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· They are also called “counter-hegemonic movements” and often seek to advance the goals of equality (social justice in general) and difference at the same time)

· This struggle or difference-in-equality and equality-in-diffeernce is a geature of many contemporary movements in condradiction to theose of the most recent past (Pablo Estebar)

· Internationally, the movement has held protests outside of meetings of institutions such as the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and the Group of Eight (G8) heavily industrialized nation

· Its own annual gathering, the World Social Forum, serves as a site for activist networking and transnational strategizing

· Movement participants have also launched campaigns targeting multinational corporations such as Nike and Monsanto, and have mobilized resistence to US-led military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan

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