This article emphasises the activity of what will be referred to as the alter-globalisation movement rather than the antiglobalisation movement, as I consider this a more accurate description of the global movement against neo-liberalism. It also examines the global state of emergency which has become increasingly evident since September 11, 2001. My aim is to help understand how and why this state of emergency was manifested during the APEC week in Sydney, September 2007. To shed more light on the implications of the state of emergency, the article traces a history of confrontations between those advocating neo-liberal globalisation and those opposing it.
Recommended CitationSouthall, Nick, State of emergency: the violence of the Sydney 2007 APEC meeting, Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 10(1), 2010, 5-22.