Action

Sign the petition asking Archivist David Ferreiro to enforce JFK Records Act

With U.S. Archivist David Ferriero inviting and then ignoring public comments calling for declassification of all JFK assassination records, its time to sign Bill Kelly’s updated Change.org petition to free the JFK files.

Under the JFK Records Act, Ferriero has responsibility for enforcing the JFK Records Act — and he’s not doing it.

Here’s the story:

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Support the JFK Facts lawsuit against the CIA

I filed suit for the records of George Joannides ten years ago, and the case is still not over. The legal bills of my attorney Jim Lesar now run to more that $125,000, and the CIA refuses to pay, even though the Court of Appeals ruled in our favor.

No one is doing this kind of work except for JFK Facts. We need your help to continue.

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Help a JFK whistleblower today

We know there’s a lot of information about JFK’s assassination that remains classified in CIA files.

We know from ten years of hard experience that the courts defer to the CIA and other national security agencies.

How to free the files? With Operation Secure Drop

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Support JFK whistleblowers with Operation Secure Drop

We know there’s a lot of information about JFK’s assassination that remains classified in CIA files.

We know from ten years of hard experience that the courts defer to the CIA and other national security agencies.

How to free the files? With Operation Secure Drop.

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Who else does original reporting on the JFK story?

Herminio Diaz, Tony Cuesta

From left to right, Tony Cuesta, Herminio Diiza and other commandos before the raid on Monte Barreto.

No other website consistently does fact-based JFK reporting the way JFK Facts does.

Oh sure, there are websites that chew over the same ol’ conspiracy theories. There are sites that chew over the same ol’ anti-conspiracy theories.

But there’s only one site that does original, fact-checkable journalism like Arnaldo Fernandez’s account of a CIA-sponsored raid on Cuba in 1966 that generated a credible suspect in JFK’s assassination.

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Support original, credible, fact-based JFK journalism

Nobody else does it like JFK Facts. We provide original, credible, fact-based reporting on the JFK assassination story, day in and day out. And we depend on readers to keep up the fight.

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On JFK records, Archivist Ferriero defers to CIA, ignores public

David Ferriero, U.S. Archivist

“We drive openness, cultivate public participation, and strengthen our nation’s democracy through public access to high-value records,” writes David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, in the Third Open Government Plan released yesterday.

The report makes clear what “high value records” the public wants to see. When the Archives sought input in April about the government’s declassification priorities, nineteen commenters called for release of JFK assassination records. That was almost 40 percent of all comments received and more than double the number of comments on any other subject. (See p. 42 of the report.)

So what did Ferriero do?

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Help find the JFK Most Wanted

The JFK Most Wanted series identifies key CIA documents related to JFK’s assassination that remain secret. These records won’t be released until October 2017 — at the earliest.

This week we highlighted Bill Kelly’s call for 84 NSA records related to JFK’s assassination.

JFK Facts is leading the fight to make all of these records public, as soon as possible.

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Hear Morley, Lesar and Policoff talk JFK secrecy

Attorney Jim Lesar, activist Jerry Policoff and I will speak about the secrecy surrounding JFK assassination records at the Left Forum in New York City on Sunday, June 1, at 10 a.m.

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What happened at the JFK vigil?

I went to the Kennedy Center earlier today to attend Karl Golovin’s vigil for JFK full disclosure and I didn’t see anybody. Did this event happen?

Got a JFK question? Editor@jfkfacts has answers

Our email address has changed.

If you have a questions about the JFK story, we’ve got answers. Just email the editor.

If you want to share comments, compliments, article suggestions, or interesting links, we are always glad to heard from readers. LIke I said, just email the editor.

‘Onward through the fog’

A faithful reader writes about one name dominating the “What Readers Are Saying” box.

“I am aware of the site’s policy and did notice the discrepancy this morning. Frankly, I didn’t really mind, but I know you try to be consistent. Photon’s posts, while frequently irritating, at the same time can stimulate me to dig deeper into my own modest studies, and Photon is furiously trying to make a case. As Oat Willie used to say, “Onward! Through the fog!”

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Keep those comments coming (just not all at once)

I just took down some of Photon’s comments policy and since I don’t have a working email address for him. I thought I would explain why. It has
nothing to do with his opinions. It was required by the site’s comment policy.

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Toward the decisive clarification of the JFK story in 2014

I had the honor of speaking at the JFK Lancer conference in Dallas on November 22, 2013, and I offered some thoughts about what I think we (meaning the American people and others interested in the assassination of President Kennedy 50 years ago) need to do in 2014.

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JFK Most Wanted: Dave Phillips’ CIA operations files

David Phillips

David A. Phillips, chief of CIA anti-Castro covert operations in 1963

David Phillips was a failed actor turned expatriate newspaper publisher in Santiago, Chile when he was recruited into the CIA in the early 1950s. He made his mark fast. In 1955, he won a Distinguished Intelligence Medal, one of the agency’s highest honors, for mounting deceptive radio broadcasts in the CIA’s overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala in 1954.

After that his CIA career took off. With Howard Hunt, Phillips served as propaganda chief in the CIA’s failed effort to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs In April 1961. When he was assigned to Mexico City in 1962, station chief Win Scott described him as “the finest covert action officer I have ever met.”

After JFK’s assassination, Scott was not so complimentary and I suspect the reason why was Oswald’s curious handling of Oswald. .(I tell the story in my biography of Scott, Our Man in Mexico. Buy it here.)

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