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Recognizing Working Class Pain 'That Doesn't Make CNN,' Sanders and Rev. Barber Call for Building Truly Moral Economy
"A moral economy is one that says, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, all of our people should be able to live with dignity and security."
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“We are here. And we’re ready to take over. Because we may not run the United States, but we make it run. And we are ready to shut it down with our bodies.”(Photo: AP/Gerry Broome) Views
A New Poor People’s Campaign Is Gearing Up to Launch on Mother's Day
A major new report makes the case for a 'fusion movement' against systemic racism, poverty and inequality, militarism and the war economy, and ecological devastation.
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Decrying System That Favors 'War and the Wealthy,' Poor People's Campaign Unveils Agenda to Combat Poverty, Racism, and Militarism
"The Democrats talk about the middle class. The Republicans talk about the military. No one's talking about the poor."
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"50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, the same racial injustices still confront the nation." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign/Twitter) Views
Radical New Leaders Are Reviving Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign
The movement looks to rebuild the cross-racial civil rights alliance that disintegrated during a half-century of counter-revolution. Their radical vision is more necessary than ever.
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We Kept On Going
The last march. Photographer unknown. An unfathomable 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - yes we remember it - workers, protesters, and social justice advocates led by the stalwart likes of Rev. Dr. William Barber and his new Poor People's Campaign continue to fight King's...
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“The way we deal with economic precariat is to discipline the poor. We try to cajole the private sector to deal with problems” he said. “This hasn’t worked for the past 40 years.” (Photo: Michael Vadon/Flickr/cc) Views
Cable TV Ignores Inequality; Here’s How to Get Around It
“What I would say to our friends in the corporate media is start paying attention to the millions of people who are struggling economically every single day. Let’s talk about that issue.”
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'Insane': NRA Wins Again as Florida Law to Stop School Shootings Includes More Guns in Schools
"So why would such dangerous proposal end up in a package that's meant to protect kids from gun violence? The answer is obvious: it's the gun lobby."
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#FightFor15: Fast Food Workers Stage Rallies Across Country, Demanding Living Wage and Union Rights
The average fast food worker earns too little to afford a two-bedroom rental apartment in every U.S. state
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We Shall Overcome
During Black History Month, and year-round, we can teach our children the musical history of the Underground Railroad and the civil rights movement. This history can inspire them to pursue peace and justice.
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Fight for $15 and Rev. Barber Announce Fast-Food Worker Strike for Racial Justice and Voting Rights
On the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers' march in Memphis, labor advocates and the new People's Poor Campaign will come together across the South
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