Another United States is Necessary: The US Social Forum in Detroit this June

Guest blogged by Brooklynwala

clip_image002.jpgTheres no shortage of reasons why progressives and people who believe in social justice should be gathering together in the US now more than ever. With US wars raging on in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, the financial meltdown taking its toll working and poor Americans, and one of the most catastrophic ecological crises in the history of humanity currently destroying Gulf coast, we have a lot of work to do.

This June 22-26th, thousands of grassroots activists from around the country will be convening in Detroit, MI for the second United States Social Forum. Building off the World Social Forum process that began in 2001 in Porto Alegre Brazil, the US Social Forum was created with the assumption that in order to change the world, we must change the United States (the belly of the beast, as may of us often refer to our home).

Here is a clip of poet/actor Jessica Care Moore plugging the gathering:

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clip_image003.jpgThe USSF website states:

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.

The first USSF took place in Atlanta in 2007, where 12,000 people from all walks of life came together to share strategies, build alliances, teach, learn and grow together. The first USSF resulted in the founding of powerful and innovative national coalitions and campaigns such as the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Right to the City.

I hope to see more Sikhs getting involved in broad-based, non-Sikh specific projects and campaigns that are working to reshape this country and the world. I see this work as the Gurus work to challenge tyranny and oppression in all its forms.

To learn more about the US Social Forum or to register, visit www.ussf2010.org.


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8 Responses to “Another United States is Necessary: The US Social Forum in Detroit this June”

  1. harinder says:

    How has GOD decided to construct the world
    Unipolar or multipolar .
    My personnel feeling of GODS mind is that he ordained a multipolar world .
    USA may be learning this lesson .

  2. harinder says:

    How has GOD decided to construct the world
    Unipolar or multipolar .
    My personnel feeling of GODS mind is that he ordained a multipolar world .
    USA may be learning this lesson .

  3. randep says:

    First a laudatory post about the how marvelous it is that Sikhs are CEO's of multinational financial institutions such as Mastercard, and then you're gonna post about joining in on progressive politics? Are you all on crack?

  4. randep says:

    First a laudatory post about the how marvelous it is that Sikhs are CEO's of multinational financial institutions such as Mastercard, and then you're gonna post about joining in on progressive politics? Are you all on crack?

  5. Jodha says:

    Numerous writers, numerous viewpoints randy. Are you on crack?

  6. Jodha says:

    Numerous writers, numerous viewpoints randy. Are you on crack?

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