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Prioritizing the WSF process

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Proposal passed at 2008 meeting

Starting in the summer of 2006, May First/People Link began prioritizing the social forum in our work. We attended and supported the NE organizing work and committed significant time organizing the tech team for the USSF 2007. In addition, we organized a joint workshop in New York and Guatemala for the Americas Social Forum (sending two representatives to Guatemala), we participated in a Network Politics seminar in Berkeley about the Social Forum and network technology, and we are sending a single representative to the World Social Forum in Belem this January (as well as organizing simultaneous workshops).

While other political organizations prioritize the electoral process (supporting candidates), or legislation (like Net Neutrality), or international bodies (like the United Nations), May First/People Link has focused most of our resources into the political processes of the social forum.

Proposal: May First/People Link should continue our social forum work, specifically:

  • Endorse the The Charter of principles
  • Provide as much technical support to social forum events as we can
  • Continue attending and organizing events at social forums in our geographic region
  • Use the social forum platform as the basis for the expansion of our collaborative democracy workshop