Call for Day(s) of Action and Mobilisation-January 26th 2008
We are millions of women and men, organisations, networks, movements, trade unions from all parts of the world,
we come from villages, regions, rural zones, urban centres,
we are of all ages, peoples, cultures, beliefs,
but we are united by the strong conviction that
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
With all the richness of our plurality and diversity and our
alternatives and proposals, we struggle against neo-liberalism, war,
colonialism, racism and patriarchy which produce violence,
exploitation, exclusion, poverty, hunger and ecological disaster and
deprive people of human rights.
For many years we have been resisting and constructing innovative
processes, new cultures of organization and action from the local to
the global, in particular within the processes and Charter of Principle
of the World Social Forum from which this call emerges.
Aware of the need to set our own agenda and to increase the impact
of these thousands of expressions and manifestations, we are committed
to strengthening the solidarity and convergence amongst our struggles,
campaigns, and constructions of alternatives and alliances.
We commit ourselves to a week of action which will culminate in a Global Day of Mobilisation and Action on January 26, 2008.
With our diversity which is our strength, we invite all men and
women to undertake throughout this week creative actions, activities,
events and convergences focusing on the issues and expressed in the
ways they choose.
ACT TOGETHER FOR ANOTHER WORLD!
Why now, and why January 26th?
idea of a global day of action is not new. In the last years, several
attempts tried to set up a day of action which could become a reference
for this new "movement of movements" in analogy with May 1st for the
Labour movement or March 8th for Women’s day.
Since 2001, the Wold Social Forum has become the main space in which one all those movements meet and build alliances.
The World Social Forum is not an event. It is a process,which
lives in the local, national, regional and thematic Forums, in the many
and plural struggles, campaigns, alternatives for another world which
are developing all over the planet.
The decision to hold the next WSF event in 2009,two years after the
last one in Nairobi,helped the idea of a global worldwide mobilisation
The date of 26th of January comes from the choice
to organise the Global Day of Action in the same period of the Davos
summit, to maintain the confrontation with this important neo-liberal
gathering of the elites and let live the spirit of WSF which always
took place at the end of January.
After the Global Day of Action 2008, an evaluation will be done in
order to decide if we move the date for further mobilizations and
Participate… and Find, Join, Present, Prepare, Show, Connect your actions..