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Joining the June 18 March on Washington Is a Moral Imperative

George Gresham Amsterdam News
The June 18 march will “be a generationally transformative declaration of the power of poor and low-wealth people and our moral allies to say that this system is killing all of us and we can’t…we won’t…WE REFUSE TO BE SILENT ANYMORE.”

Honor King by Setting Living Wage

William P. Jones and Peter Rickman Postcrescent.com
As our nation celebrates King’s life, we would do well by his legacy to embrace his powerful vision of economic justice.

Friday Nite Videos -- September 6, 2013

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Sir Archibald Mapsalot III. OUR Walmart Theme Song. Defined Lines (Feminist Parody). Just Another Cog in the Machine. NASCAR Fans: Marijuana Is Safer. Our Generation in Two Minutes.

Our Generation in Two Minutes #OurMarch

Director of Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew and leader of United We Dream Sofia Campos were ready to represent their generation at the commemorative events of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Here's what they didn't get to say. Tweet your responses to #OurMarch, #MarchOn and #MOW50.

Tidbits - September 5, 2013

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Reader Comments: NBC Nightly News Report - Grassroots Opposition to Military Action Against Syria; AFL-CIO and ILWU; March on Washington; 40th anniversary of Chile coup; Announcements: No one should die for fashion - Sept 6-New York; Veterans For Peace Speak Out-New York-Sept 9; #femfuture Retreat-Oct. 20 - 22 - Rhinebeck, NY - Scholarships Available; Sept 21st: Draw the Line against Keystone XL; Chilean posters-1970-73 Exhibit-New York-Sept. 23; STOP WARS - Yard sign

Food Workers Strike 60 Cities, Largest Food Strike in History Links Civil and Economic Rights

Laura Clawson, Josh Eidelson, Harold Meyerson
The problem over the last thirty or forty years is the declining bargaining power for workers. And the question is, how do we reconstruct bargaining power for workers?" That's what organizers of today's strike are out to do. Workers say they've already achieved some incremental store-specific victories - it's too soon to say if they'll succeed. But they're already drawing near-unparalleled attention from local and national media, and the rest of the labor movement.
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