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Protest activity surrounding the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999, which was to be the launch of a new millennial round of trade negotiations, occurred on November 30, 1999 (nicknamed "N30" on similar lines to J18 and similar mobilizations), when the World Trade Organization (WTO) convened at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington. [1]

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The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States.

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AK Press is a worker-managed independent publisher and book distributor that specialises in radical left and anarchist literature.

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Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates stateless societies, often defined as self-governed, voluntary institutions, but that several authors have defined as more specific institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations.

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Anti-capitalism encompasses a wide variety of movements, ideas and attitudes that oppose capitalism.

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The anti-globalization movement, or counter-globalisation movement, is a social movement critical of the globalization of corporate capitalism.

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A banner drop is the act of putting a banner in place as a protest tactic.

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A battalion is a military unit.

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Battle in Seattle is a 2007 political action film and the directorial debut of actor Stuart Townsend.

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William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

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A black bloc is a tactic for protests and marches where individuals wear black clothing, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, motorcycle helmets with padding, or other face-concealing and face-protecting items.

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Breaking the Spell is a 1999 anarchist documentary, directed by Tim Lewis, Tim Ream, and Sir Chuck A. Rock.

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French: Société Radio-Canada), officially branded as CBC/Radio-Canada, is a Canadian crown corporation that serves as the national public radio and television broadcaster.

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The Global Carnival Against Capital took place on Friday, 18 June 1999.

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The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) is an American nonprofit investigative journalism organization whose stated mission is "to reveal abuses of power, corruption and dereliction of duty by powerful public and private institutions in order to cause them to operate with honesty, integrity, accountability and to put the public interest first." With over 50 staff members, CPI is one of the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative centers in America.

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Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power.

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Civil society is the "aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens." Civil society includes the family and the private sphere, referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business.

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A constitutional right can be a prerogative or a duty, a power or a restraint of power, recognized and established by a sovereign state or union of states.

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A curfew is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply.

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Daniel Keenan "Dan" Savage (born October 7, 1964) is an American gay activist, author, media pundit, and journalist.

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Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia.

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David Rolfe Graeber (born 12 February 1961) is an American anthropologist and anarchist activist, perhaps best known for his 2011 volume Debt: The First 5000 Years.

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Democracy Now! is a daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated news hour that airs on more than 1,250 radio, television, satellite and cable TV networks around the globe.

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The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party.

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Direct action occurs when a group takes an action which is intended to reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a possible solution to a social issue.

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Direct Action Network (DAN) was a North American confederation of anti-corporate, anti-authoritarian and anarchist affinity groups, collectives, and organizations.

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Downtown is the central business district of Seattle, Washington.

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A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes.

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Economic globalization is the increasing economic integration and interdependence of national, regional and local economies across the world through an intensification of cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies and capital.

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The Electrohippies Collective (Ehippies) is an international group of internet activists based in Oxfordshire, England, whose purpose is to express disapproval of governmental policies of mass media censorship and control of the Internet "in order to provide a 'safe environment' for corporations to do their deals." (PDF) December 2000 communiqué of Electrohippies Collective.

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Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon.

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The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Free trade is a policy followed by some international markets in which countries' governments do not restrict imports from, or exports to, other countries.

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The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) (Área de Libre Comercio de las Américas, Zone de libre-échange des Amériques, Área de Livre Comércio das Américas, Vrijhandelszone van Amerika) was a proposed agreement to eliminate or reduce the trade barriers among all countries in the Americas, excluding Cuba.

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Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) is an American politician.

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Global Exchange is an advocacy group and non-governmental organization (NGO), based in San Francisco, California, United States.

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A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.

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Gregory J. "Greg" Nickels (born August 7, 1955) was the 51st mayor of Seattle, Washington.

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The Independent Media Center (also known as Indymedia or IMC) is a global open publishing network of journalist collectives that report on political and social issues.

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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is a labor union in the United States and Canada.

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The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is an independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, DC, of "188 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world".

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The Internet Archive is a San Francisco-based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge".

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Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the "Wobblies").

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Jubilee 2000 was an international coalition movement in over 40 countries that called for cancellation of third world debt by the year 2000.

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The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is a local police agency in King County, Washington.

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Llewellyn Harrison "Lew" Rockwell, Jr. (born July 1, 1944) is an American libertarian author and editor, self-professed anarcho-capitalist, a promoter of the Austrian School of economics, and founder and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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A Molotov cocktail (Polttopullo or Molotovin koktaili, Cóctel Molotóv, Molotowcocktail), also known as a petrol bomb, poor man's grenade, fire bomb (not to be confused with an actual fire bomb) or just Molotov, is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons.

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The Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) was a draft agreement negotiated between members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) between 1995 and 1998.

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A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business.

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Norman Harvey Stamper (born 1944) is an American former chief of police and writer.

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The North–South divide is broadly considered a socio-economic and political divide.

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Paul E. S. Schell (born Paul Ervin Schlachtenhaufen; October 8, 1937 – July 27, 2014), served as the 50th mayor of Seattle, Washington.

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Peoples' Global Action (PGA) is the name of a worldwide co-ordination of radical social movements, grassroots campaigns and direct actions in resistance to capitalism and for social and environmental justice.

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Pepper spray, also known as OC spray (from "oleoresin capsicum"), OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.

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Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.

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In the abstract, property is that which belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing.

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RAND Corporation (Research ANd Development) is a nonprofit global policy think tank originally formed by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces.

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Rebecca Solnit (born June 24, 1961) is a writer who lives in San Francisco, California.

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The Republican National Convention (RNC) is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States.

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Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Seattle Center is a park, arts, and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington.

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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, except for the campus of the University of Washington, for which responsibility falls to the University of Washington Police Department.

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (popularly known as the Seattle P-I, the Post-Intelligencer, or simply the P-I) is an online newspaper and former print newspaper covering Seattle, Washington, United States, and the surrounding metropolitan area.

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Soft power is a concept developed by Joseph Nye of Harvard University to describe the ability to attract and co-opt rather than coerce, use force or give money as a means of persuasion.

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A stun grenade, also known as a flash grenade or flashbang, is a non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient an enemy's senses.

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Tear gas, formally known as a lachrymatory agent or lachrymator (from the Latin lacrima, meaning "tear"), is a chemical weapon that causes severe eye, respiratory, and skin irritation, pain, vomiting, and even blindness.

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The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, a successor to William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator.

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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.

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The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc.

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Vandalism is "action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property".

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Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

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The Washington Army National Guard is a component of the United States Army and the Washington National Guard based in Washington.

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The Washington State Convention Center is a convention center in Seattle, Washington.

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The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is the state police agency for the U.S. state of Washington.

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Wendy McElroy (born 1951) is a Canadian individualist anarchist and individualist feminist.

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The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization which regulates international trade.

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The WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 was a meeting of the World Trade Organization, convened at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, USA, over the course of three days, beginning November 30, 1999.

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30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle 2000 is a documentary film shot during the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity and contains interviews with many of the protest leaders.

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The 81st Armored Brigade Combat Team is a modular brigade of the United States Army National Guard based in Washington and California and is subordinate to the 40th Infantry Division.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Seattle_WTO_protests

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