Monthly Archives: April 2013

The World Social Forum and its governance: a multi-headed monster

by Francine Mestrum The 12 th World Social Forum (WSF) took place in Tunis, two years after the ‘Arab spring’ that put an end to the old regime and put into place a government headed by Ennahda (‘renaissance movement’), an … Continue reading

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The WSF as a Historical Process: Learning by Doing?

Jai Sen ALAI AMLAT-en, 24/04/2013.- The World Social Forum is today widely celebrated as a great movement. With its design of being an open space for convergence, and especially with its slogan ‘Another World Is Possible!’, it has widely inspired … Continue reading

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What is the purpose of the World Social Forum?

Time to Decolonise the World Social Forum Published on April 17th, 2013 Written by: Justin Hyatt What is the purpose of the World Social Forum (WSF)? Is it even relevant anymore? How does it connect with people struggling to survive, … Continue reading

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World Social Forum Spawns a New Form of Solidarity

TUNIS, Apr 4 2013 (IPS) – The conference drew both supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; conflicting opinions about the Polisario Front and the politics of Western Sahara; Palestinian activists and the Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. In short, the … Continue reading

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