All it takes is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.
The Change Makers
posted Jun 14, 2007
- Inspiring stories in their own words from community members who are co-operating to effect social change in the Americas.
Baptists and Popular Education in Cuba: an interview with Joel Suárez
by Sarah van Gelder, Justine Simonposted Jun 12, 2007
- An interview with Joel Suárez, the general coordinator of the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba. He discusses the three founding pillars of the movement, as well as the lead up to the 1992 changes in Cuba's constitution that ratified the state's secular nature.
Horizontalidad: Where Everyone Leads
by Marina Sitrinposted May 11, 2007
- Horizontalidad: bringing direct democracy to Argentina's citizens while reducing unemployment and stimulating worker involvement.
Affect Change: Go to the US Social Forum
posted May 08, 2007
- People explain why they are going to the US Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27-July 1, 2007.
Commentary: US Social Forum - What Another U.S. Might Look Like
by Michael Leon Guerreroposted May 07, 2007
- Will the first US Social Forum be an "aha" moment in the global movement for change.
Community Radio-Radio Community
by Lilja Ottoposted Oct 02, 2006
- A different format for community events, and a recipe for inspiration is now being used by the community radio movement.
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 01, 2006
- The Southeast Social Forum prepares for a larger gathering of dedicated activists from all over U.S.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguezposted Jul 06, 2006
- South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA?
by Van Jonesposted May 30, 2006
- Protesters climb trees in South Central Los Angeles in an attempt to block the construction of a warehouse at the site of an urban farm that serves hundreds of area residents.
New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins
by Francesca Lymanposted May 10, 2006
- Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.
Entrepreneurs of cooperation
by Jonathan Roweposted May 08, 2006
- After the 1929 crash, workers created a cooperative economy, using industrial leftovers and ingenuity. It was called the Unemployed Exchange Association or UXA. What could we do with that cooperative model today?
Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jonesposted May 04, 2006
- Van Jones marches in the San Francisco "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration on behalf of brown power, and muses about the current state of the black civil rights movement.
Picking Up the Pieces
by Miriam Axel-Luteposted Apr 16, 2006
- Housing groups find extra strength to serve communities in Gulf Coast after Katrina.
A Remembrance of Coretta Scott King
by Rachel Hardingposted Feb 22, 2006
- Coretta Scott King's role not only included her husband’s powerful, radical message of peace and justice, but also the long tradition of gracious and mighty women who provided the foundation of welcome, compassion, inclusivity, and speaking-truth-to-power.
Global Justice: Another U.S. Is Possible
by Tanya Dawkinsposted Feb 21, 2006
- Organizers of the World Social Forum are planning for a localized conference on U.S. concerns in the summer of 2007. The conference will be held in Atlanta, GA.