It is now mid-January and arrangements are well underway for our Seminar in Canterbury Christ Church University to be held on 28th, 29th, and 30th April. We shall be discussing this subject and a lot of other issues at our forthcoming AGM to be held on Saturday next – 21st January. It will be great to see as many of you as possible there. I will be keeping you all abreast of developments as plans for the year come together.
Being January, just a reminder that subscriptions are now due. Again, no increase in the cost has occurred so the amounts are £18 for ordinary membership and £10 reduced rate for retired members and students. Payment may be made by cheque, or directly into the Group's bank account – details below. Please send cheques to our Membership Secretary, Peter Antill. Cheques should be made out to "Dealey Plaza UK", please.
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Our AGM is due to be held on Saturday 21st January at The Flying Horse near Moorgate Station. The committee would love to see as many of you as possible there at this important event in the life of the Group. Your ideas are vital in helping us to plan the future direction that we should be taking.
If you cannot make the meeting but have any views or comments that you would like to make please send them to me in writing. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
The Canterbury Seminar is booked!!
The dates are Friday 28th (starting at Pinocchio's of course), Saturday 29th, and Sunday 30th April 2017. Please put those details in your diaries.
I am looking forward to it already.
This year we will not be using the Powell Building but another lecture theatre in Canterbury Christ Church University, The Old Sessions House. (See Canturbury link). The facilities are just as good as in the Powell Building. The building is off a road called Longport. The Powell Building is being used, unusually, for Applicant Days on two weekends at that time.
More news soon all the very best Stuart
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John F Kennedy's Assassination was a defining moment in both the history of the United States and to the lives of millions of people around the world. He was the figurehead for a change of attitudes in a country fast becoming disillusioned with it's foreign policy and desperate for civil rights reform and in a world escalating to nuclear destruction.
President Kennedy was the youngest man elected to the 'White House', and sadly at 46 he was the youngest to die in office. He still represents to a huge majority of the world today freedom, social parity and peace. It is essential that we uncover the truth about his assassination and uphold the the ideals and goals he set out not only for America but the World.
NINE THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE WARREN COMMISSION WARREN COMMISSION SET UP 53 YEARS AGO
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy was established fifty-three years ago on, November 29 1963, one week after the death of the 35th President of the United States.
The final report included 888 pages.
It was presented to President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 24, 1964 and made public three days later. The Warren Report included 26 volumes of supplementary documents.
94 witnesses testified before the Commission and all were given the opportunity to be interviewed in open session but only one chose to do so.
395 witnesses were questioned under oath by legal staff of the Commission while 61 gave affidavits and 2 gave statements.
The Warren Commission concluded that the shots which killed President Kennedy and wounded Governor Connally were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald and added...
"On the basis of the evidence before the Commission, it is concluded that Oswald acted alone."
According to Evan Andrews of history.com, there are 9 things that we may NOT know about the Warren Commission.
1. Some members of the WC were reluctant to serve on it.
2. Gerald Ford secretly fed information to the FBI.
3. Earl Warren suppressed key evidence such as the autopsy photos.
4. The Commission secretly interviewed Fidel Castro.
5. The FBI & CIA misled the Commission.
6. The Commission offered no explanation of Oswald's motives.
7. Both LBJ & the Kennedy family privately disagreed with the Report.
8. Public trust plummeted after the Report was issued.
9. A 2nd government investigation later refuted the lone-gunman theory.
"9 Things You May Not Knox About the Warren Commission," by Evan Andrews, November 18 2013, www.history.com
'We in this country, in this generation, 'are by destiny rather than choice, 'the watchmen on the walls of world freedom.' We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, good will toward men.' That must be our goal, and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. 'For as was written long ago: 'Except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain'
The concluding words of the speech due to have been delivered by President Kennedy at Dallas Trade Mart, 22nd November 1963. Full Speech Here