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On the path to WSF Belem 2009 Chico Whitaker

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Interview conducted during the meeting of WSF I.C commissions of methodology and communication in Belem in the month of July 2008 to prepare the WSF 2009. The city Belem do Pará, nell'Amazonia Brasilera, will host the next world social forum from January 27 to February 1, 2009. The meeting of Belem was preceded by meeting of the council Panamazzonic Social Forum Additional information and news can be found in Francisco “Chico” Whitaker Ferreira is a Brazilian social-justice advocate. A Catholic activist, Whitaker is inspired by liberation theology and closely allied with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. Entrevista realizada durante as reuniões de metodologia e comunicação em Belém, no mês de Julho de 2008. A cidade de Belém do Pará, na Amazônia brasileira, será a sede do próximo Fórum Social Mundial, de 27 de Janeiro a 1 de Fevereiro de 2009. As reuniões de julho foram precedidas pelo encontro do Conselho do Fórum Social Pan-Amazônico. Mais informações podem ser obtidas no site Francisco "Chico" Whitaker Ferreira é um defensor da justiça social. Ativista católico, Whitaker se inspira na Teologia da Libertação e faz parte da Comissão Brasileira de Justiça e Paz.

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Whitaker currently serves on the Advisory Board of Wikileaks.

Whitaker worked on urban planning and land reform projects for the Brazilian government before he joined the opposition movement against the country’s military regime in 1964. Two years later, he was exiled along with his wife and four children. Until his return in 1982, he lived and worked in France and Chile as a researcher and advisor for UNESCO, among other organizations. In 2006, Whitaker received the Right Livelihood Award, an annual prize given since 1980 to support people who not only dedicate themselves to social justice and the environment, but who live according to those principles. The prize, some 220,000 euros [$285,000 U.S.] shared among three other winners, was awarded in December.

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