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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

US Social Forum: More photos by Brita Brookes

US Social Forum Detroit 2010: Indigenous Peoples at the opening ceremony and march today, Tuesday, June 22. Photos by Brita Brookes published with permission.
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US Social Forum Detroit Photos by Brita Brookes

Photos by Brita Brookes. US Social Forum Detroit Opening March 2010. Photos published with permission:

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Thousands of people connected to social, political and labor groups from around the country walked down Woodward Avenue in Detroit on Tuesday in the opening march of the US Social Forum convention. The convention, which runs through Saturday at Cobo Center, was expected to draw 11,000 people. The marchers carried banners and signs dealing with the environment, unemployment, immigration and labor issues. "We want to make a stand for all conditions for all people to be better," said Joan Jacobs of Port Huron, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Nation, based in Harbor Springs. She was marching dressed in a traditional buckskin dress with beadwork. Accompanying her was her daughter Marcy McDonald, 30, of Shelby Township and two granddaughters Julie McDonald, 4, and Aubrie, 9. Read article ...

RAW VIDEO: Indigenous lead opening march at US Social Forum
Watch raw video from Earthcycles: March include Indigenous Environmental Network, Navajos with banner, 'Respect Navajo Ban on Uranium Mining,' and AIM song;

Photos US Social Forum Detroit by Orin Langelle

Photos US Social Forum Detroit by Orin Langelle. Published with permission:

USSF Opening March Photo Essay
Global Justice Ecology Project is attending and presenting at the US

Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan this week. All of the photos are by Orin Langelle unless otherwise noted.
Stay tuned to this blog for more updates, photos and reports from the US Social Forum throughout the week on GJEP's blog Climate Connections.
On Saturday, we will have another photo essay from a direct action at the Detroit incinerator, which is the largest in the U.S.
Orin Langelle
Global Justice Ecology Project

Earthcycles Live at US Social Forum Detroit

Indigenous Environmental Network at US Social Forum Detroit, Tuesday evening.

Webcam chat at Ustream

US Social Forum Live/Free Speech TV

LIVE COVERAGE FROM FREE SPEECH TV             Photo by Orin Langelle

First Nations Dancers, Navajo 'Longest Walk' song and George Martin, Ojibwe, opened US Social Forum in Detroit on Tuesday afternoon.
Watch live coverage above from Free Speech TV.

UPDATE: Freedom Caravan Arrives in Detroit
UPDATE: Indigenous Alliance Without Borders at US Social Forum
By Jose Matus, Yaqui, director
The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) invited the Alainza Indigena Sin Fronteras to participate in the United States Social Forum in Detroit, June 22 - 26, 2010. There is an estimated 20,000 people from all over the country and internationally that have come together to share their work, information and build networks and coalitions of solidarity in promoting human rights, economic justice and environmental justice.
The Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras will be networking with other indigenous and non-indigenous organiztions in promoting the work of Alianza Indigena. The Alianza Indigena is scheduled to conduct workshops on Southern Indigenous Border Justice & Anti-Immigrant Legislation and impact on Indigenous Peoples. Will participate in the US Social Forum March of Solidarity in Downtown Detroit - Indigenous Peoples will lead the March
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES -AUGUST 9 : Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras and Nuestra Voz will co-sponsor a Community Event on Monday, August 9, 2010 for The International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples! Mark Your Calendar - Save the Date - Details Soon to Follow.

UPDATE: Briefing by Bolivian Ambassador Pablo Solon 'Cochabamba to Cancun'
Dear friends,
As some of you will be attending the US Social Forum in Detroit, MI, we will like to invite you at a briefing where Ambassador Pablo Solon will do an update on the negotiations on climate change.
It will also be a great opportunity to gather people who went to the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba and those who couldn't go but are interest in the subject.
The information for the event is as follows:
WHAT: Briefing by Ambassador Solon "From Cochabamba to Cancun"
WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 12:00pm
WHERE: Detroit, MI Cobo Hall, room TBD (email will follow with the room number)
Please share this information with others! Hope to see you all there!
Mariana Grundy
Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia