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World Social Forum

Plutocrats Versus the People: Another World Is Possible

Alnoor Ladha | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Alnoor Ladha

As the Victorian writer Matthew Arnold once wrote, we are "wandering between two worlds, one dead and the other powerless to be born." The establishment might reinforce that fatalism, but from the vantage point of the World Social Forum, the horizon hails a new world ready to be born.

Silver Spoon Socialists Flex Muscles In Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The Communist Party of Brazil was given the political plum of running the ministry of sports by president Dilma as a reward for staying inside her Worker's Party coalition government during her dramatic move to the political center.

New Progressive PAC: If You Want Something Done Right...

Maceo Brown | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Maceo Brown

Moving beyond the limitations of the traditional but arbitrary political divisions such as age, race, and socio-economic class has allowed our membership to define itself based on shared beliefs.

Dancing to End Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

Communities are changing, shifting, abandoning. The very people who have perpetuated the practice of female genital cutting for centuries are choosing to change.

Social Forum Celebrates, Consolidates Change in Latin America

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tracy L. Barnett

The Fourth Social Forum of the Americas drew an estimated 10,000 participants involved in social movements from around the world to share and strategize at the National Sports Center in Paraguay.

Fifteen minutes of undeserved fame in Port-au-Prince

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Peter Costantini ~ Seattle A few days ago, while browsing Le Nouvelliste, the venerable French-language paper published in Port-au-Prince, I was...

Detroit: A Model of Renewal for the U.S. Social Forum?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Detroit was not an accidental choice for the U.S. Social Forum. It is a city in the midst of a rebirth from the bottom up, and the organizers knew this well when they chose Detroit for the second USSF.

Brazil: Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Suffers Spike In Blood Pressure

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from the hospital Thursday after suffering an attack of high blood...

Capitalism's Woes Cheered At World Social Forum

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Leftists in Brazil for a week of protests against capitalism denounced corporate greed on the second day of the World Soc...

World Social Forum: Financial Crisis Is Opportunity For "Another World"

Inter Press Service | Mario Osava | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A World Social Forum (WSF) revitalised by a global crisis that has awakened new interest in the proposition that "another world is possible" - now per...

In the Week of Economic Circus: Which Way Recovery?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

The sense of real world pain is not visible in the backrooms of Congress. As the financial crisis deepens, the locus of change will move from the suites to the streets.