This Web site aims to facilitate preparation of the work of Allies and others for the World Social Forums. It was opened for the first time for the preparation of the WSF 2004, which was held in Mumbai, India. We are not launching a coordination initiative for the sixth polycentric WSF (January 2006, see dates and venues in the menu on the left) as we did in the past years. However, this Web site will be updated regularly with some practical information, announcements of workshops and reports. We will soon confirm the re-opening of the discussion list for this edition of the WSF.
As Allies, we have participated at all the Social Forums since 2001, increasingly present in force. This has consisted in yearly initiatives for coordination and experience sharing, involving the different groups or citizens’ alliances who are accustomed to taking part in the WSFs, or who are not able to attend the Forums but are nonetheless interested in the process. This Web site aims to give this effort visibility. In it, you will find, for the WSF 2004 and 2005: news and briefs on the process; announcements of initiatives by the different citizens’ alliances who were organizing workshops, seminars, or other activities; context papers or other resources, as well as some practical information.
Given the means we have available, we do everything we can to achieve complete translation of the Web site (to make each document available, thanks to its translation, in the three working languages) without necessarily being able to do so for all the documents. Visitors can check the language section corresponding to the language of the original document when they do not find its translation. Our apologies to those who cannot read the language concerned. We welcome any volunteer offer to translate a document that has not been translated. If you can offer a translation, please inform Marina Urquidi who is in charge of translation for this Web site.