by Zaid Jilani, The Intercept In 1999, the polling agency Gallup set out to determine the individuals Americans most admired in the 20th century. Mother Teresa came in first, with 49 percent of Americans putting her at the top; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ranked second, with 34 percent placing him on the same list. But, the… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Spent The Last Year Of His Life Detested By The Liberal Establishment
REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.: I want to talk with you mainly about our struggle in the United States and, before taking my seat, talk about some of the larger struggles in the whole world and some of the more difficult struggles in places like South Africa. But there is a desperate, poignant question on the lips of people… Continue reading 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
The nihilism in black America has become a massive spiritual blackout in America. The undeniable collapse of integrity, honesty and decency in our public and private life has fueled even more racial hatred and contempt. The rule of Big Money and its attendant culture of cupidity and mendacity has so poisoned our hearts, minds and… Continue reading America is spiritually bankrupt. We must fight back together
The world’s 500 richest people have increased their wealth by $1tn (£745bn) so far this year due to a huge increase in the value of global stock markets, which are likely to finish 2017 at record highs. ... The globe’s 500 richest people, as measured by the Bloomberg billionaires index,have seen the value of the wealth… Continue reading Richest 500 see their wealth increase by $1tn
by Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy, Oxfam International This week saw the launch of the first ‘World Inequality Report’ written by the team at the Paris School of Economics and based on the data collected by over 100 researchers behind the World Incomes Database. The summary is very short and full of fantastic charts, well worth taking a look… Continue reading The World Inequality Report
Fifty years ago Sunday — Christmas Eve 1967 — the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in his pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and told the congregation that in order to achieve peace on earth, “we must develop a world perspective,” a vision for the entire planet. “Yes,” he said, “as nations… Continue reading Dr. King’s last Christmas sermon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSlHVZpNxMM Robert Reich looks the rise of Big Money in politics, the decline of our democracy, and Trump's election.