[Pga_europe_process] date for the wintermeeting

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Thu Oct 14 22:36:06 CEST 2004

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Hey yeh, we're having a meeting at Larc which is one of the PGA info
points at Larc.

One of the issues we shall be dealing with is how meaningful it is to
call a something a "global conference" when there will be very little
prospect of significant African participation.

In the minutes it says "- Someone agreed to take on contacting the [South
African convenors]?.". Has this happened?

Sergio said at Jajinci that he would forward me contact details as regards
the Africa convenors, but this has not happened despite two reminders.

We'll se if we can make it uo to the meeting in Totters tomorrow so that
we can thrash this one out.



Confronting Institutional Racism in Peoples Global Action

see: http://www.altspaces.net/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?pagename=Main.SpacesInfo

Friday 15th October 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Followed by Sabbatai Zevi Benefit

@ London Action Resource Centre

www.londonarc.org 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES. Phone:
020 7377 9088

We do not have, nor represent, one single unified position on the PGA.

We are however, all united in the knowledge of the PGA Europe organising
process as un-transparent, non-participatory, and exclusionary. The organising
process of the PGA conference in Belgrade has essentially been controlled
by a hidden oligarchy. Because the organising process and methodology
both in the UK and at the European level has not reflected the hallmarks
and organisational principles which the PGA aspires to, the PGA Europe
process is politically bankrupt.

However we wish to state clearly that we recognise, value and support
the energy, diversity, and experiences of those involved with the PGA.

It is also important to say that some of us have tried to work inside
the PGA process, fighting to "democritise" the PGA, and as such, much
of our criticism is borne from experience and cannot be dismissed. Some
of us believe that it is possible to rebuild the PGA to make it closer
to the ideals it claims, and to build a truly participative process,
others - after their experiences - believe this is simply not possible.
Some of us wish to go further and say that the entire basis of the PGA
is fundamentally illegitimate, that it only represents a space for the
co-option of struggles, and that as such, it should be opposed. While
others are aware of the problems within the PGA process but don't wish
to be defined by them and are simply interested in working with organisational
processes that are more authentic under the statement "another world
is inevitable". We all however are united in our diversity and in our
desire to act together in ways that respect these differences.

- - - - we invite you to join us...

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