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The New Battle of Seattle


The New Battle of Seattle

Amy Goodman

It has been more than 15 years since tear gas filled the streets of Seattle and tens of thousands of people protested the meeting of the World Trade Organization, or WTO. That week of protests in late 1999 became known as “The Battle of Seattle,” as the grass-roots organizers successfully blocked world leaders, government trade ministers and corporate executives from meeting to sign a global trade deal that many called deeply undemocratic, harming workers’ rights, the environment and indigenous people globally.


Pathetically lame? Really?

What a useless comment. Change isn’t created through majoritarianism, and chang isn’t created by being a jerk.


Wow what a bore.