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Everything free!

As we arrived this morning at the stadium where the World SocialForum is taking place, the traffic had come to a standstill. Which ispretty normal for Nairobi. But as we got out of the car to walk thefinal distance it became clear that this was no ordinary gridlock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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President patronizing

Obama’s speech in Ghana has caused anger in Africa, as Sokari Ekine explains.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Chapatis against Bush!

With a renewed vigour and fresh intensity, the World Social Forumfeels like it’s beginning to hit its stride. Thanks to the Kenyanactivists’ inspiring agitation, there is a feeling of genuinepossibility in the air. WSF Organizers have made good on some of theirassurances that the Forum will be a more open space and those unable topay will be allowed in.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Privatization brings the rain?

Anti-water privatization activists from all over Africa met today atthe World Social Forum to launch a new African Water Network aimed atstrengthening co-operation and co-ordinating efforts to ‘oppose waterprivatization in all its forms’; to work for a participatory model ofpublic control over water; and to assert that water is a fundamentalhuman right. Virginia Setshedi from the South African Coalition AgainstWater Privatization explained the significance of the event: ‘Today wecelebrate…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Yellow Jersey - tax haven takes the limelight

Fun and games in the City of London - offshore.…

  • 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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Kiswahili crash course

Of the few languages I’ve had the privilege to learn (badly) in my life, Kiswahili(Swahili) is my favourite. It’s wonderful expressionism and rich use ofproverbs is a window into a different way of looking at life andcommunicating with one another. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The WSF's Seven Year Itch

I recently submitted this post on the Guardian's Comment is Freesection which has started a little bit of a discussion. Please join inand contribute your own thoughts about these issues. It's a goodopportunity to get some kind of debate going about the Social Forumprocess, reflections, criticisms, anecdotes, etc.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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I Am A Rebel

People worldwide dedicated the month of January to celebrating the life of poet and activist Dennis Brutus.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A Green OPEC?

Despite the underwhelming emphasison climate change at the World Social Forum, there were a fewinteresting sessions and issues worth noting, many of which might nothave been labeled as strictly ‘climate change’ sessions.One in particular was a workshop on biofuels, organized by the Global Forest Coalition.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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