Dr. King’s Last Speech: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop

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Today is a federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4th, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old.

These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wombs of a frail world new systems of justice and equality are being born.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor, organizing the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. And Dr. King was a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War, working with Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 — the day before he was assassinated.

Explore more about Dr. King at Democracy Now’s MLK Day Special

Land for Two Peoples: Beyond Zionism to Peace and Justice (Excerpt)

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This conversation is released with the premiere of the documentary Where Olive Trees Weep, along with 21 days of talks on Palestine with leading historians, spiritual teachers, trauma therapists, poets, artists, and more. Watch this full video and all 21

Black-Palestinian Solidarity

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Black activists and scholars come together to shed light on the intersection anti-Black racism, Israeli apartheid, patriarchal oppression and predatory capitalism's interconnected plunder

Ijapa

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At first the gods pitied the tortoise, known in Yoruba folklore as ‘Ijapa’, when he rudely declared before their divine council that he could know ‘everything’ there was to know about the world

We Must Not Look Away

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We all see the horrific videos of suffering in Gaza

O Israel

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Retribution is the language of the dead-and the silence, as it receives the language of the dead, becomes a dead ground

The Children of the Minotaur

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The citizen is under siege

On Palestinian Trauma & Resilience

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A response to the call of physicians Ghassan Abu Sitta and Rupa Marya to rehumanize Palestinians by reimagining healing, life, and liberation of both bodies and minds

Fear The Person: Koans

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One can walk up to an abyss and turn away from it but cannot return to a ledge after stepping over

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