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The Social Forum

Imagine a gathering of people from all walks of life, coming together by the thousands on all kinds of issues, to forge a movement big enough for all of us.

Bailouts Redefined: Interview with David Korten Bailouts Redefined: Interview with David Korten
by Sarah van Gelder
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and an attendee of the US Social Forum, on how a new economy can bail out both people and nature.
First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes
by Elizabeth DiNovella
The successful campaign to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York is cause for celebration at 2010 US Social Forum.
Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism
by Mark Engler
The US Social Forum in Detroit thrives in smaller moments, free of grand pretense.
People Without Homes, Homes Without People People Without Homes, Homes Without People
by Brooke Jarvis
In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country
by Sarah van Gelder
Actor and activist Danny Glover on how the Social Forum is strengthening people's movements.
US Social Forum Detroit: Opening March US Social Forum Detroit: Opening March
Photo Essay: Thousands attended the march to kick off the week-long event in Detroit.
US Social Forum Kicks Off US Social Forum Kicks Off
by Sarah van Gelder
The US Social Forum begins with arrivals of caravans and a poor people's march, and an opening "We have a dream" protest march and rally.
Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum? Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?
by Sarah van Gelder
Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?
A Personal Invitation to the US Social Forum A Personal Invitation to the US Social Forum
by Adrienne Maree Brown
The national coordinator of the US Social Forum, Adrienne Maree Brown offers her brief, heartfelt list of reasons to come to Detroit to participate in the 2010 USSF.
US Social Forum: Forging Alliances, a Movement of Movements US Social Forum: Forging Alliances, a Movement of Movements
by Ashlee Green
Organizers expect more than 25,000 when the second United States Social Forum meets June 22–26, 2010, in Detroit.
On the Road to Detroit: How to Get to the U.S. Social Forum 2010 On the Road to Detroit: How to Get to the U.S. Social Forum 2010
Are you thinking about going to the U.S. Social Forum this year? Here are some tips on how to get there.
One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World
by Sarah van Gelder
Among the many ripple effects of the successful shutdown of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 is one that few know about. The organizing that went into the direct action, marches, media center, and forums inspired the organizers of the World Social Forums, which have become some of the world's most important centers of people power.
First Anniversary of the U.S. Social Forum First Anniversary of the U.S. Social Forum
by Alice Lovelace
Just over a year ago on June 27 to July 1, 2007, on a hot Atlanta summer week, we were making history at the first-ever US Social Forum (USSF)! We brought together more than 12,000 people from 64 countries and diverse sectors from all over the U.S. and various Indigenous Nations to declare that “Another World is Possible” and that “Another US is Necessary!”
World Social Forum :: Liberated Spaces at Your Doorstep World Social Forum :: Liberated Spaces at Your Doorstep
by Lilja Otto
Since 2001, people from all corners of the globe have come to the World Social Forums (WSF) to build strategies for another world. This year, the World Social Forum is coming to them.
Photo Essay: The First USSF in Atlanta, Ga. Photo Essay: The First USSF in Atlanta, Ga.
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