Rev. Jesse Jackson: Economic Justice is a Civil Right

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Laura Flanders of GRITtv teamed up with The UpTake to interview Rev. Jesse Jackson following his speech this morning at East High School in Madison, Wisconsin. Asked why he’s marched for civil rights in the South and labor rights here in Madison, Rev. Jackson replied, “Economic justice is a civil right.”

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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