the ESF happens the week after the ISF and for various reasons* an alternative ESF festival has been created at the same time.
we here in dublin might be participating in these processes without having to travel to london
irish media activists will participate in the (alt) ESF and attempts have been made for those unable to get to london from dublin, or wherever in the world, who still want to be filled in or even participate in the social forum process, to be able to do so
heres whats going on
maybe its still possible, hopefully it will happen
anyway, as attempted before i was hoping that there could be 2 or more way hook ups including webstreams or/ and webconferencing type systems- i talked with imc crew here in ireland and for the most part they do not seem to be in favour of this type of system and feel it could not benefit things in anyway. i firmly disagree with this and am working on this in thesis (architecture)
at one imc-ie meeting here there was a rough agreement that webcams at either end and streaming stuff from the alternative ESF was a possibility that at least we could or would try.
some imc ireland will be over there in london next weekend and the rest will be here
when talking with some imc-ie crew they said that some of the uk groups were streaming/ webcasting stuff and doing live radio (local or on the net im not sure)
the convergence festival is still on in irlend also next weekend, they gave us a rough agreement of a space to do this "experiment" for a few hours on sunday, but seeing as saturday would perhaps be the better day due to stuff happening in london it could be changed to suit you london.
so im puttin this out still with the hope that we can set an above type system up
imc-ie is 3 next month
link that was attempting this system
imc'istas - indymedia united kollectives, got back to us here
this news repeated on imc-ie
mainly that the structure of the ESF is not working with the "charter of principals" layed out in brazil after world social forum
many well respected groups including indymedia london (and most uk-imc`s) and london social forum
jist of this sent by email to
imc-uk, imc-esf, imc-ie