Saturday, January 18, 2014

Martin Luther King, Socialism and Economic Justice

As the U.S. celebrates the MLK holiday Jan. 20, we need to remember that Dr. King's dream was not just about racial equality, but economic and social justice for all.  He is probably the best articulator of democratic socialism in modern U.S. history.

Martin Luther King and Economic Justice 

Martin Luther King, Economic Justice, Workers' Rights and Multiracial Democracy 

The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV (FAIR)

Dr. King's Nightmare 

How would MLK view the Forbes 400 controlling as much wealth as our entire African-American population of about 41 million people? Could that state of affairs co-exist with his dream?

State of the Dream -2014 (United for a Fair Economy)

Restoring King (Jacobin)

4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought (Alternet)

The Radical MLK We Need Today  (Salon)

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