2018-05-14 15:11:07

“It’s Time for Moral Confrontation”: New Poor People’s Campaign Stages Nationwide Civil Disobedience

On Mother’s Day 50 years ago, thousands converged on Washington, D.C., to take up the cause that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been fighting for when he was assassinated on April 4, 1968: the Poor People’s Campaign. A little more than a week after her husband’s memorial service, Coretta Scott King led a march to demand an Economic Bill of Rights that included a guaranteed basic income, full employment and more low-income housing. Half a century later, Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis have launched a new Poor People’s Campaign. Starting today, low-wage workers, clergy and community activists in 40 states are participating in actions and events across the country that will culminate in a mass protest in Washington, D.C., on June 23.

Coretta Scott King Economic Bill of Rights Matin Luther King Jr. Poor People’s Campaign Rev. William Barber William Barber William Barber II

Economy

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Economics of Police Brutality and Racism

The Economics of Police Brutality and Racism

When Capitalism Fails To Save Us From Pandemics Or Itself

When Capitalism Fails To Save Us From Pandemics Or Itself

Rising Up With Sonali

How Big Banks Are Helping Criminals Launder Money

How Big Banks Are Helping Criminals Launder Money

The Thom Hartmann Program

Will Trump's Herd Immunity Strategy Crash the Economy?

Will Trump's Herd Immunity Strategy Crash the Economy?

Rising Up With Sonali

How The Justice System Failed Breonna Taylor

How The Justice System Failed Breonna Taylor

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Economics of Police Brutality and Racism

The Economics of Police Brutality and Racism

The David Pakman Show

Protests Explode Over Breonna Taylor Charges

Protests Explode Over Breonna Taylor Charges

Democracy Now!

"Two Systems of Justice": Jacob Blake's Father on Son's Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter

"Two Systems of Justice": Jacob Blake's Father on Son's Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter

Related

Democracy Now!

"Trump Is Criminality Personified": Rev. William Barber on Protecting the Vote & Mobilizing the Poor

"Trump Is Criminality Personified": Rev. William Barber on Protecting the Vote & Mobilizing the Poor

Takeover

Takeover- Full Documentary

Takeover- Full Documentary

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! 06/25/20

Democracy Now! 06/25/20

Rising Up With Sonali

June 20th Moral March on Washington Takes on Religious Nationalism

June 20th Moral March on Washington Takes on Religious Nationalism