Martin Luther King

25.02.2019

NGOs organize a big party for Peace

NGOs organize a big party for Peace

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington DC. on April 4 to mark its 70th birthday. Instead of celebrating NATO’s anniversary, a growing coalition of individuals and organizations is throwing a peace fest to unwelcome the arrival of the largest military alliance in the world. While championing… »

23.02.2019

The Triumphant Homecoming of Angela Davis

The Triumphant Homecoming of Angela Davis

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter From Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. King was arrested there for his role in organizing nonviolent protests against segregation, which were being led by the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. “Birmingham is probably the most… »

05.10.2018

Dhaka University Students Mark International Day of Non-Violence

Dhaka University Students Mark International Day of Non-Violence

As reported by Nazrul Jashim of The Humanist Movement, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Santi sokti abong anondo! Peace force and joy from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thirty students from the different departments of Dhaka University and 12 members of the community from neighborhoods gathered together yesterday October 4 to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday. A lively… »

07.04.2018

Red for Ed: The Teachers’ Red State Revolt Rolls On

Red for Ed: The Teachers’ Red State Revolt Rolls On

If you drive the southern route between Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, your halfway point will be Memphis, Tennessee. The route forms an arc, a shape on the minds of many on this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Paraphrasing the abolitionist… »

03.04.2018

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated The night before he died, King gave another of his many evocative speeches; this one at the packed Mason Temple in Memphis. The speech included these words: ‘Men for years now have been talking about… »

29.01.2018

The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget

The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget

On January 15, millions of Americans commemorated Martin Luther King’s Day. His famous speech, ‘I Have a Dream’ was repeated numerous times in media outlets as a reminder of the evil of racism, which is being resurrected in a most pronounced way in American society. But that is only one… »

15.01.2018

We Need A Martin Luther King Day Of Truth

We Need A Martin Luther King Day Of Truth

By Edward Curtin As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country – in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 – people will be encouraged… »

23.10.2017

Why Martin Luther King’s trip to Tyneside still matters 50 years on

Why Martin Luther King’s trip to Tyneside still matters 50 years on

Brian Ward, Northumbria University, Newcastle : The Conversation While controversy about the removal of Confederate memorials in the US rumbles on, in the north-east of England, plans to honour one of the US South’s most famous sons are coming to fruition. Freedom City 2017 is an ambitious… »

25.09.2017

October 2, 2017: International Day of Nonviolence

October 2, 2017: International Day of Nonviolence

“To become aware of, learn and produce concrete actions based on the Methodology of Nonviolence is the only way to banish violence from the World” In 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) established the 2nd of October, the day of… »

10.06.2017

It Would Be a Shame Not to Ask Comey These Questions About the FBI While He’s Under Oath

It Would Be a Shame Not to Ask Comey These Questions About the FBI While He’s Under Oath

The punditocracy breathlessly focuses on the appearance of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, declaring that not since Watergate has there been such must-watch testimony. The expectation, never explicitly declared but always hinted at, is that Comey will start a long, hot summer… »

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