Hello Pierre

It is more or less deliberate: I feel that this is a political statement to condemn violence and support our Iraqi friends.

It is not meant to be a promotion per se for the Forum

It will have far more impact to include the link when we send out the call.

Hope that this is ok with everyone on this list? It in no diminishes the importance of the extended forum!

In solidarity

Judith
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From: Pierre George <pierregrg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:48:59 -0500
To: <iraq-social-forum-english@lists.openfsm.net>
ReplyTo: iraq-social-forum-english@lists.openfsm.net
Subject: [Iraq Social Forum] STATEMENT WITH NO LINK?

Dear all

i just realize that the STATEMENT  as it has been already circuated by judith on IC WSF list  DOES NOT GIVE ANY ACTIVE LINK  to http://openfsm.net/projects/iraq-social-forum
 

is this deliberate  and intended to be as a teaser and wait for circulating the particpation call in a few days ? or is this just because we forgot? 

we could add the link somewhere before the list of names with a star  (*) at the end of the first paragraph  without changing anything else

what do you think? ..

Pierre :



2013/7/11 Martina Pignatti M. <martina.pignatti@unponteper.it>
Dear all,
I could read just now the email by Judith. I hope meanwhile the previous version of the statement did not circulate. I suggest that we use for Judith and Sergio an expression similar to that used for Pierre, in this case it would be: Support to "Iraqi Social Forum translators' team" ok?
Regarding the suggestion of Olfa, we cannot sign now for activists who have not participated in the chats, but we welcome Anis from Germany to join the commitee starting next time.
The FINAL VERSION of the statement follows.
Best
Martina



July 12, 2013 - 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 justice 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 security in another Iraq are possible.

As International Solidarity Committee members, we strongly condemn all the current acts of violence, just as we have always condemned imperial wars imposed on civilians, who always pay the highest price. We particularly condemn attacks on human rights defenders and journalists, and those heinous acts that in Iraq have recently targeted children and youth practicing sport and other peaceful activities.


لجنة التضامن الدولية للمنتدى الاجتماعي العالمي تعلن دعمها للتحضيرات القائمة لعقد أول منتدى إجتماعي عراقي، والمقرر ان يقام في بغداد في الفترة 26-28 سبتمبر 2013.

أحد الأهداف الرئيسية للمنتدى الاجتماعي العراقي هو بناء السلام والعدالة والتغلب على جميع أشكال العنف في العراق. وحقيقة أن المنتدى الاجتماعي العراقي لا يزال من المقرر أن يعقد في ظل الموجة الحالية من التفجيرات هو في حد ذاته ليس فقط تحديا، إنما وسيلة للوقوف بوجه هذا العنف وإثبات أن السلام والأمان في عراق آخر ممكنة.

ونحن كلجنة تضامن دولية، ندين بشدة كل أعمال العنف الحالية، تماما كما قمنا بإدانة الحروب الإمبريالية التي فرضت على المدنيين، الذين يدفعون دائما الثمن الأكبر. نحن ندين بشكل خاص الهجمات على المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان والصحفيين، وتلك الأفعال البشعة التي تحدث في العراق وتستهدف الأطفال والشباب الذين يمارسون الرياضة وأنشطة سلمية أخرى مؤخراً.


Name
Organization
Country
Ismaeel Dawood
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative international - دولية
Martina Pignatti Morano Un ponte per... Italy - إيطاليا
Judith Hitchman and Sergio Cordeiro
Support to "Iraqi Social Forum translators' team"
international - دولية
Sabiha Ben Ammar
Confédération Générale Tunisienne du Travail (CGTT)
Tunisia - تونس
Feroz Mehdi
Alternatives International
international - دولية
Mireille Fanon-Mendes Frantz Fanon Foundation
France - فرنسا
Elena Laurenti and Nicola Visconti A.D. Sport Against Violence Italy - إيطاليا
Pierre George Support to "Extended Iraqi Social Forum team"
France - فرنسا
Mboirick Mohamed Gathering of Young Mauritania for Development Mauritania - موريتانيا
Olfa Mohamed
Tunisian League of Women Voters
Tunisia - تونس
Ahmad Jaradat
Alternative Information Center
Palestine/Israel - فلسطين
Gershom Kabaso
Zambia Social Forum
Zambia - زامبيا
Terry Kay Rockefeller
September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
USA - الولايات المتحدة الامريكية
Felipe Daza
NOVACT
Spain - إسبانيا
Raffaella Bolini
ARCI
Italy - إيطاليا
Hamouda Soubhi
Alternatives Forum in Morocco (FMAS) Morocco - المغرب
Muhanna Al-Shamary
Friendship and Peace International Organization
Denmark/Iraq - الدنمارك/العراق
Alessandra Mecozzi
Italian Network for the World Social Forum
Italy - إيطاليا







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