Seattle WTO Protests
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the massive demonstrations that took place during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle.
This is a link to the first video in a five-part series put together by Deep Dish TV using footage from numerous independent media sources. The video was taken during the many workshops and meetings that were held before the conference and the large protests began. It gives a good picture of the excitement that was in the air here in Seattle leading up to the WTO conference, and the way that it brought people from all walks of life into the workshops and marches – teen environmentalists in turtle suits, steelworkers, members of congress, young rappers, church members rallying for third world debt relief, and, of course, hippies with puppets.
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