Reports from the WTO Protests in Cancun, Mexico

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Mohammad al-Heeti, owner and manager
of the popular World Harvest
international food store at 519 E. University
Avenue in Champaign, was born
in Heet, Iraq, a small and very old city
on the Euphrates River, west of Baghdad.
This past June he went to Iraq with
his 20-year old daughter Roaa to visit
family. They stayed mostly in Heet but
also visited Baghdad twice, and went to Ramadi and Falluja,
where his wife is from. This interview took place on September

On the weekend of September
10, activists from
around the world converged
in Cancun to
demonstrate against the
World Trade Organization,
which was holding
its annual meeting. Local
activist Meredith Kruse
attended the protests and posted these reports
to the UC-IMC newswire (

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