The Coalition on Political Assassinations will broadcast live events and presentations from their 2012 Regional Meeting in Dallas, Texas: November 22–25. Speakers include LRC contributors/Podcast interviewees Russ Baker, Peter Dale Scott, Donald Miller, Jr., Judyth Vary Baker, as well as Joan Mellen, John Judge, David Montague, Jefferson Morley, Jared Ball and Ben Rogers.
CONFERENCE WEB BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 22
12:30 p.m. — Moment of Silence, Grassy Knoll, Dealey Plaza
Friday, November 23
10 POINTS OF AGREEMENT ON POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS
WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY “THEORIES,” WE WORK WITH FACTUAL EVIDENCE OF CONSPIRACY IN UNSOLVED CRIMES
5:30 p.m. — KEYNOTE: Peter Dale Scott — William Pawley, the Mob, the Kennedy Assassination, and Watergate: Pawley and the “Phase Three” Story of Clare Booth Luce
OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS WERE FLAWED: BALLISTICS, FORENSIC, LEGAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND AUTOPSY MANIPULATION LED TO FALSE CONCLUSIONS
7:00 p.m. — David Montague (ARRB) — Records and investigation
8:00 p.m. — Robert Groden — Photographic evidence and investigations
9:00 p.m. — Donald Miller, Jr. — Pursuing Truth on the Kennedy Assassination: The Medical Evidence
Saturday, November 24
IMPROPER TRIALS AND WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS OF ALLEGED ASSASSINS, NEW EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE OR EXONERATION CONTINUES TO EMERGE
10:00 a.m. — Joan Mellen — George de Mohrenschildt and Garrison investigation
11:00 a.m. — Judyth Vary Baker — Lee Harvey Oswald and New Orleans
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND OFFICIAL COVER-UP BY POLICE, CORONERS, GOVERNMENT AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS, D.A. OFFICES, ATTORNEYS GENERAL MARK TRIALS AND INVESTIGATIONS
2:00 p.m. — Russ Baker — Obstruction of justice and suspects
A PATTERN OF UNUSUAL DEATHS, VIOLENT MURDERS, FALSE SUICIDES AND THREATS TO KEY WITNESSES MARKS EACH ASSASSINATION
THERE IS EVIDENCE OF CIVILIAN AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMES AND COVER-UPS
THERE ARE UNINDICTED SUSPECTS AND ACCESSORIES AFTER THE FACT
7:00 p.m. — Jefferson Morley — George Joannides role and records
A PATTERN EXISTS OF POLITICAL ASSASSINATION AS A TOOL OF STATE REPRESSION AND CONTROL AND FOREIGN POLICY
8:00 p.m. — Jared Ball, Phd — Malcolm X’s life, politics and assassination
Sunday, November 25
LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS REMAIN: OPEN CASES, CLOSED FILES
THE CLAIMS OF JUSTICE AND HISTORY MUST BE SATISFIED
12:00 p.m. — Ben Rogers — JFK Assassination collection, Baylor University
COPA 2012 SPEAKER BIOS
Award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker is the author of the bestseller Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. It contains five chapters of largely new information on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is also founder and editor of the news site WhoWhatWhy.com.
Judyth Vary Baker
Judyth Vary Baker is a teacher, writer, and artist. She was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; who strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald. She offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer expert at such a young age, the personalities who urged her to relocate to New Orleans, and what lead to her involvement in the development of a biological weapon that Oswald was to smuggle into Cuba to eliminate Fidel Castro. Details on what she knew of Kennedy’s impending assassination, her conversations with Oswald as late as two days before the killing, and her belief that Oswald was a deep-cover intelligence agent who was framed for an assassination he was actually trying to prevent, are also revealed in two books done in collaboration with Ed Haslam: Me & Lee: How I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald and Dr Mary’s Monkey. Here is her website.
Jared Ball, PhD
Dr. Jared A. Ball got his degrees at University of Maryland at College Park, Ph.D. in Media Studies, Cornell University, M.P.S. in Africana Studies and Frostburg State University, B.S. in History. His professional career included work as an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University, a Lecturer in Black Studies at University of Maryland at College Park, and a Lecturer in Media Studies at Frostburg State University between 2004 and 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Ball’s research interests include the interaction between colonialism, mass media theory and history, as well as, the development of underground journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization. Ball is also producer and host of the “Super Funky Soul Power Hour”. He is also the founder and producer of FreeMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show, an emancipatory journalistic political mixtape about which he published his first book I MiX What I Like: A MiXtape Manifesto (AK Press, 2011). Ball is also co-editor of the recently published A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X (Black Classic Press, 2012). He can be found online.
Robert Groden is the author of JFK: The Case for Conspiracy, High Treason, The Killing of a President, The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK:Absolute Proof, and parts of Government By Gunplay. He has researched the photographic and medical evidence in the JFK assassination for 46 years. Groden released the Zapruder and many other films and the vast majority of the photographic evidence to the public through the years, including the color autopsy photographs. See here.
John Judge is an independent researcher, lecturer and author of Judge for Yourself. He was the co-founder of both the Committee for an Open Archives and the Coalition on Political Assassinations. He has studied all the major political assassinations of the last century and helped to draft both the JFK Assassination Records Act and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Records Act currently in Congress. Judge also co-founded 9/11 Research Project, the McGehee Intelligence Library, and is working to create a Museum of Hidden History in Washington, DC. See here and here.
Joan Mellen is the author of Our Man In Haiti: George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA In The Nightmare Republic and nineteen other books. Her previous work included A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, and JFK’s Assassination and The Case That Should Have Changed story. She is a professor in the graduate program in creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Donald Miller, Jr.
Dr. Miller is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he performs and teaches heart surgery and directs the cardiothoracic surgery program at the Seattle VA Medical Center. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, spent two years active duty in the Navy as a lieutenant commander performing surgery in the naval hospital at the Marine Corps base Camp Lejuene in North Carolina, and he moved to Seattle and joined the surgical faculty at the University of Washington in 1974.Don has written two books on heart surgery, The Practice of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Atlas of Cardiac Surgery. A third one, Heart in Hand, focuses on the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer and his life as a heart surgeon. He also writes articles on various political, medical, and cultural subjects for LewRockwell.com. His longstanding interest in the JFK assassination began in 1967 after reading Josiah Thompson’s Six Seconds in Dallas, as reflected in his article “Pursing Truth on the Kennedy Assassinations,” his recent contribution to the subject.
David Montague, PhD
David R. Montague is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and director of the UALR Senior Justice Center, which mentors college students while addressing elder crime. Dr. Montague completed a PhD at Howard University, an MA at George Washington University, and a BA at Morehouse College. He formerly served as the graduate coordinator for the UALR Master of Science Program in criminal justice and is the recipient of the 2009 UALR College of Professional Studies Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching. Dr. Montague completed federal investigations for fourteen years in law enforcement and intelligence capacities working for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a federal drug diversion investigator, the United States JFK Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) as the Senior Investigator, and as a consultant on national security matters with US Investigations Services, Inc.; the largest private investigative company in North America. He is working on a book about the JFK ARRB’s work and his investigative role there.
Author of Snow-Storm in August: Race and Unrest In Washington City: 1835 and Our Man In Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA. www.OurManInMexico.com
Ben Rogers, curator of the Penn Jones collection, is Director of W. R. Poage Legislative Library, a research facility that houses congressional records and personal papers related to political history. He has been archivist at Baylor University for twenty years. The Library currently features exhibits Race for the White House and Dealey Plaza Camera collection of Roy Schaeffer. The library began its JFK Assassination Research Collection in 2004 with the papers of Penn Jones, Jr. There are now papers from not only Penn Jones but also Jack White, John Armstrong, Gary Shaw, John Kelin, Roy Schaeffer, Paul Hoch, Mary Ferrell, Dick Russell, RB Cutler and others. The collection includes extensive magazines, newspapers and newsletters related to research since 1963. The papers of Penn Jones, Jr. form the foundation for a growing collection of JFK materials. The archive provides a depository for personal JFK papers in a private institution. The collection contains over 800 newsletters and hundreds of magazines and newspapers. Most materials are listed online and are open to researchers. Visit the web site for the collection.
Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His most recent books are American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (2010); The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America (2007), The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War (2008). His latest poetry books are Mosaic Orpheus (2009) and Tilting Point (2012). His website is here.