MLK Would Have Supported Striking Amazon Workers, Not an Auditorium Named After Jeff Bezos in His Library
After public backlash, Jeff Bezos withdrew his name from having an auditorium named after him at the Martin Luther King library in Washington, D.C. MLK himself would have been out on the picket lines, supporting the unionization campaigns of Amazon workers.
Daniel WerstFebruary 8, 2022
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.
Olivia WoodJanuary 20, 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?
Julia WallaceApril 5, 2018
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.'
Lily CichanowiczFebruary 13, 2017
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.
Julia WallaceJanuary 24, 2016