v. To attack globalization and corporate power only by protesting at one trade-related summit after another.
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Despite differences, groups on both sides of the Atlantic are remarkably coordinated - almost entirely through the Internet. E-mail and Web postings are vital to networking and sharing information. Most groups operate on shoestrings, so can't "summit-hop" outside their region.
—Malcom Foster, “Peeling away the radical image of the anti-globalization movement,” The Associated Press, June 10, 2001
But Klein brings the same irreverence to her own ranks. Recently in The Nation, she questioned the ongoing quest for "the next Seattle" by summit-hopping protesters: "Is this really what we want — a movement of meeting-stalkers, following the trade bureaucrats as if they were the Grateful Dead?"
—Brian D. Johnson, “Naomi and the Brand-New Left,” Maclean's, March 12, 2001
2000 (earliest)
'Summit Hopping' — the process by which all the energies of the activist groups go into organising one summit protest after another, leaving them little time for grass-root work — is now under attack from within. The summit protests attract media attention but that they have no other impact is the substance of this critique.
—“What are they protesting about?,” The Hindu, October 08, 2000
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