June 2018 Catalyst: Politics and Culture Archives

Today in 2018, activists across the country are taking up the last activism of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, the Poor People's Campaign, which addresses what King called "the evil triplets—racism poverty/materialism and militarism", adding a fourth, environmental destruction and climate change. The campaign has kicked off in May 2018, with 40 days of activism in Washington D,.C. and 40 state capitols. For national information: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org

The CDC has just reported that suicide in the U.S. has risen 25% since 1999. Celebrity deaths-by-suicide, fashion designer Kate Spade and chef-author/traveler, Anthony Bordain (host of Parts Unknown on CNN), break the silence about depression and suicide. Hear from SUE ABEHOLDER of NAMI-MN/Nat. Alliance for Mental Illness about warning sings and ways to intervenene.