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By William F. Fisher, Thomas Ponniah

In 2001 the 1st global Social discussion board was once held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The assembly was once seen by way of many on the time as a brand new manifestation of the worldwide Left, a people's competition to the area fiscal discussion board that stood because the first genuine entrance to worldwide capitalism because the cave in of the Soviet Union. whereas many activists and intellectuals at the left have seeing that turn into deeply serious of the discussion board, more moderen pursuits, comparable to Occupy, the Arab Spring and the indignados, have equipped upon its successes and innovations.

Another global is feasible is the unique selection of essays and calls for from the center of the ‘movement of movements’. according to the paintings of the 1st annual conferences of the WSF, this vintage assortment not just set out the preliminary goals of the activities that got here jointly, it additionally lead the way for the theoretical research of latest social activities, their a number of and participatory personality. this present day, as many crises impact all our lives, it's time to revisit the unique calls for of a world cohesion circulation, united in its selection to struggle opposed to the focus of wealth, the proliferation of poverty and inequalities, and the destruction of our earth, and to reconstitute a world left.

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These papers see the ‘free trade’ policies promoted by the World Trade Organization producing a society that is at the service of the economy (International Trade Conference synthesis). How can the economy be redirected into fulfilling the broader society’s needs? In order to challenge international trade there needs to be a discussion of how to regulate corporations democratically. The challenge is that corporations currently have the power to unilaterally direct government. As these papers articulate, their presence in political decisionmaking is so profound that it has become common sense that their strategies of privatization and investment are the best methods for achieving employment and development.

Ecologists lay emphasis on the technological, and therefore view globalization as the spread of risk (Beck 2000). These different analyses do not preclude one another. Yet each has a specific diagnosis and solution to the challenges that neoliberal globalization poses. Where all three – socialists, identity groups, and ecologists – are in agreement is the conviction that uniform economic policies, cultural practices and technological risks are being imposed across global space. The world’s public did not vote for the leadership of the WTO, nor for advertising billboards to dominate visual space, nor for research that produces genetically modified organisms.

The World Social Forum Documents The World Social Forum 2002 conference proposals and syntheses are best understood as the central part of a work in progress. 9 This use of ‘empire’ THE REINVENTION OF DEMOCRACY 7 places special emphasis on the United States as the central determinant of the neoliberal project (‘the Washington Consensus’). It sees neoliberal globalization as a process sweeping all actors along with it. Yet it is a process that could not continue without the efforts of agents all over the planet.

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