LISTEN : Chauncey DeVega & Rev. William Barber
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He is also the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement. He is the author of several books including We Are Called to Be a Movement; Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing; The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear; andForward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation.
Rev. Barber is helping to convene and is a featured speaker at The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington which is being held this upcoming Saturday, June 20, 2020.
In this episode of The Truth Report, Rev. Barber reflects on America’s culture of death and its connections to the police murder of George Floyd. He also explains how Donald Trump is a symptom of a much deeper moral crisis in America that is a function of racism, militarism, greed, right-wing religious nationalism, and social inequality and injustice more broadly. Towards the end, he offers wisdom and advice about sustaining the long struggle and people’s uprising that was sparked by the police murder of George Floyd and how we can move from outrage to substantive policy reform and societal progress.