MLK Assassination Day Desecrated By NATO Festivities

By Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford, -

The Trump regime will host NATO’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Washington on April 4, the day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. “We see this as a grotesque desecration of the [...]

Kennedy And King Families, Advisers And Allies Call For Reopening Of Assassination Investigations

By Open Letter, Google Doc. -

Gary L. Aguilar, MD, is a private practicing ophthalmologist in San Francisco, a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of California-San Francisco, and the vice chief of staff at [...]

Martin Luther King Day And The Unspeakable

By Edward Curtin, -

As Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated with a national holiday, his death day disappears down the memory hole. Across the country – in response to the King Holiday and Service Act passed [...]

The Forgotten, Radical Martin Luther King Jr.

By Matt Berman, -

By Matt Berman for National Journal. Martin Luther King Jr. was not just the safe-for-all-political-stripes civil-rights activist he is often portrayed as today. He was never just the "I Have a [...]

Beyond NATO: Time To Break The Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Fifty-two years ago on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  gave his most important speech ever, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." King's conscience drove [...]

The Influence Of Gandhian Socialism On Du Bois And King

By R. Divya Nair, -

Mohandas K. Gandhi began agitating for the independence of the Indian people from colonial rule in the early twentieth century. In 1921, he took leadership of the Indian National Congress, [...]

The Washington Post’s ‘Breakthrough’ On The MLK Murder

By William F. Pepper and Andrew Kreig, -

For the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder, The Washington Post last week overcame its tainted history of softball coverage and published a hard-hitting account quoting the [...]

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

By Cornel West, -

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 [...]

King’s Dream Included Economic Equality, Too

By Jessicah Pierre, -

April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, King was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his [...]

Reflections on MLK, Jr.

By Sam Jordan, Popular Resistance -

Like so many, I remember precisely where I was and what I was doing when I learned of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Within hours of Dr. King’s assassination and while a participant [...]

Turning King’s Dream Into A Nightmare

By Chris Hedges, -

Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It has become a day to celebrate ourselves for “overcoming” racism and “fulfilling” [...]

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

By Anton Woronczuk, -

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 [...]

What Can We Learn from MLK About US Elections

By Richard Moser, -

By Richard Moser for Be Freedom - The scale of our problems are far too great. There is far too much at stake. The problems we face are dangerous, deeply embedded, institutionalized. There is no [...]

50 Years Later We Still Must Reject US Wars

By Ajamu Baraka, -

By Ajamu Baraka for In his speech at Riverside Church, King not only criticized U.S. actions in Vietnam but identified the cultural pathologies at the center of U.S. society. “I [...]

Heed King’s Words On A ‘Revolution Of Values’

By Nancy Price, -

By Nancy Price for The Davis Enterprise - Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” of August 1963, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, is the most widely [...]