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We can’t miss this moment: Willie Baptist

People's Dispatch
The Poor People's Campaign brings together people who usually are apart; leaders from the ranks of the poor are learning from each other. We got to dig deep among the people who are hurting, so we can give unity to a movement to better conditions.

The Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas

Lynn Parramore Institute for New Economic Thinking
A new book argues that King’s suspicion of American capitalism and his passion for economic justice did not represent a turn in his last tumultuous years. They were there all along.

Radical New Leaders Are Reviving Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign

Lewis M. Steel Common Dreams
Today's Poor People's Campaign seeks to develop local leadership, including strong representation of the millions of poor people — black, brown, and white — to create a multi-racial, multi-gendered, intergenerational movement to heal the racial and economic divides tearing America apart.

What Would Martin Luther King Do?

Ron Young Truthdig
Had he lived, there is little doubt that King would have opposed the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, not only based on his principled commitment to nonviolence and against war, but because, like the Vietnam War, these wars have robbed our nation of essential human and economic resources, ...

Friday Nite Videos | March 30, 2018

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Cornel West on 'The Radical King.' The Beatles | Revolution. How the NRA Hijacks Gun Control Debates. Fallback Friday With Sacha Jenkins and Baratunde Thurston. MLK’s Radical Final Years.

MLK’s Radical Final Years

Fifty years ago Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated at age 39. This program looks back at the last three years of King’s life, beginning after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King set his eyes on radical new objectives, launching a Poor People’s Campaign and campaigning to stop the Vietnam War.
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