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These photos are from the fifth World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil in January 2005. Click on the photos for larger images. See my blog for more information.

Sunday, January 23, 2005: WSF Preprations

Working to prepare Porto Alegre for the World Social Forum. Tower by the main building, Usina do Gasômetro.

Setting up structures for the youth camp.

Registration booths for delegates; Usina do Gasômetro in distance.

Monday, January 24, 2005: Meeting of International Council

The International Council of the WSF is meeting today and tomorrow to discuss issues of the future direction of the forum. Meanwhile, we are working the Press Center getting a flyer and ad ready for our events.

This is the room where our "Toward US and North American Social Forums" will meet at noon on January 30 (room H202). It has translation booths (the event will be translated in English, Spanish, and French) as well as a computer and overhead projector.

A "cyber point" will be right beside our event. They are setting the tent up yet, but I think they will have computers as well as wireless connections and Ethernet drops for laptops. Meanwhile, the Youth Camp is also starting to take shape.

Sunday, January 25, 2005: Forum starts tomorrow

It is windy today, which makes setting up some of structures outside a bit more difficult.

The ecological transportation system along the length of the WSF events is now operational, and the Youth Camp is in full swing. Everything is falling in place for the forum to start tomorrow.

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