Anniversary Of MLK Assassination: The Poor People’s Campaign

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 8:29 am

Today is the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. Contrary to the sanitized saccharine version of Martin Luther King most school children are force fed stands the real man. A radical. A democratic socialist. A man truly despised in the circles of power. Who, in the last campaign before he was struck [...]

The FBI Wrote A Letter To Martin Luther King Telling Him To Commit Suicide

By: Monday January 21, 2013 11:40 am

Happy Martin Luther King Day. To honor Martin Luther King it seems appropriate to remember what the government of his time (and clearly ours) did to thwart his activism. Letters of Note published an interesting piece of correspondence this time last year. It is a letter from the FBI, written in 1964, trying to convince [...]

And Another Thing on Obama’s Last Lecture

By: Monday July 18, 2011 6:10 am

At the risk of harping on a three-minute video, I want to respond to something from over the weekend. Steve Benen had a look at Barack Obama’s last lecture, and let’s just say he had a different reaction. But he made a point that I wanted to get to in my original post, so now [...]

Jeh Johnson’s Full Remarks at Pentagon on Martin Luther King and Afghanistan

By: Friday January 14, 2011 1:00 pm

Yesterday, Jeh Johnson, General Counsel for the Defense Department, delivered a speech at the Pentagon in commemoration of Martin Luther King day. He was a good choice for the speech. Johnson, like King, graduated from Morehouse College, and at Morehouse he struck up a 35-year relationship with Martin Luther King III. He was active in [...]

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