150,000 bring Poor People’s Campaign demands to D.C.: “We won’t be silent” / by Mark Gruenberg

Members of the Communist Party contingent at the Poor People’s Campaign mass mobilization in Washington, June 18. WASHINGTON—Demanding an “end to policy murder” that slams poor and low-wealth people, Poor People’s Campaign Co-Chair the Rev. William Barber II and more than 150,000 allies took to the streets of the nation’s capital in a mass rallyContinue reading “150,000 bring Poor People’s Campaign demands to D.C.: “We won’t be silent” / by Mark Gruenberg”

“Fight poverty, not the poor!”: Thousands rally in Washington DC / by Tanupriya Singh

Photo: AP Labor unions, civil society and religious groups joined the Poor People’s Campaign on June 18 to demand justice and redressal for the 140 million people in the US facing poverty and growing insecurity The Poor People’s Campaign organized a massive rally in Washington DC on June 18. Photo: Rev. Dr. William J. BarberContinue reading ““Fight poverty, not the poor!”: Thousands rally in Washington DC / by Tanupriya Singh”

Rev. Barber says capitalism has failed, new politics needed / by Mark Gruenberg

Bishop William Barber spoke to People’s World ahead of his departure for a Vatican conference on building coalitions among religious communities hosted by Pope Francis. | AP photos “Interlocking fusion movements, regardless of faith” are needed to unite and help lift the world’s billions of poor and low-wealth people, Bishop the Rev. William Barber II,Continue reading “Rev. Barber says capitalism has failed, new politics needed / by Mark Gruenberg”

Juneteenth 2022: Demanding a Third Radical Reconstruction of U.S. capitalism / by John Bachtell

The Revs. William Barber and Liz Theoharis at the head of a march led by the Poor People’s Campaign. | Poor People’s Campaign Tens of thousands are descending on Washington, D.C. for the historic, multiracial “Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.” The march occurs during the Juneteenth Holiday weekend and the growing battleContinue reading “Juneteenth 2022: Demanding a Third Radical Reconstruction of U.S. capitalism / by John Bachtell”

Today’s Poor People’s Campaign carries on MLK’s fight for economic justice / by Cameron Orr

Participants in the southern leg of the original Poor People’s Campaign march through Atlanta, May 10, 1968. The group was on its way to Washington, D.C. On June 18th this year, today’s Poor People’s Campaign will again bring a message of economic justice, voting rights, and anti-racism to the nation’s capital. | AP Co-chaired byContinue reading “Today’s Poor People’s Campaign carries on MLK’s fight for economic justice / by Cameron Orr”

Buses filling up nationwide for June 18 Poor People’s Campaign D.C. march / by Cameron Orr

A bus filled with marchers by the original Poor People’s Campaign bus in 1968. Today’s modern Poor People’s Campaign is again bringing people from around the country to march on the nation’s capital on June 18. | Robert Houston / Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Across the country, spots on busesContinue reading “Buses filling up nationwide for June 18 Poor People’s Campaign D.C. march / by Cameron Orr”

Unions back Poor People’s Campaign, renew demand for Biden meeting / by Mark Gruenberg

Rev. William Barber addresses a June 6th press conference. | Steve Pavey / Kairos Center for Religions, Rights & Social Justice via Poor People’s Campaign. WASHINGTON—Leaders of the Service Employees, AFSCME, and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA are throwing their weight behind the Poor People’s Campaign’s demand—again—that Democratic President Joe Biden sit down with membersContinue reading “Unions back Poor People’s Campaign, renew demand for Biden meeting / by Mark Gruenberg”

In Memphis, Poor People’s Campaign demands ‘resurrection’ of MLK’s vision / by Mark Gruenberg

Poor People’s Campaign on the march in Memphis. | @unitethepoor via Twitter MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Wending its way towards its March on Washington on June 18, the new Poor People’s Campaign stopped May 22 in Memphis to demand “resurrection” of causes the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., fought for—including workers’ rights. Speaking literally in front of theContinue reading “In Memphis, Poor People’s Campaign demands ‘resurrection’ of MLK’s vision / by Mark Gruenberg”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”