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MLK's vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever | Glenn Greenwald | Opinion | The Guardian
https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1087330612883660800 On April 4, 1967, speaking at Riverside Church, MLK called the US Government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today", and the leading exponent of "the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so long"
In response to that beautiful speech, the NYT Editorial Page - headlined "Dr. King's Error" - condemned MLK for “slandering” the US by comparing it to evil regimes & falsely linking foreign militarism to domestic inequities
UK  MLK  Military–industrial  complex  Empire 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
The Pledge | 8th February 2018 - YouTube
arguments against violence don't hold up in a perverse violent opressive environment. (see hedges, cornel west, Malcom X, etc) especially if your elite "fellows" sell you down the river (barack Obama eric holder and co). Or see Vietnam, Buddhists burned themselves (self-immolation) up because of the injustice and their beliefs. Or Bobby Sands et al. Indefinite hunger strikes. Or Guantanamo/AbuGhraib if I am not mistaken, people there went on hunger strike. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/womens-rights-100-revolutionary-years - Suffragette //&! the women who chose to sit in protest on the bus in the white section, and the what followed blacks entering white establishments. a knowingly intentional provocation not answered by law and order but by public violence. //&! or the 2011 uk youth riots - debatable, but a grain of salt, violence answered w violence in this case looting ... what else? a bank? which is an impossibility. or looting your neighborhood block of flat Grenfell? // especially institutionalized structural oppression regime against minorities. or institutional disadvantaged.
Identity  Politics  Chris  Hedges  Cornel  West  MalcomX  MLK  BAME  UK  blacklivesmatter  Jim  Crow  post-racial  America  Feminism  violence  sexism  Sexismus  democracy  history  LGBT  minority  No  Representation  discrimination  injustice  justice  USA  Sociology  Psychology  Philosophy  women  rights  gender-based  Pankhurst  #MeToo 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
End austerity – and kickstart Martin Luther King’s revolution of values | Richard Kozul-Wright | Opinion | The Guardian
Hyperglobalisation has concentrated massive wealth in a few hands, boosting the cult of materialism that the great civil rights campaigner warned us about // Byung-Chul Han // The real threat now is to the underlying trust, cohesion and sense of fairness that markets depend upon in order to function effectively. Against this, insisting that “there is no alternative” is yesterday’s political slogan. People everywhere desire much the same thing: a decent job, a secure home, a safe environment, a better future for their children and a government that listens and responds to their concerns. They want a different deal from that offered by hyperglobalisation. Prosperity for all cannot be delivered by austerity-minded politicians, rent-seeking corporations and speculative bankers. What is urgently needed now is a global new deal. Three elements – recovery, regulation and redistribution – remain at the heart of any such deal. Book Richard Kozul-Wright is director of the globalisation and development strategies division in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Its annual report, Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal, is published today
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september 2017 by asterisk2a
Why Hillary Clinton’s ‘super-predator’ concession is such a big moment for political protest - The Washington Post
Clinton’s 1996 speech included some language about these so-called super-predators implying that they were a generation of guilt- and compassion-free sociopaths who, in the interest of society, simply had to be contained. [...] Clinton seemed audibly and visibly irritated, saying she would answer if allowed to speak and then, even more notably, “that no one had ever asked her that before.” Then, Clinton essentially moved on with her regularly scheduled fundraising program. There was no accounting, partial or full, for her 1996 position nor how she arrived at her 2016 stance on criminal justice reform. Moving on. [...] Clinton decided to offer an apology for using that “super-predator” and “brought to heel” language. In the 1990s both were part of a relatively popular but now largely discredited theory about rising youth crime. [ tough on crime was] effective tactic with white voters, because in the [US] there are a whole host of persistent stereotypes abt race & criminality.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Oscars head acts over lack of nominees' diversity - BBC News
Oscars head [...] taking action to "alter the make-up" of their membership, after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith's refusal to attend because of the mostly white nominees. Boone Isaacs praised the "wonderful work" of the nominees but said she was "heartbroken" at the lack of diversity. Lee said on Instagram he "cannot support" the "lily white" awards show. [...] Lee was appalled at "forty white actors in two years"being nominated [...] Jada Pinkett Smith: "Begging for acknowledgement... diminishes dignity and power" [...] Last year, there were similar calls to boycott the ceremony but Lee and Pinkett Smith are the first high-profile figures to carry out the threat. Neil Patrick Harris presented the show and the audience figures were down 16% to a six-year low. The hashtag "OscarsSoWhite" was heavily used after Thursday's announcement. [...] Idris Elba has described the American Dream as "the most famous diversity policy of all" //&! on.fb.me/207pLwp //&! http://bit.ly/1StGXLk
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Paris Lees: On Germaine Greer and the Hypocrisy of the 'Left' | VICE | United Kingdom
the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, pointed out that freedom of expression is not absolute and words can lead to violence: "History has shown us time and again the dangers of demonising foreigners and minorities." [...] People can and do change. Bigots don't. That is what makes them bigots. Germaine Greer has been shitting on trans people for over 40 years. Germaine Greer is a bigot. [...] The way people think about trans people and the way people treat trans people are clearly completely unrelated. // via redd.it/3tlbcg //&! apperently Richard Dawkins blocked her on Twitter after that article; bit.ly/1XnkhKE
Transgender  minority  hate  speech  hate  crime  Germaine  Greer  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobic  Homophobia  refugee  crisis  free  speech  freedom  of  speech  freedom  of  expression  freedom  of  press  Polarisation  propaganda  corporate  media  corporate  state  Positioning  reframing  framing  spin  doctor  ethnic  minority  black  minority  post-racial  America  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Islamophobia  prejudice  bias  label  boxes  labels  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  LGBTQIASP  LGBT  manufactured  consent  Antisemitismus  antisemitism  bigotry  racism  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  snap  judgement  stigma  double  standard  hypocrisy  MLK  injustice  economic  justice 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges June 8, 2015 Town Hall Seattle - YouTube
Ceased all power and rendered the citizen powerless. This is no capitalistic democracy. This is crony capitalism. Capitalism has no internal constraints. remove external constraints & it will see & use everything (private free market enterprise) as replaceable & commodity w a price (even the planet): the environment, workers health. &! non-violent revolution! // Revolutions are internal affairs w different dynamic. All succesful revolutions are fundamentally non-violent. No revolution is successful until sizable internal protection/security defects (Whistleblower et al) and refuses to fight for the discredited regime/plutocracy/oligarchy/Elite/Super Rich/1%/Corporation/crony capitalism/tax evasion/tax avoidance and joins the revolution. // Living in truth & speaking the truth to power. Pulling people into the streets & discrediting the status quo. Dont pit people against each other. Essay. The power of the powerless // If we do not break it. We & our children have no future!
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
If People Understood This One Thing, We Would Have Revolution Overnight - YouTube
Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards a guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, along with the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a guaranteed basic income for all even more urgent in 2014 than in the 1960s. [...] In his new book, The Economics of Revolution, DeGraw writes: “Having that much wealth consolidated within a mere 1% of the population, while a record number of people toil in poverty and debt, is a crime against humanity. For example, it would only cost 0.5% of the 1%’s wealth to eliminate poverty nationwide. Also consider that at least 40% of the 1%’s accounted for wealth is sitting idle. That’s an astonishing $13 trillion in wealth hoarded away, unused.” In this clip from the full 30-minute interview, DeGraw points out that the Federal Reserve is already printing money and giving it away to the financial elite.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Erica Chenoweth: «Why Civil Resistance works» - YouTube
[further videos from the Series] // >> Yes Men: Anleitung zum humorvollen Widerstand - http://youtu.be/bR7IGl9wqSg &! Protest auf dem Maidan: «Wir bleiben stark!» - http://youtu.be/DX3juSAr7Lg &! Gezi: «Dieser Kampf ist weltumspannend» - http://youtu.be/BXDQkVgXgPU &! Popovic: «Man kann so vieles mehr machen als herumzubrüllen» - http://youtu.be/y9V77UBw5uE &! Ahmed Zaino kämpft mit Ping-Pong-Bällen für ein gerechteres Syrien - http://youtu.be/ff7dUGukawM
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february 2015 by asterisk2a

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