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The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis visited with individuals and families at the US/Mexico Border as a part of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival on October 23, 2017. Views
We Need A Moral Movement
In our travels to more than 32 states, we bore personal witness to the extreme poverty and systemic inequality that plague the world’s wealthiest democracy.
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Open Letter From Moral Activists To Senator Mitch McConnell In Regards To Tax Reform
Today, we are serving notice that we will not remain silent while the basic institutions of our democracy are undermined.
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Visitors listen to a "living history interpreter," in the old Jerusalem exhibit at the Museum of the Bible which opened to the public on Nov. 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Once Again, the Right Hijacks That Old-Time Religion
A new museum in Washington reminds us that the Good Book is subject to interpretation — and abuse.
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Democracy at Risk in These Perilous and Trumpian Times
We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered. What happens next is up to you and me.
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Check Your White Privilege?
A significant question facing progressives today is whether the use of the term "white privilege" helps or hurts building the kind of solidarity needed to promote racial justice and reverse runaway inequality.
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Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Activist Harry Belafonte Goes to the Library
"A library is a place for people to come together, to learn about their world and explore new ideas," said Belafonte, "things I've tried to do my entire life."
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Barber is on a 15-state public event tour to address issues of systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation. News
Rev. Barber: Systematic Racialized Voter Suppression is the "Election Hacking" the U.S. Must Address
"It is amazing to me that we’re having a conversation about Russian hacking, but we’re not having a conversation about racialized voter suppression, which is systemic racism, which is a tool of white nationalism."
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Demonstrators participating in the Poor People's March at Lafayette Park and on Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C., on June 18, 1968. Views
What A Revived Poor People’s Campaign Needs To Do In The Trump Era
For the new movement to gain national traction, it will need to draw in poor and working-class Whites.
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 "Trump’s efforts are rooted in his own need to avoid humiliation, but voter suppression is nothing new for the Republican Party." Views
Trump’s War on Voters Has a Long History: We Need a Grassroots Voting-Rights Movement to Fight Back
Trump and his minions have ramped up the attack, but the "voter fraud" myth goes back to the GOP's attack on ACORN
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Now Is The Time For Prophetic Moral Action
On Thursday, July 13 th , Senate Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the latest version of his last ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, whatever the cost. In obedience to Jeremiah 22, which says that God’s messengers must go to the seat of power and challenge the abuse of power, I led a...
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