An estimated couple of thousand of people to "several thousand" marched on March 18 in downtown Washington D.C. The weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The demonstration aimed to link the lack of funding for people's needs in the United States with the diversity of tactics the United States uses to perpetuate wars on people around the world. TF editor Julie Varughese reports from Washington.
Spokespeople for the Black Alliance for Peace and the Philadelphia-based Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign said they have reached out for years to develop relationships with the Poor People's Campaign, led by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber. However, the spokespeople said U.S. poverty will not be eradicated until people are independently organized to challenge the power of finance capital and disengage from the Democratic and Republican parties. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.