Archive | June, 2010

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As Canada’s Democracy Trembles, a New Global Architecture Emerges

Posted on 30 June 2010 by editor

A police car burns at Bay & King Streets in Toronto. Credit:Marty Olauson/IPS

By Anthony Fenton

TORONTO, Jun 28, 2010 (IPS) – Nearly 600 people were arrested as global leaders and elites met behind a fortified perimetre during the G8 and G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto this weekend. Continue Reading

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Love, Commitment and Anger in Detroit

Posted on 27 June 2010 by editor

Bolivian ambassador Pablo Solon said the great challenge of this century is to build a new environmental and social contract. Credit:Bankole Thompson/IPS

By Bankole Thompson

DETROIT, Jun 27, 2010 (IPS) – The 2010 U.S. Social Forum ended Saturday in Detroit, a city viewed by many as a metaphor for the excesses of U.S. capitalism, with strong parting words from Pablo Solon, Bolivia’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Continue Reading

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Time to Give Wall Street the Axe, Say Progressive Groups

Posted on 25 June 2010 by editor

Nicola Bullard traveled from Australia to attend the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit. Credit:Bankole Thompson/IPS TerraViva

By Bankole Thompson

DETROIT, Jun 25, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – As heads of state from the Group of 20 (G20) most developed and economically powerful emerging nations meet in Toronto, Canada this weekend, some activists at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit are urging a more realistic look at the roots of the global economic crisis – and an end to the free-wheeling capitalist model embodied by Wall Street. Continue Reading

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Connecting the Dots from Detroit to Dakar

Posted on 25 June 2010 by editor

Tanya Dawkins, an Africa advocate, is among many who attended the U.S. Social Forum's Detroit/Dakar project meeting. Credit:Bankole Thompson/IPS

By Bankole Thompson

DETROIT, Jun 25, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – Africa’s continued struggle for political and economic independence in many ways mirrors the very own struggles of communities in the U.S. that are now being tabled at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit. Continue Reading

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A Reform Movement by and for Undocumented People

Posted on 25 June 2010 by editor

Immigrant rights activists gather at the USSF. Credit:Valeria Fernandez/IPS TerraViva

By Valeria Fern√°ndez

DETROIT, Jun 25, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – Hundreds of grassroots organisations came together at the U.S. Social Forum here to discuss strategies in the fight for immigration policy changes that would put an end to criminalisation and the militarisation of the border with Mexico. Continue Reading

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“Excluded Workers” Move from Shadows to Negotiating Table

Posted on 25 June 2010 by editor

(Right to left) Felix Salvador, Mackenzie Baris, Christian Vasquez and Socorro Garcia came from Washington to highlight excluded workers' plight. Credito: Bankole Thompson/IPS TerraViva

By Bankole Thompson

DETROIT, Jun 24, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – 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. Continue Reading

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US: Youth on Frontlines of Green Justice Struggles

Posted on 24 June 2010 by editor

Loreen Dangerfield, 15, is among a group of dedicated young people leading the charge against environmental injustice in San Francisco. Credit:Bankole Thompson/IPS

By Bankole Thompson

DETROIT, Jun 24, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – The committed determination of young people in the environmental justice movement is emerging as a highlight of the 2010 U.S. Social Forum, which opened in Detroit this week with some 20,000 activists meeting in ‘Motor City’ to network and share their visions for social change. Continue Reading

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Muro de odio y pobreza entre El Paso y Ciudad Ju√°rez

Posted on 23 June 2010 by admin

Puente Negro. Credit: Daniela Pastrana/IPS TerraViva

Por Daniela Pastrana

CIUDAD JU√ĀREZ, M√©xico, jun (IPS TerraViva) – La pintada que se lee debajo del Puente Negro, en esta norte√Īa ciudad mexicana, est√° de hecho en territorio estadounidense: “Sergio, tu muerte ser√° vengada por el pueblo organizado y encabronado”. Continue Reading

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Six Million U.S. Homeowners Looking into the Abyss

Posted on 22 June 2010 by editor

More than 932,000 foreclosure filings were made through April 2010, on top of 2.8 million in 2009. Credit:respres/creative commons license

By Adrianne Appel

BOSTON, Jun 21, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – A crisis of foreclosures is twisting through neighbourhood after neighbourhood here, separating thousands of U.S. families from their homes each day and further unraveling the social fabric of low-income communities. Continue Reading

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LABOUR-US: Domestic Workers Unite for Their Rights

Posted on 21 June 2010 by editor

Ephese, a Haitian immigrant, says she earned as little as 75 dollars for three full days of work. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS

By Hannah Rubenstein

NEW YORK, Jun 21, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – Ephese speaks rapidly, her hands sweeping the air around her for emphasis. Peach-tipped fingernails come to rest momentarily on her peach-coloured skirt as she leans forward, eyes intent behind wire-rimmed glasses. Her French is direct; her words uncompromising.
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