James Douglass speaking tour: "JFK, Obama, and the Unspeakable"

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, Maine
October 1         Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 2         Leverett, Massachusetts
October 3         Weston, Vermont
October 4         New Britain, Connecticut
October 5         Worcester, Massachusetts
October 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@gmail.com
     or Bill Slavick (207) 773-6562, billslavick@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 

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
     ( With thanks to Jonathan Mark,
       see also www.valley911truth.org for more on the Peace Pagoda venue event.

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

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

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

Some previous postings in 911Blogger about James Douglass:


Douglas also did excellent work

in exposing the govenment´s role in the King assassination.


I gave James Douglass a dozen DVDs at the first stop...

of his book tour in Dallas for "JFK: The Unspeakable".

He asked about David Ray Griffin, I gave him a copy of "911 The Myth and the Reality".
He then mentioned Barry Zwicker and I gave him a copy of "The Great Conspiracy."

His chapter on Thomas Arthur Valee was astonishing.

Michael Collins Piper "Final Judegment" best book on JFK assn.

when i first read JFK and the Unspeakable i thought it was one of the best on the subject then a couple of months later i read Michael Collins Piper "final Judegment" that was written 15 years before and i could not believe that James W. Douglass had no mention of David Ben Gurin (israel prime minster) haterd for JFK because of his stance that he was not going to let Israel get the nuclear bomb

I hope somebody will ask Dougless on his book tour about this ommission and report what he has to say about it.

i lost a lot of respect for Dougless book because of just this one fact not to mention the dozens/hundreds of other ommissions by Dougless

Two good books

I really learned a lot from these two books: Jim Garrison's "On The Trail Of The Assassins" and Mark Lane's "Plausible Denial".

Garrison was the New Orleans district attorney who spent years investigating the assassination. "On the trail..." was published in 1991 and was the basis for Oliver Stone's "JFK", which is great to watch after (because the story is kind of complicated to get from a movie alone) the book."

"Plausible Denial", also from 1991, is attorney Lane's story of the course of his trial to defend a magazine who published a story saying that CIA agent E. Howard Hunt was in Dallas on the fateful day. Hunt claimed he was in Washington, DC that day and could prove it and sued the magazine for libel. He won but Lane was able to win an appeal trial where he convince a jury that Lane was lying. Sounds like kind of a minor issue, but it provides lots of facts that will convince most people (as it did the jury) that the CIA was behind the plot. By the way, the magazine was "The Spotlight", published by Liberty Lobby, both the magazine and the organization strongly libertarian and also widely considered as anti-Semitic; and Lane, a Jewish liberal, spends some space discussing his impressions of and relations with founder Willis Carto who employed Lane. Lane's first book on the subject of JFK assassination, "Rush To Judgment", 1966, was the first book to question the Warren Commission's report and was both ground-breaking and very popular.

I was able to find both books at my public library. The film "JFK" is 3 hours long and highly factual despite critics' attempts to pan it as error laden because Stone uses a few time and character compression film techniques.

Thanks for posting this about the Douglass tour. I'd be interested to hear how "Obama" fits into his thoughts. It's generally the case that the people who benefited from the assassination or their political descendants are still in power today. It's also interesting, to me anyway, that both the Kennedy assassination conspiracy and the 911 conspiracy share in being shunned by liberal gate-keepers as well as the right and the msm.

In praise of Lane

Love your comments, but allow me to point out this:

'He won but Lane was able to win an appeal trial where he convince a jury that Lane was lying.'

I take it you meant to say that Lane convinced a jury Hunt was lying.

Come to think of it, I think Garrison claimed the reason he didn't win his case against Clay Shaw in New Orleans was mainly because Shaw perjured himself--but he never got a chance to prove that in court.

Hunt was lying

I'm sorry. Yes, I meant to say the jury was convinced the E.Howard Hunt was lying. Lane got Hunt to testify to two incompatible facts. 1. He said he watched the assassination of TV with his family inn D.C. 2. He said he had suffered from the article partly because even his family asked him if he had actually been in Dallas then!

But there was much more. The real eye-opener for me was a sworn deposition by Castro's ex-mistress who was "turned" by Frank Sturgis to work for the CIA that she rode in a two car caravan from Miami to Dallas with E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis two days before the assassination in cars loaded with small arms.

Consider this...

...that the people who brought you the Kennedy assassination, the Murrah Building bombing, and 9/11, have never been touched, and are still alive and well in positions of power, actually still running The Empire. They are, generally, doing just fine and much richer today. I am currently reading "Family of Secrets" by Russ Baker, where he covers the back-story of the JFK assassination in great detail. It is chilling, to say the least, and gives me the clear picture that there is no stopping these sociopaths and that "we" are going to slide all the way down the toilet into I don't know what before it gets better, most likely not in my lifetime.
Whew! Wasn't that fun? ...now I need a drink.

Hey, wait just one minute there, my friend!

I have to take exception to your stating "that there is no stopping these sociopaths and that "we" are going to slide all the way down the toilet into I don't know what before it gets better, most likely not in my lifetime."

I'm not sure how old you are, but I don't plan on leaving this incarnation without first insuring that my children and grand-children do not have to live with sociopaths running the show for all of their lives.

Yes, it may seem like they have all the cards, the table and even the house on their side, but I assure you that once we wake up the people, the power of love will trump anything they can conjure up to try and perpetuate their corrupt rule.

We are not in this to lose or even draw, there is no acceptable alternative to achieving our goals of transparency and reconciliation leading to real peace. Some of us may have to settle for not seeing all the perps being given the form of justice they would prefer, but truth, love and peace will prevail.

"Family of Secrets" is an excellent book. The section on Watergate was a revelation to me, even though how it makes perfect sense and seems even a bit obvious. I think the book falls short on G.H.W. Bush's involvement in the Paris meeting which led to the first October surprise, however, and I would have liked to have seen a greater exploration of Iran-Contra, but to cover all that illegality would probably require three volumes alone ( and NO Reagan impeachment, I'm still incredulous!).

Btw, what do you like to drink?

The only thing we have to fear is giving in to the seemingly hopeless task before us, but we are nearing the tipping point, so now is not the time to let up.

Onward for the truth, brothers and sisters, this is our time to be the next great generation!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

The future is unwritten

& our side is gaining members & getting more legit each day.

Talking to your kids

I try often to make sure my kids know exactly what I think of the msm vs. 911. Sometimes I think I come off as a little off base to them but they have to figure it out on their own terms. I query them from time to time about what is talked about in school on the subject and don't get much response. If I do hear of a specific case where the official story is taught to my kids there will be hell to pay.

I talk to my two daughters all the time, they both know

that 9/11 was a false flag. My youngest wrote two papers in high school about 9/11.

I suggest you check your kid's history books, I know the one given to my daughters has a very short version of the government's conspiracy theory in it. Now that they have both graduated I can take this up with the history teachers and not create an uncomfortable situation for my daughters. I also have a friend who teaches physics and engineering at the school and I am about to have my first sit down with him about 9/11. I'll let you know how that goes.

My oldest daughter had one teacher who is a truther and he tried to bring it in the classroom, but the school administration came down like a ton of bricks on him and he didn't want to mess things up at the end of his teaching career, so he just dropped it (not happily, I hasten to add).

I regularly attend high school soccer games with a 9/11 truth shirt on and hand out literature to both students and parents alike. I find that the deception dollars are great ice breakers and then follow them with either a Remarkable Facts card or the AE card about WTC 7. The key is to be friendly and work it in as naturally as possible to the conversation.

I've also talked to all of my daughters' friends about 9/11, some are very interested and others are just your typical teenage kid interested in clothes, boys, music, etc. More than one has said that their mom and/or dad had talked to them all about it. What I really need to do is meet with all these parents and get them organized, too. There are only so many hours in the day, though, and I already have multiple projects going on ...

My youngest is away at college and just registered to vote (Democratic Party), so I have to sit down with her and talk about why she chose to register as a Democrat and not a Green or something else. I have a feeling that she got leaned on by someone arguing that the Obama administration has to be saved from the evil Tea Party Republicans (guffaw), but she is very sharp and will undoubtedly see that there is virtually no difference between the two major parties.

By all means talk to your kids, our children can handle much more than we think (if presented properly).

Be well and enjoy the day!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Dark Legacy and 9/11 truth

The history of the NWO is long and deep.. but I believe that is exactly why so many of us take the 9/11 false flag operation as a line in the sand. Being so close to our time and so heavily documented with videos, etc.. 9/11 could be the one crime they will not get away with.. and yet.. the goal is not to punish anyone as much as transform a system planning on annihilating most of the world for their (sic) pseudo survival in their (sic) pseudo democracy and lost to the destruction of our environment.

I will be showing the excellent film by John Hankey, called: Dark Legacy: George Bush and the Murder of John F. Kennedy on November 22nd in my community, and on community access television stations. Please consider doing something similar and then discuss why we must gain a real probe into the events of September 11 that would open up the doorway to the truth of many government-sponsored dark deeds of conduct and betrayal.

"No passion so effectually robs the mind of
all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."

- Edmund Burke

For fliers for showing this film check out files section for Valley 9/11 Truth

Great book

somebody film one of his appearances and post it here

Thanks to all

Thanks for posting, organizing, etc. I have the book; it's stunning, moving, and yes, pertinent to 9/11. While waiting for it to arrive, I also ordered and read his "Resistance and Contemplation". I will be attending one of these events. Would love to see this guy on the same podium with Griffin and Peter Dale Scott, even as a tele-conference. In addition, especially for those who cannot attend:

George Kenny at Electric Politics interviews James Douglass on his book
“JFK and the Unspeakable”. (one hour mp3)

these videos (roughly an hour-long each):



each about an hour long, probably overlapping in material because they seem to be drawn from book-tour appearances, and which reference the following books also by Douglass:

Resistance and Contemplation: The Way of Liberation


Dear Gandhi: Now What? Letters from Ground Zero


The Non-Violent Cross: A Theology of Revolution and Peace


And this one-hour video
MLK, JFK, RFK and the Unspeakable

(fimed during the writing of the book)

James Douglass was Jim Fetzer's guest on "The Real Deal" for two hours.
The program's archives are at http://radiofetzer.blogspot.com
The archive for this specific program may be found at this link:

Douglass books ommits the one person who hated JFK more than any

How can you call Douglass book good when he ommits the fact that David Ben-Gurion hated JFK for his refusel to let
Israel have a nuclear bomb.

just like the case with 9-11 we know that what brought down the wtc....controlled demolition in the case of JFK assination...his head being snaped back and to the left (kill shot) proved that Oswald could not be the lone assian.

in both cases,9-11-jfk, we know "what" happened we need to answer the "who" and "why" questions.

Douglass books ommits the one person who hated JFK more than anyone and had the resourses to pull it off David Ben-Gurion Israel Moosad zionist, myer lansky organized crime despot( all the other mafia figures took orders from him) and CIA deputy chief James jesus Angelton (not one but two monuments to Angleton were dedicated at memorial services in Israel)

if you want the who and why questions answered in both 9-11 and jfk assination there is no better book than Michael Collins Piper "Final Judegment" written 6-7 years before 9-11 and 15 years before Douglass's book and i have come to the conclusion his book is a book of ommission....i read both cover to cover

ps FINAL JUDGEMENT was the first MCP book i read
since then in order of reading i have read

all through the inter-libary loan system


The ideas expressed with regard to Ben-Gurion, Dimona, et al in re: JFK and 9/11 are worthy inquiries. Perhaps there will be a Q&A session.

tail wagging dog?

I agree that the history of JFK's stand against nuclear proliferation and war was key in the coup d'etat in his murder. The obvious nuke trail in giving Israel illegal weapons of mass destruction, and corrupting other governments for a pro military agenda was part of a plan since and before Prescott Bush had his funds frozen for financing NAZI Germany during World War II. Some make it entirely a Jewish Zion plan, but so many more groups are involved, and all of them betraying their and all nations, religions, justice, and peace.