World Rainforest Movement




WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 91 – February 2005

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM

Some 155,000 participants from 135 countries gathered in the World Social Forum (WSF) on January 26-31 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Under a burning sun, thousands of people moved in and out of hundreds of diverse tents spread along a lengthy coast belt by the Guaiba River. As diverse as the tents were the topics covered in the WSF.

Within that context, the World Rainforest Movement, working in collaboration with other social movements and organizations, organized a number of events -and participated in other relevant activities that took place in Porto Alegre.

Some of those events and activities are reflected in this bulletin, which is divided into two main sections. The first section is focused on activities carried out for moving towards a new world in relation to WRM’s main areas of concern: forests, forest peoples, plantations and climate. The second section is centred on monoculture tree plantations and large-scale pulp mills as symbols of a world which is no longer possible.

OUR VIEWPOINT

BUILDING ANOTHER POSSIBLE WORLD

SYMBOLS OF A WORLD WHICH IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE