Martin Luther King

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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