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Audio: The Ballad of Birmingham

At 10:22 a.m. on the morning of September 15, 1963, some 200 church members were in the building—many attending Sunday school classes before the start of the 11 am service—when the bomb detonated on the church’s east side, spraying mortar and bricks from the front of the church and caving in its interior walls.

February 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

Audio: Martin Luther King — Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence [Full and unabridged] “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence“, also referred as Riverside … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hilary Wainwright: The spirit of 1968 is inextinguishable – even 50 years later

This rebellious era shaped radical activists – and aggressive capitalists. What can we learn from 1968, for democratic change today? Indignados protest, 2011. Photo: Fotomovimiento/Flickr. CC-BY-2.0.  . Capitalist adventurer Richard Branson … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries: The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership

Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them.  . Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: Legalizing Tyranny

Mr. Fish / Truthdig. The students I teach in prison who have the longest sentences are, almost without exception, the ones who demanded a jury trial. If everyone charged with … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

George Yancy: Is Your God Dead?

I don’t mean the God of the philosophers or the scholars, but, as Blaise Pascal said, the “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob.” With no disrespect, I … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

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