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A rebels guide to Martin Luther King

Wednesday 6 Jun 2018 7:30pm


SWP Public Meeting


William Morris Community Centre
6-8 Greenleaf Rd
Walthamstow
London
E17 6QQ

William Morris Community Centre
6-8 Greenleaf Rd
Walthamstow
London
E17 6QQ

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, politicians queued to pay their respects. They smothered his memory with praise but none acknowledged the truth—that King was a radical who wanted a complete transformation of society.

 

Where in their vision is the King who stood out against the Vietnam War, who pledged to organise a poor people’s march on Washington and who mounted a devastating critique of capitalism? What about the King who talked of revolution and who the FBI labelled “The most dangerous Negro in America”? Where is the King that was gunned down in Memphis while supporting striking workers?

 

This event will launch a new book – A Rebel’s Guide to Martin Luther King – and discuss how King challengedthe elite and their privileges,




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Wednesday 6 Jun 2018 7:30pm
Add to Calendar 06-06-2018 19:30 06-06-2018 21:30 Europe/London SWP Public Meeting: A rebels guide to Martin Luther King <p><span>On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, politicians queued to pay their respects. They smothered his memory with praise but none acknowledged the</span> truth&mdash;that King was a radical who wanted a complete transformation of society.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Where in their vision is the King who stood out against the Vietnam War, who pledged to organise a poor people&rsquo;s march on Washington and who mounted a devastating critique of capitalism? What about the King who talked of revolution and who the FBI labelled &ldquo;The most dangerous Negro in America&rdquo;? Where is the King that was gunned down in Memphis while supporting striking workers?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This event will launch a new book &ndash; A Rebel&rsquo;s Guide to Martin Luther King &ndash; and discuss how King challengedthe elite and their privileges,</p> William Morris Community Centre, 6-8 Greenleaf Rd, E17 6QQ SWP Public Meeting DD/MM/YYYY

London: Waltham Forest

William Morris Community Centre
6-8 Greenleaf Rd
Walthamstow
London
E17 6QQ

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