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The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

William J. Barber, Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
Thanks to years of hyper militarization, American police departments are recreating our global war zones here at home. With these weapons on our streets, our history of structural racism becomes that much deadlier.

Tidbits - Feb. 6, 2020 - Reader Comments: Guilty -Not Impeached; Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

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Reader Comments: Guilty But Not Impeached; Bernie Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing Workers; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

Tidbits - Jan. 30, 2020 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; 'Deal of the Century; Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr; Anti-Semitism on Rise; Germany; Israel - Living by Occupation and the Sword; Charlie Chaplin and Flint Sit-Down Strike; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; 'Deal of the Century; Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr; Anti-Semitism on Rise; Germany; Chicago, Israel - Living by Occupation and the Sword; Charlie Chaplin and Flint Sit-Down Strike; Resources; Announcements

Bonds of Memory and the Fight for Economic Justice

Michael Honey Commercial Appeal
Sanitation workers marching in Memphis threatened by national guards. The bonds of memory and today’s vast disparities in wealth and well-being tell us that we must continue the struggle launched by workers and by King in the spring of 1968. Today, more people live in poverty in America than in 1968. Now as then, the majority of the poor are “white” but poverty’s heaviest concentration is among people of color, especially young people and women. Poverty exists in part because most of the new jobs in Memphis, as in America, do not pay a living wage.
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