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European Social Forum (ESF), London

01 October 2004

STWR would like to announce to all our members, contributors and visitors that we will be active participants at the upcoming European Social Forum in London between the 14th and 17th of October.

We will be displaying and distributing our information on sharing at a stall in Alexander Palace, North London, which will be the main focus of the 4 day event. Our stall will be situated along side other organisations, who share common objectives such as establishing global justice, peace and liberty. The event will commence on the Thursday with an opening event specifically for participating organisations and will be open to the general public all day Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday morning. 

The Assembly of Social Movements will take place on the Sunday morning followed by an International demonstration on Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm from Malet Street, ending in Trafalgar Square around 5 or 6pm. 

This will provide STWR with a great opportunity to raise awareness of the need to share the world's resources and take part in a valuable forum and demonstration. It is expected that tens of thousands of visitors will attend the event over the course of the four days.

Volunteers Welcome

We urge all of you to attend this unique event, and of course come and find us, and meet us in person, we will ensure that we're as visible as possible, just look out for our logo! 

You may wish to volunteer your time on Friday and Saturday, our members will be distributing our brochures, cards, and fact sheets, as well as selling our t-shirts (visit our on-line shop) and talking to the public about the principle of sharing. We are also arranging to give talks to other, like minded organisations; details of the times of these talks will be available at our stall.

On Sunday we will be at the forefront of the International demonstration, just look out for our large banners calling for "sharing, justice and peace". Again we invite you to join us during the demonstration. The exact time and place that we will be assembling for the demonstration will be posted here in due course - Watch this space!

Your help and support will make a positive contribution to raising awareness of the need to share the world's resources. You are very welcome to just come along, however, if possible email us first at info[at]stwr.net to let us know when you can come along, so that we can better coordinate our activities.

"The ESF is a unique opportunity where social movements, trade unions, NGOs, refugees, peace and anti-imperialist groups, anti-racist movements, environmental movements, networks of the excluded and community campaigns from Europe and the world can come together to discuss how to achieve global social justice for all and debate ways of making 'another world possible - The ESF programme will feature hundreds of forums and debates involving leading activists from across the world. There will be music, film-showings and exhibitions celebrating the global movement."

www.fse-esf.org  European Social Forum Website