After Seattle: Strategic Thinking About Movement Building

Authors

  • Martin Hart-Landsberg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-052-03-2000-07_8

Keywords:

Labor

Abstract

The Seattle anti-World Trade Organization (WTO) actions have justifiably generated a lot of excitement, renewed political activism, and considerable serious discussion on the left about next steps. For the first time in a long time, we are in the position to think and act strategically, with movement-building in mind. In what follows, I evaluate the Seattle experience; examine several political initiatives; explore the relationships among issues, campaigns, and movements; and suggest political criteria and a program of action to guide our organizing efforts. My aim is to help achieve the political clarity and unity necessary to realize the potential of the period.

Published

2000-07-08

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