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Massachusetts Global Action is a statewide grassroots network and
membership organization, founded in August 2004 to help communities
challenge the negative effects of corporate globalization in the
Commonwealth. MGA was formed by the merger of the
Campaign on Contingent Work (CCW)
and the Massachusetts Anti-Corporate Clearinghouse (MACC).
CCW was founded in 1998 and for over 6 years was on the forefront of
educating and mobilizing in support of workers in temp, part-time and
other contingent jobs. CCW spearheaded the organizing of the
Boston Social Forum.
MACC was founded in November of 2002 and did groundbreaking work for
2 years on issues ranging from water privatization to the connections
between US corporations and US Foreign Policy. MACC helped staff the
Boston Social Forum.
The Boston Social Forum was a 20-month organizing effort culminating in
the historic July 2004 gathering at UMass
Boston of 5000 people who came together for three days of
progressive networking and education in over 35 different subject areas.
Over 100 organizations took part in the planning of this event and as
the first major social forum in North America it provided both a
blueprint and a glimpse at the possibilities that social forums hold for
developing a multi-facetted resistance to corporate globalization.
Massachusetts Global Action is an organization dedicated to
challenging the negative effects of corporate globalization in
Massachusetts. We work with individuals and organizations around the
state to reverse the privatization of public resources, to expand the
social safety net, to shift the tax burden away from individuals and
back to businesses, to create good jobs for all with living wages and
full benefits, to help develop economic alternatives to the existing
model of "winner-take-all" capitalism, and to save the environment for
future generations. We will do this as a membership organization and as
the hub of a network of like-minded organizations. We will encourage
progressive social, political, economic and cultural activism for a
better state, nation and planet.