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April 4, 2003

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

1) This war is wrong
- - "Cluster bombs liberate Iraqi children"
- - Letter to UN General Assembly President
2) March on Washington -- April 12 -- Global Actions for Peace
3) Malik Abdullah Akili and Case Breaking for Freedom?
4) 9-11 Video Footage - Was it Flight 11?

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 35 years ago - April 4, 1968
For a Flyby News archive article - April 4, 2002 - see item 2:
"Martin Luther King Assassination-Conspiracy Confirmed"

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Can a seed wither into the dust of despair
and if truth than be neglected, then tell me, why?
Can a man speaking out with a righteousness really die,
was not Martin Luther King Jr. wise?

My life is inspired by a few and to these I congratulate and continue
to breathe the air and receive its gifts, nourishing the cells with a spiritual lift.

but when confusion enters into the night
we must go to the center of love not fright,
for in ideals of freedom we will last forever, in realms of wisdom,
loving one another.

Life is thus, a series of attitudes bringing peace war or feuds,
but by keeping the dignity of what is right,
we cannot be discouraged by a brother's soulful flight.

Editor's Notes:

Martin Luther King, Jr. is still with us. He is another good reason for seeing Frank Dorrel's film, "What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World." The first segment of the film is from film clips of some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speeches, including his speaking out against the Viet Nam war, which many consider as the final motivation for those who assassinated him. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." See for more information this film and other actions.

Item one in this issue is regarding the crimes against humanity in Iraq. It includes a sample letter in writing the UN General Assembly President for a special session of the General Assembly ‘to consider a resolution censuring the US for clearly violating the UN Charter.' Item 2 is about next weekend's world peace rallies, and march on Washington, D.C. Item 3 is some updates on Malik Abdullah Akili's case, and some kind words of appreciation for Flyby News. Item 4 is on 9-11 evidences regarding a conspiracy. Any feedback on the review of the plane footage would be appreciated. Also, any interest in a Flyby contact claiming key information on the war on freedom, reply to

1) This war is wrong
- - "Cluster bombs liberate Iraqi children"
- - Letter to UN General Assembly President

April 3, 2003

This war is wrong
by Pilar

As a mother, as a teacher, as a Muslim-American, I appeal to all Americans to rethink what our country is doing in Iraq.

Governments and people from around the world are opposed to this war! The war is not about nuclear and biological weapons, or about Saddam Hussein. It is about controlling the oil world market. The Bush administration represents the "special interests" of oil, energy and the military industrial complex and is leading the country into a war from which only they will profit.

The despicable part of the scenario is the Bush administration's willingness to sacrifice the blood of our sons and daughters, mostly poor and middle class for their greedy pursuits. Would they be so quick on the trigger if their sons and daughters were on the front lines?

Bush's pre-emptive attacks against Iraq are irresponsible and violate international law. They destabilize world order, the rule of law, and lead us into World War III or Armageddon. Even if the outcome goes according to Bush's own agenda, does this make it right? The only legitimate use of force is in self-defense. What kind of role models are our leaders to the rest of the world and to our own children? Do we let bullies run our schools, or do we teach our children to solve conflict through mediation?

This war against Iraq will hurt our national interests. Our own intelligence agencies have admitted that the prospects for increased terrorism against Americans at home and U.S. interests abroad are increasing with an attack against Iraq.

Unfortunately, Americans were too busy 'supporting the president' to see that the war in Iraq is a hijacking of our democracy by the Bush "oligarchy." Not only have we lost countless civil liberties since the USA Patriot Act, but Congress has handed over to President Bush its constitutional power to declare war without the people's consent.

The citizens were not sophisticated enough to understand the truth, or care.
And now it's too late to stop it...

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For a related article:

"Cluster bombs liberate Iraqi children"
by Pepe Escobar
Asia Times - April 4, 2003 - See:

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Letter to UN General Assembly President

[Please consider using Eric Walberg's letter as a sampler for your letter to the UN General Assembly President, and others. This war is an International Issue. The UN must respond for the best interests of peace and to extinguish terrorism in all its forms. Thank you for all of us, Eric.

Letter to UN General Assembly President

Dear Jan Kavan,

I urge you to call a special session of the General Assembly to consider a resolution censuring the US for clearly violating the UN Charter.

America has launched what the whole world sees clearly as an unprovoked attack on a weak Iraq which is not posing a threat to any other country. For the US, to invade a sovereign country on the assumption that it will threaten it some time in the future is illegal under international law. There is no place for a pre-emptive war in the UN Charter. As long as the US is a member of the UN, it must abide by such a bedrock of the Charter.

I thus call on you to immediately pass a resolution censuring the US for violating international law and demanding its immediate withdrawal from Iraq. If the UN does nothing, indeed in the words of President Bush in his recent address to the nation "the United Nations Security Council has not lived up to its responsibilities."

Yours truly,

Eric Walberg

Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 17:25:37 +0500
From: "Eric Walberg" < >
To: < >
Subject: attention: Jan Kavan

For the Secretary General, UN Delegates' addresses, and information, see:
"Uniting for Peace to Resolve the Iraq Crisis"

2) March on Washington -- April 12 -- Global Actions for Peace

International A.N.S.W.E.R.

On Saturday, April 12, join the tens of thousands of people of conscience who will surround the White House. The whole world is watching to see if the people of the United States can intensify the power of the anti-war movement at the moment that the Bush Administration is intending to slaughter tens of thousands of Iraqi people and occupy their country. We urge every anti-war organizer and concerned person to bring your friends, neighbors and family members to this all-important mobilization on April 12.

The world is in a state of Shock and Revulsion as the murderous Bush Administration follows through on its promise to "Shock and Awe" the Iraqi people by dropping thousands of bombs and missiles on their capital, a city that is home to 4.5 million human beings. Baghdad has been bombed relentlessly, terrorizing the occupants of that city and of the entire country. U.S. "precision" bombs have slammed into poor residential neighborhoods in Baghdad and a busy shopping street. U.S. and British troops are leaving a "trail of death" in their wake as they invade and bomb Iraq and reporters describe charred corpses littering the roads to Baghdad as well as in its streets.

The Iraqi people and the U.S. GIs who have been killed and wounded and are suffering are the casualties of George W. Bush's unprovoked war of aggression. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of all those who have been killed and wounded as a consequence of this illegal imperialist war.

This horrific unprovoked attack on Iraq must be understood as one of the extreme terrorist acts of modern times. Cruise missiles launched from submarines and aircraft hundreds of miles away and 2,000 lb. bombs dropped from 30,000 ft. up are the latest example of the Bush administration's criminal resort to limitless violence and terrorism in order to achieve its objectives of conquest and occupation. The hypocrisy of the war against Iraq is extreme: the most powerful military in the world waging first strike war with the most advanced weapons against an impoverished country on the pretext that it someday may possess such weapons.

The world has entered a new phase. The Bush Administration is hell bent on world domination. The war on Iraq was meant to signal that the U.S. use of raw military power will be the means to create a new era of Empire. We understand that the war on Iraq is only one of the fronts on which the United States government is determined to build a world empire. The U.S. is also waging war in Colombia, training future death squads at the dreaded School of the Americas/WHISC, and waging economic war through the IMF, World Bank, and free trade treaties such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement.

To the shock of the war makers, their plans have ignited a world movement of opposition and solidarity. In addition to the well publicized demonstrations in Europe and the Middle East, nearly every country in Latin America has participated in massive street demonstrations and the continent has nearly unanimously rejected Bush's "Coalition of the Willing." For months this movement has delayed and restrained the war plans for Iraq. Bush and Co. have lost all legitimacy and they are isolated. The people's movement has deprived them of the any threadbare claim to legality.

April 12 comes in the midst of the long-planned "Mobilization Against Military and Economic Intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean" organized by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC). This coalition, which includes some members of the A.N.S.W.E.R Steering Committee, has called for a series of actions from April 10- 15. In addition to converging in Washington on Saturday April 12 for the mass march on the White House to Stop the War on Iraq, A.N.S.W.E.R. encourages you to travel to DC in time for the public opening plenary of the LASC conference on Friday evening, April 11, and to stay for a demonstration on Sunday, April 13 focusing on Latin America Solidarity which will march to several corporate and financial institutions before arriving at the World Bank. Visit the LASC web page at for full details.

Today our hearts are filled with both anger at the war and sadness for the suffering people of Iraq who are enduring this unprovoked terrorist attack, and for the grieving families of the sons and daughters of America who Bush has sent to kill and be killed for his war of aggression and conquest. But sadness and grief should be coupled with a profound understanding that the sudden emergence of a new global movement offers the best and only hope that the U.S. government's plans for militarism, war and domination -- the doctrine of endless war -- can and will be overcome. In the days ahead we must intensify the struggle against this cruel war.

From: A.N.S.W.E.R.: Nat'l Orgs Endorse April 12 & other updates
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 22:16:10 -0500

USLAW (United States Labor Against the War), Not in Our Name, Black Voices for Peace, the National Lawyers Guild, and Voices in the Wilderness are all endorsing and encouraging their members to mobilize for the April 12 National March on Washington DC to Surround the White

Members and supporters of Voices in the Wilderness, a number of whom are at the front lines standing in solidarity with the people of Iraq, issued the following statement of support: "Voices in the Wilderness fully endorses A.N.S.W.E.R.'s call to action for a march on Washington on April 12. While war rages in Iraq, we join millions of others in the spirit of nonviolent resistance
and global citizenship. We will raise our voices for all forgotten people of Iraq and the world."


A downloadable video for the April 12 march is now available at

This link is for a 60-second video. It is a Real Media document, which will automatically download when you open the link (the URL), assuming you have RealPlayer. It was produced by filmmaker Alan Roth of Asymmetric Pictures, who is an media activist with the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition.

We encourage all anti-war activists and organizations to place links to this video on their web pages, and to circulate the link to others.


Demonstrations are now planned in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, United States and Venezuela.

For more information, see:

3) Malik Abdullah Akili and Case Breaking for Freedom?

The following are from the hand-written letters of Malik Abdullah Akili to Jonathan Mark.

[27 February 2003]

...It's important for you to know that all of the energy and raw spirit that goes into Flyby News is deeply appreciated. For me Flyby News is a great source of inspiration and hope... When I read the wonderful stories concerning the common struggles and triumphs that both men and women have gone through in their lives – fighting back against a system that is trying to crush them. Flyby News gives its readers another way or opportunity to view things in a political way. It gives us another way to motivate us to make conscious decisions, and to want to do something to change these repressive conditions.

I am saying that all of us have to do something about the rampage of injustice and brutality!!!

I write this missive as an Afrikan prisoner of social consciousness - having been born into a society whose family members were direct victims of Slavery.. My Grandmom gave me my first lessons in history, as she was the matriarch of the family. Accordingly, she told me many important stories and explained their value for keeping me alive.. Stories about life on the Slave ships, in the kamps, in the Slave quarters, fields, prisons, on the road, on the run, underground, under siege, in the throes and on verge. My Grandmom told me how it was; and how it be. She passed along her great wisdom...

...And I have absolutely no doubt that those stories helped me to survive. She told me about what she called the "Afrikan Holocaust" and explained its long term affects upon Afrikan Peoples. So, whenever I read stories or articles about someone being a child of the Jewish Holocaust, I find myself being touched by it... I see much importance in the richness of well written articles, because it not only helps to better educate people so that they are able to comprehend the realities of what took place with the Jewish concentration kamps, but also the mass murders of 35 million in the Afrikan Holocaust.. If people can have facts, then they can see the truth more clearly.... This is what Flyby News offers – it gives us the facts to read, and for us to come away with what we gained from them..

In the spirit of understanding and sensitivity, I shall remain,
yours in struggle,
Malik Abdullah Akili
Prisoner # 94-A-5238

[16 March 2003]

..When I view or reflect the whole of the political air here in Amerikkka, I can understand from that point of view that most people here are existing under the same conditions as those of us behind the walls of prison... Conditions all around have become quite repressive and people are looking for some easy way out..

.. I want to go on record to state that we should not just sit back and accept injustice on any level. When you see it, you should confront it, speak out against it, or know in your heart that it is wrong... We are as we believe. If you believe in fairness, (when your belief is strong and righteous), you become what your believe – not just what you say you believe. It show in your actions.. When you stop listening to what people say, and look at what they do, then you will see where people are coming from....We need to politically understand that in the absence of unity we have a problem.. When people come together, we can truly get things done. Unity is what this system fears.

..You know that contact with the outside is extremely important, so I thank you for living up to your part of our friendship.. in these times after 9/11 many people live in fear, so much that it has turned families, loved ones, and friends against each other. Most have abandoned prisoners. This saddens me because absolutely no prisoner should be left standing all alone, broke, growing old with broken promises.. These old gray walls behind the prison gates have become witness to some of the cruelest aspects of broken men, souls, on this face of earth. No prisoner should be left all alone to die, to just become a hump in the ground, as if he never existed in the first place..

[26 February 2003]

..Some new evidence has surfaced through the efforts of the investigators on my case that will prove what I have been saying from the on-set...This evidence will also show that the police knew that I was innocent all along, but they moved on me because they belonged to this "special force of police" which was more interested in my past membership in the Black Panther Party than in the truth. It will also show the collusion by the DA's office with the police when they prosecuted me for the crime I did not do.. In fact, to put it simply, I am in prison solely because I refused to compromise myself and/or deny the very foundations of principles. Both my family and I have paid a terrible price for my steadfastness and position.. I have never wavered from that position – and I remain committed to sustaining it – as a unified body with my heart and consciousness..

[January 29, 2003]

Been working on court case. There appears to be this new drive to get me home. My Attorney seems to think I should be coming home soon. He feels that he will get me back to Court for a new Hearing in front of the same Judge who sentenced me... This Judge seems to have developed much respect for me and the principles I stand for. Of late, my spirit has been extremely light. However, because I've come to know the mind set of Judges and the thing which they represent, I am not putting my hopes too high. You would always like to think of them as human beings who have a heart and consciousness - that they play fair and they balance justice with a fair hand..

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For more on Malik, (also linked from, see:
My Friend in Jail - Malik Abdullah Akili

4) 9-11 Video Footage - Was it Flight 11?

The Incredible 9-11 Evidence We've All been Overlooking by Leonard Spencer

The plane that hit the North Tower was not American Airlines Flight 11. It was not a Boeing 767. It was a custom-built military plane carrying three missiles that created the impression of a plane crash without leaving any wreckage. In order for it precisely to strike the correct part of the tower (in line with the bomb already planted in the east wall) it must have been flown remotely using cruise navigation. I believe a similar plane was used to strike the Pentagon.

Complete article and photographs here:

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