Turning King's Dream into a Nightmare

By Chris Hedges

Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It has become a day to celebrate ourselves for "overcoming" racism and "fulfilling" King's dream. It is a day filled with old sound bites about little black children and little white children that, given the state of America, would enrage King.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24429.htm

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How Obama is like King

The Nation
by Melissa Harris-Lacewell

01/18/10

Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s historic ‘I have a dream’ speech. He was inaugurated the day after our national holiday celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. Many asked if Obama’s presidency was the realization of King’s dream. Cultural products, from t-shirts to YouTube videos, linked Obama’s election to King’s legacy. Some observers have made far less complimentary comparisons between the men...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Killing the dream
//www.brasschecktv.com/page/89.html

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Hard Lessons of a Rookie Year

Eugene Robinson: "President Obama begins his second year in the White House with such anemic approval ratings, you'd think he was another Ronald Reagan: Among recent presidents, only the Gipper had fallen so low in the esteem of voters at this stage of his presidency."

//www.truthout.org/hard-lessons-a-rookie-year56171



Tough Minds and Tender Hearts

Kathy Kelly, Truthout: "I spent Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in Washington, DC, as part of the Witness Against Torture fast, which campaigns to end all forms of torture, and has worked steadily for an end to indefinite detention of people imprisoned in Guantanamo, Bagram, and other secret sites where the US has held and tortured prisoners."

//www.truthout.org/tough-minds-and-tender-hearts56259

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Private Corporation Building Detention Camps Across America

Sprawling jail facilities sit empty in anticipation of the federal government's "ENDGAME" internment plan

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, May 27, 2010

The shadowy design firm that was behind the infamous Hardin Montana jail is pushing to build detention camps across America, with the latest proposal centering around a fifty acre, five hundred bed facility in Italy, Texas, part of a program that many Americans fear is based around a plan to intern political dissidents in the event of a national emergency.

//www.prisonplanet.com/private-corporation-building-detention-camps-across-america.html



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