Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an African-American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:18pm
From War to Peace: Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force in Syria
The President’s remarks reflect the extraordinary events unfolding in the last two days that demonstrate that forceful diplomacy – not military force – should guide international efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 1:37pm
Message to NATO: We Need Smarter Kids, Not More Smart Bombs
Chicago is girding for the opening of the NATO Summit on May 20. The ministers and heads of state will be greeted by a rich array of protests, marches, events and counter-summits. Security is already tight near the conference center, and tensions are building.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:58pm
In Hard Times, Democracy More Important Than Ever
Is democracy a luxury good in America, discarded when the going gets rough? Apparently Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder thinks so. In Michigan, Detroit and other cities have hit the wall. The Great Recession has devastated city finances. Everyone agrees tough steps are needed.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:06am
Electorate Suffers from a PAC Attack
‘Newt Gingrich has more baggage than the airlines.” Romney is akin to “big spending liberals.” Beware of “smooth talking politicians.” In Iowa, after a breather for Christmas, voters are once more being deluged with attack ads 24/7 that go after whoever is leading in the polls.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 8:40am
We Ignore Poverty, But It Is On the Rise
Poor people are invisible in our nation’s capital. Republicans defend the affluent, calling them “job creators,” Democrats champion the middle class and those boldest stand with “working families.” The poor go without mention.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 1:01pm
Martin Luther King’s Legacy: Nonviolence is Not Surrender
The memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King opened on the Mall in Washington. Dr. King will take his place with Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The monument features a 30-foot figure of Dr. King, hewn from granite, looking forward and very stern. This is the look of a man of action whose work is not done. That is its power.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 8:54am
It's Time for Nation to Stand Together for Jobs, Education
In Washington this Saturday, I will join tens of thousands of Americans to march for jobs, justice and education. The march is called together under the banner of One Nation: Working Together , a large coalition of more than 400 organizations.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:46am
Let's Give Congress Our Marching Orders
Will the U.S. once more sacrifice economic justice at home for war abroad? Dr. King used to say that the bombs dropped over Vietnam exploded in America's cities. The war on poverty was lost in those jungles. And now? The war in Afghanistan is now in its eighth year. Vice President Joe Biden told "This Week" that our policy is "going to work," but "all of this is just beginning. And we knew it was going to be a tough slog," so "it's much too premature to make a judgment" about how we are faring.
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