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Monday, January 16, 2012
Marta Daniels
Occupying the Future: From Here to Everywhere
In less than three months, the Occupy Wall Street movement has gone from inhabiting hundreds of physical spaces in large cities, to occupying public discussion and action in thousands of small...
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Martin Luther King, Jr
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City:
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Mary Elizabeth King
How to Learn Nonviolent Resistance as King Did
How does one learn nonviolent resistance? The same way that Martin Luther King Jr. did—by study, reading and interrogating seasoned tutors. King would eventually become the person most responsible...
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John Nichols
'Right-to-Work' and the Jim Crow Legacy That Affronts King's Memory
When the Congress of Industrial Organizations launched “Operation Dixie” in the aftermath of World War II, with the goal not just of organizing unions in the states of the old Confederacy but of...
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Gary Younge
For Too Many African-Americans, Prison is a Legacy Passed from Father to Son
According to Jeffrey Gamble, the luckiest day of his life was when his car hit the kerb at the corner of Jefferson and National in Los Angeles while he was drunk-driving. It flew over a fence,...
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Everette R.H. Thompson
Let's Stop Sentencing Children to Life without Parole
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way it treats its children," Nelson Mandela once said. If that's the case, the United States has much soul-searching to do. The United...
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Paul Krugman
How Fares the Dream?
“I have a dream,” declared Martin Luther King, in a speech that has lost none of its power to inspire. And some of that dream has come true. When King spoke in the summer of 1963, America was a...
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Nick Turse
The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare
American fighter jets screamed over the Iraqi countryside heading for the MQ-1 Predator drone, while its crew in California stood by helplessly. What had begun as an ordinary reconnaissance mission...
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Chris Hedges
Why I’m Suing Barack Obama
Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint Friday in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon...
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