'WSF has had a prophetic voice'
Walden Bello interviewed by Gabriel Elizondo
People are now looking to the World Social Forum more than ever for the kinds of alternatives that we need to restructure the world now that the whole system has lost its legitimacy.
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The Networked Journalism Project, organised by TNI's Networked Politics, brought together a team of journalists from around the world to share discussions at the World Social Forum with the media.
Alternative views of the economic crisis
Marcos arruda, Walden Bello, Myriam Vander Stichele and David Evan Harris express their views on the crisis
WSF: is another world possible?
Tim Costello and Brendan Smith
Participants of this year's World Social Forum knew more than ever before that they were right about the failure of corporate-led globalisation. The new development for the global justice movement, however, was the collaboration of hitherto quite separate networks responding to the urgent need to develop alternatives.
Scrap carbon trading
The response of political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to falling carbon prices is to call for a reformed and extended carbon market. In Belem, climate justice activists and campaigners argue for the whole flawed system of carbon trading to be scrapped.
Bailing out the planet
Brendan Smith, Tim Costello and Jeremy Brecher
'Green paper gold' could provide a much-needed fiscal stimulus while protecting the planet from climate change
The convenient crisis of civilisation
Global recession may offer the indigenous people of the Andes the chance to redefine themselves in a post-colonial environment. The concept of “vivir bien” (live well) offers a potentially universal perspective based on the defense of the common, which includes not only natural resources but also knowledge and traditions based on solidarity and mutuality.
New International Financial Institutions for a New Global Financial Architecture
The labour movement’s response to the economic crisis
Video diaries by Global Labor Strategies with global trade union and social movement activists.
See also “Globalisation from below” tackles the great recession and Bailing out the planet
Declaration of the Assembly of Social Movements in WSF
Climate Justice Assembly Declaration