Water Justice News: World Social Forum

 

While in Tunisia late last month for the World Social Forum, I noted in a campaign blog an Al Jazeera news article that reported, “The alter-globalisation activists are not the only people to have paid North Africa a visit in recent weeks. The International Monetary Fund has also been knocking on doors in both Tunisia […]

 

From March 26-30, an estimated 50,000 people flocked to Tunisia to participate in the first World Social Forum to take place in the Arab world. The theme was dignity – a term that had become a battle cry during the revolutionary protests that took place throughout the region in 2010 and 2011.
Organizations working on water […]

 

While in Tunisia (just across the Mediterranean Sea from Greece), the Blue Planet Project met with Greek activists Maria Kanelopoulo and Theo Karyotis. They are concerned about Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold pursuing its Skouries project – a processing plant and open pit gold mine – near the town of Ierissos in the Halkidiki peninsula of Greece, […]

 

This afternoon I spoke at the ‘Rôle du Forum social des peuples et convergence des luttes; Crise environnementale: quelles stratégies? quelles alternatives?’ workshop organized by Montreal-based Alternatives at the World Social Forum in Tunis.
Also on the panel were Jacques Létourneau, the president of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), Widia Larivière, the co-founder of Idle […]

 

About 85 people from at least 23 different countries came together for a ‘Roundtable on water as a human right and a commons’ at the World Social Forum in Tunisia earlier today.
The 3-hour session began with three presentations.
A community leader from Peru highlighted the impact of mining in his country on the right to water. […]

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