Opposition to WEF and WSF

 

From 20th till 25th of January 2007 the World Social Forum (WSF) took place in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the seventh Forum which coincides in opposition to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland.

Up to a 100 000 participants were reported at the WSF though criticism of exclusivity because of high entrance fees was raised from the local population. (The impact of the WSF on the people of Kibera: "a Failure" | Kibera fails poor). This lead to the local population storming tthe entrance and the overpriced catering: What happened in Nairobi .

On Monday evening, the Indymedia Radio station was robbed by armed gunmen taking as much eqiupment as they could carry (audio).

Newswire Reports: [ The Wider SF movement | What's hot and What's Not | WSF A Rolling Carnival of Resistance | WSF marches against EPA | March through Nairobi ]

Reports about the WSF on other Indymedia sites: [ Indymedia.org | Israel Indy | Germany Indymedia | Ecuador Indymedia | Argentina IMC | Athens Indy | Belgium | Norway IMC | IMC Philadelphia | Barcelona Indy | LA Indymedia | Houston Independent Media Centre | Marseille Indymedia (1 | 2) ]

Meanwhile in the Northern Hemisphere, activists were marching and mobilising against the WEF in Davos, Switzerland. [Report]

Reports about the opposition to and actions against the WEF: Switzerland IMC (German | Italian), Imc Netherlands

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