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|Martin Luther King Jr.: Pacifist or Freedom Fighter?|
|Date||Tuesday January 19|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland|
We will listen to excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "A Time to Break the Silence," the famous speech given at the Riverside Church in Harlem, New York in 1967.
We will also listen to a radio program hosted by African People's Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela in recognition of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
The program hosted by Yeshitela took place on a white liberal radio station in Florida where he challenges the political tendency of the white peace movement to censor and withhold support for the African liberation movement and denounces the practice of holding up the name of Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain African civil rights leader to try to impose a position of pacifism, or philosophical non-violence onto the movement.
We will follow up with a discussion about the current anti-war struggle challenging U.S. colonial policies here and abroad and the growing resistance led by the African led Uhuru Movement for freedom and justice for the African community from West Oakland to West Africa.
Sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.
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