US Social Forum: A Press Release From the Organizers

[If you didn’t hear about the events in Detroit last week, well, let’s face it, many more important things intervened.  Just one example: Yesterday the Chicago Tribune wailed about the (possible) breakup of a marriage. A critical story about Carlos Zambrano and the Cubs. World shattering. I really understand why this drove any news of the US Social Forum off the front page.  I mean, why would anyone want to know about the almost 20,000 people who attended, what they were talking about, and what conclusions they came to?  That is trivia compared with the implosion of the Chicago Cubs. But if you are one of the few who might be interested in such minor details, check out the first paragraph below and then click on the link to take you to the report and the accompanying slide show.  — Lew Rosenbaum]

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

06.28.2010 – 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.  Read more here.

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