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(en): Brazil: information from FAG

From "Chris R" <christopher@nodo50.org>
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2002 16:18:42 -0500 (EST)

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Report from Federação Anarquista Gaúcha (FAG)
about the activities parallel to the WSF


We are publishing in this report the parallel events in which the Federação
Anarquista Gaúcha will be involved during the dates that social-democracy
meets in their World Social Forum. In the next issue of "Opinião Anarquista"
(Anarchist Opinion), we will circulate a text with a more profound analysis
about the WSF and the forces at play in its third edition. For the time
being, here is some information.


*2nd Anarchist Days - 24th and 27th of January 2003, in Porto Alegre. -
GENERAL THEME: "Neither the end of history, nor the death of utopias: the
rebirth of Popular Resistance in Latin America and the alternative struggles
in Brazil" (complete programme below). This even will be organized and
coordinated by  FAG, FAU (Federación Anarquista Uruguaya) and Luta
Libertária, (Libertarian Struggles), a collective from São Paulo.

*Plenary of the Forum on Organized Anarchism (FOA), 23rd and 24th January,
2003 - this is a meeting of the organizations that participated in the first
FOA in Belém do Pará, and also of groups and organisations that already are
or have the intention of participating in social issues and that believe in
the political organization of anarchists.

Meeting of International Libertarian Solidarity (ILS/SIL), 27th January
2003 - a meeting of anarchist organizations affiliated to ILS/SIL, from
several parts of the world, that practise mutual aid and are socially
inserted together with grassroots movements.

At the moment, we are collecting funds to carry out these activities.
Especially for the 2nd Anarchist Days, we need money to print posters and
pamphlets, to pay the rental of the hall, to rent sound systems, etc.

*On 18th November we had a party to celebrate the 7th anniversary of FAG. We
thank all who attended the party and who are contributing to the progress of
organized anarchism in the province of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

*We also had a "galeto" in Gravataí on 24th November. Thanks to all who

*Other activities to raise funds are being looked, and soon we will be
sending invitations to these.

A regional meeting of rubbish collectors/recyclers on 17th December 2002, in
CPERS, in Porto Alegre. We participate in the Movement of
collectors/recyclers, and, as rank and file militants, we are helping to
organise this meeting, that will bring together the rubbish collecting
associations in Rio do Sul. The intention is to discuss the actions and
struggles for 2003, as well as proposals for the National Meeting from 19th
to 23rd January in Caxias do Sul.

Meeting of Autonomous Grassroots Latin American Organizations - 25th and
26th January 2003 in Porto Alegre. This Meeting is being organized by the
Committees of Popular Resistance of Rio Sul and by some grassroots
organizations of Uruguay. They will be summoning all the popular grassroots
organizations (and not political or ideological leftwing groups, even if
anarchists) that believe in the practice popular struggles (as opposed to
"bureaucratic struggles"), class independence (against the dependence on
governments, companies, parties, churches, and everything outside the
grassroots movement), horizontal democracy (against the vertical and the
authoritarian democracy) and solidarity (against the corporativism and the
fragmentation of the oppressed class).

Lodging: For those from other cities, states or countries, the registrations
for the WSF Youth Camp are already open. You have to book on
www.juventudeWSF.org . The WSF site has an enormous list of hotels in Porto
Alegre: www.forumsocialmundial.org.br , as well as other information on the

We are taking subscriptions for "Opinião Anarquista" (Anarchist Opinion).
This eight-page quarterly bulletin deals with articles on organized
anarchism in the world and historical references of the popular and
revolutionary struggles.

Yearly individual subscription (4 issues) - 8 real.
Yearly subscription for distributors - (20 copies of each 4 issues) - 50
real. This, for instance, is an option for groups and organizations or for
those want to resell the Opinião Anarquista.
Contact FAG for details about international subscriptions. To subscribe,
deposit money in:

-Account number: 00047959-4
-Bank: Caixa Econômica Federal
-Agency number: 0441
-Name: Roberta Ferreira Soares

Send receipt by email (scanned), or by fax to (0xx51) 3328 9351, telling us
by email the time and date the fax will be as the number belongs to a
tobacconist's near the FAG headquarters.

Donations can be sent to the same bank account. Please inform us by email.

For those in Porto Alegre, Opinião Anarquista and several books are sold in
magazine newsstands. The addresses are on our website. You can also visit us
in our headquarters, just tell us when so we can be there to meet you. Get
in touch!

24th and 27th January, 2003, starting at 18:30

Place: Museu do Trabalho (Museum of Labour), near the Usina do Gasómetro,
Rua dos Andradas, 230 - Bairro Centro.

"Neither the end of history, nor the death of utopias: the rebirth of
Popular Resistance in Latin America and the alternative struggles in Brazil"

24th January 2003

-Opening: FAG
-Exhibition (FAU: Uruguayan Anarchist Federation): Latin America: when the
people at the bottom start moving, those on top fall down - the year the
people stopped believing in the promises of globalisation and started
believing in themselves.
-Opinions and questions from the audience.

27th January 2003

-Exhibition (Federação Anarquista Gaúcha and Luta Libertária-SP): 10 years
of neo-liberalism: and now, what, doc? (The new make-up of the situation and
the alternatives for the struggle of the oppressed in Brazil. ALCA (the last
blow of imperialism)
-Opinions and questions from the audience.
-Closure: folk combative music.

FAG Secretariate of Relations
tel. +(51) 3211 2476, OR 91484391
cx postal 5036 ZIP CODE 90040-970
Porto Alegre/RS/ Brazil
Translation Red Libertaria Apoyo Mutuo

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