Friends, did you ever think that April 2015 would represent the largest labor protest in our history? I’m sure many of you didn’t.
Did you ever think that such a movement would converge with Black Lives Matter, a drive to end police murder and police perjury? Well, that’s how quickly change can come about. Unexpectedly, but actually as a result of years of organizing at the base, which is the main way things ever change.
It brought me back to the summer of 1968 and the Poor People’s March after the death of Martin Luther King. It was a great march, and we were driven off and driven out of Washington by CS gas, which is a little stronger than regular tear gas. So we’re very happy about this development that is taking place now throughout the country. It’s not just in one area, but it’s all over the place. And we hope it doesn’t stop.
I’m very privileged today to have William Hartung as a guest. William Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. His latest book is Profit of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military Industrial Complex. Welcome, William Hartung. Read More