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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Tools of Freedom

By Ethan Jacobs
Activist Post

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, shortly after he started speaking out against the global elite and the injustice they inflict on all of humanity though orchestrated wars and economic oppression.  He believed that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”[1]

While King may not physically be with us today, we are fortunate that he left us with powerful principles and tools for defeating tyranny.  King, Gandhi and many others have set the precedent for our liberation, proving that courage, love, persistence, and some simple tools are ultimately victorious.

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Corporate Scrooge has change of heart

By Robyn Blumner

When we think of heartwarming tales, they tend to be of the sort like “Miracle on 34th Street,” where little Susan Walker gets the house she wanted for Christmas after all, or “It’s a Wonderful Life,” where George Bailey’s neighbors and customers put self-interest aside to save his bank. Those are yummy treats of magical doings and brotherly compassion that the season inspires. But in real life happy endings don’t often come so easily or tidily.

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Are Burma’s Monks Planning Another Saffron Revolution?

burma-thai saffron-revolution x daniel pedersen NewMatilda (468 x 330)By Daniel Pederson

Burma’s Buddhist Monks have started a campaign against military rule that is reminiscent of the 2007 uprising

Reporting from Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border

For the past few weeks, rumours that Burma’s military intelligence has planted “hit squads” in the border towns of neighbouring Thailand have been doing the rounds here in Mae Sot. Monks, dissidents and rebel army operatives are all on high alert. At an outdoor cafe frequented by foreigners on Friday morning, an English teacher from one of the refugee camps sighed as he stubbed out a cheap Burmese cigarette.

“There’s some big boys in town this morning — in the last couple of days I’ve seen them everywhere,” he told me.

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UFCW squares off against Whole Foods

WholeFoods Mackeys Gotta Go

By Lindsay Beyerstein

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey reignited an old feud with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) with an Aug 11 op/ed denouncing Obama’s healthcare plan and denying every American’s right to healthcare. Mackey is a vehement opponent of unionization.

Last week, the UFCW and the Change to Win federation joined the widening boycott against Whole Foods to protest Mackey’s remarks. UFCW has launched a campaign called Mackey’s Gotta Go. Change to Win represents 6 million workers and its investment division controls a billion dollars in assets.

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