Tag Archive for John Simkin

▶ Listen: Oswald talks about Cuba (and Ed Butler listens)

From JFK Lancer, a recording of radio program broadcast by WDSU radio in New Orleans on August 20, 1963.

▶ Lee H. Oswald debates the Cuba issue with anti-communist activist Ed Butler, and anti-Castro militant Carlos Bringuier of Cuban Student Directorate (DRE)

Bringuier is an important witness, and the CIA-sponsored DRE, is significant. But recently it is Butler’s role in this debate that holds my interest. Read more

‘Even paranoids have real enemies’

From the always-interesting John Simkin:

“There is a great book by Kathryn S. Olmstead (Professor of History at the University of California, Davies) called ‘Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War 1 to 9/11′ (2009).” Read more

Simkin to close JFK Education Forum, citing obnoxious ‘so-called researchers’

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John Simkin, moderator of the U.K.-based JFK Education Forum, writes that he plans to shut down the online discussion site, which he launched in 2004.

In an email Simkin blamed the self-centered and obnoxious behavior of commenters:

“I became very disillusioned with the behaviour of the so-called researchers. The degree of hostility they show towards each other is beyond me. The vast majority of researchers only appear to be interested in promoting their own theories and to rubbishing those who disagree with them. I will be closing down the JFK Education Forum when the subscription comes up for renewal.”

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Pete Seeger: remembering a folk music hero (and forgetting the blacklisted communist)

“Pete Seeger received some very complimentary obituaries in the American press this week. They only briefly mentioned his blacklisting and definitely did not say anything about the media’s role in the destruction of his career in the early 1950s.”

–via John Simkin at Spartacus Blog.