The Davos Is in the Details
Anti-globalization protesters are swarming to the ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland, to demonstrate against the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, an elite group that includes representatives from 1,000 of the world’s largest corporations. Organizers of the meeting, which begins today, say they have given environmentalists, unions, and other activists an unprecedented amount of access to the session. But the lefties aren’t satisfied and have organized an alternative conference in Davos to address issues of fair trade and ways to make corporations more accountable to public interests. Some 10,000 activists are also expected to attend the World Social Forum, a parallel meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil.