James Douglass speaking tour: ‘JFK, Obama, and the Unspeakable’

By Daniel LaLiberte
911 Blogger

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, 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

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

Related Items:

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters” by Jim Douglass
BlackOpRadio.com A Series of interviews with Jim Douglass “JFK and the Unspeakable”, John Judge, Phil Van Praag and much more
Scientist A.K. Dewdney, Activist-Author James Douglass on Dynamic Duo Today
Oliver Stone, the relaunch of JFK and the Unspeakable, and 9/11
MLK assassinated by US government: King family civil trial 1999 decision. Why didn’t you know this?
Break the CIA in Two By Ray McGovern
Oliver Stone: JFK and the Unspeakable
Peter Dale Scott: “The JFK Assassination: New York Times Acknowledges CIA Deceptions
World Video Premiere: The Truth about the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first chapter of the book is here: http://www.maryknollmall.org/chapters/978-1-57075-755-6.pdf

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