by Tom Wetzel
from Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World, edited by David Solnit (City Lights Press, 2004).
Patterns of capital flows have a visible effect on working class communities in the United States. Some communities see closed plants, abandoned stores, boarded-up dwellings, scarce jobs. Such are signs of disinvestment. Capital has moved to some other site in the global production line.