What are the Main Axes – Themes OF ESF 2010
Below you can find the list of the Axes of European Social Forum 2010 – Istanbul
1-Economic and social crises: Resistance and alternatives,
-crises or failure of capitalism?
-Specificities and similarities of the crisis in CEE
-solidarity versus competition
-labour struggles against dismissals, closures and against precarity
– Is a fair international financial system possible?
-how to link struggles for rights with alternatives?
2-Social Rights for Social Europe
-common goods and public services for all
-a new welfare model against the ongoing destruction
-housing rights and resistance against forced evictions
-basic income and minimum wage
-labour and trade union rights
3-What kind of democracy? Promoting civil and political liberties
-against racist securitarian policies and anti-terror laws
-disappearances in custody and jail, isolation, prisons
-the rise of the far right and authoritarian policies
-which EU construction? Who decides?
-Democracy and civil rights in CEE and Russia
4-In defence of the rights of oppressed nations and minorities
-A peaceful, just and democratic solution to the Kurdish question
-For a democratic construction of Europe based on the respect of its diversity and the self governance and participation of the populations of all levels
5- Against fortress Europe:
-Full rights for Migrants and refugees
-Equal social and political rights
-Right to free movement of people
6-Equality versus discrimination. Feminist alternatives facing the global crisis.
-opposing patriarchal system
-struggles against violence on women
-sexual diversity, civil rights for LGBTT
7-Save the planet: Building a sustainable world
-overcoming the ecological crisis: How to link struggles for a sustainable environment and social justice
-food sovereignty based on peasant’s rights and land access
-access to water and safe energy for all
-against unsustainable production, distribution and consumption.
8-Peace versus war, militarism, occupations
-The struggle to stop occupations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and elsewhere
– Militarist policies in Europe
-disarmament is necessary, how can we achieve it?
-stop nuclear armament, military bases and missile shield projects
-Responsibility of EU in the implementation of international law to achieve justice and peace in Middle East
-Struggles of European movements for a just and peaceful solution for Palestine
9-Youth – the right to education, work and a future
10-Democratising knowledge, education and culture; creating alternatives
-Privatization and commodification of Education: The Lizbon Strategy
-Which content and which methodologies for which goals
-Life-long learning, vocational learning
-Culture, science and democracy
11- Mass media and power relations: Defending the freedom of expression and democratising information
12 -Europe and the world: Cooperation and development based on solidarity versus domination and neo-colonialism
-Free trade as a means of domination
-For a democratic international framework
13-The state and future of global justice movement