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Their goal: to build a multi-racial movement, led by poor people, to fight the poverty and racism that plagued the nation as well as the militarism that had led to a deadly war in Vietnam. They organized caravans from across the country to converge in Washington in June 1968, where they erected a ...
Dr. King made a speech at the National Conference on New Politics in 1967, addressing the "Three Evils of Society… racism, poverty, and militarism." It is amazing and appalling, in the 2,000 years since Jesus and the 50 years since Dr. King, the news continues to report issues that substantiates these ...

Spain's Popular Party (PP) government has designed a new syllabus for 6-to-12-year-old schoolchildren, "Social Values and Ethical Values," which promotes militarism and Spanish nationalism. The syllabus has been designed by the Ministry of Education National Centre for Innovation and ...
Sometimes I get sick of saying it, but just when you thought it couldn't get any worse… Donald Trump's continual cabinet reshuffling -- otherwise the stuff of reality-TV drama -- has become genuinely frightening. Like so many Russian matryoshki or nesting dolls, the president has been removing one ... War
by Danny Sjursen. Sometimes I get sick of saying it, but just when you thought it couldn't get any worse… Donald Trump's continual cabinet reshuffling -- otherwise the stuff of reality-TV drama -- has become genuinely frightening. Like so many Russian matryoshki or nesting dolls, the president has ...

VINCENT HARDING: Martin was, towards the end of his life, you may remember, by the last years of his life, he was saying that America had to deal with three -- what he called triple evils: the evil of racism, the evil of materialism and the evils of militarism. And he saw those three very much connected ... Capitalism
Because a lot of people, and some civil rights organizations, weren't with Dr. King [even internally] when he decided to combine the fight against the triple evils of racism, poverty, and militarism [post-1967]. That is an important piece. Those 25 that joined with him all those years ago have told us that ...
Having spent years happily attending demos on which placards described the Jewish State as baby-eaters, and getting far angrier about Israeli militarism than the militarism of any other nation on Earth, and turning a blind eye to expressions of anti-Jewish conspiracy theory, now leftists can't get enough of ...
The 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force brings with it considerable reflection on the past. That is inevitable of course; and right, bearing in mind how many RAF personnel have died in defence of this country. Born out of a merger between the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal ...
Nevertheless, the incisive and righteous content of Dr. King's speech remains relevant, precisely to the degree to which the triple evils identified in his talk of “racism, materialism, and militarism” are still prevalent. Indeed, with continuing racial inequities, massive wealth inequalities, and bloated Pentagon ...
Now, political economists Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall have documented this phenomenon in their important new book, Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism. In their words, “coercive foreign intervention creates opportunities to develop and refine methods and technologies of ...
And about the militarism funded by the bill? Defense Secretary James Mattis said at the same press conference that, “As the President noted, today we received the largest military budget in history, reversing many years of decline and unpredictable funding.” He's right and wrong at the same time. Yes it is ...
An aerial view of Tau Butt and the Neelum River, which serves as the LoC in various parts of Kashmir. — S.M.Bukhari's Photography. It was a chilly February morning in 2012 when I first stepped beyond Pakistan's gate at the Wagah border. My companions walked across, entering Indian territory, but I ...
America spends over $1.5 trillion annually for militarism, warmaking, maintaining its global empire of bases, highly classified intelligence operations, and related expenses, most of it over and above annual appropriation bills. US FY 2018 spending is expected to add substantially to the federal deficit, likely ...
... in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sjursen's memoir, “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge,” offers an incisive critique of the war in Iraq. The two discuss how, although the military allows Sjursen's dissenting opinions, few top-ranking officers will speak out against U.S. militarism.
“Know your enemy” is attributed to Sun Tzu. Carl von Clausewitz (“On War”)spoke of economy of force and concentration of firepower. Today's American military seems to be behaving in exact opposition of those timeless goals: We have a constellation of nebulous enemies, and we are spread too thin, ...

As the director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, an organization that fights militarism in education, the horrific incident was yet more evidence of an argument he'd been making for years: that guns, even in supposedly educational marksmanship and Junior Reserve Officers' Training ...
He is a gifted organizer and a person who passionately believes that militarism and corporate hierarchy have led us in a dangerous direction. I couldn't agree more and, though I'm concerned about the health risks of Bruce's hunger strike, I admire his determination to do everything he can to raise our ...
A powerful movement of the working class is emerging against Macron and the policies of militarism and austerity being imposed by all the governments of the European Union. But to conduct this fight, workers must take the struggle out of the hands of the trade unions and form their own rank-and-file ...
I'm here to speak to you today about one of Dr. King's triple evils: militarism. As an Afghanistan War veteran, I'd like to highlight an aspect of his warning about militarism, when he said, “This way of… injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane… cannot be reconciled with ...
As the World Socialist Web Site has documented, the state and companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are seeking to censor free speech on the Internet as part of the drive to world war and mass suppression of working class struggles. Through its newly created Center for Data Science and the ...
They show that Lenin at the same time was trying to arouse the Russians against the “militarism of the Allies.” This latest development is significant in view of the Japanese threat in Siberia. Lenin holds that there must not be any opposition or agitation against German militarism but there must be agitation ...
As thousands of high school students tour the country looking at prospective colleges to attend in the fall semester, many remain unaware of the transformation of numerous academic institutions into centers for military research and training. New York University (NYU), one of the most prestigious and ...
Maas and the new government are also joining in the latest propaganda offensive against Russia to suppress growing popular opposition against militarism and war. “What we used to regard as internal and external is almost impossible to separate,” said the new foreign minister. “We need to register, and ...
It will dramatically escalate the return of German militarism and the establishment of a modern police state and carry out a new round of brutal social attacks against the working class. The coalition agreement, signed by the leaders of the Union and the SPD on Monday, almost doubles the military budget by ...
Consider the near universal omissions of two entrenched realities that threaten our survival: U.S. militarism and imperialism. Martin Luther King in perhaps his most important speech acknowledged the United States as the “Greatest purveyors of violence” in the world. This was at the height of the Vietnam ...
In doing so, they confirm what the WSWS has written about the coalition treaty from the start: the policy of the grand coalition will be characterised by great-power politics, militarism and fierce attacks on social and democratic rights. On Saturday, Der Spiegel published an essay entitled “Thank You, Donald.
... its long history of military aggression and… displaying various kinds of weapons right in the middle of a national conversation around the issue of guns and violence… it really becomes a slap in the face to all of those who are concerned about the normalization of militarism and violence in this culture," he ...
On April, 15 1915, the German Empire's ambassador to Ottoman Empire, Hans von Wangenheim, sent a report to the chancellor in Berlin, giving a plain indication of the German policy towards Ottoman Armenians: “We have to be especially careful. Otherwise, through the act of intervening on behalf of ...
His message, she said, aligns with the group's focus on promoting peace and protesting American militarism. “We are very concerned with militarism,” Miller said. “When we learned that Chris Antal … had resigned in protest over U.S. drone warfare, we thought he would be great to come here.” UUSO board ...
Lately I fear that some local Republican brains have clearly been infected by the extreme right Trumpian virus. Siding with Soviet and North Korean dictators, some champion the latest hare-brained scheme of our president to spend $23 million of taxpayer dollars (fiscal conservatism anyone?) on a display ...
Lately I fear that some local Republican brains have clearly been infected by the extreme right Trumpian virus. Siding with Soviet and North Korean dictators, some champion the latest hare-brained scheme of our president to spend $23 million of taxpayer dollars (fiscal conservatism anyone?) on a display ...
THE Limerick General Strike of April 1919 against British militarism is one of the most important events of the War of Independence. Following the tragic death of a Republican hunger striker and the imposition of martial law on the city, trade unionists and local Republicans combined to organise what ...
In its first fortnight in office, the new Labour-led government has already made clear that its installation represents a shift to the right, towards a more open embrace of nationalism, anti-Chinese xenophobia and support for US warmongering. The right-wing populist New Zealand First, which only received 7.2 ...
Oil magnate turned top United States envoy, Rex Tillerson, is scheduled to drop into a number of African states under the premise of strengthening relations between Washington and the continent. This mission by the Secretary of State coincides with the announcement on March 1 that President Donald ...
Perhaps nowhere is the unlikely alliance between militarism and environmentalism more pronounced than in the Chagos Archipelago, a collection of around 60 tiny islets in the central Indian Ocean. Formerly governed by the British Empire as part of the Colony of Mauritius, the Chagos Islands were made ...
All this is at the root of a culture where militarism, gender violence, racism and mass incarceration all thrive. In some mass shootings, the perpetrators identify openly with white supremacist ideology. This was the case with Dylann Roof, who murdered nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church in ...
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, admonished the United States, without mentioning Washington by name, for dialing back its spending on foreign development. (MSC/Mueller). MUNICH – German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen opened the Munich Security conference here today ...
The incorporation of militarism into American society is staggering. From the onset of the post-war era, civilian life was forever transformed and molded to meet the growing demands of the military industrial complex. Its take over was systematic yet subtle, hidden behind the veil of democracy and American ...
Kauanui's keynote, "Decolonizing Indigeneity: Hawaiian Sovereignty, U.S. Occupation and the Politics of Settler Colonialism," focused on U.S. militarism and Hawaiian decolonization. As she explained, "since the purpose of the conference is to explore the interface of land and water ontologies ... US Militarism
Militarism is fatal for democracies, given that politics must be based on a competition of ideas. The men with the guns have a crucial role to play in national security — but their entry into politics is unwelcome. In India's neighbourhood, the armies of other countries have often interfered in politics. They have ... US Militarism
PYONGYANG, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday accused Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of using security as an excuse to revive militarism and enable Japan to wage war overseas. The official daily Minju Joson, published by the ... US Militarism
Promoting militarism has nothing to do with free speech. Some people believe that posing in costumes is a means of expressing love for Japanese culture. But the freedom of speech, in any country, has its limits and should not breach public interest, just as what American Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes ... US Militarism
As President Donald Trump continued smearing millions of immigrants as violent gang members to justify racist deportations, it happened again. A young white man entered a school on February 14, not far from where I graduated, and unloaded a legally purchased weapon of war. He killed 17 innocent ... US Militarism
Turkey has a longstanding culture of nationalist militarism, with popular slogans such as “Every Turk born a soldier.” Since the Afrin operation began last month, the government has mounted a national campaign in support of the war, with billboards and banners praising the armed forces and saluting those ... US Militarism
All this is at the root of a culture where militarism, gender violence, racism and mass incarceration all thrive. In some mass shootings, the perpetrators identify openly with white supremacist ideology. This was the case with Dylann Roof, who murdered nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church in ... US Militarism
“Their knees are on our chest and our position is hopeless.” That is the argument by which the Bolshevist chief Lenin urged the Soviet to submit to the terms dictated by Germany. Harsher terms have seldom been imposed upon a conquered foe by the unbridled will of triumphant “militarism”. But the ... US Militarism
Meanwhile, the former pacifists have moved so far into the camp of militarism that they now attack the Christian Democrat-led defence ministry from the right. After the Rheinische Post had reported on Monday morning that the Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) was not able to equip its soldiers with sufficient ... US Militarism
... until the American people confront the deeply-rooted foundation of violent militarism that continues to plague the United States and the world. Top Photo | A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, left, making an appearance before Judge Kim Theresa Mollica in Broward County Court, ... US Militarism


 

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