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

Örsan Şenalp orsan1234 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 11:56:36 CDT 2015


good thing is canadian and montrealean syudents are setting the scene
for bringing the struggle against capitalsim in the middle of the
wsf.. a video from PutinTv:

Canadian cops fire tear gas at student protesters’ faces (VIDEO):
http://rt.com/news/244505-canada-police-brutality-students/


On 5 April 2015 at 18:43,  <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
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> 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
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> Bill Carroll
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> University of Victoria
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> 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
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> 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.
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> Pw
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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?
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> Cheers,
> Patrick
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> On 2015/04/05 04:08 PM, jasper teunissen wrote:
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> 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/
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> Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016
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> 30 March 2015Non classé @enVan Quoc Vinh
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> Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016.
> Unprecedented in a Northern Country!
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> 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!”
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Raphaël Canet
> Tunis : +216 55 25 55 16 (March 29, 30, 31
> Montreal : 514 883-9594
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> Carminda Mac Lorin :
> Tunis : +216 55 255 516 (March 29, 30, 31)
> Montreal : 514 381-7090
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> info at fsm2016.org
> fsm2016.org
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