[WSF-Discuss] Fw: Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016

peter waterman peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 11:19:51 CDT 2015


Patrick:

Without even asking Gina, who is sitting diagonally from me, one meter
away, on her own computadora, I can assure you that this question was
addressed!

That does not, however, mean that we can avoid organising a multi-pronged
campaign, at all relevant levels, to ensure that the borders are open for
WSF participants. I would, however, assume that however forceful such a
campaign and whatever gestures the Canadian state might make, that there
will be people/countries/organisations excluded. In such cases, there would
need to be 'name and shame' demonstrations at Canadian embassies,
consulates - and even companies - around the world. And maybe one should
warn the Canadians that this will be the case if they refuse visas to a
global civil society event.

Pw



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On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za> wrote:

>  Full support, I know some of the organisers as extremely capable
> comrades.
>
> But as I recall, the many discussions about Montreal hosting in the prior
> years focused on the border problem: hostility to people from the South
> when it comes to visas, and also to North American activists who have been
> prevented from crossing due to their activist record. The Ottawa regime has
> a fortress mentality. Has that been addressed?
>
> Cheers,
> Patrick
>
> On 2015/04/05 04:08 PM, jasper teunissen wrote:
>
>  Don't think this was posted already on this list:
>
> http://www.fsm2016.org/en/montreal-will-play-host-to-the-world-social-forum-in-august-2016-2/
>
> Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016
> 30 March 2015
> <http://www.fsm2016.org/en/montreal-will-play-host-to-the-world-social-forum-in-august-2016-2/>Non
> classé @en <http://www.fsm2016.org/en/category/non-classe-en/>Van Quoc
> Vinh <http://www.fsm2016.org/en/author/vanqv/>
>
>
> *Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016.
> Unprecedented in a Northern Country!*
>
> *Tunis, March 29th 2015:*
> Today, March 29th 2015, it was decided that Montreal would be hosting the
> next World Social Forum taking place in August 2016. Following a meeting
> that took place during the 2015 World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis, the
> International Council officially confirmed that the next global civil
> society meeting for an alternative world would be held in Montreal.
> According to Chico Whitaker, a founding member of the WSFs, “this first
> Northern World Social Forum is a historical opportunity for us to
> revitalize global social struggles; and all of this will be carried out by
> the passion and idealism of Quebec’s youth!”
>
> More than 50,000 people are expected to convene in downtown Montreal next
> year for this exciting event. The WSF hopes to become a space for the
> collective construction of solutions to the various challenges we currently
> face (ecological, economic, security, social and political crises).
> Quebec’s youth and its new social movements were able to convince the
> International Council to sign off on the WSF being hosted in a Northern
> country for the first time since its inception in 2001. This surprising
> twist of events epitomizes the importance of alliances between peoples and
> nations in creating a better world for today and tomorrow.
>
> It is with this in mind that the 12th edition of the WSF aims to
> facilitate Canada and Quebec’s civil society’s contribution to global
> social struggles.
>
> *About the 2016 Montreal WSF Collective*
> Starting in May 2013, a collective made up of socially-involved citizens,
> as well as more than 140 organizations from syndical, indigenous, feminist,
> international solidarity, community, student and environmental arenas have
> worked together in order to build a strong organizational base for the 2016
> World Social Forum in Montreal.
>
> *About World Social Forums*
> World Social Forums aim to create a space for the emergence of
> alternatives and debates, as well as for the convergence of struggles
> across the world. The first World Social Forum was held in Porto-Alegre,
> Brazil, in 2001 in reaction to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos,
> Switzerland.
>
> Raphaël Canet
> Tunis : +216 55 25 55 16 (March 29, 30, 31
> Montreal : 514 883-9594
>
> Carminda Mac Lorin :
> Tunis : +216 55 255 516 (March 29, 30, 31)
> Montreal : 514 381-7090
>
> info at fsm2016.org
> fsm2016.org
>
>
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