I was born in 1932, in Viena, Austria, came to Brazil with my family in 1940. I am now a Brazilia... more
I was born in 1932, in Viena, Austria, came to Brazil with my family in 1940. I am now a Brazilian citizen and my present ocupation is National Secretary for Solidarity Economy at the Ministry of Labor and Employment. I belonged to the Brazilian Socialist Party from 1954 until it was closed by the military regime in 1965. I am one of the founders of Workers Party in 1980 and still belong to it. Since 1996, my main political activity has been in the solidarity economy movement in Brazil, in the meetings of the World Social Forum and ocasionally Â inÂ other countries. My chief priority has been to help to build a socialist society in Brazil through the development of networks of solidarity economy enterprises. I think the Project may be important to bring together the many separate movements that are fighting for another economy, society and world. Such a fight requires a vision (or several) of what society we find necessary and feasible.