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Several hundred activists at the US Social Forum in Detroit heard philosopher-activist Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein of Yale University discuss today’s daunting problems of environmental destruction, economic collapse, and political paralysis in terms of the decline of the capitalist world system and the urgent need to build and struggle for a new system [...]

The “It’s Our Story” project is a national initiative to make disability history public, accessible and interactive. This video was put together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit the project at READ AND ADD COMMENTS

In this short RSA Animate, radical sociologist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism, towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that could be responsible, just and humane. Via RSA Animate. READ AND ADD COMMENTS

Last weekend, many community members gathered for a Heal Detroit march and gathering. Yusef Shakur helped coordinate this event and was one of the leaders of the march. Watch this clip of Yusef sharing his experiences with everyone in attendance. Yusef is a community leader who speaks sincerely and passionately, and backs up those words with [...]

Adrienne Marie Brown singing to Grace Lee Boggs, closing out her 95th Birthday Party at USSF. READ AND ADD COMMENTS

Over at Yes! Magazine, Sarah van Gelder writes about Detroit’s relationship to the U.S. Social Forum: “Less well known is that it is a city in the midst of a rebirth from the bottom up, and the organizers knew this well when they chose Detroit for the second USSF.” Click to read the full article. [...]