by George Donnelly
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up on Monday, January 17th and it’s about time someone celebrated it RIGHT. No more of this Orwellian “day of service” nonsense. Martin Luther King is about freedom and conscience. ‘Service’ is a code word for servitude, or slavery. How daring of the government to turn an African-American crusader for freedom into an icon for slavery! It’s up to us to reclaim the true legacy of Martin Luther King and show it to the world in its proud, spin-free glory.
I’ve set up a website called I Disobeyed an Unjust Law where people can learn about civil disobedience. There’s a twitter campaign, comments and I’ll interview dozens of good people who disobey bad laws live on Civil Disobedience TV. You can watch it right from the website.
January 17th to the 23rd is Civil Disobedience Week. Not only do we kick it off with Martin Luther King Day, but the 19th is Lysander Spooner‘s birthday! Are you doing something for these events? Let’s stay in touch via this mailing list.
If you’re not sure how to participate, here’s a list:
- Read MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
- Disobey an unjust law and tell us discreetly.
- Tweet with #IDisobeyedAnUnjustLaw.
- Video or text blog or podcast about unjust laws.
- Comment, post on Facebook, Stumble, etc.
- Write a letter to the editor or call a radio show.
- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Read Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience.
- Watch Civil Disobedience TV as we interview those who disobey unjust laws.
- Tell your friends about this cause.
Find out more at I Disobeyed an Unjust Law dot com.