Protesting the Democratic National Convention — Video, Chris Hedges interviews Cheri Honkala and Galen Tyler

From RT

July 17, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the protests planned for the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with two local organizers. Cheri Honkala, director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, and Galen Tyler, leader of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, are leading the March for Lives, which will aim to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the cost of security at the upcoming national conventions.

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March for our Lives — Opening day of the Democratic National Convention — July 25, 2016

March for our Lives

March for Our Lives

July 25, 2016 – 3pm

South Side of Philadelphia City Hall, Marching South on Broad St.

Join the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign in the fight for economic justice by protesting the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia!

The city will spend thousands of dollars to host this convention for millionaires and billionaires, yet fails to provide for its most vulnerable citizens. Demonstrate that this hypocritical practice is UNACCEPTABLE.

Join us in demanding an end to unemployment, hunger and homelessness; money for education; affordable, accessible housing; living wages; and an end to the prison industrial complex.

Money for the poor not for WAR! Join us in this important march. As we march for our very lives!!

Sign up for the March!!


For further information about the March and other activities