King understood that no single approach would be sufficient to combat the interconnected evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism.
The stakes for America’s poor and low-income families are huge this election.
In states across the country, cynical politicians are turning a humanitarian crisis into political theater.
We must come together as a coalition powerful enough to end and overcome the suppression and organize the resurrection of fusion politics in the South.
“We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. “Our deadline is victory.”
O then, let the wealthy and gay
But see such a hovel as this,
That in a poor cottage of clay
They may know what true misery is.
Americans will have to fight hard to protect their water from corporate greed. They can learn a lot from El Salvador.
Liz Theoharis: The Nation Must Have the Moral Courage To Carry on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Many have claimed that those rioters (and the president’s infamous “base” more generally) were all, in essence, poor, working-class white people. In reality, however, among those who have led such racist attacks are business leaders, executives, and multimillionaires.
The gospel doesn’t talk about the inevitability of poverty or the need for charity, but the responsibilities of the ruling authorities to all people and the possibility of abundance for all.
To create real security, we must slash the Pentagon budget and invest in meeting everyone’s basic human needs.
It can be waiting
And telling your children to wait
Wait their whole childhoods away.
It’s knowing they blame you.
Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster
death, The rape and rot of graft, and
stealth, and lies, We, the people, must
redeem The land…
And make America again!
— Langston Hughes
Mathematical models for everything from marketing to perusing resumes are making inequality and discrimination against the poor and minorities worse.
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.