Mark Koernke

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Born 1957

Mark Gregory Koernke, known as "Mark from Michigan", is a prominent militia activist and Shortwaveradio broadcaster.[1] As an early proponent of the black helicopters, he was largely responsible for popularizing it[2] in appearances on Tom Valentine's radio show and in speeches which were widely circulated on videocassette. He was host of his own radio show, "The Intelligence Report",[3] on WWCR until the station indefinitely suspended his broadcasts.[4] Shortly before his suspension, Koernke had suggested that authorities were setting up Timothy McVeigh for assassination.[5] During this time he was interviewed by Sam Donaldson.[6]

Koernke is also known for his various educational videos on the New World Order - NWO. One of his better known pieces of work is called "America in Peril".[7] America in Peril is the first in a trilogy of movies with America in Peril 2, and America in Peril 3 being the following documentaries.

After serving a three-to-seven-year sentence in prison for assaulting police, resisting arrest, and fleeing from police in a car chase, Koernke claimed that the FBI (particularly Special Agent Greg Stejskal) had set him up.

It should be noted that the assault charge by a Washtenaw County deputy was due to Koernke driving his vehicle on the correct side of the road, & a deputy driving on the wrong side of the road. When Koernke exited his vehicle, he ran quickly to swim across a canal, & waited on the other side for police to arrest him, resulting in the charge for resisting arrest.

On March 15, 2007, Koernke completed his sentence and was released from prison. He is not under any parole since he served his entire time sentenced in prison. Koernke initially resumed hosting "The Intelligence Report" on the "Patriot Broadcasting Network"[8] and WTPRN [9] but now is broadcasting on Liberty Tree Radio [10] and the Micro Effect.[11] In addition to radio Mark Koernke has many training videos on his YouTube page under the name Libertytreeradio.[12]

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  1. Betzold, Michael (2010-06-24). "Mark Koernke's War: Dexter man inspires Michigan Militias". The Ann Arbor Observer. Retrieved 2014-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Mark Koernke
  3. The Voices of Radical Radio
  4. "Terror in Oklahoma; Rightist Leader Is Off the Radio". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 1995-04-29. Retrieved 2007-03-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Stout, David (1995-04-30). "Terror In Oklahoma: Radio; Some Rightist Shows Pulled, and Debate Erupts". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2007-03-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Mark Koernke interviewed by Sam Donaldson
  7. Mark Koernke - America in Peril (About The New World Order) Google Video
  8. Website of the Patriot Broadcasting Network Archived 2007-04-12 at the Wayback Machine.
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  10. "Liberty Tree Radio".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "The Micro Effect".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Mark's page on YouTube
  • Shapiro, Joseph P.; Paul Glastris; Mike Tharp; David Bowermaster; Jim Impoco; Warren Cohen; Peter Cary; Douglas Pasternak; Dorian Friedman; Amy Bernstein; Vic Sussman; Timothy M. Ito; Jerelyn Eddings (1995-05-08). "Extremism in America: An epidemic of fear and loathing". U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report. p. 37. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> - "The fast-growing fringe claims broader influence with its pamphlets, videotapes, shortwave radio programs and computer bulletin board forums. These spread a vision of federal officials duped and controlled by some faceless threat to democracy be it ZOG (an alleged Zionist occupation government), the United Nations or the Russians. Some militant patriot leaders like "Mark from Michigan," Mark Koernke, whose rancorous radio broadcasts briefly made him a suspect in the Oklahoma blast believe the bomb may have been set off by federal agents in order to create a pretext for shutting down the militias."
  • Stern, Kenneth S. (1997). A Force Upon the Plain (Reprint ed.). University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-2926-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Mark Koernke". Extremism in America. Anti-Defamation League. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Berlet, Chip; Matthew N. Lyons (2000). Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: Guilford Publications. ISBN 1-57230-562-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Koernke, Mark (1994). Towards the new world order: America's secret police force. TRAX. ASIN B0006QGO4E.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Patriot Crimes: 'Mark From Michigan' goes to prison". Intelligence Report. Southern Poverty Law Center. 2001. Retrieved 2007-02-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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