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By William F. Fisher, Thomas Ponniah

In 2001 the 1st international Social discussion board used to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The assembly used to be considered via many on the time as a brand new manifestation of the worldwide Left, a people's competition to the realm financial discussion board that stood because the first genuine entrance to worldwide capitalism because the cave in of the Soviet Union. whereas many activists and intellectuals at the left have due to the fact turn into deeply serious of the discussion board, more moderen routine, similar to Occupy, the Arab Spring and the indignados, have outfitted upon its successes and innovations.

Another international is feasible is the unique selection of essays and calls for from the guts of the ‘movement of movements’. in response to the paintings of the 1st annual conferences of the WSF, this vintage assortment not just set out the preliminary goals of the pursuits that got here jointly, it additionally cleared the path for the theoretical learn of latest social events, their a number of and participatory personality. this day, as many crises have an effect on all our lives, it's time to revisit the unique calls for of a world unity circulation, united in its selection to struggle opposed to the focus of wealth, the proliferation of poverty and inequalities, and the destruction of our earth, and to reconstitute a world left.

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A central question to consider while reading these documents is: to what extent do they imply a common vision that can thread together the diverse goals of the various movements across the world? Do these documents propose a common outline for a new global left and a new global society? Laclau and Mouffe (2001: vii–xix) argue that a viable alternative to neoliberalism can arise only if the various social movements’ alternatives coalesce. In order for coalescence to occur, the different philosophical/political logics of the alternatives (for example, socialism, anarchism, ecologism, feminism, indigeneity and multiculturalism) have to establish a chain of equivalence.

First, we ensured that each topic within each of the broader Themes is represented by at least one conference proposal or synthesis. Second, we chose the documents that we felt best represent the diversity of discussions that went on at the Forum. This term has been popularized by Hardt and Negri’s insightful book Empire (Hardt and Negri 2000). For Hardt and Negri, ‘empire’ refers to capitalism as a decentred yet totalizing process. In this conception, ‘no nation-state can today form the center of an imperialist project’ (xiv).

This process had been interrupted by the opening created for the right wing in the wake of the collapse of Soviet communism. But true to historical form, the imperial system’s inherently exploitative nature, the self-destructiveness of the politicalxi xxxi xxxii xii P R E F A C E T O PTRHEEF AFCI ER S T E D I T I O N economic elite and the creativity of political activists, had once again established the conditions for a new counter-hegemonic vision to be built. The impossible was suddenly starting to look possible.

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