World Social Forum

15.10.2019

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

Farewell to the World Social Forum?

By Roberto Savio The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.” Roberto Savio That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a challenge to the World Economic Forum, held at the same… »

13.08.2016

Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software, it is Possible!

Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software, it is Possible!

In the context of the World Social Forum 2016, taking place this time in Montreal, Canada, a conference on the importance of free software was held at McGill University on August 11. On this occasion, two speakers discussed of the following topic: “Another Digital World is Needed: With Free Software,… »

27.03.2015

African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

As tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, we speak to one of the most prominent radical thinkers in Africa — the Egyptian-born economist Samir Amin. He is considered one of Africa’s leading political economists and was one of the pioneers of describing modern human… »

26.03.2013

Travel restrictions stop Algerian activists from attending World Social Forum

Travel restrictions stop Algerian activists from attending World Social Forum

The Algerian authorities have prevented a delegation of 96 trade unionists and civil society activists from crossing the border into Tunisia to attend the World Social Forum this week, violating their right to freedom of movement, Amnesty International said today. The 96 have not been given any reason for the… »

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