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

peter waterman peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 11:53:11 CDT 2015


Nice one, Utopie!

P


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(Free).

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* <http://www.interfacejournal.net/current/>*
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On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 11:43 AM, <utopie at ips.org> wrote:

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> The best way to get around this is to identify an academic body or a
> pubolic entity ( like a local council), who is willing to send letters of
> invitation to an event in the same dates of the wsf. It would be very
> difficult for any american or canadian consulate to refuse a visa, if there
> is a public entity sponsoring the invitation, and stating that it will take
> care of the invited . This means you have to find somewhere in canada a
> legitimate public entity accepting to emit such invitations only pro forma,
> to facilitate visas. At home, I knows at least a dozens of towns and more
> univerisities willing to do so. But may be canada is a more serious
> country...robertop
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "William Carroll" <wcarroll at uvic.ca>
> Sent: Sunday, 5 April, 2015 12:30pm
> To: "peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com" <peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com>,
> "Discussion list about the WSF" <
> worldsocialforum-discuss at openspaceforum.net>, "Debate is a listserve that
> attempts to promote information and analyses of interest to the independent
> left in South and Southern Africa" <debate-list at fahamu.org>
> Subject: Re: [WSF-Discuss] Fw: Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social
> Forum in August 2016
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>  From the belly of the beast (and Canada’s Harper regime IS beastly –
> probably second to Israel among the reactionary governments of the
> capitalist democracies) I can confirm that this is a real worry.  However,
> there is a federal election this October, and it is quite possible that
> Stephen Harper & co. will be dismissed.  Any incoming government would be
> rather different, I think, in its approach to global civil society, WSF
> etc. , shifting from George W Bush-style neoconservatism to something
> closer to Lester Pearson’s liberal internationalism.
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> So, I would recommend keeping an eye on this issue and , should the Harper
> regime remain in power in 2016, prepare for the worst, along the lines
> Peter has articulated
>
> Bill Carroll
>
> University of Victoria
>
> *From:* WorldSocialForum-Discuss [mailto:
> worldsocialforum-discuss-bounces at openspaceforum.net] *On Behalf Of *peter
> waterman
> *Sent:* April-05-15 9:20 AM
> *To:* Discussion list about the WSF; Debate is a listserve that attempts
> to promote information and analyses of interest to the independent left in
> South and Southern Africa
> *Subject:* Re: [WSF-Discuss] Fw: Montreal Will Play Host To the World
> Social Forum in August 2016
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> Patrick:
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> 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!
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> 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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>    1. 2014. From Coldwar Communism to the Global Justice Movement:
>    Itinerary of a Long-Distance Internationalist.
>    <http://snuproject.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/1987-e-reader-ed-by-peter-waterman-on-labour-social-movements-and-internationalism-the-old-internationalism-and-the-new/>http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/from_coldwar_communism
>    _to_the_global_emancipatory_movement/
>    <http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/from_coldwar_communism_to_the_global_emancipatory_movement/> (Free).
>
>    2. 2014. Interface Journal Special (Co-Editor), December 2014. 'Social
>    Movement Internationalisms'. (Free).
>    <http://www.interfacejournal.net/current/>
> * <http://www.interfacejournal.net/current/>*
>    3. 2014. 'The Networked Internationalism of Labour's Others', in Jai
>    Sen (ed), Peter Waterman (co-ed), The Movement of Movements:
>    <http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/the_movements_of_movements/>Struggles
>    for Other Worlds  (Part I).
>    <http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/the_movements_of_movements/> (10
>    Euros).
>    4. 2012. EBook: Recovering Internationalism
>    <http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/recovering_internationalism/>.  [A
>    compilation of papers from the new millenium. Now free in two download
>    formats]
>    5. 2013. EBook (co-editor), February 2013: World Social Forum:
>    Critical Explorations
>    http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/world_social_forum/
>    6. 2012. Interface Journal Special (co-editor), November 2012: For the
>    Global Emancipation of Labour
>    <http://www.interfacejournal.net/current/>
>    7. 2005-?
>    <http://interfacejournal.nuim.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Interface-1-2-pp255-262-Waterman.pdf>
>    Ongoing. Blog: http://www.unionbook.org/profile/peterwaterman.???. Needed:
>    a Global Labour Charter Movement (2005-Now!)
>    <http://interfacejournal.nuim.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Interface-1-2-pp255-262-Waterman.pdf>
>    8. 2011. Under, Against, Beyond: Labour and Social Movements Confront
>    a Globalised, Informatised Capitalism
>    <http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/under-against-beyond/>(2011) (c.
>    1,000 pages of Working Papers, free, from the 1980's-90's).
>
>
>
>
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> On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za> wrote:
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> Full support, I know some of the organisers as extremely capable comrades.
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> 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:
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> Don't think this was posted already on this list:
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> 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/>
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> *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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