Archiv: Poor People's Campaign


21.08.2021 - 15:53 [ theAtlantic.com ]

This War Needed to End

The attacks of 9/11 were an enormous crime; they caused enormous human suffering. But they did not change the world. Bush’s words later that evening changed the world—when he said that he would answer this crime with a determination to “win the war against terrorism,” taking the world to war. Lee understood that danger, and her moral conscience, backed by the moral movement against war that took shape within hours of the attacks themselves, led her to stand up and reject war as an answer.

12.01.2020 - 19:59 [ Poor People's Campaign ]

Poor People’s Campaign Calls on United Nations to Hold Trump/U.S. Accountable for War Crimes

The lives of people in the Middle East and around the globe hang in the balance. The lives of those we represent — among the 140 million poor and low wealth in the United States, 43% of the U.S. population — also hang in the balance as the world teeters on the precipice of a devastating war.

12.01.2020 - 19:52 [ MSNBC ]

Trump ordering Iran strike is war crime, faith leader says

(11.01.2020)

Donald Trump and the U.S. should be held accountable for war crimes for the U.S. strike against Iran, according to the Poor People’s Campaign, which has sent a letter requesting a meeting with the United Nations high commissioner for human rights to address this assertion. Bishop William Barber discusses with Joy Reid saying, ‘We were perilously close the other night to the beginning of a world war.’

13.06.2019 - 08:58 [ Politico.com ]

Biden, Sanders and 8 other hopefuls to attend ‘Poor People’s’ forum

„The Poor People’s Campaign” next week is holding what the social justice group says is the largest 2020 presidential forum so far where candidates take questions, and front-runner Joe Biden has agreed to appear.

15.05.2018 - 10:36 [ Poor Peoples Campaign ]

PROTECT PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES

On May 14, supporters risked arrest at dozens of locations around the country as part of our growing moral fusion movement.

That’s why we created the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Legal Defense Fund—to ensure the rights of those on the front lines in the fight to reclaim our nation’s soul are protected.

Donate to the fund today to make sure everyone joining our fight has the legal support they need.

15.05.2018 - 10:33 [ Vice ]

I Got Arrested Today While Praying the US Finally Confronts Poverty

It isn’t because we are poor as a nation. It is because our abundant wealth is held in the hands of the few and spent on war and militarism. As Rev. Barber observed regarding the most recent spending bill Congress passed, “The Republicans are bragging about doing right by the military and the Democrats are bragging about doing right by the middle class and no one is talking about the poor.”