Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/30/09
WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!!
On November 30th, 1999, the streets of Seattle were taken over by a people's revolt, the first of what would be many such uprisings against the secretive economic policies of the World Trade Organization, Both inside and outside of the Seattle summit, seeds of discontent had grown into cries of outrage at the injustice of trade policies that favored profit over people and the environment. Ten years later, we take a look back at the breaking point in Seattle in 1999, which marked the birth of both the Movement for Global Justice and the Indymedia network - what happened then, what's happened since, and where the Movement is at today. Stay tuned for an all-day special from 8 am to 8 pm on Monday November 30th.
8 am - WTO background: What's wrong with the WTO, historical overview
9 am – Old Mole Collective: Focus on the historical significance of 1999 WTO protests - particularly on the unprecedented collaboration between labor/environmental groups.
10 am - 10:15 WTO-focused edition of Air Cascadia: News on 10th anniversary commemorations around the world
10:15 - 11:00 Barbara Bernstein - Tar Sands, Copenhagen and how peak oil connects to WTO
11:00 - 12:00 Indymedia: how it all started in 1999
12:00 - 1:00 How the Seattle convergence was organized: consensus process, third-world reps, etc.
1:00 - 2:00 Accounts/archival footage of the protest
2:00 - 2:15 Radio theatre skit on WTO
2:15 - 3:00 Discussion of diversity of tactics
3:00 - 4:00 Protests since N30/repression and counterinsurgency techniques by the government
4:00 - 5:00 Democracy Now!
5:00 - 6:00 News
6:00 - 6:30 Labor Radio
6:30 - 8:00 Live discussion with activists: state of the movement/where do we go from here