Saturday, December 4, 2021

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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Countdown to World War III?

It may arrive sooner than you think...

“Only the people can save the people!” Xiomora Castro’s presidential win in Honduras

“I believe firmly that the democratic socialism I propose is the solution to pull Honduras out of the abyss we have been buried in by neo-liberalism, a narco-dictator and corruption.”

New report: Cost of renewable energies may be less than previously thought

A new report found that predicted costs for renewables have likely been overestimated "falling short of early pricing model predictions again and again."

How Oregon is turning the page on America’s disastrous drug war

“Our immediate focus is to ensure every Oregonian knows these critical harm reduction and recovery services are being invested in and expanded so that they will be available to anyone who wants and needs them, and that they can feel comfortable and safe accessing them.”

If Roe v. Wade goes away, so will easy re-elections for right-wing Republicans and...

Future campaigns will be about women’s rights, not saving or overturning a court ruling.