Robert Kennedy’s death, like the President’s, was mourned as an extension of the evils of senseless violence; events moved on, and the profound alterations that these deaths … brought in the equation of power in America was perceived as random …. What is odd is not that some people thought it was all random, but that so many intelligent people refused to believe that it might be anything else. Nothing can measure more graphically how limited was the general understanding of what is possible in America.
~ Congressman Allard Lowenstein
Special Feature: JFK, RFK and Civil Rights
The Kennedys and Civil Rights: How the MSM Continues to Distort History
A four-part critical essay by Jim DiEugenio
Today the United States stands a nation divided along ethnic and racial crevices so wide that they are more like chasms. We are witness to shootings of African Americans by police, of Jews in synagogues due to wacky rightwing conspiracy theories, to pipe bombs sent to those who criticize Donald Trump's manipulation of prejudice, and to the prevalent suppression of minority votes. When the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville ended with three dead and over thirty injured, Trump replied that there were fine people on both sides. This, about demonstrators carrying swastikas and confederate flags. But what does one expect from a president who employs the likes of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka in the White House?
As we demonstrate in this series, the precipice upon which this nation sits is not at all a recent phenomenon, but has deep historical roots. In the first of four parts, we show how it extends back to the utter failure of Reconstruction and some very unwise decisions by the Supreme Court. This speaks directly to the problem of consistently appointing judges from the Federalist Society. We also delineate how other presidents actually cooperated with these injustices and failed to do their duty in this field. This left a nearly intractable mess for John F. Kennedy in 1961. But what will also become clear is how he worked against these huge odds to turn this situation around. What is more, we will reveal how he was actually planning an assault on the inner city tinderboxes at the time of his death. We further introduce two hidden heroes in this struggle who are pretty much ignored by the media and academia: Charles Houston and David Hackett. Read on for a story the MSM and main-line historians will not tell about the crisis we face today.
Featured Articles & Reviews
- Obituary for a Fake Intel Source Written by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
The Cuban defector known to the CIA as TOUCHDOWN, and whose story Brian Latell has bandied about as “proof” of Castro’s foreknowledge of the JFK assassination, died at 71 last month, as Arnaldo Fernandez relates.
- Kennedy and Indochina Written by Christopher J. Hurley
We are pleased to reprint here an excerpt from an MA thesis, The Imperial Imperative: John F Kennedy and US Foreign Relations, presented at University of Kent at Canterbury, which the author has graciously shared with us.
- Walter Machann Interview Synopsis Written by William Kelly
Bill Kelly presents excerpts of interviews conducted by Gayle Nix Jackson with Father Walter Machann, friend and confidant of Silvia Odio, concerning, among other things, her famous late September, 1963, visit by “Oswald”.
- Major Ralph P. Ganis, The Skorzeny Papers: Evidence for the Plot to Kill JFK Written by Michael Le Flem
From Michael's conclusion: Ganis’ book is an uncomfortable, freewheeling careen down strange dead-end tracks, with unannounced detours through cold dark streets full of faceless characters, and later, journeys through mirror-filled fun houses of speculation, with a final twist and turn that spits you out right over Niagara Falls, barrel and all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith: A Hero in our Time Written by James DiEugenio
Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of this amazing economist, statesman, academician and author, with a particular view to his close and important rapport with John Kennedy, an advisory relationship unjustly underplayed or erased by writers such as David Halberstam.