UK European Social Forum Newswire Archive
03-03-2004 14:45Social Forums and the Politics of Global Solidarity
7pm, Friday 5th March, Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Nearest Tube: Holborn
27-02-2004 00:26A sign-on statement calling for changes to the ESF process to make it more democratic, open and transparent.
26-02-2004 23:34Comments on the ESF bid process.
24-02-2004 10:46If there is anyone out there in the UK who is (still?) paying attention to the possible UK ESF this year, here's my balanced and objective (nudge nudge, wink wink) quick update of events that've occurred these last few weeks. [written February 16]
24-02-2004 01:27Calls to the NGO sector
24-02-2004 01:25Dear all,
i write from India, where, as some of you might know, i spent the last few months (from October last year) working in the WSF office in the organisation of the WSF 2004.
It has been an incredible experience! I thought i would be back in London soon to take active part in the organisation of the next ESF, but my plans have changed. My only chance to be with you is therefore virtual. The first few reflections are attached below. They will be in the Newsletter of The Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique. They are rather long notes (around 4 pages), but the most interesting paragraphs (for this list) are the last ones.
Hope this considerations could be of interest, I look forward to read your comments
See you soon
19-02-2004 09:04THese are some comments on the Organising committee meeting held on the 13th February. They reveal the extent of the manipulation by the GLA, SWP and certain Unions.
17-02-2004 17:52Minutes posted to various ESF UK lists.
12-02-2004 13:17Minutes that have been sent to various ESF lists.
12-02-2004 01:05According to a mysteriously leaked resignation letter, four leading members of Globalise Resistance's Steering Committee have resigned with immediate effect, citing the undemocratic takeover of the organisation by the SWP to further its own interests in the organising the European Social Forum in London in late 2004. It is not clear who leaked the letter, but as a journalist, I felt duty-bound to put this information in the public interest. The text follows below.
Oscar Sánchez Fernández de la Vega (google). Autor del libro " Diez Horas con la Globalización"(google, amazon, foro-los retos de la globalización, elcorteingles.es, indymedia.org, netbiblo, yahoo.....)
Globalización y productividad versus ecología –“Diez horas con la globalización
30-01-2004 15:17Scottish Moblisation for the European Social Forum 2004
The first meeting of the Scottish Mobilisation for ESF 2004 will be held on
Thursday 19th February, 7.30pm - 9pm
STUC offices which is on the corner of Woodlands Road and Park Road, Glasgow
30-01-2004 14:08reportback from the first organising meeting of the ESF UK
29-01-2004 23:52Meeting of the 'Organising Committee' for the uk esf 2004 report back.
29-01-2004 20:15An analysis of open, transparent consensus decision making and a proposal for the 2004 ESF decision making process. This is a constructive proposal to try and make the ESF truly open, but also to make it work in practice.
29-01-2004 18:47Open letter to the European ESF movement
29-01-2004 10:46An overview and update on the ESF 2004 process.