Archiv: Martin Luther King


27.02.2020 - 21:48 [ Chicago Sun Times ]

The important word in ‘democratic socialism’ is ‘democratic’

And on this, Dr. Martin Luther King — often smeared as a “red” or a communist — was very clear. In 1966, he confided to his staff:

“You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of the slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism. There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.”

21.01.2020 - 06:22 [ Nicole Alexander Fisher ‏/ Twitter ]

Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Elizabeth Warren at the Zion Baptist Church. Bernie: „Elizabeth, we should say hello, because half of the world is terribly interested on this issue.“ Tulsi: „This is the handshake that went around the world.“ Bernie: „You just approved it.“

26.11.2019 - 18:26 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

My personal commitment is to always treat you and all Americans with respect. Working side-by-side, we can defeat the divisiveness of Donald Trump, and usher in a 21st century of peace, human dignity, & true equality. Working side by side, we can make Dr. King’s dream our reality

18.07.2019 - 16:03 [ Jeet Heer ‏/ Twitter ]

Credit where credit is due: the argument that it’s okay to be racist against a socialist who is critical of America was pioneered in the 1960s by National Review in their many attacks on Martin Luther King, Jr.

20.08.2018 - 05:58 [ Lars Schall ]

Malcolm X: Der „Hausneger“ und der „Feldneger“ (sowie die erbärmliche Wahrheit über den „Marsch auf Washington“)

Am 10. Dezember 1963, während er noch der führende Sprecher der Nation of Islam war, hielt Malcolm X eine Rede auf einer Kundgebung in Detroit, Michigan. In dieser Rede legte er die einstige Beziehung zwischen dem Sklavenmeister und zwei Arten von Sklaven dar: dem „house Negro“ und dem „field Negro“. Vor diesem historischen Hintergrund lüftete er im Anschluss die Wahrheit über den sogenannten „Marsch auf Washington“. Es folgt eine ausführliche Übersetzung vom Englischen ins Deutsche.

Von Lars Schall

Die komplette Rede, die Malcolm X am 10. Dezember 1963 in Detroit hielt (“Message to the Grassroots“), kann im Englischen hier nachgelesen werden.

10.04.2018 - 19:30 [ Hamas ]

Hamas chief: ‘March of Return started and will not stop before we return’

Haniyeh removed the curtain from the mural for Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. This event was organised in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Luther King’s assassination.

“On this day 50 years ago, one of the greatest men who fought for humanity was buried,” he said. “There is no difference between men because of skin colour or morality.”

He added: “We are talking about Martin Luther King, who was assassinated at the hand of hatred and racism on April 4, 1968 and was buried on April 9.” Martin Luther King’s goal “is consistent with our culture and principles.”

The Hamas leader said: “Today, are peacefully seeking to regain our fundamental rights, the foremost of which is to live in our land in peace, to return to our homes and to have freedom of movement and travel and to have clean water and healthy food.