@UNLV, January 31
From Dick Russell, via News From Underground, comes word of an evening about New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, hero of the movie “JFK,” on Jan. 31 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
I doubt the evening will be “the last word,” but the event is sure to be informative, especially for those who haven’t decided whether Garrison was truly a hero, or something of a scoundrel.
And if the proceedings get too heavy for you, it sounds like comedian Richard Belzer may crack a few jokes.
My view of Jim Garrison is this: Read more
On November 23, members of the Cuban Student Directorate, a CIA-funded organization based in Miami, published a special edition of their monthly magazine, Trinchera (Trenches), in which they linked the accused assassin Lee Oswald to Cuban president Fidel Castro.
This was the first JFK conspiracy scenario to reach public print.
According to declassified CIA records, it was paid for by undercover officer, George Joannides.
Under interrogation by Dallas police on the morning after JFK’s assassination, Lee Oswald denied shooting the president and denied owning a rifle.
Jeremy Gunn, former ARRB general counsel
Amid the glut of 50th anniversary JFK coverage, NPR’s interview with Jeremy Gunn, former general counsel for the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) from 1994 to 1998, stands out as one of the best recent pieces of journalism on the case of the murdered president.
Gunn is a quality witness. While largely unknown to both mainstream reporters and JFK conspiracy theorists, he was among the first people to see the vast body of JFK records made public by the ARRB in the mid-1990s.