Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Battle In Seattle: Slow Before Its Time

My husband Paul writes about our participation in the anti-WTO "Battle In Seattle" seven years ago. Many of the values of the Slow Life movement were implicit in the parades and protests against oppressive trade policies and globalization of the food supply. Now they're making a movie of the Battle In Seattle and some of our friends were hired as extras. Let's hope they get the movie right: The Battle In Seattle was about saving the world from the ravages of corporate greed, not serving up media images of cops in riot gear and kids choking on tear gas. If the real story gets told, the film may help enlighten the world about the shining truth of a proud moment in the city's history.

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