Subject: [BRC-NEWS] The Best of the “Battle in Seattle”
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 10:57:21 -0500
From: Art McGee <>

Hi Folks,

Wow! I can’t even remember how much email I received in the last week regarding the WTO and “Globalization.” If I said 1,000 messages that would be a serious understatement.

In order to relieve you of the burden of being flooded with so much information, which would have been counterproductive, I instead decided to send a compilation of the most important sites containing news and information about the WTO and the events in Seattle last week, which you can browse at your leisure.

If most of what you know about the protests and demonstrations was what you read/heard/saw in the mainstream media, you’re in for a shock:

Emperors New Clothes

(In particular, take a look at an article called “Collateral Damage in Seattle” at )

Independent Media Center

(They were ground zero for alternative media coverage of the WTO events)

Public Citizen/Global Trade Watch

(Take a look at “A Citizen’s Guide to the WTO” at address )

ZNet/Z Magazine

(Lots of original commentaries from many famous Leftists)

Corporate Watch

(Always my favorite site on just about any subject they tackle)


(A good collection of articles summarizing many of the issues)

Left Business Observer

(On the ground reports and photos from Doug Henwood)

Democracy Now

(Pacifica Radio archived feed that you can listen to with RealPlayer)

National Lawyers Guild

(They’re helping with the legal issue of getting protestors out of jail)


(Spoof of the official WTO/GATT site. The only difference is the truth!)


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Global Exchange

Food First

The Preamble Center

Postcards from Seattle

Ruckus Society/Globalize This!

Mid-Atlantic Infoshop

People for Fair Trade

World Trade Observer

Art & Revolution/Direct Action Network

Third World Network

Direct Action Media Network

Grist Magazine


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