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November 30, 1999, is seen as a day of infamy-the day the World Trade Organization was battled head-on in Seattle. Media coverage, with its images of gas masks, tear-gas victims, bullying cops, rampaging hoodlums, and ruffled WTO dignitaries, presented a riveting picture of violence in the streets. But there was another battle of far greater consequence. People from around the world converged that day to show solidarity for working people and to voice their concerns about child labor, the environment, and global economic justice.
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About the Author
Janet Thomas was born in Wales and lived in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, before moving to Seattle when she was sixteen. She has lived within ferry range of Seattle for more than 30 years. The former editor of Spa magazine, Janet has written a book on hostel travel, now lives on San Juan Island in Washington.
Table of Contents
|1||Turtle Island: in Which Ben White Takes a Bath and the Turtles Take the Day||17|
|2||The Winding Path: in Which Religion and Politics Have Everything to Do with One Another||31|
|3||War and Peace: in Which Father and Daughter Present "Incredible Feats of Stupidity"||36|
|4||The ABCs of the WTO: in Which We Make Alphabet Soup and Even Try to Eat It||48|
|5||On Getting Personal and Going Public: in Which a Personal Watercraft by Any Other Name Is Not Allowed||57|
|6||Shrink to Fit: in Which the WTO Takes to the Couch, the Therapist Answers the Questions, and the Daughter Wins the Contest||64|
|7||Sitting It Out: in Which the Students Lead the Way and the Police Use the Spray||75|
|8||Do Look Back: in Which History Can Be Found||90|
|9||A Circle of Jubilee: in Which We All Get Wet and Cancel the Debt||96|
|10||The Thin Place: in Which the Questions Are the Answer||108|
|11||Mr. President, There's a Fly in My Alphabet Soup: in Which Citizen Soriano Speaks Up and Acts Out||111|
|12||It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: in Which Grass Roots Are Always Greener||121|
|13||No Island Is an Island: in Which the Streets Are Filled with Yearning||133|
|14||Love's Labor Found: in Which the Oiler Is a Union Girl||137|
|15||Women Turn Out: in Which Nipples Are a Trade Barrier||148|
|16||The Post-WTO Cafe: in Which There's No Leader, No Budget, and No Donuts||157|
|17||The Universe in a Grain of Rice: in Which Farming Is Not Forever||168|
|18||The Nature of Life: in Which Wealth Has Nothing to Do with Money||178|
|19||From Books to Booked: in Which All Things Are Arresting||186|
|20||In Treaties We Trust: in Which It's Not a White World After All||198|
|21||Getting It Together: in Which We All Get What We Want and Need What We Get||203|
|Some Suggested Reading||228|