Issue 384 - April 2008
Forty Years Later: Honoring Martin Luther King's Dream
- Forty Years Later: Honoring Martin Luther King'sDream
- Rules of Engagement
- Resurgent Violence in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
In This Issue
We need to remember that the dream was not just Dr. King's, but belongs to the many, many people who gave their time, their energy -- even their lives -- to achieve this powerful vision.
Make the Road New York is admired for its consensus-based, collective decision-making, an intensive process that builds strong, trusting relationships, leadership, and shared agreement among members.
I was explicitly told by my chain of command that I could shoot anyone who came closer to me than I felt comfortable with.
|From the Editor's Desk|
|Seeking Work and Dignity King's "Second Phase"|| |
While King's vision for winning economic rights was cut tragically short, 40 years later his call to action is undeniable.
|Foreclosed: State of the Dream 2008|| |
The rich are getting richer, the middle class and poor are struggling to make ends meet, and the racial wealth divide continues to keep race a mark of division in the United States.
|Are Immigrants and Refugees People of Color?|| |
Immigration policy is race policy in this country, as it has been since the genocide of its native people.
|Black and Brown Together|| |
In Mississippi, African American political leaders and immigrant organizers favor a different calculation: Blacks plus immigrants plus unions equals power.
|Side Effects (poem)|
|Indonesia's Arms Appetite|| |
The checks on US military aid are gone, and now the floodgates have opened.
|In Timor-Leste, a Legacy of Violence|| |
The failure to achieve justice and accountability for many recent and past crimes has fostered a climate of impunity in Timor-Leste.
|Help Bring Justice to Timor-Leste: A Sample Letter|
|Israelis and Palestinians Call for a Ceasefire|
|Bits & Peaces|