January 9, 2018

The revival of the Poor People's Campaign

Democracy Now - Modern day civil rights leaders have launched a new Poor People’s Campaign, inspired by the historic 1968 action led by King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In the coming months, organizers are planning six weeks of direct action at statehouses across the country and the U.S. Capitol to call attention to systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation.

Watch interview with PPC leader Reverend Wjlliam Barber and a former page to segregationist senator Strom Thurmond who became politically and religiously transformed after hearing Rev. Barber speak

PS: One reason we're excited about the revival of the Poor People's Campaign is because our longtime urban planning cartoonist, the late John Wiebenson,  designed Resurrection City where the protestors gathered on the Mall. Here's a shot of his work:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When will it be realized that the 99% need an umbrella organization that encompasses all progressive organizations, like the Poor People’s Campaign, and the hundreds of others that exist?

If this umbrella was also a political party, the 99% would also have real political clout.

If the Green Party pursued this role, it might become a relevant political force, and real competition for the Democrats.