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World Social Forum Free Palestine

WSF convenes today in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

by Stephen Lendman

The World Social Forum calls itself "an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neoliberalism 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."

WSF believes another world is possible. Money controlled societies don't work. Most people are shut out and denied. Corporate interests subvert human ones. Profits are prioritized. Popular needs go begging.

Human and civil rights are spurned. Democracy is just a figure of speech. Tyranny threatens. Future generations haven't a chance. Building a new world in solidarity is essential. Survival depends on it.

From November 28 - December 1, Porto Alegre, Brazil hosts the WSF Free Palestine (WSFFP). 

The Global BDS Movement for Freedom, Justice and Equality called for supportive solidarity action.

Thousands of Palestinian supporters are coming to Brazil. They include activists of all stripes, organizers, youths, faith-based groups, trade unionists, academics, musicians, and many others.

Stop the Wall coordinator Jamal Juma calls the event "the most important (one) in the international arena for Palestine." 

"The goal is to coordinate efforts, create networks between solidarity movements around the world, and formulate an effective and efficient plan that can achieve with Palestinians on the ground real change."

"This is a struggle for the humanity of the Palestinian people."

He and others believe strong US participation gives WSFFP greater strength and durability. "Americans who are against the occupation need to come together and be heard," he stressed.

"It's important for American solidarity movements to unite and be a demonstrative effect for similar movements around the world."

Stop the Wall calls Occupied Palestine "part of every free heartbeat in this world, and her cause continues to inspire solidarity across the globe."

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