Water Justice News: World Social Forum

Mar 262013

Al Jazeera reports, “Thousands of people marking the opening of the World Social Forum in Tunis, an alternative to the elite annual event held in Davos, have marched through the streets chanting pro-democracy and womens rights slogans. Anarchists, ecologists, pacifists and trade unionists joined Sahrawi independence activists, veiled women and Arabs in traditional jellabas as […]

Mar 262013

It’s now 10:30 am on Tuesday morning here in Tunisia (5:30 am in Ottawa) and we’re getting ready for the major march this afternoon that will officially launch the World Social Forum.
Aljazeera reports, “Romdhane Ben Amor, a spokesperson for the WSF organising team, …estimated as many as 50,000 visitors from 128 countries would be gathering […]

UPDATE: Water Justice Day in Tunis

Posted by on March 25, 2013  Tagged with:
Mar 252013

More than 80 people from around the world – representing at least 25 different organizations – gathered today for a ‘Water Justice Day’ forum at the Université de Tunis in advance of the World Social Forum.
Presentations were heard from water movement activists from Turtle Island/ North America, India, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Asia, Chile, Europe, […]

Mar 242013

Tunis, 6 pm local time
We’ve just arrived in Tunis along with many others from around the world who are gathering here for the World Social Forum.
‘Dignity’ is the theme of this WSF. The revolution that took place in this north African country – just two years ago – was spurred by Mohamd Bouaziz who demanded […]

The World Social Forum Tunis 2013

Posted on March 5, 2013  Tagged with:
Mar 052013

The World Social Forum brought together an estimated 70,000 activists from around the world to Tunisia from March 26-30. Water Justice Day On March 25 in Tunis as a precursor to the World Social Forum the Blue Planet Project and more than a dozen allies including Food and Water Watch, the European Water Movement, Focus […]

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