[Marxism] FW: Social Summit for the Integration of the Peoples (December 2006, Bolivia)

Richard Fidler rfidler at cyberus.ca
Sat Jul 22 07:30:52 MDT 2006


Social Summit for the Integration of the Peoples


Announcement
Social Summit for the Integration of the Peoples
December 2006. Bolivia

The Hemispheric Social Alliance (Alianza Social Continental)
and the Bolivian Movement for the Sovereignty, Integration
and Solidarity of the 0Peoples (Movimiento Boliviano por la
Soberanía e Integración Solidaria de los Pueblos) are
organizing the Social Summit for the Integration of the
Peoples, which will occur in parallel to the meeting of
Presidents of the South American Community of Nations
(Comunidad Sudamericana de Naciones), scheduled for the
second week of December 2006 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

The objectives of the Social Summit for the Integration of
the Peoples are to:

3. Analyze and reflect on existing proposals and processes
of integration in the American continent (including CAN,
MERCOSUR, ALADI, Comunidad Sudamericana de Naciones, ALBA,
TCPs) in the context of continental resistance to free trade
agreements (FTAs).

4. Deepen the process of constructing alternative proposals
for an integration based on solidarity, justice and
complementarity between nations and which serves the
necessities and interests of the peoples in all their
diversity, including gender.

5. Influence the meeting of the Presidents of the Comunidad
Sudamericana de Naciones with concrete proposals around
integration in themes such as migration, energy, trade and
investments, water, health, employment, biodiversity,
agriculture, infrastructure, public investments, security,
and others which are on the agenda of various processes of
integration.

All social movements, organizations and networks that submit
proposals for events by August 30th 2006 will be able to
participate in the organization of workshops during the
Social Summit for the Integration of the Peoples. Proposals
should include a) a clear title that specifies the theme of
the event, b) a brief description of the object of the
proposed workshop, and c) a description of the organization
responsible.

With the intention of making the Social Summit for the
Integration of the Peoples a high moment in the discussion
on alternatives and integration, we consider it fundamental
that the different networks and articulations involved in
specific theme areas hold meetings in advance to move
forward the formulation of their specific proposals and
effective strategies as much as possible.

The Social Summit for the Integration of the Peoples will
occur over three days, and its exact dates will need to
coincide with the finalized dates of the meeting of the
Presidents of the Comunidad Sudamericana de Naciones. In the
course of the next few weeks, a webpage and electronic list
will be created to promote the debate and reflection and to
collect the contributions of movements and civil society to
this process.

Neither FTAA nor FTAs
Another Integration is Possible

Contact information: 
Hemispheric Social Alliance: secr.asc at cut.org.br
Bolivian Movement for the Sovereignty, Integration and
Solidarity of the Peoples:
boliviasoberanaysolidaria at yahoo.com

[Translation: thanks to Amanda Latimer, HSA]

 

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