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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
About May First/People Link
May First/People Link is a membership organization based in the United States. It is one of the oldest progressive providers of Internet to non-profits in the world. Our membership consists of over 500 members, most of which are organizations, while others are individuals. By joining as a member and paying yearly dues, an organization receives free, unlimited website and email hosting. Our vision is to build a network that values an Open Internet by committing to the use of Free and Open Source Software and making principled decisions regarding policy and practices that affect online communication.
We believe that the Internet is humanity's way of facilitating the communication necessary to build movements to save the human race and the world. The converging crises in the major capitalist economies, the precarious state of the world environment, the political crisis in government in so many of the world's countries and the usurpation of government authority by international banks and committees have brought humanity to a point of urgency and increasing certainty that something must be done to save itself. When all else fails, human beings come together to communicate and figure out how to survive; that is our legacy as a species.
Our Work: Technology within the WSF
Humanity has been forging ahead in doing that with world-wide efforts like the World Social Forum and the Climate Control movement and, of course, the Internet. The Internet, a community of more than 1.9 billion people world-wide, is among humanity's principle responses; it's humanity's way of facilitating the communication necessary to make all this collaboration possible.
All photographs taken in this series of the World Social Forum are available to view here: http://malloryknodel.net/image/tid/586
All pictures are available in high-quality by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the IMC-related photographs in high quality as a compressed .zip file by clicking this link: http://malloryknodel.net/sites/default/files/imc-chosen.zip
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.
- The Taybeh Beer Festival in early October was a great day trip to a small Christian village near Ramallah.
The political climate of the Palestine World Education Forum was the inspiration for a decentralized event. Because Palestinians have been displaced all over the world, a truly Palestinian forum event needed to be held in multiple locaitons. Therefore, workshops and conferences were scheduled in dozens of cities in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Palestine 1948 territory, and Lebanon.
(partial) TranscriptNext we change gears somewhat and discuss the US Social Forum. The US Social Forum is a movement building process. IT is not a conference but is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis.
World Social Forum 2010 starts with great event in the Greater Porto Alegre - Brazil
Participate in Shaping the US Social Forum Workshop TracksThe US Social Forum, MF/PL member, is preparing for June 2010 in Detroit by asking for feedback on its programming themes.
- bringing hundreds of organizers together
- connecting them to each others' skills, knowledge and experience
- thinking critically about the latest, state-of-the-art tech tools
- prioritizing economic and racial justice