Monthly Archives: February 2008

World Social Forum 2008 Map of actions

wsfworld.jpg The Global Call for Action is asking social movements and civil society worldwide to mobilize together in the week culminating on January 26, 2008.

The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies. This definition is in its Charter of Principles, the WSF’s guiding document.

The World Social Forum is also characterized by plurality and diversity, is non-confessional, non-governmental and non-party. It proposes to facilitate decentralized coordination and networking among organizations engaged in concrete action towards building another world, at any level from the local to the international, but it does not intend to be a body representing world civil society. The World Social Forum is not a group nor an organization. (13 Feb 2008)

GERM – Groupe d’etudes et de recherches sur les mondialisations

The www.globalisations.org Website is thus conceived as a training and self-training tool, dedicated to professional, pedagogical or merely personal use. « Globalisations » refers to all cultural, social, economic and political processes which are “globalised”, meaning: i) circulated at world scale, despite of national, geographic, technological and linguistic barriers ; ii) offering to men from every origin, country or culture: comparable ideas, contents, services and products ; and, finally: iii) able to produce a global impact on human activities, whatever they might be. The website has a critical dictionary of terms.

Interaction Design

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Beginnings of a free, open-content, peer-reviwed Encyclopedia covering terms from the disciplines of Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Human Factors, Usability, Information Architecture, and related fields.