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BOLIVIA: Alternative Summit

Congressman Evo Morales, leader (MAS) has invited to the Social Alternative Summit Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from Brazil, and Hugo Chávez, from Venezuela. Also some 20,000 Bolivian workers of the land will be there, cocaleros (coca growers), farmers, and indigenous.

"We want to summon everyone who wants to change this system of life, to come and attend this Alternative Social Conference to construct amongst ourselves a new strategy for this country. The neoliberal system already has completed it's cycle, we must bury it, also we must create new alternatives ", Evo Morales said.
Info from Portland Indymedia [translating bits from posts in Spanish]:
 http://www.bolivia.indymedia.org/es/2003/11/4391.shtml
 http://www.bolivia.indymedia.org/es/2003/11/4363.shtml

Congressman Evo Morales, leader of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) has extended invitations for the Social Alternative Summit to Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from Brazil, and Hugo Chávez, from Venezuela.

Also attending this event will be more than 20,000 Bolivian workers of the land, cocaleros (coca growers), farmers, indigenous, along with other sectors from the cities.

"It looks like we are going to need two stages for our conference, because we will have such a massive amount of people attending. This will be a serious event, but also one of celebration. We will gather, thousands of men and women from the fields and the cities, with the only objective to unite efforts against the neoliberal policy and imperialism ", Evo Morales asserted.

"We want to summon everyone who wants to change this system of life, to come and attend this Alternative Social Conference to construct amongst ourselves a new strategy for this country. The neoliberal system already has completed it's cycle, we must bury it, and we must also create new alternatives ", Evo indicated.

The purpose of this alternative summit will be to bring together leaders from political parties, nongovernmental unions, associations and organizations that are working against the Free Market Policies of the United States in general, against the effects of globalization and especially the forms of slavery that the FTAA imposes.

RADIO
Bolivia Indymedia plans to broadcast via Rosario Argentina during these three days.

BOLIVIA INDYMEDIA REPORTS
 http://www.bolivia.indymedia.org/es/2003/11/4261.shtml
Not in our name, we have our own voice !!
The Alternative Summit to the Presidential Ibero-American Summit.

Taking place on the 13th, 14th and 15th in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, a parallel Summit is going to be held during the annual Ibero-American Summit where heads of state from Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations gather. The Alternative Summit where citizens will deliberate and make proposals about the the kind of country that we want to have, about the Bolivia that we dream of, "Another Bolivia is Possible". Also, this conference will be run from our perspective because we have own voice! Out of this event, the results from two days of artistic-cultural forums, debates, conferences and festivals, involving hundreds of people, will be given to the heads of state.

ENCUENTRO SOCIAL ALTERNATIVO - ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL SUMMIT
Por la soberancia de los pueblos otra Bolivia es posible.
For the survival of our people, another Bolivia is posible.
 http://www.encuentrosocialalternativo.org/