Building on the legacy of Martin Luther King - TAP e-petition published in The Mirror and The Guardian

28 August 2013

LET'S DREAM AND THEN ACT FOR JUSTICE  AND EQUALITY

Martin Luther King Jr. at March on Washington

LETTER IN THE GUARDIAN 28TH AUGUST 2013.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE "DREAM SPEECH". 
In Martin Luther King's great "I have a dream speech" there is a less well-known challenge to the authorities:
"America has given the Negro people a bad cheque which has come back marked 'insufficent funds'. But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient in the great vaults of opportunity in this nation".
That is applicable today in the UK. Our poorest fellow citizens of every ethnic origin, colour or creed have heard the false claim of insufficient funds from governments since the chaotic financial deregulation of the 1980s started the flow of income and wealth to a grasping minority. There is an e-petition calling on parliament to debate Martin Luther King's speech and to take steps to ensure that the rise in inequality of income and wealth in the UK is reversed. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/53579
Rev Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty.

 THE DAILY MIRROR - REAL BRITAIN PAGE 

A plug for the e-petition by Ros Wynne Jones in the Mirror. Her Wednesday page is an important record of the misery and injustice imposed by ATOS, the caps, the cuts and and the council tax; and a letter in The Guardian.

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Martin Luther King at the march on Washington in 1963. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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