Social Forums

European Social Forum

Date: 
15 October, 2004 - 11:00
Location: 

AWL rendezvous point: outside University of London Union. Phone 07979 241998.

Description: 

Malet St, London WC1.

The ESF events are spread between Alexandra Palace and Bloomsbury. For details see the ESF website.

Malet St, London WC1.

The ESF events are spread between Alexandra Palace and Bloomsbury. For details see the ESF website.

Ukraine Social Forum

Author: 
Karen Johnson

I attended the first ever Social Forum in Kiev, Ukraine. Called by a coalition of Ukrainian independent trade unions and left wing groups for 1 and 2 May 2008 it included speakers from trade unions, and the anti-fascist movement, and special guest Dashty Jamal, an Iraqi trade unionist and refugee rights campaigner.

Preparing for the G8: wave of arrests throughout Russia

Fresh from his PR appearance on the BBC, President Vladimir Putin of Russia is preparing to host the leaders of the new free world at the G8 summit at St Petersburg (15-17 July). A counter-summit and the second Russian Social Forum have been organised, but, as was feared, they are meeting with sinister repression. A report from French journalist Carine Clément was sent to the email lists of the European Social Forum. Here is a translated extract: