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Go ! Somewhere on the Planet
US Social Forum Held in Detroit
- 30 September 2010 - by Yvon Poirier
This past June 2010, the US Social Forum brought 15,000 activists into the country’s automotive-industry capital, in crisis. Yvon Poirier reports that although interesting, proposals for alternative models was not the major concern for most participants. Last June, about 15,000 activists gathered in Detroit for the second US Social Forum. This represented a 50% increase in participants compared with the first edition that was held in June 2007. The deepening economic crisis in the U.S. no (...)

Go ! Soils in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, in the New Independent States, in the Countries of Central Asia, and in Mongolia. Present Situation and Perspectives - 13 January 2009

Go ! Women Building Alternatives - 8 September 2008 - by Minga Informativa de Movimientos Sociales
More than 500 women from all over Brazil met at the national meeting of women for food and energy sovereignty in Belo Horizonte from August 28 to 31. Women of all different cultures, ages, civil statuses, labor conditions, education, from the country and the cities came to share their knowledge and also their concerns in view of the changes being imposed by the capitalist system to continue developing at the cost of most of the population; changes that are currently affecting the country, (...)

Go ! Proposal for an Intergenerational Partnership on Sustainable Development Education - 6 April 2008 - by John Anugraha
As the concept of sustainable development grows in importance, the need to move environmental education towards the broader concept of sustainable-development education is increasingly manifest. John Anugraha informs us on the need to involve the younger and the older generations in a movement in this direction and informs us of a workshop on this issue, as well as of a proposal to rejuvenate the Asia-Pacific Alliance for it to integrate this recently identified requirement. (...)

Go ! The Second China-Europa Forum Inspired from the Alliance Methodology - 12 November 2007 - by Pierre Calame
The second China-Europa Forum was held last October in 23 European cities of 7 different countries. Pierre Calame, General Manager of the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) tells us here how the forum started out from the major findings of the World Citizens Assembly of Lille: the need to build a global community and no longer rely on state-to-state relations. The entire conception of the forum was derived from Alliance learning: the idea of combining (...)

Go ! Major Youth Festival in the Philippines to be Celebrated in May 2008 - 10 September 2007 - by Pinky CUPINO
How do young people become aware of their responsibilities to the planet and to humankind, in other words, to their own future? How do they exercise those responsibilities? The Philippine Facilitation Team of the Charter of Human Responsibilities has a few answers to these important questions, and is applying the means to materializing them. A report by Pinky Cupino. Y Acts! Youth Festival 2008! was launched by the Philippine Facilitation Team of the Charter of Human Responsibilities last (...)

Go ! Making History on the Road to the World Alliance of Migrants - 5 June 2007 - by Ricardo Jiménez
In an unprecedented event, about 400 migrants from almost every country in the three Americas, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego (literally!), came together in the city of Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacán, to listen to one another, learn from each other, and look into the mirror of their different experiences. They were joined by nearly 200 representatives of migrant communities from Africa and Europe, NGOs, academic institutions and Mexican and U.S. authorities. This was not just (...)

Go ! Differently Is Not Only Possible, but Real! - 4 April 2007
The Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy, scheduled in Manila from October 17 to 20 this year, will underscore the growing reality of an economic framework that is compatible with the survival of the human race and of the planet. It is the truly vibrant initiative of solidarity and cooperation taken by an increasing number of organizations seeking to place human beings and social relationships back at the core of economic activities. The themes that will be discussed during the forum are: (...)

Go ! Asian Forum for Solidarity Economy to Be Held in October 2007 under the Sign of Compassion - 29 January 2007
One of the main keywords in solidarity economy is “differently”: producing and trading differently, but also financing differently . . . and measuring the economy differently. By its side, CSRSME Asia has placed another keyword, “compassion.” This year’s Asian Forum in Manila will be looking at how these translate into action. Coalition of Socially Responsible Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Asia, or CSRSME Asia, is the self-explanatory name of an organization that began germinating in (...)

Go ! Diálogos da rua (Street Dialogues) - 12 January 2006 - by Isis de Palma
It will not be through the Internet that we will recover direct democracy, the Greek “agora” that has been forgotten in the archive under papers stacked up by the techno-magicians of modern times. Those of us who have spent considerable time on Internet-based dialogs have learned that they are terribly limited in light of our social ambitions... In the street is where we can recover everyone’s voices, self-confidence, and trust in one another: the foundation of a responsible society, for (...)

Go ! Meetings in São Paulo Discuss Artists’ Responsibilities - 16 May 2005 - by Júlia Tavares
The second meeting of “Artists Having Coffee” took place at the Pólis Institute on April 28 as part of the events of the World Network of Artists in Alliance set up in the late nineties. These meetings are attended by artists or persons involved in culture in Brazil or abroad. Following is an interview with Hamilton Faria, coordinator of the Pólis Culture Team and facilitator of the Network. Interview by Júlia Tavares How did the idea of the World Network of Artists in Alliance come up? (...)

Go ! Second International Meeting for Human Responsibilities - 23 February 2005 - by Carlos Rivera
The city-port of Valparaíso, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and Santiago, the capital of Chile, located at the southern tip of America, were the setting in which the members of the Coordination Committee for the promotion of the Charter of Human Responsibilities held their work sessions. This was the second international meeting of the Committee, which had met for the first time in October 2003 on the island of Syros, Greece. Representatives came from the five continents and the purpose (...)

Go ! Discussion in Porto Alegre on a New Structure for the Alliance - 22 February 2005 - by Germà Pelayo
On invitation by a few members of the Board of the Charles Léopold Meyer Foundation who attended the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre on January 26-31, 2005, a meeting for sharing impressions took place between them and the Allies who organized workshops in the Forum. The members of the FPH Board wished to know more about the different Allies’ initiatives, as well as about the vision that the Allies had of the future of the Alliance. The Allies highlighted the importance of continuing the (...)

Go ! Glegbenu Network and Traversées Meet in Benin - 10 February 2005 - by Gustave Assah
Glegbenu and Traversées met in Benin this past September 28 - October 10, 2004. On the program of this crossing of paths between two associated Alliance initiatives: mutual discovery of their projects, experience sharing, presentation workshops for the Charter of Human Responsibilities, and the mapping thesaurus method. The Glegbenu network, linked to the Youth Workshop of the Alliance, and the GRAPAD (Groupe de Recherche d’Appui pour l’Agriculture et le Développement - Research group in (...)

Go ! News from the International Alliance of Inhabitants - 19 June 2004 - by Cesare Ottolini
The International Alliance of inhabitants is preparing, after the World Social Forum 2004, the following activities : Zero Evictions! Specially the campaign Viva Nairobi Viva! In coordination with local associations. This campaign has been successful in blocking the eviction of some 354.000 inhabitants of the Nairobi slums. Social production of habitat: This campaign wants to promote the defeat of public and social housing shortage, prioritising the use of territorial, social, cultural, (...)

Go ! Mumbai 2004: Solidarity Economy Meets People’s Economy - 28 April 2004 - by Françoise Wautiez, Philippe Amouroux
The Workgroup on a Solidarity Socio-Economy (WSSE) at the Fourth WSF, Mumbai, January 16 to 21, 2004 After the European Social Forum, we barely had a month left – December, with its illuminated streets, its end-of-year balances, all the presents to buy and all the friends and relatives to whom, at least according to tradition, we should dedicate a little more time, time that just seemed to be slipping by so quickly – to finish preparing the Economy of Solidarity events for the fourth World (...)

Go ! Cultures, Religions, Citizenship and the World Parliament process - 17 December 2003 - by Siddhartha
“We haven’t reached the end of history, but rather the end of a period in history and we now need to put our heads together to write the next page, that of the building of an international community that is capable of combining unity and diversity at all levels, from the local to the global, that is capable of mastering and orienting the powerful forces of science and the market, that is capable of equipping itself with the rules, institutions, representations and methods that will ensure (...)

Go ! FPH - Partners Dialogue for New Stage of Alliance - 11 December 2003
On October 14 to 16 and 20 to 22, the FPH organized two meetings with some of its former, present, and new partners in view of getting their reactions to the new FPH guidelines. The first meeting included some twenty representatives of Socioprofessional Networks (Fishworkers, Local Elected Officials, and Young People, for instance) and the second was attended by members of the Geocultural Groups from different regions of the world. The aim was to work jointly to define the new stage of the (...)

Go ! Workgroup on Solidarity Socio-Economy (WSSE) Participates in European Social Forum - 11 December 2003 - by Françoise Wautiez
Tens of thousands attended the workshops, seminars and plenary session of the European Social Forum (ESF) held in four different venues in 0Paris and some of its suburbs. Along with other groups, the WSSE organized workshops and seminars on the transformation of the territory, women and the economy, socially responsible finance, social money, experiences in social economy, and local exchange systems. The ESF Coordination of socially responsible economy actors had decided to pool all joint (...)

Go ! Cancún: Blocking the Neoliberal Plan and a New Opportunity to Advance Alternatives - 6 October 2003 - by Germà Pelayo
In the course of this past decade, the farmers in the countries of the South have been impoverished dramatically as a result of the liberalization of the world economy. The rich countries subsidize their agricultural products then market them broadly and cheaply in the countries of the South. The result of this agricultural dumping is that millions of small-scale farmers cannot sell what they produce, which condemns them to poverty and emigration. The WTO set up a meeting in Cancún from (...)


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