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Queer eye for the WSF

For me, one of the real achievements of this WSF has been thewonderful turnout of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex(LGBTI) activists here (particularly from Africa). The Q-Spot, a venuesetup by GALCK (the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya), was one of themost popular hangouts in the stadium. Numerous workshops, trainings,debates, film screenings, exhibits, and poetry readings were wellattended and there was a real buzz about the place.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Mercury rising

Day 2 of the Forum and the wazungu (white people) are allstarting to turn various shades of pink from sunburns and heatexposure. The drums and singing are a constant thrum in the backgroundas thousands move from workshop to workshop or just wander aroundsluggishly browsing the various stalls. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Nefarious Nestlé

Buying milk from the Mugabes is just the latest in a decades-long list of wrongdoing.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Power to the people

'We are the millions of women and men, organisations, networks,movements, trade unions from all parts of the world. We come from ruralzones and urban centres. We are of all ages, cultures and beliefs, butare united by the strong conviction that another world is possible.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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World Social Forum 2007: Warts and all

NAIROBI. There are a few things about Kasarani stadium, the venuefor the 2007 World Social Forum, that seem at odds with the spirit ofthis now institutionalised annual civil society gathering. The gates,razor wire and sentries stopping-and-searching at the main entrancecertainly contradict the spirit of openness that the WSF purports tofoster.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

What's hot and what's (ironically) not

The World Social Forum is a good place to be if you want to get ahandle on the biggest issues that grassroots activists are working on,that communities and movements are resisting, and that we all need totake notice of. This year, the four that really stood out for me are(in no particular order, and making no attempt to be exhaustive, pleaseadd your own!): .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100
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Smiley-faced monopolists: how Google, Facebook and Amazon won the world

Does it matter that these titans are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us.…

  • Tue Sep 6 08:10:09 2016
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The Uprising of Women in the Arab World

‘How can a country be liberated when half its population is not?’ asks an online women’s campaign group. Noreen Sadik reports.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why is Britain siding with the vulture funds?

The UN wants to stop billionaire speculators forcing indebted nations like Argentina into default. Britain, the US and Germany say ‘no’. Tim Jones reports.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Guatemala gets a green card

The UN recognizes Guatemalan efforts to preserve its woodlands.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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