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Blogger Profile: Laurel Krause

Laurel Krause is a writer and truth seeker dedicated to raising awareness about ocean protection, safe renewable energy and other environmental issues. She publishes a regular blog on these topics at MendoCoastCurrent. She is the co-founder and director of the Kent State Truth Tribunal. Before spearheading this effort for her sister Allison Krause, who was killed at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970, Laurel worked at new technology start-ups in Silicon Valley.

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Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 21st, 2014

Kent State Truth Tribunal Addresses the United Nations Human Rights Committee

On March 13, 2014 the Kent State Truth Tribunal addressed the United Nations Human Rights Committee at the United States 4th Periodic Review in Geneva: My sister Allison Krause was one of four students shot to death by American military personnel in the parking lot of her university campus at Kent State, ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 17th, 2014

Kent State Truth Tribunal Heads to Geneva

On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired between 61 and 67 shots into a crowd of unarmed anti-war protestors at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others. My 19-year-old sister, Allison Krause, was one of four students shot to death by ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

February 15th, 2014

Final Update to the Kent State Truth Tribunal Submission to UN Human Rights

The Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT) was founded in 2010 upon the emergence of new forensic evidence regarding the May 4, 1970 Kent State massacre. KSTT is a non-governmental organization focused on revealing truth and bringing justice to Kent State victims and survivors. Representing Allison Beth Krause, 19-year-old student protester ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 28th, 2013

Taking Kent State to the United Nations

Dear Kent State Truth & Justice Supporter, The Kent State Truth Tribunal is now in its fourth year and we are excited to report an extraordinary new development. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has invited us to submit a testimony for its hearing in Geneva on October 17th and 18th. ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

June 8th, 2013

May 4th Kent State Human Rights & the United Nations

In early 2013 the Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT) submitted human rights questions to the United Nations for the United States to address. This year the United States is in the process of being  reviewed by the United Nations, Human Rights Committee, readying for its formal review in October 2013. ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 6th, 2013

UN to Review Whether the FBI Killed the Kids at Kent State

Written by Pat LaMarcheGwen Ifell and Oliver Stone were at Kent State this weekend to commemorate the May 4, 1970 shootings at the university that claimed four lives and wounded nine people. The celebrities will share their thoughts on what happened 43 years ago as the university dedicates its new ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 3rd, 2013

Allison Stood for PEACE & Against the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970

Allison Beth Krause, my sister, was one of four students killed in the May 4th Kent State Massacre. On May 4, 1970 joining millions of young Americans, Allison stood for peace and against the Vietnam War. Allison protested against the military occupation of her Kent State University campus. More than ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 6th, 2013

Kent State Truth Tribunal's Submission Posted ONLINE at the UN Human Rights Committee Website

UN NEWS  ~ The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner, Human Rights Committee released their 'List of Issues' to be asked of the United States regarding American Leadership's human rights record. Unfortunately the 'List of Issues' does not include our submission for the May 4th Kent State massacre. However, ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

February 20th, 2013

To the United Nations: A Plea for Justice at Kent State

On February 9, 2013, the Kent State Truth Tribunal and Allison’s family submitted a list of issues to be considered by the United Nations, including Kent State questions to be asked at the United States’ Report on their Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights before the ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 19th, 2012

When Will Kent State University Exhibit Truth at Kent State?

Third installment in a four part series on the May 4th Kent State Massacre More than 42 years ago, four Kent State University students were murdered and nine were wounded on their campus during an anti-war demonstration against the Vietnam War. At the time of the massacre, more than 2,000 ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 8th, 2012

Re-Election Advice to President Obama: Go After the Baby Boomer Vote

Last week’s presidential debates President Obama had a lot on his mind, obviously concerned about his re-election yet maybe something else was going on behind the scenes in American leadership. Offering President Obama a remarkable leadership opportunity that will ENSURE his re-election ~ Stand for BABY BOOMERS: Take the HISTORIC, ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 27th, 2012

PROJECT CENSORED Kent State: Not One More Protester Death

Second installment in a four part series on the May 4th Kent State Massacre with special introduction from Kainah of Daily Kos, 9/25/12:In early January 1979, I sat in a Cleveland federal courtroom and listened to Judge William Thomas read a prepared statement agreed to by both the plaintiffs and ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 21st, 2012

Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or Murdering Student Protesters?

Written with Mickey HuffFrom the forthcoming book Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution, intending to expose the lies of American leadership in order to uncensor the “unhistory” of the Kent State massacre, while also aiming toward justice and healing, as censoring the past impacts American Occupy protesters today. Due to ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 23rd, 2012

The Murders at Kent State Revisited

The killing of four students on the campus of Kent State, Ohio, on May 4, 1970, during a demonstration against Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia received new attention on April 23, 2012. The Obama administration’s Justice Department decided not to re-open the case in spite of evidence ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 8th, 2012

To the Hague: Justice for the May 4th Kent State Massacre?

A KSTT email to the Int'l Criminal Court at the Hague:May 7, 2012To the International Criminal Court at the Hague,On May 4, 1970 Allison Krause, my sister, was shot dead by an Ohio National Guard bullet as she protested the Vietnam War, the American war draft and the military occupation ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 1st, 2012

President Obama: Kent State Letter from Allison's Family

May 1, 2012President Barack H. ObamaThe White HouseWashington DC 20500Dear President Obama: Last week my mother Doris Krause urged me to write a personal letter to help you understand the May 4th Kent State Massacre from a mother's perspective, one parent to another. Voicing my reluctance to write again, I ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 22nd, 2012

13 Days for Kent State Peace

4/21/12 ~ Kent State Peace is a VIRTUAL PETITION running for 30 Days from April 4th thru May 4th, 2012. WE ARE DEMANDING President Obama, Attorney General Holder and the Obama Admin OPEN an Immediate, Impartial Investigation into the New Evidence in the Kent State Massacre by May 4th. http://bit.ly/HcliUaSeeking ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 6th, 2012

28 Days for Kent State Peace

4/6/12 ~ Our third posting into 30 Days for Kent State Peace, a VIRTUAL PETITION to Pres Obama & AG Holder. Our Plea: EXAMINE the New Evidence in the Kent State Tape. It is going on TWO YEARS since new Kent State evidence emerged yet we have NOT RECEIVED ONE ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 6th, 2012

29 Days for Kent State Peace

4/5/12 ~ Yesterday we began 30 Days for Kent State Peace, our VIRTUAL PETITION of the Obama Administration. OUR PLEA is for an Immediate Investigate into the New Evidence in the May 4th Kent State Massacre. In 29 days it will be the 42nd anniversary of the slaughter of Allison ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 4th, 2012

30 Days for Kent State Peace

On May 4, 2012, it will be 42 years since the U.S. Federal Government took aim with live ammunition at student protesters at Kent State University, murdering four students & wounding nine by national guard gunfire.As Allison Krause's sister (one of four student protesters murdered), our family has been shocked ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 12th, 2011

Mr President, Let Us Live in Peace on a Healthy Planet Earth

PRESIDENT OBAMA promised on October 27, 2007: "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am President, it is the FIRST THING I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 10th, 2011

Laurel Krause's Open Letter on Kent State to President Obama

Mailed on May 6, 2011Dear Mr. President,My sister Allison Krause was killed at Kent State on May 4, 1970. I co-founded the Kent State Truth Tribunal with Emily Kunstler and we opened our doors for the first of three tribunals last year right around this time.On May 1-4, 2010 we ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 25th, 2011

Nuclear Power, Kent State & Arthur Krause

HERE WALKS my dad, Arthur Krause with Reverend John Adams and other protesters on his last trip back to Kent State. His daughter, Allison  Krause, was slain at Kent State in the student protest against the Vietnam war on May 4, 1970, a day that forever changed our family and ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 15th, 2011

President Obama -- Consider Mendocino Energy

Dear President Obama,Continuing to hear comments that you, your administration and your cabinet members consider nuclear power as a clean, renewable solution is most alarming.Mr. President, let’s consider the nuclear event occurring in Japan right now and learn the simple truth that any safe renewable energy portfolio DOES NOT include ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 8th, 2011

Dear President Obama: Please Honor Allison on International Women's Day

Dear President Obama, My sister Allison Krause was one of four students killed by national guard gunfire at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Allison protested the Vietnam war and the military occupation of her campus that day. Here's my writing, also published at Rep Kucinich's request in the ... continue reading

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