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Ten years ago, the word “globalization” was made a household term. On November 30th, 1999, tens of thousands of people shook the streets of Seattle, Washington, in protest of the World Trade Organization. The WTO symbolized the corporate takeover of human needs and the environment.
On this edition, we revisit the voices from that week. And, we find out how global economic forces have shifted in the past decade.
Gopal Dayaneni, organizer with Movement Generation; Mohau Pheko, representative of the Africa Trade Network at the 1999 Seattle WTO meeting; Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute; Chuck Collins, co-founder of United for a Fair Economy and Wealth for the Common Good.
For More Information:
Focus on the Global South
Inequality and the Common Good
Institute for Policy Studies
International Forum on Globalization
San Francisco, CA
Jubilee USA Network
United for a Fair Economy
Wealth for the Common Good
Books and Films:
Five Days That Shook the World: The Battle for Seattle and Beyond
By Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair and Allan Sekula