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Labor Expert Unaware of FTAA - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Nov. 10th, 2003

10:54 am - Labor Expert Unaware of FTAA

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From:boannan
Date:November 10th, 2003 06:43 pm (UTC)
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huh. did he seem with it the rest of the time he was talking? one wonders if he just had a mini mental breakdown due to the stresses of the Q&A he was being subjected to?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 10th, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Nah, he was with it for the whole thing. I think it is just that he is an investigative author and not an activist. He spent a lot of time investigating NAFTA when he was writing about it but probably has been spending all his time looking into other issues (most recently, the drug trade) and somehow didn't happen to come across FTAA stuff.

I guess part of what makes his writing effective for swaying the mainstream (that he isn't really a radical activist...just a guy reporting the ugly ugly facts) also makes him ignorant of the cutting edge of activist stuff.

Or at least that was my theory.

But yah...it's possible that he just flaked. I would have thought that if he DID know about the FTAA, he would have been keenly aware of the protest coming up in Miami since his talk was in Miami, and that he'd expect some questions about it. Oh well.
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