Stop the WTO — and Bring Some Coleslaw
Many environmentalists and other anti-globalization activists are planning to gather in Seattle on 30 Nov. to mark the one-year anniversary of much-publicized protests against the World Trade Organization. Thousands are expected, though far fewer than the estimated 50,000 who hit the city’s streets last year, calling for trade policies to be made more friendly to the environment and workers around the world. Activists are planning teach-ins, marches, and a “global potluck” featuring vegan barbecue and organic apples. “It’s important to continue to educate the public about what’s going on,” said Chris Cain of Global Action Seattle. The Seattle Police Department is preparing for the occasion by inventorying its riot gear.
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