Critical Discourse on Alternatives
The civil society leaders also laid emphasis on evolving a new growth strategy and alternative models for development over the neo-liberal models having the globalization and economic exploitation of the poor nations by industrialized nations and of the poor by the rich within a nation, especially in South Asian region.
by Jatin Desai
TO: The organizers of WSF events in 2010, Members of Working Group on
2010 and WSF IC members
PROPOSALS ON HOW TO CONNECT THE 2010 WSF EVENTS
INFORMATION AND REQUESTS TO THE EVENT ORGANIZERS
During the WSF International Council meeting in Montreal, the Working
Group on 2010 met twice, and proposed a plan of action which was
accepted by IC.
Following this decision, the Liaison Group (LG) discussed how to
implement the plan of action. Information can be found below.
In the spirit of creating a link and continuity between 2010
activities leading up to Dakar 2011, the LG is available to assist and
cooperate in which ever way we can.
1. The Working Group on 2010 will include members of Liaison
Group in order to cooperate and to create a link with the IC
Commissions. We ask the organizers of each of the 2010 events to
identify at least 2 persons to take part in the Working Group.
2. In a few days a short explanation of 2010 process and the list
of the events will be ready. They will be sent by mail, and they will
be put up on the first page of the website.
WSF had a prophetic voice'
Walden Bello interviewed by Al Jazeera
Walden Bello has attended every World Social Forum. He is a senior analyst at Focus on Global South, president of the Freedom from Debt Coalition and a professor at the University of the Philippines.As the WSF was winding down in Belem in Brazil, Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo spoke with Bello about his thoughts on this year's meeting.
Al Jazeera: How has the 2009 World Social Forum different from the past years'?
Bello: This represents the triumph of the World Social Forum over the World Economic Forum.
CLIMATE JUSTICE ASSEMBLY DECLARATION
World Social Forum 2009
January 27, 2009 to February 01, 2009
Climate Justice Assembly Declaration
Bélém, Brazil, 1 February 2009
CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW!
No to neoliberal illusions, yes to people’s solutions!
For centuries, productivism and industrial capitalism have been destroying our cultures, exploiting our labour and poisoning our environment
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