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December 6, 1999 | The Nation

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December 6, 1999

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Editorials

The thousands of demonstrators who will greet the World Trade Organization delegates in Seattle on November 30 will have many voices but one message: The attempt to write a constitution for the g

Columns

The candidates are constantly reviewed.
The questions raised by analysts include:
Will Pat Buchanan matter as a mauler?

Stop the Presses

When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the opulent new Staples Center in LA on October 17, the Jersey Troubadour had a few choice words for those watching from the luxury skyboxes.

Articles

Somewhere amid the dancing sea turtles and bustling WTO bureaucrats, the angry anarchists and the Al Gore entourage, the striking steelworkers and the billionaires in town to sip cocktails with B

The World Trade Organization imposes obligations on state and local governments that limit their ability to protect consumers, establish environmental standards and undertake economic stimulus in

It's billed as the Battle in Seattle.

See our chart lining up corporations and countries--together--in order of their economic clout.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE FORUM

Walden Bello, author of Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty (Food First), is executive director of the Bangkok-b

Books & the Arts

Poetry

The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize of $10,000, awarded annually for the most outstanding book of poems published in the United States by an American, is administered mutually by the A

Book

If one wants to understand what all the fuss is about as the World Trade Organization holds its ministerial conference, Ethan Kapstein's Sharing the Wealth: Workers and the World Economy,

Book

Some years ago, I had the good fortune to befriend an extended family who lived in a poor shantytown in the southern reaches of Santiago, Chile.

Film

He poses like a tightrope walker, though one who's unexpectedly domestic and chubby.