Skip to comments.Social forum ends with vows to fight capitalism
Posted on 01/29/2010 7:33:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Leftists who converged in Brazil to protest what they view as uncontrolled capitalism ended the World Social Forum on Friday with vows to take advantage of the financial crisis to promote a global socialist agenda.
Activists at the annual countercultural gathering against the World Economic Forum under way at the Swiss ski resort of Davos said the meltdown proves the business titans attending the economic forum shouldn't be permitted to help reshape the global economy.
About 30,000 people attended the 10th annual social forum ..
They railed against unfettered capitalism they claimed is responsible for corporate greed that saps natural resources and destroys the environment while virtually enslaving the poor in developing nations.
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I guess they’ve never heard of gulags, the millions living in poverty as slaves to the state, the 100 million who have died under it’s iron fist of totalitarian control.
“Enslaving”? Where’s a MOAB when you need one?
Just another day in the Universe of Lies.
Brazil president warmly welcomed to World Social Forum
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 9:09p.m.
Brazil’s first working-class president got a hero’s welcome at the World Social Forum, wowing 10,000 leftists with a vow to reproach the rich and famous for causing the global meltdown when he meets with them this week.
Former radical union leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - known almost everywhere as Lula - was greeted Tuesday night like a rock star by activists in a sports stadium chanting “Lula, Lula, the warrior of the Brazilian people!”
And he got more cheers after promising to scold world leaders and bankers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland - and tell them the free market policies they have espoused for decades were to blame for the global financial crunch.
“The financial system can’t parade itself as a good example, because it ended up provoking the biggest crisis in recent years,” he said.
Silva said the Davos gathering doesn’t have as much glamour as it did when he first attended it just after his inauguration in 2003. Now, he said, developing nations like Brazil only recently viewed as second-class countries will have a strong hand in setting a new world economic order.
As a storied leftist union leader, Silva was a popular fixture at the World Social Forum - started in Porto Alegre a decade ago as a counterpoint to the yearly gathering of the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum - although he has grated on some activists since being elected Brazil’s president.
Silva turned to the centre after taking office and embraced free market economic policies loathed by the forum’s leftists, but he also spent heavily on social programs that have lifted millions of Brazilians out of poverty. Brazil is also riding an unprecedented economic boom.
so why would we guarantee them a 2 billion loan to develop oil resources?
NO, We must block you.
If they're looking for someone to blame, they should start with Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Maxine Waters and the deadbeats who should never have been given home loans.
Lulu’s altruism doesn’t extend to the poor sods (virtually slaves)who cut the sugar cane in his own country.
Nah, we don’t have enemies. There are no more threats against the US. Communists don’t exist.
You’re all just a bunch of conspiracy kooks.
The problem is that it is too tightly controlled. Any capitalism at all is too much for those morons, though!