U.S. Poor Rally Solidarity Soccer Game for South African Poor

US Poor Rally Solidarity Soccer Game

As the World Cup draws to completion in South Africa, the social movements of the Poor People's Alliance continue to face off against the governing elite's escalation of harassment, displacement, repression and the violation of their human right to housing. Some of NESRI’s partners and allies (including Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Picture the Homeless, and Poverty Initiative) who attended the recent U.S. Social Forum in Detroit rallied a solidarity soccer game, as a sign of solidarity with the South African grassroots, in particular the Abahlali baseMjondolo and the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign who visited the United States in 2009. The poor of the US have found common cause and inspiration with the poor of South Africa in their creative struggles and visions for a better world. See photos from the solidarity soccer game.