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World Social Forum

The World Social Forum (WSF) is an annual assembly and meeting of diverse organizations of civil society that, in various ways, seek alternatives to global capitalism. The WSF brings together participants from progressive grassroots movements, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and community advocacy groups, both formal and informal. Movements and groups are active on a range of issues of social, economic, political, and environmental justice, including but not limited to labor, indigenous rights, ecology, climate change, land rights, antipoverty, housing, and food security. Participants seek to forge solidarity, build alliances, and develop and coordinate strategies and tactics on global campaigns. The WSF is envisaged as a nongovernment, noncorporate counter to global meetings of national states and multinational capital, such as the World Economic Forum or the World ...

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