John F. Kennedy
- The CIA and Mafia’s “Cuban American Mechanism” and the JFK Assassination Written by Paul Bleau
As with many things, Jim Garrison was the first investigator to elucidate a three-sided conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy, the three participants being the CIA, the Cuban exiles, and the Mob. He had done this unearthing during his inquiry, but he formally announced it in a famous cover story for New Orleans Magazine in 1976. The Church Committee's exposure of the CIA/Mafia plots to kill Castro filled this in with the figures of John Roselli and Santo Trafficante. And it also outlined the close relationship between CIA officer Bill Harvey and Roselli. Tony Summers made this triangular plot a feature of his book Conspiracy, first published in 1980. In the nineties, Fidel Castro's chief of security, Fabian Escalante, began to publish and speak on the subject of JFK's murder and he also advocated for this view of the plot.
Paul Bleau here synthesizes the decades-long history of cooperation between Cubans, organized crime, U.S. intelligence and corporate interests, and expands it into what amounts to a visual essay in order to dispel the notion that such a partnership was too complicated to have been behind the assassination of President Kennedy.
- Does Paul Street get paid for this junk?
Jim DiEugenio carefully takes apart and corrects another misguided and misinformed attempt by Paul Street to characterize JFK as economically anti-progressive, complicit with southern racists, and a militarist abroad.
- Noam Chomsky Needs an Intervention
Once again, the factual basis of Chomsky's statements is allowed to go unchecked by his interviewers, as Jim DiEugenio demonstrates in yet another critique of his praxis of historical elision and distortion.
- Remembering Malcolm X: February 21, 2017 Written on Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:24 Read more...
On 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.
- 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.
- The Murder and Martyrdom of Malcolm X Written by James W DouglassWritten on Thursday, 21 February 2002 15:38 Read more...
Jim 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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
- In Honor of Martin Luther King Day, January 16, 2017
In tribute to Dr. King, we rerun three of the best pieces from Probe magazine concerning the civil trial in Memphis which concluded by exonerating James Earl Ray of King's murder.Written on Friday, 13 January 2017 21:34 Read more...
- In Honor of the 15th Anniversary of the Verdict in the King case Written by James W DouglassWritten on Monday, 08 December 2014 17:59 Read more...
To commemorate the jury verdict exonerating James Earl Ray in 1999, CTKA presented Jim Douglass's article from Probe.
- Deconstructing Kowalski Written by Douglas ValentineWritten on Sunday, 15 July 2012 21:47 Read more...
According to the King Report, James Earl Ray was the lone assassin – and anyone who says otherwise is crazy, a liar, or just out for the money. This is a scary message, especially if you are an outspoken witness with a different point of view, a member of the King family, or a skeptic conducting research into the King assassination, writes Douglas Valentine.
Robert F. Kennedy
- Ted Charach, The Second Gun Written on Thursday, 08 March 2018 22:17
During this, the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert Kennedy's assassination, we wish to raise awareness of his life and death. We thus follow our posting of Joseph Palermo's interview with a link to Ted Charach's The Second Gun.
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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.
- Robert Scheer can't help himself Written on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 23:22 Read more...
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.
- Fifty Reasons for Fifty Years – Postscript 1968 Written by Len OsanicWritten on Friday, 13 April 2018 21:01 Read more...
- Desperate Measures in the Congo Written by Michael Le Flem
Michael Le Flem elucidates the terrible power play that engulfed Congo and took the life of Patrice Lumumba with it. With the newest information, he shows us how a democratically elected, constitutional government was wrecked by Belgium and the CIA before it got off the ground.
- 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.