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Martin Luther King, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”

On the anniversary of the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, April 4, 1968, I wrote the blog post. What happened in Indianapolis the day Martin Luther King was assassinated Exactly one year before his death, on … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali and me

Athletes are once again demonstrating leadership to call attention to, and demand change to stop injustice. It has been amazing to see kneeling during the national anthem, for which Colin Kaepernick was vilified, now supported by athletes and supporters of … Continue reading

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They do not know the world in which they live

Yesterday was the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. It was heartening to see the large crowds at the Lincoln Memorial, and hear what was being said. I’m reading the speech “Beyond Vietnam” by Martin Luther King, Jr. today … Continue reading

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4 Dead in Ohio, May 4, 1970

I clearly remember May 4, 1970, when Alison Krause, William Schroeder, Sandra Scheuer, and Jeffrey Miller were shot and killed by Ohio National Guard troops at Kent State University while protesting against the Vietnam War. I was a Senior at … Continue reading

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Another time of cultural chaos

As I often say, I usually don’t know what I will be writing when I sit in front of this laptop first thing in the morning. It is a spiritual practice to try to discern what the Spirit is telling … Continue reading

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Military Recruitment, Schools, Free Speech and Peace

The article publish yesterday, Military Recruiters Don’t Belong in High Schools reminded me of the remarkable story below. The following video is about the case of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. That case was eventually decided by … Continue reading

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Stop the March to War

We are clearly seeing yet another deliberate series of steps to provoke war. This time Iran seems to be the target. This video from the editors of History.com explains how President Lyndon Johnson used the alleged attack on U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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Robert Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Vietnam and Dissent

While reading Chris Matthew’s new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, I read about a CBS news program “Town Meeting of the World” in 1967, where Senator Robert Kennedy and Gov. Ronald Reagan take student questions, most of which were … Continue reading

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Iowa Schools, Free Speech and Peace

As so often happens, I had no idea I would be writing about this today. I was looking for information about the Shattering Silence sculpture in Des Moines, where today’s Poor People’s Campaign will take place, when I saw this … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago

October 15 of this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the days of the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. Millions turned out across the United States in a historic day of action. Nothing else so conveyed … Continue reading

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