• Iraq Social Forum

Chat of International Committee for ISF tomorrow in English and Arabic

from "Martina Pignatti M." on Sep 18, 2013 12:54 AM
Dear all,

I confirm that the International Solidarity Committee for the Iraqi 
Social Forum (ISF) will have the *next Skype chat tomorrow, Wednesday 
18th of September, at 14:00 GMT (that is 16:00 in Italy, 17:00 in 
Iraq)*, maybe the last**before the ISF.
I'm not sure we will manage to have another chat next week, while some 
of us will be in Baghdad already.

Some great news:
- the Extended ISF started today with great activities in Bangladesh and 
Pakistan! I'm waiting for info from Pakistan, and I'm almost ready to 
send you the program of the Extended ISF, with activities extending till 
October 6
- we now have visa for almost all internationals wishing to travel to 
Baghdad (except the last 8 people who are still uncertain, due to late 
application), the visa letter to the Arabs has been sent already, while 
for others it will come tomorrow
- the draft program of the Iraqi Social Forum is exceptionally 
interesting (we'll share a draft tomorrow before the chat)
- the training program "Organizing for nonviolent social change" will 
take place just before the ISF (Sept 23-25) in Baghdad Hotel with 20 
participants among skilled and brave Iraqi activists. Thanks to NOVACT 
for making it happen!

And the bad news:
the security situation is deteriorating again. New terrible wave of 
attacks yesterday. Tomorrow we'll get another risk assessment.

*Agenda for our chat:**
**- international participants going to Baghdad, we need to finalize the 
**- reviewing security procedures for those going to Baghdad**
**- Extended ISF, what needs to be done to create connections**
**- ISF program, comments and contribution of internationals*

In Solidarity,
www.unponteper.it <http://www.unponteper.it>
www.iraqicivilsociety.org <http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org>

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