My Dream — It All Starts With Jobs

As we remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, it is a good time to reflect on our own dreams of what our society could become. What is my dream? It starts with jobs. But it goes on from there.

Fifty Years Later: Delivering On The Dream

This week thousands gathered to remember the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," and recommit to Dr. King's unfinished dream. But the challenge of delivering on the dream remains.
Fifty Years Later: Delivering On The Dream
Terrance Heath
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Full Employment: Demand of the Unfinished March

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a full employment economy is a prerequisite for economic justice. A renewed movement demanding full employment is now more crucial than ever.
Full Employment: Demand of the Unfinished March
Isaiah J. Poole
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Fighting the GOP’s Hateful Agenda – Without Hate

When is it fair to say that some political battles aren't just disagreements over policy, but actually represent a struggle between 'good' and 'evil' points of view? And when, if ever, is it helpful to say so?
Richard Eskow
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The Court, the Corporate Coup, and the Call to Struggle

Our democracy was under siege even before the Supreme Court’s ruling Tuesday on the Voting Rights Act. This decision caps the Court’s clean sweep on behalf of the United States Chamber of […]
Richard Eskow
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Finishing The March: African-Americans and the Jobs Deficit

In “The Unfinished March,” the first in a series reports from the Economic Policy Institute, economist Algernon Austin outlines the “unfinished business” of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and […]
Terrance Heath
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The Right Time vs. The Right Thing

“The Time is always right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “to do the right thing.” Unfortunately, that’s not always true in Washington. Courage and conviction is too often in […]
Terrance Heath
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A Creepy Student Essay Contest – Wall Street’s War For Young Minds

It may be the creepiest student competition in history. Foreclosure.Com's essay contest may be trivial compared to what Wall Street's doing to undermine our educational system and manipulate our thinking, but it reflects the same warped set of values.
Richard Eskow
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How The World Works In Romney’s Bubble

Once again, Mitt says everybody in America has hunky dory health care even if they don't have insurance: “We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’  ” he said...
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The Party Platforms: What In God’s Name?

It's always amusing when God (if — and I know I risk losing a huge chunk of readers by writing this — there is one) gets dragged into politics.
Terrance Heath
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The Culture of Interdependence

First, let me be clear: I take no credit for the messaging or themes of first two nights of the Democratic convention.
Terrance Heath
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State of Interdependence

Rick Santorum finally had his moment on the RNC convention stage, all b.
Terrance Heath
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Takin’ It To the Suites

When we turned on the TV to watch the Republican Convention this evening we saw what appeared to be a hyperactive GOP advance man gesticulating from the stage.
Richard Eskow
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Romney and Ryan: The Right Kind of “Welfare Queens”

She's baaaaa-aaaack! The Romney/Ryan campaign has resurrected Reagan's "Welfare Queen." It would be laughable, if they weren't serious, if the stakes weren't so high, and if there weren't so likely to get away with it.
Terrance Heath
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Joe Biden Was Right

As I've noted before, we have a saying in the south that often applies to national politics: "A hit dog will holler":
Terrance Heath
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Someone Else’s Child

Before Andrew Leonard's paean to paying taxes (inspired by his house catching fire) sparked me to write a different post on Friday, I'd intended to write a wrap-up post, comparing Mitt Romney's NAACP speech to
Terrance Heath
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Romney and Republicans: Keeping Black America In The Red

I confess, when I heard Mitt Romney would be making his official pitch for the African-American vote at the NAACP convention, I groaned. "Why, oh why couldn't it have been Newt Gingrich?" Seriously, it would have been so much more fun to watch. Or even Rick Santorum.
Terrance Heath
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In It Together: The LGBT and Progressive Movements

When I walked into the "What's Next for the LGBT Community" at the Take Back the American Dream conference, I thought I already knew what I would write about it afterwards.
Terrance Heath
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When Leaders Are Led To Lead

When I read about the recent polls indicating a huge shift among African-Americans towards supporting same-sex marriage — a Public Policy Polling survey showing that 57% of African Americans s
Terrance Heath
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99 Spring Shareholder Meeting Protests Begin

The 99% Spring movement is starting to make itself heard at corporate shareholder meetings around the country. And next week it really gets started and will be big. (I'll be reporting from the GE shareholder meeting next week in Detroit.)

Racial Discrimination by Banks is Worsening the Foreclosure Crisis

Is there a house in your neighborhood that everybody hates to walk past? You know, the one with broken and boarded up windows, trash left to gather on the lawn, and grass so overgrown it’s becoming a habitat for rodents? If you have a house like that in your community, you know it’s more than ju...
Alan Jenkins
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99 Spring NEXT WEEK April 9-15

The 99% Spring movement has been training people to lead non-violent protests, and action against corporate control begins next week. Click here to find out what is happening near you. "900+ Events, 49 states, Tens of Thousands of People, Hundreds of Groups -- This is historic.

Newts Race Card

It if seemed as though Newt Gingrich — veteran of pitched partisan battles, and no-holds-barred ideological cage matches — had been off his game of late, he came roaring back during the GOP debate in South Carolina.
Terrance Heath
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Newtie Hates So Good

Here's some video of an arrogant white man lecturing a black man about what black people have a right to be offend by --- on Martin Luther King day:
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From Resurrection City To The Occupy Movement

"We could use a massive, dramatic confrontation on behalf of the more than 27 million who are unemployed or underemployed today," I wrote one year ago. "The spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. would certainly be in its midst."
Isaiah J. Poole
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