Text of this interview can be found at the following url: http://depts.washington.edu/wtohist/interview_index.htm
People discussed in interview: Sally Soriano, Constance Rice, Keith Rockwell, President Clinton, Michael Moore, Pol Pot, Hitler, Alexis Herman, Tyree Scott, Jose Bove, Vandana Shiva, Steven Dunn, Daw Aung San Suu Kye.
Places discussed in interview: Europe, Japan, Labor Temple, United States, Burma, Seattle, Cambodia, Germany, South Africa,
Qata, Saudi Arabia.
Organizations discussed in interview: Free Burma Coalition, European Union (EU), Global Source Education, Host Committee, World Affairs Council, UW Center for International Business Education, University of Washington (UW), Public Citizen, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), International Labor Organization (ILO), American Federation of Labor - Congress of International Organizations (AFL-CIO), U.S. Department of Labor, Steelworkers, Labor and Employment Law Office (LELO), Seattle Post Intelligencer, New York Times, Washington Council on International Trade, Disney.
Summary of interview: Larry Dohrs, director of public education for the Free Burma Coalition, became concerned with WTO issues when the European Union and Japan successfully appealed a Massachusetts law that regulated trade with companies doing business in Burma. It became clear, Dohrs says, that multi-lateral organizations could adversely affect grassroots organizing in the United States, but that coalitions could be effective in fighting agreements such as the MAI. Dohrs describes his work with Global Source Education and the Seattle Host Committee, noting that he was active in both educational and activist activities focusing on free trade versus fair trade. Dohrs discusses relationships among groups that opposed the WTO, his development of a WTO curriculum package, his confrontation with WTO Director General Michael Moore at a University of Washington event, and his participation in the Labor rally.