"Forty-seven years later, we are free but not equal," said Rev. Jesse Jackson, from the One Nation rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend. In 1963, Jackson stood alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For this weekend’s One Nation rally, Jackson traveled to D.C. from Detroit, where the continuing fallout of our devastated economy has created a city in dire need of sustainable jobs and a populace lacking such basic resources as access fresh food.
Jackson spoke with Laura Flanders and Thom Hartmann about whether America today is one nation or many, the definition of freedom and religion and how we can fight for economic justice.
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