Tag Archive for Mary Ferrell Foundation

A beginners guide to the gunfire in Dealey Plaza

The JFK assassination story can be confusing. There are a vast array of conflicting theories, many of them bogus, stupid, preposterous, or baseless (like the one voiced by the man who will be president). Others are more plausible.

Even on the narrowest of factual questions–where did the first shot hit?–readers have to choose between Max Holland’s theory, Pat Speer’s rebuttal, or Dale Myer’s attack. And that’s just in the past month.

Readers who are new to the JFK assassination story (and those who aren’t) may want a dispassionate presentation of the evidence about the fatal gunfire before they decide what they think. If so, read on.
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October 26, 2017: Mark the date for full JFK disclosure

October 26, 2017 is about 11 months away. Why is this date important? Because it’s the 25th anniversary of the passage of the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992. But the significance goes beyond the normal anniversary nostalgia. Here is a section from the JFK Records Act:

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JFK authors and investigators call for full JFK disclosure in 2017

This open letter was delivered to the Obama White House last week. We will post the response as soon as we get one.

In an open letter to the White House, a diverse group of JFK authors and investigators are calling on the president’s lawyer to endorse complete declassification of thousands of pages of still-secret government records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Source: Featured Letter on 2017 Records

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JFK Facts Podcast: Gaeton Fonzi

Our 9th program featuring analysis and discussion of topics relevant to the study of President Kennedy’s assassination. This week we focus upon investigative journalist, Gaeton Fonzi, his essential book, The Last Investigation, his legacy and the publication of his 1996 article on General Fabian Escalante:

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Got a question or a comment? Contact us at editor@jfkfacts.org and we’ll talk about it on the show.

 

‘About time’: Gaeton Fonzi on the legacy of assassination in U.S.-Cuba relations

Now that our Government has decided to make peace with our former enemy, I envision JFK saying, “About time.” And I hear Gaet commenting on the publication of his article with the same words.”

— From Marie Fonzi’s introduction to the previously unpublished article by her late late husband Gaeton Fonzi, “And Why, By the Way, is Fidel Castro Still Alive?

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What did Dealey Plaza witnesses say about the origins of the gunfire that killed JFK?

Here’s the most comprehensive compilation of eyewitness testimony from the Dealey Plaza crime scene, courtesy of Stewart Galanor and the Mary Farrell Foundation.

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CIA and Nixon led ‘aggressive’ Cuba policy, according to FBI memo

Not long after the first anniversary of Fidel Castro coming to power,  Vice President Richard Nixon was “becoming very active and aggressive” about US. policy toward Cuba with the help of the CIA.

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Help us catch JFK Most Wanted

I’m starting a new occasionally series, “JFK Most Wanted.” These posts will take a closer look at the still-censored pages of the JFK assassination story that the CIA is concealing from public view.

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Sunshine on JFK: Why secrecy around assassination-related records?

A panel of experts will talk about the secrecy that surrounds still records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 at a media briefing on Thursday, March 20 at 11 am. The briefing will take place at the Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave NE, across from the Supreme Court. Read more

The CIA and JFK: a reliable primer

CIA headquarters, Langley, Va.

From the Mary Ferrell Foundation, a useful and informative introduction to a central issue in American History: The CIA and the JFK Assassination.

Without resorting to conspiracy theorizing, MFF Webmaster Rex Bradford lays out the historical context and the key questions that endure about the role of CIA personnel in the events leading to Kennedy’s death.

In ‘State Secret’ Simpich solves an Oswald mystery

I’ve been remiss in keeping up with posts on the serialization of Bill Simpich’s remarkable book “State Secret,” now available for free at the Mary Ferrell Foundation website.

“State Secret” tells the story of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City in October 1963 in unprecedented detail and clarity. I told this story, as it was seen through the eyes of station chief Win Scott, in my book, “Our Man in Mexico.” But I can see now that  my account, while not wrong, is simplistic. Using documents declassified after I wrote my book, Simpich shows there was rather more going on than I knew.

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CSPAN airs Wecht Institute’s JFK conference

C-Span 3 is airing the first day of last month’s JFK conference at Dusquesne University, sponsored by the Wecht conference. For people interested in the latest in JFK research, there is no better way to get current.