January 18, 2016

Revolutionary Martin Luther King

Memphis sanitation workers Elmore Nickelberry, 76, and his son Terrence at the former Lorraine Motel where King was murdered on April 4, 1968. Photo Carl Juste/Miami Herald/Getty Images

Following up on their move last year to reclaim for a new generation his revolutionary legacy from the revisionist white-washed narrative of him, Black Lives Matter activists and many others urge we mark this Martin Luther King Day by remembering the real, radical, complex and anti-war Dr. King that "we were never supposed to know, and certainly never revere" - the one who called out white supremacy, imperialism, police brutality and the link between racism and capitalism; who cited the hypocrisy of a national press that applauded his non-violence in the South but censured his criticism of the violence of the Vietnam War; who insisted that peace without justice is not peace and, like St. Augustine, that "an unjust law is no law at all"; who blasted those who criticized Birmingham's "riots" without acknowledging the conditions and righteous rage that gave rise to them; who initially titled his renowned "I Have A Dream" speech,  "Normalcy, Never Again"; who said the problems of racial and economic inequality could only be solved with the "radical redistribution of political and economic power"; who was "tired of singing." The myth-busting, and the vital work, go on.

January 11, 2016

Meeting change

Kingston ENJAN meeting location for Monday, January 11, is # 1 Sterling St. at the corner of Greenkill Ave. in Kingston. The building is a two story multiuse office building. Parking lot is in front of building. Meeting room is upstairs on the second floor, room #11. Use the elevator in the lobby and walk down the hall to our meeting room on the right at the end of the long hall. Meeting is 6 pm to 8 pm.

January 9, 2016

MLK Tribute in Woodstock

Woodstock’s 26th Annual Birthday Tribute to
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
To All the Victims of Mass Incarceration
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, New York
Featuring: Rev. G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Diane Harrell, Wife of Samuel Harrell; Paula Watson, Wife of Shane Watson; The amazing songstress Journey Blue Heaven with her band The Woodstockers, Experience; Jeremy Wilber, Supervisor Town of Woodstock; Debra Burger, Folk Singer
Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, Haitian People's Support Project and Town of Woodstock
For Info: Call 845-679-7320