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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Tuesday January 11, 2005 20:44 by Barry Finnnegan
Dublin Social Forum (DSF) Working Group minutes from post October 2004 ISF and December meetings.

NEXT MEETING: 7.00 to 8.30 p.m., Thursday 13th January 2005, in the Comhlámh offices, 10 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2.

In general it was agreed that the October 2004 ISF was actually more of a DSF. That is to say that the groups, organisations, collectives and individuals that participated and did the background preparatory work were primarily Dublin-based and were not in fact reflective of the global justice movement / anti-neoliberal forces on the island as a whole. In light of this and in conjunction with the learning experience a number of us had in Workshops with Local Social Forums from around Europe during the European Social Forum (ESF) in London last October, we decided to bring the focus down to a more local, Dublin-based level. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday December 27, 2004 17:43 by Cathal Campbell-Shaw   text 56 comments (last - tuesday march 28, 2017 17:47)   image 2 images
A paper on the subject entitled “The origins of the Irish Travellers and the genetic structure of Ireland” concludes that “the Travellers are undoubtedly of Irish ancestry, due to their proximity to the centroid. Furthermore, the Travellers clustered with several heterogeneous counties in Ireland, including Wexford and Westmeath. Therefore, these data support that the origin of the Travellers was not a sudden event; rather a gradual formation of populations. Indeed, the Travellers probably originated with craftsmen and artisans forced to leave their monasteries (Crawford 1975). Later, their population grew as they were joined by various Irish groups that were forced to leave their homes because of various calamities and political upheavals (i.e. the potato famine and the repression of British occupation) (Crawford 1975). However, the timing of the Traveller origin is not certain and may have predated the historical period (e.g. Ni Shuinear 1996).” read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday November 25, 2004 02:39 by Mary Kinane   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 25, 2004 11:13)
Two successfully organised Irish Social Forums later, and now where do we stand? Already a debate has begun amongst those involved in the current organising structures around the future direction and vision of the Irish Social Forum process. This discussion is to be continued this Saturday, Nov 27th. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Tuesday November 23, 2004 18:49 by Barry Finnegan
This public meeting is a follow on from ESF Feedback / ISF Discussion meeting co-hosted a few weeks back by the ISF Outreach Working Group, DAPSE (Democracy and Public Services in Europe) and AEIP (Another Europe Is Possible).

2.00 to 4.00pm, Saturday 27th Nov. 2004,
Teachers Club,
Parnell Sq.,
Dublin 1. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / press release Thursday November 04, 2004 12:37 by Roughan Mac Namara   text 7 comments (last - thursday june 30, 2005 17:57)

· Charity calls on Minister to close tax avoidance loopholes that allow some millionaires pay no tax while people struggle to survive on welfare.

· Charity calls for funding for a minimum of 10,000 new social houses next year and an increase in welfare payments by a minimum of €15 a week read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Friday October 29, 2004 18:49 by Barry Finnegan   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 30, 2004 15:43)
2pm to 5pm, Saturday 6th November, 2004. Teachers Club, Dublin 1.


ESF Feedback & ISF Future Visions Meeting: Details Below

------------------------------------------------------------ Background:

Prior to the Irish Social Forum (ISF) in early October and the European Social Forum (ESF) which was the following weekend, the ISF Working Groups weekly meeting discussed co-hosting a report-back meeting from the ESF in London. We intended to assist in bringing together different sectors and perspectives from the Global Justice Movement (or whatever you want to call it) to have an open discussion about how people got on over in London.

The second objective we outlined was to take the opportunity of the gathering to discuss peoples future visions for the ISF and to take action based on these discussions.

So if you want to learn more about the ESF and the ISF do come along, and/or if you want to share your views about the ESF and the ISF please come along.

Prior to the meeting, it may be helpful for you to read the World Social Forum Charter of Principles under the articles of which the ISF and the ESF takes place:


Solidarity, - Barry Finnegan
2.00 to 2.30pm:
The first 20 to 30 minutes will consist of seven report-backs of impressions and experiences of the European Social Forum (ESF) which took place in London on the weekend of 15th to the 17th of October this year which had over 20,000 in attendance. Where possible report-backs will be from ESF attendees rather than from those who spoke at ESF top-tables. The purpose of these report-backs is to stimulate the discussion and to get impressions from the different sectors/perspectives that travelled from Ireland to the ESF representing:
- trade unionism
- anti-war/ anti-imperialism
- development/ trade justice
- feminism
- republicanism
- community/ youth
- pro-democracy & anti-EU Constitution

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international / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Tuesday October 26, 2004 00:17 by John Meeehan   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 28, 2004 15:03)
This link :
brings you to a useful analysis of the ESF by John O'Farrell published on the website of "The Blanket" read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / feature Tuesday October 19, 2004 18:51 by seedot   text 16 comments (last - thursday october 28, 2004 15:36)   image 20 images   audio 1 audio file
A report and pics from a weekend in London - covers Camden centre, Beyond the ESF and the Official ESF. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday October 13, 2004 15:35 by Conall O'Caoimh   text 4 comments (last - thursday october 21, 2004 14:49)   image 5 images
Photos from the Irish Social Forum 2004 read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Saturday October 09, 2004 21:00 by pc   text 2 comments (last - monday october 11, 2004 18:32)
The ESF is a giant gathering for everyone opposed to war, racism and corporate power, everyone who wants to see global justice, workers' rights and a sustainable society. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Friday October 08, 2004 11:48 by liz
Event - Friday, Oct 8 2004

The Man and the Machine playing at the ISf gig in the Liberties tonight
by liz - ISF working group Friday, Oct 8 2004, 5:46pm
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice

The human beatbox Jack & Dublin rapper Tomo will be performing with Dj to follow at St Nicholas Community Centre, Carman's Hall rd off Francis st ( Off Thomas St.)

Evening starts with videos at 7:30 and is FREE. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / feature Wednesday October 06, 2004 20:12 by Irish Social Forum   text 12 comments (last - saturday october 16, 2004 15:47)   image 2 images
A debate on how best to oppose the forces of neoliberalism and global capitalism – and indeed what to replace it with - is set to be the highlight of this year's Irish Social Forum, which will take place in Dublin next weekend, October 8th to 10th. Another central theme will be racism in Ireland and its role in neoliberalism. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / press release Tuesday October 05, 2004 16:39 by liz curry   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 06, 2004 15:48)
Programme of Plenaries and Workshops
by Irish Social Forum Editorial Group - Irish Social Forum Tuesday, read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Sunday October 03, 2004 21:45 by Liz Curry   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 06, 2004 16:05)   image 1 image
Fri Oct 8th 7.30pm: Introduction to the Social Forum with music and films
St. Nicholas’ Parish Centre, Carmen Hall Rd., off Francis St., The Liberties, Dublin 8.

Sat Oct 9th 10.30am: Speakers and open floor discussion on Anti-Racism
All day Workshops
UCD Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Sun Oct 10th 10.30am: Discussions on different forms of opposition to Neoliberalism
Workshops and Assembly of the Social Movements
ATGWU Hall, Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1. read full story / add a comment
international / public consultation / irish social forum / other press Friday September 24, 2004 19:58 by Suren Moodliar and Jason Pramas
analysis of the recent Boston Social Forum by two of its organizers read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / feature Saturday September 11, 2004 18:56 by seedot   text 33 comments (last - thursday september 23, 2004 01:41)   image 6 images

The summer is always full of sport - the good weather sends us outdoors and between the cycling and the walking and the boating and the wrestling it can all get a bit competitive. But now that Mayday and Bush are behind us, and the summer is ending we move from sport to debate in the flow of the seasons. The Autumn is conference season and the movements generally have their shindigs around now. From Grassroots to SIPTU, from the Independent Media Support Group (c. 25 members) to the British TUC (c. 7 million members) it can be called a gathering or a meeting or a conference or whatever.

From the committee rooms, the meetings and.. err.. the meeting rooms of the ongoing social forum process the full shocking story. read full story / add a comment

national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Saturday September 11, 2004 11:40 by Tom   text 1 comment (last - monday september 13, 2004 17:26)
"Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."

- Emma Goldman read full story / add a comment
ESF live connection to ireland
international / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 08, 2004 00:15 by dunk   text 12 comments (last - monday september 20, 2004 12:09)   image 1 image
2500 years ago people communicated in the agora in athens
we are in a new age :: new agora:: is a dual system of using real and virtual together to again develop healthy discussion
an attempt to make a live feed from the ESF in london to convergence festival in dublin a week after ISF 2 is underway read full story / add a comment
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