By Chantal Havard, Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
World Social Forum 2016: ready to lose the North?
For over fifteen years, the World Social Forum has brought together anti-globalists, activists, and other builders of a more just world from all around the world. In its eleven previous incarnations, the Forum was held in so-called developing countries, like Brazil, Senegal and Tunisia. Read the full editorial here
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