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The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations

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November 30, 1999, is seen as a day of infamy — the day the World Trade Organization was battled head-on in Seattle. Media coverage, with its images of gas masks, tear-gas victims, bullying cops, rampaging hoodlums, and ruffled WTO dignitaries, presented a riveting picture of violence in the streets. But there was another battle of far greater consequence. People from around the world converged that day to show solidarity for working people and to voice their concerns about child labor, the environment, and global economic justice.<P>That was the real picture of the day. But it was seen, felt, heard, and treasured only by the 40,000 to 50,000 "unseen" in Seattle. The unseen included rice farmers from Japan; teachers from Canada; religious leaders; steelworkers; longshoremen; experts in economics, the environment, and education; students; and the workers. These peaceful protesters paid tribute to a vision of fairness for all who contribute to our global well-being — often at the price of their own. Although this gathering was characterized as mere anarchy, something of positive consequence happened in the streets of Seattle. This is the story of international populism. And it's only just begun.

Book News Annotation:

An in-depth look at the anti-globalization rallies in Seattle in November, 1999, examining philosophical, ethical, and economic causes. Thomas, a Washington State author, reproduces correspondence between the organizations involved in protesting against globalization and the World Trade Organization and includes contact information for said organizations. Written for a popular audience.
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Synopsis:

The story behind and beyond the WTO demonstrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-230) and index.

About the Author

Janet Thomas was born in Wales and lived in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, before moving to Seattle when she was sixteen. She has lived within ferry range of Seattle for more than 30 years. The former editor of Spa magazine, Janet has written a book on hostel travel, now lives on San Juan Island in Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555911089
Author:
Thomas, Janet
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Location:
Golden, Colo. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Economics - International
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
Free trade
Subject:
Riots
Subject:
Foreign trade and employment
Subject:
Demonstrations
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Child labor
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-224
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 14 oz

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