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To WSF or not to WSF? Strategic Thinking for Change in the Global Justice Movement and the World Social Forum

The present piece follows a previous report submitted to the IC before the Casablanca meeting in December 2013. That paper focused on the larger areas of convergence observed in a series of interviews that I conducted in the period October … Continue reading

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The future of the World Social Forum and its International Council.

Report submitted to┬áthe Casablanca World Social Forum’s International Council meeting, December 2013 Summary This is a preliminary report based on 28 in-depth interviews conducted within the framework of the working group and process of reflection on the future of the … Continue reading

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Between University Campus and Banlieue… with an eye on Egypt.

As the forum finds a more regular pace than the halting initial, commotion and emotion is brought by dramatic confrontations between supporters of the Saharawis people and Moroccan activists allegedly on the books of the Moroccan Interior Ministry who forcefully … Continue reading

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Ice creams, regime change and the search for the registration desk at Dakar

With events in Egypt and Tunisia creating a moment of incredible change on the continent, there could not have been a better time for Dakar to host the 2011 World Social Forum Continue reading

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Countdown to WSF 2011: The spirit of North Africa blows south to Senegal

The participants to the the WSF 2011 converge today in the centre of Dakar, the capital of Senegal for the opening march that will start a week of activities, seminars, conferences, formal and informal meetings, encounters, reflections and dances to … Continue reading

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Talking about the World Social Forum: beyond mainstream media and movements’ hegemonic leaderships

A strongly felt and long drawn anxiety is shared by many World Social Forum organisers and supporters. Its relevance vis-a-vis global politics and even vis-a-vis global progressives seems to be unstoppably fading away after a very promising start and exhilarating … Continue reading

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The World Social Forum as a S-/place of G-/local Transformative Deliber-/action

I’m starting to think about a paper I want to write for the AAA conference in San Srancisco, CA, USA. Some time back I had to think of a title and something came up with a smile. I thought of … Continue reading

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