Social Movements: World Social Forum

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Social Movements: World Social Forum

The World Social Forum (WSF): The WSF is a forum dedicated to discussion and proposal of alternatives for anti-globalization and altermundo activists working towards the construction of a better world - rooted in the belief that "Another world is possible!"

Organized for the first time in 2001 in Porto Alegre (Brazil), the Forum has since then visited numerous other countries. This yearly summit of the anti-globalization movement attracts an average of 100,000 people around the world. The WSF casts itself as an alternative to the World Economic Forum organized in Davos (Switzerland) and is a dynamic, open space, providing social movements and citizens from around the world - trade unionists, intellectuals, farmers, women groups, youth etc. with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas about actions to be undertaken to promote a world based on fairness and a more human development. The WSF is opposed to the values of neoliberalism as defended by international institutions, multinational corporations and even by some governments.

The 11th and latest edition of the WSF took place in Dakar, Senegal in February 2011, but regional and thematic forums are also organized throughout the world.

WSF Website: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/

News and Reports about Social Movements: World Social Forum

New report from ETC Group tells a shocking tale of two food systems 16 Oct 2017
The Peasant Food Web vs. the Industrial Food Chain 15 Oct 2017
World Social Forum Event organized by La Via Campesina, GRAIN and ETC Group 4 Apr 2013

Reports on Social Movements: World Social Forum

How synthetic biology will bring us cheaper plastics by ruining the poorest nations on Earth. 20 Feb 2011
The Big Downturn presented in WSF 9 Feb 2011