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Americas Social Forum 2008 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Report from the Americas Social Forum

October 12 is an important day for Indigenous social struggles throughout the Americas. Previously celebrated as the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival, indigenous peoples now commemorate it as a day of resistance. Building on this symbolism, nearly 10,000 people gathered at the Americas Social Forum in Guatemala to demand social and economic justice for indigenous and all peoples in the hemisphere. We now go to Marc Becker and Jeff Juris in Guatemala City.

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