Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, lead a march on behalf of striking Memphis, Tennessee., sanitation workers. Fifty years ago, two sanitation workers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck in Memphis. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the strike, a move that cost him his life when he was fatally shot on the balcony of a Memphis hotel on April 4, 1968, March 28, 1968. (Sam Melhorn/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
Activism

Reviving MLK’s Poverty Campaign, New Poor People’s Campaign to Kick Off with Mass D.C. Rally

The GOP Trump administration and Congress’ Republican majority have launched wars on both workers’ rights and the poor. The latter war includes proposed cuts in food stamps, federally subsidized housing and so-called “work requirements” at poverty wages to stay eligible for aid.