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Acting Together for Another World!
The World Social Forum (WSF) has called a “global day of mobilization and action” to focus attention on pressing world problems. Events across the nation and around the globe will take place on Saturday in many US and foreign cities, towns and rural areas.
The WSF is a grassroots alternative to the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of corporate and political elites from wealthy nations meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland. Tens of thousands of global justice activists have convened in WSF gatherings every year since 2001 under the banner "Another World Is Possible!" Last summer, 15,000 people met in Atlanta at the first United States Social Forum (USSF), adding “Another US Is Necessary!”
"Coming out of the US Social Forum, we are clearer about the need to build a national movement connected to an international movement,” says Sarita Gupta, national director of Jobs with Justice (JwJ) and member of the USSF National Planning Committee (NCP). “JwJ is organizing a wide range of actions on issues including workers' rights, stopping privatization, and opposing the pending trade agreements with Colombia."
Tom Goldtooth, director of the Indigenous Environmental Network and NPC member, adds: "We live in the country that is pushing economic globalization and violating human and environmental rights. By taking action on January 26, we are helping our communities understand how to link our struggles with our brothers and sisters in the Global South."
“In this election year, in every city of the U.S., people are demanding change,” said a recent NPC statement. “From the Wall of Death on the U.S./Mexico border to the broken levees of New Orleans; from the rubble of demolished public housing to the multitude of new prisons; from hospitals that shut out the poor and uninsured to decaying school systems; from ravaged indigenous lands to toxic sites in communities of color -- people are declaring that ‘another world is possible,’ and ‘another US is necessary!’”
For more information on the Global Day of Mobilization and Action, go to https://www.ussf2007.org/en/global_day_action.
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