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- ::__The launch of the second edition of ''World Social Forum : Challenging Empires''__::
+ !::__The launch of the second edition of ''World Social Forum : Challenging Empires''__::
::Thursday, September 18 2008, from 1-3 pm; co-organised with Black Rose Books, Montréal.:: ::[http://www.blackrosebooks.net/wsf.htm]::
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- __Alex Callinicos__
+ __Alex Callinicos__%%%
Alex Callinicos is Professor of European Studies at Kings College London and a member of the SWP (Socialist Workers Party) in the UK.
- __America Vera-Zavala __
+ __America Vera-Zavala__%%%
A writer and an activist, America Vera-Zavala has written commentaries for Znet since 2001. She has published three books in Sweden and her book Democracy Lives : A World Mosaic of Participatory Democratic Experiences was released in Turkey in 2006 and published in English in 2007. She lives in Sweden. She has been active in both the Left Party and in founding the Attac movement in Sweden. She is currently writing a play on sans papier, paperless workers.
- __Chico Whitaker__
+ __Chico Whitaker__%%%
A member of the Brazilian Organising Committee of the WSF, Chico Whitaker is one of the co-founders of the WSF, and received the Right Livelihood award in 2006 for this. Author of A New Way of Changing the World (Nairobi : World Council of Churches, 2007; published in Portuguese and Spanish in 2005).
- __Dimitri Roussopoulos __
+ __Dimitri Roussopoulos __%%%
Dimitri Roussopoulos is a well-known activist in Canada for some four decades working from the local to the regional level and back again on issues dealing with radical democracy and urban ecology. He is also a writer and book publisher, having been educated as an political economist.
- __Emma Dowling__
+ __Emma Dowling__%%%
Emma Dowling is active within the social forum movement and in struggles for global justice. Based in Berlin, she is currently studying for a PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she is researching the development of neoliberal global governance from the perspective of social conflict and resistance. Her research interests include social and political change; autonomous politics and global democracy; radical practices of political participation; immaterial and affective labour; and border regimes, detention, and deportation. She has published a number of articles on the social forum process and has been an active participant in the organisation of the ESF and WSF (both the official and autonomous spaces).
- __Geoffrey Pleyers __
+ __Geoffrey Pleyers __%%%
Geoffrey Pleyers obtained a PhD in sociology at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He is currently FNRS Researcher at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and at the Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques (Paris) and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance (London School of Economics). Geoffrey Pleyers is a member of the Open Space Forum discussion network and has attended the seven World Social Forums. He has conducted field research on the Global Social Justice Movement in Western European and Latin American countries including France, Belgium, Mexico, Argentina, and Nicaragua. His recent publications include Forums Sociaux Mondiaux et defis de l’altermondialisme (‘World Social Forums and the challenges of alter-globalisation’, in French), Brussels: Academia.
- __Gina Vargas__
+ __Gina Vargas__%%%
A veteran Peruvian feminist sociologist and founder of the Centro Flora Tristan in Peru, Gina Vargas is one of the 1,000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2006. She is associated with the Articulación Feminista Marcosur in Latin America, and the Program of Democracy and Global Transformation in San Marcos University, Lima. She has taught at universities worldwide and currently teaches the Master of Sexuality and Public Policies course at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. She is a member of the WSF International Council.
- __Gustave Massiah__
+ __Gustave Massiah__%%%
Gustave Massiah is President of CRID – Centre de Recherche et d'Information pour le Développment, France.
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- __Samir Amin __
+ __Samir Amin __%%%
Samir Amin is Director, Third World Forum, located in Dakar, Senegal, and Chair, World Forum for Alternatives, Cairo, Egypt, and Louvain, Belgium. An economist and intellectual, he is regarded as one of the foremost thinkers on the changing dynamics of capitalism. Since 2001, he has been actively associated with the World Social Forum as well as the regional fora. Amin has authored my articles and books, including Accumulation on a world scale (1970), Transforming the revolution : social movements and the world system (1990), Beyond US Hegemony : Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World (2006), and Memoirs of An Independent Marxist (2006), and with François Houtart in 2002, he edited - Mondialisation de resistances : L’etat des lutes 2002 (‘The Globalisation of Resistance : The State of the Struggles 2002’, in French) (Paris : L’Harmattan / Forum Mondial des Alternatives).
- __Teivo Teivainen __
+ __Teivo Teivainen __%%%
Chair of World Politics, and Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Helsinki, Teivo Teivainen is a past President of NIGD (Network Institute for Global Democratisation), a member of the International Council of the World Social Forum, and co-founder of the Program of Democracy and Global Transformation in San Marcos University, Lima, Peru.