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(26 April, 2010) Cochabamba, Bolivia - Movement activists in the United States continue to build alternatives to crisis through global collaborations such as at last week's Climate Change conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Alfredo Lopez of May First/People Link writes, "The converging crises in the major capitalist economies, the precarious state of the world environment, the political crisis in government in so many of the world's countries and the usurpation of government authority by international banks and committees have brought humanity to a point of urgency and the Internet, a commun
On April 20, 2010, at 7:00 pm Eastern time people in various cities of the United States will gather for a direct interaction via the Internet with participants in the Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre Cambio Climático y Derechos de la Madre Tierra. This multi-city event will be one of the first fully interactive convergences of its type, moving our Hemispheric movement forward a step.
Interview with Mallory Knodel
(partial) TranscriptNext we change gears somewhat and discuss the US Social Forum. The US Social Forum is a movement building process. IT is not a conference but is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis.
Dear Friends, We write to invite you to attend a workshop that will take place at the annual Left Forum conference this weekend in NYC. The session, Movement-Building Centers and Rekindling the Imagination of the Left, takes place on Saturday during Session 4, from 5:00 to 6:50 pm in room W604. The workshop focuses attention on Movement-Building Centers ?
As the final months approach in planning for the second United States Social Forum, deep debate broke out among its organizers. The topic of the debate addresses the political paradox of corporate social networking and its role in progressive organizing: Whether or not to link corporate, social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook on the USSF website's homepage. Organizing for the second US Social Forum is increasing in intensity as the forum, to be held at Cobo Hall and Hart Plaza in Detroit, June 22 - 26, 2010, approaches.
United States Social Forum Detroit - June 22-26, 2010 Edited by the USSF Book Committee: Marina Karides, Walda Katz-Fishman, Rose M.
Local activists and organizers are invited to participate in a five-part series to sustainably build towards the second United States Social Forum. In June 2010, national and international organizations will be gathering in Detroit, Michigan to network and campaign in the spirit of "Another World is Possible. Another US is Necessary!" Grassroots groups are challenged to organize and strategize in their communities in the months leading up to Detroit in order to build lasting alliances in the larger struggle against globalization.
The USSF Writers Network is part of the Communications Working Group for the US Social Forum. We will work to help raise public awareness about the USSF and the issues it addresses among the many diverse groups that make up our country.
Participate in Shaping the US Social Forum Workshop TracksThe US Social Forum, MF/PL member, is preparing for June 2010 in Detroit by asking for feedback on its programming themes.
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Detroit Organizers Participate Virtually in International Conference, a Precursor to Next Summer's National Event, the USSF
Event Listing: Saturday, October 10 at 4:45 pm Eastern Montréal, Québec is hosting the Québec Forum Social (FSQ) this October. The FSQ follows from the World Social Forum movement, a global quest for growing alternatives by networking social justice organizations. Activity at the FSQ over the past decade has had a strong hand in the continual evolution of Québec’s social, cultural, economic and political environment.