Frank Hartmann on 26 Jan 2001 04:37:38 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Porto Alegre

These days (25-30 Jan.) the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum
takes place in Davos. As a challenge to this and especially the
neoliberal policies which it promotes, the Public Eye on Davos set up a
conference with the usual toothless rhetorics about "challening the so
called world leaders".
This year however, there is also a new approach in criticizing
globalization, as the new "World Social Forum" set up a meeting in the
city of Porto Allegre, Brazil. "The World Social Forum will provide a
space for building economic alternatives, for exchanging experiences and
for strengthening South-North alliances between NGOs, unions and social
movements. It will also be an opportunity for developing concrete
projects, to educate the public, and to mobilize civil society
internationally" - see

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