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Christine Anne Tamiko Beyer
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As the world becomes more and more connected, we have a unique understanding of the links between people all over the world, as...
Related, but also distinct, is the protest movement that has been steadily growing, led and nourished by young (often white and middle class, but not always) women. A personal turning point for me was the WTO protests in Seattle in November, 1999. While my politics had always been progressive, I had never taken to the streets until that day when I called in sick from work and jointed the hundreds of thousands who shut down the city—despite the police, the tear gas, the rubber bullets.
This anti-corporate global movement (which has merged now, in many ways, with the anti-war movement) has been led in many places by young women working side by side with the young men of our generation. I have been awed by the vision, the brilliance, and commitment that I’ve witnessed in the women that I’ve worked with.

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