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Defending the First Amendment

Paul Ortiz Portside
*Organize where you are* and please understand a simple truth. The widening assault on K-20 education, union rights, intellectual freedom and the First Amendment is soon coming to your back yard if it hasn't yet arrived.

The Poor at the Crossroads

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The poor are what Dr. King once called “a new and unsettling force” capable of transforming “our complacent national life.”

Abolition Democracy’s Forgotten Founder

Robin D. G. Kelley Boston Review
While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.

What Noir Films Taught Us About Police

Joe George The Progressive Magazine
Before copaganda became widely televised in shows like “Law & Order,” police were more accurately portrayed as abusers of power.

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
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