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A Bangalore conference in March was preceded by two screenings of a video describing a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions:

“On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power.

“At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization”.

By bringing together representatives from a broad range of grassroots initiatives from India and abroad, ISEC aimed to deepen the dialogue between North and South, and contribute to a broad people’s movement, in favor of developing localized sustainable alternatives to corporate globalization both in India and beyond.

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