Remembering the anit-war Martin Luther King [Article]

Glenn Greenwald expresses dismay, on the occasion of Martin Luther King’s birthday commemoration, that MLK’s anti-war advocacy (as well as his economic views) are entirely ignored – while he is remembered only for his civil rights achievements. King, during an anti-Vietnam war speech on 4 April 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City, called the US government the “largest purveyor of violence in the world” – a tag that is even more applicable today than ever before. Greenwald also contrasts that while Obama has been an inspiring by-product of King’s civil rights work, Obama’s policies are a manifestation of exactly the militaristic mindset which King denounced.