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Near Forgotten MLK Comic Gains Fans in the Middle East

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

In 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the real-life superhero of a comic book that inspired disenfranchised American youth to take action against segregation. Today, the comic is finding a new audience in the Middle East.

The Point of No Return: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John W. Whitehead

One of the most important lessons King imparted was that when government fails to listen, then it is within our power to press for change.

No Room for the Pentagon's Wars in Dr. King's Dream

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an appropriate moment to reflect on the power of nonviolent social activism motivated by love and a sense of justice. Just don't tell the Pentagon.

What Would Dr. King Do? Remembering Arizona on MLK Day

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Admiring Dr. King's life is not enough; we must live his legacy as well. Let us honor his life by working together to continue to build an America where every child can safely and securely enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity and freedom.

The Kabul Scarf: A New Year Reflection On The War In Afghanistan

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nathan Schneider

It's New Year's Eve, and last night my colleague at Waging Nonviolence, Eric Stoner, returned safely from Afghanistan. He was there as a journalist ...

A Message from Israeli Military Prison on International Human Rights Day

Majida Abu Rahmah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Majida Abu Rahmah

A year ago tonight, on International Human Rights Day, our apartment in Ramallah was broken into by the Israeli military in the middle of the night.

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

Burma's Revolution: Goodbye, Generals (with Shaazka Beyerle)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In honor of the upcoming elections in Burma, here is a re-post of an article published at Truthout by me and Shaazka Beyerle in October of 2007. The...

MLK and the "Progressive Hunter"

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I was pleased to see the MLK nonviolence pledge on Glenn Beck's website, but I cringe when I hear him boast about being a "progressive hunter," and when I hear Beck regularly demonize the people he disagrees with.

Remembering Serbia's Nonviolent Victory

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In the United States, the first week of October passed by without much fanfare. However, for about 10 million Serbian citizens, it was a time to celeb...

Receiving The Medal of Gratitude Before 25,000: A Great Honor!

Donna Baranski-Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donna Baranski-Walker

On a raised stage with huge projected images and a stunning concert of celebrities, the Medal of Gratitude was awarded to four foreigners -- and one of them was me!

Did Glenn Beck Fool Taylor Branch -- or What?

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Taylor Branch is a progressive to be reckoned with when it comes to documenting the history of the American civil rights movement. That's why I was so shocked to read his account of Glenn Beck's Fox-hyped rally in Washington.

Join Us in Reclaiming King's Dream

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

These are not the best of times for racial harmony, or economic or social justice. These certainly are not the best of times for nonviolence. But the America of 2010 is a lot different from the America of 1963.

TIME's Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Help us push back against TIME Magazine's distortion of women's issues in Afghanistan. Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everyw...

Phoenix Rising ... and the Struggle Continues

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

I've written a lot about Arizona since the national controversy over SB 1070 took hold, and in particular during recent weeks as the struggle over the...

Hip Hop as Global Resistance

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iara Lee

Although hip-hop in America has become largely dominated by consumer culture, the roots of the form remain strong and have spread abroad, from ghetto to ghetto, as a common tool of resistance and cultural affirmation.

Arizona's Moment of Truth

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

This is a moment of historical import. What transpires in Arizona over the coming weeks will add a crucial chapter to the story of who we are as a people.

Budrus: Good News From the West Bank

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Burnett

Budrus is currently making the round of film festivals. Everyone who cares about the Middle East -- all of us who cling to the faint hope that the anger and violence can diminish rather than escalate - should see this inspirational movie.

Afghanistan: A Land of Awakened People

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In the past, Afghanistan has been home to Zoroastrian, Hindu, Buddhist, as well as Muslim communities. All these traditions flourished in harmony -- until the 20th century.

The Southside Wins

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Cobe has been working on mediating conflicts with CeaseFire for about 3 and a half years. His job is to stop shootings and killings on the Southside of Chicago.

Vandalism, a Dead-end Tactic at Toronto's G20 Demonstrations

Bryan Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bryan Farrell

G20 activists have done a poor job of making their demands known. The array of groups and issues present at G20 demonstrations confuses the public and rather than try to figure out how all the issues are connected.

One Year Later: The Green Movement Goes On

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

I was one of millions around the world who watched last summer's Green Revolution unfolding on the streets of Iran with high hopes for a swift and blo...

Bromwich Channels Edmund Burke: "America is out of itself" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

David Bromwich is channeling the lost conservative voice of Edmund Burke, the missing wisdom on our mad Afghanistan misadventure.

Finding Palestine's Gandhi in Budrus

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Budrus demonstrates not only the anatomy of nonviolent resistance in Palestine but also the evolution of the movement as it grows from a village matter to an international cause.

Gaza Blockade: Unarmed Protest A Palestinian Approach? (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Eyal Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Four days after Israeli commandos stormed a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and igniting an international ...