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 [...]

Teachers At A Crossroads: Time To Heed Dr. King’s Call

By Craig Gordon, www.livingindialogue.com -

By Craig Gordon for Living In Dialogue - Promoters of so-called school reform frequently exhort educators to “teach with urgency.” This slogan trumpets their supposed determination to immediately [...]

Beyond Capitalism: A Revolution Of Values

By Nancy Price, www.thealliancefordemocracy.org -

By Nancy Price, for the Alliance for Democracy. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most revolutionary 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” marked his movement, from civil rights to a [...]

Newsletter: Praise For The Radicals

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

In his recent article, “The Dance of Liberals and Radicals”, the liberal Robert Kuttner writes, “No great social change in America has occurred without radicals, beginning with the struggle to [...]

Malcolm X’s Teachings Being Revived 50 Years After His Death

By Sam P.K. Collins, www.thinkprogress.org -

Black Americans, many of whom have taken to the streets in protest in recent months, have evoked the spirit of Malcolm X by candidly expressing their frustration with what they consider an unfair [...]

Newsletter: Our Task-The Future As A Frontier

Sam Smith gave this talk, “On Becoming and Being an Activist,” at a teen conference. The essence of his message is that we are facing serious crises and we have to make a choice of whether we [...]

Huge Turnout For Denver MLK Marade, Many New Faces

By Staff, www.popularresistance.org -

Monday's celebration was bolstered by thousands of first-time participants, motivated to march by the protests over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Activists said this year's [...]

Protesters Interrupt Alabama Governor’s Inauguration

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

A group of citizens from Selma, Montgomery, and other cities and towns from around the state of Alabama interrupted Governor Robert Bentley’s inauguration address to sing “We Shall Overcome” and [...]

Thousands Rally Across The Nation To #ReclaimMLK

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

Over 50 Cities Nationwide Rally Against Police Abuse and For Racial Justice on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Thousands of people across the country took to the streets to reclaim the legacy of [...]

From Selma To Citizens United: Struggle For One Person, One Vote

By Chris Kromm, www.southernstudies.org -

The 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches -- and the brutal backlash to them from Alabama state troopers -- galvanized national support for the Voting Rights Act, changing the balance of power in the [...]

Newsletter: What It Means To #ReclaimMLK

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.PopularResistance.org -

This week, in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, people around the country are organizing actions to #ReclaimMLK as the true person he was; one that recognized the roots of the [...]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Democratic Synthesis: United Americanism?

By Caleb Jacobo, www.nationofchange.org -

“Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social. And the kingdom of brotherhood is neither in the thesis in communism nor the antithesis of capitalism, but lies [...]

For Whom the Bell Tolls

By Kathy Kelly, , www.truth-out.org -

On the same day they learned of the King Center’s call, the young members of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, in a home I was sharing with them in Kabul, were grieving the fresh news of seven Afghan [...]

Portland MLK Rally Honors More Radical King

By Pete Shaw, www.portlandoccupier.org -

On Friday January 17th, over 150 supporters of people without housing and day laborers marched to Portland City Hall to demand the City Council live up to King’s vision of a truly compassionate [...]

Dr. King: Beyond The Dreamer, A Personal Story

By Gar Alperovitz, www.sojo.net -

IN THE LAST YEAR of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. struggled with what are best understood as existential challenges as he began to move toward an ever-more-profound and radical understanding [...]

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