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MLK Assassination Anniversary Yesterday Unnoticed, Useful Today

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Make Martin Luther King Jr.' assassination for his condemnation of U.S. crimes real and useful for everyone in the U.S., Iraq and Afghanistan to keep in mind 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. Take a moment to put King's condemnation of U.S. wars to use today!

Our project to stimulate the use of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.' condemnation of U.S. murderous foreign policy during the last year of his life could include the marking of the anniversary of his assassination, for it is widely believed that it was King's opposition to imperialist war madness and the capitalist insanity of putting profit above humanity that cost him his life and cost us the loss of his much too effective leadership.

Progressives expect commercial media to ignore this anniversary, but we needn't. Our turn comes stronger the day after we witness media silence. Just as entertainment/news media ignore the Iraqi and Afghan deaths of even women and children, as do our senators while deploring American 'mistaken' invaders deaths, so must we all the more emphatically raise our voices in protest against the loss of Iraqi life in Iraq, of Afghan life in Afghanistan and the taking of Rev. King Jr.' life exactly so intentionally ignored. This is what King Jr. would have wanted us do. This is what 'peoples historian' Howard Zinn speaks to on his radio interviews.

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After one's moment of silence in observance of the events of April fourth, 1968, on that balcony of that motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, sugest clicking on


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