The US Social Forum: Building from the Bottom Up
The article deals with the 2007 U.S. Social Forum (USSF). It particularly looks at the historical significance of the USSF. It argues that the USSF signified a turning point in both the emerging social movements within the U.S. and perhaps the global social forum process as well. It then discusses the salient characteristics of the USSF. It also traces how the USSF was organized by a sector of grassroots organizations largely overlooked in national politics.