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The Coup Against Nixon by Russ Baker
Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden speaks about JFK assassination
This speech by Abraham Bolden is very revealing. It confirms what Russ Baker has written in his marvelous book Family of Secrets. Bolden, the first African-American man to serve for the Secret Service has quite an interesting story to tell. Bolden served during the Kennedy years and was named by Kennedy himself on the White House beat. He says that the Secret Service was openly racist in those years, toward blacks at least, and that its agents were frustrated toward Kennedy for hiring a black man. Some agents were saying privately that they wouldn’t do anything to defend the President and that he would soon be « taken care of ». Apparently, he was not eager enough for some people to invade Cuba and needed to be replaced by somebody who would be. Bolden heard that a hotel maid reported having seen a room equipped with riffles and maps of the President’s itinerary. This itinerary for a Chicago visit in the fall of 1963 was similar to the following Dallas visit on November 22nd 1963. Bolden tried to speak about it, before and after the assassination. According to him, reports have been changed to cover for the perpetrators of the assassination. For example, an incident involving the security of the President that occured on October the 27th 1963 was retyped to November the 28th 1963. Because Bolden didn’t shut his mouth, he was arrested and tried on bogus charges, and sent to a mental hospital.
Stalin wouldn’t have done it better. This speech was given recently. It expresses for me the true nature of JFK, completely different from the propaganda that the people who engineered this coup try to make us believe. A recent book published by Random House and titled Once Upon A Secret, by Mimi Alford, is a good example of such propaganda and smear attempts. Thanks to Russ Baker for having unearthed this piece of truly revealing information. Here is the article on whowhatwhy.com where you can listen to the speech. Baker gave several interviews to radio host and antifascist researcher Dave Emory. To access these interviews, see this post.
Comedian Bill Hicks on the assassination of JFK
Thanks to Russ Baker from WhoWhatWhy.com to have rediscovered and shared with us this incredible performance by comedian Bill Hicks. Through humor, Hicks reminds us that the official version of JFK’s assassination is ridiculous. By the way, Russ Baker has researched this topic for five years. These efforts produced a remarkable book titled Family of Secrets. Check it out.
Russ Baker talks with Nicole Sandler about HR347 and free speech
Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets, on digging deep and making a difference
Russ Baker on the state of the media
This is an interview with Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets. He talks here on KUNM-FM Albuquerque on the state of the media in the United States, and as a whole throughout the world. Since he started his website, WhoWhatWhy.com, he is trying really hard to give back to the profession of journalism the kind of distinction, class and professionalism that it used to have, if it ever did. Great interview to reflect on the significance of these zillions of bytes on information that we consume everyday.
Don Debar on Talktainment Radio presents the real situation on the ground in Libya
This interview with New York journalist Don Debar offers a much more credible and more believable assessment of the situation in Libya than what we have been given by our local news providers. Debar was in Libya recently and the account that he presents here make a lot of sense. To begin with, Debar de-mythologizes the country that we call Libya by sketching certain of its social and political dimensions unknown to the vast majority of the western public. Libya, up until NATO’s military campaign against it, have had a social safety net that would make people jalous even in a country like Canada. In effect, Libyans have had free education, free healthcare. Every Libyan has had the right to own his/her house and there has been no mortgage. And there has been also a certain redistribution of oil revenues, something NATO and the « Allies » never said to us, the population. Libya, up to this military intervention, has had the highest standard of living in Africa. According to Debar, a 1000 miles of non-polluted beaches could be enjoyed by any citizens.
« Revolutionaries » of this war originate from Qatar. To this day, certain areas of Libya haven’t seen any rebels. Among other elements of this interview, we note that: Nelson Mandela credited Qaddafi for the help he provided to end Apartheid; Qaddafi had the project of creating the United States of Africa, which would have integrated its economy with the use of a currency based on gold; Qaddafi paid for a telecommunication system made in Africa. These elements seem to have entered into conflict with a project of NATO called Africom that would probably resemble a form of neo-colonialism. Lode Vanoost, former Belgian MP, expressed a similar opinion. See this previous article to get a hold of that. Excellent journalist and brilliant author Russ Baker also expressed himself on the subject in a terrific article that you can consult through this last post, here: Russ Baker on the Peter B. Collins Show.
Interview with Russ Baker on the Peter B. Collins Show
Listen to this terrific interview with Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets and founder of WhoWhatWhy.com, a website dedicated to the pursuit of true, unimpaired and non-co-opted investigative journalism. Peter B. Collins receives him in his « secret » studio for a friendly conversation on subjects related to his work as a « forensic journalist ». Among different topics, the bin Laden case gets their immediate attention as Baker explores various issues and questions that he has concerning the timing, framing, engineering and crafting of the operation, and the communication or rhetorical job that was done by the Administration afterwards. For example, Baker notes that as the official version kept changing constantly, it was a clear sign that the story was in fact scripted, which opens many options in terms of what really happened in the first place. The DNA test, the burial at sea, the behavior of bin Laden when the operation occured, the behavior of women in the compound and several other elements lead Baker to raise serious doubts concerning the veracity of what we are being told by Washington. You know that I, for myself, was a skeptic form the start, as you may have read it in this earlier post written 48 hours after the events. Also, Baker proves again that he is a great person to have on board for a radio host and Collins, as usual, offers all the space his guest needs to share with us his inner thoughts, in this case on the killing of bin Laden, which resumes itself in the end to be one of the most important PSYOPS in decades. Baker also touches on the subject of private Bradley Manning, the man who allegedly dumped a series of files to the WikiLeaks website. Baker comments on Manning in a way to make us realize that he is not really a whistleblower, like other observers have also said in recent past. I also propose to you a series of articles by Baker posted on WhoWhatWhy, that deal with the bin Laden execution to help you continue your study. As well, for a review of Family of Secrets, you can visit this page here.
Ray McGovern’s performance during Clinton’s speech on freedom on the Internet: childishness or more smearing?
I hesitated a lot before covering this story, and then suddenly I decided to go ahead with it. I wasn’t sure exactly what to think, I had certain doubts and questions but now I see more clearly. In fact, what I actually thought on first impression has imposed itself as the valid explanation. I also have to mention that the story was covered as well by people I respect in the progressive sector and because they covered it in a way that I feel is not correct, I feel obligated to retort and set the record strait. I became aware of this story through the Boiling Frogs show and the Peter B. Collins show. As you may know, the websites for these two shows are listed on your right in the category Politics and Policy, and I also took the time to write a description of them in the section Resistance that you can read here. So I was more than perplex about the incident and the coverage they made of it.
First of all, let me set the scene to help you understand the context. Hillary Clinton is giving a speech about freedom of speech on the internet and let me precise as well that he video available on Youtube for this incident could be better. The framing, at the beginning of the scene, doesn’t allow us to see the whole room, with McGovern it it. We only see Clinton and we have to make do with it. This room, as the camera frames back, reveals itself to be of a relatively small dimension, and filled with people who are relax and seemingly willing to listen to a speech. And then we witness McGovern being seized by security guards, and after a few seconds we can hear him shout « So this is America? », and the video ends. I wish we could have a better document on which to base our analysis but all we can do is rely on this one. Continuer la lecture