"The World Social Forum simply shouts slogans when out of power and then implements globalisation policies when in power."

- GN Saibaba, organiser of Mumbai Resistance 2004, the rival event to the WSF in Mumbai

"Rebekah Wade asked me to lunch and said: 'Why can't I use bonkers, and what else will do?'"

- Sane chief executive Marjorie Wallace (see story, p1)

"Leicester City Council clearly doesn't believe in the value of volunteering, since they are not prepared to listen."

- Kevan Lilen, chief executive at Voluntary Action Leicester, on proposed £9m cuts to funding in the city.

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