Rev. Jesse Jackson: Economic Justice is a Civil Right By Jacob Wheeler | February 22, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Labor/Unions Subscribe to Labor/Unions 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.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.