The Battle in Seattle | 45


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On November 30, 1999, thousands of protestors locked arms and marched into downtown Seattle.

They surrounded a convention center where a conference organized by the World Trade Organization was set to take place over the next four days.

Most of the demonstrators were peaceful but among their ranks was a small core of protestors dressed in black clothes and ski masks waiting for the right moment to unleash violence and mayhem.

It was one of the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in US history and marked the unofficial start of the anti-globalization movement. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the rise of anti-globalization and the Battle in Seattle.


John Sellers: Executive Director & Co-Founder of The Other 98

Twitter: @other98

Norm Stamper: Former Seattle Police Chief & Author

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Lesley Wood: Associate Professor of Sociology at York University & Author

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