clarification on WTO protests

Kathryn Aegis (
Wed, 01 Dec 1999 08:42:12

The question has been asked--what made me think that neoluddites were involved in the WTO protests in Seattle?

It is true that many different protests converged in one place, and that gets confusing. A review of the recent coverage reveals that many of the organizers involved are connected to groups who organized the protests against genetically-altered foodstuffs in Europe. In particular Jose Beauvei (sorry, dont' know the spelling), who led a group that demolished a McDonalds in protest of hormonally enhanced beef imported from America.

Social justice, free trade and labor concerns form the basis of many objections to emergent technologies, and coalitions are being formed on that basis.

Take care,
Kathryn Aegis