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World Social Forum, Porto Alegre January 2005

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The World Social Forum that gets under way this week will bring together a large number of slum dwellers' representatives. "Never again an isolated struggle" is their slogan as they seek common solutions to common problems.

WSF 2005: Towards the Urban Way

The V World Social Forum Porto Alegre, Brazil from January 25 – 31 2005 The International Alliance of Inhabitants will be taking an active part with a number of initiatives aimed at building a unified, common space for debate, encounter and proposals for inhabitants’ organizations and social movements striving for a different possible world, starting from the defence of housing rights. For this reason, the IAI, together with thirty or so organizations from all over the world, has launched an appeal: Creating a common global space of solidarity for urban social movements .