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World Social Forum calls for global anti-corporate protest in June

By Yana Marull PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Thousands of critics of capitalism meeting in Brazil called Sunday for a worldwide protest in June to press for concrete steps to tackle the global economic crisis. The World Social Forum wrapped up a five-day meeting in this southern Brazilian city, urging citizens…

Thousands to attend anti-capitalist forum in Brazil

BRASILIA — Tens of thousands of anti-capitalist militants, including members of Spain’s “Indignant” movement and the US Occupy Wall Street, are due to attend the World Social Forum, which opens Tuesday in Brazil. The forum is an alliance of social movements opposed to the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering…

Greenpeace urges west Africa to protect fish stocks

DAKAR — Conservation organisation Greenpeace on Friday urged west African countries to combat illegal fishing and over-fishing in their waters, in a statement released at the World Social Forum in Senegal. “We must tirelessly engage with authorities to ensure that the problems of illegal fishing and over-fishing in west Africa…

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