In January 2001, 12,000 activists gathered in Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil to discuss the issues they faced. It was a huge success. For two further years, Porto Alegre hosted the WSF, then it moved to Mumbai in 2004. In 2005 it was held simultaneously in Bamako, Mali
The European Social Forum has now closed in Istanbul, smaller than previously, but recognising that the current crisis is experiencing a growing resistance. Here is the Call of the Social Movements agreed at Istanbul.
An interview with Éric Toussaint by Pauline Imbach Via:International Viewpoint
From strategies to actions for another Europe Welcome to Malmö 2008 for the next European Social Forum!
Here is the call from the organisers of the 6th ESF, taking place in September 2008 in Malmö, Sweden:
The European Social Forum (ESF) is by far the largest European space for organisations, movements, networks
Zuky Serper, centrally involved in the Art and Culture side of things at the London ESF reports on behalf of the Art & Culture working group.
Report about the work of the ESF art & cultural working group, October 2004
The 3rd European Social Forum closed yesterday, October 17th 2004. The global
The Assembly of The Social Movements, while not exactly a part of the World Social Forum, is the place where action gets agreed and a statement of intent is issued.
Focus on the Global South has compiled a report and the call of the Social Movements is published here. For more
One of the most moving, difficult and memorable demonstrations I have been priviledged to participate in closed the WSF in style on 25 January.
Gathering in the Kariobangi slum in Nairobi, at a catholic church and school / community centre, thousands of people, mostly Kenyan but many from overseas, having been
The major part of the WSF is drawing to a close, this infrequent blog has so much to say, but the internet connections here leave much to be desired. Some have been more successful at finding the place and time to write stuff online, but I’ve been a little
Saturday 20 January 2007. The opening of the seventh WSF has been quite a spectacular success. A peace march started this morning from Kibera to Uhuru Park.
Kibera is one of the biggest slums in Africa. For those who have seen it, Kibera featured in the film A Constant Gardener. Easily
Alex Callinicos takes stock in the aftermath of the London ESF.
1. The third European Social Forum in London (14-17 October 2004) provided further evidence – if more were needed – of the vitality of the altermondialiste movement. It also confirmed – after Porto Alegre and Paris, Mumbai and Florence –
At each European or World Social Forum, the assembly of the social movements gahers and issues a call for action in the coming year:
We come from all the campaigns and social movements, “no vox” organisations, trade unions, human rights organisations, international solidarity organisations, anti-war and peace and feminist movements. We
Here’s what Hugh Jones thought of the event…
Where do I begin? There was SO much going on I can’t possibly describe it all. But here is a selection of my experiences, observations, thoughts and feelings at this year’s European Social Forum.
I chose some events for the prominent speakers such as