Posts Tagged: social forum

Soccer fun at the US Social Forum

At the United States Social Forum in Detroit, members of the Poverty Initiative as well as the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Picture the Homeless, and NESRI rallied for a solidarity soccer game, as a sign of solidarity with the struggles of the South African poor, in particular the Abahlali baseMjondolo, who are fighting displacement caused by the World Cup.

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An Agrarian Vision: When Work and Place Jive

From an agrarian point of view, the Exodus was a movement from the flat, easily tillable land of Egypt to “the narrow and precariously balanced ecological niche that is the hill country of ancient Judah and Samaria.” The people of Israel had to re-make their economic life to conform to a landscape that allowed “only the slightest margin for negligence, ignorance, or error.”

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