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Marc Jampole: Weapons of Math Destruction

Mathematical models for everything from marketing to perusing resumes are making inequality and discrimination against the poor and minorities worse.

June 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hama Tuma: Just a Nobody

The dead man was no one, just a man in tattered clothes, no shoes, just a coin in his pocket, no id cards, no bus ticket. He was a nobody, … Continue reading

May 2, 2019 · 2 Comments

Vaneesa Cook: Why divine immanence mattered for the Civil Rights struggle

Martin Luther King Jr knew he was risking his life. The US civil rights leader, who would be assassinated in 1968 while campaigning for equality, realised that his safety, and … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Peter Certo: Russia was never the real scandal

Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sherry Brennan: You can teach kids hard work, but first feed them

Growing up, I hated being on “food stamps.” I hated being walked into a welfare office and inspected, queried to make sure we were really our mother’s children. I hated … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paul Buchheit: The Capitalist Manifesto — Let Poor People Die

The root of the problem is the condemnation of anything ‘social’ as un-American, which has helped modern-day capitalists to justify their belief in individual gain by any means. The original Capitalist Manifesto was a … Continue reading

September 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Saurav Sarkar: Hundreds of Poor People’s Campaign Activists Got Themselves Arrested for Racial Justice

While some white people were calling the cops on people of color, others joined them — and members of every other community — in a huge sweep of actions in … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jake Johnson: Poor People’s Campaign Unveils Agenda to Combat Poverty, Racism, and Militarism

“The Democrats talk about the middle class. The Republicans talk about the military. No one’s talking about the poor.” — Reverend William Barber . In the spirit of Dr. Martin … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

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