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The Legacy of the “Battle of Seattle”

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 The Legacy of the “Battle of Seattle”

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The text discusses the pivotal role of the Direct Action Network in shutting down meetings during a protest, with a focus on the involvement of labor unions like AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and steelworkers. There was a split between localized and national leadership regarding confrontational civil disobedience tactics. Despite initial hesitance from some leaders, success in stopping the meetings led to increased enthusiasm for such actions. However, post-9/11 events shifted focus from corporate governance protests to anti-war efforts due to fears and changes in priorities.

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