The Global Women’s Strike & Payday networks are joining the Poor People’s Campaign virtual march on Washington this Saturday 20 June 2020. Wherever you are, join us!
An unprecedented wave of protests for racial justice has swept the United States and the globe since the modern-day police lynching of George Floyd on 25 May.
In 1968, not long before he was assassinated, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Poor People’s Campaign against the triple evils of militarism, racism, and economic injustice. Just over 50 years later, the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC): A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up this unfinished work. The new PPC demands an end to: systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, and the war economy and militarism.
The GWS and Payday men’s network in the US is part of this movement and our UK network will be supporting Saturday’s event. In the US, the richest country in the world, 140 million people (almost half the population) are poor or low income; 15 million people do not have running water in their homes; and 70% of the poor are women and children. In the UK, even before the pandemic, 1 ¼ million people were destitute, and 86% of austerity cuts have targeted women, especially single mothers, and people with disabilities. Yet there is always money for the most expensive and destructive weapons, which kill and maim all living creatures and destroy environments all over the world.
A strong antiracist, antipoverty, antimilitarist, climate justice movement in the US to stop this devastation of people and planet is a power for grassroots people everywhere. Join us and others on the international virtual march on Washington by registering immediately at https://www.june2020.org/