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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson 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 the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

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Buffalo Shows We Must Confront the Right's Racist Propaganda

The state will hold the Buffalo shooting suspect accountable for this act of terror. The politicians and propagandists propagating the lies and the hate surely won't consider themselves responsible.

Jesse Jackson ·


Right-Wing Court's Attack on Abortion Rights Is Call for Mass Revolt

The justices making up the majority are clearly partisans representing a zealous minority. The people must respond with mass action, litigation, legislation, and voter registration.

Jesse Jackson ·


Macron's Win Is the First Step, Now the Real Work Begins

The French, like Americans, have rallied to a centrist candidate to reject the politics of hate and division. But that center will only succeed if fundamental reforms are passed to give working people hope.

Jesse Jackson ·


For War Crimes There Must Be Accountability

The higher the price the Russian military pays in Ukraine, the less likely Putin will be emboldened to repeat his aggression.

Jesse Jackson ·


We Must All Rise Together Against Crimes Fueled by Hate

Asian Americans are not alone when it comes to hate crimes, hate crimes against Black Americans are also up. The Jewish community reported a record number of hate crimes. In Chicago, gay men were the most targeted.

Jesse Jackson ·


Anniversary of Selma Should Remind Americans How Democracy Is Defended

African Americans won the right to vote because we and our allies marched for it, demonstrated for it, were beaten and died to gain it. After Selma, people of conscience demanded that the country live up to its Constitution and its democratic ideals.

Jesse Jackson ·


We Need a Massive Push for Peace in Ukraine—Now

If the war can be stopped, new efforts will be needed to ensure that Europe seeks security not in a new arms race, but in a new effort to build the structures of peace.

Jesse Jackson ·


Avoiding Crisis Between Russia and Ukraine

What’s needed now is for the people of Russia, Europe and the U.S. to make it clear to their leaders that there is no appetite for war or economic recession.

Jesse Jackson ·

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