Conor Casey, Archivist

“Learn Yourself” with Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington,
May 30, 2017

Interview by Mike Dumovich: Mike continues his special segment of We Do The Work called ‘Learn Yourself” that explores an historical labor event hoping to inspire listeners to learn more about Labor history. Conor Casey will take us back to the World Trade Organization Protest of 1999 or called by many the Battle in Seattle.

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For more information on this and other projects, go to, look for “Digital Collections.”And, go to “1999 Seattle WTO protests” <>,

“WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION PROTESTS IN SEATTLE” Seattle Municipal Archives <>, Digital Collections (Read intro and browse collection):

WTO History Collection <>, and

Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections:

WTO History Project <>

 For even more information, go to

“1999 Seattle WTO protests” <>


Digital Collections (Read intro and browse collection)

WTO History Collection <>

Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections

WTO History Project <>

Documentary Films:(Watch Documentary)

30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle

This is What Democracy Looks Like


  • Aaronson, Susan A. Taking trade to the streets: The lost history of public efforts to shape globalization. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press; 2001
  • Anderson, Sarah Views from the South: The Effects of Globalization and the WTO on Third World countries. Oakland, Calif., Chicago: Co-published by Food First Books and the International Forum on Globalization. Distributed by LPC Group; 2000
  • Barker, Debi, and Jerry Mander. 1999. Invisible government: the World Trade Organization : global government for the new millennium? : a primer. San Francisco, CA: International Forum on Globalization.
  • Danaher, Kevin and Burbach, Roger Globalize This! The Battle Against the World Trade Organization and corporate rule. Monroe, Me: Common Courage Press; 2000.
  • Guilloud, Stephanie, ed. Voices from the WTO: An anthology of writings from the people who shut down the World Trade Organization: Stories & photos from November 30–December 3, 1999. Olympia, WA: The Evergreen State College Bookstore distributor; 2000
  • Wallach, Lori and Sforza, Michelle Whose trade organization? Corporate globalization and the erosion of democracy : An assessment of the World Trade Organization. Washington, D.C: Public Citizen; 1999.
  • Thomas, Janet The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations. Golden, CO; Fulcrum Publishing; 2000.

Primary Source Collections:

Labor Archives of Washington

Special Collections

Seattle Municipal Archives


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