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The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle


Manufacturer: AK Press

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With the World Trade Organization in retreat globally, do we remember the seeds of the anti-capitalist movements that blossomed and, on November 30, 1999, brought Seattle to a standstill? Released just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Seattle WTO protests, this collection confronts the challenges of historical memory, and suggests just how much we have to learn from (and about) the past decade of activism against globalization. 

David Solnit recounts the story of his consultation with Battle In Seattle: The Movie and tells how a group of Seattle activists intervened in the Hollywood star-studded docudrama to challenge and change the story. He dispels damaging movement myths by highlighting the organizing, strategy, and dynamics that sparked the retreat of corporate globalization. 

Rebecca Solnit tells of her battle with the New York Times, challenging their repeated misinformation about the Seattle protests – including her written exchanges with the editors – and reflects on how corporate media's twisting of history impacts our future. 

Chris Dixon gives a view of Seattle "from the ground," offering an intimate look at N30 and the days surrounding it through the eyes of one of the event's core organizers. 

Published by AK Press, 2010.

Product Code: 9781904859635

Author: SOLNIT, David & SOLNIT, Rebecca

ISBN: 9781904859635

Publisher: AK Press

Binding: Paperback


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