Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Ep88 Beyond Vietnam feat Margaret Kimberley

Columnist, editor and well known activist Margaret Kimberley joins us today to talk about a 1967 speech at the Riverside church in New York City by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break the Silence”. We talk about the prescience of the lesser known but epic speech and its relevance today. We also talk more broadly about NATO, the new Cold War, the yellow vests protest in France, Brexit, Greece and American politics. Margaret Kimberley is a senior columnist and editor at the Black Agenda Report and an activist for peace and justice issues. Her work has been published in many newspapers and websites and she has been a guest on radio shows around the country. Margaret has spoken at Riverside Church herself for seminars and student groups and she speaks to us today from New York. Find Margaret’s work at Black Agenda Report, her blog FOLLOW @freedomrideblog and Around the Empire is independent media and we rely on the support of our listeners. You can pitch in at Patreon: or offer one-time contributions via Recorded on January 28, 2019. Music by Fluorescent Grey. Reference Links: 1. Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence (transcript and audio), Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967 2. Black Alliance for Peace 3. BAP's Second Anniversary Celebration and A Call for a Mass Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War & Racism, March 30 and April 4, 2019 FOLLOW @aroundtheempire Follow Joanne Leon at @joanneleon SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW on iTunes, iHeart, Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Facebook