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    World Social Forum 2007

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    Is the WSF in Crisis

    2007-02-15, Issue 291

    THE 2007 WORLD Social Forum in Nairobi highlighted some of the strengths--but also problems and limitations--of the international conferences. In fact, questions remain over the future of the WSF, with no meetings scheduled for 2008 and no location a...

    Globalisation From Below

    Steve Ouma Akoth

    2007-02-07, Issue 290

    A critical examination of the WSF highlights the imbalances between on the one hand the NGOs and CSO and on the other, the people's movements. The conclusion is that the former must now begin to listen to the latter in order for globalisation to occur from below and for the masses to speak to power.

    Global: A Political Programme for the World Social Forum ?

    2007-01-17, Issue 286

    The World Social Forum is widely celebrated as an ‘open space’ that has no clearly defined political programme of its own – other than its Charter of Principles - but rather provides a relatively free and undirected space for all those interested in ...

    Africa: Poetic Voices at the World Social Forum

    2007-01-17, Issue 286

    Poets from south and east Africa will participate in a remarkable cultural initiative at this year's World Social Forum. The WSF, this year hosted in Kenya – it's first time in Africa – will see more than 80 000 people from global civil society desce...

    Global: Political Statement and Call to Action on Palestine

    Palestinian Civil Society to the World Social Forum

    2007-01-17, Issue 286

    Forty years after Israel's occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and almost 60 years after the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, the Palestinian people are at a critical juncture. Global solidarity and support will be...

    Global: Invitation to DHF events at WSF

    2007-01-17, Issue 286

    The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation organises three events this year, all related to our What Next project. In addition, we are also inviting all old and new friends present in Nariboi to an informal gathering in the evening of the 22 January at Boulevar...

    Global: My World, Your World

    2007-01-17, Issue 286

    As the 7th edition of the World Social Forum converges in Nairobi under the slogan ‘Another World is Possible’, Alliance Française presents an exhibition by three of Kenya’s leading contemporary painters and sculptors, aptly titled ‘My World, Your Wo...

    Africa: AWOMI Activity Agenda WSF '07

    Sokari Ekine

    2007-01-17, Issue 286

    Please find available through the link below the AWOMI programme for the World Social Forum in Nairobi....

    Africa: WSF Seminar on China in Africa

    2007-01-18, Issue 286

    This workshop will provide a critical view of China's growing presence and influence in Africa. At the same time it will also provide a venue for dialogue for a reciprocal solidarity....

    Africa: “African Women- The Mirror of the World”

    2007-01-18, Issue 286

    What would the world be like if it was viewed through the eyes of African women? The Gender & Trade Network in Africa (GENTA) will pose this question to more than 65,000 social movements, people dwelling in slums, and world parliamentarians at the Wo...

    Global: Community Radio to Broadcast

    2007-01-18, Issue 286

    The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, (AMARC) will cover, thanks to the Internet and its world network of community radios the social alternatives to neoliberal globalization discussed by civil society organisations in the 7th World ...

    Global: Poverty Remains the Face of a Woman

    2007-01-18, Issue 286

    On 23rd January 2007, Commonwealth women will come together to discuss and debate this critical question at the World Social Forum in Nairobi....

    Africa: Movement Building in the 21st Century

    2007-01-11, Issue 285

    At the Seventh World Social Forum in Nairobi, Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) will present an interactive panel and dialogue with women’s rights activists from Africa and the Middle East who will discuss strategies to strengthen social movements, ...

    Africa: World Social Forum uniquely organized

    2007-01-11, Issue 285

    The 7th World Social Forum (WSF) will be held from 20 until 25 January 2007 at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, Nairobi and is expected to host up to 150,000 delegates from all over the world. Over 1,000 activities will take place in th...

    Kenya: 100,000 Guests Expected At World Social Conference

    2007-01-11, Issue 285

    More than 100,000 delegates are expected to attend the World Social Forum conference to be held in Nairobi in a fortnight. Organisers said yesterday (9January 2007) the preparations for the conference were almost complete....

    Africa: World Social Forum gains momentum

    2007-01-11, Issue 285

    As the countdown to the 2007 World Social Forum gains momentum, anti-globalisation activists from around the world are no doubt rolling up their sleeves for spirited debates on the flaws in the current economic order. In Cameroon, however, such deba...

    Kenya: WSF Delegates Expected to Strain Host City

    2007-01-03, Issue 284

    This month could see Nairobi overrun by thousands more foreign visitors than it can house or move about comfortably, industry sources say. Hotel managers who struggled with about 6,000 delegates at last year's climate change conference predict tough ...

    WSF 2007: Overview of registered activities

    2007-01-04, Issue 284

    On this page you will find 5 Excel databases with all activities registered for the World Social Forum event to take place in Nairobi from January 20 to 25, 2007. We are in the process of drawing up the program, taking into account the different nee...

    Kenya: What Is WSF?

    2006-12-19, Issue 283

    In just a months time the World Social Forum will get underway in Nairobi, Kenya- marking the first instance in which Africa is acting as sole host of the event. Also home to Kibera - sometimes referred to as Africa's largest slum - it could be argue...

    Global: WSF- Periodicity of the Forums

    2006-12-19, Issue 283

    The International Council (IC) of the World Social Forum (WSF) decided in its meeting in Parma on 10-12 October 2006 that the next coordinated worldwide WSF event after the Nairobi WSF in January 2007 will take place in 2009. This was not simply a mi...

    Global: In depth world Social Forum

    2006-12-21, Issue 283

    The World Social Forum (WSF) was created to provide an open platform to discuss strategies of resistance to the globalization model proposed at the annual World Economic Forum at Davos. Firmly committed to the belief that “Another World Is Possible” ...

    Global: registration deadline extended

    2006-12-05, Issue 281

    The activity registration deadline for the WSF has been extended till December 13, 2006. All organizations that want to register activities for the WSF2007 event in Nairobi should do this at the World Social Forum Process website. An announcement wil...

    Global: Italian Government to support WSF2007

    2006-12-05, Issue 281

    The Italian Government has decided to support a range of media related activities for the WSF2007 event in Nairobi. Representatives of the Italian Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, representatives of the WSF Secretariat and IPS Director General, met...

    Press Release by Bro. George M. Muchai

    2006-12-07, Issue 281

    The 7th World Social Forum will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from January 20th - 25th, 2007 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. This is an important event that will bring the world to Africa. Activists, Social and Labour Movements, Networks, Coalitions and other progressive forces from Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe and all corners of Africa will converge in Nairobi, Kenya for five days of cultural resistance and celebration, panels, workshops, symposia, processions, film nights and much more....

    Africa: We’re feminists and proud of it

    2006-11-28, Issue 280

    The World Social Forum will be here in January next year. Kenya has no idea what is about to hit it — thousands upon thousands of activists from different social movements all around the world. This is a good time to reflect on the nature of contempo...

    Global: WSF 2007 Newsletter No. 2

    2006-11-28, Issue 280

    The WSF 2007 Secretariat proudly presents the second edition of the WSF 2007 Newsletter - now ready for download. The Secretariat of the Organising Committee of the World Social Forum 2007 is very happy to share with you the second edition of our New...

    Global: Procedures to apply for media accreditation

    2006-11-15, Issue 278

    Bona fide representatives of the media –print and electronic, photography, radio, television and film- will be accredited for coverage of the World Social Forum 2007, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 20-25 January 2007....

    Global: Individual registration for WSF 2007

    2006-10-31, Issue 276

    The Individual Registration Form is now available on the website. Download it, fill it in, and return the form to the WSF 2007 Secretariat. A few days after you have registered, you will receive a CODE that you need to make the payment for your indiv...

    Global: Registration Announcement

    2006-11-01, Issue 276

    Registration of organizations and activities for the WSF 2007 event is now open. Please note that organizations – not individuals – can register activities. Registration of organizations that have access to the Internet is done in [url]www.wsfprocess...

    Kenya: The African Milestone

    2006-10-18, Issue 274

    For the first time, the World Social Forum will be taking place on the African continent, promising to bring together popular forces from a wide variety of constituencies from around the globe. It is time to spell out the broad principles that inform...

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