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A thread of color photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we remember him on the 54th anniversary of the day he was assassinated. #MLK #DrumMajor #UntilJustice Image
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” #MLK ImageImageImageImage
“Cowardice asks the question ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’” #MLK Image
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Wir sind nicht radikal. Die Politik zerstört radikal unsere #Lebensgrundlagen.
Wir brauchen einen radikalen politischen Wandel.
Radikal im Sinne von "von der Wurzel her". Es muss die Wurzel der Probleme JETZT angegangen werden!
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Today is the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth.

Racism is still entrenched in the fabric of American society.

I’m optimistic for a future where it isn’t. But the road to that future is a long and challenging one. (1/16)
In 1967, #MLK wrote, “The roots of racism are very deep in America. Historically, it was so acceptable in the national life that today it still only lightly burdens the conscience.”

Despite our progress as a country, Dr. King’s words ring true 55 years later. (2/16)
Our nation is still governed overwhelmingly by the white, the male and the wealthy. Our leaders in the federal government make decisions for the entire country, including those whose lived experiences are nothing like their own. (3/16)
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My father with his friend and ally, #ThichNhatHanh, who died this week. I celebrate and honor Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and global influence for peace.

@nytimes: “A prolific author, poet, teacher and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh was exiled from Vietnam after opposing the war…
…in the 1960s and became a leading voice in a movement he called “engaged Buddhism,” the application of Buddhist principles to political and social reform.” #ThichNhatHanh #MLK #BelovedCommunity
“His connection with the United States began in the early 1960s, when he studied at Princeton University and later lectured at Cornell and Columbia. He influenced the American peace movement, urging the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War.”
#ThichNhatHanh
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Please. This.

I know we are tired. I sure am. I feel like I’ve been fighting for what’s right 24/7 since that orange snake slithered down that gilded escalator. His evil has encouraged the evil in others.

It’s always on us to fix it. But the alternative for us is death.
Yes, we will have to organize AGAIN.

Yes, we will have to register (and in some states RE-register due to their suppression tactics) to vote AGAIN.

Yes, we will have to donate to Democratic candidates even in states we may not live in AGAIN.
Yes, we will have to vote AROUND the things newly put in place to make voting even harder for US.

Our ancestors had to count how many marbles were in a jar.

Our ancestors like @repjohnlewis were literally BEATEN.

Our ancestors like #MLK were assassinated.

This is our portion.
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As GOP Senators try to explain why they don’t think #VotingRights are important, sharing here what each tweeted on #MLKDay
Find yours to retweet.
#MLK : “Our most urgent request to the president of the United States & every member of Congress is to give us the right to vote.”
But first, this message from, @BerniceKing
‘Please share this quote from my father #MLKDay2022 :
“I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting.”
You know what light would drive out the darkness for MLK and for your Constituents, @SenJohnBarrasso?
#VotingRightsForThePeople
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There is a moment in Season 4, Episode 8 of #TheCrown that explains the #VotingRights impasse. 1/ #MLKDay
In this e8, The Queen want to unite the Commonwealth to oppose Apartheid, but she must get the one holdout to sign on first—Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher won’t budge. 2/ #VotingRightsAct #thecrown
Round after round the Queen’s men bring her edited versions of the coalition’s statement. Each time she whips out her red pen sniping, “No. No. No.” 3/
#VotingRightsAct #thecrown
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1/🧵Racism & Medicine #MLK

Why was my patient w no brain function shackled?

“Racism is rarely used in medical literature. Most MDs are not explicitly racist & committed to treating patients equally. But they operate in an inherently racist system.”

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2/ This man’s ankle was shackled despite that he was brain dead after being found down.

Two immediate problems faced us as a medical team that blocked upholding his dignity.

1. The shackles
2. That we were not allowed to communicate directly to his family.
3/ First battle – unshackle this man.

📍Repeated attempts by our team were met w refusal by the prison guards & wardens.
📍I realize that everyone’s safety must be prioritized, But…
📍This man was of absolutely NO risk to anyone.
📍We were a risk to him.
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On the 35th annual celebration of Dr. King in Jan. 2020, the Colorado Poor People’s Campaign hosted a rally coinciding the city’s official rally to highlight how they believe “the legacy of Dr. King has been co-opted by capitalism and corporatism.”
Watch our stream from #MLKDay in Jan. 2020 in #Denver here---> pscp.tv/UR_Ninja/1LyxB…
The first speaker at the 2020 rally was Ari from @BLM5280 (Black Lives Matter 5280) who reminded the crowd that just before MLK was assassinated, he and others “called for a unification of the poor.”
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We all need to be paying attention to Mississippi right now. Last week #MSHouseofRep overwhelmingly passed (w/o any debate!) an outrageously irresponsible bill that'll kill the state budget by >$1.5B, raise taxes on the poorest residents and create a windfall for the richest 1/8
The House/@PhilipGunnMS’s main argument is that MS can afford it due to the budget surplus. But MS is 100% offsetting the costs of the cuts in the first 2 years w/ the surplus. What happens in the out-years? The surplus is due to federal aid which is TEMPORARY
@PhilipGunnMS As ID Rep @IlanaRubel eloquently said: “I get frustrated by the use of the word [surplus]... If you haven’t paid your mortgage and haven’t paid your bills, it might look like you have a lot of money in the checking account. But it’s false to characterize it as a surplus"
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"Letter from a Birmingham Jail," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1963:
"Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in the public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws." (1/9)
"One may well ask: 'How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?' The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws." (2/)
"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all.'" (3/)
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As you get to posting all the tributes to #MLK be sure to include the quotes that make us think & question the heavy reliance on the sanitation of his message that is used to make him more palatable in a white supremacist society.
This man was not nationally beloved at the time of his assassination. He was stalked by the state, blamed for Black & Brown folk not knowing our place, & seen as a national threat.
But every year, we come to this day & timelines burst w/ ahistorical references to a colorblind society & calls for acts of service. Nay to the colorblind stuff & as for the acts of service, cool cool, but this man fought for equality - social, political, & economic equality.
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Breaking my Twitter silence for an #MLK Day 🧵 on the 1966 Lutheran documentary, "A Time for Burning" (spoilers ahead).

Every white moderate Christian like me ought to watch this film. Every white moderate Christian ought to then read MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." 1/
I am not saying this as some kind of expert. I am saying this as someone, who at age 54, is late to the game.

I am also saying this as someone who to follow Jesus, not the culture warriors from either side. To follow Christ first, even if it costs me. 2/
You can find the film here and on youtube. It's 60 minutes long.

Directed by Bill Jersey, this documentary is one of the trail blazers of the cinéma vérité style.

Do you enjoy The Office or Parks and Rec? Then you can thank Bill Jersey. 3/

archive.org/details/atimef…
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2022 King Holiday Observance - Beloved Community Commemorative Service twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Learn more and register for Nonviolence365®️ Online: thekingcenterinstitute.org

#MLKDay #MLKDay2022
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A thread of color photos of my father, as we commemorate his 93rd birthday.

#MLK #CorettaScottKing #BelovedCommunity  #MLKDay #ShiftingPriorities
“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change.”

#MLK #MLKDay #ItStartsWithMe #ShiftingPriorities #BelovedCommunity
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

#MLK #MLKDay 
#ItStartsWithMe #ShiftingPriorities #BelovedCommunity
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🧵 A thread of #MLK speeches, sermons and interviews in which he tells inconvenient truths, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be.

Relevant. Revelatory. Revolutionary.

#MLKDay #MLKDay2022
Our #MLKDay2022 featured writing is *The World House* chapter from #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’ Here’s an excerpt from that chapter, but we encourage you to read the entire book: beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2010…
“Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.” #MLK #MLKDay #MLKDay2022 #NobelPeacePrize
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Wrote this for the #NCRM on the 50th anniversary of #MLK's assassination. Truer today than ever:
#MLKDay #MLKDay2022 #MLK2022 #MLKLegacy

Reflecting back upon the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one singular point always stands out, a searing reminder of what was –
and still is – America’s grossest injustice: that in the one of the richest nations in the world, so many millions of people remain trapped in cyclical, soul-crushing poverty.
King of course, regularly received death threats as he fought for political rights for African Americans. Police beat and jailed him repeatedly for his stances on social equity.
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🐻♉️↗️↘️↔️⚠️🚩🔺🔻🧮

Global Macro Review
01/16/2022

1/13

With #CPI +7.0% and #PPI +9.7% y/y, #inflation is 💪 both in the 🗞 and inthe 📈 with $WTIC +5.6% (w) and +10.78% YTD, while 🛍 -1.9% and consumer sentiment ↘️ to decade low.

Let’s dig into the 🧮!
2/13

Featured prominently on last week’s Barron’s cover, the $CRB +3.17% obliged and put in a new cycle high.

Image: Barron's cover 01/10/2022
2a/13

Commodities inflation is a problem for the “inflation rolling, #Quad4 cometh” narrative.

Chart: $CRB 💪
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I have a dream that one day we will remember that when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Washington D.C. on August 23, 1963 to deliver an address at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,
his purpose was not to lull us to sleep with flowery visions of a seductive, yet elusive American Dream;

his purpose was not to soothe the racial tensions & social anxieties of his day with a sweet sounding hope for a better tomorrow;
his purpose was not to peacefully advocate for civil rights and patiently wait for a seat at the table - indeed, the so-called tables of opportunity had not been built to accommodate everyone;
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El 15 enero 1929 nacía Martin Luther King.

Luchó contra la segregación racial y el racismo.

Es muy importante conocer su historia, sus logros, los cambios q generó... y no olvidarlos.

Abro hilo!

#MartinLutherKing #MartinLutherKingJrDay #MLKDay #MLK #MLKDay2022 #racismo
Martin Luther King es recordado x su lucha no violenta a favor de los derechos de los afroamericanos, el fin de la segregación x razas, la desobediencia civil, activista contra la Guerra de Vietnam y la pobreza en general. Su verdadero nombre de nacimiento es Michael King Jr.
Cuando Martin Luther King llevó su campaña de derechos civiles a Chicago en 1966, arrancó una página de su libro alemán de homónimos y pegó sus demandas de vivienda en la puerta del ayuntamiento. Esa página pertenecía a una obra
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The thing about #StevieWonder, who is trending only because he is THE musical genius certainly of my lifetime, is that once you get past his monster hits, his “C” list is still amazing. I never get tired of listening to Stevie. For artistic genius, for raw emotion & authenticity.
Just #Stevie’s straight up top-shelf love ballads:
Ribbon in The Sky
As
You and I
All in Love is Fair
Lately
Knocks Me Off My Feet
For Once in My Life
My Cherie Amour

would be enough to put him in the greatness pantheon. But these are just the tip of the iceberg. Unreal.
Like some of my favorite #StevieWonder songs are the genius gems that just floor you musically and lyrically. I count among these:

Jesus Children of America
He’s Mistra Know It All
Golden Lady
Cash in Your Face
Joy Inside My Tears
Have a Talk With God
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🧵Three by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Exile:

#OnThisDay @DalaiLama was awarded #NobelPeacePrize, the only #Buddhist religious leader thus honored (#MLK nominated @thichnhathanh in '67).

Many associate #Tibet w/ him+ other monks in red robes--

What about nuns? Celebrations at Majnu Ka Ti...
2/ "Some feminists from the West cud accuse me by saying, ‘The #DalaiLama is the authority but he doesn’t help the nuns.’"

Yes, @DalaiLama has often faced the accusation that the #TibetanBuddhist tradition doesn't give nuns the same rights as monks.

info-buddhism.com/Interview_Dala…

~SC
3/ 🚨🚨🚨 Of the 8 reps of #TibetanBuddhism in the current Parliament in Exile– two each from Gelug, Kagyu, Sakya, Nyigma sects– **all** are monks; so are the two members from pre-Buddhist Bon religion.

(Though ~1/3 of MPs from provinces U-Tsang, Dhotoe+ Dhomey are women.)

~SC Image
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A thread of quotes from my father’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’, in which he shares at length about racism. The Beloved Community was his ultimate goal, but he believed that we had be honest about and eradicate racism to get there. #MLK #MLKonRacism
“The white backlash of today is rooted in the same problem that has characterized America ever since the black man landed in chains on the shores of this nation.”
#MLK #MLKonRacism
“The white backlash is an expression of the same vacillations, the same search for rationalizations, the same lack of commitment that have always characterized white America on the question of race.”
#MLK #MLKonRacism
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What humane human beings can do:

1. Stop denying #racism exists.

2. Be educated on racism as a grave issue of prejudice, harnessing and abuse of power, and manipulation of privilege.
3. Commit to being informed about systemic issues and about the daily devastation of racism.

4. Pay attention to those who say they are being violated by systemic racism and discrimination.
5. Care.

6. Study the global and national impact of racism and white supremacy.

7. Honestly examine systems constructed with and infiltrated by racist ideals.

Examples: Healthcare, education, criminal 'justice' (school to prison pipeline, prison industrial complex), housing…
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