Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: Selma

From Selma to Springfield: Why we’re marching in Illinois

Our loved ones – past, present, and future – are always in this struggle with us. We march for all of them, and for all of us.

Not your grandma’s civil rights strategy

Whose streets? (Then and now)

In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today

The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?

Martin Luther King III: Don't Idolize My Father, Embrace His Ideals...

In celebration of Bloody Sunday, King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, spoke this past weekend in Selma and asked the people to embrace his father's ideals of freedom, justice and equality rather than idolize him.

Voting Rights Remain Under Attack 50 Years After the Bloody Sunday...

This past weekend, thousands of people, including President Obama and more than 100 members of Congress, marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Still, the Voting Rights Act is under peril today.

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Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.