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Fifty Years On, MLK’s Call for Economic Justice Rings True


Fifty Years On, MLK’s Call for Economic Justice Rings True

Libero Della Piana

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down fifty years ago today on April 4, 1968. It was a turning point of the twentieth century, marking an ending and a beginning. It was the end of one phase of the Black Freedom struggle, and the beginning of one of the most volatile periods of U.S. politics since the Civil War.


“The Poor People’s Campaign would pair these radical tactics with an even more radical bid to reshape the U.S. economy around a moral vision of equity, dignity and shared prosperity. King’s new mission would shake capitalism to its foundations.”

A non-violent way to achieve King’s mission:



For articulating the ‘Dream’ MLK still has no equal in his eloquent oratory of a radical message. But he never had the means to realize the dream. A dream, democracy is unable to reach out for and secure for itself. That means has only recently been revealed. But I have to wonder how many of those who should, will even come to appreciate it? http://www.energon.org.uk


If we truly want to create and economic democracy we should follow Henry George’s proposal to make the land common property and stop treating it as a commodity to be bought, sold and monopolized by the few. That is the root cause of all inflation and human poverty and economic depressions. The 2008 crash was at bottom a real estate crash, as was the crash of 1929. Georges
solution to poverty was buried by the government over a hundred years ago. Today more than ever we are suffering the consequences , and things will get far worse before they start to get better.
Our entire economic system is self-destructive in nature and must be destroyed before any other system can take its place.