What an interesting and action-packed life this Mark Lane has lead...simonshack wrote:*
I'm just posting this old Mark Lane interview for historical purposes.
Enjoy - and ask yourself: doesn't history keep repeating itself?
"Mark Lane (born February 24, 1927) is an American lawyer and conspiracy theorist who has written many books, including Rush to Judgment and A Citizen's Dissent, two major books published in the immediate wake of the John F. Kennedy assassination that questioned the conclusions of the Warren Commission."
" In 1960, he was elected to the New York Legislature, serving in the New York State Assembly, where he served for one term with the support of Eleanor Roosevelt and Presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy. "
" In 1962 he ran for Congress in the Democratic primary and lost. In the 1968 presidential election, Lane appeared on the ballot as a third party vice-presidential candidate, running on the Freedom and Peace Party ticket with Dick Gregory."
"Lane applied to the Warren Commission to represent the interests of Lee Harvey Oswald, but the Commission rejected his request."
"Lane wrote Murder In Memphis with Dick Gregory (previously titled Code Name Zorro, after the Central Intelligence Agency's name for King) about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in which he alleged a conspiracy and government coverup. Lane represented James Earl Ray, King's assassin, before the House Select Committee on Assassinations inquiry in 1978.
" Lane would often travel with fellow activist Jane Fonda to antiwar speaking engagements and fundraising rallies."
"Lane was thought to be a screenwriter for the 1973 action movie, Executive Action, starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan, but in actuality he only worked on the first draft of the screenplay."
"Lane represented the Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, and was one of the few witnesses to survive the tragedy at Jonestown, at which over 900 United States citizens died."
Lots more stuff in the Wiki below.