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As Dr. King Understood, The Right to Vote Is Both a Moral and a Practical Imperative

The battle before us is a "now or never" fight for democracy in this nation.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·

'No Celebration Without Legislation': King Family Leads Voting Rights MarchandreaJan 17, 2022
Yolanda Renee King, Arndrea Waters King, and Martin Luther King III lead the annual D.C. Peace Walk: Change Happens with Good Hope and a Dream across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for Dr. Martin Luther King Day on January 17, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
"I will not accept empty promises in pursuit of my father's dream," said Martin Luther King III.

Time for AG Garland to Create Corporate Crime Database

To properly face the major threats posed by corporate crime, it is important that the Department have more specific and timely ways to measure the incidence and severity of corporate crime.

Ralph Nader ·

Eight New Year's Resolutions for NPR to Consider Now

Almost 51 years later, NPR is now funded heavily by national corporations, with its local affiliates soliciting local business advertisements.

Ralph Nader ·

Half of Mail-In Ballot Requests Rejected in Key Texas County

Democracy defenders contend that Texas' newly enacted restrictions on mail-in ballots are part of a nationwide pattern of Republican efforts to disenfranchise minority voters.

Brett Wilkins ·

Inspired by Bernie Movement, Starbucks Workers Gain Steam

"It looks like Starbucks workers are ready for an economic, political, and social revolution," said a top advisor for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Julia Conley ·

Activist Pressure Pauses Newark Fracked Gas Project

Environmental justice campaigner Maria Lopez-Nuñez stressed the need find an alternative to the proposed power plant that "does not hurt the lungs of our children and in no way contributes to climate change."

Brett Wilkins ·

Wisconsin Judge Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Unlawful

The decision, said one critic, "underscores the imperative of a voting rights legislation that ensures the freedom to vote is protected nationally."

Andrea Germanos ·

Food-Price Inflation Hits Poorest the Hardest

Food-price inflation has more complex causes than other price increases, and addressing it effectively requires a different set of strategies. But rich-country governments are not sufficiently discussing them, and the world's poor are continuing to suffer as a result.

Jayati Ghosh ·

Democrats Ready Final Push for Voting Rights—Did They Act Too Late?

Many activists have criticized Biden for waiting so long to prioritize voting rights and use his power to pressure congressional lawmakers.

Benjamin Barber ·

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