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The World Social Forum (WSF) represents a global awareness of a wide variety of people, groups, and organizations that strategize to counter both the logic and the material experience of globalization and create their own systems of production, distribution, and politics. Struggling to end or remedy the inevitable ails of capitalism through social movement and volunteerism is a long standing tradition in the US and elsewhere, but the WSF is a new space and process that helps to build a permanent network of communities for justice and human rights. This is the introductory chapter of the book, which is an offering to those who have never attended a social forum event. The social forums teach about the local impact of global processes.

Keywords: capitalism; World Social Forum (WSF)



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