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From Davos to Dakar: World Social Forum underway | 

The World Social Forum, created as a counterpoint to the World Economic Forum in Davos, is underway this week in Dakar, Senegal.

The news coverage of the WSF, as compared to the WEF, is a bit sparse.

The WSF organization (or whatever it is … since it says on its web site it’s not actually an organization but rather a de-centralized movement or gathering) grew out of the anti-globalization sentiments that led to the World Trade Organization (WTO) riots in Seattle in 1999. Continue reading