World Social Forum, Belém january 2009
Key question: Are the inhabitants ready to face the crisis? The crisis is the source of all sorts of drastic change, but are we ready to face it with unified proposals that are capable of combining resistance with alternatives? As Marxist geographer David Harvey highlighted during his presentation at the seminar on the right to the city, this is the most serious crisis and the most structurally rooted crisis in urban areas in modern history. Consequently, could the social movements attack the roots on the premise of the right to housing and to the city? How? With whom? When?
This WSF brings together forces of resistance and problem-solving. The networks linking and interlacing groups from social movements and committed activists, from academia, professionals and local governments from around the world subscribed to the points of convergence presented here .Find here also the Turkish , German and Arabian translation of the Urban Convergences.
Hacia la Via Urbana Encuentre acá los ojectivos, la programación, los participantes y las actividades hechas durante la Asamblea Mundial de Habitantes en Belém, 2009.
Unidad global y alianzas de los movimientos sociales urbanos Encuentre acá los ojectivos, la programación, los participantes y las actividades hechas durante la Campaña Cero Desalojos en Belém, 2009.
By Alessio Surian Between January 26 and 27 of 2009, the Convention Centre of Hagar provided the setting to bring out a new publication of the FME, with the participation of approximately ten thousand people During the proceedings, six plenary sessions were held to account for the content of regional, national, thematic and world forums from the first edition in Porto Alegre, which took place in 2001. It was my turn to participate in and coordinate the session on education and economic solidarity (see Annex).
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Ulus Atayurt, journalist form IstanbulFrom “5 Stories for 5 days…Voices from the World Social Fórum Belem, Amazon”, project “Stories of Possible World” www.powos.org , done by the UPMS (Popular University of Social Movements) and UPTER (Popular University of Rome).