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Pobreza sin fronteras

Posted on 03 February 2011 by editor

Activistas en la marcha inaugural del Foro Social Estados Unidos el año pasado en Detroit. Crédito: Cortesía del USSF.

Por Andrea Lunt

NUEVA YORK, 3 feb (IPS TerraViva) – Es la tierra de la libertad, de las grandes luces y de las hamburguesas, donde aventureros de todo el planeta llegan buscando fama y fortuna. Estados Unidos ha sido sĂ­mbolo de esperanza por siglos, pero detrás de esta imagen de riqueza hay una historia pocas veces contada. 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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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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Finding Lessons of Solidarity in Auto Industry Shake-Up

Posted on 20 June 2010 by editor

Assembly line at Hyundai Motor Company's car factory in Ulsan, South Korea, which ranks fourth largest in the world in car production. Credit:Taneli Rajala/creative commons

By Bankole Thompson and Mitch Moxley

DETROIT/BEIJING , Jun 20, 2010 (IPS) – As thousands of people from around the world prepare to converge in Detroit, where expectations are high for the Jun. 22-26 U.S. Social Forum, activists and auto workers hope the meet will be an opportunity to chart a sustainable future for an industry that provides 1.7 million U.S. jobs. Continue Reading


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