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Shining a Light on the Kent State Shootings of 1970

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Remembering the efforts of my father Arthur S. Krause to 'shine a light on Kent State' gives me renewed inspiration to pursue our right to know the truth and renews our commitment to not let these events get swept under the carpet again.

I'm also drawn to a recent comment from a facebook friend on the relevance of what we may learn from Kent State:

"Freedom of speech and the right of assembly must be protected. The ability of the government to preserve order is a necessity in a civilized nation. These two elements must be balanced, but it is incumbent on those who are armed to ensure that ONLY those who cannot otherwise be prevented from harming others be subject to potentially lethal violence."

Our San Francisco event also brought Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers to "share his truth' on Kent State as his recording of "Time Has Come Today' was at the top of the charts when the Kent State shootings happened. For us, he performed "People Get Ready', expressing his wish to amend the words of this song to: "People get ready there's a CHANGE a'coming!" Please listen and get ready for the change a'coming!

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Laurel Krause ~ Co-founder and Director of KSTT Laurel Krause is a writer and truth seeker dedicated to raising awareness about ocean protection, safe renewable energy and other environmental issues. She publishes a regular blog on these topics (more...)

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What a horrible time in America. These murders shu... by conrad elledge on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 2:18:17 AM
Conrad,Our focus at the Kent State Truth Tribunal ... by Laurel Krause on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:23:53 AM
Having survived Nixon's war on Youth i can testify... by johnypaycut on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 2:28:02 AM
I was surprised to see no mention of the recording... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 10:40:06 AM
Gustav,In early May 2010, the Cleveland Plain Deal... by Laurel Krause on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:10:40 AM
As I remember, the finding implicated the then-Gov... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:32:00 PM
It took more than Governor Rhodes to make Kent Sta... by Laurel Krause on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:46:48 PM
For someone born when the Vietnam war was just sta... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 8:15:54 PM
with terrible regret. I had a friend who was atten... by Archie on Saturday, Aug 14, 2010 at 1:31:07 PM
These people who shot the students and those who a... by Yuruk Iyriboz on Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 at 5:07:27 PM
There are only two public events that are so seare... by Laura Stein on Sunday, Aug 15, 2010 at 9:04:53 PM