Speaking Event: Smashing the WTO in Seattle, 1999

When & Where
Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Street 2 Blocks from Ashby BART
Berkeley, CA
November 18, 2012 - 7:15pm - 8:45pm

A discussion with people who were there recalling what happened and how lessons we might have learned then could apply to the struggle now.

In 1999, 50,000 people shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle despite tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullet attacks from thousands of heavily armed police. Those who were there recall it as the most comprehensive take over and occupation of a city they ever witnessed. How was the action pulled together and why can't we repeat actions like this?

November's Long Haul oral history project will discuss the Battle of Seattle with a number of people who were there. The oral history project happens at Long Haul the third Sunday of every month.