William Pepper is a U.S. attorney and British barrister who has represented governments and prominent people around the world. He was a friend of Martin Luther King and later represented the King family in a wrongful death civil trial. The jury took less than an hour to find in favor of the King family.
Michel Chossudovsky is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He has written books that highlight the historical relationship between the U.S. government and Al Qaeda.
Lee McKenna is a Canadian trainer and activist, preacher, musician and writer. She is principal of Partera International and works in war zones leading training in third-party non-violent intervention.
Ferdinando Imposimato is the Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and a former Senator who served on the Anti-Mafia Commission. He is the author or co-author of seven books on international terrorism, state corruption, and related matters, and a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy.
As Project Censored states in their 2011 Book, we are in a crisis that may well be described as a "Truth Emergency". This has been a deep problem for US society for many years. However, it most certainly got accelerated after the exploitation of the 9/11 attacks to promote war, surveillance, and a new wave of repressive laws named in Orwellian fashion as the so-called "Patriot Act".
Are you aware that the King family took a civil suit into a Memphis court in 1999 with William Pepper as their lawyer? They presented numerous witnesses who had been steadfastly avoided by the Memphis police and government investigators. Are you aware of any of the following information? If not, why not? If yes, will you be getting this information out as part of your 2011 observance of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King? Read on please...
William Pepper is a legendary American author, British barrister, and King family lawyer. Martin Luther King contacted William Pepper after reading an article Pepper had written in Ramparts magazine about the effects of the Vietnam War on the children of Vietnam. He invited Pepper to speak to his congregation, which was the beginning of a life-long friendship with MLK and his family. William Pepper continued to investigate the assassination of MLK for years, and he represented the King family in court.
The King family and William Pepper got considerable criticism in the mainstream press for stating that they did not believe that James Earl Ray was the killer of King. In 1999 they won a trial in a Memphis, Tennessee court from a jury of six whites and six blacks. They won a unanimous conviction of Loyd Jowers and “unnamed government conspirators” for the murder of Martin Luther King. King was executed in broad daylight at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. Jowers was the owner of Jim’s Grill across the street from the Lorraine Motel where some of the assassination planning was done. Jowers and waitresses from that era gave testimony that persuaded the American jury that there was a “conspiracy” to execute Dr King. William Pepper later wrote a book about the trial and the lack of fair or even any media coverage in the case of their victory. William Pepper’s book is called “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”.
I wrote a song to highlight some of the facts revealed in the trial and the book. Then I made a video for it and posted it on YouTube. Have you watched it? The lyrics are below...
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
A Music Video by Vic Sadot based on the book of the same title by King Family Lawyer, William Pepper
One way to be true to the dream and the commitment of the Rev Dr King would be to get this information out into the sunlight of public discussion as part of this year's celebration of who he really was! He would be marching stalwartly on Obama's White House and on the now Republican controlled US Congress. The book is in public libraries. Here is a link to a free mp3 download of the song. If you need an mp3 attachment, just request it and it will be sent to you promptly by TruthTroubadour@gmail.com
Carry it on!
Vic Sadot (pronounced as Sa-doe)
FREE MP3 download here!!!
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King -
Vic Sadot Song from "Berkeley Calling" on Last FM
On Monday morning, February 15, 2010, in a Madrid courtroom, Judge Balthazar Garzon will formally convene his investigation of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity allegedly committed by officials, at various levels, of the Government of the United States and their surrogates in and from a variety of other countries.
The investigation by the Spanish Magistrate could go on for several months and involve testimony from a range of victims, some of whom are Spanish nationals who allegedly were detained and brutally tortured over a considerable period of time. The investigation by Judge Garzon will be the first formal, comprehensive examination of the alleged criminal activity which occurred in the post 9/11 period and could lead to a number of officials being charged and ordered to stand trial.
It is expected that the first witness will be Dr. William F. Pepper, the international human rights Barrister and Attorney, who was asked by the Court to file an Opinion and testify as an expert on the issue of jurisdiction of the Spanish Court with respect to the various crimes being alleged which include Waging Aggressive War, Kidnapping/Extraordinary Rendition, Arbitrary Detention, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity and Torture.
Read the entire report, there's a lot more of great interest.
William Pepper, legal advisor to the New York City 9/11 Ballot Initiative, today explained why the initiative's board has decided not to pursue the case any further. Appearing on the "Fair and Balanced with Kevin Barrett" radio show (archived here) Pepper said the odds of winning an appeal were too slim to justify the resources such an appeal would consume. Instead, he said, the NYCcan.org legal team is hoping to file a civil suit by 9/11 family members and others in a legal venue carefully selected to maximize the chances of success.
Pepper also confirmed the rumor that a professor who is an expert on election law refused to help NYCcan.org after Pepper was unable to promise the professor that the results of a genuine 9/11 investigation would not hurt Israel.
By William F. Pepper
April 18, 2009
Many deeply concerned citizens of this Republic and the world have been engaged in tireless, multifaceted research and investigation about the events surrounding the 9/11 tragedy. These patriots have produced articles, essays, books and films that seek answers to the multitude of unanswered questions about this atrocity. Not having researched these questions myself and having no answers, when I have appeared before them I have encouraged the continuation of their valuable work as citizens of the Republic.
In their numbers are distinguished scientists, engineers, architects, professional people from all walks of life and families of victims who seek closure -- people for whose courage, determination, intelligence and steadfastness, I have boundless admiration. It was largely as a result of their efforts that a 9/11 Commission was established in the first place over the initial opposition of the Bush administration.
3-day forum explores Kennedy, King slayings
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Thursday, October 2, 2008
By Jason Cato
Four decades later, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. will be dissected this weekend at Duquesne University.
"Making Sense of the Sixties," a three-day symposium starting Friday and hosted by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, will examine theories of cover-ups and conspiracies surrounding the slayings as well as ripple effects still felt today.
"It's a pretty weighty thing for people to confront," said Isaac Farris Jr., King's nephew and CEO of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta. "Who knows how their deaths impacted our trajectory? Who knows where our nation might have been? My God, we wiped out three of the greatest leaders of a generation."
"...and there are going to be all kinds of efforts to subvert your work, all kinds of efforts to corrupt your work, and all kinds of efforts to discredit you. Please understand that! and take it in the spirit in which it is being given, because this is what WILL HAPPEN and probably IS HAPPENING. So, PLEASE! Your work is too important, your mission is too precious! Be careful in EVERY ASPECT of the work! Make sure your allegations, your claims are WELL FOUNDED, because if THEY ARE NOT, you will be discredited." -- William F Pepper
(8 Minute Video)
Pepper said these words years ago. Pepper is my personal hero and a living legacy. His advice should be branded to our hearts. I thought of him today.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
William Pepper and Alex Jones discuss MLK, RFK and the current state of our republic.
Update on NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
Les Jamieson reports: Big Week For NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
History was made on Tuesday, June 17th with the appearance of former Sen. Mike Gravel on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman. Doug Wight, Jose Rodriguez (Sen. Gravel's assistant) and I were there in the studio. It was an amazing experience, being that we've tried so hard for so long to get decent coverage on Democracy Now. I was totally pleased with Amy's detailed setup of the interview. She basically explained what the Initiative is about, articulating that there is this effort calling for a new 9/11 investigation. It was apparent that she was well studied on this and new just what to say. Sen. Gravel got in some good sound bites. He could have gone into more depth, but considering his flight from CA the night before was delayed 2 hours which caused him to get only 3 hours sleep, I have to give him kudos for what he did get across. Here are some direct results of the broadcast:
Via: Hot Potato Mash blog
Monday, June 09, 2008
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Dr. William Pepper on James Earl Ray's Innocence, Sirhan Sirhan's Innocence, 9/11 Truth and Prosecuting War Crimes
Dr. William F. Pepper is an internationally acclaimed lawyer who defended James Earl Ray in a 1999 civil trial (supported by Martin Luther King's family) where the jury found Ray not responsible for the MLK assassination. Now Pepper is defending Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a case he says is “an easier one than the assassination of Martin King and the innocence of James Earl Ray”.
Last Thursday Pepper spoke about all of his projects, including 9/11 truth and prosecuting the Bush administration for war crimes, to a packed celebrity filled house in Los Angeles. Among those in attendance were Ed Asner, Gina Belafonte, Judd Nelson and 9/11 author Professor David Ray Griffin. Videos of his talk follow below...
Part 1 (6:21) - Introduction
In Part 1 Pepper talks about his background, childhood and motivation. He also speaks about the time he spent in Cuba playing baseball where he got to know Fidel Castro. According to Pepper, Castro foresaw much of what is happening in the United States today:
“When, in that massive country to the north, the masses of the people ever understand what it is that their ruling class has done to them and is doing to them, there will be such a torrent of opposition. They will rise like never before and then there will be the world’s greatest social revolution, the American second revolution.”
The video concludes with Pepper explaining how he came to work for Robert F. Kennedy and Martin King:
This was broadcast on CNN International on May 17, 2008. There seems to be a remarkable difference between the kind of coverage that CNN International gives to Dr. Pepper and his work, v. CNN's coverage in the U.S. (See also Sirhan Sirhan acoustics.)
Thanks to COPA for getting this on the web.
Part 2 below the fold...
William Pepper and Robert Bowman on "We The People Radio's 9/11 and Empire" show this evening 8-10p CST
Kevin Barrett, host of WTPRN's 9/11 and Empire speaks with William Pepper, author of "An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King" and Robert Bowman, former "Starwars" director and Air Force officer, from 8:00 p - 10:00 p CST tonight.
Dr. William Pepper (born August 16, 1937) is a barrister in the United Kingdom and admitted to the bar in numerous jurisdictions in the United States of America. His primary work is international commercial law. He has represented governments in the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Asia. Today Pepper represents Sirhan Sirhan, the gunman convicted in the June 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Host of Air America's Clout, Richard Greene, bravely hosts the author of Act of State, William Pepper, who represented James Earl Ray on behalf of the Martin Luther King family and is now representing RFK patsy Sirhan Sirhan.
(38:23 Minutes - 11.2 Meg)
Flyby News Notes -
Editor - Jonathan Mark - www.FlybyNews.com
April 3, 2008 - Martin Luther King * RFK * Mumia * 911 Lie
"He who learns must suffer
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart,
And in our own despair, against our will,
Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. "
This was quoted by Robert F Kennedy in his speech announcing the
assassination of Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968; and the epitaph
his family inscribed on his grave marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
1) FREE AT LAST- Day after Martin Luther King, Jr. died
- - An Act of State - The Execution of Martin Luther King
- - Martin Luther King: 40 years on
- - Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
- - Book Review Excerpt on Tom Brokaw’s ‘Boom!’
- - A media blackout on Winter Soldier
- - Howard Zinn: Empire or Humanity?
2) RFK 2nd gunman – Malcolm X – Mumia Abu-Jamal
- - New evidence suggests second shooter killed RFK
- - The Assassination of Malcolm X: A Riddle Unraveled
- - US: Death sentence postponed for Mumia Abu-Jamal
- - Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition - Pam Africa Statement
Since the William Schaap testimony on government disinformation was posted on YouTube 3 days ago, the opening segment has been viewed 4,000 times and about 550 people have gone through the entire 80 minute sequence.
If you have a blog that you can mirror this important testimony on and help spread the word, please do;
(User 'shoestring' notes that Carl Bernstein's 1977 piece on "The CIA and the Media" is now online, in its complete form;
Flyby News Notes -
Editor - Jonathan Mark - FlybyNews.com
January 21, 2008 - MLK * 911-Ballot * Edmonds Update * $ Crash
We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler
did in Germany was "legal" and everything the
Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Why We Can't Wait, 1963
1) NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative Gets Boost by Dr. William Pepper
- - Martin Luther King, Jr. ties into the 911 TRUTH Movement
- - There Is No “War on Terror”
- - Oops Canada reverses torture stance and stands by hypocrisy
- - Cover-Up of Documents in Sibel Edmonds Nuke Secrets Case
2) Stock Plunge Worldwide Black Monday - US Markets open Tuesday
- - Breaking: Stock Markets in Europe Plunge 7 Percent
- - British shares in worst fall since Sept. 11 attacks
There are many aspects surrounding the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. which tie into the 911 TRUTH movement.
Joe brought this out recently when he and fellow TRUTHERS marched in the Dallas MLK parade on 1/19/08. http://www.911blogger.com/node/13452
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." --MLK
A highlighting point: Many, many people do not know that it was proven in court, PROVEN IN COURT, that the GOVERNMENT CONSPIRED TO ASSASSINATE MARTIN LUTHER KING.
Most people have not heard of this. Here is a court case of December, 1999 which had unimpeachable evidence that proved the government conspired to assassinate King. Yet, we have been betrayed by our media, by our government, by our schools, by our churches because we have not been told about this.
The censorship of this landmark case is as loud as the censorship of the 911 TRUTH movement.
The media DELIBERATELY did not go into the courtroom when they had access.
Sorry for the short notice, just found out about this today.
Join us for the Benefit for the NYC 9/11 BALLOT INITIATIVE
Sat. Nov. 24th, 7pm, St. Marks Church,
2nd Ave. & 10th Street, Manhattan
Come and learn about the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative to create a new, independent, honest investigation of 9/11 through a process known as "Direct Democracy". Speakers include:
Dr. William Pepper – international attorney, author of "An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, Jr."
Ray McGovern – former CIA analyst, founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Lorie Van Auken – “Jersey widow”, driving force who pressured the Bush Administration into creating the 9/11 Commission
Christine Ebersole – Award-winning actress and advocate for truth on 9/11
Richard Greene – Radio talk show host of “Clout” on Air America Radio
Kathy Davis – Public Affairs Director, WBAI and advocate for truth on 9/11
Frank Morales – Episcopal priest, recipient of “2007 Project Censored Award”
See how in 2008 YOU can be a catalyst for truth in government and comprehensive, positive change leading to peace and progress.
An excellent lineup of speakers is booked for Saturday November 3, 2007 at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut, to speak about 9/11 from various critical viewpoints. Steven E. Jones and Richard Gage will discuss the destruction of the WTC towers, John Feal will be there to speak for the 9/11 first responders, three 9/11 Family Members will be there; Donna Marsh O'Connor, Robert McIlvaine and Gordon Haberman. (Mr. Haberman will be speaking publicly for the first time at a 9/11 conference.) Rounding out the list of speakers is Dr. William Pepper, a man who has waded hip-deep through through infiltration as well as mis- and dis- information campaigns through his investigations into the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. His advice on quality of evidence should be taken to heart, as he has been targeted with tainted goods at least once before.
This looks like a top-shelf introduction to 9/11 skepticism, with some fine speakers... congratulations to the organizers!
We've been slacking when it comes to keeping track of recent interviews, so here are a few from the last week or so.
Jim Fetzer Responds to Bill O'Reilly - (10/16) - National Intel Report
Kevin Barrett Guest Hosts with John Kiminski - (10/14) - Non-Random Thoughts
Jack Blood Interviews Dr. David Ray Griffin - (10/13) - Deadline Live
Michael Wolsey Interviews Jon Gold - (10/13) - Visibility 9/11
Wayne Madsen and William Pepper from DC 5th Anniversary - (10/11) - Guns & Butter
Update, don't forget Jason Bermas on Louder than words radio - (10/14) - RBN
I'm sure we are missing some, so if you have other recent radio shows which are worth checking out please post them in the comments!
Dr. William F. Pepper, Keynote Address from the "9/11: Revealing the Truth / Reclaiming Our Future" conference, held in Chicago, June 2-4th, 2006
Video produced by members of 911Truth.org, sponsored by 911Truth.org and MUJCA.com.
Dr. William F. Pepper is un-famous as the lawyer who successfully acted for the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a 1999 Memphis Circuit Court trial. The trial, Kings v. Jowers, etal, aka “the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial” resulted in this jury verdict;
THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes…
More on the MLK trial;
"MI5 was founded, way back in 1909, and its primary purpose was to investigate the threat of German espionage in the run-up to the first World War. They have moved on slightly in those 80 years, but all that time, they didn't exist, officially." - Annie Machon, June 3, 2006.
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5. She and infamous truthteller David Shayler walked away from MI5 after deciding that they could not morally justify withholding from the British public the unpleasant realities that made up the workaday intelligence lifestyle. This included criminal practices that went as far as subletting an assassination attempt on Libya's Qaddafi to a terrorist organization with al-Qaeda links - 3 years after the first WTC bombing in 1993. (If you go to the archived April 8, 2006 broadcast of "World Crisis Radio" you can listen to Shayler tell his story in his own words.)