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Breaking Global News On Alleged Assassinations
National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Records
On July 24, 2017 at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. CAPA's leadership applauds the release of records, including release on a rolling basis to advance research…
CAPA Covers Former JFK Death-Probers Privacy Suit Against CIA
A report this week that several key former staffers of the last official assassination investigations of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) have sued the CIA shows the continued vitality of such probes and the need for CAPA's ongoing summary of political assassination news from around the world. As amplified below, Courthouse News reporter Brandi Buchman…
Petition To OAS: Sirhan wrongfully convicted in 1968 RFK Murder
Historic petition to OAS seeks retrial or hearing Famed attorney, noted author, and human rights advocate Dr. William F. Pepper announced July 17 that he is filing a petition to the Organization of American States (OAS) seeking justice for his imprisoned client Sirhan B. Sirhan. The filing describes Sirhan (shown upon his arrest) as wrongfully…
Save The Date: CAPA Mock Trial On Oswald Nov. 16-17 In Houston
A two-day mock trial State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald will be held on November 16th and 17th at the South Texas College of Law-Houston, Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) announced today. Building on what has been learned from the Innocence Project and the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report on forensic evidence, the…
Benson's JFK Film 'The Searchers' On Researchers Premieres July 4 On Web
On the Fourth of July, 2017, The Searchers — The Story of Researchers of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy — will be released worldwide on Amazon Video Direct and Vimeo On Demand. John Kelin, author of Praise From A Future Generation, called The Searchers, “An invaluable addition to a little-known but critically important…
Alec Baldwin To Keynote CAPA Mock Trial Nov. 16 In Houston
Alec Baldwin will keynote CAPA's Nov. 16 dinner following the first day of the mock trial State of Texas v. Harvey Oswald in Houston at the South Texas College of Law. CAPA Legal Committee Co-Chair Lawrence Schnapf announced the participation of the stage, screen and television star as preparations ramp up for event Nov. 16…
Reviews: Cuban Death Squad Leader's Explosive Memoir On JFK, CIA Plots
Longtime JFK Assassination researcher Bill Kelly and journalist Bill Hughes have published generally positive reviews of the long-awaited memoir by Antonio Veciana, the leader of the anti-Castro death squad Alpha 66 that worked with the CIA to kill the late Cuban leader to overthrow their Communist government. Kelly (shown in a file photo), a board…
Positive Reactions Predominate On Reported Cuba Motive For JFK Death
Expert assessments this month that President John F. Kennedy's Cuban and peace policies prompted his murder have led to largely positive reactions from a public seeking clarity on the issues, which remain timely. Earlier this week, CAPA and the Justice Integrity Project co-published a long column "Deep State Killed JFK For His Cuba Policy, Peace…
Experts: Deep State Killed JFK For His Cuba Policy, Peace Advocacy,
Rogue U.S. officials conspired with their powerful patrons to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in 1963 primarily because of his opposition to a CIA-led U.S. military overthrow of Cuba's Communist government. That was a dominant — albeit not universal — theme by speakers at "The National Security State and JFK" conference on June 3 in…
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 convened at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” on 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, delivered a keynote address regarding the scheduled release by Oct. 26 of the final installment of JFK assassination papers. read more...
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.
2017 Recent and Upcoming Political Assassination Research Events
Note: A listing below does not mean that CAPA helped organize an event or endorses any views presented.
Justice Integrity Project, Petition To OAS: Sirhan wrongfully convicted in 1968 RFK Murder, Thursday, 10 a.m., July 20, 2017 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. Andrew Kreig, July 17, 2017. Famed attorney, noted author, and human rights advocate Dr. William F. Pepper announced July 17 that he is filing a petition to the Organization of American States (OAS) seeking justice for his imprisoned client Sirhan B. Sirhan.
The filing describes Sirhan (shown upon his arrest) as wrongfully convicted of the 1968 assassination of Pepper’s friend, Robert F. Kennedy, the late New York U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate. Pepper presents his evidence and arguments at the news conference, located at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC.
Justice Integrity Project, RFK, MLK Friend To Speak July 19 In DC Media Failures, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., July 19, 2017 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. Dr. William F. Pepper, the noted human rights lawyer, author, and attorney who has defended the convicted killers of his friends Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will speak July 19 at the National Press Club about the central responsibility of news organizations to report the news fairly and without self-censorship.
Future of Freedom Foundation, “The National Security State and JFK,” Saturday, 8:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m., June 3, 2017, at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, Virginia.
The conference examined the nature, origins, and consequences of America as a national security state since the end of World War II, including such programs as regime-change operations, invasions, occupations, coups, support of dictatorships, assassination, torture, indefinite detention, rendition, and kidnappings.
The conference also focused on President John F. Kennedy’s turn toward peace and friendly relations with the Soviet Union, and Cuba and his resulting war against the U.S. national-security establishment.
Speakers included: Oliver Stone, Ron Paul, Jeffrey Sachs, Michael Glennon, Stephen Kinzer, Douglas Horne, Peter Janney, Jefferson Morley, David Talbot, and Jacob Hornberger.
“I Killed JFK” is the title of a documentary that premiered May 31 in four Washington, DC-area theaters that include the Regal Cinema on Seventh Street NW in the heart of the city’s downtown.
“A former Mafia insider, recently released from prison after 50 years, claims HE shot JFK from the infamous Grassy Knoll,” according to the announcement by producer Barry Katz regarded purported confessed triggerman James Files. “On the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the conspiracy theories still rage on as to how and why he was killed. Was it Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone? The Mob? The CIA? The FBI? The Cuban Government led by Fidel Castro? The Russians? LBJ? Was it a government cover-up?”
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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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