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Water Is Life. Can We Protect It?

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh Otherwords
If ordinary people can overcome powerful companies to protect their water in a poor country like El Salvador, imagine what their counterparts can do here.

The Other America

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA

Unleashing the Power of Poor Voters

Margot Rathke, Sarah Anderson OtherWords
Low-income voters could decide this election. These neighborhood activists are working to make it happen.

A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is on the March

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko
Led by the poor and dispossessed, this movement is bringing the demand for healthcare rights to corporate profiteers, state houses, prisons, and police stations.

Tapping the Enormous Electoral Potential of Low Income Voters

Frances Madeson Capital & Main
A voter registration booth at a memorial site for George Floyd. What impact could 34 million poor nonvoters make if they started participating in elections? According to a new report commissioned by the Poor People’s Campaign, it could be massive and warrants the deployment of significant 2020 campaign resources.

The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

William J. Barber, Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
Thanks to years of hyper militarization, American police departments are recreating our global war zones here at home. With these weapons on our streets, our history of structural racism becomes that much deadlier.

Poor People’s Campaign Puts the Spotlight on Poverty

James Goodman The Progressive
Series of gatherings around the country builds momentum for June 20 march.The notion that victims of poverty are no longer willing to be blamed for their plight surfaced again and again at the mass meetings.
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