WTO

N30: After Seattle

An article from Black Flag #219 on the aftermath of the Seattle anti-globalisation protests of November 30th 1999.

N30: Global Capitalism Global Protest

There were actions against the WTO all over the world, including Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Iceland, Turkey and the places below.

Article from Black Flag #219 about the protests on November 30th 1999.

N30: Stateless In Seattle

Fifty thousand on the streets, thirty thousand of them trade unionists... the WTO meeting abandoned... declaration of martial law... clouds of tear gas and volleys of rubber bullets... dockers shutting down West Coast ports from Seattle to San Pedro... hang on, we thought the class war was dead?!

From Black Flag #219, 2000.

WTO - Why Totemise Oppression?

A contribution to the "reflections on J18" collection.

Globalisation - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on globalisation and the struggle against it.

Seattle: the first US riot against 'globalisation'? - Loren Goldner

Loren Goldner's article for Undercurrent #8 on the anti-WTO protests which took place in Seattle in 1999.

All the worlds a rage? - Red and Black Notes

An examination of the then newly emerging anti-capitalist movement in the aftermath of "The battle of Seattle".

Sugar workers in Guyana on strike for second day

The sugar industry is Guyana's main employer

Sugar workers in Guyana came out in thousands to demand wage increases.

Hong Kong Phooey - WTO conference ends with the usual promises

After its Hong Kong summit, at which thousands of people demonstrated and fought with riot police SchNEWS examines the differences between the WTO’s words and its practices.

On tap at the WTO: Private water

The focus of the Hong Kong round for rich western nations is to squeeze every drop of money they can by privatising public services. When it comes to water systems, that can be deadly.