Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

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.

▶ Democracy Now! Former Congressman Ron Dellums: Organizing for Peace Forces Us to Challenge All Forms of Injustice

Dellums: “Peace is the superior idea, that the umbrella movement for—of all movements, the peace movement, because to come together under the banner of peace forces us to challenge all forms of injustice,” Dellums said at the recent conference, “Vietnam: The Power of Protest.”

Political Smears in U.S. Never Change: the NYT’s 1967 Attack on MLK’s Anti-War Speech

Greenwald: The attack of the NYT editors on King for that speech is strikingly familiar, because it’s completely identical to how anti-war advocates in the U.S. are maligned today. It begins by lecturing King that his condemnation of U.S. militarism is far too simplistic: “the moral issues in Vietnam are less clear cut than he suggests.” It accuses him of “slandering” the U.S. by comparing it to evil regimes. And it warns him that anti-war activism could destroy the civil rights movement, because he is guilty of overstating American culpability and downplaying those of its enemies

Kathy Kelly: Sing Another Song

Kelly: Saturday is the anniversary of our loss of Dr. King, who, on an April 4th exactly one year before his death, told us that “we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway.”

Henry A. Giroux | Hollywood Heroism in the Age of Empire: From “Citizenfour” and “Selma” to “American Sniper”

Giroux: The stories a society tells about itself are a measure of how it values itself, its children, the ideals of democracy and its future.

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Greg Palast: From White Sheets to Spreadsheets

Palast: It took six months for my investigations team, in coordination with Al-Jazeera America, to get its hands on the names of those tagged for the voting rights slaughter.

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Amy Goodman | Civil Rights: From Sundance, to Selma, to South Carolina

 Goodman: “Selma” is the story of one of the key moments in the civil-rights movement, the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, best remembered for “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, when the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge was violently attacked by Alabama State Police.

#ReclaimMLK: Bringing the Long View Into Contemporary Racial Politics

Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy isn’t like a stone statue with fixed significance and predictable contours—it takes on different meanings depending on the American cultural climate at a given moment. truthdig.com  January 19, 2015 Twitter/#ReclaimMLK This year’s observations of Martin Luther King Day around the country carried the charge of galvanizing events in the latter […]

▶ Nina Simone: Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)

Published on Feb 21, 2013 “Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)” by Nina Simone Recording session: Live in Stockholm, 1968 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find […]