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Quick HTML Version of BSF "pamplet"
18 Jul 2004
A quick HTML version of BSF "pamplet" Gee/E ahain and still not bringing great profits to wageslaveholders but yesterday was the first time going "hidden", a policy violation for lack of coherence and trying to 'raise' some small amount of monetary support for Boston's IMC to complement years of word of mouth, references and such. Fine, but if coherence was a requirement would *HE* be king (why keep repeating that name when it could be a pointer to actve resource, not 'bow to shareholders but to some Bhopal related...i.e.,Bands Against 'votetoimpeach'IN 30 Seconds'..nervermind

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The Boston Social Forum is to take place on July 23-25, 2004 at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. A coalition of Boston area progressive community organizations, non-profits, and unions will be hosting what promises to be an exciting event.

(why is it the university, campus-community, radio station and website don't seem to mention the forum?)

Boston, MA USA
phone: 617-338-9966
fax: 617-426-7684

The World Social Forum is not an organization, not a united front platform, but "an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and inter- linking for effective action, by groups and movements. . .committed to building a society centered on the human person".

(From the WSF Charter of Principles). More than 20 thousand people attended the first WSF in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001. By 2003, 100,000 people attend, including more than 1,000 from the United States. Estimates of attendees at the Mumbai WSF 2004 event range between 80 and 130,000 people.

The Boston Social Forum is part of the World Social Forum process. For more information see:

about the world social forum

Boston Social Forum office
33 Harrison Ave, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 USA


another world is possible!

On July 23-25, 2004 at the University of Massachusetts at Boston just before the Democratic National Conventiona coalition of New England region, progressive community organizations, non-profits, and unions will be hosting the Boston Social Forum (BSF).

The BSF has been called to help progressive activists to begin answering some very basic questions: What kind of future do we want for Boston? For our region? For our nation? For the world? What is our vision of a better society?

Through a series of workshops, cultural events, plenary sessions, and giant convocations of the entire forum, we are encouraging progressive organizations of all kinds to showcase their analysis of the present, and their ideas for the future, across the breadth of human knowledge politics, economics, science and technology, culture and faithin the context of corporate globalization.

The goals of the event are simple: encourage various social movements to ex- change information, network with one another, form new alliances, and push our movements forward a bit more towards the next stage of our development.

We'd like to do our part to help progressives seize the high ground of ideas in this society, and then, having captured people's imaginations, move forward to become a more significant political force.

We invite all progressive activists, interested community members, and delegates to the Democratic National Convention, to come to the BSF and become part of the global process to build a better, more human-centered society.


  • Positive and progressive spirit
  • 3000+ local, national, and international activists, organizers and performers expected
  • Links up with the World Social Forum
  • Showcases what is best about New Englands communities and their visions for a better future
  • Workshops, film series, panels, cultural events, green business exhibits, and noted speakers on topics across the spectrum of human knowledge
  • One of the largest conventions in Boston in 2004 Active Arts Youth Festival featuring hip hop acts and activists brings together youth from around the region Peace delegations from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas
  • Advisory Board: Michael Albert, Z Magazine; Felix Arroyo, Boston City Councilor, At- Large, Hyde Park, MA ; Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians; Elaine Bernard, Director, Harvard Trade Union Program; Jeremy Brecher, Author & Labor Historian; Harry Brill, Associate Professor (retired), Sociology Department, UMass Boston; Noam Chomsky, Professor, Philosophy and Linguistics, MIT; Joshua Cohen, Chair, Political Science Department, MIT; Ruy Costa, Executive Director, Episcopal City Mission; Tim Costello, Coordinator, North American Alliance for Fair Employment (NAFFE); Diane Dujon, noted welfare and union activist; Bill Fletcher, President, TransAfrica; Reebee Garafalo, Professor, Community Media and Technology Program, UMass Boston; Barbara Garson, Author, Money Makes the World Go Round; Rev. Dr. John Gilmore, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community; George Gonos, Professor, Economics, SUNY- Potsdam; Patricia Jehlen, State Representative, Somerville, MA; Peter Knowlton, President, UE District 2; Maria Elena Letona, Executive Director, Centro Presente; Kevin Murray, Executive Director, Grassroots International; Merrie Najimy, President, American-Arab Anti- Discrimination CommitteeMassachusetts Chapter; Ricardo Navarro, Chairman, Friends of the Earth International; Matt Nelson, Executive Director, Education for the People; Njoki Njoroge Njehu, Director, 50 Years Is Enough Network; Akinbode Oluwafemi, Environmental Rights Action (Nigeria); Lisa Peattie, Professor Emeritus, Urban Planning Department, MIT; Warren Pepicelli, International Vice-President, UNITE!; Guillermo Quinteros, Executive Director, Commonwealth Coalition; Atila Rocque, Action Aid USA; Byron Rushing, State Representative, Boston, MA; Lydia Sargent, Z Maga- zine; Susana Segat, President, SEIU Local 888; John Templeton, President, SEIU Local 509; Magalis Troncoso, Organizing Director, Madison Square CDC; Chuck Turner, Boston City Councilor, District 7, Roxbury, MA; Gary Zabel, Lecturer, Philosophy Department, UMass Boston; Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department, Boston University

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