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Tag: WTO Conference

Urban Politics #91: A Brief Review Of The Wto Panel II Report

August 25th, 2000

Seattle City Council members Nick Licata, Jan Drago, and Jim Compton led the efforts of the Seattle Council to examine what went wrong during the WTO Ministerial in order to prevent a similar outcome in the future. Through the leadership of these councilmembers, the city council passed Seattle City Council Resolution 30100. This resolution established an Accountability Review Committee (ARC) to “review events surrounding the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Seattle.”


Urban Politics #82: City Council’s WTO Accountability Review Committee

February 17th, 2000

The following preamble and workplan have been reviewed and shaped by leaders of the faith community, organized labor, police guild and civil rights organizations. It is not perfect but as Kathleen Taylor, ACLU Washington Executive Director has written, “The Council review is appropriately focusing on policy changes needed to prevent civil liberty abuses in the future. The Council rightly will not attempt to resolve specific claims of civil liberties violations. If the panels meet the high expectations set forth by Councilmember Compton’s Accountability Review Committee, the City will be well served.”


Urban Politics #77: The WTO Week

December 6th, 1999

I have received over 1,300 email messages from citizens regarding last week’s WTO Conference and the accompanying demonstrations. That’s not including another 3,000 emails that flooded our system which carried a single critical slogan in the subject line. So many messages were received, that the City Council’s computer system almost crashed.