Sylvie Laurent, interviewed by Arvind Dilawar
Throughout his adult life, Martin Luther King Jr believed in striking down not only racial apartheid but class exploitation. That twin commitment was embodied in his final effort: the often-forgotten Poor People’s Campaign.
What impact could 34 million poor nonvoters make if they started participating in elections? According to a new report commissioned by the Poor People’s Campaign, it could be massive and warrants the deployment of significant 2020 campaign resources.
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.
The Poor People's Campaign urges elected officials to follow the recommendations of public health experts and not risk a resurgence of the virus, which is disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured, low-wage laborers, many of them "essential."
Series of gatherings around the country builds momentum for June 20 march.The notion that victims of poverty are no longer willing to be blamed for their plight surfaced again and again at the mass meetings.