Description - Another World is Possible by Thomas Ponniah
The global justice movement is giving increasing voice to alternatives to globalization as presented to us by giant corporations and the "free" market. This collection brings together some of the most important themes and voices which these rapidly growing, diverse citizens' movements have expressed at the World Social Forum which gathers each year in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their power emerges from the range of disparate activists and organizations - indigenous groups, trade unions, environmentalists, women's organizations, church groups, students - that make up the global justice movement. The challenge is how to articulate their different agendas into a shared set of proposals for the creation of alternative social models to neoliberal globalization. This book assembles some of the most cogent and constructive thinking around the main issues: how to produce wealth and manage economies in the interests of people; social justice; environmental sustainability; affirmation of civil society and public space; democracy and ethical political action.
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Author Biography - Thomas Ponniah
William Fisher is associate professor of anthropology and international development at Clark University, Massachusetts. Thomas Ponniah is a doctoral candidate at Clark University and has worked with the World Social Forum secretariat. He completed his masters degree in the department of cultural studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. The contributors include Walden Bello, Vandana Shiva, Ricardo Petrella and Medha Patkar. The preface is by Michael Hardt and Tony Negri.