top
US
US
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Thousands take the streets to kick-off US Social Forum in Atlanta, GA

by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist (lori [at] couragetoresist.org)
ATLANTA (June 27, 2007) - Thousands braved the sweltering heat of Atlanta, GA to kick-off the first ever United States Social Forum marching behind the banner "Another World is Possible; Another U.S. is Necessary." It is estimated that almost 10,000 people registered for the forum making it one of largest working gatherings of US social justice movements in recent history.
1-militaryout-ussf-march.jpg
§"People's Freedom Caravan"
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
2-freedomcaravan-ussf-march.jpg
§Laughter is Possible
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
3-laughter-ussf-march.jpg
§Fernando Suarez del Solar (right), Hashmeya Mohsen al Hussein and Rev. Kenneth Glasgow
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
4-fernado-ussf-march.jpg
Fernando Suarez del Solar (left), father of Jesus Alberto a US Marine killed in Iraq, Hashmeya Mohsen al Hussein (center), President of the Iraq Electrical Utility Workers and Rev. Kenneth Glasgow (right), founder of The Ordinary People Society (T.O.P.S.) help to lead opening march of the first ever U.S. Social Forum.
§King Coal
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
5-kingcoal-ussf-march.jpg
§Stop the Privitazation of the Gulf Coast!
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
6-gulfcoast-ussf-march.jpg
Over 500 community members from the Gulf Coast region traveled to the US Social Forum.
§Puppets join crowd in downtown Atlanta
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
7-usout-ussf-march.jpg
§Brass band keeps the crowd lively
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
8-horns-ussf-march.jpg
§No Layoffs!
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
9-afscme-ussf-march.jpg
§Don't Close Grady Hospital!
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
10-grady-ussf-march.jpg
Community member protesting the proposal to privatize Atlanta's ONLY public hospital, Grady Hospital.
§No Person is Illegal
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
11-nooneisillegal-ussf-march.jpg
§Indigenous Contingent helps lead the march
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
12-indigenouscontingent-ussf-march.jpg
§Protect Sacred Sites
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
13-protectsafesites-ussf-march.jpg
§S.F.'s "Heads Up Collective" joins the march
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
14-headsup-ussf-march.jpg
§March leaves behind the State (well, the State Capitol Building)
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
15lead-capitol-ussf-march.jpg
§Sun Puppet brightens the day
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
16-sunpuppet-ussfmarch.jpg
§"Jobs with Justice!"
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
17-jobswithjustice-ussf-march.jpg
§"A.C.O.R.N."
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
18-acorn-ussf-march.jpg
§Puppet becomes the heart of the march
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
19-puppet-ussf-march.jpg
§"Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)"
by Lori Hurlebaus, Courage to Resist
20-fflic-ussf-march.jpg
Add Your Comments
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
TITLE
AUTHOR
DATE
Margaret L. Albert
Tue, Jul 10, 2007 3:54AM
Chris Crass
Fri, Jul 6, 2007 12:32AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

$60.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network