Archive | January, 2010

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La oportunidad perdida de Sierra Leona

Posted on 30 January 2010 by editor

Por Mohamed Fofanah* – IPS/TerraViva

FREETOWN (IPS)  El Foro Social Mundial (FSM) que se realizó en Nairobi en 2007 inspiró a activistas de Sierra Leona a organizarse para exigir a su gobierno vivienda, atención de la salud y rendición de cuentas, pero esa inspiración no duró. Continue Reading

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WSF: Another Kind of Economics Is Possible

Posted on 29 January 2010 by admin

Credit: IPS/TerraViva

By Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 28 , 2010 (IPS) – Democratising economics as well as politics is essential for ending irrationality and discrimination as part of the struggle for social and environmental justice, said participants at one of the panels of the seminar assessing the World Social Forum’s (WSF) first 10 years.
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Estado nacional en cuestión

Posted on 29 January 2010 by admin

Ponentes sobre Organización del Estado y del Poder Político. Crédito: Verena Glass

Por Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brasil (IPS/TerraViva) Construir un nuevo Estado nacional es una de las tareas necesarias para el otro mundo que creen posible los activistas reunidos en el Foro Social Mundial (FSM). Continue Reading

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FSM: La inspiración de África no cesa

Posted on 29 January 2010 by admin

Stanley Kwenda entrevista a DAKARAYI MATANGA, del Foro Social de África Meridional

HARARE, 29 ene (IPS)  Para liberar al Sur en desarrollo de la dominación económica se necesita el mismo tipo de solidaridad mundial que logró derribar el régimen de segregación racial (apartheid) en Sudáfrica. Continue Reading

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Machista, pero abierto y estimulante

Posted on 28 January 2010 by admin

Mujeres y hombres comparten una marcha del Foro Social Mundial. Crédito: Verena Glass

Por Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brasil (IPS/TerraViva) El Foro Social Mundial (FSM) “cambió nuestras vidas”, aunque siga siendo “machista”, y los hombres dominen su organización y la mayoría de los paneles, resumió Nalu Farias, coordinadora de la Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres en Brasil. Continue Reading

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WSF: Positive Reviews, On Balance

Posted on 28 January 2010 by admin

Credit: Claudia Diez de Medina/IPS

By Mario de Queiroz

LISBON, Jan 23, 2010 (IPS) – Nearly a decade after its inception, and in spite of some reverses, on balance the World Social Forum (WSF) has proved a resounding success as a platform for planet-wide debate, from the point of view of the people most affected by the world’s problems.
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WSF: Africa Continues to Draw Inspiration

Posted on 28 January 2010 by admin

Dakarayi Matanga (left), with a delegate from the Congress of South African Trade Unions at the Southern African Social Forum. Credit: Stanley Kwenda/IPS

Stanley Kwenda interviews DAKARAYI MATANGA, Southern Africa Social Forum

HARARE, Jan 28, 2010 (IPS) – The same kind of worldwide solidarity that helped bring down apartheid is necessary to free the global South from economic domination.

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Otras formas de economía ganan visibilidad

Posted on 28 January 2010 by editor

Credit: IPS TV archives

Por Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brasil,  (IPS/TerraViva) – Democratizar la economía, además de la política, es indispensable para combatir irracionalidades y discriminaciones en la lucha por la justicia social y ambiental, destacaron este miércoles participantes en unos de los paneles del seminario de balance de los 10 años del Foro Social Mundial. Continue Reading

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WSF: Crisis Could Usher In Another World

Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin

Credit: Claudia Diez de Medina/IPS

By Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 27, 2010 (IPS) – In the societies of the future, young people may not start to work until the age of 25, there will be lifelong education for everyone, with university graduation as the starting point rather than the end goal, while working hours could be reduced to 12 hours a week for all.
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RECESSION AND RECOVERY: Diamonds Are for the Poor

Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin

Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami

By IPS Correspondents*

NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.
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