The World Social Forum quickly became the largest political
gathering in human history and continues to offer a direct
challenge to the extreme inequities of corporate-led globalization.
It has expanded beyond a single event to spin-offs in a variety of
countries including the United States. The forums are an experiment
in global and participatory democracy, bringing together networks,
organizations, and activists from around the world to create
visions of a just and liberated global society. All of the authors
involved in this book have participated in World Social Forums
around the globe. Recounting dozens of dramatic firsthand
experiences from their attendance, these authors draw on their
knowledge of global politics to introduce the World Social Forum
process, explain its foundations, and discuss its relevance to
ongoing transnational efforts toward freedom, peace, and democracy.
In the new edition, Global Democracy shows how the World Social
Forums have grown and developed since their inception in 2001 and
how they are now connected with other global movements including
Occupy, the Arab Spring, and beyond.
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