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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.

Tidbits - March 1, 2018 - Reader Comments: Parkland vs. NRA; Need to Tackle Military Budget; War on Workers - Labor in 70s, Janus, West Virginia Teachers; Fight Continues - Memphis - April 2 - 4; and more.....

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Reader Comments: Parkland vs. NRA; Trump's Arming of Teachers - Not; Criticism of Pledge to Transform the Resistance, and America; Labor - War on Workers, Labor in the 70s, Janus, West Virginia Teachers on Strike; Science; Sex and Drugs; I AM 2018 - The Fight Continues - Memphis - April 2 - 4; and more.....

Against National Security Citizenship

Aziz Rana Boston Review
King went much further than simply declaring his opposition to the Vietnam War. He also declared his hostility to U.S. militarism in all its forms and asserted that such hostility was integral to his account of black freedom.

Dr. King and Ms. Baker

Ted Glick Future Hope
Dr. King and Ella Baker were the two primary leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in its first couple of years of existence, between 1958 and 1960. King was the heart, soul and speaking voice of SCLC; Baker was the Executive Secretary. Baker was a public speaker too, but she was primarily the behind-the-scenes, get-things-done, relationship-building person.

Dr. King’s Crusade, Economic Justice and Media Consolidation

Bob Hennelly Salon
King’s critique of power was never purely about race: The collapse of independent media is partly what got us here. It was the independent and radical left media that forced mainstream media to cover the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, poverty and the fight against it. Over the last 15 years, more than half the jobs in the news industry had disappeared, media consolidation will quicken this trend.
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