A US activist caused consternation among oil executives when he wrecked an auction of oil and gas leases in Utah in November 2008. Now he is causing an even bigger stir in the environmental movement.
Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.
Jaitapur's French-built nuclear plant is a disaster in waiting, jeopardising biodiversity and local livelihoods.
President Dilma Roussef has the mandate and responsibility to forge a new development path: one based on participatory planning, a social market and environmental sustainability.