John F. Kennedy

Malcolm X

  • Remembering Malcolm X: February 21, 2017
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    bannerOn the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, we thought it fitting to reflect upon the significance of his life and death by offering to our readers three wonderfully written and penetrating essays. 

    Written on Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:24
  • The Confessions of Talmadge Hayer
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    The Confessions of Talmadge Hayer

    The following two affidavits are essentially confessions by the only assassin in the Malcolm X case to be apprehended. Talmadge Hayer, AKA Thomas Hagan, made these statements in 1977 and 1978 under the supervision of famed defense attorney William Kunstler who was handling the Malcolm X case at the time.

    Written on Thursday, 21 February 2002 21:26
  • The Murder and Martyrdom of Malcolm X
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    douglass bannerJim Douglass's magisterial and moving essay on Malcolm X's final year, the threat that his new vision and mission posed to the Establishment, and the forces which arrayed themselves to bring about his murder.

    Written on Thursday, 21 February 2002 15:38

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy

  • Reopening the R.F.K. investigation: Paul Schrade and Congressman Allard Lowenstein (1973)
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    Reopening the R.F.K. investigation: Paul Schrade and Congressman Allard Lowenstein (1973)

    Paul Schrade and Allard Lowenstein discuss the 1968 assassination of Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles, particularly focusing upon the need to reopen the case to uncover the real events. Broadcast on KPFK, 13 Jan. 1973. Transcription courtesy of David Giglio, Our Hidden History.

    Written on Thursday, 02 March 2017 22:06
  • Robert Scheer can't help himself
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    On the occasion of Barack Obama's overture to end the Cuban embargo and reopen diplomatic relations, Jim DiEugenio berates columnist Robert Scheer for recycling discredited stories about RFK's role in the CIA assassination plots against Fidel Castro, and concludes that Obama is finally doing what JFK was preparing to do when he was murdered.

    Written on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 23:22
  • This is the Washington Post?
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    Recent reporting concerning Paul Schrade's testimony at Sirhan's February 2016 parole hearing contrasts starkly with how the Washing Post has traditionally treated stories concerning the assassinations of the 1960s, writes Jim DiEugenio.

    Written on Friday, 19 February 2016 14:56

General Interest

  • How The Atlantic Monthly and Kurt Andersen Went Haywire
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    How The Atlantic Monthly and Kurt Andersen Went Haywire

    Jim DiEugenio offers a blistering critique of the cover essay for the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, which proposes––yet again––that the widespread belief in conspiracies, with its supposed origin in the Sixties, accounts for how US cultural and political life has become unhinged.

    Written on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 06:00
  • The 2016 Election, Historical Amnesia and Deep Politics
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    Extralegal assassinations, unwarranted domestic surveillance, interventionist wars at the behest of corporate interests, torture or other activities of that stripe – these all have their roots in the Dulles era in which covert, corporate power developed into a well-oiled and unaccountable machine running roughshod. These dark forces have continued to operate regardless of who is elected president; and the refusal to face them has caused the Democratic Party to lose its way, writes Alex Sill.

    Written on Monday, 02 January 2017 01:27
  • John McAdams and Marquette Go to Court
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    John McAdams and Marquette Go to Court

    An update by Jim DiEugenio on John McAdams' suspension and his lawsuit against Marquette University.

    Written on Thursday, 22 September 2016 14:31

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