[Note from www.emperors-clothes.com: we received the following email early this evening. We have not received a reply to our request for permission to use the writer's name, so we're calling her by her first initial, "M".]
"Someone did die"
Hello - a friend forwarded an email to me entitled "Deluged about Seattle" - from your site. The writer [of COLLATERAL DAMAGE IN SEATTLE which was included in that post] was very articulate about what really did happen here in Seattle. Last week was a demonstration in State, Federal and Local power, positive being the protestors and negative being the police might used. I was in it, not as a protestor, but as someone who lives downtown and works in the Pike Place Market.
From what I felt going through the police attacks on the Market, was that they violated the City - destroyed any possibility of civility and peaceful contact and targeted citizens in their actions.
One thing in the article and this is very important ------I was listening to KIRO 710 radio on Thursday and a man called in weeping - his wife had been attacked by the police while leaving work and she lost their child - she was 4 months pregnant. The doctor directly related the incident with the police to the loss of their child.
Someone did die, and I would not be surprised if other people of any age did.
That moment while listening to him speak on the radio and repeat over and over "I hate this town...I hate this town..." and looking out on the streets from my office was a very mournful one.
What happened here in Seattle was not only a civil rights abuse it was a mass demonstration of martial law and human abuse. No one should think it was a matter of controlling the protests - this was an example of the WTO as an organization - the police, the mayor, even the president brought the WTO and their policies to the streets of Seattle.
The WTO is part of the Globalization of US and German corporate/military power that George Bush named the "New World Order". The following two articles will give you some idea what the New Order has brought to the town of Orahovac in Kosovo.