The first LETS Co-operate Conference was held on Saturday
23rd November 2002.
Planning for another Conference with the same title has
now commenced by means of meetings and email correspondence.
A challenging list of topics is being considered in conjunction
with planning for a wider event - the third European Social
Forum - to be held at several venues in London between 13th
and 17th October 2004. LETSlink is part of a planning group
for a Solidarity Village (following the experience of the
second ESF in Paris) in which this one-day Conference is
an "encapsulated event".
address ourselves to issues of Local Poverty, Economic Justice
and the Global South. We are developing a matrix with key
words to stimulate proposals to be made for Plenaries, Seminars
and Workshops for the ESF and Presentations and Discussion
circles for our own event. The themes and keywords we have
so far identified are based on an analysis of Capitalism
in terms of private ownership of the means of human survival,
both natural and man-made, the use of this for private profit,
and our interaction with the global ecology. There will
be a bias towards our own special interest areas, ie new
developments in the Social Economy, known in France as the
Solidarity Economy, and especially with the theory, technology
and practice of Local Exchange Trading Schemes.
for the Conference have initially been informed by contact
with the London Social Forum Campaign for
Co-operative Socialism Campaign for Interest-Free
Money Christian Council for Monetary Justice
Co-operators for Peace Fair World Project
Forum for Stable Currencies Global Justice Movement
Letslink UK Letslink London London
Global Table Open Capital Network New Socialist
Network Peace Dialogue and many colleagues
all over the world.
ORGANISATIONS, NETWORKS, ASSOCIATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS
ARE WELCOME TO AFFILIATE AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF
THIS EVENT, BY MEANS OF FUNDING, SPONSORSHIP, PARTICIPATION,
AND CONTRIBUTING PAPERS. WE WILL REPORT ON THE OUTCOME OF
THE PROJECT ON THIS WEBSITE.