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Grassroots Power

All it takes is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.

Being the Change: In Gandhi's Footsteps Being the Change: In Gandhi's Footsteps
by Manish Jain
Manish Jain talks about how he is trying to learn how to live his values today rather than waiting for the system to change. How can we find the courage to walk out of institutions and structures that reinforce violence, injustice and exploitation.
It Took a Village It Took a Village
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
by Jim Brown
Jim Brown's new documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, summarizes the 80-year career of America's preeminent folk-singer.
Taking on Corporate Power Taking on Corporate Power
The stories in YES! Magazine's Stand Up to Corporate Power about the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up to challenge corporate dominance.
Photo Essay: The First USSF in Atlanta, Ga. Photo Essay: The First USSF in Atlanta, Ga.
Seeing Another World: U.S. Social Forum 2008 Seeing Another World: U.S. Social Forum 2008
Instead of drawing crowds with superstar speakers and performers, the participants of the 2008 U.S. Social Forum were the stars. Those who are accustomed to being excluded were at the center, and those who were used to being silenced were heard.
Not Your Grandfather's SDS
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Students for a Democratic Society is reborn, working with veteran activists to build movements for today.
USSF: We Saw Another World in Atlanta USSF: We Saw Another World in Atlanta
by Sarah van Gelder
Poor people, young people, people of color, gays and lesbians, and all manner of people who believe “another world is possible, another U.S. is necessary” joined together by the thousands in Atlanta for the first U.S. Social Forum.
Common Knowledge Common Knowledge
by Jeff Kaplan
Whether the issue is water rights, big-box stores, meddling in local politics, or the taking of citizen's lands, almost every community in the United States - if not the world - is being harmed by excessive corporate power. Strategies of resistance need to invoke the people's right to exercise democratic power over corporations and governments.
Communities Take Power Communities Take Power
by Doug Pibel
Communities across the country are declaring citizens' right and duty to protect their water, land, local economy, and way of life, even if it means taking on the enormous power of corporations. Here are some of the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up.
Malik Rahim Speaks to the Freedom Caravaners Malik Rahim Speaks to the Freedom Caravaners
by Sarah van Gelder
Malik Rahim speaks about the Common Ground vision for its neighborhood that goes beyond restoring it to its previous state.
Interview with Victoria Rodriguez Interview with Victoria Rodriguez
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview with Victoria Rodriguez from Southwest Organizing Project, while on the Freedom Caravan to the USSF, June 2007.
Interview with Susan Gleason Interview with Susan Gleason
by Diane Horn
Susan Gleason talks about the US Social Forum in this 30-minute interview with Diane Horn, producer and host of the Sustainability Segment of KEXP.
Forging Connections at the U.S. Social Forum Forging Connections at the U.S. Social Forum
by Justine Simon, Andy Davey
Over ten thousand social activists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia from June 27 to July 1, 2007 for five days of spirited dialogue and collaboration.
Future Hope Future Hope
by Ted Glick
Ted Glick's Call to Action: A popular, grassroots movement is necessary to pressure governments into a justice-based, clean energy revolution. The U.S Social Forum in Atlanta provides a perfect platform for such a movement.
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