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)

Interaction Design


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.

grillo01.jpgBeppegrillo.it aims at providing a free platform for all citizens who are willing to communicate and share information, regardless of their political views. Facilitated by a direct link with the online social networking portal Meetup.com3, the blog aims at being the first point of call for people who are looking to engage both online and off in fight against the monopoly grip on truth exercised by politically-biased media. To date, the Meetup.com group category ‘Friends of Beppe Grillo’ has around 33,000 members, themselves organised in 199 groups located in 157 cities in 15 different countries. The friendship groups meet regularly, and sometimes, when possible, Grillo himself attends their meetings. (http://beppegrillo.meetup.com/about/?gmap=1, Data retrieved on 01 May 2007).