It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.
The displacement of local seeds with GMOs, and the violent dislocation of peasant communities to make way for industrial plantations in the Global South are not far removed from the urban realities of Detroit.
Detroit was not an accidental choice for the U.S. Social Forum. It is a city in the midst of a rebirth from the bottom up, and the organizers knew this well when they chose Detroit for the second USSF.