Wednesday, April 16, 2014

John Judge dies


From Tom Blackwell:

 I am sad to report that John Judge passed away overnight - -
He served on the staff of several Members of Congress, including Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney. He organized the Coalition on Political Assassinations, and continued the tradition of Penn Jones to conduct a Moment of Silence at Dealey Plaza in Dallas each November 22 (until this was interrupted by Mike Rawlings in 2013).


RFK Jr. endorses "JFK and the Unspeakable."


RFK Jr.'s blurb for the softcover edition

""In JFK and the Unspeakable Jim Douglass has distilled all the best available research into a very well-documented and convincing portrait of President Kennedy's transforming turn to peace, at the cost of his life. Personally, it has made a very big impact on me. After reading it in Dallas, I was moved for the first time to visit Dealey Plaza. I urge all Americans to read this book and come to their own conclusions about why he died and why -- after fifty years -- it still matters.” (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)"


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for state senate seat in Conn.

Ted Kennedy, Jr running for state senate seat in Conn

He is supposed to make it official in announcement today.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

The New Zealand Christchurch newspaper November 23, 1963

Read it here.  All 36 pages.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rough side of the Mountain

I was reading Jim DiEugenio's "Reclaiming Parkland," when I saw this reference to a documentary about Lee Harvey Oswald in Clinton and Jackson, Louisiana.  It's an unfinished documentary and not available for sale.  It's very interesting.  I'm inclined to believe there is more film footage than what appears on this website.  I hope there is.

I would like to think that by doing interviews with some of today's best JFK researchers and with access to documents declassified by the ARRB that this documentary could be finished.  There is information available now that wasn't then that reinforces why this odd incident is important.




Friday, April 4, 2014

Report: USAID Launched Fake Twitter Platform to Undermine Cuban Gov’t

From Democracy Now for Friday, April 4th, 2014

Report: USAID Launched Fake Twitter Platform to Undermine Cuban Gov’t

A new report reveals the United States oversaw the creation of a fake social media network in Cuba in a bid to undermine the Cuban government. The Associated Press reports the so-called Cuban Twitter project was built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks. Called ZunZuneo, Cuban slang for a hummingbird’s tweet, the network masqueraded as a Twitter-like platform. But it was actually created by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its users were unaware their private data was being gathered by U.S. contractors for potential political use. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied the program was secret.

Jay Carney: "Suggestions that this was a covert program are wrong. Congress funds democracy programming for Cuba to help empower Cubans to access more information and to strengthen civil society. These appropriations are public, unlike covert action. The money invested has been debated in Congress. In addition, GAO
 [Government Accountability Office] reviewed this program in detail in 2013 and found that it was conducted in accordance with U.S. law and under appropriate oversight controls."

Despite Carney’s claims, top congressional Democrats have said they knew nothing about the program. We’ll have more on the story later in the broadcast.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NARA and Open Government

NARA thinks its a leader in Open Government.  This out to be good for a laugh.

NDC Blog has posted a new item, 'The NDC and Open Government'

In Section 5.4 of its 2012 - 2014 Open Government
Plan http://www.archives.gov/open/open-government-plan-2.0.pdf, NARA discussed how it would assume a leadership role in the inter-agency process of reviewing historically valuable records for declassification and develop common processes among agencies to ensure a more efficient and effective review.  As a result of
these efforts, the National Declassification Center [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc/2014/04/02/the-ndc-and-open-government/

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clinton presidential library releases documents from its correspondence with the ARRB

You can download the material here.  And yes, there are plenty of Withdrawal Sheets.   It's largely some emails among Clinton's staff wondering what to do with various requests with agencies, like the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, (PFIAB), asking Russia, then led by Yeltsen for Soviet / KGB info they may have about Oswald, etc. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Superman artwork finally arrives at JFK Library


I got this in an email.  This is a screen grab of that email so the link in the photo won't work.

So, go here.


And for you comic collectors out there the story ran in this issue