Rev. Dr. William Barber announces he’s stepping up for the New Poor People’s Campaign

Rev. Dr. William Barber announces he’s stepping up for the New Poor People’s Campaign

Posted on May 16, 2017

Rev. Dr. Barber has answered the call to help lead brigades of ambulance drivers to heal the deep wounds of racism, militarism, and poverty. He has taken up the call to finish the unfinished business of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and build a Poor People’s Campaign for today.

You Cannot Wash Your Hands of the Poor

You Cannot Wash Your Hands of the Poor

Posted on May 15, 2017

We held a people’s court hearing. We brought evidence of the systemic failure of those in power. The plaintiffs shared story after story after story of the destruction of their lives and community at the hands of those who are charged to serve the very people they oppress. I acted as judge, along with other faith and moral leaders. We found the evidence sufficient to say that the system must go on trial.

Breaking the Silence on the 50th Anniversary of Beyond Vietnam

Breaking the Silence on the 50th Anniversary of Beyond Vietnam

Posted on Apr 6, 2017

April 4th, 2017 marked fifty years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for a revolution of values against racism, poverty, and militarism in his historic “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” speech at Riverside Church in New York City. We commemorated the anniversary in a number of ways, but most especially by continuing the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign to unite the poor and dispossessed and take up the unfinished business of Dr. King’s last campaign, the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968.

The Triple Evils: Poor People’s Campaign Needed Now More Than Ever

The Triple Evils: Poor People’s Campaign Needed Now More Than Ever

Posted on Mar 29, 2017

Michael McPhearson of Veterans for Peace writes about the “Triple Evils” of poverty, military, and racism that Rev. Dr. King identified in his Beyond Vietnam speech: How they’re showing themselves today, how they’re connected, and what we need to do to fight them.

Fifty years since “Beyond Vietnam”

Fifty years since “Beyond Vietnam”

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

Exactly one year before his assassination Rev. Dr. King delivered his “Beyond Vietnam” speech. The speech remains one of the most powerful expressions of his moral commitments, political analysis, and social vision. It also represented a critical step on the road to the Poor People’s Campaign: in denouncing the war King put himself in opposition to the political establishment, Democrat and Republican, instead taking the side of the poor against militarism, racism, and poverty.

Truth is the antidote

Truth is the antidote

Posted on Feb 21, 2017

Luis Rodriguez addresses the Candlelight Vigil for Free Expression, speaking about the importance of truth in the struggle for democracy and justice.

Listen to the online discussion: Finding a way forward

Listen to the online discussion: Finding a way forward

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

Listen to this online discussion on some of the pressing strategic questions we’re facing. Hear from three deeply rooted leaders: Nijmie Dzurinko from Put People First! PA, Roz Pelles from Repairers of the Breach, and Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez from the Popular Education Project about the challenges and opportunities in this moment.

#MLKLives – Taking action together

#MLKLives – Taking action together

Posted on Jan 19, 2017

This year we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by continuing his work. Across the country, organizations included the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign in their marches, cultural events, community meetings, and assemblies.

Endorsing the PPC from Chattanooga, TN

Endorsing the PPC from Chattanooga, TN

Posted on Jan 13, 2017

Remarks about the need for a New Poor People’s Campaign from Beth Foster of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center, at Unity event in Chattanooga, TN.

Watch Night: A Moral Agenda for the Poor People’s Campaign

Watch Night: A Moral Agenda for the Poor People’s Campaign

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

On New Year’s Eve, a Watch Night service was convened by Rev. William Barber, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, and others to call for a New Poor People’s Campaign.