fix articles 12751, social forum
The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change (tags)
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
World Social Forum 2015 in Tunis Joins the Cry "Nous Sommes Bardo!" (tags)
The World Social Forum in Tunis (24-28 March 2015) closes with resounding unity against global warming, neoliberalism, militarism, terrorism, and for the increasingly important role of women in making another world possible.
August 2014 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
A monthly update of the political persecution and plunder in Honduras - see archives here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/
ABCs of Alternatives (tags)
The "ABCs of Alternatives" published in May 2013 includes chapters on democratization, globalization criticism, global social rights, good work, Keynesianism, knowledge commons, liberation pedagogy, no person is illegal, peace, rebellion, redistribution and the WSF,
Climate Space: Rethinking Strategies to Fight For Our Future (tags)
Open call to join the Climate Space at the World Social Forum in Tunisia, March 26-30, 2013
America's Left and Romney's Economic Agenda (tags)
Axel-Fair Schulz is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Potsdam.
"Our America is Coming" : Social Movements Assembly Declaration - August 2010 (tags)
Social movements present at the IV Americas Social Forum, in Asuncion, Paraguay, we reaffirm our solidarity and commitment to Paraguayan people to the urgent need for progress in their process to sovereignty recovery over its territory, goods common, energy resources, land reform and democratization.
The FBI’s War On Democracy --Claude Marks discusses the new film COINTELPRO 101 (tags)
Claude Marks, Director of The Freedom Archives,says "we undertook to make this new film, knowing that no government agent or agency has ever been held accountable for the assassinations of leaders, the destruction of organizations, the imprisonment and political targeting of so many people - people who still remain prisoners of the wars against movements for liberation and self-determination within the US borders."
The Banking and Financial Crisis (tags)
"The transition from a long-term to a short-term orientation went along with the exaggerated profit goals. The approach of shareholder value sets maximum profits and dividends in the center of business policy and no longer long-term investments and the interests of employees.."
A Financial Boom Despite the Crisis (tags)
For the banks, deficit state budgets become important clients. They compensate the private demand for credit. The financial boom is completely based on support measures of state organs. An economic upswing is not in sight.
Worldwide Economic Crisis: Two Opposite Models as Answers (tags)
In a large part of the population, there is a consensus that capitalism has no answers to the great social challenges of social security, hunger and climate change. An alternative investment program (emphasizing children, culture and climate change) gives a long-term answer.
Life after the Peak: Capitalism and the Market Economy (tags)
All over the world there are experiments with renewable energy, solidarity economies and non-profit economic forms. A growth acceleration law will be absurd when fossil energy runs out. We will need a growth de-acceleration law.
Ahmad Sa'adat: A Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience (tags)
one of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners
Competing Ideologies: G20 v. US Social Forum (tags)
state terror on Toronto streets
MDS WORKSHOP-MEETING at the US SOCIAL FORUM (tags)
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) hosts workshop-meeting at US Social Forum in Detroit, June 24th.
Protect Detroit and protect the nation. (tags)
"Protect Detroit and protect the nation. The following articles show what we’re up against. Also see reports on DemocracyNow.org (04/02/10)." "While the Mayor’s urban renewal plan has high-level backing, many have condemned it as a form of land-grabbing. I’m joined now by a vocal critic of the proposed downsizing of Detroit. Sharon “Shea” Howell is an activist and a professor of communication and journalism at Oakland University. She writes a weekly column for the Michigan Citizen."
Beyond Market and State (tags)
In a "post-democracy," the interests of global corporations prevail with the continuing facade of democratic institutions and procedures. Interest in politics in the population is very low. Criticism of neoliberalism brings together many movements and groups.
LA Social Forum (tags)
The Women's Studies Student Association of CSULB educated many about the concept of a rape culture at the 2008 LA Social Forum and gained press.
An Open Letter Regarding the LA Social Forum and Leftist Organizing (tags)
I didn't attend the LASF, but Michael (Novick) seems justified in his disappointment about the makeup of the forum. All movements are helped by the central participation and prioritization of the grass-roots, front-line community defense movements.
"Outreach" or Alliance Building? (tags)
At the end of June, I participated in the "Los Angeles Social Forum," an attempt to hold a unifying gathering of people from many different movements and organizations in Los Angeles (and other parts of southern California) on the model of the World Social Forum and the first US Social Forum held last year in Atlanta.
LA SOCIAL FORUM - REPORT BACK (tags)
Thanks to everyone who made the first LA Social Forum a success. We had over three hundred and fifty registrations the first two days and handed out 425 programs.
Update Bio for Don White (tags)
Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.
KPFK 90.7 FM LA On-Air Tributes to Don White (tags)
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles On-Air Tributes to Don White Tuesday on Margaret Prescod, on Sojourner Truth, Tuesday June 24, 7-8 am (PST) and Wednesday June 25th from 8-9 am (PST) on Uprising with Sonali Kohatkar
Workshop: It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman (tags)
The Women's Studies Student Association (W.S.S.A.) from Cal State Long Beach will discuss "rape culture," reframe violence against women as a men's issue, and discuss common myths about rape while keeping in mind power, privilege, and oppressions of gender, race, sexuality, class and ability.
LA Indymedia Workshop June 28th at the LA Social Forum (tags)
What is alternative media and how is it important in the current political and social condition? How can the Indymedia network find new outlets and reach a larger audience?
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08
German anti-G8 Infotour in LA? (tags)
The German anti-G8 Infotour group is doing a 22 City USA Infotour. We have been unsuccessful finding a group in LA to host us, and unless we find one immediately, we will tour from San Diego to Seattle (+ East Coast) with no LA stop. We already have promo material and posters all ready to go to make this tour easy for you to host. It would be sad to miss LA, so please write us right away! Thanks, J Germany
Kenya Indymedia coverage of the 2007 World Social Forum (tags)
Kenya Indymedia coverage of the 2007 World Social Forum
Doing the Wrong Thing in Afghanistan: Depleted Uranium: The Definitive Moral Paradox (tags)
By Michael Clarke
Los Angeles Social Forum Planning Retreat (tags)
Please join us Saturday, July 29 from 10-4 pm downtown LA for a LA Social Forum planning retreat. Local activists are planning a Social Forum in Los Angeles in the spring of 2007. This will be a city and regional affiliate of the World Social Forums.
GOVERNMENT Lula: The NEOLIBERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WORKED? (tags)
Ivo Lesbaupin is a sociologist and professor of the School of Social Service of the UFRJ. He studied at a Dominican seminary, contemporary of frei Beto, frei Tito and others.
"The US is a Terrorist State": Leonardo Boff (tags)
Everyone feels we are on a wrong track because we do not have a social contract any more..The US is a terrorist state. The US acts with violence, crushes human rights and tortures Americans and foreigners.. As humanity, we stand at a crossroads.
BTL:International WTO Opponents Strategize on... (tags)
...Blocking Hong Kong Accord's Implementation. ~ Excerpt of World Social Forum speech by Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Alternative Social Forum in Caracas: voices from the left (tags)
* In Caracas, Venezuela between the 23rd and 29th of January 2006, 10 local socio-political organizations offered an alternative forum and critique of national politics in response to the World Social Forum. The result was a smaller-scale event but self-directed and reflective of current self-organizing capacity. The alternative forum was independent, self-managed and borne out of years of experience of organizing in the Venezuelan context.
About the FSA-Caracas 2006 and the venezuelan situation (tags)
º In this interview with the mexican alternative news group La Rosa Negra (LRN-ci), the CRA from Venezuela explains the importance of the Alternative Social Forum, which will take place in a few days, and comments about their activity as an anarchist group.
VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)
A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.
WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements (tags)
* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.
Anarchists and the Caracas ASF/January 2006 (tags)
* The Venezuelan anarchist movement invites you to participate in the Alternative Social Forum at Caracas in January 2006, a gathering of anti-establishment social movements, in response to the bureaucratic World Social Forum promoted by the Venezuelan government.
Alternative Social Forum - Caracas, January 2006 (tags)
* From Venezuela we extend an invitation to an international event of and for social movements in the struggle, as a more valid option to the bureaucratic spectacle the World Social Forum has become.
Alternatives: Another World is Possible! (tags)
"The neoliberal policy of the last years is entangled in a deep legitimation crisis. Unemployment is not lowered through social cuts..Dismantling democracy and increased repression go along with militarization.. Another world is possible..."
The Fifth World Social Forum (tags)
In the debates hardly any doubt existed in Porto Alegre that this alternative solidarian economy cannot be an island in the furious ocean of the capitalist world market. Thisalternative economy needs state assistance.
A World Civil Society is Arising: Leonardo Boff (tags)
In porto Alegre spiritual, human and ethical values were central..Everyone senses that we are on a wrong way since we don't have a social contract any more. This wrong way only leads to ears as in Iraq.. Relying on force for world order is very dangerous.
BTL:5th Annual World Social Forum Tackles Global Justice Issues (tags)
Interview with Njoki Njehu, director of the 50 Years is Enough Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
World Conscience as a Superpower (tags)
A revolution in thinking against mechanical models of action and knowledge has occurred in the past 30 years..The new thinking about knowledge and society understands non-linear, non-instrumental and non-rational dimensions.
MULTITUDE: MONSTER OR MASTER (tags)
Often we suspect there is something ‘rotten’ in our global order and only an urgent adjustment can save us from calamity. But we are unable to articulate or convert our suspicions into logical concepts expressed in the context of past and current political and economic evolutions.
World forum seeks solutions to war, poverty (tags)
Forum registration lines reflected a rainbow of colors and ages. Young people were a very strong presence.
"An European Social Forum in London" PHOTOS REPORTAGE from LondonESF2004 (tags)
320 photos, the days of the ESF, the demonstration against war and the intelligent police of Blair. Things of the other world...
Boston Social Forum: Significance, Achievements and Some Lessons Learned (tags)
analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/30/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.
World Social Forum challenges inequality (tags)
MUMBAI, India – On the sidewalk of a busy Mumbai street, two tiny children and their baby brother, clad only in a shirt, sit in a patch of dirt, directly in front of a cell phone store.
Reflections on 2003: Ideologues and prophets, left and right (tags)
2003 was not a year of Historic Victories or Historic Defeats; it was a year of constantly shifting relations of power between imperialism and popular resistance movements.
RNC 2004! Come to NYC! (tags)
Discussions around the future Republican National Convention protests are heating up here in NYC. We have the next 400 days to organize for an incredibly important moment, to pull the rug (or welcome mat) out from under the Republicans who are hell-bent on creating a political juggernaut to push their regressive agenda.
Seattle-Genova-Salonica the struggle against Capitalist Globalisation continues... (tags)
Anticapitalist Left bloc in Greece "Struggle Initiative" against the red zone & the EU summit
BTL:Third Meeting of World Social Forum in Brazil Addresses Issues of... (tags)
...War, Peace and Economic Inequality. Interview with the Soren Ambrose, of the 50 Years is Enough Network, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
The WSF and a “Movement of Movements” (tags)
Proposal of netstrike de Isole nella Rete against the last detentions (tags)
The arrests of the political activists in South of Italy are really grave. It's urgent to give an strong and united response. Isole nella Rete is proposing a netstrike. Over the skin of the activists from the South is the future of all the political activism.
Call for anticapitalist convergence against ICC in Denver, CO May 5th-8th (tags)
Come to Denver May 5th-8th to stand up against the 34th World Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce, composed of representatives from thousands of corporations, which makes recommendations on policy to the UN, WTO, and G8.
BTL: Intl Global Justice Movement Discusses Alternative Development Models... (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, who attended the World Social Forum and discusses the deliberations and action plans that came out of the Porto Alegre gathering.
Third World Debt Deemed Illegal (tags)
People's Tribunal on the Debt in Porto Alegre finds $1.8 trillion in debt illegal; World Bank, IMF & other lenders guilty of genocide
Chomsky Blasts WEF From Brazil (tags)
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Noam Chomsky arrived here for the World Social Forum (WSF) and immediately blasted the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New York as power-hogging, anti-global, and linked to "crude and vulgar" exploitation of the September 11 attacks.
World Social Forum Agenda (tags)
The list below, from the World Social Forum Website is a break-down of the four topics of conversation to be addressed at the WSF
undercover cops in genoa (tags)
Carabinieri: A handout photo released by the Genoa Social Forum Sunday, July 22, 2001, allegedly shows people dressed as rioters brandishing batons close to a uniformed Carabinieri officer in front of Carabinieri police barracks in downtown Genoa, Saturday, July 21, 2001. Leaders of the Genoa Social Forum accused the police of sending plainclothes officers to blend with the cloud of rioters against the G8 summit. (AP Photo)
Raid "Weapons." Genoa Social Forum, NONVIOLENT main umbrella of G8 countersummit (tags)
Outrageousness of July 22, 2001 brutal police raid of Genoa Social Forum, NONVIOLENT main umbrella of G8 countersummit. Dozens injured, hospitalized, and still detained. World outrage. The outrageousness of the July 22, 2001 combined raid of Genoa Social Forum, Italy Indymedia, and Radio Gap is sinking in. Dozens of brutal injuries. Unprovoked beatings of people to unconsciousness. Pools of blood everywhere. Witnesses galore. Mainstream politicians and press as witnesses.
More reports of Italy Indymedia and Genoa Social Forum raid, brutality. LINKS. (tags)
The latest reports really flesh out the brutality of the raid July 22, 2001 of the Genoa Independent Media Center and the Genoa Social Forum. Photos, detailed reports, videos, etc.. Even some of the mainstream press is getting it right. The outrageousness of the raid is sinking in. Dozens of brutal injuries. Unprovoked beatings of people to unconsciousness. Pools of blood everywhere. Witnesses galore. Mainstream politicians and press as witnesses.
IMC NEWS BLAST | WORLD SOCIAL FORUM -- WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (tags)
A compilation of photos, video, and audio and text reports from the Independent Media Center's coverage of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Released Thursday, February 1, 2001. Check the www.indymedia.org newswire for upcoming translations of this News Blast.