US Social Forum

At U.S. Social Forum, "Excluded Workers" Move From Shadows to Negotiating Table

Source: 
Alternet.org
Date: 
Thu, 07/01/2010
Type: 
Print
URL: 
http://www.alternet.org/story/147368/

AlterNet

By Bankole Thompson, IPS News
Posted on July 1, 2010, Printed on July 8, 2010

DETROIT, Jun 24, 2010 (IPS) - The U.S. labour movement needs to be reorganised from the bottom up to include domestic workers, day labourers, restaurant workers, taxi drivers, farm workers, incarcerated workers, guest workers and those in the "right to work" states.

Second U.S. Social Forum Opens New Chapter in US Movements for Justice, Equality, and Sustainability

Second U.S. Social Forum Opens New Chapter in US Movements for Justice, Equality, and Sustainability

06-28-2010 – DETROIT The United States Social Forum (USSF) closed Saturday with an inspirational national assembly and closing ceremony. Today, the Forum’s National Planning Committee (NPC) declared the forum a great success with attendance of more than 15,000 people from Detroit, from rural and urban areas across the nation, and from countries across the world including South Africa, Palestine, Honduras and Nepal.

FROM DETROIT TO TORONTO: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT LEADERS CHALLENGE THE G-20


What:   Press conference, 12:15-1:00 PM
        Social movement leaders from South Africa, Honduras, Canada and Mexico challenge
        the G-20‘s empty promises and devastating policies

Where: United States Social Forum
       Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
       People's Media Center,  Ambassador Dining Room W2-60, 2nd floor Cobo Hall
(the last room at the end of the hallway overlooking the Detroit River)

Speakers:
Liepollo Pheko, Gender and Trade Network for Africa, South Africa

Ten Years After WTO Protests, a Legacy of Activism

Source: 
Free Speech Radio News
URL: 
http://www.fsrn.org/audio/ten-years-after-wto-protests-a-legacy-activism/5816

Michael Leon Guerrero and Tammy Bang Luu on the lessons of Seattle, the political origins of the Social Forum process and the importance and potential of the next US Social Forum in Detroit in June 2010.