dedication of Martin Luther King Memorial coincides with the movement that echoes the teachings of the activist
Monument National Martin Luther King Jr. was dedicated last Sunday. President Barack Obama said of Martin Luther King ". If he were alive today, I think we recall that the unemployed with good reason, may challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing those who work there, "
The dedication came in the middle of the movement more and more popular and growing global occupy Wall Street. What Obama said was that the king is alive, it is likely to protest against the policies of the Obama administration.
Not far from the dedication ceremony, Cornel West, preacher, teacher, writer and activist, was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court U. S.. He said that, before being taken to prison: "We want to testify today, we know that the relationship between corporate greed and what happens too often in the decisions of the Supreme Court ... not allow this day to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., without someone going to jail, because Martin King would be here with us, ready to throw a deep love. "
West was arrested with 18 others, saying "solidarity with the movement in the world, because we love the poor, we love the people who work and want you to Martin Luther King Jr smile from the grave that we have not forgotten their movement. "
During the weekend as well as the dedication, the U.S. military and the commander of the CIA drones Obama campaign - which launched the independent, nonprofit, Office of journalism investigation, based in London, called for the strike drone of 300th 248th since Obama took office. According BIJ, at least 2318 people were killed by air strikes, between 386 and 775 were civilians, including 175 children. Imagine how the King, Obama fellow Nobel Peace Prize, would meet the grim statistics.
In 1963, King published a collection of sermons entitled strength to love. The preface begins: "In these tumultuous days of the uncertainty of the evils of war and economic injustice and racial threaten the very survival of the human race."
profound impact on the time of the murder, we follow two young men along the arc of moral justice Rey all the way to keep Wall Street. One of them was Juan Carlos, a star of the U.S. Olympic Track. Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200m at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos and his teammate Tommie Smith, who won gold, raised their black-gloved fists the salvation power of the podium, winning instant celebrity. Both were without shoes, in protest of children in poverty in black America.