There is no escaping it. 2016 was a terrible year for anyone concerned with social and environmental justice. Even so, amidst the gloom, there were important struggles and victories by social movements. Here are 12 stories that inspire us to act as we move into 2017.
Against a barrage of opposition media propaganda funded by Bolivia’s elites, the new constitution was approved with 61% of the popular vote. Bolivia was once the prized pupil for its wholesale application of policies encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank. Now it is one of the countries articulating an alternative.
El Foro Social Mundial (FSM), reunido esta semana en Brasil, tiene la tarea urgente de proponer soluciones alternativas para la crisis mundial del capitalismo, e impulsar un control democrático de la economía y el Estado en todo el planeta, dice Walden Bello.