UK European Social Forum Newswire Archive
03-10-2004 12:07Another 35 good reasons to make sure you get to the European Social Forum
02-10-2004 21:35The organising process of the ESF will be transparent to those attending. The mass, energy and range of ideas present should transcend this process, including the choice of speakers and chairs. But there is reason to feel that this may be more difficult to do this year. Old style politicians and parties have tried to dominate the ESF, but any hold they have should prove transient as their strength continues to dwindle.
02-10-2004 12:00Squatted in May, the rampART creative centre and social space has hosted cultural and political events including weekly free cinema, exhibitions, benefit gigs, discussions, meetings and workshops etc. The venue provides a large hall, kitchen, a stage, PA, video projector, library, meeting rooms, workshop space, sound studio, creative media lab, internet access, public Wi-Fi, and a shared office.
During the ESF, rampART will be acting as a creative convergence centre and providing one of the info-points for the autonomous spaces. rampART is also home base for the Carnival Forum and the Lab of II. Each day there will be cheap food, free internet / indymedia access, plus resources to edit audio / video reports, or make props and banners etc. In the evenings, space may be used to exchange feedback about the days events or you can socialise and enjoy a range of cultural entertainment, films, live music or performance.
28-09-2004 15:51Lambeth Social Forum Presents
Fourth World War
26-09-2004 15:18Indymedia @ the ESF: Four Days of Tactical Media Production
Come and join us from October 14th – 17th in London.
We need your reporting, radio, photography, cables, ideas, enthusiasm and more!
24-09-2004 00:10This Friday 24th from 8-late there's an London Rising Tide benefit at the Rampart St. E1 social centre, with...
* quality dinner
* films of oil, climate chaos & resistance (including 'Cheeky Apocalypse', 'Oil Be Damned', 'The Curse of Oil' & 'Don't Worry')
* live tunes from The Tell, Godlike Animals as well as the decks
* acoustic jam, open to all
23-09-2004 07:57Article from http://www.icthewharf.co.uk
22-09-2004 12:45We are there for each and every one
We are the spokesmen/women for human rights but first and foremost for prisoners and for those found guilty.Our work is based on the international conventions on human rights an arrest and police control siyuations-both governed by the United Nations anti-torture resolution signed most European countries,including United Kingsdom
We are creat in Heidelberg(germany)Montpellier(France) Barcelona( Spain) and now in London
FREE. Hip hop. reggae. afro beat.
19-09-2004 14:04Lambeth ESF Mobilising Meeting
Dogstar, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
20 September 04, 7.30pm
18-09-2004 17:06HOW DIRECT ACTION CAN SAVE THE WORLD
SCHNEWS TENTH BIRTHDAY DIRECT ACTION CONFERENCE
SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2004, 2PM – 7PM
CAMDEN CENTRE, EUSTON ROAD, LONDON (Kings Cross tube)
SPEAKERS ● DISCUSSION ● FILMS ● ALL WELCOME ● FREE!
you might be interested to know (in case you don't) that there is a business summit "international leaders summit" in london on the 18-19 october. http://www.leadersinlondon.com/
As the world social forum was organised in response to the World Economic forum, this might be a good opportunity to make our voices heard!
Any protests organised yet?
A report compiled from documents published over the last year, and updated to give the latest situation.
There's a lot missing from here, especially all of the positive and constructive proposals made by various of the "horizontal" activists around website tools and communications structures designed to increase participation and transparency in the ESF process.
We know that the details of the logistics of a particular social forum tend to be the responsibily of the local organising committee / process, however there are some areas that have an impact of the very real political shape of the event, and are themselves political, and which should concern us all.
Communication structures and tools, websites, mailing lists, computers, media centres, press policies, software platforms, and licensing of media are all highly political issues, yet they have been dismissed as mere practicalities by many involved in the uk ESF process.
You can download this info as a one page A4 PDF flyer:
13-09-2004 12:37The European Social Forum is less than two months away, the biggest event of its kind for years. It will take place on Oct 14-17, in London.
11-09-2004 16:59Loads of good people presenting stuff and speaking:
10-09-2004 12:29THE LABORATORY OF INSURRECTIONARY IMAGINATION, part of the autonomous spaces of the European Social Forum in London (14th-17th October) - will be briging creative activists, artists, pranksters and tricksters together to carry out actions and skill share.