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By William F. Fisher, Thomas Ponniah

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In 2001 the 1st global Social discussion board used to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The assembly used to be considered by way of many on the time as a brand new manifestation of the worldwide Left, a people's competition to the area fiscal discussion board that stood because the first genuine entrance to worldwide capitalism because the cave in of the Soviet Union. whereas many activists and intellectuals at the left have seeing that turn into deeply serious of the discussion board, more moderen hobbies, comparable to Occupy, the Arab Spring and the indignados, have outfitted upon its successes and innovations.

Another international is feasible is the unique number of essays and calls for from the guts of the ‘movement of movements’. in line with the paintings of the 1st annual conferences of the WSF, this vintage assortment not just set out the preliminary goals of the activities that got here jointly, it additionally prepared the ground for the theoretical research of latest social activities, their a number of and participatory personality. this day, as many crises have an effect on all our lives, it's time to revisit the unique calls for of a world cohesion flow, united in its selection to struggle opposed to the focus of wealth, the proliferation of poverty and inequalities, and the destruction of our earth, and to reconstitute an international left.

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T. Mohanty, A. Torres (eds) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press: 1–49. Moraga, C. and G. Anzaldúa (eds) (1981) This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Watertown, MA: Persephone Press. Patomäki, Heikki and Teivo Teivainen with Mika Rönkkö (2002) Global Democracy Initiatives: The Art of the Possible. Helsinki: Network Institute for Global Democratization. Peet, Richard with Elaine Hartwick (1999) Theories of Development. New York: Guilford Press.

T. Mohanty, A. Torres (eds) Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press: 1–49. Moraga, C. and G. Anzaldúa (eds) (1981) This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Watertown, MA: Persephone Press. Patomäki, Heikki and Teivo Teivainen with Mika Rönkkö (2002) Global Democracy Initiatives: The Art of the Possible. Helsinki: Network Institute for Global Democratization. Peet, Richard with Elaine Hartwick (1999) Theories of Development. New York: Guilford Press.

The idea has always been rife with ambiguity and the term is ‘as contested as the social and political institutions it purports to describe’ – see Hunt (1999: 11) and Hunt and Schechter (1999: 1). 3 Anderson (1991: 6). With respect to imagined global communities, see also the discussion by Lash and Urry (1994: 314–16), who contrast two understandings of the global – one in which the universal triumphs over the particular, and a second, more fragmented model, built around notions like THE REINVENTION OF DEMOCRACY 17 Heidegger’s ‘being-in-the-world’ or Bourdieu’s ‘habitus’, a model which provides both the political space for new communities and is at the same time ‘the world of racism and ethnic hate’ (315).

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