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 [...]

Bring Back May Day

By Saurav Sarkar, Otherwords.org -

Most of the world recognizes May 1 — May Day — as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing. At an event last [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Training Attacked By Pepper Spray

By Chris Klint, Ktva.com -

Several members of a left-leaning political group meeting in Spenard say they were sickened and temporarily blinded Saturday afternoon, after police say a man filled the room with pepper spray. [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Gears Up For Mother’s Day Launch

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org -

I am not speaking about the poor. I am not speaking for the poor. I am the poor.” Claudia De la Cruz was speaking at an April 10 press briefing in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Poor People’s [...]

The Souls Of Poor Folk

By Staff, Ips-dc.org -

The Souls of Poor Folk is an assessment of the conditions today and trends of the past 50 years in the United States. In 1967 and 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., alongside a multiracial [...]

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