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international / 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
dublin / irish social forum / press release Friday August 27, 2004 18:03 by Liz Curry   text 8 comments (last - friday september 17, 2004 19:58)
This is an invite to the second Irish Social Forum to be held Fri 8th Oct to Sun 10th. in UCD & the ATGWU. read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday August 06, 2004 18:03 by liz curry   text 2 comments (last - thursday august 12, 2004 19:27)
Social Forum Meeting Mon. July 26th.
Next meeting Mon. August 9th in Comhlamh Camden St. all welcome.
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national / irish social forum / news report Sunday April 25, 2004 18:02 by Barry Finnegan
re:
1. Decide: Move 2nd ISF from June to October 2004? and updates.
2. London Social Forum (LSF) people to share their experiences in public meeting, Thur. 29th 2004, Dublin, with short film. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Tuesday March 30, 2004 11:15 by Barry Finnegan
Dear all,
here we have Dublin Social Forum Working Group minutes from last Thursday
25th March, planning the 2nd ISF for Sat. 19th - Sun 20th June, 2004, Dublin.
And Details of South East Social Forum Alternative Environmental Summit
Fri. 14th - Sun. 16th May 2004, Waterford.
all the best,
Barry. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Monday March 22, 2004 17:05 by Roughan Mac Namara   text 6 comments (last - saturday november 20, 2004 03:12)
Numbers of people sleeping rough in Dublin city centre remain at record high levels, according to a new survey conducted by homeless organisations. Two hundred and thirty seven (237) people sleep rough in Dublin on any given night. The survey co-ordinated by the Homeless Agency was carried out by Focus Ireland, Dublin Simon Community, Merchant’s Quay Ireland along with Dublin City Council and other homeless services. read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / news report Friday March 12, 2004 21:28 by Niav   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 13, 2004 16:23)
Update from the Dublin Social Forum Working Group. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Monday February 23, 2004 16:56 by Roughan Mac Namara   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 26, 2004 16:17)
ACTOR CILLIAN MURPHY HELPS LAUNCH MAJOR PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR FOCUS IRELAND TO HIGHLIGHT THE GROWING PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS

· Research shows 85% of pubic believe the problem has got much worse in last 10 years and 78% think not enough is done to help people who are homeless.


Actor Cillian Murphy today (Monday 23rd Feb) helped launch a major public awareness campaign for the charity Focus Ireland to highlight the growing problem of homelessness and social housing crisis in Ireland. Latest figures show record totals of at least 5,581 (2002) people homeless while there’s 48,413 households (Aprox 140, 000 people) on the housing waiting lists without a proper place to call home read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / press release Thursday February 05, 2004 19:58 by Dublin Social Forum
Dublin Social Forum Working Group

Minutes of a meeting held on Thursday 29th January 2004 @ 7.30pm in the
Comhlámh office, 10 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2.

[ NEXT FULL MEETING: Thur. 5th Feb. 2004, omhlámh offices, 10 Upper Camden St., Dublin 8] read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / press release Monday December 29, 2003 17:16 by DAPSE   text 2 comments (last - wednesday december 31, 2003 01:52)
A Cháirde, A statement by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) follows. The message is radical and is a break from all that the ETUC has said and done in the recent past. We will see what is its real meaning. At stake is :
Will there be a genuine common action between between the ETUC and the social movement(s)? Linked to that is the timetable of mobilisations in the next six months. The ETUC's comments on the socially negative features of the draft European Constitution help organisations in Ireland like DAPSE. Regards,
John read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / press release Wednesday December 17, 2003 14:55 by DAPSE   text 5 comments (last - thursday december 18, 2003 12:28)
Minutes of DAPSE Meeting,
Saturday, December 13th, 2003.
Teacher’s Club. read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 26, 2003 01:07 by John Meehan   text 2 comments (last - friday november 28, 2003 21:24)
The Dublin Social Forum organised a report back on the 2003 European Social Forum, which took place in Paris from November 13-15.

This is a personal report on the meeting by John Meehan.

Other people who attended might like to add their own comments and analysis, and of course correct any mistakes! read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / press release Tuesday November 18, 2003 14:44 by Dublin Social Forum Working Group   text 7 comments (last - thursday november 20, 2003 19:15)
Minutes of Dublin Social Forum Working Group


Thursday November 13th Comhlamh Offices, Camden Street 7.30 pm


Attendance:
Mark Grehan, Mark O’ Connor, Liz Currie, Paul Kinsella, Pól O Gradaigh, Cian
O’Callaghan, Brendan


Apologies:
Barry Finegan, John Meehan, Mary Kinane, Paul Dillon, Finbar Dwyer. read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Friday November 14, 2003 10:53 by education is not for sale network
Since last week universities in the state of Hessen (Frankfurt), the Technical University of Berlin are on strike against the introduction of Tuition fees. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Thursday November 13, 2003 18:27 by Roughan Mac Namara   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 15, 2003 12:34)
Right to a Home Campaign

Nearly 6,000 homeless people feel nobody in power is listening to them. Three years into a Government strategy to tackle the problem it continues to get worse - Especially for families who are homeless. The official number of homeless people has increased from 5,234 to 5,581 since 1999. Meanwhile a record total of 48,413 households are stuck on housing waiting lists - That’s about 140,000 people in total.

Focus Ireland’s Right to a Home campaign is calling for urgent Government action to tackle this growing crisis. You can add your voice to this campaign by visiting: http://www.focusireland.org taking a minute to read our campaign demands and then issue the letter to all you local TD's at the touch of a button.

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dublin / irish social forum / press release Thursday November 13, 2003 17:33 by Dublin Social Forum   text 1 comment (last - friday november 14, 2003 13:35)
Dublin Social Forum Minutes, 30.10.03 read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Thursday November 13, 2003 17:23 by EU Constitution/GATS working group   text 1 comment (last - friday november 14, 2003 11:59)
Minutes of EU Constitution, GATS Meeting, 8.11.2003 read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 21, 2003 18:50 by lish   text 11 comments (last - friday october 31, 2003 17:18)
isf dublin 2003
it's amazing to sit with people of many political hues & experience, people who've worked on & thought about all these issues & hammer out actual alternatives, without party political broadcasts & with genuine respect for other viewpoints. cos you might learn something. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Friday October 17, 2003 17:44 by Mary Kinane   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 21, 2003 16:39)
Minutes of a meeting held on Thursday 16th October 2003 @ 7.30pm in the Comhlámh office, 10 Camden St. Dublin 2. read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Friday October 17, 2003 15:20 by Ian
1 000 000 farmers in peaceful uprising in Pakistan in response to a disposessin with global resonances.

(A speaker from this movement will be speaking at the ISF this Saturday, oct 18, for timetable, see comment in related article http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=61697&PHPSESSID=37cec717a837e080b4d3361413830a8a)

(A version of this article is to appear in an upcoming Palistine Solidarity newsletter.) read full story / add a comment
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