A European Social Forum
took place in Florence, Italy the week of 6/10th November billed as “an open meeting space for in-depth reflection, democratic debate, free exchange of experiences and planning of effective action among entities and movements of civil society engaged in building a planetary society centred on the human being.” It is an offshoot of the World Social Forum that took place in Porto Alegre
, Brasil a where ‘civil society’, Unions, NGO’s and activists converged to give a positive counter to the World Economic Forum of business leaders in Davos and later New York.
The official event ran concurrently with a number of other initiatives including: The Euro@ction Hub
] and the Disobedienti No Work No Shop
space. Additionally the Cobas
union and MAT held separate events showing the breadth and limits of such a European social justice movement. On Saturday 9th Nov up to 1 million people took the streets of Florence to demonstrate their opposition to the War. Full ESF coverage, reports and photos in IMC-UK World page
| Euro@ction Hub