Next online Global Square meeting, this Friday, 6 February, 6pm CET

– And then asked Grand Commonerf, gently: “Hey commoner, will you join us in commoning a commons movement in commons WSF in Tunis, for the sake of the commons world community?” answered all commonerfs “yeeeesssss” as one voice at him and they all marched together to confront the fearful, in dignity, joice, and strength… La la lallala la, lalalalaaa..

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Proposal to open a ”Global Square” during the World Social Forum 2015 in Tunis

Our squares are homes to our ideas and aspirations, in them we struggle, in them we shout at injustices, in them we share alternatives and build dreams. During the World Social Forum 2015 in Tunisia, the ” Global Square ” will be open to all those who are fighting in the streets to build the necessary change.

Using the ”open space” methodology, the program (clearly indicated on a board during the WSF) will be permanently open to the organization of assemblies, workshops, creative activities, sharing of knowledge and methodologies, etc.

And this space will also encourage spontaneous meetings, music and creativity…

Nuestras plazas son los albergues de nuestras ideas y esperanzas, en ellas luchamos, en ellas gritamos las injusticias, en ellas compartimos alternativas y construimos suenos. Durante el Foro Social Mundial 2015 en Tunes, la ”Plaza Global” (”Global Square”) se convertira en un espacio abierto para todos aquellos y aquellas que luchan en las calles por el cambio.

Usando la metodologia ”foro abierto” a programacion (claramente indicada en un tablero durante el FSM) estara permanentemente abierta para la organizacion de asambleas, talleres, actividades creativas, compartir de saberes y metodologias, etc.

Y este espacio estara también abierto para favorecer encuentros espontaneos, musica y creatividad…

Nos places publiques sont les hôtes de nos idées et de nos aspirations. On y lutte, on y crie les injustices, on y partage des alternatives et on y construit nos rêves. Au cours du Forum Social Mondial 2015 en Tunisie, ”Global Square” (”Place Globale”) deviendra un espace ouvert pour tous ceux et celles qui luttent dans les rues pour construire le changement nécessaire

Utilisant la méthodologie de ”forum ouvert”, la programmation (clairement indiquée au cours du FSM) sera ouverte en permanence à l’organisation d’assemblées, d’ateliers, d’activités créatives, au partage de connaissances et de méthodologies, etc.

Cet espace encouragera aussi les rencontres spontanées, la musique et la créativité…


The meeting will be online on Mumble which is a voice chat open source software.

How to join the call in Mumble and solving problems:

0. Follow the instructions below (or here:

1. After downloading and installing the software here:

2. You will need the below information to connect to the Tomalaplaza server:

Port: 64738
Channel: International/plaza de los pueblos
Nickname: Your name/nick

3. In case of encountering any problem, read this:…/tutoria…/connect-to-mumble-server/
or send a message on Global Square FB page:

4. There will also be someone ready to welcome and help in case you drop by the call space 30. min before the call starts.

Signs we use in the text chat during our mumble meetings:

WWWW or +1 = agree
MMMMM or -1 = disagree
****turn**** = ask for turn
+++++ = direct response
TTTTT = technical point
##### = please kindly try to conclude your intervention, I understood yousmile emoticon

More information about GlobalSquare will be online on the web site: //
(which is being revised at the moment)

Mailing list: You can subscribe here / vous pouvez vous inscrire ici:

All from Global Square in Tunis:

Global square meeting on Friday 6th of February 6pm CET time

Proposed Agenda

0. Check-ins and deciding who will do the moderation, notes, stacks, and follow up work.

1. Updates and feelings about, as well as any relevant input re the transnational networking at the grasroots level towards, in, around, and beyond Tunis WSF 2015, Quebec 2016, as well as other events like ECB action, COOP15, or election of Syriza, and public support for Podemos? situation in europe, return of Hong Kong protestors? what is happening in mexico, Kobane, Ukraine, war zones in Africa, Asia and pasific, and in general …

2. [Orsan] Presentation of Global Square, on social media, email lists, to WSF participants and in general.

Adding somehing like this to text, and site, to welcome new people, inform them more openly.

Individuals and initiatives involved in and building the GS:
Global Square is an open idea and action to create collaborative and inspiring commons spaces in around and beyond the World Social Forums. Anyone who you like to join and collaborate with others in changing the world at any level is more then welcome. Please ask and request anything you need and like to know about the backgound, processes, status and the vision we have put forward collectively. [Here I suggest we could give links from engaged people, their initiatives, and from the GS website – adding these to FB event as host, making collaboration and core info visible]

3. Proposed events:

[Orsan] Proposal for an open, horizontal, transnational work-group for an event: “Networking alternative modes of productions bottom up”: inviting those people directly involved in commons, floss, p2p communities, worker and ciziten coops, and autonomous alternative solidarty economy networks, as well as those ngo type oganisations in support of some of these groups in one way or the other (draft text is in progress, inc. description, process, targe groups, content.. will be posted here tomorrow or the day after).



6. Round up: Follow up work (and who will do what)
Nest meeting date
Checking out


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