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‘Link Hands in Practical Actions’

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, the executive director of Friends of the Earth, hopes that this year’s World Social Forum will prove more than a talk shop.

“A great space for people to meet, for people to share ideas. Now we have to leave here with concrete ideas to take the struggle to the grassroots and amplify them. And globalise them,” he says.

“The harder we struggle, the quicker we’ll get the solution. We don’t have time to waste.”

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Time to Focus on Job Creation

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Ebrima Sillah interviews KWASI ADU-AMANKWAH, secretary general of the International Trade Union Confederation for Africa

The trade unionist says the continent’s workers faced serious problems long before the current world financial crisis and it is time for the continent to focus squarely on job creation.

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Lula na Wade Katika Kona Mkabala

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Na Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, Feb 11 (TerraViva) – Dhana ya uliberali iliyoanzishwa katika nchi maskini zaidi haina nafasi katika jamii za kisasa, anasema rais wa zamani wa Brazili, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Continue Reading

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Les mouvements paysans africains opposés aux pesticides

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Par Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, 11 f̩v (IPS) РLes mouvements paysans africains pr̩f̬rent le mod̬le traditionnel de production agricole, sans pesticides, ainsi que le syst̬me de petites exploitations familiales. Continue Reading

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‘Move On to the Sovereignty of the People’

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Halifa Sallah. Credit: courtesy of Freedom Newspaper.

Ebrima Sillah interviews HALIFA SALLAH, researcher and sociologist

DAKAR, Feb 11 (TerraViva) – The final two days of the World Social Forum are devoted to working out shared positions on a range of issues. Academics taking part in a parallel forum organised by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, have been discussing the nature of social movements, liberation and how to achieve “the sovereignty of the people”. Continue Reading

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‘Mulheres e crianças africanas são as principais vítimas dos conflitos’

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Por Thandi Winston

DACAR, Senegal, 10/2/2011 (IPS/TerraViva) – Uma das líderes feministas e filha da África, a estudiosa nigeriana Amina Mama disse que o militarismo está à espreita, principalmente em países como Serra Leoa e Libéria. Ela diz que a guerra e os conflitos estão afetando especialmente as mulheres e as crianças, que são vulneráveis. Continue Reading

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Mixed Reviews on Space for Gender

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

By Thandi Winston

DAKAR, Feb 10 (TerraViva) – The road to the large green tent is dusty and rather confusing, but once you get there you are immersed in a babel of women’s voices. The tent, hidden away in the wind and dust, some distance from the main World Social Forum events, has become the unofficial women’s tent at the WSF. Continue Reading

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Les prostituées se sont invitées pour la circonstance

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

Par Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, 10 fév (IPS) – Si le Forum social mondial (FSM) de Dakar est d’abord l’affaire des altermondialistes qui réfléchissent aux différentes questions de développement des pays pauvres, il y a également des prostituées de la capitale sénégalaise qui se sont programmées pour y participer à leur manière afin de se faire de l’argent. Continue Reading

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Vurugu Katika Ukumbi Wakati UCAD Ikifuta Hifadhi ya Vyumba

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Na Thandi Winston na Ebrima Sillah

DAKAR, Feb 10 (TerraViva) – Siku ya kwanza ya mikutano na mijadala katika Kongamano la Jamii la Dunia imeandamwa na vurugu za kutafuta kumbi za mikutano. Continue Reading

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Mapinduzi Siyo Jambo Dogo

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

Andrea Lunt anamhoji Mwanaharakati wa Kenya ONYANGO OLOO

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (IPS/TerraViva) – Nyuma ya vichwa vya habari vya makongamano ya kijamii na maandamano ya kutumia nguvu, kupambana na ukandamizaji na kubadili dunia kunahitaji hatua endelevu zinazojikita katika jamii ya chini, kulingana na mwanaharakati wa haki ya kijamii wa Kenya. Continue Reading

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