Initiative pour un autre monde (IPAM) – Paris, France
IPAM is supporting the demonstration for the International Day Against AIDS to take place on Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 at la Bastille, Paris. Their message concerns everyone: people living with HIV, lesbian, gay, bi-, trans, women, sex workers, foreigners, drug users, prisoners, etc. They pronounce that our lives, our rights, and our health should be prioritized above profits for banks and laboratories, above an atmosphere of repression and security. Anyone interested in supporting this initiative should visit the website.
Alternatives Montreal — Montreal, Canada
Alternatives is supporting the Voices-Voix coalition. This is comprised of Canadian organizations working together to advance participatory democracy through the promotion of free speech, active citizenship, and responsible government. The Voices-Voix coalition is open to all Canadian organizations. Different organizations propose different actions. The Voices-Voix Declaration was the coalition’s first collective act in the summer of 2010. Alternatives encourages all its members to get involved with the Voices campaign by signing their Declaration.
Forum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS) – Rabat, Morocco
The Forum des Alternatives Maroc held its 5th meeting on “Community Media for Citizen Information” that took place September 24-25. This meeting, organized by the civil society portal Maghreb-Machrek E-JOUSSOUR of the FMAS, hosted a series of debates around the promotion and development of community media in Morocco. As a six-part series of conferences, the discussions focused on the reform of the communications sector to guarantee freedom of expression and to put into place a legislative framework to guarantee the existence of community media. Participants also discussed challenges and hopes around information and communication as it relates to civil society.
Teacher Creativity Center - Ramallah, Palestine
In preparation for the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN, The Arab Campaign for Education for All and the Arab Network for Education on Human Rights and Citizenship (ANHUR) launched the one million educator’s signature for full recognition of State of Palestine petition.
This campaign comes as an initiative by the Teacher Creativity Center, a member in the Arab Campaign for Education and the Arab Network for Education on Human Rights and Citizenship (ANHUR), which are two local Arab networks containing hundreds of educational institutions in the Arab world.
The statement of the campaign considered the decision of the Palestinian leadership to approach the United Nations will provide the State of Palestine with a legal status and new international legitimacy; in addition to ending the despicable occupation over the Palestinian people.