[Hpn] FW: N30 - WTO Protests - 1 Year Anniversary

chance martin streetsheet@sf-homeless-coalition.org
Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:32:17 -0700


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From: "Citiaction" <info@citiaction.org>
Reply-To: "Citiaction" <info@citiaction.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 03:43:32 -0800
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:@relay1.sfo.com;>
Subject: N30 - WTO Protests - 1 Year Anniversary

Please forward everywhere; sorry for any duplications.

November 30: "N30 - International Day of Solidarity Against Corporate
Globalization"=20

If, somehow, you hadn't already noticed, it may interest you to know that=8A

N30 2000, the one-year anniversary of the WTO protests

is right around the corner!

And Seattle invites you back to our streets. Organizations such as Jubilee
2000 Northwest, No to WTO/People's Assembly, King County Labor Council,
Citiaction, Sustainable Fisheries Alliance, Seattle Food Not Bombs, Tibetan
Rights Action Coalition, Global Action Seattle, Your Mother's Army,
Socialist Alternative, Basement Nation, IAM Productions, Seattle Black Cros=
s
Health Care Collective, and others are mobilizing for many different aspect=
s
of N30 week.=20

Last year on November 30, something incredible happened. We shut down the
WTO ministerial and built diverse coalitions right in the streets of
downtown Seattle. We should celebrate our solidarity, our community, and th=
e
amazing effect N30 1999 had on the entire world. While people around the
world have been fighting for years against the WTO and globalization, the
Seattle protests sent a message of strength, resistance, and hope to others
in the struggle.=20

Last year we got the message out about the destructive and exploitative
practices of the WTO. Today, we need to get the message out that the WTO is
still a threat to our communities and that the IMF, World Bank, and other
global institutions and transnational corporations are still busy at work
undermining our democracy. (Did somebody say Free Trade Agreement of the
Americas?) We have a lot of work to do, educating, organizing, community
building, revolutionizing=8A

Let's take the week of November 30 to celebrate our resistance to the
present course of globalization. If you can, come to Seattle and join us.
Call (206) 505-1554 ext. 1396 for help finding housing. If you can't make i=
t
to Seattle, we hope that you will be able to organize a solidarity event. I=
f
your community is planning an event, please let us know by emailing
n30-00@visto.com, so we can add it to our list.

We are compiling a list of all "N30" events around the world at
www.citiaction.org/home/n30/

Check out www.scn.org/wto/cal/ for a complete, detailed list of Seattle
events for the week of N30.



For live-streaming coverage of N30 events, go to www.microradio.net (in
Seattle, tune in to 89.1FM.)

A sampling of the week's events:

November 26:=20

3pm - Jam for Justice fundraiser at Tent City (El Centro de la Raza). Live
music and Food Not Bombs. $10 cover.

7pm and 9pm - "This Is What Democracy Looks Like," the feature-length film
about the WTO protests in Seattle, produced by the Independent Media Center
and Big Noise Films. At the Broadway Performance Hall (Broadway and Pine).
Sliding scale: $7-20.

November 29:=20

6-10pm - Jubilee 2000/People's Assembly "Night of Solidarity" teach-in and
cultural event, focusing on debt as a symptom of globalization. First Unite=
d
Methodist Church, at 5th and Marion in downtown Seattle.

7:00pm - Jam for Justice and the Independent Media Center present live musi=
c
and DJs at the Showbox on 1st and Pike in downtown Seattle. Tickets $10 at
the Showbox, the IMC, or the Speakeasy.

9:00pm - "Transmutations" Show for Social Justice, with Basement Nation, Th=
e
Flood, and other live music. Rainbow Tavern, on 45th and 8th in the
University District. Presented by Independent Action Media.

**November 30 - "N30"**

12:00pm - "Global Potluck" at Westlake Park (between 3rd and 4th, Pike and
Pine, in downtown Seattle). A giant cake will be delivered to Mayor Paul
Schell and Port Commissioner Pat Davis to thank them for helping to expose
the WTO. "No WTO" cookies and organic apples will be provided; bring good
food from the earth and your own fork.

12:34pm - Student/Worker Walk-out! Dance party, DJs, bands, cuisine by Food
Not Bombs. Gather at Seattle Central Community College (Broadway and Pine,
Seattle), eat, dance, rock out, then march downtown.

2:30pm - No to WTO/People's Assembly march from 4th and Jackson. Continuing
the resistance against the WTO, IMF, World Bank, and all imperialism.

Marches will meet at Westlake Park for music, speakers, street theater - a
celebration of solidarity in the streets and protest/rally against corporat=
e
globalization.=20

There may be a labor-sponsored event around 5pm at Victor Steinbrueck Park.
Still unconfirmed.=20

December 1:=20

11:00am - Mass Claims Filing (gather at 3rd and Jackson)

If you were gassed, sprayed, beaten, arrested, harassed, prevented from
protesting, prevented from going downtown, intimidated by what they saw on
TV, or in any other way harmed by the actions of the Seattle Police
Department and/or the City of Seattle during the WTO protests=8A you are
invited and encouraged to come down on December 1, fill out a claim form,
and march en masse to City Hall to file them. In every case filed so far,
the city has settled - to the tune of $2,500 - $10,000 a piece, so hundreds
filing at once could be extremely powerful. It's not about the money; it's
about strategy and ACCOUNTABILITY. (See
http://www.seattlecan.org/can/claims.asp for more info; also to see schedul=
e
of legal clinics being offered in the next couple weeks.)

December 2:=20

10:00am - 6:30pm (doors open at 9am) at Seattle Central Community College
(Broadway and Pine)

"Taking Back the Power: a community forum on local and global struggles for
justice."=20

It's not just about the WTO; it's about justice. A teach-in with a wide
variety of over 20 workshops including: Building Activist Skills,
Environmental Justice, Your Legal Right to Protest, Institutional Racism,
The ABC's of Globalization, Patents & the Ownership of Life, and many more.
Opening talk with local activists Tyree Scott (Northwest Labor and
Employment Office/LELO) and Hanna Petros (Ustawi, Jubilee 2000). Sponsors
include: The American Friends Service Committee, People's Coalition for
Justice, United for a Fair Economy, Citiaction, Jubilee 2000 NW, Roundtable
for Environmental and Economic Justice, NW Labor and Employment Law Office
(LELO), and Workers' Voices Coalition.



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FW: N30 - WTO Protests - 1 Year Anniversary



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From: "Citiaction" <info@citiaction.org>
Reply-To: "Citiaction" <info@citiaction.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 03:43:32 -0800
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:@relay1.sfo.com;>
Subject: N30 - WTO Protests - 1 Year Anniversary

Please forward everywhere; sorry for a= ny duplications.

November 30: "N30 - International Day of Solida= rity Against Corporate Globalization"

If, somehow, you hadn't already noticed, it may interest you to know that=8A<= B>

N30 2000, the one-year anniversary of the WTO protests

is right around the corner!

And Seattle invites you back to our streets. Organizations such as Jubilee = 2000 Northwest, No to WTO/People's Assembly, King County Labor Council, Citi= action, Sustainable Fisheries Alliance, Seattle Food Not Bombs, Tibetan Righ= ts Action Coalition, Global Action Seattle, Your Mother's Army, Socialist Al= ternative, Basement Nation, IAM Productions, Seattle Black Cross Health Care= Collective, and others are mobilizing for many different aspects of N30 wee= k.

Last year on November 30, something incredible happened. We shut down the W= TO ministerial and built diverse coalitions right in the streets of downtown= Seattle. We should celebrate our solidarity, our community, and the amazing= effect N30 1999 had on the entire world. While people around the world have= been fighting for years against the WTO and globalization, the Seattle prot= ests sent a message of strength, resistance, and hope to others in the strug= gle.

Last year we got the message out about the destructive and exploitative pra= ctices of the WTO. Today, we need to get the message out that the WTO is sti= ll a threat to our communities and that the IMF, World Bank, and other globa= l institutions and transnational corporations are still busy at work undermi= ning our democracy. (Did somebody say Free Trade Agreement of the Americas?)= We have a lot of work to do, educating, organizing, community building, rev= olutionizing=8A

Let's take the week of November 30 to celebrate our resistance to the prese= nt course of globalization. If you can, come to Seattle and join us. Call (2= 06) 505-1554 ext. 1396 for help finding housing. If you can't make it to Sea= ttle, we hope that you will be able to organize a solidarity event. If your = community is planning an event, please let us know by emailing
n30-00@visto.com, so we can add it to our list.

We are compiling a list of all "N30" events around the world at <= FONT SIZE=3D"2">www.citiaction.org/home/n30/

Check out www.scn.org/wto/cal/ for a complete, detailed list of Seattle eve= nts for the week of N30.



For live-streaming coverage of N30 events, go to www.microra= dio.net (in Seattle, tune in to 89.1FM.)

A sampling of the week's events:

November 26:


3pm - Jam for Justice fundraiser at Tent City (El Centro de la Raza). Live = music and Food Not Bombs. $10 cover.

7pm and 9pm - "This Is What Democracy Looks Like," the feature-le= ngth film about the WTO protests in Seattle, produced by the Independent Med= ia Center and Big Noise Films. At the Broadway Performance Hall (Broadway an= d Pine). Sliding scale: $7-20.

November 29:


6-10pm - Jubilee 2000/People's Assembly "Night of Solidarity" tea= ch-in and cultural event, focusing on debt as a symptom of globalization. Fi= rst United Methodist Church, at 5th and Marion in downtown Seattle.

7:00pm - Jam for Justice and the Independent Media Center present live musi= c and DJs at the Showbox on 1st and Pike in downtown Seattle. Tickets $10 at= the Showbox, the IMC, or the Speakeasy.

9:00pm - "Transmutations" Show for Social Justice, with Basement = Nation, The Flood, and other live music. Rainbow Tavern, on 45th and 8th in = the University District. Presented by Independent Action Media.

**November 30 - "N30"**


12:00pm - "Global Potluck" at Westlake Park (between 3rd and 4th,= Pike and Pine, in downtown Seattle). A giant cake will be delivered to Mayo= r Paul Schell and Port Commissioner Pat Davis to thank them for helping to e= xpose the WTO. "No WTO" cookies and organic apples will be provide= d; bring good food from the earth and your own fork.

12:34pm - Student/Worker Walk-out! Dance party, DJs, bands, cuisine by Food= Not Bombs. Gather at Seattle Central Community College (Broadway and Pine, = Seattle), eat, dance, rock out, then march downtown.

2:30pm - No to WTO/People's Assembly march from 4th and Jackson. Continuing= the resistance against the WTO, IMF, World Bank, and all imperialism.

Marches will meet at Westlake Park for music, speakers, street theater - a = celebration of solidarity in the streets and protest/rally against corporate= globalization.

There may be a labor-sponsored event around 5pm at Victor Steinbrueck Park.= Still unconfirmed.

December 1:


11:00am - Mass Claims Filing (gather at 3rd and Jackson)

If you were gassed, sprayed, beaten, arrested, harassed, prevented from pro= testing, prevented from going downtown, intimidated by what they saw on TV, = or in any other way harmed by the actions of the Seattle Police Department a= nd/or the City of Seattle during the WTO protests=8A you are invited and encou= raged to come down on December 1, fill out a claim form, and march en masse = to City Hall to file them. In every case filed so far, the city has settled = - to the tune of $2,500 - $10,000 a piece, so hundreds filing at once could = be extremely powerful. It's not about the money; it's about strategy and ACC= OUNTABILITY. (See http://www.seattlecan.org/can/claims.asp fo= r more info; also to see schedule of legal clinics being offered in the next= couple weeks.)

December 2:


10:00am - 6:30pm (doors open at 9am) at Seattle Central Community College (= Broadway and Pine)

"Taking Back the Power: a community forum on local and global struggle= s for justice."

It's not just about the WTO; it's about justice. A teach-in with a wide var= iety of over 20 workshops including: Building Activist Skills, Environmental= Justice, Your Legal Right to Protest, Institutional Racism, The ABC's of Gl= obalization, Patents & the Ownership of Life, and many more. Opening tal= k with local activists Tyree Scott (Northwest Labor and Employment Office/LE= LO) and Hanna Petros (Ustawi, Jubilee 2000). Sponsors include: The American = Friends Service Committee, People's Coalition for Justice, United for a Fair= Economy, Citiaction, Jubilee 2000 NW, Roundtable for Environmental and Econ= omic Justice, NW Labor and Employment Law Office (LELO), and Workers' Voices= Coalition.

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