Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church – then and now. As the confederate flag was held aloft by white supremacist Trump supporters inside the smashed up heart of USA democracy, it’s clear that America is not turning the corner away from Trumpism. Rather, it seems even darker times are ahead as Biden takes office and the battle… Continue reading MLK Day: Dismantling MLK’s Triple Evils – Let’s Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety
through a new, Global Poor People’s Campaign and renewed Economic Bill of Rights Now more than ever, we are coming to appreciate how inter-connected are the political, economic and military forces that combine to produce the profound levels of poverty, racial discrimination and conflict we see around the world. Neo-liberalism – as some describe it,… Continue reading An End to Poverty, Racism & Militarism
At the time of his murder, Dr. King was working on The Poor People’s Campaign – a mass movement with its Poor People’s March on Washington planned for summer 1968. It was a more radical successor to the March on Washington on August 1963 and called for an occupation – Resurrection City – a tented community of… Continue reading 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign
Internationalising the Poor People’s Campaign #MLKGlobal and why we need a new Citizens Global March on Power in the spirit of the Poor People’s Campaign ‘We all face the same problems, in different contexts. We need to be harmonious in the global telling of the story’ Itumeleng D Mothoagae, University of South Africa We are… Continue reading 2018 PPC for Today and the World
FROM 1968 TO 2018 - AN ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS FOR 21ST CENTURY Despite the intervening decades since the Poor People’s Campaign, it is true to say that Dr King would recognise the same issues today as he faced then – inequality, corporate power, racism and militarism. Now, we have other factors that also need to be incorporated… Continue reading Dr King’s Econ Bill of Rights revived
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An Economic Bill of Rights for 21st Century In the summer of 1967, King announced what was to be the most expansively radical adventure of his life – a national movement called the Poor People’s Campaign, mobilizing Black, White, Hispanic, Native American. It was to demand an annual $30bn federal investment to deliver full employment,… Continue reading An Economic Bill of Rights for 21st Century: the Universal Basic Income