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Martin Luther King Jr

My Long-Lost Conversation With John Lewis on His Vision of Nonviolence

In this never-before-released interview, the late civil rights leader and congressman talks systemic racism, permanent warfare, extreme poverty and nonviolence as a way of life.

Rev. John Dear ·

Can America's Soul Be Saved From Poison Injected by Trump?

Only by acknowledging the evil caused by the simultaneous presence of racism, materialism, and militarism, will it be remotely possible for the United States to take the first few halting steps toward redemption.

Andrew Bacevich ·

The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead

These losses will haunt us for centuries to come

Rivera Sun ·

Biden's Inauguration Gives Us New Hope, but the Movement for Justice Must Continue to Build on Its Own Agenda

There should be no reluctance to work with Biden to help pass critical reforms, but at the same time, the pressure for outside must continue to build for there to be any hope of change.

Jesse Jackson ·

Israel Was Designated an Apartheid State by B'Tselem. What Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Thought of That.

Those who argue that Dr. King would have had no problem with Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank after 1967 are being illogical.

Juan Cole ·

Progressives Push Back as Trump, Pentagon, and ICE 'Hijack' MLK's Message

"Dr. King was an anti-war, anti-capitalist justice seeker who rejected poverty, racism, militarism, and the death penalty," Rep. Ayanna Pressley reminded those who would co-opt the slain human rights leader's words.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

The Nation Must Have the Moral Courage To Carry on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Earth does not belong to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, or the white supremacists of the world. 

Rev Dr Liz Theoharis ·

Poor People's Campaign MLK Day Message to Biden: Act on Bold Agenda to Heal Nation

"In 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called out the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism. In 2021, his words are no less relevant."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Amid Trump Killing Spree, Family of Martin Luther King Jr Joins Chorus Demanding: 'Abolish the Death Penalty'

Corey Johnson—who was Black, Covid-19 positive, and had an intellectual disability—was executed Thursday. Dustin Higgs, also Black and infected with the virus, is now set to be the 13th person put to death since Trump resumed federal killings.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Christians as Dangerous Good Samaritans

Honest Christians must unapologetically assert that Jesus’s message is totally at odds with society's dominant culture. 

Gary Olson ·