2013-04-04 20:57:07

Amid rising tension in Asia, civil rights leaders invoke Martin Luther King, Jr. in calls to end militarism

Civil rights and faith leaders gathered in Washington DC today to mark the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life’s work, which spanned struggles for union rights, civil rights, voting rights and opposition to US militarism. As the US government escalates both rhetoric and military preparation toward North Korea, peace advocates are calling on the Obama Administration to instead listen to Dr. King’s message denouncing foreign aggression and violence. In Washington, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.

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