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I have been a trial lawyer for more than half a century. I wroteRush to Judgment, my critique of the Warren Commission Report, in 1966and it became the number one best selling book for that year. Irepresented the American Indian Movement in the Wounded Knee trial,was arrested as a Freedom RIder in Mississippi in 1961 and wasinvolved in the anti-war movement during the Viet Nam era. I wrote thelegislation that formed the Select Committee on Assasinations for theHouse of Representatives and served on the New York State Legislature.I am still practicing law and completing my autobiography.

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I have been a trial lawyer for more than half a century. I wroteRush to Judgment, my critique of the Warren Commission Report, in 1966and it became the number one best selling book for that year. Irepresented the American Indian Movement in the Wounded Knee trial,was arrested as a Freedom RIder in Mississippi in 1961 and wasinvolved in the anti-war movement during the Viet Nam era. I wrote thelegislation that formed the Select Committee on Assasinations for theHouse of Representatives and served on the New York State Legislature.I am still practicing law and completing my autobiography.

Hey Mark,

Welcome to the forum. And many thanks for all the work you have done on this case, especially the David Phillips libel trial. We still need new witness testimony under oath, and I wish we had a trial going today, or find a way to instigate one.

After a COPA conference in Dallas in 1998 you addressed the crowd at Dealey Plaza, which I taped and transcribed. - Bill Kelly

Mark Lane: I remember coming here thirty-five years ago and there were no crowds on the grassy knoll. But now, after all of these years, although they have a museum over there on the 6th Floor, which is a museum dedicated to a place where nothing happened. They don't have a plaque over here, on the grassy knoll, and they should.

Thirty-five years ago today the Dallas Morning News published a full page ad with the sarcastic heading: "Welcome To Dallas Mr. President," and then went on to practically call him a communist and a traitor. That was then.

Today's Dallas Morning News has an editorial: "Kennedy's Legacy - The Time Is Ripe For Idealism," with no references to him being a communist or a traitor. Now he's a great man. They'll tell us everything about John Kennedy, everything, except who killed him. Because look at the rest of the Dallas Morning News, thirty-five years later, when every survey in America shows that 75 to 95% of the people are convinced that there was a conspiracy to kill John Kennedy, here we go in the guise of a book review in today's Dallas Morning News: Oswald Alone Killed Kennedy, Oswald Alone Killed Tippit, One Man Two Murders, they're sticking with the same story. I have but one word for the Dallas Morning News:

Shame. Shame on you, you are disgracing the city of Dallas, and it is not fair to do that.

I'll tell you where there should be plaques in this city. There were a number of brave, courageous residents of this city, longtime residents of Texas, who had the courage to speak the truth to power in the face of intimidation and threats. Right over there was Jean Hill, and she's still there thirty-five years later, one of the first to tell the truth that shots came from behind that wooden fence. And they attacked her and ridiculed her. There should be a plaque over there commemorating her right on the spot where she is standing...

The Grassy Knoll should be called "Lee Bowers Memorial Park," the railroad bridge should be the Holland-Dode-Symmons Underpass - that's the monuments that should be named after the people of this state, people who had the courage to come forward with the truth, while the Dallas Morning News lied thirty-five years ago and continues to lie thirty-five years later.

This is the place where our leader was murdered. This is hollowed grown, and the people of this country know it. It is suppose to be the largest tourist attraction in Dallas. There's people here all the time, at the grassy knoll, nobody looks for the truth from the 6th floor of the Book Depository building, because the people of America know the truth, even though the Dallas Morning News is unwilling to share the information with us.

That day in Dallas, in this city, at this location, when the government of the United States executed its own president, when that happened, we as a nation, lost our code of honor, lost our sense of honor. And it can only be restored when the government of the United States - and it will not do it without us insisting, and marching and fighting and voting, and putting this matter on the agenda,...but when that day comes that the government of the United States tells us the truth and all the factual details about the assassination, including their role in the murder. When that day comes, honor will be restored to this nation. Thank you.

http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2009/11...aley-plaza.html

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Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum. The last time I heard you speak was over 30 years ago when you were on the same stage with Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, I believe. I'm looking forward to reading your assessment of many of the topics being discussed here.

Greg

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