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Announcement :: Globalization
Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2005
28 Oct 2005
The 6th World Social Forum will take place during January 25-29, 2006 in the City of Caracas, Venezuela. This is a very important event for progressives worldwide who get together every year since 2001 to rethink our world and propose alternatives for a better world.

In the past, many progressive individuals from the Boston area have attended the Forum. This year, however, we would like to have a group of volunteers attend the Forum and carry with them the concerns, interests, demands and proposals from a wide sector of progressive organizations and individuals who struggle for social change in our region.
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At the Hemispheric Council's meeting of the WSF, which took place from august 14-17, 2005 in Caracas, six main themes were selected for the 2006 Forum:

• Power, politics and struggle for social emancipation
• Imperial strategies and peoples' resistance
• Resources and rights for life: alternatives to the predatory civilization model
• Diversity, identities and world views
• Work, exploitation and reproduction of life
• Communication, culture and education

Given the broad nature of these themes many, if not most of our local and global concerns could fit within them. It should be our contribution, though, to give shape not only to a criticism of current systems, but to effective proposals to change the current state of affairs.


A growing group of volunteers from organizations such as the MLK Bolivarian Circle of Boston, Latinas & Latinos for Social Change, the July 26 Coalition, Tecschange, City Life, North American Alliance for Fair Employment and others have formed an Organizing Committee to send a delegation to the WSF 2006. In the spirit of the WSF itself, it is not our intention to control the process but rather facilitate both a consultation to progressive organizations and individuals and also the logistics of traveling to Caracas in January 2006.

All our meetings are public and open to those who would like to work to facilitate the attendance of a Boston Delegation to the WSF.


Another exciting perspective is the opportunity that WSF participants will have to experience first-hand the works and achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution headed by President Hugo Chavez. The WSF – Americas takes place in Caracas at the special invitation of President Chavez.

The MLK Bolivarian Circle of Boston has offered to guide those who travel from here through the different programs or missions that the government of Venezuela is implementing among peasants and poor urban workers.


The Organizing Committee has initiated a process of both education and fundraising. Many of the members of the Organizing Committee will not attend the WSF, but understand the importance of the event and the importance of having Boston representatives present there. We are all working hard to make this happen. This is why if you cannot go you can still contribute by participating in the series of 3 teach-ins about the Forum and the Venezuelan Bolivarian revolution.

You can also contribute by donating most needed funds that would go to supplement those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend. So, please consider helping as much as you can. Thanks.
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chavez and the bolivarian revolution
28 Oct 2005
apparently can only succeed by destroying indigenous cultures and their ambient ecosystems by expropriating their landbase to destroy through strip mining for coal.

fuck chavez, his cult of personality, and the rest of the left!
victory to all indigenous and landless struggles! free the land!
Re: Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2005
29 Oct 2005
The main culprit for the destruction of ecosystems is the capitalist system. Unfortunately our "indigenista" critic doesn't contribute much to the discussion of the Bolivarian revolution besides swears.
destruction of ecosystems and ndigenous cultres
29 Oct 2005
oh, i see. so when chavez does it, it's not really his fault, because he's "bolivarian"?
cuss words and debates
29 Oct 2005
i mean, "fuck" aside, i think i made a pretty solid contribution, actually , which is to point out that as much as some things change or appear to change under chavezismo, bolivarianismo or any other izquierdista smokescreen... the more something things stay the same, fatally so.
Re: Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2005
30 Oct 2005
What, exactly, would you like happen to the billions of humans with no authentic claim to indegenity?
Re: Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2005
31 Oct 2005
Everyone's indigenous to Africa in fact, so... it's going to be crowded...

Chavez is doing things only a reall really brave person would do and making an immediate improvement in a lot of miserable people's lives. i.e. the LEAST ANYONE could do. it is thus a sign of the callousness of his many rich white predecessors who did nothing. And if he doesn't step down when his terms are up, i will take it all back and condemn his hypocrisy.