During the 1960s anti-war movement, many leftists and Democratic Party leaders could not find common ground. That’s still true today.
Robert Scheer: MLK Has Been Portrayed as an Innocuous, Benign Figure. He Wasn't That at All. (Audio)
On KPFK's "This Is Happening," Truthdig's editor in chief discusses King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech, an address partly inspired by a Ramparts magazine piece published when Scheer was editor there.
As the Trump administration attempts to swell the Pentagon budget and gut social programs, Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Beyond Vietnam" speech remains chillingly relevant.
Many young black activists say they prefer the capitalism-challenging radical to the Nobel Prize-winning pacifist to whom they were introduced as children.
We need the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. now more than ever.
What is unusual about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's intervention in the 2016 election is not the intervention. After all, the FBI tries to shape United States politics every day.
Left-wing activist Tom Hayden, who died Sunday at age 76, once recounted his reluctant transformation from journalist to activist after an encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.
The prominent activist and journalist cites the Montgomery bus boycott as an example the nation needs to follow.
The "Commemorative King," the "Therapeutic King," the "Conservative King" and the "Commodified King." Each of them “competes for our attention," though they represent a vision of the man that “he himself would not have recognized,” writes history professor Thomas J. Sugrue.
"The idea of a just America and a fair America, an inclusive America, and a generous America -- that idea ultimately triumphed," President Obama said in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march for equal voting rights for minorities.