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A New Start with the 2009 WSF

An interview with IIRE Fellow Eric Toussaint , by Pauline Imbach 

Some talked about a new start for the movement for another globalization with the World Social Forum in Belém. Do you think this is the case? Since the World Social Forum (WSF) went through difficult moments in 2006, 2007, and 2008, we can really call this 9th edition a new start. It was a huge success in various respects.

Le rebond du Forum Social Mondial

Interview d’Eric Toussaint, par Pauline Imbach

On a parlé de rebond du mouvement altermondialiste à l’occasion du Forum Social Mondial à Belém, que faut-il en penser?

Après une situation difficile du Forum Social Mondial (FSM) en 2006, 2007, 2008, on peut parler véritablement de rebond car cette 9ème édition est un énorme succès à différents niveaux.

Is there a long term solution for the conflict in Palestine?

This question is ever so urgent to discuss, in order to advance concrete proposals and the work of solidarity as bombs fall over Gaza and the number of innocent victims increases from day to day. Mid-February, IIRE will hold it Palestine Seminar, bringing together progressive activists from several Arab countries and Israel, as well as experts and activists dealing with the Middle East from Europe, North America and the Philippines.

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