, over 10,000 people—overwhelmingly from the political Left—descended on the Crown Towers and the surrounding areas, where Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF) was hosting its Asia-Pacific Economic Summit.

Though the Alliance’s stated goal to stop the conference in totality was never realized, activists took solace from the large turnouts, the police confrontations that highlighted the state’s defense of corporate attendees and a large-scale public awareness campaign that ensued as a result of their direct action.

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Good, short read. ABN

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