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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.  Go…

US won’t participate in racism conference
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has decided not to participate in a U.N. conference on racism in April unless the final document is changed to drop all references to Israel and its criticism of religion, a senior U.S. official said Friday.  Go…

USSF – 2007 and After…
July 12, 2007 – Michael Albert, ZNet
At the US Social Forum 2007, in the city that hosts CNN and Coke, in hotel venues where debutantes ironically were on parade, the progressive community stood tall and steadfast, proud and capable. The forum’s over 900 sessions were truly diverse in those presenting and those attending. Indeed, I cannot remember – going all the way back to an also highly diverse Black Panther Party Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia in September 1970 – any other large leftist event in the U.S. as consistently multi-cultural as USSF 2007. More, I can remember very few that were as gender and sexuality balanced. And the USSF 2007 even had youth in abundance, a feature sorely lacking in recent activist conferences.  Go…

National Alliance of Domestic Workers Formed at Social Forum
July 16, 2007 – Marcy Rein, AFL-CIO News
First, a caution: You might read many articles describing wildly different events at the U.S. Social Forum. They could all be true. It was that big. Organizers estimate nearly 10,000 people passed through the June 27–July 1 event in Atlanta. Walking through the crowds, you could hear voices from the Deep South, gravelly New York accents, California slang and Appalachian twangs and Spanish—not to mention other languages my untaught ears couldn’t identify. Participants brought with them their experiences organizing within a wide range of human rights issues working within the many ground zeroes created by corporate globalization.  Go…

US Social Forum Reflections: Forum Forges Common Ground
July 2, 2007 – Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
In all, the crowds were huge, the workshops passionate and inspiring, and participants made ideological, relational and personal gains, both large and small.