The World Social Forum

Andrew Kingman

The World Social Forum (WSF), held in Kenya 20-25 January, had its usual mix of peoples and causes, and Kenya added an unmistakable African flavour. There was also an overwhelming set of 1,000+ meetings to choose from, some headlined by world-renowned speakers, others letting women farmers speak for themselves. Certain themes stood out: land rights, food sovereignty, and opposition to GMOs (genetically modified organisms) – and, of course, the lampooning and lambasting of George Bush and his allies.

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