Is the World Social Forum the Privileged Space for Reinventing Labor as a Global Social Movement?
The author highlights how the World Social Forum (WSF), the annual meeting held by members of the anti-globalization or alter-globalization movement, has unexpected consequences for labor. He argues that WSF represents a global pressure-cooker of contemporary progressive and emancipatory social movements and ideas. He believes this is the case for the international trade union and labor movement. He reflects on such matters, including the reasons for distinguishing between progressive and emancipatory, unions and labor.