WTO protests in Seattle

In 1999 CISPES and other Central America solidarity organizations joined together with unions, environmentalists, and community organizers from the U.S. and around the world in holding the first massive anti-corporate globalization protest in the United States.

The Central America solidarity movement contributed an internationalist perspective to this action and other anti-neoliberal organizing in the US since then; the message was that we all benefit from stopping the corporate expanse of power – it is not about “protectionism” of U.S. jobs or environment, and it is not about helping “others” in countries far away.  It is about struggling together for a better common future.

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