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Q&A: Tunis and Cairo Reveal a New Popular Militancy

Posted on 14 February 2011 by editor

Andrea Lunt interviews activist and intellectual BOAVENTURA DE SOUSA SANTOS

NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2011 (IPS) – More than 200 years ago, one of the United States’ founding presidents, Thomas Jefferson, famously remarked: “Every generation needs a new revolution.” Today, his words are more relevant than ever, as young people across the world mark 2011 as a year of change. Continue Reading

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WSF: Political Support Needs Financial Backing

Posted on 11 February 2011 by editor

NORAH MATOVU-WINYI. Credit:Courtesy of FEMNET

Rousbeh Legatis interviews NORAH MATOVU-WINYI, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11, 2011 (IPS/TerraViva) – “The agenda for women’s rights and empowerment in each country must be supported by the political leadership,” says Norah Matovu-Winyi, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). Continue Reading

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El otro mundo posible se llama Ecosocialismo

Posted on 11 February 2011 by editor

Cortesía del entrevistado. Crédito: Joel Kovel

Kanya D’Almeida entrevista al académico estadounidense JOEL KOVEL

NUEVA YORK, 10 feb (IPS) – Joel Kovel, quien desempeñó un papel destacado en varias ediciones del Foro Social Mundial, realizado esta semana en Dakar, sostiene que el movimiento debe cimentarse en una práctica y lógica anticapitalista. Continue Reading

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África ante el espejo

Posted on 11 February 2011 by editor

La marcha inaugural en las calles de Dakar. Crédito: Isolda Agazzi/IPS

Por Isolda Agazzi

DAKAR, 10 feb (IPS) – Aunque con menos participación que en años anteriores, el Foro Social Mundial (FSM) que se lleva a cabo en Dakar sirve a activistas de toda África para conocer de cerca la situación que viven sus pares en diversas partes de este amplio y diverso continente. Continue Reading

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“Los cambios requieren trabajo sostenido”

Posted on 11 February 2011 by editor

Onyango Oloo. Crédito: Cortesía del entrevistado.

Andrea Lunt entrevista al activista keniata ONYANGO OLOO

NUEVA YORK, feb (IPS) – En el marco de las rebeliones populares que ocurren en varios países del norte de África, el activista keniata Onyango Oloo considera que para luchar contra la opresión y cambiar el mundo se necesitan acciones de base sostenidas. Continue Reading

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The People Need to Take Leadership

Posted on 10 February 2011 by editor

Sylvia Borren. Credit:Courtesy of GCAP

Cléo Fatoorehchi interviews SYLVIA BORREN, co-chair of GCAP

NEW YORK, Feb 10, 2011 (IPS/TerraViva) – While the international community is now talking of a triple global crisis – food, climate and economic – a weeklong session of the World Social Forum (WSF) is coming to a close in Dakar, Senegal. Continue Reading

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Miaka 11 ya Migogoro Migumu Kutatua Kimataifa

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

Mario Osava

Credit: Ansel Herz/IPS

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 10 (IPS) – Uliberali wa kisasa na utandawazi wa kifedha ni maadui maarufu ambao waliunganisha na kukusanya wanaharakati ambao walianzisha, miaka kumi iliyopita mjini Porto Alegre kusini mwa Brazili, Kongamano la Kijamii la Dunia (WSF) kama nafasi ya kukutana, kutathmini na kujadili, chini ya kaulimbiu “Ulimwengu Mwingine Unawezekana”. Continue Reading

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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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WSF: Dakar to Dhaka

Posted on 05 February 2011 by editor

Mass protest against an asbestos processing plant in Muzzaffarpur, Bihar state. Credit:Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI)

By Ranjit Devraj

New Delhi, Feb 5, 2011 (IPS) – Is it more important to build links with African civil society groups or concentrate on existing networks in the South Asian region? That is the dilemma before Indian delegates heading for the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, and some who have opted out.
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WSF: A Time of More Complex Global Crises

Posted on 04 February 2011 by editor

Credit: Ansel Herz/IPS TerraViva

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 4, 2011 (IPS TerraViva) – Neoliberalism and the attendant financial globalisation were a common enemy that unified and mobilised activists of the most diverse tendencies who founded, ten years ago in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, the World Social Forum (WSF) as a space to meet, reflect and debate, under the slogan “Another World Is Possible”.
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