[Audio] Trade Shifts: Reflections on the Seattle WTO Protests | Making Contact

Title: Trade Shifts: Reflections on the Seattle WTO Protests

Aired on: Making Contact

Date: December 2009

From the Making Contact website:

“Ten years ago, the word “globalization” was made a household term. On November 30th, 1999, tens of thousands of people shook the streets of Seattle, Washington, in protest of the World Trade Organization. The WTO symbolized the corporate takeover of human needs and the environment.

On this edition, we revisit the voices from that week. And, we find out how global economic forces have shifted in the past decade.


Gopal Dayaneni, organizer with Movement Generation; Mohau Pheko, representative of the Africa Trade Network at the 1999 Seattle WTO meeting; Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute; Chuck Collins, co-founder of United for a Fair Economy and Wealth for the Common Good.”

Listen to the interview online here.
[interview with Gopal Dayaneni begins at minute 24:13]