MLK

Beyond Vietnam: MLK’s Lessons on US Imperialism

In honor of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, Left Voice takes a look at one of King’s lesser-known speeches and the lessons it can offer us for our current political situation in 2020.

Dr. Martin Luther King Assassinated 50 years Ago

From the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. grew Black revolutionary movements. How can revolutionaries of today take from the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and Black revolutionary movements?

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People’s Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King’s push for a ‘radical restructuring of wealth and power.’

Defending MLK’s True Legacy

On Monday, Black youth, women, and queer people took to the streets to defend Dr. King’s legacy and fight against police brutality and killings. Unions such as the Chicago Teacher’s Union, marked the anniversary with a protest against the Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, for his role in the cover up of Chicago P.D.’s murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.