Friday, June 15, 2018

Anti-poverty activists: "Poor Peoples March"

Associated Press (,); Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly

Rebooting USA's Poor People's Campaign 50 years later
Send the poor to kill for the U$ Empire.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are struggling to draw attention to those trying to survive through deep poverty from Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta, from the American Southwest to California's Central Valley rural farm country.
Come over here, you goddamned coon. Stop resisting my authority before I get the dogs.
Martin Luther King
Won't you do it for justice, folks? (MLK, Jr.)
The latest effort is led by the Rev. William Barber of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the Rev. Liz Theoharis of New York City, who are encouraging activists in 40 states to take part in acts of civil disobedience, teach-ins and demonstrations to force communities to address poverty. They say poverty continues to be ignored and only a "moral revival" can bring it to the nation's consciousness. More

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