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The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK, and Malcolm X
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Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case, by James DiEugenio
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New! Faustian Bargains by Joan Mellen
New! Howard Willens and The American Scholar
New! From the Archive: Case Distorted: Posner, Connick, and the New York Times, by Bill Davy
The Martin Luther King Assassination: Two Book Reviews
New! The Polka Dot File on the Robert F. Kennedy Killing by Fernando Faura
John McAdams and Marquette Go to Court
Mort Sahl 1970 Interview
Reclaiming Parkland describes Tom Hanks's failed attempt to adapt Vincent Bugliosi's massive book Reclaiming History into a mini-series. It also exposes the origins of that book in a dubious mock trial. Included is a withering critique of Bugliosi's inflated book. The author examines an early draft of the film Parkland, the CIA's influence in Hollywood today, Hanks' closeness to Washington, and the actor's spurious claim of being a historian. Also included is the author's unsuccessful attempt to stop Leonardo DiCaprio from making a film out of Legacy of Secrecy.
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Warren Hinckle and the Glory that was Ramparts
Hammarskjold and Kennedy vs. The Power Elite
NOVA’s Cold Case: JFK – Aguilar and Wecht vs Sturdivan and the Haags
Donald Trump, JFK, Oswald and the 2016 Presidential Election By Jim DiEugenio
Mark Lane in memoriam, By Jim DiEugenio
The JFK Assassination According to the History Textbooks By Paul Bleau
How CBS Aided the JFK Cover-up By Jim DiEugenio, at Consortium News
The Mauser, the Carcano & the Lt. DAY Rifle By David Josephs
John Lattimer Never Quit: The Thorburn Business By Milicent Cranor
Robert Scheer Can’t Help Himself By Jim DiEugenio
This is the Washington Post? by Jim DiEugenio
The Decline and Fall of Jim Fetzer
The Kennedys vs Obama and Hillary on the Middle East
More from John Armstrong on the mail order rifle:
Full Transcript of Sirhan Parole Board Hearing, February 10, 2016
Warren Commission Document (WCD) 298: How the Bureau made a Fourth shot Beyond Z 313 disappear (Parts 1 & 2, revised and amplified)
An Excerpt from Volume Two of Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold War
Shenon and the CIA’s Benign Cover-Up
David Josephs, "The Evidence IS the Conspiracy"
Tokyo Legend? Lee Harvey Oswald and Japan
Jeff Carter, A new look at the enigma of the "Backyard Photographs":
Bill Simpich on "Oswald's" Wallet
Pat Speer, Mr. Holland's Colossal Blunder
"Nixon vs. Kennedy: Iran and Vietnam" – Part 1; Part 2 (Exposing Nixon's Vietnam Lies, at ConsortiumNews) By Jim DiEugenio
Pat Speer looks at Howard Willens' claims about RFK, Warren and the autopsy photos in Legacy of a Lie
Gary Mack’s Magical Propaganda and the Ida Dox Fraud:
RFK and Cesar Chavez, by Jim DiEugenio
David Josephs, The Evidence is the Conspiracy
Oswald order the Rifle?
Foreign Policy: A Motive for Murder
was Oswald during the shooting?
Gerald Hill and the Framing of
Lee Harvey Oswald
Watchman Waketh But In Vain
Dale Myers and his
The State of the Case:
Fifty Years Out
Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold
Gary Mack's "Magical"
Powers of Dissuasion
Conspiracy Theory? Why No One
Believes the Warren Report
Citizen Wilcke Dissents Brigitte Wilcke protests conspiracy program on the public airwaves
An Action Alert
Gary Mack Strikes Again by James DiEugenio
The_MSM_and_RFKJr by James DiEugenio
Evaluating the Case against Lyndon
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
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.
The Connally Bullet Powerful evidence that Connally was hit by a bullet from a different assassin, by Robert Harris
DiCaprio Buys Waldron—In More Ways Than One, By James DiEugenio
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.
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?
Will Sirhan be
The Second Dallas, A Review of the DVD by James DiEugenio
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.
Kennedy vs Dulles in Indonesia: The Incubus of Intervention
Five Presidents by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin: A Review
Jim DiEugenio reviews Jeffrey Caufield's General Walker and the Murder of President Kennedy
11/22/63: Stephen King and J. J. Abrams Lay an Egg, By Jim DiEugenio
Bridge of Spies: Spielberg and the Coen Brothers Punch Up History
Jim DiEugenio reviews David Talbot's monumental biography of Allen Dulles, The Devil's Chessboard
Jim DiEugenio reviews John Newman, Where Angels Tread Lightly, Volume 1
Jim DiEugenio reviews the documentary film, "Last Days in Vietnam", by Rory Kennedy
Cold Case Kennedy, by Flip de Mey
JFK in the Senate, by John T. Shaw
Undeniable Truths, by Professor of Criminal Justice
Days in June, by Andrew Cohen
Reasonable Doubt, by Mel Ayton and David Von Pein
Shenon's Crap Detector
Accidental Victim, by James Reston Jr.
Time For The Truth! The JFK Cover-up, by Charles
Pitt and Oprah give us King, LBJ and a disappointing
A President Betrayed
Kennedy, Johnson and
the Nonaligned World, by Robert Rakove
War State, by Michael Swanson
Kennedy Lived, by Jeff Greenfield
Move the World, by Jeffrey Sachs
Secrets of the JFK X-rays
by Robert Groden
Guilt, by Vincent M. Palamara
Oswald, by Shane O'Sullivan
Camouflages JFK, Twice
They Killed Our President,
by Jesse Ventura
History Will Prove Us
CIA Rogues and the
Killing of the Kennedys
Conspiracy Theory in America, by Lance deHaven-Smith
Reviewed by Larry Hancock with James DiEugenio
JFK's Last Hundred Days,
by Thurston Clarke
Review: Kaleidoscope By Harrison Livingstone
The End of an Obsession: A Review of "Castro's Secrets" by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
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
Reviews of John McAdams'
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".
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.
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.
The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., By William F. Pepper
State's Case Against James Earl Ray
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.
William W. Turner: In Memoriam
The Deaths of Two Unsung
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
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 and
"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 political era.
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)
New! Update on JFK Records at Baylor University
Release the Records on Dag Hammarskjold’s Death from The New York Times
50th Anniversary: The Missile Gap Controversy (Kennedy Library)
The JFK Assassination: Evidence for a Conspiracy, by Chuck Marler
And Why, By the Way, is Fidel Castro Still Alive?
A Review of the JFK Cranial x-Rays and Photographs, by Dr. Michael Chesser
US Senate creates commission to honor 100th anniversary of JFK’s birth
The White House Kill List (Jeremy Scahill, from October 2015)
How the CIA Writes History, by Jefferson Morley
How do we solve a problem like Marina? (Cannonfire Blogspot, July 11, 2015)
Hammarskjold Crash May Have Been An Attack (Michelle Nichols)
My Interviews With David Slawson (John Titus, Northwest Research)
to Paris Flammonde
and the Bay of Pigs
David Atlee Phillips"
there was a cover-up
The 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
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
Biography Revives Push to Reopen Malcolm X Case, New York Times.
Has another of Malcolm's assassins been found? Read here.
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
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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.
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.
Oliver Stone Interview with Dan Rather.