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‘We Planned for 3,000, We Ended Up With 20,000 People’

Posted on 09 February 2011 by admin

Thandi Winston interviews CANDIDO GRZYBOWSKI, from the Brazilian Institute for Social Economic Analyses.

Candido Grzybowski. Credit: Marcus Vinni/iBase

Candido Grzybowski. Credit: Marcus Vinni/iBase

Sometimes described as one of the most influential intellectuals in Brazil, Candido Grzybowski is a philosopher and sociologist and has been the director of iBase, the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses since 1990.

“When we started in 2000, started discussions, it was in the main a reaction to the World Economic Forum, the Davos Forum,” Grzybowski says of the origins of the World Social Forum. “The owners of the world, the big companies with some governments and with a discourse of ‘no alternatives,’ globalisation, neo-liberalisation and so on.

“And for us it was a matter of saying, ‘We cannot continue only to say this is not the solution, we must try to build a thing independent of that, and to give an idea of not just an economic idea of the world we live in, of the planet we live in, of the society we live in, but a social idea of the economy, of power, of everything.

“So it was the social forum.”

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Les banquiers continuent quand même

Posted on 07 February 2011 by admin

Par Julio Godoy

BERLIN, 7 fév (IPS) – Le Forum économique mondial (FEM) est devenu cette année une plateforme pour les banquiers qui cherchent à réaffirmer leur pouvoir traditionnel. Et une fois encore, c’est devenu un forum – contrairement, et même à l’opposé du Forum social mondial qui a démarré dimanche, 6 février à Dakar, la capitale sénégalaise.

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Bankers Bash on, Regardless

Posted on 03 February 2011 by editor

By Julio Godoy

BERLIN, Feb 3, 2011 (IPS TerraViva) – The World Economic Forum became a platform this year for bankers to seek to re-assert their traditional power. And once again, it became a forum – in contrast and even opposition to the World Social Forum due to begin in Senegalese capital Dakar next week – where the damaging effects of globalisation and the environmental consequences of unrestrained growth were pushed aside. Continue Reading

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La educación puede cambiar Palestina

Posted on 01 November 2010 by admin

Courtesy of World Education Forum - Palestine.

Por Eva Bartlett

GAZA, nov (IPS/TerraViva) – Las dificultades del sistema educativo palestino no llaman la atención de la prensa internacional como ocurre con las continuas movilizaciones no violentas en Gaza, Cisjordania y Jerusalén oriental.
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MIDEAST: World Forum Boosts Education for Palestinians

Posted on 01 November 2010 by admin

Courtesy of World Education Forum - Palestine.

By Mel Frykberg

RAMALLAH, Nov 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Education in Palestinian areas and the longing for a homeland were given a major boost over the weekend through the World Education Forum (WEF). The four-day education conference Oct. 28-31 was held in cities across the West Bank and in Gaza, as well as Lebanon.
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MIDEAST: The People Speak

Posted on 31 October 2010 by admin

One of the many schools in Gaza damaged in Israeli attacks. Credit:Eva Bartlett.

By Eva Bartlett

GAZA CITY, Oct 31, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The focus on people’s movements in Palestine continues to gain momentum with growing non-violent demonstrations in Gaza, the occupied West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, and with a Palestine-wide call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
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World Education Forum – Palestine

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Courtesy of World Education Forum - Palestine.

IPS/TerraViva will be reporting on the four-day World Education Forum in Palestine, which takes place Oct. 28-31. Check back for updates!
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WSF: Another Kind of Economics Is Possible

Posted on 29 January 2010 by admin

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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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WSF: Talk vs Action – the Tug-of-War Continues

Posted on 25 January 2010 by admin

Credit: TV WSF Archive

By Mario Osava

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 25, 2010 (IPS) – A call issued by social movements to evolve towards a more active role in generating concrete action marked the opening session of a seminar assessing the 10 years of the World Social Forum (WSF) Monday in this southern Brazilian city, the birthplace of the annual global civil society gathering.
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