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It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

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Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) was an American Christian minister and civil rights activist who led one of the greatest nonviolent movements in world history to attain legal equality for African Americans in the United States. Drawing on both his Christian faith and the nonviolent philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King is widely regarded as a preeminent spokesperson for nonviolent activism. His “I Have a Dream” speech is among the most recognized and revered orations in the English language.

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New Poor People's Campaign Picks Up Where MLK Left Off | DW English

The Poor People's Campaign to battle poverty was Martin Luther King's most radical project. Now William Barber and Liz Theoharis are calling for a moral revival with the New Poor People's Campaign.

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Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.

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Why Billionaires Won’t Save Us - Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj - Netflix

The wealthiest Americans are often celebrated for their prolific giving, but is it altruism or is it all just hype? Hasan dissects how the ultra-rich use philanthropy to get richer, distract from the injustices on which they built their fortunes, and dictate politics and policy.

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can—except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it.

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The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.

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Riane Eisler: The Work That Has No Name

Riane Eisler, an eminent social scientist and activist, attorney, and author, explains why it's crucial to count life-sustaining labor as productive work in the economics of society.

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The Real Wealth of Nations

The great problems of our time such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation are due in part to our flawed economic models that set the wrong priorities and misallocate resources.

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Arundhati Roy—Come September Speech

In this acclaimed Lannan foundation lecture from September 2002, Roy speaks poetically to power on the US' War on Terror, globalization, the misuses of nationalism, and the growing chasm between the rich and poor.

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Arundhati Roy on BBC: Capitalism Not Working for Masses

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Rev. William Barber Builds a Moral Movement

“This moment requires us to push into the national consciousness, but not from the top down, but from the bottom up.”

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