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Who are the world economic forum

The WEF is an exclusive, un-elected, invite-only organisation.

A 'think tank' and a driving force behind the global economy.

Incorporated since 1971 as a foundation, the WEF claims to be "independent, impartial and not-for-profit, tied to no political, partisan or national interests."

It has a consultative status with the United Nations.

Members include: 1000 CEOs from the worlds top (sic) multi-national corporations. Academics, trade-ministers, heads of state, and elite media also attend as guests.

The WEF holds its annual meeting in the small ski resort town of Davos in the Swiss Alps.

According to the WEF this meeting is now considered the global summit that defines the political, economic and business agenda for the year.

The WEF's summits allow the richest and most powerful corporations in the world to mingle with trade representatives from nations, and with each other, to make business deals and determine global political and economic policies.

According to the WEF, it initiated the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the focus of protest in Seattle last year.

Its 1982 annual meeting in Davos brought together cabinet members of major countries with heads of international organisations, such as the World Bank, IMF, and GATT. This special Informal Gathering of Trade Ministers from 17 countries organised the launch of the Uruguay Round, which is where the WTO was founded.

This is just one significant example of how the WEF, driven by its corporate agenda,shapes the political, economic and social landscape.

The World Economic Forum is an extremely powerful and unaccountable body who are making major decisions about what we will read in the media, what food we will eat, what we will study in school, where, when and in what conditions we will work; almost every aspect of our everyday life.

Our actions against the WEF are the beginning of communicating our struggles, learning to co-operate, and working towards an alternative to the violent world order that enforces exploitation and inequality across the globe.

  
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