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Activists Organize Protests to Greet Elite Delegates at World Economic Forum.
19 Jan 2002
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Michael Dolan, deputy director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, who discusses the history of the World Economic Forum., the planned protests and the concern that in the post-Sept. 11 environment in New York City.
Activists Organize Protests to Greet Elite Delegates at World Economic Forum in NYC Jan. 31 to Feb. 4

Between The Lines' Scott Harris.

From Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, more than 1,500 corporate leaders and their political allies will be gathering in New York City for the meeting of the World Economic Forum. The annual meeting held in Davos, Switzerland since 1971, was moved to New York City this year due in part to growing protests at the Swiss Alps ski resort in recent years by groups opposed to the forum's agenda promoting corporate-led globalization.

Over the years, discussions at the World Economic Forum have spawned the creation of controversial institutions such as the World Trade Organization and have supported free trade economic policies. Similar to what's occurred at other recent global summit meetings, thousands of labor, environmental and student activists, from the U.S. and around the world, are planning to greet the elite delegates as they come to New York for the forum with protests, street theater and teach-ins.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Michael Dolan, deputy director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, who discusses the history of the World Economic Forum, the planned protests and the concern that in the post-Sept. 11 environment in New York City, police may not tolerate dissent and label those engaged in direct action as "terrorists"(A RealAudioVersion of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).

Contact Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch by calling (202) 546-4996 or visit their Web site at: www.tradewatch.org

Related links:
www.weforum.orgWorld Economic Forum
www.studentsforglobaljustice.org, World Economic Forum Conference and National Student Mobilization, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, Columbia University, New York City. See conference schedule.
www.anotherworldispossible.org
www.abolishthebank.org
nyc.indymedia.org
www.globalizethis.org

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See also:
http://www.wpkn.org/wpkn/news/btl012502.html
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