Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. 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.
The Truthdig columnist answers audience questions after speaking at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, N.Y.
The Truthdig columnist sits down with the activist, who argues that the international movement to legalize prostitution has been an "unmitigated disaster."
The Palestinian artist, whose work has been showcased by the United Nations, draws inspiration for many of his cartoons from the time he spent in an Israeli prison.
"We've lost a voice that is unafraid to speak truth to power, and that longs to do that," the award-winning poet tells Hedges.
In a powerful speech delivered at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, N.Y., the Truthdig columnist analyzes fascism and empire in the Trump age.