Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

David Swanson Discusses “Curing American Exceptionalism”

Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? 

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.

War Deaths and Taxes by John LaForge

This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!

A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country

No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.

Greg Palast | How JFK Saved MLK’s Life and So Won the Presidency

“No Comment” Nixon
versus A Candidate with a Heart, Senator Kennedy

John Dear | The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

Now, 50 years on, King’s words take on more weight with each passing hour.

Chris Hedges | Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy Corporate State

“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”

Guns Before Country | Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.

The Cost of War: Jack Nelson Pallmeyer at Peacestock (Video)

Militarism as religion in America, permanent war state, and non-military solutions.

The Great Correction – Eliza Gilkyson (Music Video)

Thanks, once again, for your musical commentary about our bewildering world; your heartfelt lyrics, simple strong guitar work–support for us resisters. (A viewer comment on the video page)

David Swanson | Untrump the World — It Won’t Self-Impeach

Power concedes nothing without a demand, said Frederick Douglass.

Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

The argument over violence and nonviolence — one of the oldest and most divisive on the left — is back.

Kazu Haga | Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

Violence is also limited in one very important way, and that is that violence can never create relationships.

Jon Else | Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy: Whose Streets? (Then and Now)

What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?

Juan Cole | In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

A reactionary is worse than a conservative.

“People are not going to be silenced”

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Aislinn Pulley | The System That Killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Cannot Be Reformed

We are fighting for a world in which death at the hands of senseless violence — including the violence of the state or vigilantes, and the poisoning of the planet by pollution and war — is a distant memory of an antiquated society long ago.

John Pilger | Silencing America as it prepares for war

 A few years ago, I attended a popular exhibition called “The Price of Freedom” at the venerable Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The lines of ordinary people, mostly children shuffling through a Santa’s grotto of revisionism, were dispensed a variety of lies: the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved “a million lives”; Iraq was “liberated [by] air strikes of unprecedented precision”. The theme was unerringly heroic: only Americans pay the price of freedom.

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

The book careens around the globe, diving into campaigns and surfacing to offer fresh and often surprising lessons, even when examining well-known events.

Peter Dreier: Can Bernie Revive King’s Dream—Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

Dreier: Now that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King’s dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.