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 […]
Water Justice News: World Social Forum
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.
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.
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.