For anybody who cares about true democracy in America and the world, understanding the state-sponsored assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., is imperative. What it means is that the US Government will conspire to assassinate its own citizens as a matter of political convenience. In the opinion of Dr. William Pepper, who prosecuted the case of the conspiracy to kill MLK, the assassination occured because King had become too vocal and too influential, not just for the cause of civil rights, but against the Vietnam War and the "military-industrial complex."
Pepper: "(King) had moved well beyond the civil rights movement by 1964-65 and he had become effectively a world-figure in terms of human rights people and particularly the poor of this earth. That's where he was going. That's the area you don't really get into safely when you start talking about wealth, redistributing wealth. Taking, diverting huge sums of money into social welfare programs and health programs and educational programs at the grass roots. When you start going into that you begin to tread on toes in this country, in the United Kingdom, and in most of the western world. When you start associating with the poor of this planet and the exploitation of what's happened to whole cultures and tribal cultures in Africa in particular, and you see the results of the exploitation of western colonial powers and when you want to see a movement to not only arrest that process which still goes forward today under different guises but to actually reverse it and to give an opportunity for people to control their destinies and their own natural wealth, that's dangerous ground to get on."
Here is one case which, due to dogged determination on the part of the King Family, William Pepper, and several other dedicated individuals, gives the government's own seal of approval to the proof of a conspiracy theory and disproof of years of whitewash and cover-up. The implication of the King assassination conspiracy trial and its validation in federal court is astounding when considered along with the persistent questions surrounding the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, etc. The information is available online at the King Center, with complete documentation of the trial: http://www.thekingcenter.com/news/trial.html
An interview with William Pepper, author of "An Act of State," is available here: http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/WFP020403.html
Pepper's book can be ordered online at: link to www.amazon.com