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1999 Battle of Seattle & What is To Be Done
Date Sunday July 19
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Every July day has Laborfest events, some of which are missing from the red letter listings. This "al fresco" textbook for all of us will teach the importance of a general strike which we need to put an end to the profit motive that is the cause of the budget "crisis" and war. On July 19 at 10 a.m., a teach-in with a movie of the massive 1999 demonstration in Seattle to protest the anti-labor and anti-environment WTO and NAFTA will highlight the struggles of the current era.
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Organizer/AuthorLabor Creates All Wealth
Every July day has Laborfest events, some of which are missing from the red letter listings. This "al fresco" textbook for all of us will teach the importance of a general strike which we need to put an end to the profit motive that is the cause of the budget "crisis" and war. On July 19 at 10 a.m., a teach-in with a movie of the massive 1999 demonstration in Seattle to protest the anti-labor and anti-environment WTO and NAFTA will highlight the struggles of the current era.

July 19 (Sunday) 10:00 - 1:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 6 Hall, 255 9th St., San Francisco (Civic Center BART, Buses 12, 19, 27, 47)

Ten Years After the WTO, The North American Free Trade Zones
Speakers will include economist Richard Vogel who will present his document The North American Free Trade Zones (FTZs): US and Canadian Workers Need Not apply--Independent Trade Unions Keep Out!, labor historian and environmentalist Larry Shoup, Artist and activist David Solnit and other participants of WTO battle in Seattle. This is a free event.

It has been ten years since the “Battle In Seattle” when tens of thousands of trade unionists, community activists and environmentalists joined together on the streets to protest and shut down the WTO conference. This meeting will commemorate that event with reports, speakers and a video "Labor Battles The WTO."
See also:
http://www.combatingglobalization.com/
http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/vogel140406.html
http://www.berkeleygreens.org/community/larry-shoup.html
http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?ID=1975
http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?ID=2850
http://www.alternet.org/authors/6234
http://www.justicedesign.com/book_globalize_liberation.html
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/657/113/
http://archive.ilwu.org/0200/whatsay200.htm
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 15th, 2009 5:58 AM
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