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WSF: Reconciling Social and Environmental Needs

Posted on 01 February 2010 by admin

Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPS

By Mario Osava* IPS/TerraViva

SALVADOR, Brazil, Jan 31, 2010 (IPS) – One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to attend to the urgent social needs of the planet’s population, and particularly the one billion people living “on the brink of survival”, while dealing with the equally urgent demands of the environment.
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WSF: Back Seat Driver of Social Change

Posted on 25 January 2010 by admin

Credit: Paulino Menezes/Terraviva/IPS

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 24, 2010 (IPS) – The World Social Forum (WSF) is only “a tool” and must not be confused with the global movement for another world, says Chico Whitaker, one of the founders of this meeting which is celebrating its tenth year with a seminar to assess its track record Jan. 25-29, in its southern Brazilian place of origin, Porto Alegre.
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