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Linda Hogan, Award-winning Chickasaw poet and novelist, author of pulitzer-nominated "Mean Spirit"

Betsy Leondar-Wright of "United for a Fair Economy" on upcoming demonstrations against the World Trade Organization

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00:00 Introduction
03:53 Mahtowin Munro, co-leader of the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) (www.ios.com/~uaine19), tells us about the upcoming 30th National Day of Mourning event in Plymouth, MA on what most euro-Americans think of as Thanksgiving. To contact UAINE, send email to uaine19@idt.net.
Listen to the proceedings from the 30th National Day of Mourning, November 25, 1999.
14:34 Question of the Week
20:59 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
30:24 Linda Hogan, award-winning Chikasaw poet, novelist and essayist who spins magic stories with strong native american women that befriend each other. Linda, who has worked as a volunteer for wildlife rehabilitation, displays great respect for the natural world and its creatures in her writing. She is also honored to be the editor of the "Journal of Chickasaw History." Her book "Mean Spirit" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In this interview we talk with her about her most recent book, "Power," a tale of a young girl's journey into the world of the endangered yellow panther.
Also by Linda Hogan: Solar Storms: A Novel;     Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World;     The Book of Medicines: Poems
57:34 Special Message
58:22 Boston area (and some national) announcements
62:25 Betsy Leondar-Wright (gpac@gpac.org), Communications Director of "United for a Fair Economy", and co-author of a booklet called "Shifting Fortunes" that details the perils of the growing American Wealth Gap. Betsy talks about the "Protest of the Century", a day of action coming up in Seattle where world leaders will be meeting at the World Trade Organization. Protestors from all over the world are expected, and there will be environmental forums, teach ins and workshops. Questions discussed include:
  • What is the impact of NAFTA and GATT? Why are people angry at the world trade organization?
  • Corporations and govts setting rules for global trade- what is the impact on all of us?
  • Of course there is a global economy but why can't we have democratically elected people making decisions vs. corporate control and secret decisions at what expense
For more information:
Public Citizen Global Trade Watch: www.tradewatch.org
United for a Fair Economy: www.stw.org, 617-423-2148
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