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Jim DiEugenio's Upcoming appearances and radio Interviews:
October 16-19th Passing the Torch Conference, at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh
November 21-24, JFK Lancer's November in Dallas, at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas
Review of Destiny
Betrayed, 2nd edition
The Bonds of Secrecy, by
Saint John Hunt
Fires the First Salvo
for Fifty Years
The mystery of CE163
Citizen Wilcke Dissents
The French Connection,
on Lunch with Arlen Specter on January 4, 2012
Reviewed by Jim DiEugenio
KENNEDY & ME: A Very Good Book With A Few Pages of Trouble
Jim DiEugenio analyzes and summarizes Larry Hancock's interesting
and unique new book Nexus:
The CIA and Political Assassination
Jim DiEugenio reviews the work of Chris Matthews on the life and death of President Kennedy, including his latest biography, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive hero".
BETRAYAL IN DALLAS:
LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy
The Second Dallas, a DVD Robert Kennedy documentary produced, written and directed by Massimo Mazzucco. Reviewed by Jim DiEugenio
The Connally Bullet Powerful evidence that Connally was hit by a bullet from a different assassin, by Robert Harris
Joseph Green on the late Manning Marable's new full scale biography of Malcolm X.
JFK and the Majestic Papers: The History of a Hoax by Seamus Coogan
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Coogan on Joseph Farrell's new book LBJ and the Conspiracy
to Kill Kennedy: A Coalescence of Interests
Comprehensive Review by David Mantik of Hear No Evil: Social
Constructivism and the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination
Wikipedia? by JP Mroz and Jim DiEugenio (3 part series)
is Anton Batey?
Inside the ARRB Reviews of Douglas Horne's multi-volume study of the declassified medical evidence in the JFK case. Reviewed by Jim DiEugenio, David Mantik and Gary Aguilar.
Exclusive excerpts from Mitchell Warriner's long awaited new book
By James DiEugenio
This iPhone and iPad app provides a wealth of info on the JFK case!Also available as an
Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics
and the Kennedy Assassination
Forensics can be a complicated subject, yet Fiester provides the reader with easily understood, accurate, information. Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics and the Kennedy Assassination is so comprehensive in its approach, this work should be used in the instruction of all new crime scene investigators nationwide. William LeBlanc, CFCSI
Killing Oswald, by Shane O'Sullivan
Dale Myers and his "So-Called Evidence"
The State of the JFK Case: Fifty Years Out
Gary Mack's "Magical" Powers of Dissuasion
Robert Dallek Camouflages John F. Kennedy, Twice
In Search of a Second JFK Shooter
Black Op Radio
The Flip Flopper: Reitzes meets Shermer
Ron Rosenbaum Won't Shut Up
General Giap Knew
The mystery of CE163
Citizen Wilcke Dissents Brigitte Wilcke protests conspiracy program on the public airwaves
A Conspiracy Primer by Joseph E. Green
An Action Alert from CTKA
The Mystery of Red Bird Airport By Larry Hancock
Gary Mack Strikes Again by James DiEugenio
The_MSM_and_RFKJr by James DiEugenio
Notes on Lunch with Arlen Specter on January 4, 2012 By Vincent Salandria
the Case against Lyndon Johnson
Manifesto for the Fiftieth
Last Word: My Indictment Of The CIA In The Murder of JFK by Mark Lane, Reviewed by Martin Hay
JFK and the Majestic Papers: The History of a Hoax by Seamus Coogan Updated Part 5, 6 and Conclusion
The Illusion of Michael Shermer, Principles of Sleight of Hand, reviewed by Frank Cassano
LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination by Phillip F. Nelson, reviewed by Joseph Green.
Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory on JFK, reviewed by Seamus Coogan.
The Connally Bullet Powerful evidence that Connally was hit by a bullet from a different assassin, by Robert Harris
vs. Pat Speer on the JFK Autopsy X-rays: A Critique of http://www.patspeer.com/
DiCaprio Buys Waldron—In More Ways Than One, By James DiEugenio
8 Crazy Scenes From "The Kennedys" The Daily Beast obtained an exclusive, early copy of the script of the botched History Channel miniseries "The Kennedys". Jace Lacob picks eight salacious bits from the first episode. (PDF)
is Anton Batey?
The State Dept. official entrusted with dealing with the JFK conspiracy relies on Reclaiming History as his guide Todd Leventhal: The Minister of Diz at Dealey Plaza by William Kelly
More on the Alex Jones story by Seamus Coogan
"Reaction: Point/Counterpoint, King vs. Coogan" Addendum: Who is James Bamford?
And what was he doing with the ARRB? by Seamus Coogan
The Impossible One Day Journey Of CE 399, By James DiEugenio (with help by J. Edgar Hoover) At the time of the assassination, CE 399 as we know it today, did not exist.
Will the Real Wikipedia
Please Stand Up? examines the role of the Wikipedia
web site in providing information about the JFK assassination.
by J. P. Mroz
Deeper Into Dave Perry examines the work of Warren Commission defender Dave Perry, in particular on the issue of witness Mary Bledsoe.
President Barack Obama's decision about Afghanistan is drawing comparison's to JFK's decision not to bomb Cuba.
Jefferson Morley's effort to get CIA files on George Joannides will likely put Barack Obama's declared FOIA support to the test.
JFK Ten Point Program The truth has always been on our side. But in the court of public opinion, our opponents still manage to score points. To remedy this, Joseph E. Green has developed ten points that summarize essential truths to bear in mind.
The Obama administration is considered in light of James W. Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable (see "Reviews" section, below), in this article in Sojourners magazine. See, too, this video interview with author Douglass.
Older articles are periodically moved to this CTKA archive.
The Chicago Plot to Kill JFK Investigated by Edwin Black, The Chicago Independent, November 1975.
The Illusion of Michael Shermer, the principles of sleight of hand, by Frank Cassano.
The legacy of former Dallas D.A. Henry Wade is under scrutiny. Wade, who would have prosecuted Lee Oswald and did win a conviction against Jack Ruby, has had nineteen of his convictions overturned by DNA evidence.
RFK assassination witness tells CNN: There was a second shooter. Rhodes-Hughes tells CNN the FBI's eight-shot claim is "completely false." She says the bureau "twisted" things she told two FBI agents when they interviewed her as an assassination witness in 1968, and she says Harris and her prosecutors are simply "parroting" the bureau's report.
British program, Was Sirhan hypnotized to shoot RFK?
Sirhan be Retried?
The Second Dallas, A Review of the DVD by James DiEugenio
Sirhan Papers Blocked
Sirhan Papers to Auction
Displayed as the proof that Sirhan gave him (McCowan) the rights to these documents, actually, this document does nothing of the kind. Sirhan gives McCowan the "right" to write a book. from Joseph Backes.
Sirhan Asks For Parole Again Update on Sirhan, 13 shot analysis and information from Atty Pepper.
The San Francisco Chronicle marked the fortieth anniversary of the RFK assassination by conceding that "questions linger" in the shooting.
William F. Pepper discussed the RFK assassination in a recent CNN interview. Pepper now represents RFK's alleged assassin Sirhan Sirhan.
Two researchers say their analysis of a previously unknown audiotape may provide new evidence of a second gunman in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Check here for details. A Los Angeles TV report on this has been posted to YouTube. The two researchers say further that RFK's real assassin may still be alive and living abroad. In 2008, the two held a news conference on their findings. Later, they broke the ice at CNN.
NOVA: "Cold Case JFK," a review and commentary by David W. Mantik, M.D., Ph.D.
A Cruel and Shocking Act, by Philip Shenon
Who Really Killed Kennedy?, by Jerome Corsi
History Will Prove Us Right, by Howard P. Willens
The Smoking Gun That Lied
CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys, by Patrick Nolan
Reclaiming Parkland, by James DiEugenio
They Killed Our President, by Jesse Ventura
Another look at Enemy of the Truth
A Secret Order, by H.P. Albarelli Jr.
Betting on the Africans, by Philip E. Muehlenbeck
Conspiracy Theory in America, by Lance deHaven-Smith
Reviewed by Larry Hancock with James DiEugenio
JFK's Last Hundred Days, by Thurston Clarke
Enemy of the Truth, by Sherry P. Fiester
The Bonds of Secrecy, by Saint John
Book Review: Kaleidoscope
By Harrison Livingstone
The End of an Obsession: A Review of "Castro's Secrets" by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
JFK: The French Connection, by Peter Kross , Reviewed by Seamus Coogan
From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle: One FBI Agent's View of the JFK Assassination by Don Adams and Harrison E. Livingstone Book Review by Seamus Coogan
Part 2: Entering Peter Janney's World of Fantasy By James DiEugenio
MRS. KENNEDY & ME: A Very Good Book With A Few Pages of Trouble by Vince Palamara
Nexus by Larry Hancock, Review by James DiEugenio
Chris Matthews found Jack Kennedy So Elusive (Consortium News)
DALLAS: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy
The Lost Bullet: Max Holland Gets Lost In Space, Review by James DiEugenio
of John McAdams' JFK Assassination
The Secret Service Hated JFK But Did They Want Him Dead? Mark Lane -- who's been on the forefront of the JFK conspiracy movement for almost 50 years -- joins TMZ in the studio.
Manning Marable’s Malcolm X A review by Joseph E. Green
A Comprehensive Review by David Mantik of Donald Byron Thomas' Hear No Evil: Social Constructivism and the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination
Accidental History:The Girl on the Stairs by Barry Ernest, reviewed by Joseph E. Green and James DiEugenio
LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination by Phillip F. Nelson. Review by Joseph Green
Review of The Kennedy Detail by Secret Service expert Vince Palamara. Palamara disputes the book's claim of President Kennedy ordering the agents off the back of the limousine in Dallas. Look for the Documentary on the Discovery Channel "The Kennedy Detail".
Seamus Coogan on Joseph Farrell's new book LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy: A Coalescence of Interests, plus a look at the fraudulent MJ 12 papers.
JFK and the Unspeakable James W. Douglass has written the best book on the assassination since 2005's Breach of Trust, according to reviewer James DiEugenio.
Inside the Assassination Records Review Board is former ARRB staffer Douglas Horne's five-volume assessment of that panel's work on the JFK assassination during the 1990s. Below are critiques of each volume.
review by James DiEugenio
The Dark Legacy of John Hankey is Seamus Coogan's review of JFK2, a curious video that has been making the rounds for the last couple of years. James DiEugenio adds this update.
Lamar Waldron's Legacy of Secrecy is now available in an updated edition. Reviewed by William Davy.
JFK: The Ruby Connection aired on the Discovery Channel around the time of the forty-sixth anniversary of the JFK assassination. James DiEugenio has this review. Be sure to see Part Two, and Part Three, Gary Mack Replies: Dr. Faustus Defends His Deal.
For many more book, film, and media reviews, see CTKA's new Review Archive.
The media's track record in the JFK case is abysmal, and this section is one of the most important areas on this site.
The articles you will find via the above links are a comprehensive dissection of the media and its shameful coverage of the political assassinations of the 1960s. If you are a newcomer to these cases, we strongly recommend you begin to explore the site at this area. You will quickly understand why 1) the mainstream media has a significant credibility problem, and 2) why the press sees these cases one way and the public generally sees them another.
RFK Jr. tells us what is wrong with the media today. It sounds like he knows what happened to his father and uncle, and what the media had to do with it.
Deconstructing Kowalski By Douglas Valentine. Issued in June 2000 by US Attorney Barry Kowalski, the King Report which was initiated in 1998 at the request of the King family and Dr. Pepper, completely absolves the federal government of any involvement in a conspiracy to kill the Noble Prize-winning Civil Rights leader and anti-war activist.
Hampton Sides' "Hellhound on his Trail" on YouTube (10 minute version)
MLKtheTruth.com (complete version)
The 13th Juror is James DiEugenio's review of a new book on the 1999 civil trial on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
JAMES EARL RAY: PLAYBOY INTERVIEW
A Candid Conversation About Conspiracy and Escape, September 1977.
New information on the MLK case. As an FBI informant, celebrated civil rights photographer Ernest Withers spied on key figures in the national and local movement, reporting on suspected militants and their associates.
Legendary Texas con man Billie
Sol Estes dead at 88 GRANBURY - Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant
Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America
in 1962 when he was accused of looting a
Estes, whose name became synonymous with Texas-sized schemes, greed
Cartha "Deke" DeLoach
Passed Away, NYT Cartha D. DeLoach, who
as a top aide and confidant to J. Edgar Hoover was the F.B.I.'s
liaison to the White House and a powerful intermediary between
Hoover and President Lyndon B. Johnson during an especially tense
Gaeton Fonzi, journalist and JFK assassination investigator. MiamiHerald.com In 1975, Fonzi went to work for Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker, who headed a committee reopening the investigation of JFK's murder. Fonzi became the investigator in Florida who explored CIA connections to anti-Castro Cuban groups and possibly to Lee Harvey Oswald. Schweiker's committee was dissolved but after Fonzi found a connection between the groups, he continued working for a house sub-committee for the next two years. In 1993, after a decade of research on the assassination, his book "The Last Investigation," was published.
"He was writer in his soul," said his wife, Marie Fonzi. "He never stopped thinking about the stories, about the assassination."
In 1998, he was awarded "Mary Ferrell-JFK Lancer Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" Dallas, November 21, 1998 (read his acceptance here)
Jack D. White (1927 - 2012) Jack's interest has been the study of the John F. Kennedy assassination, serving as a photographic consultant to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Assassinations during its hearings, as well a consultant on the JFK film. He produced two videotapes on his photographic studies of the assassination and developed a slide lecture, while contributing his research to books and professional journals. Jack's collection of JFK assassination books and materials and his old Fort Worth photographs have been donated to UTA Library's Special Collections where they are accessible to those interested. Read more here.
from the Sarasota, FL "Herald Tribune"
June 13, 2011
'60s activist Carl Oglesby dies in NJ at age 76Carl Oglesby, a dynamic activist in the 1960s who headed the campus organization Students for a Democratic Society and gave an influential and frequently quoted speech denouncing the Vietnam War and those who broke his "wik heart," has died at age 76.
Ted Sorensen, who died on October 31 aged 82, was the strategist and political speech writer behind John F. Kennedy. An excellent resource for examples of Sorenson's speech writing ability.
R. Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Leader, Dies at 95 R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy in-law who became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the architect of President Lyndon B. Johnson's war on poverty, a United States ambassador to France and the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1972, died on Tuesday in Bethesda, Md.
Robert Groden Sues Dallas
"Maurice Bishop...was David Atlee Phillips"
A Reply to Michael Shermer and the L.A. Times
JFK's Vision of Peace
The Debate Club
Oliver Stone on 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination
Larry King, Jim Garrison, and RFK
Tavis Smiley interviews Oliver Stone
Yes, there was a cover-up
The Sixth Floor's Conspiracy
The Anti-Conspiracy Conspiracy?
Power Elite in Dallas Takes Charge
Appeals Court rules Dallas must allow conspiracy vendors at Dealey Plaza,
ACTION ALERT! The
MSM and RFK Jr.: Only 45 years Late this Time
Former Senator Arlen Specter Dead, He worked for the Warren Commission in 1964, Specter was the chief author of the theory that a single bullet had hit both Kennedy and Texas Gov. John Connally. 10/14/12
Earl Rose, coroner when Kennedy was shot, dies. According to law he should have done President Kennedy's autopsy, performed an autopsy on Oswald and Ruby.
As 50th anniversary approaches, Dallas' nerves still raw about JFK assassination
Bill O'Reilly is coming out with JFK assassination book this fall. Read more.
The Original White House Version of the Kennedy Assassination Air Force One Tape, Not Previously Known to Exist Historical Document and Autograph Dealer The Raab Collection
Featured AARC Letter to US Archivist on CIA Records; AARC asks NARA to stay true to the JFK ACt and declassify more JFK records.
Elegy for Roger Feinman
National Archives Opens Additional JFK Assassination Materials (11/2004 Update)
Lost JFK assassination tapes on sale
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (YouTube Intro)
Jackie Kennedy interviews and transcript to be released. Sealed since 1964, eight and a half hours of interviews with Jackie Kennedy are set to be released in September and are rumored to be full of surprises.
Biography Revives Push to Reopen Malcolm X Case, New York Times.
History Channel Pulls 'The Kennedys'; Says Controversial Miniseries 'Not a Fit" - The Hollywood Reporter
Dallas to appeal dismissal of charge against Dealey Plaza vendor January 6, 2011 By RUDOLPH BUSH / The Dallas Morning News
JIM DOUGLASS EVENT
WITH OLIVER STONE VIDEO We urge everyone to buy this
book. And if you could not attend the event, we have links to the
video placed above.
Arlen Specter is about to ride off into the sunset, having lost a Senate re-election bid in the Pennsylvania primaries. James DiEugenio bids him adieu in Arlen Specter: The Death of Mr. Magic Bullet.
Has another of Malcolm's assassins been found? Read here.
Gerald Posner is suing a Miami newspaper over stories relating to the plagiarism scandal that led to his resignation from The Daily Beast. You may not believe who his attorney is. New reports (as of May 2010) suggest Posner's troubles are far from over.
Obama appointee Cass Sunstein is calling for the "cognitive infiltration" of conspiracy theory groups. Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., responds to Sunstein and his co-author, Prof. Adrian Vermeule.
“Conspiracy Theories” by Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule:
A Decidedly Negative Review by David Mantik
Oliver Stone, the Academy-award winning director of JFK and many other films, is set to produce a multi-part documentary about "the secret history of America," according to The Huffington Post.
CTKA Chairman James DiEugenio was interviewed about the Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. cases. See the RFK interview, Part One and Part Two. The MLK interview is also divided into Part One and Part Two.
New Zealand researcher Seamus Coogan offers up an extract from his videotaped interview with former Dallas policeman H.B. McLain.