Making another world possible?

Making another world possible? The European Social Forum Les levidow The European Social Forum (ESF) has been inspired by the global slogan ʻAnother world is possibleʼ, expressing the need to create alternatives from out of the resistance to neoliberalism. Since its inception in 2002, the ESF has provided an opportunity to debate methods and strategies […]

The World Social Forum in Chávez’s Venezuela; The Critical Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri, Columbia University, New York, 20–21 April 2006

News The World Social Forum in Chávez’s Venezuela Earlier this year I was appointed delegate from the Stop the War Coalition to the World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas. This was a not just a chance to get a feel for the Bolivarian revolution, but also to see what would happen when the ʻmovement for […]

They the people

They the people Problems of alter-globalization Gayatri chakravorty spivak You have asked for current thinking about different concepts and forms of political collectivity.* If I were speaking as an academic, I would, I suppose, look once again at the implications of ‘multitudes’, as conceived by our colleagues and allies Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt. Speaking […]

The global movement

Commentary The global moment Seattle, ten years on Rodrigo nunes What are we to make of an anniversary that no one celebrates? The year 2009 may be remembered for many things: the greatest capitalist crisis in over a century, the first year of the Obama presidency, the transformation of the G8 into a G20 (and […]