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Tribute to King

Note: Freedom Fighting began a year ago with two goals: (1) to call attention to the need for moral leaders, and (2) to explore how to continue the work of Gandhi and Martin Luther King today. Having addressed the populist movements, reform efforts, and moral…

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05 May 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Tribute to Gandhi

Note: Freedom Fighting started almost a year ago, Cinco de Mayo, 2012. A running tribute to Gandhi and King, viewing current events through the lenses of their lives, could go on forever. But one year was enough for our purposes. We plan to publish the…

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28 Apr 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Changing gun laws vs. changing hearts

What would a modern-day Martin Luther King say about last week’s Senate vote on gun-control legislation? In the 1960s, African-Americans could not vote in many cities and states. Remember what King did about that law? He did not lobby Congress. He did not demand a vote…

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21 Apr 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

DIY independence

We tend to think of globalization as a recent trend, but Martin Luther King was well aware of it as early as 1963. When we arise in the morning, we go into the bathroom where we reach for a sponge provided for us by a…

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14 Apr 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Same-sex equality

As members of minority and underprivileged groups, a modern-day Gandhi and King would empathize with gays and lesbians struggling to obtain full and equal rights, and they would support their struggle, up to a point. The life-long commitment of homosexuals and heterosexuals, they would say, should be…

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07 Apr 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments

Social media and digital sharecropping

Would a modern-day Gandhi and King be on FB? Having considered social media from a macro-perspective, let’s consider it from a micro-perspective. Many people bemoan social media in general (“time-suck” is a popular criticism), but a few precise critiques have arisen over the years:

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24 Mar 2013 Posted by aura in Freedom Fighting no comments