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 'Poverty Is Violence': Inside the Poor People's Campaign First Day of Action

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PostSubject: 'Poverty Is Violence': Inside the Poor People's Campaign First Day of Action    Wed May 16, 2018 8:36 am

The Poor People’s campaign began in Washington, D.C. as thousands of activists, among them Reverends William Barber II and Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of The Poor People’s Campaign, as well as leaders of the Women’s March and other public figures, came together on Monday, during which time more than 200 people were detained.

Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro’s photo essay is the first part of our exclusive six-week coverage.


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/poverty-is-violence-inside-the-poor-peoples-campaign-photo-essay/
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PostSubject: Re: 'Poverty Is Violence': Inside the Poor People's Campaign First Day of Action    Wed May 16, 2018 2:03 pm

The protesters should get jobs and work instead of protesting.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Poverty Is Violence': Inside the Poor People's Campaign First Day of Action    Thu May 17, 2018 9:38 am

According to the Poor People’s Campaign leaders, the poor are truly America’s forgotten men and women

There seems to be constant conversation in the media and among politicians and their audiences about how middle-class Americans are being impacted by the current economy.

But a group of liberal activists, politicians and others are reviving a campaign created by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., looking to draw more attention to how current economic policies affect the poorest Americans.

A month-long protest movement called the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival,” which began Monday, is a new iteration of an initiative King started half a century ago. King's campaign sought to draw more attention to how the civil rights of low-income Americans were constantly in jeopardy. Since then, the group of activists behind the new campaign argue, the challenges that these Americans face have continued, if not worsened.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/05/16/according-to-the-poor-peoples-campaign-leaders-the-poor-are-truly-americas-forgotten-men-and-women/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.36097f79b5b5
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PostSubject: Re: 'Poverty Is Violence': Inside the Poor People's Campaign First Day of Action    Wed May 30, 2018 10:16 am

Poor People's Campaign Continues Strong in North Carolina

Activists and civil rights advocates have gathered for the third week of action by the Poor People’s Campaign, an effort to relaunch Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against poverty, war and income inequality. The campaign’s goals include federal and state living-wage laws, an end to anti-union and anti-workers’ rights efforts, welfare programs for the poor, equity in education, Medicaid expansion and accessible housing.

Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro is reporting from North Carolina. Scroll down to see Truthdig’s live multimedia updates and take a look at Nigro’s photo essay below.


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/poor-peoples-campaign-continues-strong-in-north-carolina/
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