Blog Highlight: TripleCrisis – Global Perspectives on Finance, Development, and Environment
April 22, 2010
Economists engaged in global dialogue around how crises in these three areas interact, and how they can collectively be solved.
Join a Funders Delegation to USSF 2010
February 11, 2010
Inspired by the World Social Forum process, the US Social Forum is a unique space within which grassroots networks are building a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement, seeking solutions to the economic and ecological crises that confront us. The forum is not a conference but rather a remarkable event within an extraordinary process of building political consciousness for a progressive way forward. Funders concerned with issues as diverse as human rights, equity, the environment, poverty, community development, economic justice, immigration and social movement organizing are invited to participate in our delegation to this important gathering.
LET’S GET ON WITH IT!
August 3, 2007 – Celeste Lacy Davis, Funding Exchange
With a theme of “Another World is Possible; Another US is Necessary,” the first ever US Social Forum ignited a prairie fire of optimism within the progressive left, the sheer size and diversity of which has not been witnessed in this country in decades. For veteran and virgin social justice advocates alike, the week-long convergence of activists, academics, simply curious locals, and impassioned global sojourners in the city of Atlanta this summer should have helped to shatter a longstanding, paralytic myth that the American left is dead.
Edwards, Obama & Labor: Will the Populist Moment Become A Long-Term Movement?
July 31, 2007
In the last two weeks, something profound started happening out on the 2008 campaign trail – a momentum has started building like I haven’t seen in my lifetime. Two out of the top three best-polling Democratic candidates are starting to engage in a battle for the populist mantle. How this battle plays out and how organized labor asserts itself in the next few months could very well set the stage for – or kill in its infancy – the rise of a broader populist movement in America.
Big Cheers for First-Ever U.S. Social Forum
July 4, 2007 – Haider Rizvi, OneWorld.net
New alliances between activist communities in the Unites States and those involved in social justice movements across the Gulf of Mexico are in the offing. Encouraged by massive participation in marches and gatherings held in the southern U.S. city of Atlanta last week, organizers of the U.S. Social Forum (USSF) are now seeking to forge closer links with activists in the Caribbean and Latin American countries