thunderclap logo
loading
×
×
×
×
×

Beyond Vietnam: 50 years later

by Veterans For Peace category: Education

“50 years since MLK's Beyond Vietnam speech. Still fighting the triple evils: poverty, racism & war. Watch it here: http://thndr.me/g0iFTW

profile image
Veterans For Peace
Supporters
198 of 100
198% of goal supported
Social Reach
265,505
People
Time Left
Complete

Complete

This campaign ended on April 04, 2017 at 9AM

Beyond Vietnam: 50 years later

April 4, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.  In confronting the deeply rooted racism, militarism and materialism of the United States, Dr. King described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.

Delivered to an overflow crowd at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, Dr. King’s challenge to engage in a radical revolution of values encountered ferocious opposition. Fifty years later, however, it is clear that his analysis and his call to action is as relevant now as it was then.

  • Today the United States has a multi-trillion dollar permanent war economy, the costliest deployment of weapons and military personnel in the world and at home a vast system of mass incarceration, a hideous homicide rate and endemic violence against women and LGBTQ people.
  • Today as a result of our society’s virulent racism, people of color are subjected to unrelenting state violence through police brutality, police murder and massive incarceration rates, while suffering gross disparities in income, education, employment, military service, housing and health care.
  • Today materialism dominates our culture and our economy to the peril of all life on earth. It pollutes our values, our souls and the natural world.
  • Today we know that the struggle against sexism and patriarchy is intrinsically linked to overcoming racism, militarism, materialism and environmental catastrophe.

Organizer

Veterans For Peace
@VFPNational

Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.

Recent Supporters
profile pic

Ed Flaherty
8 months ago

profile pic

Sarah Reynolds
8 months ago

profile pic

Peter Murphy
8 months ago

profile pic

Bart Bolger
8 months ago

profile pic

Bart Bolger
8 months ago

profile pic

Madelyn Hoffman
8 months ago

profile pic

Madelyn Hoffman
8 months ago

profile pic

Bob Krzewinski
8 months ago

×