Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Coming Soon... The World Social Forum

The sixth annual World Social Forum is being held in Caracas (Venezuela) Bamako (Mali) and Karachi (Pakistan).

The Forum is what it says it is: a Forum for literally thousands of groups devoted to social justice from around the world.

Inshallah, I will be heading out to the one in Caracas in just a few days - where over a hundred thousand activists are expected to gather primarily from Las Americas and Europe. Check out Hot Coals beginning this Saturday for live reports from the WSF.

I'll try to give a Muslim interest spin to the reports - but one that is broad in scope. After all Muslims have similar concerns with the rest of the planet, including the war, corporate globalization, the ruining of our environment, corporatization of food and water... and more.

Check out some recent articles on the Forum:

Threats and Challenges

Global Protest with a Caribbean Twist

Some Hard Questions about the WSF

2 comment(s):

  • Altaf, thanks so much for your work on this. I have read the first WSF post on Hot Coals and will be following them, though don't feel intelligent and involved enough to really comment, but hope it gets a lot of thoughtful readership.

    By Blogger Anna in PDX, at 1/22/2006 11:55:00 PM  

  • I´m writing from caracas now, have a lot of thoghts, will write more later tomorrow, inshallah.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2006 04:51:00 PM  

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