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Americas Social Forum Calls for Agriculture Based on Solidarity

Posted on 17 August 2010 by admin

Preparing for Fourth Americas Social Forum. Credit:Natalia Ruiz Díaz/IPS

By Natalia Ruiz Díaz

ASUNCION, Aug 13, 2010 (IPS) – Small-scale agriculture based on the principles of solidarity and cooperation is the only way to guarantee food sovereignty in Latin America, said peasant and indigenous activists meeting in the Paraguayan capital this week.
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THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM AND A NEW POLITICS

Posted on 09 July 2010 by admin

Chico Withaker. Credit: Creative Commons License

Chico Whitaker. Credit: Creative Commons License.

By Chico Whitaker (*)

SAO PAOLO, JuL (IPS TerraViva) The World Social Form (WSF), which turned ten in January, is holding a series of forums throughout the year inspired by its well-known motto, “Another World is Possible”.
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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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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 Fernández

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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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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Mega-Inequality in Urban Mega-Regions

Posted on 27 March 2010 by editor

Polluted river by a shanty town in Argentina. Credit: Courtesy UN-HABITAT

By Fabiana Frayssinet and Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 26, 2010 (IPS) – Basic services that are collapsing or non-existent, overcrowding, pollution: these are big-city problems that are compounded in developing countries by poverty and inequality. Continue Reading

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Cuando urbanización no es progreso

Posted on 26 March 2010 by editor

Arroyo contaminado fluye junto a una "villa miseria" de Argentina

Por Fabiana Frayssinet y Mario Osava

RÍO DE JANEIRO, 25 mar (IPS TerraViva) – Colapso o déficit de servicios básicos, hacinamiento, contaminación. Son problemas de las grandes ciudades que, en los países en desarrollo, lejos de resolverse se acentúan por otro mal: la pobreza y la desigualdad. Continue Reading

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