Saturday, April 10, 2010
World Social Forum
a permanent space and process to build alternatives to neoliberalism"
It tends to meet in January at the same time as its "great capitalist rival", the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
the first WSF, January 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, led by the Brazilian Worker's Party (PT). Brasil during a moment of transformation that later would lead to the electoral victory of the PT candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. alternative future. "Reinventing Democracy"
second WSF, Porto Alegre, February 2002, Ralph Nader's Public Citizen organization. AFL-CIO and the SEIU were very active
third WSF, Porto Alegre, January 2003, Life After Capitalism, Among the speakers Noam Chomsky.
fourth WSF, Mumbai, India, January 2004, key speakers, Joseph Stiglitz
fifth World Social Forum, Porto Alegre
sixth, "polycentric", Caracas, Bamako (Mali), Karachi
seventh, Nairobi, Kenya, 'an NGO fair
eighth, globally thousands of local organizations, Global Call for Action
ninth, Brazilian city of Belém
2010, WSF will happen in a permanent way
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