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‘We will not be bullied into silence’: Over 350 scholars and activists speak out for Palestinian rights and Angela Davis

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, over 350 scholars of the Civil Rights and Black Freedom Movements, veterans of these historic struggles, and educators and human rights advocates, issued a statement in support of Palestinian human rights and in defense of Angela Davis.

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from NYT: Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s allies urged him to remain silent about the Vietnam War, but he could not, so compelling was the tragedy. When he courageously spoke out, he was vilified for opposing the widespread pro-war sentiment.

Today we recognize MLK as a visionary. It’s risky to go against the tide, but our integrity must override our fear of rejection.

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