James Douglass

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

Oliver Stone: JFK and the Unspeakable

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oliver-stone/jfk-and-the-unspeakable_b_243924.html

Posted: July 23, 2009

The murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected.

Today, more than 45 years later, profound doubts persist about how President Kennedy was killed and why. My film JFK was a metaphor for all those doubts, suspicions and unanswered questions. Now an extraordinary new book offers the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance. That book is James Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. It is a book that deserves the attention of all Americans; it is one of those rare books that, by helping us understand our history, has the power to change it...

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oliver-stone/jfk-and-the-unspeakable_b_243924.html

Scientist A.K. Dewdney, Activist-Author James Douglass on Dynamic Duo Today

Today's 11th-of-the-month show features two extraordinary people. Scientist-prodigy A.K. Dewdney's Project Achilles experiments debunked the official account of cell phone calls from hijacked aircraft on 9/11--and now the FBI has admitted some cell phone calls never happened. See chapter 17 in David Griffin's "9/11 Contradictions."

Jim Douglass's brand-new book "JFK and the Unspeakable" is extraordinary. If you had to read just one book on JFK, this is it. It tells the gripping story about how the same forces that brought us 9/11 killed JFK--and for the same reason. Both crimes were committed to prevent peace from breaking out. Both took the world off a path toward peace, and onto a path that threatens human survival. The only difference is that we have survived more than 40 years without full public exposure of the truth behind JFK's death--but we won't survive without 9/11 truth.

Jim hasn't said anything publicly about 9/11 yet, as far as I can tell--let's see what he has to say today.