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Wednesday, December 8, 1999

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  • Battle in Seattle: Women Talk About the Future

    Much of the media coverage of the WTO protests has focused on what many say is wrong with the trade organization. Last Friday we brought you the voices

  • Teacher Arrested at WTO Writes a Letter to His Judge

    We now bring you words from Blas Bonpane, Jr., a high school teacher from Humboldt, California, who was arrested at the anti-WTO protests in Seattle last week. Bonpane was walking near the Sheraton Hotel and Towers when three officers threw him to the ground without warning. When Bonpane asked one of the officers if they were arresting him because of his anti-WTO pin, he said yes.

  • High School Students at Anti-WTO Protests Give Media a Quiz On WTO

    Yesterday, students at Seattles Nova High School issued a friendly challenge to the Seattle media who covered meetings and protests. The students, who are taking a class in economic globalization, invited reporters from newspapers and radio and television stations who covered the WTO related events to answer ten basic questions about the philosophy, structure and history of the global trade body. The students, who last week witnessed the tear gas of the Seattle police firsthand, are acting in the tradition of Ralph Nader. In 1994 Nader offered members of Congress $10,000 to the charity of their choice if they could sign an affidavit stating that they had read the WTO agreement and could pass a ten question quiz on the organization.