The Norwegian Social Forum sends a video solidarity message to the Iraqi Social Forum, currently taking place in Baghdad!
Hi Iraqi Social Forum! Here we are gathered as the Board of the Norwegian Social Forum. We are extremely saddened that we were not able to travel to your conference, but here is a greeting from us! We are proud that you are our friendship forum. And the work that you are doing in Iraq motivates us in the work that we are doing here in Norway! Here in Norway, we mainly see the big headlines about the situation in Iraq. From these headlines, we understand that you are all working under very difficult circumstances. But we are very happy to follow the various campaigns and struggles that you are doing on a daily basis. And we hope that your conference on “Co-existance and Civil Peace” can be an important step forward to your goals! The struggle for a just distribution of the world’s resources, and for a good environment for us to live in, is taking place all over the world. The biggest struggle this year is for the climate, to a large degree internationally. So we are working together here, and with you in Iraq, and around the world. And together, we are strong! We in the Norwegian Social Forum know, just as you know, that peace does not come from the military. Peace does not come from presidents. Peace comes from the people. And that is why the work you are doing is so important! Another Iraq is possible!