On This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2016
We honor all of the political prisoners held throughout the world as a result of their peaceful acts of civil disobedience.

"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In particular, we remember independent labor leader, Jorge Ramirez Calderon (image below), who is on the 30th day of a hunger strike, and the other Cuban political prisoners who have been re-imprisoned after Raul Castro reneged on his deal with President Obama.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We pray that the international community -- despite what the Obama Administration wrongfully predicted on December 17, 2014 -- will stop appeasing the brutal regime that impunely imprison them.

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.