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PEOPLE POWER

How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

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.
The Change Makers The Change Makers
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 Baptists and Popular Education in Cuba: an interview with Joel Suárez
by Sarah van Gelder, Justine Simon
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.
U.S. Role Turned Upside Down
by Sarah Anderson, Jeremy Orhan Simer, Eva Golinger
Latin American countries are uniting in solidarity to combat U.S intervention in their politics, economies and militaries.
Horizontalidad: Where Everyone Leads Horizontalidad: Where Everyone Leads
by Marina Sitrin
Horizontalidad: bringing direct democracy to Argentina's citizens while reducing unemployment and stimulating worker involvement.
Sex and Power in Chile Sex and Power in Chile
by Marcelo Mendoza
The dynamics of sex and politics in Chile are slowly changing with the election of Michelle Bachelet, South America's first female President. However, tensions persist between the conservative Catholic Church, the male-oriented political elite, and women who are becoming increasingly economically empowered.
Evo Morales: Indigenous Power Evo Morales: Indigenous Power
by Jubenal Quispe
Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, is forwarding a socially just agenda that promotes the country's sovereignty and multiculturalism.
Democracy Rising
by Nadia Martinez
Latin America's marginalized are mobilizing and changing the face of their nations' politics. From increasing national oil profits to rethinking regional trade plans, they are empowering themselves and lessening their dependence on the U.S.
In Their Own Words
In their own words, Cuban doctors share stories of outreach work in foreign communities. We also hear from co-operative community members in other parts of the world.
Affect Change: Go to the US Social Forum Affect Change: Go to the US Social Forum
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 Commentary: US Social Forum - What Another U.S. Might Look Like
by Michael Leon Guerrero
Will the first US Social Forum be an "aha" moment in the global movement for change.
The Defenders :: Sister Helen Prejean
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
President Bush Takes His Unpopularity to Latin America
by Jim Shultz
Jim Schulz examines the telling reasons why President Bush and his administration are so unpopular in Latin America.
The ABCs of Nuclear Disarmament
by Alice Slater
The argument to abolish nuclear weapons becomes stronger every day. Alice Slater outlines how we can get to nuclear disarmament.
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