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    13= Americas Proposal 2008 =
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    3 We are proposing an inter-Americas collaboration to:
     5== Goals ==
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     7May First/People Link is interested in building inter-Americas collaboration to:
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    59 * strengthen the communications infrastructure used by progressive organizers,
     
    1418 * The Internet's potential for enabling low-cost and varied international communications is growing daily
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    16 The first step of a project is to start a dialog with other organizations to develop the premise and brain storm potential projects on which to collaborate. Below are some proposed ideas for collaboration - offered as a starting point. Many projects could be started that would meet the goals outline above. The most effective may be the ones that are best able to politically engage activists regardless of their technical skill level.
     20== Existing hemispheric organizing projects ==
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     22The first step of a project is to start a dialog with other organizations and coalitions to develop relationships with groups who share our political vision.
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     24Possibilities include:
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     26 * The [http://www.forosocialamericas.org/ Foro Social Americas] which will be held in October 2008 in Guatemala. Josue is in contact with Jeanine, one of the contacts in Guatemala, and has offered the support of May First/People Link. In addition, Burke pointed us in the direction of [http://rightsaction.org Rights Action] as a North American organization heading up the effort (see their [http://www.rightsaction.org/articles/social_forum_021608_.html press release here]. I just sent an email to them asking how we could get more involved.
     27 * In addition, Riseup has pointed us in the direction of the [ http://www.web.net/comfront/cfhems.htm Hemispheric Social Alliance], a coalition addressing similar issues but with a more political bent. Burke said that the US counterpart is the [http://www.art-us.org Alliance for Responsible Trade]. He also pointed out a [http://www.art-us.org/brazil_report recent report by Tom Louden] which indicates that the alliance seems to be a live and well (despite the dated feel of the web site).
     28 * We are also in the process of applying to be members of the [http://apc.org Alliance for Progressive Communications]. We're discussing the application in ticket #250 and are [wiki:apc_membership_app working on the application here].
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     30== Potential ideas for collaboration ==
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     32Below are some proposed ideas for collaboration - offered purely as a starting point. Many projects could be started that would meet the goals outline above. The most effective may be the ones that are best able to politically engage activists regardless of their technical skill level.
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    1834Possible projects: