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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vic Sadot MLK Day 2015 Interview by Kevin Barrett on No Lies Radio "Truth Jihad" Show

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Vic Sadot and Kevin Barrett first met at the “Truth Emergency Convergence” at American University in the summer of 2005. On the Truth Jihad show on No Lies Radio Kevin featured six of Vic’s topical songs and they talked about how each song came to be written. The original broadcast was at 8 AM on the MLK National Holiday on January 19, 2015. The show kicks off with Vic’s song “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”, which Vic named for the title of the William Pepper book about his 1999 Memphis trial victory won on behalf of the King family published by Verso Books in 2003. The other Vic Sadot songs aired on this show were mainly from the September 11, 2011 released CD “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs” by Vic Sadot and one new song only released at this time at Sound Cloud by Broadside Balladeer. After the MLK song we hear The Ballad of William Rodriguez, Cheney’s in the Bunker, Trouble in the Rubble, The Ballad of Mohammed Atta, and Full Spectrum Dominance.

From William Pepper to Vic: “Thank you for taking the time to put some important history into a ballad. This, of course, is the role of the Balladeer without whom much of history would be lost, especially in our time with the consolidation of control of the mainstream media. I am grateful." Bill Pepper 

William Pepper was contacted by Martin Luther King shortly after publishing an article in Ramparts magazine with graphic and disturbing photos showing the effects of the Vietnam War on the children of Vietnam. Martin wept when he saw those photos and he vowed to stop the war. He invited young William Francis Pepper to speak to his congregation. Years later when Pepper had become a lawyer, the King family engaged his services in a successful civil suit in a Memphis court in 1999. They won that trial by a unanimous conviction by 6 white and 6 black jurors of former Memphis police officer Loyd Jowers and "un-named government co-conspirators". Vic's song highlights some of the more astounding things that came out as evidence in the trial that were covered in the book by William Pepper for which Vic used the exact same title for his song in order to promote the book. 

Truth Jihad Show with Vic Sadot Interview by Kevin Barrett at No Lies Radio Archive

Now Archived at No Lies Radio Celebrate MLK Day 2015 with “The Truth From the Trial”! “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”, and other truths that must be told!

Video of An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King(2013) by Vic Sadot on Truth Troubadour Channel. New updated video for this song with a new soundtrack featuring Eric Golub on viola! The song is based on the book of the same title that was written by King family lawyer, William Pepper. The book tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. The King family had long determined that James Earl Ray was not the lone gunman in an act of hate, but rather that Ray was a patsy in a conspiracy to decapitate the unifying justice movement that Dr King represented. Loyd Jowers, a former Memphis cop, was the owner of the restaurant across the street from the Lorraine Motel where MLK was gunned down in broad daylight while in support of the struggle of the sanitation workers union for decent wages. Rather than an act of hate, the execution of Martin Luther King was an act of state. The soundtrack was recorded in Berkeley by Sammy Fielding of Robot Envy Studio. The beautiful viola work is by Eric Golub. Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot is on the vocals and acoustic guitar using a gentle finger picking style. 


The song by Vic Sadot is based on the book of the same title by William Pepper, friend and lawyer for the King family victory in a civil suit in Memphis in 1999, the song highlights items in Pepper's book. Superb viola by Eric Golub! 

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