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A chat with a 9-year-old water liberation activist

I met Luke Sekera-Flanders while interviewing his mother Nickie about her involvement with Burma activism a couple of years ago. He was 6 then and I knew him to be wonderfully smart, driven, and very funny. I recently caught a video of Sekera-Flanders at the Maine Public Utilities Commission, where he was testifying against the proposed […]

Dr. Martin Luther King on questioning capitalism; Dr. Cornel West questions President Obama’s use of MLK’s Bible

“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, […]