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Jazz Speaks for Life – Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964

Andrew Read; Martin Luther King Jazz in Europe
To celebrate Martin Luther King day we are reposting article first published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK on the 4th of April 1968. The article re-publishes Dr King’s speech at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1964

Ted Cruz Invokes Dr. King, and Scholars See a Familiar Distortion

Jennifer Schuessler New York Times
In the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Ted Cruz cited the famous “I Have a Dream” speech to suggest King would have opposed race-conscious policies. It was a striking moment, in a day full of them.

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Moderate

Peter Dreier Common Dreams
Martin Luther King called himself a democratic socialist. He believed that America needed a “radical redistribution of economic and political power.” He challenged America’s class system and its racial caste system. He opposed US militarism

Tidbits - Mar. 25, 2021 - Reader Comments: Voter Suppression; Asian Americans; Deb Haaland; Andrew Cuomo; Football; Manufacturing; Private Equity; Postal Workers Strike corrections; Myanmar Solidarity; MLK’s Beyond Vietnam speech; more....

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The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

William J. Barber, Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
Thanks to years of hyper militarization, American police departments are recreating our global war zones here at home. With these weapons on our streets, our history of structural racism becomes that much deadlier.

Tidbits - Feb. 6, 2020 - Reader Comments: Guilty -Not Impeached; Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

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