What does a subsistence farmer in China, an industrial worker in the United States, a school teacher in Central America, a s single mother of three in one of Brazil's abundant favelas, a child working in sweatshop conditions in Bangladesh, a small shop owner trying to sell his or her products in order to put food on the table, a miner in the diamond pits of Sierra Leone, a black musician in South Africa, a taxi driver in any Western European city, a homeless person in the streets of Paris, and a prostitute geing held by her captives in a brothel in Prague have in common? The fact that they are all oppressed by the world capitalist system, a system that spares no life - and leaves no stone unturned in its drive for global domination. Many have realized this and are growing so tired of being pushed around that they are finally beginning to fight back, and as people's participation in social activism increases, so does their interest in social movements. The recent demonstrations against the Iraq war are unprecedented in size and geographical scope, and the anti-globalization movement gets ever more vigorous and larger each day. Every second there are people questioning our current system and wondering if a better world is possible. Others, however, have given up hope. This book articulates for everyone the fundamental reasons why the majority of the people in the world are oppressed and offers ideas for a healthy, liberating struggle that does not seek to seize state power. More importantly, this book will empower you with the idea that a better world is indeed possible - if we fight for it.