[R-G] Fwd: [pga] Hemispheric Forum Against Militarization May 6-9, 2003 Chiapas, Mexico
everton at uwindsor.ca
Wed Feb 26 13:27:52 MST 2003
>Subject: [pga] Hemispheric Forum Against Militarization May 6-9, 2003
>Please post widely / apologies for multiple postings
>The Continental Campaign to Counter Militarization
>A Call to Civil Society in Central, South & North America and the Caribbean
>to participate in the
>First Hemispheric Forum Against Militarization
>"Para Callar las Armas, Hablemos los Pueblos"
>"The People Speak to Silence the Weapons"
>May 6-9, 2003
>San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
>* To share information and analysis about the militarization of the
>American Continent in all of it's levels and spheres.
>* To share experiences about the significance of militarism and it's
>causes, effects and consequences on rural and urban social, political,
>economic and cultural life.
>* To unite forces, hearts and wills in order to create alternatives and
>coordinate actions for peace facing this continental militarization.
>* To create a permanent, long-term process of analysis, reflection,
>experience sharing and search for alternatives through the Continental
>Campaign to Counter Militarization.
>The following groups, forming part of the Continental Campaign to Counter
>Militarization (CCCM), issue this call:
>Grito de Los Excluidos/as (The Cry of the Excluded) -- a coalition of
>organizations in Latin America giving voice to the disenfranchised's call
>for work, justice and life. www.movimentos.org/grito/
>Jubilee South / Americas -- formed in January 2001, to continue
>coordinated continental actions begun in 1999 for a millennium without
>Convergence of Movements of the Peoples of the Americas (COMPA) -- a broad
>based, autonomous, diverse, and democratic movement spanning the Americas.
>Through COMPA, women and men from different organized sectors struggle
>together to construct alternatives to neoliberal globalization, towards a
>new society. www.compasite.org
>Chiapas Forum Against Neoliberalism -- a coalition of organizations in
>Chiapas, Mexico promoting economic justice.
>Nonviolence International assists organizations, governments and
>individuals striving to use nonviolent methods to bring about justice and
>human development. www.nonviolenceinternational.net
>In the midst of an international economic crisis, the United States
>government has launched a fierce military campaign throughout the world,
>promoting wars and the weapons industry. Throughout the Americas, the
>phenomenon of militarization is invading every facet of society.
>Corporate-led globalization is inextricably linked to the increase in
>militarism on our continent and is manifested in the Plan Puebla-Panama,
>Plan Colombia and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
>We the people must not remain silent in the face of the arrogance and
>abuse of power of those who impose a future of death, domination and
>A number of continental networks in Latin America, including the
>Continental Campaign Against the FTAA, together with local and national
>organizations throughout the hemisphere believe that it is imperative to
>unmask the way militarization promotes war, repression and neoliberal
>economic policies. It is time for the people to speak out and take action
>to silence the violence.
>The CCCM initially became organized at a workshop on Militarization at the
>2nd Hemispheric Forum Against the FTAA in Havana, Cuba in November 2002.
>We later sponsored a Seminar at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre,
>Brazil in January 2003 and look toward the May Forum in Chiapas to
>strengthen our network.
>We invite your organization to join the CCCM and sponsor, attend and
>provide resources and funding for this unprecedented event linking
>militarism and globalization. Support can include access to major donors,
>celebrities, and foundation contacts who can provide immediate funding to
>reach our goal of $30,000 to make the Hemispheric Forum a reality.
>Together bridging North and South in the Americas, we can build peace with
>justice and counter militarization!
>For more information see www.antimil.org or write info at antimil.org
>To subscribe to our listserv: subscribe at antimil.org
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