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Modern-Day Moses: Rev. William Barber II

Charles M. Blow New York Times
His sense of purpose and vision for his life is unobscured and unencumbered. This is a man on a mission, the grandest and most noble of missions: to save a country and his countrymen from themselves, to insist that morality ought to dictate policy.

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Claiming Our Right to Study: Building Working-Class Intellectualism in the Struggles for Health Care and Education

A conversation between Karim Sariahmed and Ellen Schwartz, with an introduction by Karim University of the Poor Journal
There are good reasons for working class people to distrust formal education systems and scientific research but we can't fall into anti-intellectualism. The University of the Poor's “struggle as a school” is a way to organize in response.

Moral Policy = Good Economics

A Report by the Economic Policy Institute and the Poor People's Campaign Economic Policy Institute
Lifting up poor and working-class people—and our whole economy

Generations of Struggle: Lessons on Defending Democracy

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis TomDispatch
Poor People's Campaign members understand that what's really underway in this country is a struggle between democracy and potential autocracy or, as Martin Luther King once put it, between community and chaos.

Water Is Life. Can We Protect It?

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh Otherwords
If ordinary people can overcome powerful companies to protect their water in a poor country like El Salvador, imagine what their counterparts can do here.
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