Pacifica Radio Archivez Findz Only Surviving Recording of Dec 1964 King Speech

  On December 7th, 1964, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave an hour-long speech at Temple Hall in London, on his way to Oslo to claim his Nobel Peace Prize. It was a time of intense transformation in the United States, months after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and months before […]

Freedom Rider: Saving the White Man

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley It’s the kind of story that brings tears to Middle America’s eyes: selfless Black person puts life on line for undeserving white. In a white man’s world, saving a redneck from a beating qualifies a Black person for sainthood, while acting in defense of Black people makes […]

  by the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China The State Department of the United States recently released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, posing as the world judge of human rights again. As in previous years, the reports are full of carping and irresponsible remarks on the […]

Working the room: Inmates in solitary confinement tell their stories and move people to action against torture and systemic oppression

Source:  http://sfbayview.com/ by Destiny N. Thomas Inmates trapped in segregated housing within prisons across the state of California are banding together, setting aside their differences, to expose the human toll of torturous living conditions inside state prisons. While undergoing abusive treatment and sensory deprivation, these organizers have managed to ignite calls for prison reform and […]