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Media Ignore Anniversary of King Assassination & Court Nuremberg Prosecution for Promoting Wars

By Jay Janson

A  Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death  lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown  co-conspirators,” found that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Take a  moment to put King’s condemnation of U.S. wars to use during this  anniversary of his assassination documented as described above.     (See previous OEN King assassination anniversary articles by clicking on links at below the end of this one.)

King’s condemnation of his country’s government as “the greatest purveyor of  violence in the world” made headlines internationally.  He frightened  the international community of investors, because this man capable of  arousing the indignation of the nation spoke not to his government’s  elected politicians but to the American people who had agreed to  immorally accept, acquiesce and support these wars. What must have been  intolerable for the gang on Wall Street was listening to a beloved and proven successful leader of the masses rail against the injustice provoked by investors. This was something  ominously frightening for the stability of their investments, and to  their keeping their power to rule.

Though progressives expected commercial media to again ignore King’s  assassination anniversary as it has studiously as mainstream media  always has, they needn’t be silent about it. Our opportunity comes the day after we witness the calculated media silence.  ‘Their’ media  ignores King’s assassination anniversary,  just as its entertainment/news media ignores the millions of deaths of even  women and children, who fall in harms way of American invaders. we must  all the more emphatically raise our voices in condemnation of  this  blocking mention King’s assassination and this colossal loss of life in Iraq, Afghanistan,  Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen,  taken Libyan lives in  Libya recently taken and now our having the CIA and its five Middle Eastern branches  see to what they can accomplish in Syria. This is what King Jr. would  have wanted us do. This is what ‘peoples historian’ Howard Zinn spoke  to in his radio broadcasts.

King demanded condemningly,  “Look across the seas and see individual  capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa,  and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the  social betterment of the country. This is a role our nation has taken, ” refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that comes from  the immense profits of overseas investments. This is not just.”

There is now a King Condemned US Wars and Predatory Investments  International Awareness Campaign.  (One can Google its website as King  Condemned US Wars) http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/
It is already endorsed by:
Global Justice and Peace of Riverside Church NYC
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Pax Christi International
Pastors For Peace
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee
Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship
Father Paul Mayer
Dr. Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary
Rev. Emmanuel Char. McCarthy, Center Christian Nonviolence
Dr. Cornell West
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space Bruce Gagnon
Veterans For Peace
former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark
Pete Seeger, folksinger
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet soloist, composer
Rep. Cynthia McKinney
Cindy Sheehan, antiwar activist
John Carlos, Olympic medalist
David Amram, composer
Richard D. Wolff, economist, U. of Massachusetts
James Vrettos, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
American Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC)
Voices For Creative Non-Violence, Kathy Kelly
We Want World Peace
Cultures of Resistance Network
Come Home America US, Angela Keaton
International Action, Sara Flounders
War Is A Crime, David Swanson
Grandmothers Against the War
Black Agenda Report
Rev. Bruce Southworth
Ann Wright, Colonel US Army (Ret.)
Gen. Smedley Butler Chapter VFP
Minority Perspective United Kingdom
Counter Currents, Kerala, India

There is another  campaign begun regarding bringing the law to bear upon those criminally  planning, arranging, investing in, ordering and most importantly  promoting crimes against humanity deviously masked as ‘just wars,’ Something unexpected! We have been made to believe throughout the history  of modern investment banks controlled European and European descendent  empires, those who conquered, tortured, killed and criminally exploited the non-European  majority of Earthlings will always be above prosecution. We are taught that the sole exception to functionaries of Western empires being above prosecution was the leaders, financiers and media personalities of the short lived Nazi empire who were tried at Nuremberg. (Their crimes, by the way, were made  possible by massive investment from most all prominent US investing  families and almost every single corporation of any significant size in  the United States. This happened during a depression that was sustained by this flow of  investment in building the Nazi war machine with low-wage German labor  in a Germany made prostate after an investor profitable World War One.  WW I was the first international investments bonanza. The second US  investor bonanza was made after initial backing of a maniac planning a  World War aimed principally at a Soviet Socialist Russia, that for its early  economic successes had been setting an example that fomented agitation for overthrowing  capitalism everywhere – in the colonially occupied world and within the home nations of the Colonial Powers as well.)

Seems it is left to  scholars to remember that after every popular revolution against  investor controlled imperial rule, the overthrown politicians guilty of  crimes against humanity were prosecuted in a reconstituted legal court  system  of criminal law, following their previous prosecution in the court of public opinion during the last days of their rule over society.   The French, Mexican, Russian, Cuban, Chinese and Iranian Revolutionary  Courts are examples of reconstituted courts prosecuting the very  criminals that had already been prosecuted in the court of public  opinion while investors had held power over the court system corrupted  for their benefit and protection.

Another example to remember during the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’ assassination is that racist crime is now prosecuted in by the  established legal system, but only after King led racist crime  successfully prosecution in the court of public opinion (despite all the violence the racist criminals brought down upon King’s non-violent  prosecution of them in that court of public opinion.) In the manner in which  King explained the history of investor generated wars, this new  campaign, Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now contains a country by country history of US crimes.
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Previous OEN articles regarding media avoiding mention of King having been shot dead when April 4th rolls around.

MLK Assassination Anniversary Yesterday Unnoticed, Useful Today
A Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown co-conspirators,” found that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Read UN Ambassador Andrew Young testimony. put King’s condemnation of U.S. wars to use today as ‘peoples historian Howard Zinn does in his radio interviews!
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Monday, April 5, 2010
It has often been suggested that we reread King’s Beyond Vietnam – a  Time to Break Silence substituting Afghanistan and Iraq for each time  Vietnam is referred to. But in parts of this sermon herein quoted King  speaks to a time beyond the end of the war that brought him to cry out  against in aguish insisting a breaking of our silence to demand moral  change – one year to the day on which he was shot dead. click here

Friday, April 4, 2008
MLK Was Murdered Exactly One Year After Condemning U.S. Imperialist War and Capitalism
(1 comments)    It is widely believed that King’s condemnation of imperialist war  madness and the capitalist “insanity of putting profit above humanity”  cost him his life and cost the U.S. the loss of his much ‘too effective’ leadership. Historian Howard Zinn supports awakening Americans today by quoting from King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech. Read UN Ambassador Andrew  Young testimony in the King family’s successful Memphis conspiracy  trial.

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