Archive for August 27, 2011

No Way to Honor Dr. King by Medea Benjamin The ceremonies for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC were kicked off on August 24 at an event billed as Honoring Global Leaders for Peace. But some of those honored are a far cry from King’s beloved community of the poor and oppressed. The tribute to peacemakers, organized by the MLK National Memorial Foundation, was mostly a night applauding warmakers, corporate profiteers and co-opted musicians. The nigh … Read More

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Obama is turning out to be the first LGBT Rights president…____________________________________________________________________________FEDERAL LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW*Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which expanded existing United States federal hate crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — the first positiv … Read More

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