IW: The questioning of Dr. King by the corporate press is reminiscent of the same questions that they ask the Occupy movement today.
On March 28, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press.
One week after leading his historic five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, King said that the demonstration was necessary not just to help push the Voting Rights Bill through, but to draw attention to the humiliating conditions in Alabama such as police brutality and racially-motivated murder.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday January 15th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
in Each Time Zone Globally
Via J15global.com: On his birthday and in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision for racial and economic equality, peace, and non-violence, we are holding candlelight vigils to unite our world in a global movement for systemic change.
What song will thousands of people around the world hear tomorrow, as they watch the ball drop in Times Square, NYC? Probably, John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
Imagine by John Lennon is the Peace Song of the day for 12/30/2011. And, also, for that moment when hundreds of thousands of people around the world sing it together while envisioning a peaceful, New Year.
The song “Imagine” has also resonated with folks from the Occupy Wall Street movement. “Imagine” was one of the tunes sung by the small group of stalwarts who gathered at Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park for Christmas. [See story at DNA Info: here]
Below the first video are links to lots and lot of videos of occupiers singing Imagine.
Time Has Come Today by the Chambers Brothers is the Peace Song of the Day for 11/18. Today’s selection was inspired by Delphine Blue playing it on her Shocking Blue radio show today in honor of #N17. Delphine play the whole amazing 11 minute version. The 2 minute version is the only live one I could find.
This lesson from 2011 has been that we must reach beyond our comfort zones and participate directly in democracy. Now that the 2011 elections are over, let’s talk about the 2012 elections where all of the House of Representatives and a 1/3 of the US Senate are up for re-election.
We have talked about how Congress is currently occupied by corporations. It’s time to take it back. Congress needs to by occupied by real people. Congress needs to be occupied by YOU!!
I am not talking about bring a sleeping bag or tent to your local Congressional office. You must think of a more permanent occupation. Sitting behind the desk that says Representative (or Senator) for a full term. Imagine the changes you can make as a representative of the 99%. Continue reading Occupy Congress in 2012→