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WSF and the #Spanishrevolution

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Activism & crisis: WSF and the #Spanishrevolution

On the answers being given to confront the global crisis, it’s not only important to focus on the (inter) governmental measures applied around the world. It’s also important to drive attention on the different movements and inquiries that civil society is doing, with special attention to Catalan society: its participation in the World Social Forum and the #spanishrevolution.

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Power alternation experiences

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In Autumn 2010, Catalonia experienced an alternation in Government after the regional election on the 28th of November. The results saw Catalan citizens make a decision to alter the power and install a new Cabinet. The transition was made, as agreed in all the statements, and was based on a model way in order to preserve the decision of the citizenship and the enhancement of the institutions.

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Reaching peace, from academics to practice

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Thinking of ways to reach a peaceful environment in post-conflict situations, we will find numerous tools are being applied by governmental and non-governmental institutions. In other words, treating human rights abuses or seeking violence prevention and reduction are items that contain various sorts of strategies and procedures to execute.

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Catalunya works for peace

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In 1986, Catalunya was one of the four autonomous communities (with the Canary Islands, Navarra and Euskadi) that voted against the continued membership of Spain in NATO. Since then, the Olympic Games of 1992 and the indisputable tourist attraction offer have put Catalunya on the map. Despite this, one of the things that makes me proud of my nation is the effort made to achieve a pacific environment.

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