Call for ‘Moral Revival’ in US

Demonstrators march outside the U.S. Capitol during the Poor People's Campaign rally at the National Mall in Washington on June 23, 2018. (Photo by AP)

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A call for ‘Moral Revival’

Thousands of people, all under the banner of the Poor People’s Campaign, gathered outside the US capital on June 23; the culmination of an effort in at least 35 states over the past 40 days. At the core of the campaigners' demands was the call for the revival of moral in the United States. This is not the first time the campaign has been tried. The original one was orchestrated in 1968 by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a movement for economic justice.

Bahrain crackdown

The UK-based rights group known as the Bahrain Center of Human Rights, says top Bahraini Shia Cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim was transferred to a hospital after his health deteriorated. Sheikh Isa Qasim has been under house arrest for almost 400 days and Bahraini officials deny him the right to medical care. The Bahraini government has been tough on Sheikh Qassem and other dissidents like Nabeel Rajab.


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