Final Declaration of Social Forum in Wroclaw

STOP MILITARISATION! DISSOLVE NATO!

ANOTHER WORLD IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE BUT VERY URGENT!

 
> During 3 full days and evenings from March 11th to 13th 2016, about 300 participants from different civil society organisations and radical left forces gathered in Wroclaw (Poland) to exchange experiences on the peripheral situation of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEEC) in cooperation with Southern European, North African and Latin American countries and with the participation by skype of Dr Samir Amin from Egypt and Dr Mazin Qumsyeh from Palestine,  in order to outline common political goals for the future. As a result of the 13 sessions on wide ranging issues, like militarization, racism, antifascism, feminism, refugees, neo colonialism, environment, peripherization, workers rights and devastating consequences of the system change in CEEC and the current popular uprisings in Southern Countries, we reached the following conclusions:

1.) The participants of the Forum were united in declaring that this forum had a clear anti capitalist character and keep on cooperating in this direction in the future;

2.) The participants unanimously demanded the dissolution of NATO and to stop militarisation;

3.) The participants declared that they committed themselves to build a strong cooperation among CEEC and the South;

4.) The participants expressed their special support for the people in Ukraine being now under the pressure of NATO as well as ensured full solidarity with the anti-austerity struggle in Greece. Participants firmly stood for the North Africans who are in danger of becoming the polygon for the USA`s plans to use the region in its strategy in Libya and further on in Algeria. They supported the struggles of anti-war militants from Turkey which is a tool in the hands of warmongers in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, Qatar… who finance ISIS, AL Qaida … with the complicity of the US and the Zionist entity which is the main cause of tension in the whole region especially against Palestinians, Lebanese, and Syrians! 

5.) The system change in CEEC has taken place clearly with strong foreign – US and EU- intervention. The vast majority of the population wanted a reformed socialism, a more democratic and more egalitarian one, but wanted by no means the restoration of capitalism, especially not in its colonialist form. The capitalist intervention was realised in a pre-planned way and affected all areas of the society, namely the productive capacities, the institutions, the social organisations, the local authorities, etc. The brutal dismantling of the industrial and production capacities in general in the form of privatisation and factory closures, the foundations of CEEC’s independence have ceased. Due to the defencelessness, the low wage as the only „competitive” factor, so the emigration and the productive assembly activity become dominant.

6.) Under the rule of neoliberal capitalism in crisis, the population of the peripheric countries both of the South and the CEEC region has been suffering heavy losses in their life conditions, economy, culture, society, and our environment has been seriously damaged. Industry has been downsized; unemployment and poverty reached unbearable size, i.e. the CEEC – similarly to the South – have become the exploited periphery of the developed capitalist countries. During the transition years, even the up-to-date technical and economic co-operations of the CEEC were cut off. At the same time, participants are aware of the fact that the former socialist attempts have had several weaknesses and even mistakes – some of which originated in the historical situation of under-development and military conflicts.

7.) In the wake of the crisis, dangerous far right and fascist political forces have been reviving and strengthening in Europe. This is the result of the prevailing capitalist system and imperialism. In the so called Muslim countries the “takfiri” forces (Criminal gangs claiming Islam but created and funded by the imperialists and their puppets Gulf monarchies)   and their influences are also on the rise. At the same time the resistance and the fight against this Janus faced (i. e. fascism and “takfirism”) phenomenon having the same source and strategy – namely hatred and racism – are also growing. Due to the successful Western ideological brain-washing in the CEEC many people in this region think mistakenly that the present war is going on between civilisations or religions, since neoliberal economics are working together with neoconservative ideology at this stage of global structural crisis of capitalism, the logical path for the survival of the dominant system is a new form of fascism. But since old fascism has been delegitimized, the global powers created a new form of fascism under the concept of “clash of civilisations” which aim is to present victims as a threat and threats as “human rights policies” and “Right to protect policies”.

8.) Participants of the Forum made the following decisions:
a.) to organise a meeting on the refugee question in South Europe, either in Greece or in Italy this year.
b.) To hold the next Social Forum in spring 2017 in Hungary or in Bulgaria or … all our comrades’ suggestions will be taken into account and we’ll choose together the most convenient place to organise our gathering.
c.) To hold another forum in Tunisia, because the activists strongly involved in our struggle were unable to come to Wroclaw due to the EU visa policy towards Tunisian militants; (If they cannot come to us, we will go to them) … we can think also, for schengen reasons, of non EU members European countries, Belarus, Serbia, Russia, etc.
 d.) To enlarge cooperation and build up a stronger movement of the CEEC and the countries of South, including the Balkan, North Africa and Latin-America as well as with social movements of China and other countries.

e.) To create a unified Web site to write and translate all sorts of articles about the situation in our countries in order to exchange directly information and analysis.

The Wroclaw Social Forum put also the stress on the importance of the cultural participation with organizing an exhibition called “Struggling with Art” with the participation of two feminist Arab activists from Syria and Tunisia besides concerts and musicians from Bulgaria, Poland, and Russia… The mixture between all these cultures has created a warm atmosphere of solidarity and esthetical exchange…. Art has a magic strength of communication…. To be continued!

Finally and in order to keep the main details in mind, a summary of each seminary is to be done by each moderator during the following next days.

Organisers of the Social Forum Wroclaw/POLAND
April 19th 2016

Participants:

NAME

COUNTRY, ORGANIZATION

Naila Al Wardi

Tunisia/ France

Monika Karbowska

Poland/ France

Piotr Lewandowski

Poland

Ewa Groszewska

Poland

Irina Koval- Leskova

Ukraine

Yuri Shakhin

Ukraine, Against the Current

Matyas Benyik

Hungary, Attac Hungary

Judit Morva

Hungary, Le Monde Diplomatique

Droppa Gyorgy

Hungary

Konstantina Kuneva

Bulgaria, Greece, MEP Syriza

Prof. Samir Amin

Egypt, Director of Third World Social Forum

Prof. Mazin Qumsyeh

Palestine

Prof. Michel Collon

Belgium

Prof. Bruno Drwęski

Poland/France, Investig Actions

Norbert Kollenda

Poland/ Germany, Attac Germany

Drazana Lepir

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Milica Pralica

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Tihomir Dakic

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Irina Rakita

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Drazen Cenomat

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Aleksander Talijan

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Goran Zoric

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Igor Kulindzija

Bosnia and Hercegovina

Naila Hanna

Syria, France

Maha Abdelhamid

Tunisia/ France

Frigga Karl

Austria/ France

Herman Dworczak

Austria, Prague Spring

Alexander Muth

Austria

Leo Gabriel

Austria, World Social Forum, Summit for Alternatives

Evelio Loaiza

Colombia , Red Latinoamericana

Dimczo Angelon

Poland,/Bulgaria

Bernard Founou

Cameroun, Director of Third World Forum

Sungur Savran

Turkey, Revolutionary Workers Party (DIP)

Armagan Tunulay

Turkey, Revolutionary Workers Party (DIP)

Savas Michael Matsas

Greece, Workers’ Revoutionary Party (EEK)

Katarina Matsa

Greece, Workers’ Revolutionary Party (EEK)

Panos Vlachakis

Greece, Workers’ Revolutionary Party (EEK)

Nikos Tziris

Greece, Workers’ Revolutionary Party (EEK

Pediotidis Dimitris

Greece, Workers’ Revolutionary Party (EEK

Milan Markez

Serbia/ Germany

Dellhaim Judith

Germany

Sonja Lokar

Slovenia

Dmitrij Karnaukhov

Russia

Alexey Sakhnin

Ukraine/ Sweden , Borotba

Per Leander

Sweden

Alexandr Buzgalin

Russia, Alternatives

Iosif Abramson

Russia, Russian Communist Party

Daria Mitina

Russia, Russian Communist Party

R. Smagin

Russia

Ian Lelchuk

Russia, Alternatives

Dmitruj Lisitsin

Russia, Alternatives

Karine Gevorgyan

Russia

Rubischnik Yuri

Russia

Siergiey Nikolav

Russia

Viacheslav Zhilkin

Russia

Victoria Machulko

Ukraine, May 2nd Commettee

Sergiey

Ukraine

Daniela Penkova

Bulgaria, Documentalni

Val Todorov

Bulgaria

Vihza Mekova

Bulgaria

Kristian Kalcher

Bulgaria

Anna Pineda

Mirek Prokes

Czech Republic,

Jan Majicek

Czech Republic, Committee Against TTIP

Tord Bjork

Sweden

Burak Sayin

Turkey

Emanuele Pes

Italy, Gramsci Project

Alexandr Lomakin

Moldavia, Peoples’ Resistance

Tatiana Ondzikova

Slovakia,

Ovidiu Tichinderlanu

Romania, Critic Attac

Patrice Salzenstein

France

Ali Karal

Germany

Katarzyna Bratkowska

Poland, March 8th Coalition

Michał Sarnicki

Poland

Ana Edwards

USA, United National Anti-war Coalition

Phil Wilayto

USA, United National Anti-war Coalition

Prof. Imanuel Ness

USA, Unemployed Committee

Walerian Kozica

Poland, Polish Communist Party

Ewa Gąsowska

Poland

Pierre Gottiniaux

France, CADTM

Soledad Errandonez

Switzerland

Filip Balunovic

Serbia

Yury Hlushakoo

Belarus

Pavel Katarzheuski

Belarus

Thomas Maier

Switzerland, BDS Campaign

Dorota Rogowska

Poland

Prof. Zbigniew Wiktor

Poland

Władysław Szymański

Poland

Iwona Lewandowska

Poland

Alexandra Gavelek

Czech Republic

Helga Sulejman

Austria

Marko Milacic

Montenegro

Magdalena Cylc

Poland

Radosław Czarnecki

Poland, Racjonalista TV

Piotr Ciszewski

Poland, Locators’ Action

Bogdan Walczak

Poland

Iwona Mandat

Poland, OPZZ Tesco

Jacek Rosołowski

Poland, Workers’ Initiative

Artur Matyjasek

Poland

Małgorzata Maciejewska

Poland, Workers’ Initiative

Piotr Matejczyk

Poland

Makary Gołosz

Poland, Together

Piotr Roguła

Poland

Piotr Szumlewicz

Poland, OPZZ

Prof. Lau Kin Chi

Chine

Sit Tsui

Chine

Teresa Jędrzejewska

Poland

Alan Galus

Poland

Rafał Zieleniewski

Poland

Beata Karoń

Poland

Tadeusz Kalinowski

Poland

Zbigniew Durkales

Poland

Barbara Rosołowska

Poland

Maciej Wiśniowa

Poland

Piotr Ikonowicz

Poland, Social Justness Movement

Agata Nosal- Ikonowicz

Poland, Social Justness Movement

Piotr Ciara

Poland , Social Justness Movement

Aleksandra Więtarska

Poland

Mirosława Półkowska

Poland

Marcin Marszałek

Poland, Workers’ Initiative

Anna Kiełbowicz

Poland

Marek Kiełbowicz

Poland

Jolanta Kamińska

Poland

Tomasz Skoczylas

Poland

Monika Stel

Poland

Marcin Popiók

Poland

Krzysztof Szwej

Poland, Polish Communist Party

Albert Topola

Poland

Artur Matyjaszek

Poland

Jan Rossa

Poland

Ekateryna Parluszczenko

France

supporters:

Bechir Abidi

Tunisia, Redeyef Resistance

Moudhaffer Abidi

Tunisia

Zahra Khammassi

Tunisia, Uneployed Absolvents

Annette Groth

Germany, Die Linke

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Support of organizations:

Investig’Action (Alternative information web site)

Revolutionary road of December 17th (Tunisia)

Red CRI for the defence of political prisoners (International group settled in Paris)

EEK (Revolutionary worker party of Greece)

UNAC (the United National Anti War Coalition (USA)

ATTAC Hungary Association

Association républicaine des Anciens combattants pour l’amitié, la solidarité, la mémoire, l’antifascisme et la paix

Nord-Sud Patrimoine commun

French Mouvement de la Paix

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