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Mobilisations in Greece (olme)


Towards a Real Alternative

Communiqué: Maroc, Manifestations du 21 & 22 Février
Je fais suivre le communiqué dans le corps du mail sans le pdf car mes mails bloqués  avec pièces jointes ne passent jamais ( pas de réponses de l'administrateur).
R.Zrioui (AFD bureau France)



AFD International suit de très près les différents événements qui se déroulent au Maroc et porte les revendications du peuple marocain de liberté, de démocratie en condamnant fermement l’oppression et la violence qui s’est abattue sur les responsables de l’association marocaine des droits de l’homme ; avec comme premières victimes de ces atteintes à la liberté et à l’intégrité physique le professeur Khadija Erriyadi, présidente de la dite association, ainsi que plusieurs autres responsables et militants actifs. Ces événements ont eu lieu ce 21 février dernier au sein même de la capitale Rabat. Plusieurs constats médicaux nous sont parvenus faisant état de la violence qu’ils ont subis.

De même, AFD International condamne fermement la violence qu’ont subie les manifestants lors du rassemblement pacifique en soutien au peuple Libyen devant l’ambassade de Lybie à Rabat. Cette manifestation organisée ce 22 février 2011 après-midi par ''le Comité marocain en soutien aux causes de la Communauté'' aura eu à subir de très graves blessures parmi les manifestants sans que l’on puisse, à l’heure actuelle, avoir une information complète quant aux conséquences réelle d’une telle violence sur les personnes ou de ce qu’elles adviendront.

AFD International appelle les autorités marocaines à cesser toute violence et à composer positivement en regard des demandes pacifiques du peuple marocain, ainsi qu’à garantir la liberté d’opinion et de manifestation pacifique en respects des conventions internationales et pactes nationaux auxquelles le Maroc à souscrit.

Bruxelles, 22 février 2011

AFD International – Headquarter

Bruxelles, Belgique

 1st of March against the reigns of fear and the European borderegime, in support of the Hunger Strike in Greece
Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:

> Von: Paola Rudan <>
> Datum: 23. Februar 2011 11:36:55 MEZ
> An:
> Betreff: [Action2-l] 1st of March against the reigns of fear and the European borderegime, in support of the Hunger Strike in Greece
> Hi,
> This is the last call we wrote to launch the first of March in Italy, which include a statement of support with the hunger strike in Greece.
> All the best
> Paola
> (Coordinamento Migranti Bologna)
> Call for a 1st of March against the reigns of fear and the European borderegime
> In support of the people revolutions
> It wasn’t necessary to wait until today to know that the so-called moderate regimes of the Mediterranean had among their tasks that of repressing the freedom of movement of migrants. Shocking images are arriving however in these hours from Libya, where the Gheddafi regime is repressing the legitimate protests of that which until yesterday it called its own people in a bloodbath. Let us not forget that the Libyan government is a lynchpin of the Italian-and thus European-migratory policies. For years Italian governments have made agreements with the Libyan government in order to externalize the dirty work of repression of migrants trying to reach Europe. The results have been thousands of dead in the Libyan Desert, thousands of prisoners in Libyan detention centers, without any rights, at the will of a regime that shows its true face bombing its own citizens as they protest.
> In front of all of this there cannot be hesitations, it is necessary to choose once again on what side one is: either in defense of policy based on the ideology of controlled migrations one continues to seek the support of whoever blocks migrants, or otherwise one supports the end of those policies inaugurated by the readmission agreements and the politics of deportations.
> The silence and the hesitations of the Italian government and of many political forces, worried about hypothetical “invasions” demonstrate the hypocrisy of Italian politics. To all of them we wish to say their “concern” for years has handed migrants over to the harshest repression, against all international laws, without any respect for human rights. It is time to say stop, and to respond with mass protest: it is not only the policies carried out within Italy that concern us, but also that which the Italian government does and promotes outside of its own borders. Behind the mask of cooperation Italy and the European Union are responsible for the policies carried out by dictatorial governments against migrants and their own citizens, governments which are given technical, economical and military aid. In these last weeks, with amazing cynicism, in front of the struggle for freedom of thousands of women and men, the only concern seems to have been of an “invasion of the desperate”. There is no invasion. Let there be an end to the reign of fear in Italy and in Libya. Those women and men seek with courage the hope of freedom and of a better life. There are those that fear Islamic fundamentalism and a new caliphate at the gates of Italy, while in reality all that one can observe is a healthy fundamentalism of freedom.
> We have already affirmed the connection that exists between the strugge for freedom in Africa and the struggles of migrants in Europe. The first of March there will be a day of strikes and mobilization of migrant labor, against the blackmail of the Bossi-Fini Law, against institutionalized racism and for the rights of all. After last year’s mobilization, from the Rosarno revolt to the strike and protest on the crane at Brescia and the tower at Milan, this year migrants will return to a protagonist’s role in social struggles. With them there will be many Italian workers and students. It is a protest that is spreading to various European countries: last year in France, Greece and elsewhere, this year in Austria, because the migrants’ strike speaks of the possibility to defend and extend the rights of all.
> We direct an appeal to all that this day of migrant struggle also becomes a general mobilization against the repression in act and that on way, against the European borderregime and against European complicity with murderous regimes. As well as bringing into the streets the battle against the Bossi-Fini and institutionalized racism in Italy, the first of March will also be an occasion to show our support for these revolts (from Tunisia to Egipt, from Morocco to Lybia from Bahrein to the next struggle) of women and men free to choose their own destiny.
> We also express our support and solidarity with the 300 migrants that in Athens and Thessaloniki, in Greece, are on hunger strike since the 25th of January: your struggle is our struggle, your demands, our demands, against racism, for the regularization of all migrants!
> We want:
> -                the end of all financial, logistic and military aid finalized at the repression of migrants, starting from the treaty with Libya
> -                the end of the policy of externalization of European borders through funding of and treaties with bordering countries in the function of repressing migrants.
> -                the closing of all migrant detention centers financed by Italy in Libya and other countries
> -                the closing of Frontex, the only existing European military force, that is used to try and stop migrants, forcing them every time to seek more dangerous routes
> -                the end of attempts to repel migrants that have had as their only result the increase of deaths in the Mediterranean and elsewhere.
> Coordinamento Migranti Bologna – towards the 1st of March 2011
> Info:
> _______________________________________________
> Action2-l mailing list

Hagen Kopp
pgp-key available:
From March 4th- 6th there will be in BUDAPEST the " EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY"- organized through comrades of the ESF.

We will discuss  for excample the combined crisis of capitalism, their dramatic conseqences ( debt, austerity,....- especially for the cee-countries), the  international rise of the far right etc.

The  WSF in Dakar was a success- but the ESF-process is still  weak. That too will be in the center of the debates in BUDAPEST.

Budapest will be interesting! A draft for the agenda already exists and was sent out. Who wants to go to Budapest should make SOON contact with the hungarinan comrades (or with me).

I hope to see a lot of You in BUDAPEST !

       In solidarity

       Hermann Dworczak ( Activist im Austrian Social Forum / ASF; 0043 /676 / 972 31 10 )

110126 - ESF- JSC - EN - final draft.pdf

110126 - rapport JSC-ENG.pdf

To the members of the Initiative Committee,

< texte français suit par mail séparé >


Dear Friends,



Please your attention on 5 points :



1.         Find in attachment the report of our Initiative Committee meeting on January 26th. This report will be today on the website (see “Initiative Committee” page).


On the website you will find also, in case of need, the program and the application form.


2.         Attached too, the “final” draft of Declaration. I hope I have well taken all the remarks and suggestions, and once again I apologize for the delay. This Declaration will be on the website today, and may be spread to all colleagues and friends showing interest.


3.         We need a next meeting of the Initiative Committee, for the follow-up of the Conference. One opportunity (probably not good for everybody …) is to spend 2 hours Friday the 11th, between 3 pm and 5 pm.


Please say me as soon as possible if it is ok for you – and if not other proposals ?


4.         We did not take a decision, on January 26th, on the question : should we invite medias and/or MEP (members of the European Parliament) for the final plenary session (Friday 11th between 1:30 and 2:30).


In my opinion, it should be good to have some MEP invited (to listen, not to speak !!), but I should not invite press & medias. Please give me your opinion.


5.         Once again … please spread the invitation and program (and the draft declaration).

Please pay attention to the good balances we spoken on the last meeting.

And ask your colleagues to fill the application form and to send it back !

Thanks on behalf of those who work on the “logistic” …





See you soon.




Felipe Van Keirsbilck

Secrétaire Général

+32 478 29 59 50


Secrétariat Général de la CNE

"Les Portes de l'Europe"

av Schuman 52

1400 Nivelles

110126 - JSC - FR - second draft - corrigé.pdf

110126 - rapport JSC - fr.pdf

Aux membres du Comité d’Initiative,

< english follows by seperate mail >


Cher-es Ami-es,


Votre attention sur cinq points svp.


1.  Vous avez déjà reçu il y a quelques jours le rapport de notre réunion du 26 janvier. Je vous le joins à nouveau pour rappel. Il sera posté sur le site dans la page « Comité d’Initiative ».


Sur le site, vous trouvez aussi, au besoin, l’invitation et le formulaire d’inscription.


2.  Ci-joint la version « définitive » du projet de Déclaration : j’espère avoir pu y intégrer toutes les remarques et suggestions, et vous prie d’excuser le délai … Cette déclaration sera sur le site ce soir et peut être diffusée aux collègues intéressés.


3.  Nous avons besoin d’une réunion du Comité d’Initiative pour le « follow-up » de la conférence. Une possibilité (mais qui ne marche pas pour tout le monde) est de prendre 2 heures le vendredi 11, de 15h à 17h. Pouvez-vous me dire très rapidement si c’est possible pour vous ?


4.  Nous n’avions pas, le 26 janvier, tranché la question de savoir si nous invitions la presse et/ou des parlementaires européens à la séance de clôture (vendredi 11 mars de 13h30 à 14h30). Il me semble que ce serait bien d’avoir des euro-parlementaires (pour écouter, pas pour parler !) ; mais pas encore la presse à ce stade. Vous me dites ce que vous en pensez ?


5.  Encore et toujours :


Ø  diffusez l’invitation (et la déclaration).

Ø  Veillez aux équilibres recherchés lors de la réunion du 26 janvier.

Ø  Et demandez aux collègues et amis de s’inscrire

Ø  Merci pour ceux qui assurent la logistique !



Merci, à bientôt,





Felipe Van Keirsbilck

Secrétaire Général

+32 478 29 59 50


Secrétariat Général de la CNE

"Les Portes de l'Europe"

av Schuman 52

1400 Nivelles

Valoracion pensiones / Pensions assessment / Évaluation pensions


Dear friends and comrades !
Come to the European Assembly in Budapest March 4tyh - March 6 th - organized trough comrades of the ESF in the Kossuth Club.
This assembly will happen in times of open and combined social, economic and ecological crises of global capitalism. The conseqences of this crises for the cee-countries will be in the center of our meeting.
We see the marvellous revolutionary wave in the arabic countries, the huge -defensive- struggles in many European countries and we were participants of the extreme interesting WSF in Dakar/Senegal.
We dont want to hide the fact that the ESF process is today in a state of crisis.
All that we want to discuss open, constructive and in spirit of solidarity.
So come to Budapest with Your ideas and critics. Lets discuss together and decide in which fields we can act together.
In the present situation we think more than ever that another world is possible and necessary and that the ESF can play an important role to bring movements against the crises of capitalism together.
Hermann Dworczak ( activist in the Austrian Social Forum/ ASF; 0043/ 676/ 972 31 10)

Solidarité avec la lutte du peuple égyptien/WSF in Dakar

Meinen ersten Tag in Dakar verwendete ich dazu, mich mit dem spezifischen -politischen- Ambiente Westafrikas vertraut zu machen. Ich schlenderte am Vormittag durchs Zentrum und rief mir beim Passieren des protzigen Praesidentenpalasts in Erinnerung, dass der Uebergang von der franzoesischen Kolonialherrschaft zur -neokolonialen- Unabhaengigkeit 1960 relativ glatt ueber die Buehne ging- ein Umstand, der bis heute praegend ist.
Nachmittags fuhr ich auf die ehemalige Sklaveninsel Goree , von der unter moerderischen Bedingungen Millionen Schwarze insbesonders nach Brasilien transportiert wurden: Ein Aderlass, von dem sich der afrikanische Kontinent nicht erholen konnte.
Auf Goree fand auch am 3. und 4. Februar das weltweite Treffen von MigrantInnen statt. Verabschiedet wurde eine "Charta", die fuer eine "Welt ohne Mauern" eintritt (

Sonntag den 6.Februar beginnt das Weltsozialforum (WSF)  mit einer GROSSDEMONSTRATION. Treffpunkt ist beim "RTS" um 13h.  Das WSF wird bis 11.Februar  dauern.
Es  findet vor dem Hintergrund der enormen okönomischen, sozialen und ökologischen Krisen des Kapitalismus statt, die alle andere als ausgestanden sind!
Sie werden Gegenstand tiefgehender Analysen sein und es wird  jede Menge spannender Debatten geben, wie man ihnen praktisch begegnen kann: Cancun etwa hat gezeigt, daß auch die besten Alternativkonzepte (" Systemwandel statt Klimawandel") allein nicht ausreichen und daß konkret überlegt werden muß mit welchen Bündnissen sie politisch umgesetzt werden können.
Nicht zuletzt werden die riesigen Probleme des afrikanischen Kontinents zur Sprache kommen- siehe etwa den aktuellen revolutionären Prozeß in Tunesien, Ägypten und die Proteste in vielen anderen arabischen Ländern.
Schon jetzt ist zu erkennen, daß etliche  FreundInnen aus Europa ( Ost und West!)  am WSF präsent sein werden : Wir werden uns gegenseitig informieren, unsere Interventionen ein bißchen koordinieren,etc.

Nähere Infos über das WSF unter:

    Mit  solidarischen Grüßen
    Hermann Dworczak ( Aktivist im Austrian Social Forum/ASF; O043 / 676 / 972 31 10 )
Solidarité avec la lutte du peuple égyptien :

 MANIFESTATION à PARIS samedi 5 février 2011

Depuis la « Journée de la colère » du 25 janvier 2011 en Egypte contre la dictature et la pauvreté ( la moitié de la population -soit 40 millions de personnes- vit avec moins de 2 $ par jour ), un mouvement populaire sans précédent dans son histoire récente se développe partout dans le pays, du Caire à Suez, d’Alexandrie à Assouan, d’Ismaïlia au bastion ouvrier de Mahalla el Koubra etc. Elle touche désormais l’ensemble des couches sociales. Malgré la censure ( y compris coupures internet et tél.), l’intimidation policière, les provocations, le couvre-feu et une répression sanglante ( plus de 300 morts et des milliers de blessés au 1er février selon l’ONU ), des millions de gens manifestent et tiennent la rue, exigeant la chute de Moubarak et de son régime. Ils réclament la LIBERTE. La DIGNITE. La JUSTICE SOCIALE.
Depuis plus de trente ans, l’Égypte vit sous le joug d’une dictature associant pouvoir et argent : un régime autoritaire, corrompu, illégitime qui gouverne le pays au détriment de son peuple, au profit de lui-même et de quelques alliés stratégiques. Moubarak, mais aussi sa famille, sa cour de ministres aux ordres et ses hommes d’affaires véreux sont autant de vieux visages qui tiennent les mêmes discours pour détourner les Egyptiens de leurs véritables ennemis : corruption, misère, chômage, répression (l’état d’urgence décrété en 1981 est toujours en vigueur), absence d’éducation et libertés muselées, sous le regard complaisant des gouvernements voire la complicité active des instances internationales comme le FMI.
Depuis plus de trente ans, des générations se sont succédées et ont fait face à la même rengaine, aux mêmes discours, à la même politique : toujours au détriment du peuple égyptien et au profit d’un « pharaon » autocrate entouré de notables corrompus.
Aujourd’hui, tout change ! L’Egypte ne sera plus jamais la même car son peuple à relevé la tête et le défi du changement, bien décidé à ne plus accepter la soumission. Le vent de liberté réclamant démocratie et justice sociale, venu de Tunisie, a désormais atteint l’Egypte et se propage dans l’ensemble du monde arabe. Les gens n’ont plus peur.
Le soulèvement populaire ne se contentera pas de vagues promesses de « transition » démocratique. Et les Egyptiens comme les autres peuples arabes n’entendent se faire dicter par personne – surtout pas par les dirigeants français, européens et américains complices de Moubarak et du régime – la conduite pour la suite de leur mouvement. Ils comptent  sur un large mouvement de solidarité internationale pour dire Halte ! à la répression de leurs aspirations à la liberté, et pour gagner ensemble de nouvelles conquêtes démocratiques, sociales et politiques au niveau international, à commencer par la liberté d’aller et venir et de s’organiser.
Plus que jamais, la paix passe par la réussite de la révolution démocratique en cours.
Dans l’immédiat, le peuple égyptien veut mettre en échec les manoeuvres dilatoires d’un régime aux abois. Celui-ci a lancé mercredi 2 février 2011 ses « baltaguiya » – des nervis et des milices armées maquillés en manifestants « pro-Moubarak » – à l’assaut du mouvement qui occupait pacifiquement la place Tahrir pour provoquer un sentiment de chaos et pour diviser la population, dans l’espoir de reprendre la main. Le bilan de cette journée est lourd : encore plusieurs morts et des centaines de blessés.
Avec les Egyptiens, la communauté internationale doit dire :
Rassemblement devant l’ambassade d’Égypte jeudi 3 et vendredi 4 février à partir de 14h et jusqu’au soir


Comité de Solidarité avec la Lutte du Peuple Egyptien / Premiers signataires :
  • Citoyens Égyptiens de France
  • Fédération des Tunisiens
  • Citoyens des deux Rives FTCR
  • Comité pour le Respect des Libertés et des Droits de l’ Homme en Tunisie
  • Association des Travailleurs Maghrébins en France ATMF
  • AMF
  • CCIPPP (Campagne Civile Internationale pour la Protection du Peuple Palestinien)
  • Parti Communiste Français PCF
  • Europe-Ecologie les Verts EELV
  • Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste NPA
  • Parti de Gauche
  • Confédération Nationale du Travail CNT
  • Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les peuples MRAP
  • Ligue des Droits de l’Homme LDH
  • L’Etoile Nord Africaine Anticapitaliste
  • Parti Communiste des Ouvriers de Tunisie PCOT
  • Association des Tunisiens en France ATF Paris
  • Solidarité Tunisienne
  • Voix Libre Tunisienne
  • Parti Démocratique Progressiste Tunisie PDP
  • Manifeste des Libertés
  • Le Mouvement pour une Citoyenneté Active MCA
  • l’Assemblée Citoyenne des Originaires de Turquie
  • Les Amis de l’AMDH Paris
  • Commission arabe des droits de l’Homme
  • Coalition Internationale contre les Criminels de Guerre (ICAWC)
  • Centre de Damas d’Études Théoriques et des Droits Civiques
  • Bahreïn Society for Human Rights
  • Observatoire français des Droits de l’Homme
  • Protection des Défenseurs des Droits de l’Homme dans le Monde Arabe (PADDH)
  • Organisation Nationale des Droits de l’Homme en Syrie
  • Voix libre pour la défense des Droits de l’homme
  • Rencontre Culturel Euro-arabe
  • Association de Défense des Droits de l’Homme au Maroc
  • Observatoire Syrien des Droits de l’Homme
  • Association de l’Amitié Euro-arabe
  • Arab Network for Human Rights Information
  • Addameer pour les Droits de l’Homme – Gaza
  • Comités de Défense des Libertés Démocratiques & des Droits de l’Homme en Syrie
  • Collectif des Familles de Disparus en Algérie
  • Regard Citoyen
  • Manifeste des libertés
  • Rencontre des citoyens
  • Gauche Unitaire
  • Syndicat Solidaires
  • Europe solidaire sans frontières ESSF
  • Union des travailleurs immigres tunisiens UTIT
  • Jeunesse Émigrée Réunionnaise en France
  • Les Alternatifs
  • Sortir du colonialisme
  • Section française de la Ligue internationale des femmes pour la la paix et la liberté WILPF
  • ISM-France
  • ACTUS/prpe(Tchad)
  • Collectif International pour les libertés
  • Le soutien aux mouvements populaires en Algérie
  • Acor SOS Racisme Suisse
  • La Coordination de l’Appel de Strasbourg (Collectif européen)
  • Farrah-France (réfugiés) ; Civimed Initiatives OINGD
  • Militant Association tous égaux sous un même drapeau
  • L’Association des Tunisiens de Corbeil Essonnes ;
  • Réseau Euro-Maghrébin Citoyenneté et Culture (REMCC),
  • Union juive française pour la paix (UJFP)
  • Parti des Indigènes de la République (PIR)
  • Fédération Syndicale Unitaire (FSU)
  • Confédération Générale du travail (CGT)
  • La Cimade
  • IJAN
  • Centre Malcolm X

ateliers FGTB au FSM.pdf

workshop FGTB .pdf

Dear Friends,


Please find below the program of the FGTB at the WSF in Dakar

See you there


« Trade Unions say no to violence against women in the context of conflict and in the workplace»


This workshop will focus on :

· The importance of Trade Union’s work on preventive diplomacy and their central role in the management and resolution of conflicts.

· The importance of the intensification of women’s participation in the social dialogue, a privileged tool of the Trade Union movement.

· The concrete strategies to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence in the workplace, within the family or the company.


Program :

Chair : FGTB (Belgium)

Congo (The Democratic Republic) : UNTC and CDT

Senegal: CNTS


International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

International Labour Organization (ILO)


“In order to deal with HIV/AIDS, trade unions claim quality public services and responsible employers!”

This topic concerns the crisis of public services and their privatization: the workshop will be an opportunity of developing different visions (South-South, South-North and North-North) on the topic.

It would also be an opportunity to raise the question of trade unions claims towards employers regarding health and risk preventions, protection of HIV-AIDS infected workers, etc. Moreover, this workshop intends to promote a claimant trade unionism instead of a trade-unionism of services in Africa. The objective would be to discuss concrete trade union strategies on the topic of quality public services in order to face the problem of HIV/AIDS.


Chair: FGTB (Belgium)

South Africa : SACTWU

South Africa : COSATU


Senegal : UNSAS

Italy : CGIL

International Labour Organization (ILO)                                          



And also:


8/02 : self-organized activities


8h30-11h30 : ABVV workshop and CATWB : « Debt and structural adjustments, what union answers in the North and the South ? »


9h30-11h30: ITUC workshop + UBUNTU: "Towards a new world governance"


8h30-11h30 : ITUC workshop on domestic workers


10h30-11h30 :ITUC workshop : Faire trade, Decent Work, FTT : progressive agenda :


16-18h workshop with CGIL, ITUC-Africa, SOLIDAR, CCOOO : « Social protection and the migrant’s rights for development » 



 9/02 : self-organized activities


9h-15h30 : Workshop with ITUC, ARCI, ITUC-Africa, ATTAC, CGT : « Africa-Europe-World : let’s build a global salvation economy. Sustainability, equity and solidarity to save rights, work, environment and democracy”



In solidarity,


Laurent ATSOU
Syndicale Samenwerking met het Zuiden | Coopération Syndicale avec le Sud
Trade Union Cooperation with the South
| Cooperación Sindical con el Sur

IFSI-ISVI  | Rue Haute 42 | 1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 289.08.52
| fax: +32 2 550.14.09 |

Act NOW!
Turkey: Reform labour laws now

DISK.Although Turkey was earnestly criticized and warned by ILO committees in International Labour Conferences, she has not made necessary legal changes in compliance with ILO Conventions No. 87 and 98. Because of the legal prohibitions and regulations, millions of workers cannot exercise their fundamental rights. Thousands of workers are subject to various pressures such us being dismissed or being arrested. Since 2002, despite the ruling party AKP’s repeated commitments, reform on trade union law has not been realized yet. Industrial relations of Turkey are still being shaped by the laws enacted during the military coup of 1980. The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK) is asking for your support, and believes that the messages to be sent to Prime Minister and Labour Minister will be very effective and that your efforts will create an international pressure on the government of Turkey and will force the government to reform the trade union law which should be in compliance with ILO Conventions and Revised European Social Charter.


Kıvanç Eliaçık

Director of International Relations Department

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey

DISK International
DİSK Genel Merkezi Nakiye Elgün Sk. No.91 Şişli İstanbul TURKEY
Ph: 0090 212 2910005-06 Fx: 0090 212 2342075
Gsm:0090 555 5980529

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G8 G20 activities in Dakar WSF.doc

Dear all,
Please find here attached and below the presentation of two seminars on G8-G20 in France in 2011 that will be held tomorrow / tuesday 8th at the WSF in Dakar.
The seminars are coorganised by many organisations and by the French coalition on G8-G20 2011.
Please note that the venue has been confirmed : the seminars will take place in the AMPHITHEATRE 4, at the faculté de lettres et sciences humaines (FLSH), slot 1&2.
Hoping to see a lot of you there,
G8 G20 Seminars World Social Forum Dakar 2011
Location : Amphithéâtre 4 Faculté de lettres et sciences humaines
Tuesday, february the 8th
8.30 11.30
Resisting the G20 - Part 1: Social movements' analysis in terms of responses to the crisis and issues at stake for the G20 
Description: Since 2008, the G20 has imposed itself as the main framework for dialogue among the richest countries, in which their leaders deliberate and define the responses to the financial, economic and climate crisis affecting the entire planet. Yet summits go by and the multiple global crises remain. The last G8 and G20 meetings failed to bring any real response to the crisis. On the contrary, everything suggests that G20 leaders' sought first to relegitimise the actors and mechanisms at the origin of these crises (IMF, WB, WTO, etc.), while leaving citizens to foot the bill. We know, however, that truely democratic solutions to the crisis exist and that the leaders of the richest countries of the planet will not be the ones to put them forward. This workshop seeks to share critical assessments of the G20's evolution and actions since 2008, characterise the challenges the G20 raises for social movements and citizens, and help to deepen our understanding of the issues at stake at the G20 summit in France in 2011, so we may better promote the peoples' responses to the crisis during the upcoming mobilisations we will prepare collectively.
Co-organizers: ATTAC France, French coalition, OWINFS, S2B
Part 1 : G20 and the Emerging Global Economic/Political Order
· Susan George, TNI and ATTAC --- Introductory remarks
· Naomi Klein --- Origins, original objectives (economic and financial stability) and growing importance / critical assessment of its track record and underlying logic / arguments for resistance
· Pablo Solon, Bolivian Ambassador to the UN --- G2, G8, G20 vs G192 : critical analysis of emerging power relations on the global scene, and peoples' demands for justice and democratic governance. 
· Gyekye Tanoh, Third World Network Africa --- Africa, G20 and Trade
Part 2: the official G20 agenda for 2011 :  what is at stake? what alternatives do we want?
· Dominique Plihon (ATTAC) --- financial regulation / monetary system (taxation, the debt issue, down to corporate finance) :
· Jorge Coronado (Latindadd) --- new regional financial architecture (people's alternatives) 
· ROPPA --- food and commodities market prices' stability
· Cédric Durand (Economist) --- austerity/social crisis in Northern countries
Moderator (Part 1 and 2): Gonzalo Berron, TUCA/HSA
Resisting the G20 - Part 2: Strategies for resistances and mobilizing for the G20
Tuesday, february the 8th

12.30 15.30

Description: Based on the collective analysis of the key political issues and challenges regarding the G20 in 2011 constructed and shared during Resisting the G20 - Part 1, this workshop will provide a space for social movements, organisations and activists to come together to discuss how to build broad joint mobilizations for the G8 and the G20 summits to be held in France in 2011. Important questions like: what kind of mobilizations do we want and need to build? What are our key common messages and demands? How do we involve the range of movements to push forward the peoples' responses to the global crisis ? 

Co-organizers: ATTAC France, French coalition, OWINFS, S2B 

- Bernard Salamand  (French G8 G20 Coalition) : Presentation of the French dynamic and context, coalition's plans for mobilizing
- Trade unions perspectives and plans
- Sophie Zafari
- CTA Argentina ---
- Farmers movements plans
- Action Aid Brazil to be defined + Confédération Paysanne ---
- Lessons learnt from previous counter summits :
- Hugo Braun, Attac Germany - experience with G8 mobilizations in Europe – Counter summit in Heiligendam
- Karen Lang, OWINFS – G20 mobilzations in Toronto and Seoul
- Bernard Salamand, Karen Lang, Gildas Jossec someone from the French coalition --- what methodologies, process, tools we need?
- Moderator: Amélie Cannone, ATTAC France
Title: Confronting the Global Crises: Where are we at in the fight for System Change?
(détails tbc)

Description: The eruption of the multiple crises on the global scene – climate, food prices, finance, economic, social – exposed the fundamental flaws in the neoliberal capitalist system and brought the plague of suffering caused by this system to millions of people this time not only in the Global South, but also in the Global North, as millions of workers and families in the United States and Europe lost their livelihood and homes. While global leaders, led by the G20, are striving to save the system and the corporations it was built to serve, social movements and allied networks and NGOs have intensified their calls for system change as the only true solution to the global crises. With the rise of the G20 and the changes being brought about in the global economic system and Mother Earth, social movements and organizations need to come together to discuss these changes and the challenges they pose for the common struggle for system change.

Co-organizers: OWINFS, European ATTAC Network, WIDE, IGTN, Latindadd, Polaris Institute, Transnational Institute, Enlazando Alternativas Bi-regional Europe-Latin America and Caribbean Network, War on Want, Hemispheric Social Alliance

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Egypte: AFD International dénonce la répression des journalistes et manifestants pacifiques


AFD International déplore la tournure des évènements dans les grandes villes d'Egypte, et particulièrement au Caire, où des agents des services de police commettent des actes criminels. En effet, selon le témoignage de plusieurs journalistes bien connus sur le terrain, la majorité des personnes perpétrant ces actes, et qui ont été arrêtées par les manifestants, sont des policiers en civil.


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Rachid Zrioui ( AFD Bureau France)

En Egypte, l’heure est grave : demain peut  se jouer le scénario de la guerre civile


La répression extrêmement  violente des manifestants pro démocratie par des voyous encadrés par des éléments de la police secrète et du Parti National Démocratique au pouvoir représente une phase dangereuse de l’évolution politique.

Le régime campe sur ses positions et refuse toutes concessions réelles à une population exaspérée par l’oppression,  l’injustice,  la misère et le mépris dans lequel elle est tenue.

La représentation par la presse française d’une opposition entre pro et anti Moubarak est mensongère. Il s’agit d’une rebellion populaire pour la démocratie que l’on tente de réprimer en mobilisant des nervis et des membres  du pharaonique appareil de répression du régime.

Les arrestations en catimini de jeunes dirigeants de l’opposition populaire et l’interdiction faite  aux journalistes d’exercer leur métier sont les signes les plus révélateurs et ceux d’une escalade dans la répression.

L’heure est grave et le risque d’un bain de sang est réel ; dès lors la mobilisation de toutes et tous les démocrates et la solidarité avec la population égyptienne sont une urgence.

La mise en garde des autorités égyptiennes et leur mise en cause dans tous les débordements doivent être exprimées avec la plus grande fermeté.

Les responsables étatiques et les auteurs de crimes,  en nombre important depuis quelques jours,  doivent être identifiés et poursuivis par la justice internationale.

Il est urgent d’exercer des pressions sur le gouvernement pour qu’il défende les principes intangibles et universel de la démocratie et des droits humains, sur les personnels politiques pour exprimer leur condamnation d’une politique extérieure qui ne cesse de mettre la France en porte à faux avec ses obligations internationales et sur les medias  pour qu’ils respectent les principes déontologiques de leur profession.


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To the international climate justice movement and participants at World
Social Forum
and ESF Assembly

In Sweden different movements are now cooperating to establish a climate
justice campaign towards COP17 including a petition and a mobilization
to reclaim control over land and food by an alliance of peasants,
solidarity- and environmental movement. We would like to put these
proposals for international cooperation in the relevant discussions
during World Social Forum in Dakar 6-11 of February, the European Social
Assembly in Budapest 4-6 of March and other relevant meetings. As
it may have interest in other countries we would like to hear your
opinion about the proposal.
** Climate Justice petition **
A petition campaign towards COP17 which we and our cooperation partners
would like to initiate also on an international level, in Europe or
globally. The coalition partners are some 40 environmental, solidarity
and adult education organizations who together in 2010 organized a
campaign with several activities and a petition campaign for global
justice demands
. This time the main organization coordinating the
campaign, the Latin America groups (SAL) working closely with popular
movements in Latin America and inspired by the Cochabamba meeting have
proposed to focus solely on climate justice. The proposal at the moment
from the Latin America groups is three demands (the full proposal, see

- Work to aim for a binding international agreement on climate change
should not exceed 1.5 degree warming of the atmosphere

- Take financial responsibility for the rich countries' climate debt to
poor countries

- Just transition of our own societies, industries and agriculture and
not by exporting the problems to other countries by carbon trading.

The translation may not be accurate. FoE Sweden would like to add
forestry in the just transition point and the temperature goal can be

There will be a meeting in Sweden about this petition and campaign
proposal on the 11th of February and comments are welcome before and
after this.

Best regards
Ellie Cijvat and Tord Björk
Friends of the Earth Sweden


To the international food sovereignty movement and participants at World
Social Forum and ESF Assembly

** Call: Reclaim control over land and food

FoE Sweden has done some work on food sovereignty in a broader
perspective: Building of a movement for a constructive solution to the
social and ecological crisis where we especially focus upon agriculture,
forestry and if possible also fisheries, three areas which in Swedish
are labelled ”naturbruk”, the use of nature.
FoE Sweden has had a long term cooperation with both Via Campesina in
Sweden and in Brazil with the landless movement MST. Last year we
initiated a process for building a coalition towards a just transition
of agriculture and forestry with an emphasis of having direct producers
as central in the process. We formulated an appeal which you can find
below for reclaiming control over land and food. This resulted in a
meeting in the periphery of Sweden on the countryside with participants
from a broad range of different peasant organisations, organizations to
protect the forests and environmental and solidarity groups as well as
MPs from two political parties. The meeting became a coming together of
forces addressing also the issue of democracy and how to struggle
against the devastating depopulation of the countryside in most areas of
Sweden. Inspired by the presence of two activists from MST in Brazil it
was decided to hold a new meeting with many peasant and a local rural
development organization
as a host in Northern Sweden. This meeting will
take place in april. It has already  received interest from a widening
group of organizations.
We see this process as of equal social and environmental importance, and
as a way to bring forward constructive solutions for stopping global
and loss of biodiveristy by struggling for a just transition.

Comments are welcome!

Best regards
Ellie Cijvat and Tord Björk
Friends of the Earth Sweden



Reclaim control over land and food!

The power over food and production in rural areas has shifted from local
producers to large industries, international holding and finance capital
with devastating consequences. Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and
other natural resources are forced to obey other laws than nature.
Consumers and rural people have for too long and too passively adapted
to this development. Natural resources and further processing have been
turned into pawns in a game of Monopoly where the player who has amassed
the most capital wins. This trend must be reversed; as producers, fellow
human beings and consumers, we need to reclaim power over use of the
land and natural resources.
The abuse of nature and the prevailing world order
Fewer players decide the objectives for the use of nature and processing
of natural products as well as the methods for reaching those
objectives. Economies of scale and technologies are favored without
respect for either tnature, ecological cycles, public health or quality
of life. The result is that natural resources are overexploited and that
the important ecological balance is disturbed, both globally and
locally. The knowledge held by local producers on how humans can adapt
to different natural conditions are lost. The social impact is the
widening gap between those who produce and those who own capital,
between town and country, between North and South.
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Large-scale production of food destroys nature and on a global scale
strikes out farmers engaged in family farming. Farmers producing for the
local market and rural workers in North and South live under
deteriorating conditions while large producers are favored.
The focus on benefiting large-scale systems continues in every step from
producer to consumer. Local production of food and food craftsmanship is
a form of resistance but can not be more than a niche as the dominant
trend goes in the opposite direction. The transition to massive animal
factories, means not only suffering for the animals, it also entails
high risks of infection and the emergence of dangerous new pandemics.
The nutritional value of food deteriorates and toxins accumulate in our
Within fishery the current model means over-exploitation in most of the
world. Fish and whales are face extinction or have been severely
decimated, and fewer people can sustain themselves as fishermen. Coastal
fishing is replaced by industrial fishing with the help of government
subsidies and pressure in international negotiations.
The same thing has happened in the forestry sector. A highly-centralized
forest industry has gained control over most small-holders' forest and
created ecologically unsustainable monocultures. This model is now being
exported to Africa, Latin America and Asia by Nordic forestry firms.
Big companies are assisted by new trade agreements and regulations
suited to their needs and risks. Today's large-scale farming and
forestry are fossil based, resource-intensive and contribute to
increasing emissions from land use change and reduced carbon storage.
The impact is enormous, not least in terms of climate.
Without a concerted counter-offensive local populations, rural families
and foresters who manage our natural resources risk losing their
livelihood and ending up in urban slums or becoming isolated in
increasingly depopulated and disadvantaged rural areas. Indigenous
are particularly affected. Their right to manage the land they
have cultivated since ancient times is taken away from them, making it
very difficult for them to maintain their identity and their cultural
heritage, with its wealth of insights into ecological balance and
sustainable uses of plant and animal species. Now they are demanding
that right back, with ever stronger voices.
What do we want instead?
We need to re-think both our use of natural renewable cycles and finite
resources and how we refine and consume these resources. The necessary
changes must be founded on parity of power between rural, suburban and
inner city areas in helping to shape the culture that affects our needs,
our production skills, knowledge and working conditions.
1st The direct producers must get more power and a greater measure of
self-determination over natural resources. Farmers, forestry workers and
other direct producers' knowledge must be recognized. They must
themselves have the right to manage natural resources and influence
political and economic conditions for natural resources.
2nd The use of nature must be regulated to a greater extent, in order to
protect natural resources from the abuse by major economic interests .
The deregulation that turns nature into a commodity and causes a
stronger exploitation of natural resources must be stopped.
3rd Large companies must be limited in their power, their monopoly must
be broken. Countries themselves must have the right to control their
natural resources. Municipalities and other government-controlled
activities must have the right to select and promote good quality of
food production, from fields and orchards to the plate.
4th Producers and consumers must work together across the entire value
chain to protect the environment and public health. The sense of
community and the joy of growing or preparing and eating food together,
as well as interaction between countryside and city are essential to a
good life.
The international peasants' movement has opposed the prevailing world
order regarding the use of nature and raises the issue of food
sovereignty. People and countries must have the right to protect their
own food supply, and not, as now, be subjected to terms of trade drafted
by others for their own benefit, and be forced to compete with food
imports at dumped prices. Food sovereignty will ensure access to food
and protect rural livelihoods.
Now a movement in the South and North is growing, peasants, fishers,
foresters and other natural farmers have realized that they are victims
of the same system wherever on the globe they are. This is very hopeful,
because now we can finally hope for a global movement to save the world,
the environment, natural resources, food, climate and everyone's right
to decent living conditions and livelihoods. This movement is now joined
by environmental groups, consumers and solidarity movements and all
people who care about the survival of earth and of humanity.
This call was developed by Friends of the Earth Sweden (Miljöförbundet
Jordens Vänner), November 2010,


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The 28 of January, with metalworkers,   all workers of public and private sectors (with the exception of public transport which will be on strike the 26) will be on strike and in state schools and universities  with teachers and staff, who will block all activities, there will be all those students who have been fighting against Minister Gelmini over the past few months. 

Cobas have extended to all workers the strike that FIOM had called for metalworkers only, after  trying to have it generalized by CGIL that have  sharply refused for fear that that the fight against ruling class and government arrogance might spread. 

It is a strike against the economic power which has dragged Italy in the worst crisis of the postwar years, and which , rather than paying  for its disruptive doing,  is trying to dismantle the what is left of the achievements  of the waged and the popular sectors; agaist Berlusconi government which, worsening liberist politics of the previous Prodi Governement , has cancelled hundreds of thousand jobs  in factories and the public sector  (starting with state school: 140 thousand job loss and mass expulsion of casual teachers),  has imposed catastrophic “reforms” of State School and Universities, has blocked  contracts in the public sector  and with the Brunetta law has “seized” wage bargaining and labor and union rights; against a parasitical and reactionary ruling class which, lead by the Fiat gang leader Marchionne,  are making an  assault on what is left of wage-earners’ rights.

The amazing  response from Mirafiori workers  (who have recently intensified the resistance  to Fiat diktat by organizing the committee of workers on the wages guarantee fund) against the “shame agreement” imposed by Marchionne  has strengthened the foundation of the general strike and demonstrations called by Cobas and Fiom, which will take place on a regional scale, 

Demonstrations promoted by COBAS will take place in a ROME (pz. della Repubblica h. 10), TURIN (Porta Susa h. 9), CAGLIARI (pz. Giovanni XXIII h. 10), PALERMO ( pz. Politeama h. 9.30), BARI (pz. Castello h. 9), FLORENCE(pz. S. Marco h. 9), NAPLES (Pomigliano Circumvesuviana Vecchia, h. 10), SALERNO (pz. Ferrovia h. 9.30), GENOA (pz. Caricamento h. 9), TRIESTE (pz. della Borsa h. 10), LIVORNO (pz. Cavour h. 9), PADUA (Stazione FF.SS. h. 9), POTENZA (S. Nicola di Melfi, Fiat-Sata, h. 9.30), LANCIANO (Chieti) (P. Plebiscito, h.10), TERNI (piazza Tacito h. 9). 

On  the 28 of January  let’s join  in the strike and  demonstrations with  the widest social front to beat “ shame agreements”, the Liberism of ruling class and the government, the widespread casualization,  to unmask the fake opposition in parliament and collaborationist trade unions, to gain back jobs, income, pensions, public education and other  social and public structures, common goods, democracy in work places and society.

Piero Bernocchi  national spokesman of COBAS