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by Jim Smith
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000 at 7:40 PM
JSmith@LALabor.org 310-452-2247 POB 644, Venice, California 90294
Building on the mass movement that exploded into the public consciousness last November in Seattle, this week’s contribution from Los Angeles was significant and of lasting value. While the focus on corporate, or neoliberal, globalism is still at the heart of the movement, its impact and poor and working people - particularly those of color - was the major focus of many activities
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS PROTESTS REDEFINE MOVEMENT, END ON A HIGH NOTE
by Jim Smith
L.A. Labor News
Five days of massive, spirited marches and rallies in the streets of Los Angeles were capped Thursday afternoon as several thousand Latinos, African-Americans, Asians and whites marched against sweatshops and for immigrant rights. At the same time, Democratic Party convention delegates were grinning-and-bearing another speech by their anointed leader, Albert Gore of Tennessee.
(Day-to-day reports, commentary, photos and videos of the Democratic Convention protests can be found on L.A. Labor News . The site can also be accessed through Znet at .)
The march, began in the Garment District and made its way past downtown sweatshops along Broadway and 8th streets where garment workers waved and cheered as they poked their heads out of upper-story factory windows. At the rally site - which is across the street from the convention center and behind the
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