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A Tunisian woman holds up peace signs at the Women's Assembly at the 2013 World Social Forum

A Tunisian woman holds up peace signs at the Women’s Assembly at the 2013 World Social Forum

Progressive Pupil is excited to be at the 2013 World Social Forum in Tunisia, and to have met so many inspiring activists.

Originally organized in 2001, the World Social Forum provides,

a space for democratic debate of ideas, deepening reflection, formulation of proposals, exchange of experiences and articulation of social movements, networks, NGOs and other organizations… that are opposed to neoliberalism, domination and any form of imperialism…

Nearly 40,000 people and 5,000 organizations are registered to attend—from nations throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South & Central America, Europe, and North America. 1,800 different activities, forums, and discussion ideas have been submitted which provide a springboard for attendees to join together and collaborate on topics ranging from food systems to anti-capitalism in the Global South to cross-continental land struggles.

We will be co-hosting a convergence assembly called “Peace, Racial Equality and the US Embargo of Cuba” with InterOccupy and PanAfrican Roots. Be sure to stay tuned for more details on this assembly and in the meantime, check our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates of our adventures at The World Social Forum!

by Lauren Silver

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  1. Mohammed Ameen

     /  March 30, 2013

    There is a lot potential in Tunisia but the key to it is harnessing the ability and working as in a team democratically,
    The future overall for North Africa is a bright one the investment is coming from far and wide the question after this is how you go forward and not be destructive to yourselves and the environment.
    As a role model Turkey had surpassed many hurdles in this formation of being foward thinking muslim country yet there is a great balance between westernisation and religion.
    The students in some context should not necessarily be the rioters but the riot
    Rooter ,
    Having the ability to bring about change through using technology to work smarter and informing people correctly.
    I see that there is a lot of frustrations in every country and even poverty in western countries but its how these people work as a team which is key to their success.
    I hope Tunisia will be a beacon for modernity on North Africa as it is a beacon for change and revolution.
    God bless Tunisia .

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  2. Jess Hall

     /  March 30, 2013

    So many hurdles to overcome but if western corperate intrests can be held at bay perhaps the people of North Africa and the Middle East can at last become the agents of their own destiny.

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