Here is the latest webcomic from our friend Jason Laning, who wrote the post on anarchism earlier this week. As always, visit his site to see it in its original size or check out his other work.
A new book explores how Miss Major has persevered over six inspiring decades on the frontlines of the queer and trans liberation movement.
Humor in Native culture has never been simply about entertainment. Comedy is also used to fight cultural invisibility and structural oppression.
Waging Nonviolence is hiring a writer to interview leading movement figures and analysts and produce one Q&A-style article per week. The writer will work with our small editorial team to identify the interview subject each week. For the most part, we’ll be looking to hear from activists, organizers and scholars who can shed light on… More
Rosa did not sit so “our children could fly to Afghanistan to kill somebody else’s kids”.
Martin did not sit so “our children could fly to Afghanistan to kill somebody else’s kids”.
How can Jason make such a connection and blame Obama’s crimes on them.
Sound like the work of another racist pseudo artist.
I think you actually just made Jason’s point in a round about way. The phrase “to afghanistan to kill somebody else’s kids” only works after the final sentence about Obama running for office so our kids could fly. He wasn’t referring to Rosa or Martin, and it is insulting to their legacy to so nonchalantly say that Obama’s election is somehow fulfilling their dreams. Rosa and Martin were firm advocates of nonviolence, while Obama ran on the platform that he would escalate the war in Afghanistan and increase the size of the military (and military’s budget), which unfortunately turned out to be promises that he’s kept.
I honestly believe that if King were alive today he would be in the streets opposing the never-ending wars that Obama is continuing. I think he would not have simply supported Obama because he’s black, regardless of his policies, which are pushing this world ever closer to the brink.
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
by Rev. Martin Luther King
4 April 1967
That’s exactly what I was thinking of.