For some people, the World Social Forum has no more political impact and is limited to debate spaces without consequences. For further questioning, the displacement of the WSF to the north has several barriers to participation. Suddenly, a huge pressure is exerted on the preparation of the WSF 2016 in Montreal in August. More than other editions, we will judge the WSF 2016 on its impact in relation to the struggles of social movements. Without making the economy of the involvement of individuals in the WSF, it is essential to base the process on the networks and organizations in an autonomous and sovereign manner. The ambition of the project being inclusive, the strategy must be constantly seeking the balance between individuals and organizations, avoiding atomization process. The fulcrum on which we can best establish a transformation strategy remains one that best characterized the foundations of the Social Forums to date, that of organized networks and social movements. The challenge of the WSF in Montreal is to hold an event that will gather significant sectors of the social movements of Canada, Quebec and elsewhere, while addressing the converging needs of struggles. To crystallize the maturation of the global justice movement, it seems essential to weld strong relationships between networks in a kind of world front of the social movements of the planet. The next WSF could, in this perspective, constitute relays in building such a global partnership.
President of Alternatives, Montreal