FILM SCREENING WITH THE DIRECTOR AVI LEWIS
OCCUPY. RESIST. PRODUCE.
the 14th and 15th of July,
hundreds of people attended preview screenings - presented by the SSF
and APHEDA-Union Aid Abroad - of the brilliant documentary THE
TAKE, about workers' resistance to globalisation in Argentina
as they reclaim their work, their dignity and their democracy. Director
Avi Lewis took questions from the audience and inspired
us to see a common struggle against neoliberalism, particularly as we
face down the Howard government's plans for breaking the power of unions
and our right to collectively bargain in our workplaces.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL A
Over 200 people attended the Media That Matters short film festival
on 7 June. Sponsored
by New-York based Media Rights and the SSF, 16 short films by local
and international film makers were shown covering a wide variety of
issues including culture-jamming, sustainable agriculture, civil liberties
and more. Another fantastic lead-in event to the 2005
WSF FOUNDING FIGURE CHICO WHITAKER IN
May the SSF hosted a World Debt
Day Forum with World Social Forum founding figure Chico Whitaker, a
great event which helped raise the profile of the WSF and help build
momentum for the 2005 SSF.
IN THE WSF: WHERE IS THE WSF HEADING?
The last World
Social Forum at Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 26-31
January 2005 was huge, but also provoked intense debate
about the direction of the event, and the next steps. In particular,
a document produced by 19 prominent intellectuals - "The Porto
Alegre Manifesto" - caused a stir. Below are some links to current
of 19: The "Porto Alegre Manifesto"
et al: Future of the WSF Process
Less Euphoric WSF Returns to Brazil
Risks Posed by Success
et al: Critical Reflections on WSF
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 3rd ESF
To take a look at some highlights of the 2004 European
Social Forum, held 14-17 October in London, you can follow
PROTEST THE FORBES GLOBAL CEO CONFEFERENCE
30 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER
@ OPERA HOUSE
Want to help organise the 2005
SSF? Come along.
Level 3, Gaelic Club
64 Devonshire St
WHAT IS THE SSF?
Need a bit more background on a "social forum" and what exactly
the SSF is?
Click here to read more
FROM THE VAULT
Take a look at the debates, workshops and other sessions from Sydney
Social Forums past:
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