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World Social Forums, 2001-2018

Source: official websites of the various World Social Forums.


The map – constructed with a projection adapted to the subject under consideration, which puts countries of the Southern hemisphere at the top – shows the expansion of the World Social Forum (WSF) since its 2001 launch in Porto Alegre (Brazil), as an alternative to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. However, this alter-globalist network remains highly centered on Brazil.


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