Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that racial justice was not attainable without economic justice—and that fight was about equity, dignity, and a brighter future for all of our children.
As we celebrate his birth on this day in 1929, it’s on us to carry out his work.
carrying out his work would mean using the political power you have to oppose u.s militarism and capitalism. carrying out his work would mean advocating for the withdrawal of u.s military bases in africa (AFRICOM), and standing with all people oppressed by u.s empire.
When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of
kings thoughts on capitalism
“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person- oriented" society.
poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say
Dr. King speaks on the history of Vietnam and the France and U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Dr. King exposes the U.S. here as the U.S. has often been involved in hindering the “third world” nations ability to be self-determining.
Land is wealth. When we say land back, we mean breaking up these corporate agricultural monopolies. We mean land back to Indigenous, Black, and Brown people and wealth back to those who work the land—not billionaire parasites like Bill Gates.
On 17 January 1961, Patrice Lumumba, the Congo’s first leader, was murdered. Congolese scholar and activist, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, writes about Lumumba's leadership of the nationalist movement and argues liberation has yet to take place in Africa.
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Martina Standley is a survivor of CPD violence! She gave us permission to share her story. .@kingcalloway_ exposed #LoriLieFoot’s cover up & forced CPD to release the video of Martina being ran over & pinned by a cop car for 8 minutes!
Sundiata, like so many others, is a victim of the FBI’s COINTELPRO efforts. He has been incarcerated for 47 years and his continued incarceration is a drain on resources. Sundiata deserves to be free. He will turn 84 years old on January 14th. Bring him home. #BringSundiataHome
Joe Biden has just announced that his pick to head USAID (which is a CIA cutout that creates regime change) is Samantha Power - AKA the woman who pushed for the US to bomb Libya into a failed state that now has open-air slave markets. She calls that "humanitarian intervention."
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