Lessons from from Rev. Martin Luther Jr. — the non-violence protest strategies and civil engagement with fellow stakeholders to strengthen the rule of law, preserve election integrity in America, and advance principled reforms.

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lays a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi. Photograph credit: Stanford University

January 18, 2021, Washington, DC — Today, we remember the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr and how the civil rights leader built his peaceful protest movement on the foundational U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment which reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”


An Educational Department’s Attempt to Omit Holocaust and World War II Studies Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call

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The locomotive at the Jasenovac Death Camp in Croatia is located some 59 miles (95 km) from the capital city of Zagreb. Built in 1922 at the railway wagon factory in Düsseldorf, Germany, the locomotive was used by the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustasha government for deporting concentration camp prisoners. The locomotive can be found at the former Ustasha Camp III (Brickworks) in Jasenovac, Croatia, on the spot where transports of prisoners — Jewish, Roma and Serbians came to a halt. Photograph: International Leaders Summit.

January 13, 2021, Washington, DC — During the month of December 2020, a principled protest movement led by the Jewish American community and concerned leaders across the nation thwarted an attempt by the Minnesota Department of Education to eliminate Holocaust references.

A published report via the independent Jewish online media hub highlighted the concerns:

“An early draft of the upcoming Minnesota Social Studies standards has omitted any references of the Holocaust according to a draft posted to the Minnesota Department of Education website. The review of the standards happens every 10 years, and there is a public comment period for this draft that runs until Jan. 4, 2021. The MDE website, which lays out the schedule, usually takes nearly two years before the final standards are adopted. After receiving more than 400 emails from the Jewish community and a productive meeting last week with officials from the Minnesota Department of Education, Holocaust and genocide studies will be included in the second draft of the state’s social studies standards which is undergoing its once-a-decade review.” …


Croatia’s politicians push anti-Semitic laws to block return of private property belonging to Jews which were stolen by the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustasha government during World War II.

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Croatia | From left: 1) Holocaust Memorial in Varazdin vandalized in November 2020. 2) Ante Pavelic (pronounced Pavelich), dictator of Independent State of Croatia — the pro-Nazi Croatian government in parliament (10 April 1941–8 May 1945). 3) A Jewish girl wearing a Jewish identification badge with the Star of David and “Ž” for Židov (Jew) in Croatian. 4) A train that carried Jews, Roma and Serbs to the Jasenovac extermination camp on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia.

January 3, 2021 | Washington, DC — Vandals sprayed a Swastika and the letter U on a newly built Holocaust monument situated right across a Jewish synagogue in the northern city of Varazdin, some 86 kilometers (54 miles) from Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb. The vandalism in Croatia took place sometime between November 7 to November 9, 2020, defacing the Holocaust monument built of bricks, which were made by victims of the Holocaust at the Jasenovac extermination camp.

The letter U represents the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustasha government during World War II which ran over a dozen concentration camps killing Jews, Roma, Serbs and political dissidents. …


International Leaders Summit and Jerusalem Leaders Summit’s Partners Call for a Bold and Principled US-India-Israel Trilateral Alliance

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December 28, 2020 | Washington, DC: According to historic writings, the ancient ties between the peoples of the Kingdom of Israel and the Indian subcontinent date back some 3,000 years ago to the days of King Solomon. After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., Jews fleeing Jerusalem and the Roman Empire found a safe haven on the Malabar Coast, India’s southwestern coast.

The Cochin Jews, the oldest group of Jewish descendants in India date back to the time of King Solomon as referenced in the book The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities by Orpa Slapak. The strong ties established between the Indians of Kerala and the Jewish community are found in historical records stating: “The Rajah of Cochin generously allotted land to the Jews in Cochin da Cima, or Upper Cochin, next to his own Dutch Palace and an adjacent conical-shaped Hindu temple (its form unique to Kerala) built to serve his royal family.” …


According to data from the IMF and other studies, the Balkans including NATO members Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro and Romania lost over $111.6 billion in illicit financial outflows to crime, corruption, and tax evasion between 2001 and 2010.

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Sarajevo: Eric Nelson, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina

“Little will change however without you as ordinary citizens do your part — refusing to pay bribes, calling out waste, corruption and election irregularities, letting your voice be heard, and, most importantly, voting to hold your leaders accountable.” — Eric Nelson, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina

October 21, 2020 | Washington, D.C. | Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Leaders advancing reforms in the Balkans and Eastern Europe have welcomed a poignant message relayed by Eric Nelson, US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, that engages and challenges local citizens in the post-war and former communist state to be a part of the reform process and to hold elected leaders accountable. …


Montenegro: Is this Mafia State joining NATO?

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Vice President Joe Biden and Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, April 8, 2014 (Photo: White House) | Media Groups and anti-corruption leaders seek justice in holding to account Milo Djukanovic — for alleged war crimes, corruption, money laundering and aiding Iran, the state sponsor of terrorism.

First published via The Western Journal |First Published: April 25, 2014

By The Honorable Maurice McTigue, QSO, Natasha Srdoc, Joel Anand Samy and Boris Divjak.

Washington, DC — US Vice President Joe Biden met with Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The purpose was to address Montenegro’s interest in joining NATO.

The people of the Balkans depend on countries like America and officials like Vice President Biden to communicate to individuals like Prime Minister Djukanovic that corruption and international money laundering are major concerns, and that they expect to see measures put in place to stamp out this illegal activity. As America has put enormous resources to work to identify and prosecute those involved in money laundering, it expects its friends in the international community to help in this war against illicit transactions. …


The West’s Strong Rule of Law Nations Must Hold Croatia’s Government to Account | Block US Visa Waiver Program for Croatia and Freeze All Taxpayer Aid to the Balkan Nation

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October 13, 2020, Washington, D.C. — Croatia, a NATO member in the Balkans was taken to task for blocking the return of Jewish property through a public statement issued by two American Senators and a recent U.S. State Department report. In contrast, Serbia was publicly praised for Holocaust property restitution by the U.S. government through its official statements and the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade’s website.

The U.S. State Department’s Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report on Croatia released on July 29, 2020, stated the following:

“Croatia does not have adequate legal mechanisms to address Holocaust-era property restitution, and the government generally has not demonstrated the political will to return property taken from Jews during the Holocaust and after WWII. The U.S. government has long advocated with the Croatian government for restitution of Jewish individual and communal property, and for Croatia to develop a mechanism to address issues related to Jewish property rendered heirless as a result of the Holocaust.” …


US Senate Briefing | US & Europe’s Economic, Financial & Security Risks: Crisis on the European Continent | Senate Russell Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC — Co-Hosted by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, International Leaders Summit and Adriatic Institute for Public Policy

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Honorable Maurice McTigue, QSO at the US Senate Briefing, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC with Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, International Leaders Summit and Tom Cardamone, Global Financial Integrity

“Many of the evolving economies are having their very stability threatened by rampant corruption. Croatia and the election where 1 million illegal votes were cast in a population of only 4 million people. Hold another election or no entry into Europe. The corruption within the government of Ukraine probably played a major role in destabilizing that country. Make international aid subject to conditions of lawfulness. The populations of these countries are being starved of resources, investment and jobs by this illicit activity creating a fertile climate for unrest.” — Hon. Maurice McTigue, QSO, US Senate Briefing

The US Senate Briefing co-hosted by US Senator Jeff Sessions and International Leaders Summit featured New Zealand’s former cabinet member Hon. Maurice McTigue (advising The White House Office of Management and Budget, US State Governors and legislators) and think tank leaders. …


EU and NATO Member Croatia Fuels Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Revisionism in the Balkans | The West’s Rule of Law Nations Must Cordon the Balkan State and Freeze All Aid to Croatia

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From left: Ante Pavelic, dictator of Independent State of Croatia — the pro-Nazi Croatian government in parliament. Top right: Pavelic with Adolf Hitler. Bottom right: Adolf Hitler greeting Pavelic.

In a published report, a high-ranking Nazi official was quoted describing the brutality in Jasenovac death camp in Sisak County, Croatia — the Auschwitz of the Balkans: “General Edmund von Horstenau, Hitler’s envoy in the capital city of Zagreb, called the place the epitome of horror.”

Published reports have stated — “The Croatian parliament reportedly donates 500,000 kunas ($71,500) for the event.”

May 20, 2020, Washington DC — A week after Americans and Europeans joined together through virtual events in commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E Day), remembering the significant sacrifices of an entire generation fighting for freedom against tyranny, the Croatian parliament co-organized an annual event honoring pro-Nazi Ustasha soldiers of the Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska — NDH), a fascist regime which forged strong ties with Nazi Germany during the Second World War. …


US and EU taxpayer funds— sustain corrupt networks in the City of Rijeka — and block legitimate private investments.

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European Union (EU) and US taxpayer funds, kleptocracy and money laundering have kept two mayors in the city of Rijeka in power for the last 30 years. These mayors have made the City of Rijeka entirely dependent on free money (US and EU taxpayer grants), cheap money (US and Europe’s taxpayer loans via the World Bank) and stolen monies (money laundering of illicit gains). The construction company GP Krk does all the construction for the old boys’ network.

Inadvertently, the unintended consequences of the EU and US “free and cheap money (taxpayer funds)” in Croatia are the further erosion of the rule of law, absence of independent judiciary and lack of protection of property rights, which can not take hold in this Balkan mafia state.

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