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Martin Luther King Jr. Quote — "The profit motive, when it is the sole basis of an economic system, encourages a cutthroat competition and selfish ambition that inspires men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life."

The Uncompromising Anti-Capitalism of Martin Luther King Jr.

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By Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. — I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic… [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive… but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness. – Letter to Coretta Scott, July 18, 1952 One day we must ask the…

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Why MLK's Final Fight Inspires Our Labor Day Tradition

Why MLK’s Final Fight Inspires Our Labor Day Tradition

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The best way to honor his memory this Labor Day and every day is to continue the struggle for human dignity. By Peter Dreier, AlterNet — Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. King went to Memphis to support African American garbage workers, who were on strike to protest unsafe conditions, abusive white…

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

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  by KATHY KELLY Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.  …  A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve…

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MARTIN, WOMEN & THE MOVEMENT

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We meet today in the vast shadow of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that is fitting for much like his contemporary, Min. Malcolm X, he had the capacity to grow beyond his social, cultural, religious and even class programming. But before we go deep, it is fitting that we thank Dr Tanisha Ford and Dr Hakima Abbas, your forum co-chairs of this event, for their kind invitation;…

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MLK, Victim of the Surveillance State

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By Charles Pierce
Is there any doubt, had there been a Dr. King in the past two decades who opposed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as vigorously as Dr. King opposed the Vietnam catastrophe at the end of his life, that the full might of the modern American intelligence apparatus would have landed squarely on his head?

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