The Mesopotamia Social Forum in Kurdistan: A Report and Photo Gallery
The forum's message was “Freedom Will Prevail” and its program contained around 80 activities that gathered 2,000 participants from 170 organizations. (According to the local organizing committee). The opening march was met with strong state police presence, although the local governments were supportive of the forum. Also, a march against violence on women, highlighting that Kurdistan is a place where honor crimes are a reality, was also faced with control and confrontations by riot police. Both confrontations with the Turkish state enforcements were without incident. And these confrontations highlight the tension between the local Kurdish government, who were supportive of the forum events, and the Turkish state government, which regarded the forum with suspicion.
Don't miss this week's Community Bridge radio show with Christopher Renner this Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
I'll be talking about the World Social Forum from Dakar in February 2011 as well as what's happening next. Another World Is Possible!
March 26, 2010 from 5 - 7 pm CDT
Main Street Cafe, St. Francis
event runs through May 1st
Members of the Communications Commission of the World Social Forum met with the Africa Indypendent Media Center participants at the convergence space this evening, February 5, 2011.
Monday, March 15, 4-6pm Gather at 115 Street @ Madison March to 94th and Park AvenuePicture the Homeless is calling on all concerned NYC residents to come out and protest the tyranny of the bankers! March with us to the home of Jamie Dimon, the $20 million dollar man and darling of Wall Street.