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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-28-10 04:22 PM
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Another World is Possible.......US Social Forum - June 22-26, Detroit, MI





http://www.ussf2010.org/node


What is the US Social Forum?

The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is not a
 conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples solutions to the 
economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our
 struggle to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational,
 diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and
 changes history.

We must declare what we want our world to look like and we 
must start planning the path to get there. The USSF provides spaces to learn 
from each others experiences and struggles, share our analysis of the problems 
our communities face, build relationships, and align with our international 
brothers and sisters to strategize how to reclaim our world.

..........................


What We Believe

We, the organizers of the first United States Social Forum:

* Believe that there is a strategic need to unite the struggles of oppressed communities and peoples within the United States (particularly Black, Latino, Asian/ Pacific-Islander and Indigenous communities) to the struggles of oppressed nations in the Third World.

* Believe the USSF should place the highest priority on groups that are actually doing grassroots organizing with working class people of color, who are training organizers, building long-term structures of resistance, and who can work well with other groups, seeing their participation in USSF as building the whole, not just their part of it.

* Believe the USSF must be a place where the voices of those who are most marginalized and oppressed from Indigenous communities can be heard--a place that will recognize Indigenous peoples, their issues and struggles.

* Believe the USSF must create space for the full and equal participation of undocumented migrants and their communities.

* Believe the USSF should link US-based youth organizers, activists, and cultural workers to the struggles of their brothers and sisters abroad, drawing common connections and exploring the deeper meanings of solidarity.

* Believe the USSF is important because we must have a clear and unified approach at dealing with social justice issues, and meaningful positions on global issues.

* Believe that a USSF sends a message to other peoples movements around the world that there is an active movement in the United States opposing U.S. policies at home and abroad.

* Believe that the USSF will help build national networks that will be better able to collaborate with international networks and movements.

* We believe the USSF is more than an event. It is an ongoing process to contribute to strengthening the entire movement, bringing together the various sectors and issues that work for global justice.





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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-10 09:34 AM
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1. Thanks for posting. I wish I could go. nt
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