Martin Luther King

Weaponizing Nonviolence: A change of tactics required in Ukraine

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power. Nonviolence can get you a long way, often further than violence. Look at Mahatma Gandhi whose movement compelled the British to withdraw from India years before they planned to. His famous long march to the sea…

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 and supporters Walk for Peace and Nuclear Abolition

On this, the 54th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and in commemorating the life and witness of one of our nation’s greatest apostles of peace and nonviolence. From Riverside Church- the site where Dr. King first…

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence [Full Speech]

55 YEARS AGO TODAY, Martin Luther King delivered what’s been called his ‘most dangerous speech.’ ‘Beyond Vietnam’ not only questioned the US war in Vietnam. He linked racial injustice to US imperialism. Exactly to the day the next, MLK was…

The U.S. Betrays Its Heritage by Threatening World War III Against Russia and China

Americans who cherish our country’s legacy are horrified by our headlong rush to war. America at its best was the very motor of world progress, higher living standards and peace. That is our true national identity. We betray “the better…

Martin Luther King’s birthday, racist obstructionism and the fight for voting rights in the US

American democracy is in crisis as Republican supporters of Trump and the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the US Capitol try to restrict or even eliminate the democratic system’s basic principle of “one person, one vote”. Former President Donald Trump…

Who Was this Man King?

Reverend Richard R. Fernandez Several years ago a longtime friend, Arthur Waskow, said there were five ways individuals and groups tried to minimize or undercut the leadership and influence of Dr. King: You pay him no mind…you pretend he and…

Kenneth Kaunda, an African humanist who claimed to be a Gandhi – Part I

A few weeks ago the former president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda passed away. Although he is not well known outside the English-speaking world, he deserves more than a brief paragraph in the history books. Kaunda was the leader of the…

Martin Luther King’s vision of an interconnected world is more relevant than ever

One of King’s last and most overlooked writings, The World House, offers insight into what he’d advise after the Capitol attack. Arthur Romano We are facing converging global crises — a horrific pandemic, worsening economic inequality both in the United…

“Become a person who produces hope”

“At times when everyone in the world is asleep, and even when dreams are asleep confined in darkness, Become a person who walks as he follows the stars instead of being afraid…

Time to Act on Dr King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War

By Alice Slater, for InDepthNews. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) just issued its 2020 Yearbook, reporting on developments in armaments, disarmament and international security. In light of the drumbeat of frightening news about growing hostility between the dominant…

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