MIT Historian suing the CIA for transparency on Nelson Mandela

MIT Historian Suing the CIA for Transparency on Nelson Mandela.

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So who killed JFK? You know, like, what’s your theory?

“I don’t know,” I says. “It’s too early to tell.”

Should JFK records stay secret after 2017?

If the United States could survive the release of the Snowden documents, it can withstand the release of the JFK assassination records.

Source: Continued Secrecy in the JFK Assassination? – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Coming June 10: my ebook on JFK and the CIA

CIA & JFKI’m pleased to announce the publication of my first ebook, CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, on June 10.

I wanted to let JFK Facts readers know first because you have inspired me to keep after this subject. The clash of ideas that takes place on this site is a reminder that there are lots (and lots) of people who care about the JFK story and care about getting it right.

Jacob Hornberger, the publisher and I, chose to publish the book on the June 10, 2016 to coincide with President Kennedy speech at American University on June 10, 1963, in which JFK articulated a “strategy for peace.” JFK’s refusal to invade Cuba, his restraint in Vietnam, his determination to ratify a nuclear test ban strategy were all expressions of this strategy. And this strategy earned him enemies in the CIA.

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RIP: Stephen Roy, respected JFK scholar

Mr. Roy was the executive director of the Whitman-Hanson Community Access Television Studio for many years. Steve was an accomplished musician. He specialized in researching the JFK assassination and his contributions were recognized in over 13 books.

Source: Stephen Roy Obituary – Weymouth, MA | The Enterprise

Comment of the week

Bill Kelly – May 17

…The only way to get to the bottom of the missing records issue is to have the relevant subcommittee of Congress hold oversight hearings and investigate – but that won’t happen until Congress and the NARA are met with a united and committed group that can wield some power and influence – and not the dissing, back stabbing, squabbling “community” of researchers we now appear to be.

 

 

More missing JFK records: the vanishing Church Committee files

Frank Church

Sen. Frank Church

Rex Bradford has illuminates another batch of still-secret JFK records: the files of the Senate committee that conducted the most comprehensive review of U.S. intelligence operations ever.

If you want to understand, the ongoing JFK coverup, you will want to read Bradford’s deep dive on the Missing Church Committee transcripts. It is a useful antidote to the comforting illusion that “the government can’t keep a secret.”

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Night at the opera: JFK’s last dreams

I want to see the new opera that  explores JFK’s last night alive (from Public Radio International). but I probably won’t make it to Fort Worth in time. If you’ve seen the opera, tell us about it.

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The best of Mark Lane, JFK author

Russ writes:

“Rush to Judgment, the book, bravely informed Americans about the many questions surrounding the president’s murder and the subsequent “investigation.”

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CIA man admits: we  sent ‘dangerous’ Mandela to jail 

This story has long generated official CIA denials that sounded flimsy. With this story from The Times & The Sunday Times in London, those denials are now defunct. The CIA betrayed the leader of South African independence to the apartheid regime in 1962.
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What’s the judgment on ‘Rush to Judgment’?

I don’t have my copy of “Rush to Judgment” at hand so I can’t sit down and re-read Mark Lane’s best-selling book. But maybe you do.

How does ‘Rush to Judgment’ hold up as factual presentation and legal argument?

 

 Mark Lane’s legacy: right to counsel

one of the many travesties of the Commission was that Oswald was not granted counsel throughout the ten-month legal procedure.

Source: The Death of Mark Lane – CTKA

Mark Lane, leading critic of the Warren Commission, dies at 89

Mark Lane, famed Civil Rights attorney and author of the best-selling book, “Rush to Judgment,” which detailed the facts of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died late last night at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the age of 89.

Source: Mark Lane (February 24, 1927 – May 11, 2016)

Fabian Escalante’s new JFK documentary


Former Cuban counterintelligence officer Fabian Escalante continues his investigation into the JFK’s assassination (h/t Arnaldo)

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All the Way Trailer