Dear all,

things in Baghdad are not going well, at all. Yesterday other 11 car bomb produced tens of victims
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/20/world/meast/iraq-bombings

But this is not a reason to step back, it rather pushses us to increase solidarity efforts with our Iraqi comrades and friends. In early September, according to the situation on the ground, we'll need to make a very careful evaluation before we "approve" the participation of an international delegation at the ISF, but Iraqis should be aware that it will not be a big delegation. The Extended Iraqi Social Forum, allowing remote participation, is now even more important, so I really thank the Extension Team who is working for it, and the Interpreters Team that will allow international exchange. Interpreters will be very important also for the internet connections of the extended forum!

We now have a final version of the international call here:
http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/iraqi-social-forum/iraqi-social-forum-an-international-call-for-participants

English-speakers, please check the language once again! All of you, read it one more time and check the two registration forms (for Baghdad and for the Extended Forum). Deadline for registration of those going to Baghdad has been set at August 5, since we are late again. We'd like to spread the call tomorrow, but please wait for my approval before doing it. Be ready to translate this call to Arabic, French, Italian and your other languages, and send me the translation as soon as you've done it.
I've moved the registration form of the Extended Forum from googleforms to the ICSSI website, simplifying the version that Pierre had proposed. We need to wait for Pierre to approve the new form (http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/extended-iraqi-social-forum-registration-form), I really hope it will be ok.

All the Best
Martina
www.unponteper.it
www.iraqicivilsociety.org