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Beyond Afghanistan: Choosing Nonviolence, WRL

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A Statement from the War Resister’s League Martin Luther King, Jr. (via last.fm) As we approach the April 4 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s great 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” [audio] speech in New York City’s Riverside Church, the War Resisters League reiterates King’s urgent cry for nonviolence—and nonviolent resistance. The parallels between the war in Afghanistan and the U.S. war against Vietnam fill us with foreboding. While we adamantly oppose continued U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan and Pakistan, we also call upon people of conscience to think beyond Afghanistan…read more

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White recession, Black depression: Let’s make racial inequality a piece of Black history

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[From San Francisco Bay View] by Dedrick Muhammad and Michael Brown Nearly half of all Black children live beneath the poverty line – a figure almost identical to that which existed on the day Martin Luther King was assassinated, and four times the average for western European countries. During this Black History Month, the nation and the world anxiously watch the living Black history that is taking place with the first African American president. Yet at this very same moment the future of Black America is in an exceedingly precarious…read more

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In Final Legal Act, Bush Appeals Spy Ruling

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[From Wired] By David Kravets   With a mere 64 minutes left in its last full day in office, the Bush administration asked a federal judge to stay enforcement of a  ruling that would keep alive a lawsuit which tests whether the president can bypass the Congress and eavesdrop on Americans without warrants. The request was lodged with U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco at 10:56 p.m. EST on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — about 13 hours before the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The filing…read more

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