World Social Forum 2009: Making connections

30 January 2009 - 10:12am

Finally, already an hour late, we set off to the Assembly of the Social Movements in the Via Campesina site. Upon our arrival we were told it was the Assembly was actually taking place at the other side of the city. We gave up the chase and went to the main site of the forum instead... only to find out that it was to take place at the original location and our information had been wrong. Dave, however, did make it to the right venue and still missed it, as it started four hours late!

On the plus side, as we were trying to figure where to go we spotted giant puppets and stilt walkers coming out of a gymnasium. We weren't entirely sure who was behind (or inside) them, but they were certainly amazing and brought smiles to everyone's faces.


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