The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

In 2004, journalist Ron Susskind quoted a Bush White House advisor, reportedly Karl Rove, as boasting, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” He dismissed Susskind’s [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

“You are done. There is only one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.” That’s the shocking ending to the infamous letter Civil [...]

Martin Luther King’s Radical Anticapitalism

By Keeanga Yahmahtta-Taylor, The Paris Review. -

In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all [...]

Martin Luther King’s Vision Of An Interconnected World

By Arthur Romano, Waging Nonviolence. -

We are facing converging global crises — a horrific pandemic, worsening economic inequality both in the United States and globally, climate change and the continuing scourge of systemic racism [...]

Reclaiming The Radical Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

In the last years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rejected duopoly politics and challenged the roots of the crises we face, what he called the triple evils of racism, capitalism and [...]

Mariame Kaba Talks Abolition, Mutual Aid And Campus Police

By Binah Schatsky, Daily Northwestern. -

Activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by praising NU Community Not Cops and speaking to the importance of mutual aid [...]

Martin Luther King’s Revolutionary Dream Deferred

By Danny Sjursen, Truthdig archives. -

We kill the most beautiful among us—anyone, it seems, who reveals the nastier, brutish elements of American society and has the audacity to imagine, demand even, a better path: peace, unity and [...]

No To NATO: Time To End Aggressive Militarism

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who [...]

The CIA Still Protects Spy Who Shadowed Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jefferson Morley, Alternet.org -

The CIA shadowed Martin Luther King Jr. during his stay at a Miami hotel in July 1966 with the help of a spy whose identity still remains a secret a half-century later. The revelation is found [...]

Martin Luther King Jr Was A Radical. We Must Not Sterilize His Legacy

By Cornel West, Theguardian.com -

The major threat of Martin Luther King Jr to us is a spiritual and moral one. King’s courageous and compassionate example shatters the dominant neoliberal soul-craft of smartness, money and [...]

Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr. And Why?

By William Pepper, Ratical.org -

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His death came at the time when he was speaking out against the Vietnam War and poverty while continue [...]

Poor People’s Campaign: City Of Hope

The pilgrim protesters poured into Washington, D.C., from the farms of the South, the cities of the North, the mountains of Appalachia and the deserts of the West. Carrying hammers, nails and [...]

Poor People To March On Washington DC June 2

By Cheri Honkala, Popular Resistance. -

On June 2 in Philadelphia PA from the poorest District in Pennsylvania, Kensington, poor families will gather from across the entire country  in the largest poor people’s march to Washington DC [...]

Preparing For The Storm With A New Economy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Just as we must end the extraction of fossil fuels and minerals from the Earth to lessen the impacts of climate change and stop the poisoning of our communities, we must also end the extraction [...]

Remember Direct Action As Part Of Dr. King’s Legacy

By Anton Woronczuk, www.therealnews.com -

By Anton Woronczuk for the Real News. Well, Dr. King was involved in a whole range of activities in the five years that separated the March on Washington and his assassination. And yet these [...]

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