Writing, Organizing, & Creative Arts
“Whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”
“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.”
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King was assassinated by the United States Government according to the King Family civil trial verdict, but nobody even apologized. Justice was deferred.
“We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”
– King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of
the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. :
the rest of the story: http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/MartinLutherKing
Remember that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought workers’ justice and dignity
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The rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement
The inspiring resistance in the streets of Ferguson has gone national since last August. In a document written for discussion–and finished before the shootings of two NYPD offers faced activists with a right-wing backlash–Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor explains the background for this upsurge and analyzes the movement that has taken new shape over the last months of the year. Here, we print excerpts from that document, edited for general publication.
Chicagoans take the streets to declare that Black Lives Matter
A MOVEMENT has erupted against police brutality and shaken U.S. society to its core.
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“I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous – if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. I attack the monsters, the phantoms of imagination that have ruled the world. I attack slavery. I ask for room — room for the human mind.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Ghosts and Other Lectures
“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.”
― Winston S. Churchill
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”