Happy Anniversary #PoorPeoplesCampaign Family! It was 3 years ago today we blocked traffic in the streets in front of capitol buildings across the country. Hundreds of people were arrested as we said, “we can’t go down this road any longer.” Together we launched 40 Days of Action that built this movement. Forward together, not one step back! ...
“It might be tempting to think that we have enough issues right here at home that it is someone else's task to address the rights of Palestinians halfway around the world.
“Our hearts should break & our voices cry out as we see in Israel & Palestine bombs bursting & killing, and mobs fighting, even as we are headed into Pentecost, where we are reminded by the Spirit that we are called to be one people, one human family.
“By the Spirit we are called to nonviolence & a commitment to love & lifting up, not hate, hurting, oppression & killing. We cannot talk about justice without addressing the displacement of native peoples wherever they are. And we cannot condone violence wherever it occurs.” -Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II ...
On Monday, April 26th, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published the new figures for global military spending in 2020. The world spent $1.98 trillion on the military during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a 2.6% increase over the previous year and the highest figure since the end of the Cold War. The five biggest spenders in 2020 were the United States, China, India, Russia and the United Kingdom, which together accounted for 62 per cent of world military spending. U.S. military expenditure grew by 4.4 per cent in 2020, to $778 billion. China (1.9 per cent), India (2.1 per cent), Russia (2.5 per cent) and the UK (2.9 percent) all increased their military spending in 2020. Almost all regions in the world increased their military spending, however, the U.S. remained by far the largest spender in the world, accounting for 39% of global military spending in 2020.https://www.ipb.org/yesterdays-news/gdams-2021-press-release/
Poor People's CampaignFollow29,85491,699
Building a movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. Everybody's got a right to live. #PoorPeoplesCampaign
“In an intensified yet eerily familiar way, this past year-plus has laid bare the pressures, burdens, and violence that women, especially poor women and women of color, face every day.” -@liztheo #PoorPeoplesCampaign
The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women - CounterPunch.org
One hundred and fifty years ago, in the bloody wake of the Civil War, the abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued a “Mother’s Day Proclamation...
Thank you! We love you, #PoorPeoplesCampaign Family! It was 3 years ago today we blocked traffic in the streets in front of capitol buildings across the country. Hundreds were arrested. Together we launched the #40DaysOfAction that built our movement!
📷 by #HopeInFocus
“My God, when will enough, be enough? We need truth, transparency and accountability!” @RevDrTASpearman #AndrewBrownJr
“People are going to have options right in their community that they may not have right now. Very seldom are people able to get mental health services, health services, rehabilitation services right in their community as well as healthy food.” @MichiganPPC
Advancement Corporation partners with Metro Lansing Poor People‘s campaign to create community center
Otto Middle School in Lansing will be transformed into a full service community center for nonprofit organizations.
Eight years ago today, I walked into the legislature building in Raleigh, carrying a pic of my late son, hoping to talk about health care access. I was arrested and charged with trespass. I won’t sit down. I won’t shut up.#PoorPeoplesCampaign #MoralMonday