John F. Kennedy

  • Max Holland and Donald Carpenter vs. Jim Garrison and the ARRB
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    carpenter leader2The most inadvertently humorous part of Carpenter’s pathetic essay comes at the end. There he praises Oliver Stone for helping create the declassification process of the ARRB. Why is that funny? It's funny because this essay does not use any of those ARRB declassified documents it credits Stone for releasing, quips Jim DiEugenio.

    Written on Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:49
  • Creating the Oswald Legend – Part 1
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    Creating the Oswald Legend – Part 1

    In the first part of this projected multi-part series, the author reviews Oswald's "defection" to the USSR in the light of Cold War games and his possible connection to them, and proposes an interesting twist on what the role of his stay there may have been.

    Written on Sunday, 26 February 2017 19:09
  • Was Oswald a Serial Wife Batterer?
    Was Oswald a Serial Wife Batterer?

    We re-present here the author's systematic analysis of the testimony taken by the Warren Commission from nineteen witnesses on the subject. With his usual acuteness, he managed to perform a tour de force of separating the wheat from the chaff on the issue.

    Written on Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:44

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

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