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After Thousands Hit the Streets of Midtown Manhattan to Protest Against the World Economicforum, Activists Talk About Direct Action Strategies

February 04, 2002
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Guests

Starhawk

author, Pagan Cluster organizer and anti-globalization activist

Seydina Senghor

cofounder, Jubilee 2000, an organization working to cancel the debt in the global South

More than a thousand corporate chief executives gathered in conference rooms World Economic Forum this weekend. Butin four days of nonstop talking, the Enron scandal was hardly mentioned; when it was, the emphasis was lax businesspractices and how every recession brings down some big company, rather than on the apparent fraud at the heart ofEnron’s collapse Several of the groups organizing this weekend’s protests have planned a demonstration this afternoonoutside the Manhattan offices of Anderson Accounting, demanding that they open the books.

It’s one of many actions taking place during this long weekend of protest against the World Economic Forum. But wewant to talk about protest tactics today, about creative puppeteering in the streets and about civil disobedience.

Guests:

  • David Solnit, Arts in Action and the Art and Revolution collective in San Francisco.
  • L.A. Kauffman, radical journalist, activist and organizer, and author of the upcoming book ??DirectionAction: the Search for a Radical Renewal.

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