Seattle, November-December 1999: the third meeting of the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization. President Clinton was the host. Political leaders came from around the world. The news media-global, national, and local-were there in full force. As were the protesters. For the political leaders who believed that freer trade would improve their economies this was the place to be. For those who believed that freer trade would have a detrimental impact on people and the environment this was also the place to be. It was the point of resistance. For reporters and camera crews the conflict between leaders and protesters was the story of the week. Hence, it was the place to be for them, as well. It was a combustible combination that moved arguments about the globalizing economy from arcane bits hidden on back pages to the center stage provided by global media.
BEER, FRANCIS A. and BOYNTON, G. ROBERT, "Resisting the Globalizing Economy in Seattle" (1999). Political Science Faculty Contributions. 27.
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