[WSF-Discuss] [social-movements] Fwd: WSF 2015 march- new statement

Gacheke Gachihi ggacheke at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 05:31:41 CDT 2015

Dear Mikael

Thanks for your critique , and suggestion I will share with comrades in
the  WSF  and We appreciate greatly your work as WSF public

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 9:46 AM, Mikael Book <book at kaapeli.fi> wrote:

> Dear Gacheke,
> my thoughts on the new slogan: It is approprate and informative enough. It
> i good that the word 'peace' is spelled out. Generally, it is better to be
> 'for' than 'against'.
> State terrorim is a reality, yes, but a reality that is difficult to
> crystallize in a slogan. The concept will easily be misinterpreted, or
> misunderstood. What does it mean to be "against state terrorim?"
> I would rather say: "for nuclear disarmament". (nuclear 'deterrence' is a
> important example  of state terror, isn't it?)
> Best,
> Mikael
> Mikael Böök * book at kaapeli.fi * gsm +358(0)-44 5511 324 *
> http://www.kaapeli.fi/book/  * http://blogi.kaapeli.fi/book/ *
> http://blog.spinellisfootsteps.info/
> On Tue, 24 Mar 2015, Gacheke Gachihi wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> As you may be aware, the WSF has altered the language for the theme of
>> the opening march, taking on board some of the critiques that we have
>> raised in our discussions (see below). We look forward to hearing your
>> thoughts on this. In not recognizing that the 'war on terror' is itself
>> part of the problem, we feel the new phrasing still perpetuates dangerous
>> narratives and the policies and practices to which they are linked. This
>> only makes sense outside of an analysis of imperialism and its current
>> srategies of power. Not only does the new language not take into
>> consideration state terrorism (the numerous wars and occupations carried
>> out in the name of the 'war on terror'), but it also overlooks the
>> numerous
>> innocent victims of counter-terror policies- those who are imprisoned
>> without due process, tortured, extrajudicially killed, rendered, droned,
>> etc. We feel this is another example of how the WSF may be limiting spaces
>> for radical analysis, discussion and the possibility of imagining and
>> proposing real alternatives.
>>> We would like to pursue this discussion in the context of our panels.
>> Further to that, we are attaching the flier for our panel on (Neo)Colonial
>>> Militarism and State Violence: Global - Local Connections. We will be
>> devoting part of our workshop to the issues raised by our exchange and
>> hope
>> that you can join us in this discussion. Please forward details for your
>> panels as well.
>>> We are including below, the 3 versions of the updated statement. In light
>> of the WSF change in direction, does it still make sense for supporting
>> organizations to distribute these through their networks? We are happy
>> either way.
>>> Finally, we would like to know if there is interest in reformulating this
>> statement to challenge the organizing committee's "Bardo International
>> Anti-Globalisation Charter against Terrorism"? Please be in touch to
>> discuss further if you are interested.
>>> Brahim, Assia, Corinna, Hamza and AudreyDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:33:37
>> +0100
>>> From: contact at fsm2015.org
>>> To: activites at fsm2015.org; infos2 at fsm2015.org; infos at fsm2015.org;
>> contact at fsm2015.org; ongtunisie at fsm2015.org
>>> Subject: [infos] WSF 2015 march
>>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
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>> 2015 ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ:
>>> "ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ.
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>>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>>> ------------------------.
>>> Invitation
>>> Lÿÿédition du Forum Social Mondial à Tunis sera inaugurée le mardi 24
>>> Mars
>> 2015 par une marche sous le slogan :
>>> Les Peuples du Monde Unis pour la Liberté, lÿÿEgalité, la Justice Sociale
>> et la Paix.
>>> En Solidarité avec le Peuple Tunisien et toutes les Victimes du
>> Terrorisme contre toutes les Formes dÿÿOppressions.
>>> La marche  débutera le Mardi de la Place Bab Saadoun à 15H et se
>> terminera au musée de Bardo à 17H 30mns.
>>> -----------------------
>>> Invitation
>>> The edition of the World Social Forum in Tunis will be inaugurated,
>> Tuesday 24 March 2015, with a march under the slogan:
>>> The Peoples of the World United for Freedom, Equality, Social Justice and
>> Peace.
>>> In Solidarity with Tunisian People and all Victims of Terrorism against
>> all Forms of Oppressions.
>>> The march will start in Bab Saadoun at 3p.m and end at the Bardo Museum
>> at 5.30p.m.
>>> --
>>> Forum Social Mondial Tunis 2015
>>> www.fsm2015.org
>>> www.wsf2015.org
>>> contact at fsm2015.org
>>> www.facebook.com/fsm2015
>>>  ____________________________________________________________
>> _______________________________________
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>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ. ÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ/ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ . ÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ.
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ .
>> ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
>>> -FR-Reformuler le theme de la marche inaugurale du FSMNous écrivons pour
>> exprimer notre grave préoccupation quant à la position adoptée par le
>> Comité dÿÿorganisation du FSM dans leur communiqué relatif aux événements
>> tragiques qui ont eu lieu au musée national du Bardo à Tunis, et plus
>> particulièrement leur décision que la marche dÿÿouverture du Forum Social
>> Mondial soit sous le thème ÿÿÿÿ Les peuples du monde contre le terrorisme
>> ÿÿÿÿ.
>> Nous nous inquiétons sérieusement du fait que cette position prise par le
>> comité dÿÿorganisation puisse faciliter lÿÿusurpation et la cooptation du
>> FSM
>> par lÿÿagenda de la « guerre contre le terrorisme ». Les progressistes à
>> travers le monde considèrent le FSM comme un espace alternatif dans lequel
>> ils/elles peuvent exercer une réflexion critique et défier les narratives
>> dominantes de lÿÿétat et du pouvoir capitaliste et impérialiste qui les
>> empêchent dÿÿimaginer et réaliser un « autre monde ». Le premier principe
>> de
>> la charte originale du FSM stipule que le forum rassemble des
>> organisations
>> de la société civile « qui sÿÿopposent au néolibéralisme et à la
>> domination
>> du monde par le capital et toute forme dÿÿimpérialisme ». Dans les 15
>> dernières années, les discours, les politiques et les pratiques de la «
>> guerre contre le terrorisme » ont joué un rôle majeur dans la
>> (re)-production de diverses hiérarchies (qui concernent le statut
>> socio-économique, la citoyenneté, la souveraineté, etc.) qui perpétue la
>> domination capitaliste et impérialiste. Nous pensons que le rôle des
>> progressistes est dÿÿexprimer sans cesse lÿÿempathie et la solidarité avec
>> les victimes innocentes du crime, violence et injustice, quel que soit
>> lÿÿauteur : des états ou des acteurs non-étatiques. Nous estimons aussi
>> quÿÿil y a des instances où la « société civile » pourrait juger quÿÿil
>> est
>> dans leur intérêts stratégiques de coopérer avec des gouvernements pour
>> réaliser certains objectifs. Cependant, dans un contexte caractérisé par
>> le
>> manque de clarté et la difficulté dÿÿaccéder à une information fiable, il
>> incombe aux progressistes de contester les narratives officielles et de
>> proposer des alternatives pacifiste et émancipatrice. Le mouvement
>> altermondialiste pour la justice mondiale ne peut pas se permettre dÿÿêtre
>> utilisé pour un agenda domestique et géopolitique qui cherche à manipuler
>> les émotions des publics afin de justifier davantage la militarisation des
>> sociétés à travers le monde au seul profit du complexe militaro-industriel
>> et sécuritaire. Cet agenda rend également possible lÿÿancrage des
>> pratiques
>> racialisées de la lutte anti-terroriste qui marginalisent des communautés
>> entières et criminalisent la dissidence et qui surtout divertissent
>> lÿÿattention des questions sociales, économiques et politiques les plus
>> pressantes comme la violence des états, le racisme et lÿÿinjustice
>> socio-economiaue qui étaient et restent au cÿÿur des soulèvements dans le
>> monde.Nous estimons que la raison dÿÿêtre du FSM est de parler le langage
>> de
>> la vérité aux puissants et détenteurs du pouvoir. Dans cette optique, nous
>> espérons que nos préoccupations seront prises  en considération et que le
>> Comité dÿÿorganisation reformulera le communiqué dÿÿune manière
>> consultative.-ENG-Reframing the World Social Forum March We are writing to
>> express our concern at the position adopted by the Preparatory Commission
>> in its communiqué regarding the tragic events at Tunisia's Bardo national
>> museum. In particular, its announcement that the opening World Social
>> Forum
>> march will come under the banner of "Peoples of the world united against
>> terrorism." We worry that the Preparatory Commission may be facilitating
>> the encroachment of the ÿÿwar on terrorÿÿ agenda on the World Social
>> Forum.
>>  Progressives around the globe view the World Social Forum as an
>> alternative space in which they can critically reflect upon and challenge
>> dominant narratives of state, capitalist and imperialist power that keep
>> peoples from imagining and achieving "another world". The first principle
>> of the original WSF charter is to bring together civil society
>> organizations "that are opposed to neoliberalism and to domination of the
>> world by capital and any form of imperialism." For the past 15 years, the
>> "war on terror" discourses, policies and practices have played a key role
>> in (re)producing the various hierarchies (of socio-economic status, of
>> citizenship, of sovereignty, etc) that perpetuate capitalist and
>> imperialist power. We believe the role of progressives should always be to
>> express empathy and solidarity with innocent victims of violence and
>> injustice in all their forms, regardless of the perpetrator, whether
>> states
>> or non-state actors. We also believe there are times when "civil society"
>> may find it in their strategic interest to work with governments to
>> achieve
>> certain aims. However, in a context in which it is often difficult to
>> access clear and accurate information, it is incumbent upon progressives
>> to
>> ask difficult questions of their governments and discuss and propose
>> non-violent and emancipatory alternatives.
>>> The global justice movement cannot allow itself to be used for domestic
>> and geopolitical agendas designed to manipulate public emotions and
>> justify
>> the further militarization of societies in a way that ultimately benefits
>> the security/military-industrial-complex. These agendas further entrench
>> racialized counter-terror practices that marginalize whole communities,
>> criminalize dissent and, most importantly, divert attention away from the
>> most pressing social, economic and political issues, including state
>> violence, racism and entrenched inequality. These issues have been at the
>> heart of uprisings across the world.
>>> We believe the raison d'être of the WSF is to speak truth to power, not
>> to acquiesce to it. In light of this, we hope the WSF Preparatory
>> Commission statement will be redrafted to take our concerns into
>> consideration in a cooperative and consultative fashion.
>>> ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ - Organisation de Soutien-
>>> Supporting
>> Organizations
>>> National Lawyers Guild International (USA)Addameer (Palestine)Alliance
>> for Freedom and Dignity (AFD) International Algeria Solidarity Campaign
>> (ASC)Bunge la Mwananchi Social Movement (Kenya) Collectif Baraka
>> (France)Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA)Frantz Fanon Foundation
>> (France)International Jewish anti-Zionist Network, IJAN (US)InterOccupy
>> Nonviolence International (Americas Program)Pan-African Baraza
>> (Kenya)Participation et Spirtualite MusulmanePartie de Indigènes de la
>> République PlatformWorld Forum on Theology and LiberationÿÿZukunftskonvent
>> (Germany)
>>> <WSF Panel Advert.docx>
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