4th European Social Forum ÁTHENS-GREECE, 6-9 APRIL 2006
The 4th European Social Forum will be taking place in Athens, Greece on 6-7-8 April 2006.
Ôhe European Social Forum is one of the key stages in the movement of Seattle and Genoa, the movement against neo-liberal globalization and war, the deregulation of work, poverty, climate change and the destruction of the environment, the violation of democratic freedoms, sexism, racism and the threat of the extreme right.
Tens of thousands of activists took part in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd European Social Forums in Florence (2002), Paris (2003) and London (2004). The same will be happening in April 2006: thousands of activists from every corner of Europe will be meeting in Athens to discuss the prospects for the ‘movement of movements’, to exchange experiences from their struggles in every part of Europe, to organize networks of co-ordination and solidarity.
We came together at the international demonstrations against the G-8, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Prague, Genoa, Evian, in the mobilizations around the EU Summits in Thessaloniki, Nice, Seville, Brussels, at the massive anti-war demonstrations of 15th February 2003, the demonstrations against racism, the generalized workers’ struggles in defence of social insurance, public education and health services, struggles against environmental destruction, terrorism laws and repression.
Our hope today is stronger than ever that another world is possible, that people come before profits. We are expecting you in Athens in April 2006 at the 4th European Social Forum.