Only weeks after his release from prison, the activist talks with Bill about the necessity of civil disobedience in the fight for environmental justice. Continue reading
In the famous words of Frederick Douglass, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” History proves Douglass right — meaningful change in America has been initiated by activists and dissenters who demanded it. Bill Moyers has examined dissent and social change throughout his career, using stories of the abolition, suffrage, labor and populist movements to frame continuing, contemporary fights for human rights, including civil and voting rights, and women’s and gay rights.
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Economic equality advocates Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share how social action can change both policy and lives. Continue reading