WTO Shutdown: A Few Things From the WTO Shutdown I Carry Into the Future

We were part of the People's Global Action network, which came out of a series of Zapatista-initiated "Encuentro" gatherings. We used the phrase, "Our resistance will be as transnational as capital." (Photo: David Solnit)

WTO Shutdown: A Few Things From the WTO Shutdown I Carry Into the Future

There is an incredible opportunity to use street theater—art, dance, music, giant puppets, graffiti art and theater—and nonviolent direct action to simplify and dramatize the issues of corporate globalization and to develop and spread new and creative forms of resistance.

WTO Shutdown 20-Year Anniversary Series: The Shutdown WTO Organizers History Project and Common Dreams have produced this series of ten people's history accounts and forward-looking lessons from organizers who were in the streets of Seattle in 1999--at the very end of last century. Articles in the series--including archival photos and videos--will be published over ten days to commemorate and reflect on the events that happened 20 years ago this month. Read all the articles in the series here.

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