battle of seattle

The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle

By Rebecca Solnit and David Solnit, eds.
AK Press, November 30, 2008, $12.00

On Nov. 30, the 10th anniversary of the Battle of Seattle we spoke to organizer David Solnit about his new book compiling stories and evaluations of the success of the protest in Seattle. Solnit discusses the negative messaging in the mainstream media during and after the Battle of Seattle and how activists need to control their messaging.


Solnit also speaks about building a sustainable movement. After Seattle activists moved on to other projects and didn’t evaluate the successes and failures of the Battle. 10 years later activist movements are combating crimes against the climate and need to learn from and build on these successes.


Samantha Power is an Edmonton-based writer and broadcaster. She is an intern with’s book lounge.

Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the News Director at her beloved campus community radio station CJSR FM 88.5 in Edmonton. She’s been involved in news production for over four years and had a brief stint in the...