Above photo: Indians at the World Social Forum in Belem Brazil, January 28, 2009, discus the rights of indigenous peoples. Photo by Andre Penner / AP.
By Tomaso Ferando
“Like a post-modern Trojan horse, corporate power has entered the core of the anti-globalization fortress and has placed its soldiers, including a couple of members of indigenous communities of the Amazon, to disseminate its word and support its commitment toward a responsible exploitation of nature and the people. However, and more dramatically than in the story counted by Homer, it all happened with the full awareness of the organization, and, even more sadly, with the silent acquittance of the rest of the anti-global collectivity, which has not raised a finger against the corporatization of the WSF and refused to organize symbolic actions of protest.” →