CUPE’s international solidarity policy calls globalization what it really is – the ultimate power grab by greedy corporations. Locally and globally connects the need for peace and human security with the importance of challenging international trade agreements and the corporate push for economic and social control of communities and nations. Privatization, deregulation and the growing economic gap between people and countries are all aspects of globalization – hitting hardest at women, Aboriginal communities and people of colour.
Countering the corporate agenda takes local action that’s plugged into massive globalized resistance. That means connecting in solidarity with workers around the world, and being trained and prepared to use direct action and non-violent civil disobedience to stop privatization and undemocratic trade deals. Locally and globally shows fighting back can stop globalization and exploitation in our backyard and around the planet. A better world is possible – a world where solidarity builds peace, security and equality.