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Garrett O’Brian guest writes. And just how do we get out of this housing mess?
As much as the Gettysburg Address, this speech by Martin Luther King Jr. is now one of our United States founding documents. He delivered it during the March on Washington for jobs and justice, on August 28, 1963. He stood on the top steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave it to a crowd of 250,000 people on the Mall.
MLK had a prepared speech that he was 11 minutes into reading when gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, sitting nearby, shouted to King, “Tell them about the dream, Martin!”. He then departed from his prepared speech and spoke extemporaneously - and this is the dream speech.
We are hopefully still moving towards a nation that walks its talk - that practices what it preaches - that all men - all persons - are created equal. That was MLK’s dream and in 1963 it was relevant to where our country stood in its history, just as Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was relevant to where our country stood 100 years - 5 score years - earlier in November 1863 when it was delivered.
Link to a video of just - the last 5 minutes of his speech.
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- John Servais
Garrett O’Brian guest writes. And just how do we get out of this housing mess?16 comments, most recent 9 hours ago
The Senate Committee on Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade failed to vote the bill out of committee, but it can be revived in the second year of the biennium.
The program appears to be dying of self-inflicted wounds that were long predicted. Supporters stiffened their spines instead, ignoring the obvious blood loss.6 comments, most recent 1 day ago
Millions of Medicare recipients have already been schnookered into Medicare Advantage. Don’t be a victim. Fight back.6 comments, most recent 4 days ago
If we do not speak out NOW on the privatization of Medicare, the system will effectively be eaten alive from within.3 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Stoney Bird, local writer and activist, was severely injured in a fall at this home. He has helped many. Now it is our time to return the support.3 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
At least with a real joke, you get to laugh. Here, the government seem to laugh at you.7 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Atul Deshmane explains his dissenting vote on the new jail recommendation report of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee to the County Council9 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
With the loss of Michael Gan, TAGNW has become a puppet organization of big telecom that is aggressively working against the public interest.4 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Gene Marx is a Vietnam Veteran and past National Board of Directors Secretary of Veterans for Peace. A retired Federal Administration employee, Gene lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife Victoria.17 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Actually, it is Exploitation Day all around.3 comments, most recent 1 month ago
This is a quote from President Biden during his State of the Union address on February 7th, 2023. Your bullshit meter ought to be in the red now.7 comments, most recent 1 month ago
How Democratic Party Leaders and Elected Officials Are Abusing “Signal” to Have Secret Conversations about Public Topics5 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Excellent and succinct overview of Traditional Medicare, now under a very real threat. People are now waking up!4 comments, most recent 1 month ago
Public funds belong to all the residents of Washington state. Why give that money to private banks so they can make a fortune for themselves?5 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Public Works successfully gave the impression of progress, without actually having to bother
Is our national flag flying at half-staff on flagpoles today? We explain why Old Glory is lowered.
Hillsboro Oregon’s higher median income and lower cost of living could be ours if we push our public officials into public fiber internet.
Holiday Greetings to the troops. A middle finger.10 comments, most recent 2 months ago
The tab created by the risibly-named Oath Keepers was stolen from the U.S. Army. It is an insult to every Army veteran, especially those qualified as Ranger or Airborne.2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Is the passing of Prop 5 a genuine reflection of the will of the people of Whatcom County? John Marshall guest writes.9 comments, most recent 3 months ago
Part C is really for sh*t but that word does not start with a “C.”2 comments, most recent 3 months ago
A running Record of the Zero Transparency Policies of the PUD, Port, County and City Councils From 1/12/2022 Onward6 comments, most recent 3 months ago
A must-read for anyone who knows a war veteran… and anyone who never met one.10 comments, most recent 4 months ago
A lifetime dealing with abortion, an account by a lifelong advocate.6 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Vote for what you like. I like libraries.6 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Delores Davies contends we once had universal childcare, so why design an “aspirational (measure) that falls so short?” Vote NO on 5.
The fellow says he wants to make Twitter a better public forum by enhancing freedom of speech. Sounds great.6 comments, most recent 4 months ago
John Repp writes how the flexing of the U.S. nuclear muscle was done, at various times, behind the scenes.6 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
This article was inspired by a Letter to the Editor on NWCitizen on 10/08/22
With the advent of deepfakes, the line between reality and fantasy just dissolved. Elizabeth Britt considers some consequences.3 comments, most recent 5 months ago
John O’Neil writes about use of our Bellingham Public Library for promoting destructive health plans.
Rob Astyk writes of state senator Sharon Shewmake helping him as a homeless person
Monologues and anecdotes are not the essence of a forum.4 comments, most recent 4 months ago
Many years ago in a land far far away
CDN did a report on a report. Where was the investigative journalism?5 comments, most recent 5 months ago
Susan Prosser invites all to an officer-led safety forum on 9/29, hosted and moderated by Senator Simon Sefzik.
The League of Women Voters is offering forums on ballot positions so you can hear directly from the candidates. Catch them all or pick and choose.
The author outlines definitional problems in our broadband efforts
It is time to change our national pledge of allegiance - a change in response to the insurrection of January 6, 2021 and the attack on our National Capitol Building.7 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Privatization of Medicare has moved into the state of Washington. Beware of the Dirty Dozen.11 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Dave James writes about Dick Conoboy’s article on the classified documents from Mar-a-Lago
There are no classifications beyond TOP SECRET. Stop the hyperbole.11 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Now is your opportunity to tell this administration that the steal from Medicare has to stop. Medicare Advantage only “advantages” the corporations that run it.15 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Archive of past notices and reasons for the half-staff flag on the Fairhaven Veterans Flagpole.
A look at where TAGNW, Jon Humphrey, and Whatcom County are headed for broadband Internet access.2 comments, most recent 6 months ago
Jeff Bezos is positioning himself to rob Medicare, but his grossly and ridiculously overvalued trillion-dollar-ass won’t go to jail for it.2 comments, most recent 7 months ago
County attorneys advise elected officials NOT to talk to us.10 comments, most recent 7 months ago
Nate Higashi writes about Ben Elenbaas and the 42nd District State Senatorial primary election.
After almost 50 years, Congress finally looks to recognize the Donut Dollies who served in Vietnam