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Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Time of Nonviolent Action @Lockheed Martin, King of Prussia, PA. – CANCELED!
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
For the first time in 48 years, the King Day observance in front of Lockheed Martin has been CANCELED DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER!
In 1977, The Brandywine Peace Community was born in the tradition of radical peacemaking practice and nonviolent resistance by a group of Vietnam war resisters in the wake of the U.S.’s imperial carnage in Vietnam. We have sought to honor the voice of Dr. King and his commitment to nonviolent action. We honor Dr. King’s Legacy by joining together in protest and nonviolent resistance to war, racism, and injustice. We have begun each and every year since January 1977 in nonviolent protest to war and the ravages of war and the greed of war profiteering. We have sought to Listen to Dr. King, not the war makers and war profiteers, not Lockheed Martin, the world largest war profiteer.
Lockheed Martin’s war profits are currently soaring in U.S. war support from Ukraine to Gaza. Indeed, Lockheed Martin maintains a separate weapons manufacturing division in the state of Israel, the only nuclear armed power in the Middle East. Lockheed Martin is beginning to build large additions to its King of Prussia complex.
Monday, January 15, Noon
Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Time of Nonviolent Action @Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard,
King of Prussia, PA 19406 (behind King of Prussia Mall)
Sponsored by Brandywine Peace Community
*Banner and Poster Vigil Display. *Bell-Tolling. *Readings from Dr. King. * Martin Luther King Day litany.
Uplifting the Anniversary of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty and the illegality of Lockheed Martin .
MANDATORY FOR PARTICIPANTS: Adherence to the discipline of Nonviolence [“of fist, tongue, and heart”, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
In the event of severe weather or forecast, please check back for possible cancellation or postponement. If you are planning on civil disobedience and accepting arrest and legal consequences, please check this site the Friday before, Jan. 12.
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Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech, Dec. 10, 1964
LISTEN HERE TO THE FULL SPEECH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r98tT0j1a0
“…I refuse to accept the idea that we are mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround us.
I refuse to accept the view that humankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and humanity can never become a reality.
“…I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality…”
“…I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow.
I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among our children…”
“…I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.
“…I believe that what self-centered people have torn down, other-centered people can build up.
“…I still believe that one day humankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive good will proclaim the rule of the land.