Socialist Worker

World Social Forum: exclusive report from the protest the other papers ignored

Issue No. 1787

One of the biggest conferences the world has ever seen finished last week in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Over 70,000 people joined the World Social Forum. They demonstrated and debated in meetings, forums and workshops around the conference theme, 'Another world is possible.'

So important was the conference that a string of establishment politicians felt the need to be seen there. No fewer than five French government ministers and three presidential candidates travelled to Brazil. Not a single British daily or weekly newspaper has carried serious reports of the World Social Forum.

Mike Gonzalez was one of the participants. Read his eyewitness account in this issue of Socialist Worker.


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