US Social Forum Report Back


Find out what’s been going on in Detroit, ground zero of the US economic fallout. Expect an evening of music, movies, photography and discussion with friends from Seattle, Olympia and Portland who participated in the US Social Forum.

Detroit Incinerator Action

On June 27th, community members, activists and environmentalists joined together to march against Covanta and the City of Detroit’s continued use of a toxic trash incinerator in residential areas. Highlights of the day included great street theater, a marching band, sun flowers and tree planting at Go Lightly Elementary school just blocks from the plant.

Butts on the Bus

As we begin to wrap up the US Social Forum and start looking back at the long road to Portland, we have produced a little shout out to all the riders on the bus. It’s been great– we that our journey back will be as smooth as the one in this video. Big Ups to Read more about Butts on the Bus[…]

USSF Opening March

Wednesday morning marked the opening march of the US Social Forum, the gathering of 10,000 people from all corners of the country we traveled across the country to be a part of.

Allied Media Conference

The Allied Media Conference took place from June 17-June 21. Over 700 media activists gathered from around the country for the 12th annual event. The conference consisted of a series of workshops organized around tracks ranging from technical skill shares, to policy discussions. There were lots of opportuniteis to meet people doing amazing work, share Read more about Allied Media Conference[…]

Day 4: Fargo, ND – Milwaukee, WI

Miles traveled: 600 Number of computers on bus checking facebook or subversive websites: 10 Number of instruments on bus: 8 6 am –We are actually up and out of Fargo on time! After a lovely, but quick, sleep on the dewey lawn of our hosts from the Unitarian church, we were on the road….and it Read more about Day 4: Fargo, ND – Milwaukee, WI[…]

Day 3: Yellowstone –Fargo, North Dakota

Miles traveled: too many Number of pages in the bus’s new Backstreet Gazette: 5 Number of donated bagels still uneaten: 150 7 am—Waking up in the natural light with the birds makes getting up earlier easier…sometimes. What really does it is BOGA (it’s yoga, but not) brought to you by Amanda, every morning at a Read more about Day 3: Yellowstone –Fargo, North Dakota[…]