Martin Luther King Jr

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Kings Bay Plowshares 7 members pose for a photo with a banner showing peace activist Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo: Kings Bay Plowshares 7)
"To be clear," said Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day and one of the sentenced, "these weapons are not private property, they belong to the people of the United States; they belong to me, to you, to us."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A horse-drawn carriage carrying the body Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge on July 26, 2020 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
"An incredibly moving and fitting tribute for John Lewis, a man who carried the...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is planning a historic digital assembly and march for June 20 and 21, 2020.
"Those whose backs are against the wall are pushing this whole nation towards...

Further

This year's Martin Luther King Day comes with the usual dose of cognitive dissonance - the hateful Mike Pence is quoting him?! - along with an added shot of racist punk privilege from a mob of MAGA-hatted white boys of Covington Catholic who swarmed, taunted and jeered a Native American elder because they felt they could. King knew there is nothing new under the divisive sun. "This wasn't boys being boys," said one critic. "This is America being America."

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