Video: Barber calls for “Moral Fusion” movement to defeat far right

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All labor activists and progressive people should watch and circulate this remarkable speech by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, to the recent Netroots Nation conference (NN14). The speech, which lasts an hour, makes a powerful, inspiring appeal to build a mass, grassroots "Moral Fusion" movement to defeat right wing extremism on all fronts.  Barber has led the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and beyond, which has mobilized tens of thousands against the right wing efforts in his state to suppress voting and deny low income people access to Medicaid as well as other democratic rights and issues. The movement has spread across the South and now he is calling for building it beyond the South.

Photo: Thousands express their anger at Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP's extreme right agenda during a Moral Monday rally, July 1, 2013, Raleigh, N.C. Tim Wheeler/PW

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  • I am very, very impressed by Reverend Barber's speech. He represents to me what I call "the Good Church". Fundies and arch-conservatives represent the Bad Church, if I may dignify it even to the extent of calling it "church". I am a Pagan and left my old church because, if I may say, it chose unwisely. As a Pagan I communicate often with seekers and followers of many religions at inter-faith sites. The bad church is bad Christianity and bad religion. I fully support Reverend Barber and all those who share his faith, his vision of moral integrity, and his progressive and activist policies.

    Samm Dickens

    Posted by Samm Dickens, 07/30/2014 12:37am (4 months ago)

  • All I can say is Wow!

    Posted by John R. Milam, 07/29/2014 10:20pm (4 months ago)

  • Good to see Rev. Barber's speech reach a larger audience. It is something to hear! I think he has found the framing that progressives need.

    Posted by Connie Sapin, 07/29/2014 8:28pm (4 months ago)

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