November 24, 2008 A Truth-Teller for Our Times by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

Maybe truth-telling is becoming more fashionable now . . . The pendulum seems to be swinging back that way as people are realizing that by not confronting reality in all categories (wars, politics, finances, science, etc.) it will eventually affect us all, as it has now allowed, finally with some losing 50% of their paper investments, to open their eyes and begin to wake up. To other realities. 9/11 Truth is the path to all else.
-- Betsy

November 24, 2008
A Truth-Teller for Our Times

by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

[Note to Readers:In the spirit of Nick Turse's article below on truth-telling and civilian deaths in war, TomDispatch would like to direct your attention to a recently published paperback, Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan, Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, a powerful text with words, images, and documents from the spring 2008 hearings in Washington, D.C., at which American veterans of Bush's two occupations spoke out about the dark side of the wars they fought.]

Speaking with Dennis Prager on 4/4/08 about the deeper and more disturbing aspects of MLK's truth-telling and his murder

I decided to call the Dennis Prager show, in honor of the 40th anniversary of MLK's death, to bring up his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech, delivered a year to the day before he was killed in Memphis. I also wanted to tie in the 1999 trial of Lloyd Jowers litigated by William Pepper on behalf of the King Family. Prager wanted nothing to do with the conspiracy trial part, other than cheap psychological shots at those who can't deal with the fact that "low-life" nothings like James Earl Ray and Lee Harvey Oswald can effect major evil. He was fairly dismissive and patronizing of the King family's struggle to uncover the truth. Afterwards, he gave a thorough response to King's claim that his own government was the "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."