First Day at the Social Forum in Atlanta

What a warm day it was! Good thing I’m used to New Orleans weather. Seemed like people’s energy petered out after the march, which extended far and wide, perhaps nearly 10k and with lots of enthusiasm and chanting, of course, though no particular agenda or direct action element. That is disappointing when you have the opportunity with such a great number of folks congregated in one place for a unifying conference. No sit in at a multinational? No counter recruitment shutdown? No creating a human blockade on major streets with privileged white folks on the front lines before homeless people of color? Despite my energy and excitement for this forum, why is the United States all talk and no action these days? A friend of mine who went to the G8 in Germany spoke of such actions, why not here? Aren’t we opposing the same forces?

Here is a perfect example from a local magazine, The Atlanta Progressive, that I’ll be reflecting on as the forum closes and afterward.

But this is what I wrote of the day for New Orleans Indymedia. I’ll (hopefully) be posting a small bit every day of the forum and then a wrap-up.

Published in: on June 28, 2007 at 12:18 am  Leave a Comment  

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