Seattle Diary: It's a Gas, Gas, Gas
Five Days That Shook the World: 15 Years On…

St. Clair, Jeffrey

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  05/12/2014
Year Published:  2014   First Published:  1999
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17077

On this week Seattle was so tightly wound that it primed to crack. The city, which practiced drills to prepare itself against possible biological or chemical warfare by WTO opponents, was about to witness its own police department gas its streets and neighborhoods. By the end of the week, much of Seattle’s shiny veneer had been scratched off, the WTO talks had collapsed in futility and acrimony and a new multinational popular resistance had blackened the eyes of global capitalism and its shock troops, if only for a few raucous days and nights.

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