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ARRB’s Former Chief Tunheim Keynotes CAPA March 16 National Press Club Forum Previewing Historic 2017 JFK Records Release
Leaders in the JFK research community will convene at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” March 16 to underscore the historical importance of the scheduled release next October by the National Archives of the final batch of declassified documents about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy.
John R. Tunheim, the congressionally appointed former chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) and now chief U.S. district judge for Minnesota, will deliver a keynote address regarding the scheduled release by Oct. 26 of the final installment of JFK assassination papers.
CAPA also is releasing statements by the ARRB members and more than two dozen other experts, including three surviving members of the Warren Commission staff, seeking broad release of the documents, as authorized by Congress in 1992.
Speakers at the forum include Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, J.D., M.D., the noted forensic pathologist, author, medical school professor and CAPA chairman, and Dr. John M. Newman, Ph.D., a history professor, former Army intelligence officer, and the author of "JFK and Vietnam" and “Oswald and the CIA” and other books.
The forum in the press club's Zenger Room is tentatively scheduled to begin with a news conference at 1 p.m. for members of the news media, with admission for others as space permits. At 2:15 p.m., the forum will continue with additional presentations, author book signings and networking for JFK researchers. Visit here for more details, or contact CAPA's organizer Andrew Kreig.
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WhoWhatWhy, Dr. Cyril Wecht on JFK’s Murder: A “Coup d’état in America,” WhoWhatWhy Staff, Feb. 16, 2017 (Video). Acclaimed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht spoke recently about the Kennedy assassination. He laid out his case for doubting the official explanation — and asserted that this horrific event was nothing less than the overthrow of the government. (Images…
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JFKFacts.org, Jefferson Morley (shown in photo), Jan. 27, 2017. Among the 1,100 secret CIA documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is an 86-page file of the anti-Castro group, Directorio Revolucionario Estudantil (DRE). The group, commonly known as the Cuban Student Directorate, had a curious double role in the JFK assassination story…
Manhattan DA’s office probing death of reporter with JFK ties
New York Post, Susan Edelman, Jan. 29, 2017. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is looking into the mysterious death 51 years ago of newspaper writer and “What’s My Line?” star Dorothy Kilgallen, who was investigating the JFK assassination, the Post has learned. The stunning development comes after a new book, The Reporter who Knew Too…
Publication Spotlight: Essential New Works by Dr. John M. Newman
Assassination Archives and Record Center (AARC), Alan Dale, Feb. 6, 2017. Important new works by Dr. John Newman: Where Angels Tread Lightly; Countdown To Darkness: The Assassination of President Kennedy, Volume II; and JFK and Vietnam, Second Edition. Where Angels Tread Lightly:The Assassination of President Kennedy The first in a series of volumes on the…
Looking for Faust in Texas: Mellen's new LBJ book
Washington Decoded, John McAdams, Feb. 11, 2017. Book review: "Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas" by Joan Mellen (Bloomsbury. 359 pp. $37). The “Faustian bargains” in the title of Mellen’s latest book are the pacts she believes three Texans implicitly made with Lyndon Johnson to serve Johnson’s…
CAPA Advocates Disclosure On Political Assassinations
Americans deserve prompt and thorough disclosure of the facts surrounding the nation’s major assassinations, according to a new research group on the occasion of the annual “Sunshine Week,” celebrated by open government advocates beginning March 13.
As an initial goal, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA), a non-partisan umbrella group, seeks withheld records pertaining to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both in 1968.
“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can obscure vital information,” said CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., a prominent expert in forensic pathology for five decades. “We shall also file Freedom of Information Act requests and similar legal actions to enforce the law and undertake public education efforts to show the importance of disclosure to new generations.” Wecht is a consultant, medical school professor, author, and former county coroner for two decades in Pennsylvania.
The JFK Act of 1992 exemplifies one major CAPA initiative especially congruent with the goals of Sunshine Week and other open government initiatives this spring fostered by the newspaper, broadcast and library leaders along with concerned citizens. The JFK Act requires federal release of records on the assassination of President Kennedy by October 2017. The president of the United States at that time will be responsible for enforcement.
“Especially in 2017,” Dr. Wecht said, ”this is a key time to foster public confidence in government by building public support for document release and other ‘sunshine’ goals. Time is running out to do something about the horrific JFK crime and cover-up. There is power in numbers. We hope you will join us in this worthy endeavor to bring truth to the American people.”
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CAPA Mission Statement
We oppose the use of political assassination as a means to obtain or maintain power and are committed to support those who determine the truth, seek justice, and educate people on the dangers assassination poses to our society.
Political assassination is the most serious threat to democratic government and it occurs somewhere every day, usually as a convenient means of maintaining and controlling power. That’s why it is important to support those who focus on and study political assassinations as a tactic that must be opposed.
We want to live in a country where murders will not go unpunished and where the democratic processes cannot be frustrated by individuals, agencies or organizations who oppose the popular will and violate the Constitution.
Five decades of independent research have demonstrated that the American system is unable to effectively address crimes that have the potential of exposing groups with radical and socially explosive motives. There is strong evidence that lead key decision makers compromised investigations and manipulated official conclusions at both the state and national levels. Examples of such compromised legal inquiries include the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers as well as domestic terror attacks, such as the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11. Read more...
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