[A-List] FW: [pga na] 1/20: World Social Forum 2006 - Updates
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Fri Jan 20 02:50:04 MST 2006
World Social Forum 2006: Updates (Jan 20, 2006)
WSF Bamako - January 19-23, 2006
WSF Caracas - January 24-29, 2006
WSF Karachi - March 24-29, 2006
Globalize Watch: Projects of Peace No War Network
1/19: World Social Forum 2006 opens in Bamako, Mali
BAMAKO, MALI, 19 JANUARY 2006 - The World Social Forum is an alternative to
the World Economic Forum, a yearly meeting of business and political elites
in Davos, Switzerland. Believing that "Another World is Possible", the World
Social Forum is a space for exchanging information and experiences of
fighting neo-liberalism. The past decade has seen a wide range of popular
resistance in Africa. The Forum will offer an opportunity for dialogue and
reflection on those fights and the alternatives they offer in the global
project to build a better world based on solidarity and common struggle, not
competition and war.
This year's World Social Forum is being held simultaneously in Bamako
(Mali), Caracas (Venezuela), and Karachi (Pakistan). The Bamako World Social
Forum opens today, the 19th of January 2006. Approximately 30,000 activists
from across the region and the world are expected to attend. This is the
first World Social Forum to be held in Africa.
Themes of the Bamako WSF include:
Militarisation and War
Outcomes of the Hong Kong WTO meeting
and many more.
"What is the World Social Forum?"
World Social Forum (WSF) is an open meeting space for reflective thinking,
democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of
experiences & inter-linking of effective action for groups and movements of
civil society, that are opposed to neo-liberalism and to domination of the
world by capital and any form of imperialism. They are committed to building
a planetary society directed towards fruitful relationships among humankind
and between it and the Earth.
WSF is a world process. All the meetings held as part of the process have an
international dimension. Since 2001, WSF meetings and events have taken
place every year in various parts of the world.
The Sixth World Social Forum is a Polycentric event that will be held in
Caracas (Venezuela), Bamako (Mali), and Karachi (Pakistan) in 2006.
WSF Caracas will be held on January 24-29, 2006, and WSF Bamako will be held
on January 19-23, 2006.
Tentative dates of March 24-29, 2006 have been set for WSF Karachi 2006.
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