The global movement is broadly critical of the policies of economic neoliberalism, or “corporate globalization,” that has guided international trade and development since the closing decades of the 20th century. Varied communities organizing against the local and national consequences of neoliberal policies, especially in the global South, connect their actions with this wider effort.
* Industries have no respect for the environment. Large companies install their factories in third world countries, where environment legislation is more lax or almost nonexistent, they don’t only endangered, irreversibly, the biodiversity of the planet but also the native populations.
* Massive inflows of foreign investment in developing countries cannot be effectively absorbed, especially in regard to environmental protection and workers' rights. This is because developing countries standards and enforcement mechanisms are not as well established.
* Workers are seen as having their traditional lives irreversibly disrupted by globalization and/or being treated less favorably than the same multinationals would treat those in developed countries. In this instance, it is often recognized that local political sovereignty may not be enough; global rules are needed to ensure that multinationals can't exploit workers.
* Countries' individual cultures are becoming overpowered by Americanisation. Several of the largest US brands (McDonald's and Starbucks) face particular opposition.
* Even the most ardent pro-globlizers has to understand that globalization can hurt the poor in several ways in the short-term. For instance, as the reform process takes hold and trade policy reforms advance, there is a distinct possibility of a rise in the short-term unemployment rate, resulting in greater poverty for the unskilled and semiskilled labor. Developing economies...