In celebration of the work and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, host Eric Mann reads his latest article which has recently been published in CounterPunch Magazine titled “A Radical Revolution of Values: Martin Luther King and the Black Revolutionary Tradition” . In reclaiming Dr. King’s revolutionary values Eric Mann Present to the readers and the listener the following points.
1) Dr. King understood the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement was from the onset a battle against the system itself.
2) Dr. king was a victim of capitalist state violence, surveillance, psychological character and actual assassination.
3) Dr. king was from the onset a black militant and revolutionary who advocated non-violent direct action but saw the “the Negro revolution” as the overriding objective.
4) SNCC, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and M.L. King were on the front-lines of the movement against the U.S. war of aggression in Vietnam.
Near the end of the Show Eric take call-ins from the listener, in effect, giving the voices of the listeners the platform to share their profound thoughts and experience in the struggle.
Aired on January 20, 2014Click here to download.