Martin Luther King Jr: War As An Enemy of the Poor

Abby Zimet

In response to this week's outrageous Pentagon claim, unbacked by
fact or logic, that Martin Luther King Jr. might have supported the
Afghanistan War, Brave New Foundation offers as reality
check MLK's passionate 1967 speech
at Riverside Church where he proclaimed the Vietnam War - or any other –
"an enemy of the poor," adding facts and figures that make it more monstrously true than ever. Shame for stealing the man's words, values and

"A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say
of war, 'This way of settling differences is not just.'... A nation that
continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than
on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

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