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chokwe antar lumumba likely next mayor of jackson, mississippi


just Nominated Radical Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba to Be the Next Mayor

A fresh model for economic and social-justice politics is emerging in the South.

By John NicholsTwitter

MAY 3, 2017

Chokwe Antar Lumumba
Chokwe Antar Lumumba (Lumumba for Mayor)
When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, NAACP president Cornell Williams Brooks, and actor Danny Glover joined thousands of Mississippians in marching for labor rights two months ago, economic and social justice activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba was in the thick of it. “I stand for workers’ rights,” Lumumba said, as the marchers converged on a Nissan plant where workers have been organizing for union protections. “[The] struggle does not cease and so we’re constantly in the battle of how we create self-determined lives for people. And we believe in human rights for human beings and you cannot support human rights if you’re not prepared to support workers’ rights. And so, we live in a world where you have so many with so little and so few with so much. And so, we’re trying to change that dynamic right here [in Mississippi]—we want to change the order of the world.”

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