2018-06-15 14:56:22

Rev. William Barber: U.S. Policies on Healthcare, Poverty Are Immoral & a Threat to Democracy

The release of the U.N. report on extreme poverty in the United States comes amid a nationwide, weeks-long direct action campaign known as the new Poor People’s Campaign, aimed at fighting poverty and racism in the United States. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested around the country since the campaign began in March, 50 years after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. launched the first Poor People’s Campaign. DN! speaks with Reverend Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the new Poor People’s Campaign.

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