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Notes from USSF Collective Peoples Movement Assembly

August 27, 2010 by NARJHR  
Filed under Racial Justice News, Uncategorized

United States Social Forum follow-up

Delivering on the follow through initiative to build the alliance of peoples’ movements and struggles we initiated at the US Social Forum.

Attached are notes from our collective session on Friday, June 25th.

To reiterate, the preliminary agreements we established were as follows:

1.      To produce a joint statement about the need to build an anti-racist, anti-imperialist struggle in the US

2.      To establish a process for maintaining communication and coordination between our movements and struggles

3.      Call for an national anti-racist, anti-imperialist convergence in 2011 or 2012

To execute these agreements, we are organizing a national conference call Wednesday, August 18th.

A suggestion we would like to pose to all of you, that we hope to discuss in detail on the national call, is the centralization of this initiative within the National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights (NARJHR). NARJHR is a formation of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) initiated by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Black Workers for Justice, Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights, and others to advance a radical human rights agenda to address issues of racial justice and national oppression. Comprehensively, NARJHR would seek to address the following issues and struggles:

●     Indigenous sovereignty

●     Colonial occupation (Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, etc.)

●     Racial Profiling

●     Police Brutality

●     Mass Incarceration

●     Immigration

●     Workers Rights

●     Economic Justice

●     Gender and Reproductive Justice

●     Environmental Racism

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As outlined, the NARJHR addresses most of the pertinent issues of our peoples’ movements and social struggles. We believe that our organizations and movements can and should stand as the core of this Alliance, and work with USHRN to build it and advance its agenda.

If you or your organization would like to participate on this call and join the listserve being constructed to facilitate ongoing communication and coordination please email Kali Akuno at kakuno@ushrnetwork.org.

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