“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”

Martin Luther King Jr Dreamed of a Society Without Poverty. We Can Achieve It / by Jeffrey Nall

Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Montgomery, Alabama, May 1956. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images) Martin Luther King Jr once said that there’s “nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American citizen.” Decades after his assassination, we can realize his vision of an economicallyContinue reading “Martin Luther King Jr Dreamed of a Society Without Poverty. We Can Achieve It / by Jeffrey Nall”

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”