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    Rev. William Barber Takes Nonviolence Movement a Step Further 

    He’s the closest thing we have today to Dr. King. Reverend Barber was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant last week for his street activism and longtime civil rights campaigns on behalf of the poor and to fight voter suppression. But rather than basking in glory, Barber was busy protesting for higher minimum wages and union rights for fast-food workers — and getting arrested for his efforts. We consider him a champion for putting poverty back at the forefront as an issue of social justice while moving the nonviolence movement ahead in the 21st century.

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