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Salem-News.com (May-21-2013 21:37)
U.S. Senators Could Destroy America by Attacking IranPolitical Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
There aren't enough prison cells to house the Americans who will rise up against an attack on Iran.
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If an elected official uses their power to force Americans into a war with Iran on behalf of Israel, they are not working in the American interest.
Salem-News.com (May-20-2013 03:24)
EXCLUSIVE: Diane Downs Never Held a Weapon, How Could She Have Shot Her Kids?Tim King Salem-News.com
Though her appeals are used up, Downs' advocates have unearthed 4700 pages of evidence the prosecution did not share during the trial.
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It's hard to say exactly what convicted Diane Downs in the shooting of her children, a terrible event that played out on a dark night in 1983.
Salem-News.com (May-19-2013 14:31)
California Residents Observe Sri Lankan Tamil GenocideTim King Salem-News.com
For the voice of Justice for Eelam Tamils (Candle light Vigil @ SantaMonica Beach in remembering 146,679 people including 25,000+ children)
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Any western parent who comprehensively understood what the government of Sri Lanka did to its own population in May 2009, would demand the U.S. end all support of this war crime state.
Salem-News.com (May-15-2013 18:50)
`Black Night in Bangladesh` - Government Accused of Massacring ThousandsTim King Salem-News.com
It's time for the world to do something. It's time to terminate the Murderous government of Bangladesh.
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The 6th of May 2013 will go down in history as one of the darkest nights in the history of Bangladesh.
Salem-News.com (May-15-2013 16:08)
UK Activists Protest for Victims in BangladeshTim King Salem-News.com
"Many people died making clothes for retailers in the West. They paid the price for our fashion" - William Gomes, Salem-News.com
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A trio of activists protested the deadly collapse in Bangladesh, where workers manufactured clothing for retailers that included Primark.
Salem-News.com (May-09-2013 01:48)
Backing the FSA is Slow Suicide for AmericansTim King Salem-News.com
Americans are Hoodwinked again; they are backing militants who are their own dreaded enemy.
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Have you ever heard a racist make reference to Blacks or Hispanics in gangs and say, "Let 'em kill each other off"? I heard it while growing up in LA.
Salem-News.com (May-08-2013 01:54)
EXCLUSIVE Interview with `Sandman` - Member of the Free Syrian ArmyTim King Salem-News.com
WARNING: Includes extremely graphic photographs of atrocities in Syria. PHOTOS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR SENSITIVE PEOPLE.
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If there is one thing I learned from this conversation with a jihadist, (Mujahidin) who goes by the name of 'Sandman' - it is that the whole Islamic world may be fragmented beyond repair.
Salem-News.com (May-07-2013 00:39)
2,273 Published Online News Articles, One Writer... a Record?Tim King Salem-News.com
If any reporters have a higher online story count, I would like to know.
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With 2,273 published online news articles, I think I may have the highest number of news reports by a single reporter in the U.S. or otherwise. I will be interested to know if anyone disagrees.
Salem-News.com (May-04-2013 11:13)
Sheriff`s Department Takes Family`s Home and Contents Using a Fake EvictionTim King Salem-News.com
Theodore Visner and Kathy Smith are having trouble getting their story out...
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U.S. Navy veteran Ted Visner and his wife, Kathy Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, have been living a nightmare for two and a half years.
Salem-News.com (May-03-2013 15:22)
Why Does SF Gay Pride Board Pres. Lisa Williams Hate Gay Whisetleblower Manning?Tim King Salem-News.com
Bradley Manning is gay, his bravery unprecedented, his participation in the SF gay rights parade, denied.
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Bradley Manning was asked to be one of the Grand Marshals of the annual San Francisco gay pride parade, but the group has little consistency.
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Tim King's articles explore political and social injustice. He believes that Genocide and Human Rights violations are unacceptable in this world, across the board with no exceptions; and that resolving and isolating this should be a primary goal of all of the world's governments, and that all other political goals, particularly those related to the American military industrial complex, need to undergo a massive reorganization. The Human Rights Tim and other writers call for are called for under international law, by the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At the center of the problems that lead to human suffering, are religious governments, followed by religious interference in western politics, where there is no measurable success- only more war.
As a news editor, Tim believes there are other massive issues that mainstream media should better address.
These include human trafficking, which is a massively ignored issue, the erosion of the rights of American citizens and associated, increasing police brutality, U.S. connections to Mexican drug cartels, the nearly unregulated big pharma industry and FDA.
Also of paramount importance, are clean air and water issues and the environmental impacts of contaminated U.S. military bases. He believes all of these subjects need to become a larger focus of all media.
Tim reports regularly on developments relating to the 2009 Sri Lanka Genocide of Tamil people that left well over 100k people missing or dead. He also writes about the constant Human Rights violations and Genocide in Balochistan, and other regions.
Tim King launched Salem-News.com during the summer of 2004 when he was a photojournalist/reporter for KATU Channel-2 News, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon. Assigned to cover Salem for the station, Tim began Salem-News as an overflow for his daily work for the television station.
About a year and a half later, Tim left KATU to become fully devoted to the growth, development and daily news needs of Salem-News.com along with Bonnie King, who had left her position at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon where she served as the Newspapers in Education Director.
After two years, Salem-News.com was selected by Google to be one of its contributing news organizations and traffic on the site grew ten times overnight; with the daily number of visitors jumping from 600 to 6,000.
Over the winter of 2006/2007, Tim spent two months in Afghanistan covering the war there through the eyes of 900 Oregon soldiers.
Tim reported for Salem-News.com and Oregon's KPTV FOX-12 from a number of regions and situations in war-torn Afghanistan. His stories showed the poverty and despair ever present in this nation that continues to remain at the center of a seemingly endless Middle east war. Tim covered various operations out of Kabul from November, through the following January, visiting the former training camp of Usama bin Laden in Jalabad, Mazur-e-Shariff, where the US war there began, and also Gardez, Ghazni and many other locations.
In addition to turning 30 news reports for Salem-News.com and Oregon's FOX-12 in Portland, his work was also shown in two documentaries produced by the Portland FOX station in the weeks following his return.
More recently, Tim spent five weeks covering the war in Iraq, embedded once again, with an Oregon Guard unit. Tim produced reports with the Army's 101st Airborne and Marines from the 2nd Marine Air Wing in Iraq's Anbar province, during the summer of 2008. Based primarily out of the Air base at Balad, better known to soldiers there as 'Mortaritaville' due to its frequent reception of rocket and missile attacks. Tim spent time in Baghdad, and also with Marines at the Al Asad Air Station. He also visited Fallujah, Ramadi and other locations.
Tim's stories for Salem-News.com ranged from combat patrols with the Army and Marines, and memorable videos and articles; including a focus report on a Navy doctor based with the Marines, who helped several Iraqi children receive heart surgery in Israel, and a report of a harrowing night in Iraq, flying in an Army helicopter packed with Iraqi 'detainees' who were kicked and abused by the Americans in the Army aircraft. This is where Tim learned the unique phrase popular in Iraq at the time: Did you create a terrorist today?"
Since spending time in the Middle east, Tim has become increasingly interested in the struggle of the Palestinian people who live with the daily occupation and related oppression of Israel. The same is true with Sri Lanka, one of the primary focuses of Tim's daily reports. In fact Tim and Salem-News.com are the only force in the United States that constantly focuses on the Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians that culminated in 2009.
The Salem-News.com team generates new reports about Israel and Palestine, Iran, Libya, Syria and Sri Lanka constantly; but the group also explores and exposes other vital issues like human rights violations in African nations, like The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Somalia, just for starters. Tim's reports have also illustrated terrible violations of international law in places like Pakistan and India. Each of these significant world issues, always invariably, is interrelated with US affairs.
Another huge aspect of Tim's work at Salem-News.com has revolved around the contamination of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, California, which officials planned to turn into a park and housing subdivision, in spite of the fact that the ground is seriously contaminated with several deadly chemicals. Working with several other Salem-News.com writers who also served as Marines at El Toro, Tim has generated a steady stream of news reports that have seriously impacted the proposed redevelopment of the base, which today is just a ruin.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
Tim's Background prior to Salem-News.com
Tim`s history is steeped in his ability and desire to tell a great story - which first led him to the television newsroom in 1988, serving as News Anchor/Reporter for Lincoln City, Oregon`s cable TV station, TV 10. That`s where Tim found his calling.
Since those first years, Tim has moved on to serve as News Photojournalist/Reporter for KATU (ABC), Photojournalist at KVVU (FOX), KVBC (NBC), and KYMA (NBC), the News Assignment Editor for KVVU (FOX) in Las Vegas, NV, as well as radio News Director (KBCH/KCRF). In addition, he was the Producer/Host for the `Coast Entertainment Show`, Executive Producer (creator) of the TV series `Hot Wheels in Las Vegas`, and Executive Producer of the 30-minute documentary `Fallen Fortress at Cape Lookout` which aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 1993.
Also significant among his achievements are the 2 years he spent as a Wildlife Rescue team leader on the coast of Oregon; and his service in the US Marine Corps with MWSG-37 in the 3rd Marine Air Wing at El Toro.
Tim`s career in the broadcast industry has afforded him many opportunities to cover incredible stories as well as meet innumerable celebrities and dignitaries. He has flown in many military planes including an F-16 Air Force Fighter, and produced a three-part series on aviation history of the Southwest region of the United States. Aviation is one of Tim`s passions.
Tim majored in journalism at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. He holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), the first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several other awards including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting.
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