Over 10,000 March in Detroit to Open US Social Forum

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Democracy Now!
June 23, 2010

Thousands of people from across the country marched through Detroit Tuesday afternoon to kick off the opening ceremony of the US Social Forum. The colorful, joyous, and sometimes raucous procession down Detroit’s Woodward Avenue included social movements and community organizations struggling for justice on everything from healthcare, the environment, fair trade, labor solidarity, immigrant rights, and racial profiling to Palestine solidarity, ending the wars, police brutality, and the devastating impact of the recession on people’s lives and sense of security. [includes rush transcript]

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on Jun 24, 2010

“I’m marching for my children, because I don’t think the world is going to be a nice place if we keep doing what we’re doing right now. The world’s a mess. In Detroit in particular you have something like 50% unemployment.” — U.S. Social Forum attendee

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