Protesters Shake Up North Carolina Legislature with Moral Monday Demonstrations

By Phoebe Zerwick The Nation http://www.thenation.com/article/174679/protesters-shake-north-carolina-legislature-moral-monday-demonstrations Winston-Salem, North Carolina— By 12:30 Monday afternoon the vans parked outside Emmanuel Baptist Church were loaded up with bottled water, bag lunches and rain ponchos for a long day of protest against the Republican-dominated state legislature. Emmanuel Baptist, an African-American church known around town for...

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Time for a Raise in the Minimum Wage

By Amy Goodman Truthdig  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/time_for_a_raise_in_the_minimum_wage_20130605/ The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is rapidly approaching, commemorating the historic Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. But 45 years ago, 1968, the year of his assassination, King was waging the Poor People’s Campaign to eradicate poverty....

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