Making Contact

Making Contact – Trade Shifts: Reflections on the Seattle WTO Protests

Ten years ago, the word “globalization” was made a household term. On November 30th, 1999, tens of thousands of people shook the streets of Seattle, Washington, in protest of the World Trade Organization. The WTO symbolized the corporate takeover of human needs and the environment.

On this edition, we revisit the voices from that week. And, we find out how global economic forces have shifted in the past decade.


Gopal Dayaneni, anti-globalization activist; Mohau Pheko, representative of the Africa Trade Network at the 1999 Seattle WTO meeting; Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute; Chuck Collins, co-founder of United for a Fair Economy and Wealth for the Common Good.


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