Martin Luther King

01.10.2020

“Become a person who produces hope”

“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 of the dawn that has risen… »

17.06.2020

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

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… »

09.06.2020

Declare a State of Moral Emergency

Declare a State of Moral Emergency

By Peter Geffen Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, but I am responsible. Sixty years ago Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel pointed to the reality of our moral situation then. His words ring truer today than ever: “In a free society, some are guilty, all are responsible.” I did not kill George… »

21.01.2020

MLK’s Radical Final Years: Civil Rights Leader Was Isolated After Taking On Capitalism & Vietnam War

MLK’s Radical Final Years: Civil Rights Leader Was Isolated After Taking On Capitalism & Vietnam War

Fifty years ago this April, Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. Today we look back at the last three years of King’s life, beginning after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite passage of the monumental legislation,… »

20.01.2020

Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the ‘Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the ‘Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist’ Martin Luther King Jr.

While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with selective quotes and messages, progressives aimed to challenge their whitewashed narrative of the civil rights leader’s legacy with detailed reminders of King’s scathing critique of not only racism… »

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… »

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