• Iraq Social Forum

Re: Minutes of our chat today, and statement against violence

from "Martina Pignatti M." on Jul 04, 2013 12:32 AM
Thanks Judith, I forgot to add it in the minutes!

*Next Skype meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 17th of July 2013, 
at the usual time (3pm GMT).*

Thanks also for the following text, that I ask everyone to check and 
eventually amend within tomorrow night, 4th of July. *It is a solidarity 
message that we agreed to write today. When we finalize it, it can 
circulate in our lists and be disseminated in Iraq (we'll need to make 
an Arabic translation).*

I suggest that we add to this statement signatures of the International 
Committee for the ISF only, and we spread it asap, since it's a very 
simple message. What do others think?

If you agree with the text please confirm if we can add your 
endorsement! I can collect signature, but I need:



The International Solidarity Committee of the World Social Forum is 
supporting the preparation of the first Iraqi Social Forum, scheduled to 
take place in Baghdad on 26-28 September 2013.

One of the key aims of the ISF (Iraqi Social Forum) is to build peace 
and overcome all forms of violence in Iraq. The very fact that the ISF 
is still scheduled to take place in the face of the current wave of 
bombings is in itself not only a challenge, but a way of defying this 
violence and proving that peace and another Iraq are possible.

As International Solidarity Committee, we strongly condemn all the 
current acts of violence, and particularly those heinous acts that have 
targeted children and youth practicing sport and other peaceful activities.

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