Wednesday, October 13, 1999

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  • Corporate Accounting Vs. Corporate Accountability

    As corporations become increasingly powerful, forces opposing corporate power are also gaining force around the world. This November, a broad array of environmental, labor and human rights activists plan to travel to Seattle, where dignitaries from all over the world will converge for a round of negotiations at the World Trade Organization. The activists plan to hold teach-ins, demonstrations, picketing and other activities to challenge corporate domination in international trade agreements.

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