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At Network of Social Movements Meeting

I am in Brazil. First for the first 3 days I am in Sao Paulo for the meeting of the Network of Social Movements. It is a small group, less than 25 people. Groups represented include the Central Unica de Trabalhadores do Brazil (CUT), Landless Peoples' Movement (MST), World March of Women, Network for the Abolition of Third World Debt, Via Campesina, ATTAC Argentina, the Hemispheric Social Alliance and a Brazilian students organization. People are from India, Senegal, Indonesia, Senegal, Belgium, Italy, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil.

National Planning Committee meeting US Social Forum in Atlanta

Staff and several members are at the Simpsonwood Retreat Center outside of Atlanta, GA. Good start to the meeting yesterday. The Organizing Committee met to review the agenda for the weekend and there was a lively exchange between Detroit and Atlanta organizers to share experiences from USSF 2007. I will try to update this blog during the course of the weekend with some of the main political questions we are discussing. If you have any questions or comments, please sign in and comment to this blog.

Montreal: The World Social Forum seeks to define another world

Arrived in Montreal yesterday for the meeting of the World Social Forum International Council. Also here is a delegation representing the US Social Forum National Planning Committee including Rocio Valerio from East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Maureen Taylor of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Jen Cox from the Poor Peoples' Economic Human Rights Campaign, and Cindy Wiesner of GGJ. Today the IC discussed the current multiple crises, the state of the progressive social movements, and the resurgence of the right.