Watch: Keith Ellison Jams Out To Celebrate Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage

Watch: Keith Ellison Jams Out to Celebrate Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage

For a break from the current squalor, we pay tribute to Victor Hugo, who on this date in 1862 published the last chapter of Les Misérables, his extraordinary, timeless, 1,500 page paean to the wretched of the earth, giving voice to the voiceless. Written over 20 years of upheaval in 19th-century revolutionary France, it is a cry of rage against poverty, injustice and an inhumane prison system that remains stunningly relevant today, as do Hugo’s final words: “To love is to act.”

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