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GREENLAND GLACIER COLLAPSE

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It’s like watching ‘Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes’, says one of the researchers for filmmaker James Balog. He’s describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, as featured in his movie, Chasing Ice. After weeks of waiting, the filmakers witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. Chasing Ice, released in the UK on Friday, follows Balog’s mission to document Arctic ice being melted by climate change.

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Greenland_extreme ice survey

MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. and THE FBI

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“FBI wiretaps have “given us the most powerful and persuasive source of all for seeing how utterly selfless Martin Luther King was,” as a civil rights leader, according to a leading civil rights scholar. “You see him being intensely self-critical. King really and truly believed that he was there to be of service to others. This was not a man with any egomaniacal joy of being a famous person, or being a leader,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar David Garrow.

Hoping to prove the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was under the influence of Communists, the FBI kept the civil rights leader under constant surveillance.   The agency’s hidden tape recorders turned up almost nothing about communism.  But they did reveal embarrassing details about King’s sex life — details the FBI was able to use against him.  The almost fanatical zeal with which the FBI pursued King is disclosed in tens of thousands of FBI memos from the 1960s.  The FBI paper trail spells out in detail the government agency’s concerted efforts to derail King’s efforts on behalf of the civil rights movement.  The FBI’s interest in King intensified after the March on Washington in August 1963, when King delivered his “I have a dream speech,” which many historians consider the most important speech of the 20th century. After the speech, an FBI memo called King the “most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country.”  (SEE COPY OF MEMO BELOW)

The bureau convened a meeting of department heads to “explore how best to carry on our investigation [of King] to produce the desired results without embarrassment to the Bureau,” which included “a complete analysis of the avenues of approach aimed at neutralizing King as an effective Negro leader.”

The FBI began secretly tracking King’s flights and watching his associates. In July 1963, a month before the March on Washington, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover filed a request with Attorney General Robert Kennedy to tap King’s and his associates’ phones and to bug their homes and offices.  In September, Kennedy consented to the technical surveillance. Kennedy gave the FBI permission to break into King’s office and home to install the bugs, as long as agents recognized the “delicacy of this particular matter” and didn’t get caught installing them. Kennedy added a proviso — he wanted to be personally informed of any pertinent information.”

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"The most dangerous negro..."
“The most dangerous negro…”

The FBI File consists of  17,000 pages of materials about Martin Luther King, Jr.   The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted surveillance of Rev. King from 1958 until his death. Documents have been censored and many pages include blacked-out sections. Due to a court order any information about or from FBI wiretaps have been removed and will not be released until 2027. Because of the surveillance, this file constitutes an extensive record of Rev. King’s day-to-day activities.

The  King-Levison File consists of “verbatim transcripts and detailed summaries of telephone conversations between King and one of his most trusted confidants, Stanley D. Levison, a New York lawyer and businessman with whom the civil rights leader spoke on an almost daily basis for more than six years.”

LINKS TO MORE DETAILED INFORMATION:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. FBI File microforms collection consists of two parts, the FBI File and the King-Levison File.

http://library.truman.edu/microforms/martin_luther_king.asp

OFFICIAL FBI WEBSITE FILES ON MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.

(MLK Jr. FBI FILES)    http://www.paperlessarchives.com/mlk.html

FOR MORE REFERENCES, GOOGLE SEARCH “martin luther king jr and fbi”

PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATIVE AMERICANS BY EDWARD CURTIS

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My 6 times Great Grandmother was the sister of the Chief of the Mohawk Indians in New York circa 1750. This is part of my biological and spiritual heritage. Tragically, the greatest genocide in the history of Earth was the murder of native people in North and South continents of the Western Hemisphere of Earth, misnamed “America” by European “immigrants”.  It is estimated that as many as 100 million people were killed by disease and warfare waged on them by Caucasian invaders from European countries. By 1900 only about 200,000 Native people remained in North America. A photographer from Seattle, named Edward Curtis, undertook one of the greatest photographic odysseys ever when he set out to document North American Indians in the early 20th century. Today his work fetches record prices but Curtis died in obscurity, along with 100 million people from the Indigenous tribes of people who his photographs preserve as a memorial of their lives.

THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SHOW MANY MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EDWARD CURTIS COLLECTION: