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South Asia Social Forum in Bangladesh: November 18-22

The South Asia Social Forum is principally a platform for sharing ideas and policy alternative derived from and practiced in the southern hemisphere of Asia region. The SASF Working Groups will provide the venue and required logistics to the organizations and social movements for holding events (seminar, exhibition etc.) during the forum. They will also provide interpreter, translation equipments, online database for hotel booking, solidarity accommodation, info support etc. The program (...) read

date of on-line publication : 19 October 2011

Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’eau

Support the Alternative World Water Forum : March 2012

The World Water Forum Marseille 2012, Istanbul 2009, Mexico 2006, Kyoto 2003, The Hague 2000, Marrakech 1997: Veolia… Suez… Saur… Public Private Partnerships… Price of Scarcity… Cost Recovery… Suez… Veolia… Big Dams… Desalination… Making the Users Pay… Bechtel… Veolia… Water is a Commodity… Have you had enough of hearing the same arguments again and again ? Have you had enough of hearing the same voices, those of multinationals and the most powerful states again and again ? Help us let other voices be (...) read

date of on-line publication : 9 May 2011

Deutsche Welle

Tens of thousands march in Senegal to launch World Social Forum

The anti-capitalist alternative to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Social Forum, has kicked off in Senegal with tens of thousands marching in the capital Dakar. Participants in the 11th World Social Forum started the six-day event Sunday with a march in the Senegalese capital Dakar, demanding democracy and better living conditions. Focusing on the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke of a crisis of capitalism in a 35-minute speech, saying that (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 February 2011


Africa and the WSF: From Bamako 2006 to Nairobi 2007

> Pambazuka, January 26, 2006 (...)

This Pambazuka "question and answer" provides a general overview of the World Social Forum (WSF), addresses the primary criticisms of the forum. African awareness-raising and mobilization was made possible in 2006 by holding polycentric events, which included Bamako, Mali. African attendance at previous forums had been minimal; therefore it was important that the WSF provide a space for groups from the area hardest hit by the globalization and poverty link to voice their concerns and ideas.  read

date of on-line publication : 9 May 2006


Is Structurelessness Democratic? Two Normative Frameworks for Debates at the World Social Forum

> Network Institute for Global Democratization, November 2005 (...)

Many NGO activists appreciate the World Social Forum’s ‘open meeting place’ format, in which no individual or organisation has explicit power, and everyone has a voice in the forum debates. However, this unstructured format ‘can lead to less democracy, rather than more of it,’ warn Finnish scholars. This paper discusses the need for members of the International Council, the decision-making body of the WSF, to adopt more formal rules in order to preserve the unique ‘open’ format of the Forum.  read

date of on-line publication : 3 January 2006

DOR George

Case studies in alternatives

> Pambazuka, 15 Dec 2005 (...)

This article tracks the emergence of an “African Peoples’ Consensus”, in opposition to the Washington Consensus, through the rise of the African Peoples Forum and recent debates on economic alternatives. It asks what should we be questioning (use of language, erosion of cultural values), and what concrete process is needed to get closer to these alternatives.  read

date of on-line publication : 20 December 2005

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