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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shoved back by Mississippi patrolmen during the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson (Photo: Underwood Archives/Getty Images) Views
The Part About MLK Many White People Don’t Like to Talk About
Dr. King was widely disliked for his message of liberation for oppressed people in this country—Black people, Brown people, Native people, all poor people
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'Preaching Is More Than Words': Rev. William J. Barber II Delivers Soaring Sermon in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
"To preach is to see the people who are crying out and the systems that are crushing them. It is to say, 'Somebody's hurting my people and it's gone on far too long and we won't be quiet and inactive anymore.' It is to do something about it. It is to join with others who are doing something about...
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How's about you all get together and fight like hell to keep this gombeen off the federal bench. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Views
Thomas Farr Is a Hack Too Far
Thomas Farr, an ambitious vote suppressor, was nominated for a spot on the federal bench
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Republican attorney Thomas Farr speaking on Sept. 20,2017 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Screengrab: C-Span) News
Call Your Senators Now, Say Civil Rights Groups, to Stop 'Vote Suppressor-in-Chief' From Getting Lifetime Federal Judge Seat
Thomas Farr, who worked for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms, would be a threat to voting rights and worker rights, the groups charge.
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We Have Movement Work To Do
If more registered voters—more young people, more people of color, more poor people, more women, more immigrants and students and workers and activists—had voted, things might be just a bit better. That's our real challenge.
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Bev Jackson signs up volunteers for door-to-door campaigning outside of the event featuring Oprah Winfrey and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at the Cobb Civic Center on Nov. 1, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. (Photo:Jessica McGowan / Getty Images) Views
Trump's Racism Can't Win Elections. Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Can.
It is time to fight for the heart of our democracy, and to elect those who can reconstruct its basic infrastructure
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Often voters don’t discover they’ve been purged until they try to cast a ballot, and then it’s usually too late.(Photo: Steve Cup) Views
How Voter Suppression Imperils the Midterms
Blue wavers may find it harder to cast a ballot this fall, due to a counter-wave of policies meant to suppress the Democratic-leaning votes of the poor, the young, and minorities
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 A young woman covers her mouth in protest across from Senator Susan Collins office in Portland, Maine while Collins announced her decison to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. (Photo: Jenna McGuire/Common Dreams) News
Explosion of Anger, Promises to Oust Her in 2020 After Susan Collins Says "Yes" to Brett Kavanaugh
"Women in this nation will remember this. We will all remember this."
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A protester celebrating President Barack Obama’s decision to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2015. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Seeing Red? Think Blue
Election day is just one day in the political calendar: if you care about climate change or medical care or mass incarceration, all the other days are just as important, because it’s then that you build the movements that really shift the Z eitgeist
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"Clearly the needed shift won’t be initiated by the Republican or Democratic leaders in Congress; it must come from Americans who make their voices heard." (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Views
Climb Down From the Summit of Hostile Propaganda
Contempt for diplomacy with Russia is now extreme
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