After Publicly Criticizing the So-Called War On Terror, Actor Danny Glover Is Dropped Fromthe List of Speakers at a Martin Luther King Day Celebration. He Is Then Re-Invited Amidst Anoutpouring of Pub

January 15, 2002



Ahmad Al-Akhras

member of the mosque, and President of the Ohio Chapter of the Council onAmerican-Islamic Relations.

Actor Danny Glover has become one of the latest victims of the war on free speech. After publicly criticizing the useof military tribunals in November, he has been slammed and censored by both media and politicians. Most notably, theModesto California City Council attempted to withdraw its sponsorship of Glover as the featured speaker for theofficial celebration of Martin Luther King Day, next Monday.

I spoke to Danny Glover just hours ago. It would have been Martin Luther King’s 73rd birthday. Here’s what he hadto say.


  • Danny Glover, actor and civil rights activist.