The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

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The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

May 24th, 2017, 8:18 am #1

This Reverend and his fusion coalition will help us  change our country for the better.
"Within the framework of a Third Reconstruction, we see how all of our movements are flowing together, recognizing that our intersectionality creates the opportunity to fundamentally redirect America."




From The Third Reconstruction (How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear) by Reverend William Barber
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

May 28th, 2017, 11:10 pm #2

This is interesting about a new movement - genuine and grassroots.



I recently spoke by phone to my Mom's cousin who's an activist, mostly environmental and obviously against Trump. He told me my uncle in NC was for HRC until JUST THREE weeks before the election but voted for Trump.



Fusion Coalition/Fusion Party sounds kind of cool.



My uncle is in the category of for ALL WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP - 60% are, more or less, NOW ashamed of voting for him.



http://spectacular mag.com/2017/05/11/just-rev-dr-william-j-barber-ii-step-president-north-carolina-naacp/
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June 3rd, 2017, 10:18 am #3

Reverend Barber on NPR live right now...Jesus set up free health clinics and never charged a co-pay.  A lot of today's issues are not about left vs right.  They are about right versus wrong.  We have a deep moral malady...something is wrong with the spirit of this country.  He is talking about how we change this.

 I love the way he speaks...calm, confident, from-the-heart, sense of humor.
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June 3rd, 2017, 5:18 pm #4

One of the many things I love about Reverend Barber is his movement's refusal to have enemies and his absolute belief that in the end there is no possibility except winning the moral struggle.  It is very much how I view life but it is so nice to see it clearly demonstrated and articulated by his work.

"The only question was how long the fight would go on--which was why the greatest threat to our coalition was the temptation to forget possible ends: winning the opposition as friends or giving up the battle."


"Our relationships with one another were not simply transactional--a means to achieve our various organization's goals.  They had become transformational, lifting each of us to a new understanding of our interconnectedness as human beings and living members of one family.  None of us would be free until all of us were free."
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June 3rd, 2017, 5:29 pm #5

For a short time the Riverside Church in NYC was my Mom's church when she lived in NYC with her guardian uncle. She went to Sunday School there at a young age.

Rev. Doctor William J Barber II preached there recently and I haven't finished watching this BUT it is about one hour long.

It started to sound historic what Barber was saying. Here it is:

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June 3rd, 2017, 5:32 pm #6

He certainly did speak there!   I did a lot of application development work for Riverside Church some years ago.  I would love to hear Reverend Barber in person.
Last edited by Karly on June 3rd, 2017, 5:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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July 21st, 2017, 11:07 am #7

The Reverend William Barber arrested for protesting health care repeal with others in D.C.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politi ... 00048.html
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August 28th, 2017, 8:52 pm #8

Rev Wm J Barber II - on Charlottesvolle VA (60 min.)

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October 6th, 2017, 1:52 pm #9

I am so excited to be going to hear Reverend Barber in Boston this month!  The free tickets on Event Brite seemed to go immediately.  When I went to post to friends about it at lunch, it was already "sold out."  
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October 6th, 2017, 4:22 pm #10

I just learned this:

The Fusion Party was the original name of the Republican Party in the state of Ohio. In 1854, anti-slavery parties were forming in many northern states in opposition to the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854. While many of these state parties adopted the name "Republican", the Ohio convention adopted the name "Fusionist" or "Fusion Party", which they felt more accurately described the fusion of persons from a variety of political backgrounds, including members of the Free Soil Party, the Conscience Whig Party, and the Know-Nothing Party along with members of the Democratic Party who were opposed to slavery.
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Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

October 12th, 2017, 11:26 pm #11

Can anyone out there tell me what the good reverend's net worth is and the source of his income?
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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October 14th, 2017, 2:16 pm #12

Why does a prolific linker, googler and researcher need help with background questions on this fellow?
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October 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm #13

After only being on the wait list for 24 hours space just freed up - so I plan to go.

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Bernie's coming to Somerville Monday 10/23/17 9:30AM but it's FULL. (RE: Somerville candidates)
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October 19th, 2017, 7:37 am #14

You will be in good company from Cape Ann, Leland!  People going in cars and some on the train.
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October 19th, 2017, 11:31 am #15

Karly wrote: You will be in good company from Cape Ann, Leland!  People going in cars and some on the train.

Thanks for posting this Karly. Looks like beautiful weather for this evening! It's only a 6 minute walk from Back Bay Station (Orange Line, C/R, Amtrack, Bus).

There's a chance tickets are still available for the original site AND A BETTER CHANCE that tickets ARE AVAILABLE at an overflow site which has been established at the OLD SOUTH CHURCH very nearby to the Trinity Church (4 minute walk down Boylston --- Old South Church will have a jazz ensemble and a choir.)

To STILL GET TICKETS or the overflow site go to -

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poor-peopl ... 8179324387

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AND YET for those who want to view from home THE EVENT IS LIVE STREAMED 10/19/17 7PM:
http://www.breachrepairers.org/livestream
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October 19th, 2017, 11:59 pm #16

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October 20th, 2017, 12:40 am #17

Karly - did you get to talk with Rev. Barber???

It was great to see Rev. Dr. William J Barber II at Trinity Church/Boston.

I'll try to find the streamed archive because from the balcony the sound wasn't good (fortunately someone tweaked the audio a little in the beginning) but I really concentrated listening when Rev. Barber spoke.

I especially enjoyed watching the people and speakers from the Balcony.

I parked at a meter on Claredon Street - luck.

Since I don't have any video from tonight here's Rev. Barber at the 2016 DNC - it's only four minutes long;

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May 21st, 2018, 7:26 pm #18

Reverend Barber's Poor People's Campaign is underway nationwide. It is a 40 day campaign. Each Monday they rally at the MA state house for about 45 minutes and anyone can attend. At the end of that folks who have been trained come forward and initiate some form of non-violent protest--these folks are aware that they are potentially going to be arrested but if you're just at the rally, you are in no way risking arrest. 

The campaign has a focus for each week is as follows: 
1.May 14 Somebody's hurting our people: Children, Women and people with disabilities in poverty
2.May 21 Linking systemic racism and poverty: voting rights, immigration, xenophobia, Islamophobia, Mistreatment of Indigenous communities
3.May 28 (rally may 29 due to holiday) The War economy: militarism and proliferation of Gun violence
4.June 4: Right to health & healthy planet: health care & Ecological devastation
5. June 11: Everyone's got the right to live: Education, living wage jobs, income, housing
6. June 23: A new and unsettling force confronting the distorted Moral narrative--in Washington DC
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