This is how Samir and François invest in the formation of the world social forum (WSF) by thinking that it would be for alter-globalization organizations to contribute to the advent of a world system simultaneously anti-imperialist and without exploiting classes of the people, and destructive of planet earth. But the balance of power within the world social forum decided otherwise. This is why Samir launched the project of a fifth international in which socialist components were more effective.
On Theory and History. Samir Amin gave his first Capital Lecture by K Marx before entering university. During his graduate studies in economics, political science and statistics followed by his research work in doctorate in economics (which he supported in 1957), he definitively acquired the conviction that historical materialism is the best if not the only good scientific approach in social sciences. A condition for admitting that certain non-Marxist specialists share the decisive contributions to the understanding of capitalism and that the Marxist and socialist conviction does not provide assurances against errors and mistakes in science as in politics. For these reasons Samir called himself a Marxist socialist without borders. He applied this method by writing Theory is History.
Manifest of the World Forum for Alternatives
It is time to reclaim the march of history
Humanity’s future is at stake. Scientific progress and technical advances, the
supreme achievements of knowledge, fortify the privilege and comfort of a minority. Instead of contributing to the well-being of all, these feats are used to
crush, marginalize and exclude countless human beings. Access to natural
resources, especially in the South, is monopolized by the few and is subject to
political blackmail and threats of war. It is time to reclaim the march of history.
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