Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK was assassinated exactly one year to the day he came out strongly against the US war in Vietnam.  On April 4, 1967 he gave his now famous speech “Beyond Vietnam” at the Riverside Church in NY City.  On April 4, 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis, TN while he was organizing for a Massive Poor People’s March on Washington DC for the summer of 68.  He was talking about the need for massive civil disobedience in the nation’s capitol to deal with issues of economic injustice. 

I believe one of King’s statement that sealed his fate  was when he talked about the “giant triplets of evil: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism.” 

Let’s us carry on King’s vision of nonviolence as we continue to deal with the giant triplets of evil:  Racism, Militarism and Capitalism.  Never Give Up!

Solidarity forever.

Jim Albertini


Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives

Nicholas Powers, Truthout

More than five decades ago, Martin Luther King Jr. implored the civil rights movement to recognize the role of war in creating mass poverty and global carnage. War, King said, robs society of the funds to uplift the poor and kills the working-class people who fight it. Today, we must recognize that the cost of a war with Iran would be more homelessness, hunger and mass death.
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In Anti-Communist Fervor, FBI Built a 500-Page File on Coretta Scott King

Aaron J. Leonard, Truthout

The FBI’s aggressive monitoring of Martin Luther King Jr. is common knowledge; what’s less known is that Coretta Scott King was also meticulously monitored by the Bureau, which compiled over 500 pages of records on her. While the stated reason was suspicion of Communist infiltration in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the file is more of a testament to the larger racist ugliness festering in the U.S., then as now.
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