Welcome

In 2015, for the first time in history, our movements for genuine change will gather in three locations for simultaneous Social Forum convergences.

Some of us will gather in

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 25 through 28, 2015

Jackson, Mississippi - June 24 through 28, 2015

San Jose, California - June 24 through 27, 2015

and we invite you to click on those links to visit the pages for those centers.

In its nearly a decade of existence, the US Social Forum (USSF) has been one of this country's largest and most successful movement building processes: a space for people to come together to develop solutions to the 
economic and ecological crisis and continue building a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and
 changes history.

Michelle Alexander: Roots of Today's Mass Incarceration Crisis Date to Slavery, Jim Crow

Michelle_alexander-new-jim-crow-mass-incarceration-4As the Justice Department sheds new light on the racist criminal justice system in Ferguson, legal scholar Michelle Alexander looks at the historical roots of what she describes as "the new Jim Crow." From mass incarceration to police killings to the drug war, Alexander explores how the crisis is a nationwide issue fac

Noam Chomsky on Life & Love: Still Going at 86, Renowned Dissident is Newly Married

Chomsky-valeria3At the age of 86, Noam Chomsky remains as active as ever in his work as a world-renowned political dissident and pioneering linguist. He has also opened a new chapter in his life, recently celebrating a one-year anniversary with his new wife, Valeria Wasserman Chomsky, his second marriage.

Noam Chomsky: To Deal with ISIS, U.S. Should Own Up to Chaos of Iraq War & Other Radicalizing Acts

IslamicstateWe air the second part of our two-day interview with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. Chomsky is institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years. As Iraq launches an offensive to retake Tikrit and Congress prepares to debate an expansive war powers resolution for U.S.

Chomsky on Cuba: After Decades of U.S. Meddling & "Terrorism," Restoring Ties is Least We Could Do

Noamchomsky3The United States and Cuba have held a second round of talks as part of the effort to restore full diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century. The two sides could reopen embassies in Havana and Washington in time for a regional meeting next month.

Noam Chomsky: As Venezuela Struggles to Fix Economy, U.S. Should Stop Trying to Undermine Its Gov't

NicolasmaduroTensions are growing between the United States and Venezuela as the government of President Nicolás Maduro grapples with an economic crisis and a right-wing opposition calling for his removal from office. Venezuela has announced the arrest of an unspecified number of Americans on charges of espionage, new restrictions on the number of U.S.

Chomsky on Snowden & Why NSA Surveillance Doesn't Stop Terror While the U.S. Drone War Creates It

EdwardsnowdenWorld-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky discusses why National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden should be welcomed back to the United States as a hero and why those who authorized the government surveillance he exposed should be on trial, not him.

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