A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is On The March

By Dr. Liz Theoharis and Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko, Inequality.org. -

Across the United States, poor and dispossessed people cannot wait for our politicians to act. This week, in states including Kansas, Maine, Alabama, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wisconsin, [...]

Over One Million People View Poor People’s Assembly And Moral March On Washington

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org. -

President Trump drew a smaller crowd than he expected for his rally this past Saturday, but that wasn’t the case for the Poor People’s Campaign. Well more than a million people viewed the [...]

Poor People’s Moral Budget: Everybody Has The Right To Live

By Staff, Ips-dc.org -

In April 2018, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival released a Moral Agenda and Declaration of Fundamental Rights. The demands contained within that document present a [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Protesting Emergency Regulation In Frankfort Tuesday

By Becca Schimmel, Wkyufm.org -

The Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign is returning to the state capitol Tuesday to protest a new emergency regulation enacted by Governor Matt Bevin. The new rules require those wanting to assemble [...]

Virginians Show The Real Face Of Poverty

By Saurav Sarkar, Otherwords.org -

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor People’s Campaign: A [...]

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 [...]

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