Why I Got Arrested This Summer (And You Should, Too)

By Saurav Sarkar, Otherwords.org -

In his famous essay “On Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau explained why he went to jail in 1846. He said he refused to pay taxes to a government that was pursuing the extension of slavery. [...]

Reflections On The Poor People’s Campaign; Returning After 50 Years

Fifty years have passed since I was a volunteer physician taking care of the PPC marchers who came across the country and the bridges into the District. They camped in the rain and mud to [...]

Thousands Marching With Poor People’s Campaign Prevented From Entering Capitol Grounds

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, DC Media Group -

Thousands of people protesting systemic racism and poverty marched to the Capitol on Saturday but were barred from entering the grounds by U.S. Capitol Police. A long line of officers blocked the [...]

“Stop The War! Feed The Poor!”: March By Poor People’s Campaign Ends With Arrests In DC

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Organized by Rev. Drs. William Barber and Liz Theoharis, the movement takes inspiration from a campaign of the same name launched 50 years ago by Martin Luther King, Jr. Through a series of [...]

How Rich Are The Ultra Rich?

By Josh Hoxie, Other Words. -

Nearly seven years ago — I know, wow — the Occupy Wall Street movement began highlighting the divide between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. Since then, it’s become common knowledge [...]

Resurrection City II Evicted From Dupont Circle Park

By John Zangas, DC Media Group -

U.S. Park Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers forced a protest encampment at Dupont Circle to disband Monday evening. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign set up the [...]

Truthdig Correspondent Michael Nigro Arrested While Covering Poor People’s Campaign in Missouri

By Michael Nigro, Truthdig.com -

In its fifth week of action, the Poor People’s Campaign is demonstrating in more than 30 cities under the theme “Everybody’s Got the Right to Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, [...]

Poor People-Led Poor People’s Campaign Comes To Washington, DC

By John Zangas and Anne Meador, DCmediagroup.us -

An advocate for the poor and homeless was arrested today at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) while attempting to speak with Secretary Ben Carson. Federal Protective Services [...]

Poor-Led People’s Campaign Marches To Resurrect Resurrection City

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City, poor and houseless people marched from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to [...]

Poor People’s March To Arrive In DC, Set Up Resurrection City

By Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign, Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s March on Washington. This effort, organized by Martin Luther King, Jr., united poor people from around the United [...]

Black Alliance For Peace Calls On Congressional Black Caucus And Leadership Of Poor People’s Campaign To Demand The Dismantling U.S. African Command (AFRICOM)

By Staff, Blackallianceforpeace.com -

On May 25, African Liberation Day, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) called on the United States government to dismantle the U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) and withdraw all U.S. forces from the [...]

Hundreds Arrested Nationwide As Poor People’s Campaign Demands ‘End To The War Economy’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

"We have a long history of wars against other people, mostly people of color, around the world. It's time we stopped calling it the Defense Department and started calling it what it is: the [...]

Arrests At Poor People’s Campaign Rally Inside Pa. Capitol

By Dan Gleiter, Pennlive.com -

Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival protesters were arrested inside the Pennsylvania state Capitol in Harrisburg. Twenty-four people were arrested as part of the organized [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Rallies & Mass Arrests Across The Country

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The Poor People's Campaign kicked off 40 days of civil resistance calling for a new economy where workers have a wage "commensurate for the 21st-century economy," everyone has healthcare through [...]

Barber Sermon On Militarism Reveals Philosophical & Political Limitations Of The Poor Peoples Campaign

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

The 70 minute lecture on militarism by the Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor Peoples Campaign earlier this month is no small thing both for who was talking, and for what was said. The [...]

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