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When African Americans Learn of Criminal Media's 54 Year Blackout of King's Condemnation of US Wars

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Anti-war Alternate Media Again Allows 'Big Brother' to Handkerchief King Holiday

Tragically, progressive community's editors and writers, including Afro-American writers, again did NOT take advantage of the national holiday to feature martyred King's 1967 -68 anti-war, anti-imperialism, anti-international predatory capitalism speeches which since his assassination remain completely media suppressed from public attention; did NOT seek to publicize King's thundering condemnations into public awareness. Why?

Black History Month Ignored MLK Jr. Condemnation of U.S. Wars, Predatory Capitalism

What keeps even black leaders from quoting Rev. King Jr.' '67 condemnations of U.S. wars and predatory trade? click here

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Excerpts from Martin Luther King's sermons Beyond Vietnam - a Time to Break Silence and Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam:

The Vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence in 1945 after a combined French and Japanese occupation. Even though they quoted the American Declaration of Independence in their own document of freedom, we refused to recognize them. Instead, For nine years we vigorously supported the France in its effort at re-conquesting of her former colony. Even before the French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu, they began to despair of their reckless action, but we did not. We encouraged them with our huge financial and military supplies to continue the war even after they had lost the will. Soon we were paying almost the full costs of this tragic [French] attempt at recolonization.

After the French were defeated, United States started supporting a man named Diem who turned out to be one of the most ruthless dictators in the history of the world.He set out to silence all opposition. People were brutally murdered because they raised their voices against the brutal policies of Diem. And the peasants watched and cringed while United States troops who came to help quell the insurgency that Diem's methods had aroused. When Diem was overthrown, the long line of military dictatorships. And who are we supporting in Vietnam today? It's a man by the name of general Ky [Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky] who fought with the French against his own people, and who said on one occasion that the greatest hero of his life is Hitler. This is who we are supporting in Vietnam today. Oh, our government and the press generally won't tell us these things, but God told me to tell you this morning."

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