Sunday, November 30, 2008
Seattle WTO Shutdown 9 Year Anniversary: 5 Lessons for Today
by David Solnit
"What lessons can we learn from the shutdown of the 1999 WTO Ministerial in Seattle 9 years ago today and from the last decade and a half of global justice organizing as we face today's major crises under an Obama Administration? This was the question a group of organizers from different parts of the last decades of global justice organizing responded to last week at a forum in New York City put together by Deep Dish TV, an independent video/media pioneer. Here are my thoughts..."
Click the link above to read David's comments on social movements, the WTO, the Obama Administration, and five organizing lessons:
1) UPROOT THE SYSTEM
2) ORGANIZE STRATEGICALLY
3) PEOPLE POWER
4) EXPERIMENT IN THE LABORATORY OF RESISTANCE
5) TELL STORIES
Photo by Al Crespo, from wtohistory.org; article from CommonDreams.org.