[act-ma] Fri night, Important Talk! James Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable
amyh at texnology.com
Wed Sep 29 17:31:33 PDT 2010
[from Susan McLucas]
Jim Douglass, who has written perhaps the best book on the assassination of President John Kennedy, will be speaking this Friday, Oct 1, at Harvard Epworth Church at 7. The book is "JFK & the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters." I think it will be a very interesting evening. I've seen a video of a talk he gave last year to the annual conference of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (www.PoliticalAssassinations.com,) and understood, for the first time, how important and courageous Kennedy's actions were, toward the end of his life. Even though he knew he was putting his life at risk, he reached out to his "enemies" in an effort to avoid the war his military advisers were pushing him toward and thereby literally save the world. This is the kind of visionary leadership that this country sorely needs right now.
I hope you will try to make this important event. I'll attach the flier, which we'd love your help distributing.
Below are some links to give you more info about Jim Douglass' ideas.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16273 - a review of this book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi19JLzD8Es - a brief lecture clip (6 minutes) of Jim Douglas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUdqgD6-cLM&feature=related An hour long interview with Jim Douglas in which he links the assassinations of JFK with that of his brother Robert and Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The war in Afghanistan is only getting worse, with the deadly push into Kandahar underway. There will be a big mobilization of labor and peace people, "One Nation Working Together," at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington this Saturday, Oct 2 from noon to 4. For more about the march, seehttp://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/content/main.
Any of you not going to Washington, might want to join our weekly anti-war protest at Park St Station at 1pm, www.StopAllWars.com.
I hope all your stuff is going well.
Thanks for reading this.
James W. Douglass, author of "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" (Orbis, 2008), will be on a speaking tour in the Northeastern US, Sept 30 - Oct 6. This superbly documented book is perhaps the most important among hundreds written on the JFK assassination. Douglass is a highly esteemed and well-published author, professor, Catholic theologian, co-founder of Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, and a lifelong antiwar activist and nuclear disarmament advocate.
Douglass is under contract with Orbis Books (in conjunction with Simon & Schuster) for publication of a trilogy, on the political assassinations of the 1960's, including those of JFK, RFK, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In his powerful new book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, Douglass explores JFK's transformation from a conventional Cold Warrior to someone who was determined to pull the world back from the brink of apocalypse -- a transformation undertaken by JFK, Douglass writes, which then led, inexorably, to his execution, by those determined to nullify, and even exterminate his vision. Only by unmasking those forces of what is so clearly "Unspeakable," he argues, can we possibly free ourselves, and our country, so that we may yet pursue a global vision of peace, justice and meaningful democracy for all.
James and his wife Shelley were co-founders of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in 1977, inspired by opposition to the Trident Nuclear Submarine Base near Seattle, Wash.; and, of Mary's House, a Catholic Worker hospitality house in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
Six lecture/presentations in New England, starting Thursday, Sept. 30th until Tuesday, Oct. 5th; concluding with a seventh in Philadelphia, Pa., on Wednesday, Oct. 6th:
September30 Portland, MaineOctober 1 Cambridge, MassachusettsOctober 2 Leverett, MassachusettsOctober 3 Weston, VermontOctober 4 New Britain, ConnecticutOctober 5 Worcester, MassachusettsOctober 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday eve., Sept. 30th at 7pm, Jim Douglass will appear in Portland, Maine
Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church 80 Sherman St. Portland, ME This event is co-sponsored by: Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Peace & Social Justice Commission Maine Green Independent Party Peace Action Maine Pax Christi Maine For more info, contact: Jon Olsen, (207) 549-7787, joliyoka at gmail.com or Bill Slavick (207) 773-6562, billslavick at myfairpoint.net Friday eve., Oct. 1st at 7pm, Jim Douglass will appear in Cambridge MA
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church 1555 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA This event is co-sponsored by: The Greater Boston Alliance for 9/11 Truth and Justice The Boston-Area Citizens for Informed Democracy The Boston-Cambridge Alliance for Democracy The Assassination Archives and Research Center The Citizens for Truth About the Kennedy Assassination The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom For more info, contact: Lenny Mather, (857) 523-9606 gitcheegumee at earthlink.net Saturday noon, Oct. 2nd at 11am, Jim Douglass will appear in western Mass. (near Amherst)
New England Peace Pagoda 100 Cave Rd. North Leverett, MA This event part of the Peace Pagoda's 25th anniversary, solely sponsored by: The New England Peace Pagoda For more info, contact: Elaine Kenseth, (413) 253-7609 edkenseth at aol.com ( With thanks to Jonathan Mark, see also www.valley911truth.org for more on the Peace Pagoda venue event. http://www.meetup.com/valley911truth/messages/boards/thread/9783111/) Sunday, Oct. 3rd at 2:30pm, Jim Douglass will appear near Londonderry (in south central) Vermont
Weston Priory 58 Priory Hill Rd. No. Weston, VT This event is solely sponsored by: The Weston Priory For more info, call: Brother Richard, (802) 824-5409 brrichard at westonpriory.org Monday eve., Oct. 4th at 7pm, Jim Douglass will appear near Hartford, CT
Central Conn. State Univ. (C.C.S.U.) Vance Academic Center (rm. 105) New Britain, CT This event is sponsored by: Pax Educare, Inc. Connecticut PEACE Consortium West Hartford Citizens for Peace & Justice Peace Studies Program at Central Conn. State Univ. For more info, contact: Mary Lee Morrison, (860) 930-3182 paxeducare at comcast.net Tuesday eve., Oct. 5th at 7pm, Jim Douglass will appear in Worcester, MA
Worcester Public Library Saxe Room (1st Floor) 3 Salem Sq. Worcester, MA This event is co-sponsored by: St. Francis Therese Catholic Worker Center for Non-Violent Solutions For more info, contact: Claire and Scott Shaeffer-Duffy, (508) 753-3558 Wednesday eve., Oct 6th at 7pm, Jim Douglass will appear in Philadelphia, PA
Project H.O.M.E. 1515 Fairmont Ave. Philadelphia, PA This event is co-sponsored by: Alternative Seminary The Simple Way Conspire Magazine For more info, contact: Will O'Brien, (215) 232-7272 wobrien at alternativeseminary.net
Some previous postings in 911Blogger about James Douglass:
a.. "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" by Jim Douglass
b.. BlackOpRadio.com A Series of interviews with Jim Douglass "JFK and the Unspeakable", John Judge, Phil Van Praag and much more
c.. Scientist A.K. Dewdney, Activist-Author James Douglass on Dynamic Duo Today
d.. Oliver Stone, the relaunch of JFK and the Unspeakable, and 9/11
e.. MLK assassinated by US government: King family civil trial 1999 decision. Why didn't you know this?
f.. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
g.. Break the CIA in Two By Ray McGovern
h.. Oliver Stone: JFK and the Unspeakable
i.. Peter Dale Scott: "The JFK Assassination: New York Times Acknowledges CIA Deceptions"
j.. World Video Premiere: The Truth about the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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