By Jose G. Moreno, RPMA Media Team
Day One: Is “Another World Possible” within the U.S. Empire?
(Detroit, Michigan) Today over 10,000 people marched through the streets of downtown Detroit protesting the imperialist, colonialist, and capitalist methodologies of the US Empire. The USSF 2010 is taking place at Cobo Hall and Hart Plaza, just overlooking the Detroit River and Canada. All of this week people from around the US and the World will gather in the heart of the northern borderlands.
Why Detroit? Since the late 1960s, Detroit has been affected by the white fight. In the aftermath of the “New Detroit Plan of 1968,” people left the city and moved into the suburbs due to cultural fear and economical problems. This political development of the post-1960s left Detroit with vacant buildings, homes, and a high employment rate. In the last 20 years, the city of Detroit has become one of the worst economic places to live in the US Empire.
What happens to Detroit? This city was one of the largest automobile and industrial capital of the world! Today, Detroit is known as a war zone, there are more vacant homes and buildings than any other urban city in the US Empire. Now is there “Another World Possible” in the future of Detroit. I think the only way to organize “Another World” in Detroit and elsewhere is to taken on a counter-hegemonic, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, and anti-colonialist approach against the US Empire.
I hope this week USSF 2010 will provide problem-solving solutions to the social and political problems within and outside of the US Empire.
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