So the 7th annual World Social Forum just wrapped up in Kenya, and the news is that the U.S. will finally get around to having its own version of this event in late June. It’s a huge opportunity for the whole spectrum of grassroots movements for progress in the U.S. (social justice, environment, immigration, indigenous rights, etc.) to come together and make common cause.

Here’s the website.

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Though past social forums have been criticized for their lack of concrete results, we shouldn’t ignore this opportunity to strategize about creating a coherent movement for progress that’s not splintered into so many separate camps. Hope to meet you there …

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