A conversation with Peter Dale Scott

[…] (US 1972) and his essay in Volume 5 of the Gavel Edition of The Pentagon Papers) But he is probably best known for his writing on the Kennedy assassination. The 1978 Penguin book, The Assassinations contains two of his essays on that subject, and they are, in my opinion, the best writing on the […]

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The Malcolm Kennedy Case – Update

Malcolm Kennedy believes his telephones, email and post are being interfered with. His attempts to obtain answers have met with brick walls, and his situation has been described as Kafkaesque. Soon his complaint will be one of the first to be heard by the recently established Investigatory Powers Tribunal. Background Last Summer, Lobster drew […]

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‘A Most Extraordinary Case’

‘A Most Extraordinary Case’ Malcolm Kennedy says his telephones, post and e-mail are being interfered with. His attempts to seek answers have left him in a bureaucratic maze. Background ‘A most extraordinary case’ said Michael Mansfield QC, describing the events at Hammersmith Police Station on the night of December 23/24 1990. Two men – […]

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Malcolm Kennedy: secrecy ruling

[…] witnesses who knew Patrick Quinn before his violent death in December 1990 has been initiated. Introduction Articles in Lobsters 39, 41, 43 have discussed Malcolm Kennedy’s case. Kennedy served four and a half years of a nine year prison sentence after being found guilty of manslaughter of Patrick Quinn in May 1994. Quinn, an […]

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The Assassination of John Kennedy: An Alternative Hypothesis

In this essay I offer some informed speculation on the assassination of John Kennedy. I have called this a new hypothesis, but in fact it is the elaboration of a hunch about the case – but an interesting hunch, I think. I take as proven that there was a conspiracy to murder Kennedy and […]

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Malcolm Kennedy: complaint to Investigatory Powers Tribunal not upheld

[…] a solicitor at Liberty who has been involved with Kennedy’s case, explains that this could mean: (1) that the Tribunal has found there has been surveillance of Kennedy, and interference with his communications, but that this has all been properly authorised and carried out in accordance with the provisions of RIPA; (2) that there […]

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Everything is going to change

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[…] York: Orbis Books, 2008, h/b, $30.00   I am writing this immediately after Barack Obama’s victory in the US Presidential election, almost half a century after John Kennedy became the first, and thus far only, Roman Catholic to capture the office. The 1960 election is the first I remember clearly, and the issue of […]

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Robert Kennedy and the Middle East connection

[…] I have no knowledge of it.’ Former US Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara on the attack on USS Liberty. ‘As with the assassination of John F. Kennedy four years earlier, the official version is even more unlikely than some of the conspiracy theories.’ John Simpson, forward to Peter Hounam’s Operation Cyanide (London: Vision, […]

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KO-ing the Kennedys: The Kennedys, and, State Secrets

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[…] £16.99, 2005 State Secrets: The Kent-Wolkoff Affair Bryan Clough Hove: Hideaway Publications, 2005,£15 (US $27.50)   Matthew Smith has written several books covering the tribulations of the Kennedy family and is described on the book jacket as a screenwriter and producer – presumably of TV programmes. A very extensive bibliography is appended to the […]

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Malcolm Kennedy: Application to European Court of Human Rights

[…] proceedings are slow, and it is likely to be some time before it is known whether it has been declared admissible, and can then proceed toward judgment. Kennedy is claiming that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules,() made under s69 RIPA, breach the European Convention on Human Rights […]

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