| Holocaust Revi_sion
|| Nick Kollerstrom, a principle at Whatreallyhappened.info ...
is based in the United Kingdom and devoted to free inquiry into
historical events. This site exists to promote an open scientific,
evidenced-based approach to historical enquiry. We do not believe or
reject anything, though naturally we do form opinions. However, they are
just that: opinions based on our current understanding of the facts. We
are not emotionally attached to them and we would have no problem with
changing our current positions on any subject if the evidence suggested
we should. We are mainly, though not exclusively, interested in the
Second World War and the German treatment of Jews during that conflict,
since this is the area where free enquiry is most actively and
efficiently suppressed by force of law and imprisonment in some
countries and by taboo in all. The topic is protected from any objective
investigation by an electric fence of emotion and insult, with the
result that few other than those with a political axe to grind dare
question the received story. We have no such axe. We have looked at the
orthodox story and at the arguments brought against it by ists,
and we find that, at the very least, the ists have raised
questions which so far have not been satisfactorily answered. They are
met with insults and ad hominem accusations of political bias, which,
even if they are true (they are in some cases but not in others) are
irrelevant, since the historical facts of what happened in the 1940s
cannot be influenced by anyone's views today on anything. The reality is
that those who promote the orthodox story are themselves also largely
driven by emotion and political bias. On the whole, whatever their
motives, it is the ists, not the proponents of orthodoxy, who
have looked for material evidence and applied scientific methodology. Background: Zoominfo d
|Holocaust Revision and Academic
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| Progressive links
association of challenges to the official
myth of 9/11 with (ists) of
the Nazi Holocaust of Jews is one of the more potent weapons
in the arsenal of the apologists for the official myth,
although its use so far has been limited. In a column
in Scientific American atattacking
the 9/11 "conspiracy theories" Michael Shermer states: The
mistaken belief that a handful of unexplained anomalies can
undermine a well-established theory lies at the heart of all
conspiratorial thinking (as well as creationism, Holocaust
denial and the various crank theories of physics). denier
- American Studies
Association ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic
Boycott of Israel The Council
voted for an academic boycott of Israeli institutions as an
ethical stance, a form of material and symbolic action. It
represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and
students deprived of their academic freedom and an
aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including
- notes: App, Austin ... was an
English professor at the University of Scranton who had
defended Germany during World War II. He claimed that
Germany didn’t desire to “dominate” Europe but rather was
legitimately attempting to get raw materials. Once the war
ended, App energetically denied German atrocities SPLC
- Brenner, Leni Zionist abbreviations. Leni Brenner was a prominent civil rights activist and a prominent opponent of the Vietnam War. ... books: Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, The Iron Wall: Zionist ism from Jabotinsky to Shamir, Jews in America Today, and The Lesser Evil, a study of the Democratic Party. His books have been widely translated
- Brodkin, Karen How Jews Became
White Folks & What That Says About Race in America
- Butshikan.net Dr
Kaukab Siddique Average of Five Presentations every year on
Islamic Related Topics and/or Feminism in South Asian and
Middle Eastern societies. Invited Speaker at prestigious
universities such as Cornell, Duke, Milwaukee, Montreal,
Waterloo, etc.; Frequent Key-note speaker at various Islamic
and Inter-faith Dialogue Sessions throughout Maryland,
Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina.
- Butz, Arthur Amazon ...Professor A. R. Butz was the first (and so far
the only) writer to treat the entire Holocaust complex from
the ist perspective, in a precise scientific manner.
This book exhibits the overwhelming force of historical and
logical arguments which ism had accumulated by the
middle of the 70s. This new edition comes with several
supplements adding new information.
- Dissecting the Holocaust Amazon ... The blockbuster anthology that struck Holocaust orthodoxy a body blow from which it has never recovered. Dissecting marshals the work of more than a dozen researchers to subject the conventional historiography of the "gas chambers", the "six million", the postwar trials, and other linchpins of the extermination story to careful, precise, methodical, and withering analysis. Germar Rudolf on how chemical analysis gravely weakens the case for gassing in the Auschwitz-Birkenau crematoria, Carlo Mattogno and Franco Deana on the crematory ovens of Auschwitz, Robert Faurisson, Manfred Köhler, and Claus Jordan on how testimony was coerced and convictions manufactured, Fritz Berg, Ingrid Weckert, Carlo Mattogno, and Arnulf Neumaier on the technical and evidentiary absurdities of gassing claims for German trucks in gas chambers and at Majdanek and Treblinka, Udo Walendy and John Ball on analysis of photos alleged to depict the crimes or their locations, Rudolf on the evidence for Jewish losses during WWII, Jürgen Graf on myths about the concentration camps, and more. Dissecting's handsome design and format lend themselves well to the numerous illustrations, charts, and diagrams with which these leading revisionists advance the wealth of evidence the book offers against the Holocaust myth. This is a book -- the book -- that every revisionist needs to own, and to read.
- Elie Wiesel Cons
the World Elie Wiesel has said under oath that he has
one, and that it is number A7713 Where's the tattoo?
- Human Sciences Research
Council of South Africa (HSRC) released a study indicating
that Israel is practicing both colonialism and apartheid in
the Occupied Palestinian Territories.8 jp
- Freedman, Benjamin 1961 Speech, Balfour Declaration, Treaty of Versailles, Hitler financed by Wall Street.
- GlobalFire Kollerstrom ... Holocaust, the mother of all hoaxes If the arguments of the Holocaust rev-isionists were as false as claimed, rev-ision there wouldn’t be a necessity for systematically destroying and even imprisoning anyone who engages in 'denial'. And since when do the sensitivities of a tiny minority outweigh the freedom of expression of the rest? The motivation for the invention of the Holocaust, apart from humiliating a beaten enemy, was to destroy all resistance against the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine and the genocidal treatment of the Palestinian people. What interest did the ruling elite have in the Jewish state? Apart from the fact that many - if not most - members of the ruling elite have a Jewish background, the Zionist project was always about controlling the Middle-Eastern oil reserves.
- Debate Auschwitz, air raid shelter, gas chambers, search terms: Zyklon-B, delousing chambers, blue residue impervious to weather, chimneys built after war ended, glass windows and wooden doors, keyholes, too close to crematorium considering explosive properties of HCN gas, Auschwitz chemical plant produced synthetic rubber, medical and armament supplies, it was a labor camp, Block 11, Stammlager, August 1941 until Dec 1942, 16 months tops, sites reconstructed after the war, Zyklon B is basically potassium cyanide, produces an indelible blue stain on walls, amount of stain depends on concentration, duration of exposure, surface nature, weathering.
- IamtheWitness Ashkenazis are not the descendants of the Ancient Israelites
- Jewish Genome Challenge Eran
Elhaik, Ph.D. It has been suggested in the scientific and
popular literature that Jewishness is a genetic trait found
in our genes and that worldwide Jews comprise a genetically
distinct group with some Jewish communities being described
as “population isolates” (e.g., Atzmon et al. 2010; Behar et
al. 2010; Ostrer 2012). ... none of these blury
descriptions of "genetic threads" are substantiated by any
particular genetic nucleotides, haplotypes, or genetic
regions and even after decades of genetic research, these
ideas remain controversial among geneticists as well as
historians and social scientists (e.g., Sand 2009; Elhaik
2013; Venton 2013) with some proposing that these notions
are driven by non-scientific ideologies
- Lopate, Phillip Lopate wrote “it
almost seems that the Holocaust is a corporation headed by
Elie Wiesel, who defends his patents with articles in the
Arts and Leisure section of the Sunday New York Times.”
- Mondoweis Peter Novick It is perhaps unlikely that an obituary in the paper of
record would have appeared without his publication in 1999
of the book The
Holocaust in American Life, which provoked great
controversy. As the Times‘ obituary notes, “Dr. Novick’s
book drew wide and varying reactions from reviewers and
academicians.” The book was largely a critique of
Jewish-American culture and institutions, rather than
Jewish-American politics and its relationship to Israel and
U.S. foreign policy.
- Notes: Malekafzali Professor
Farhad Malekafzali teaches political science at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. .. He has told
students at rallies that Zionist Jews only began moving to
Israel in the 20th century .. said that before
any negotiations take place, Israel must withdraw from all
territories won in the 1967 Six Day War .. “Compare
and contrast in depth the arguments advanced in Mearsheimer
and Walt, The Israel Lobby and Plitnick and Toensing, The
“Israel Lobby” in Perspective.” FrontpageMag
- NormanFinkelstein Norman Finkelstein Holocaust Industry ... “Anti-Semitism from the far
right is largely a thing of the past,” said Dershowitz, who
is also the author of The Case for Israel. “But
anti-Semitism from the far left is becoming a very, very,
very serious thing.” Dershowitz, speaking with intense
passion, said anti-Semitism has plagued the rhetoric of a
number of prominent professors who question Israel’s
treatment of its Palestinian population.
- Peto, Jennifer thesis
The Victimhood of the Powerful: White Jews, Zionism and the
Racism of Hegemonic Holocaust Education
- notes: Jennifer Peto ...
Wrestling with Zion: progressive Jewish-American responses
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, edited by Tony Kushner
and Alisa Solomon and Prophets Outcast: a century of
dissident Jewish writing about Zionism and Israel edited by
Adam Shatz ... Marc
Ellis, Sara Roy and Ella Shohat whose academic work focuses
on anti-Zionism, Israel and Palestine. Jewish and Israeli
historians and political scientists, including Ilan Pappe,
Norman Finkelstein, Uri Davis and Joel Kovel ...
g Jeff Halper’s An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting
Dispossession, Redeeming Israel and Mike Marqusee’s If I Am
Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew.
- Rehmat Chomsky is a Crypto-Zionist
Zionist financing of the leaders of the Russian Revolution
inextricably linked to the financing of Hitler and the so-called
Scribd I was now “David Cole, theJewish ‘Holocaust ist’who’d been ‘hiding’ as DavidStein.” The story of my “outing”” was carried by The
HuffingtonPost, Yahoo News, AOL News,The Guardian, Gawker,
MSN, The Washington Times, AmericanSpectator, and PJ Media
RadioFetzer blog There's a
difference between having honest investigators such as Nick
Kollerstrom talk about this subject and having Hitler-loving
Nazis do so. However, I can't blame negative public opinion
for rejecting such research inasmuch as it wishes to condone
itself on the grounds that there's a qualitative difference
between murdering millions of innocent people by forced
labor, torture, and starvation, and murdering them with gas.
To confront the myths that are held and promoted by Zionists
by rehabilitating the Third Reich undermines the struggle
against the real enemy, which is the Jabotinsky/Stern ism that has hijacked the nationalistic impulses of
the world's Jews - ironically serving to promote the
pro-Nazi (and formerly Hitler-allied) element within Zionism
that today rules the State of Israel. The state and
professional organizations shouldn't be in the business of
stifling scientific research, to be sure. Post a link to any
petition to re-instate Nick, and I'll sign it.
- Rev-isionists Austin J.
App Predictably App was viciously smeared by the Zionist
Anti-Defamation League and media figures such as Walter
Winchell and Drew Pearson. Throughout his life, he was a
devout Roman Catholic and fervently anti-Communist
- GemarRudolph website
The Invention of
the Jewish People Leon T. Hadar review: “Countering official
Zionist historiography, Sand questions whether the Jewish People
ever existed as a national group with a common origin in the Land
of Israel/Palestine. He concludes that the Jews should be seen as
a religious community comprising a mishmash of individuals and
groups that had converted to the ancient monotheistic religion but
do not have any historical right to establish an independent
Jewish state in the Holy Land. In short, the Jewish People,
according to Sand, are not really a “people” in the sense of
having a common ethnic origin and national heritage. They
certainly do not have a political claim over the territory that
today constitutes Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories,
- Siddique, Kaukab notes That takes us to Kaukab Siddique, who
teaches literature and mass communications at Lincoln
University, in Pennsylvania. He has used public forums
outside the classroom to declare the Holocaust a "hoax." He
cites writers like David Irving and the white supremacist
Mark Weber. Siddique maintains that, in promoting Holocaust
denial, he is simply speaking for the "other side" of the
issue. But there is no credible "other side." No respectable
historian advocates Holocaust denial.
- Notes Sublette, Lori A Northwest Career and
Technical Academy teacher is accused of denying the
Holocaust happened and telling students that the Nazis
lacked the technology to kill so many Jews, one senior said.
Sublette told students that history textbooks have
inaccurate information and Holocaust photographs were
doctored or distorted. She also said Sublette said in class
that some Holocaust photographs were actually taken during
an earlier time period in Russia. ReviewJournal
- Scribd 51 51 Documents Incredibly, Avraham Stern, the leader of the notorious "Stern Gang,"late in 1940, made a written proposal to Hitler, by which the Jewishmilitias in Palestine, would fight on "Germany's side," in the waragainst England, in exchange for the Nazis help in resolving the"Jewish Question" in Europe, and their assistance in creating an"historic Jewish state." By this date, German troops had alreadymarched into Prague, invaded Poland, and had built the firstconcentration camp at Auschwitz. The deranged Stern had further braggedabout how the Zionist organizations were "closely related to thetotalitarian movements of Europe in [their] ideology and structure."Stern's obscene proposal was found in the German embassy, in Turkey,after WWII.Finally, I think Brenner was right, when he wrote, "This book presents51 historic documents to indict Zionism for repeated attempts tocollaborate with Adolf Hitler. The evidence, not I, will convince youof the truth of this issue...Exposing the Zionist role in the Nazis erais part of the scrutiny of the past, required of historians."
- The Guillotine At Work
- The Holocaust Never Happened and the CIA
Killed JFK ....
American Free Press book ... The critical information
available in this book destroys the hoax of the 6 million Jewish
victims of Nazi Germany and exposes the enormous cover-up
involved in the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of
the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
- The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust Wikipedia
- Theness Ward Churchill, 9/11,
Tenure, and Academic Freedom vs Standards ...
The purpose of tenure is to protect academics from being
fired because of their political views or the nature of
their research or other academic pursuits. Originally it was
designed to protect them from influences outside the
university – namely trustees or donors who would try to use
their money or influence to block or fire academics they
didn’t like or disagreed with.
- Notes: James Keegstra, Malcolm Ross, and Paul Fromm ...
so-called hate-speech, holocaust cases, educators.
- TheNewHampshire Online Holocaust lecturer makes
statement on academic freedom ... Kevin
Barrett, for controversially teaching a course on Islam. He
dedicated one week of the class to the study of 9/11, which
he believes was fabricated by the Bush administration.
Though many are outraged at Barrett's opinion, Koonz firmly
believes that academic freedom is imperative for the
well-being of our society.
- TruthJihadRadio Henry Herskovitz of Jewish
Witnesses for Peace and Friends (JWPF), a long-time
pro-Palestine activist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, isn't
afraid of asking the hard questions...and confronting
censorship from within the Palestinian solidarity movement.
and TruthJihad Psychology professor demonstrates:
“Conspiracy theorists” OK; government dupes clueless,
humorless Coast to Coast Radio just canceled its plans to
broadcast a show tonight on my widely-read Press TV article
on research suggesting that “conspiracy theorists” are saner
than government dupes. VeteransToday
- TruthJihadRadioBlogSpot Jim Marrs
- VeteransToday In the past two weeks, Veterans Today has published three
pieces on Holocaust ism by Alan Hart, and one set of
reflections by Jim Dean and Paul Eisen ... false, misleading
- VeteransToday Jim Fetzer
The War on Truth: Research on the Holocaust can End your
- VHO The World's largest website for Historical ism! Quick Search Holocaust Handbooks The Holocaust Controversy A Case for open Debate ... "Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another to operate. Self-incurred is this tutelage when the cause is not the same due to lack of understanding but of resolution and courage to its without the guidance of another use.
- WhatReallyHappened.info access the actual monthly inmate tables for Auschwitz, as
compiled by the Bletchley Park anaylsts from daily message
transmissions from the camp itself to their HQ.
- WikiSpooks Germar Rudolf had completed his doctoral dissertation in chemistry while working at the renowned Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, when publication of his forensic study of the alleged gas chambers of Auschwitz caused university authorities to forbid him from completing the doctorate. In 1995 Rudolf was sentenced to fourteen months in jail for authoring the Rudolf Report; in the same year all available copies of Grundlagen zur Zeitgeschichte, a collection of up-to-date research on the Holocaust problem, were seized and destroyed by court order (the English-language version, Dissecting the Holocaust, can be purchased from IHR). Rudolf edits theist quarterly Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung, and is currently seeking political asylum in the United States. He has submitted a lengthy affidavit in support of David Irving's appeal of the adverse ruling in the Lipstadt trial.
- ADL HoHolocaust ist Bradley Smith, founder of the Committee
for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH), has
reached out to Georgetown University to “inform” them
that the university’s Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust
Education is promoting Holocaust myths for
financial gain. denier.
- AmericanThinker Richard Baehr ... About: The right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel are of great importance to us.
- AmericanThinker Hitler's Long Shadow over Israel ... Why do so many Arabs sound like Nazis when they talk about Jews? The answer lay buried for decades in the archives of the Third Reich. Then a generation of younger German scholars expanded their attention beyond the death camps of Europe to Hitler's activities in the Middle East. What they discovered: it was Hitler who financed the modern jihadi movement. Nazi-Arab collaboration was crucial to the Final Solution. The Third Reich financed and trained the Muslim Brothers of Palestine and Egypt in terrorism and focused their anti-modernity rage on Jews. One of the first people Hitler told about his plans to kill Europe's Jews was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine, the infamous mufti of Jerusalem, Yasser Arafat's cousin. Hitler and the mufti shook hands on a plan to exterminate all the Jews of the Middle East. The Reich preserved the memo, the minutes, and a photo of their famous handshake.
- Antisemitism list of non American
holocaust ists / deniers: Fred Uchter, Ger
Honsik, Wolfgang Frolich, Herert Schaller, Gredrick
Toben, , Michael Hoffan II,
Richard Kriege, Hohn Tuson Bennett, Leonardo Clerici,
Sidgfried Verbeke, Bishop Richard Williamson, Lady Michele
Renouf, Paul Fromm, Christian Lindtner, Rober Faurisson,
Serge Thion, Germar Rudolf, Ernst Zundel, Ursula
Haverbeck, Rigolf Henniq, Konstantinos Plevris, Alfonso
Penqas, Carlo Mattoqno, Norman Lowell, Dariusz Ratajczak,
Flavio Goncalves, Oleq Anatolyevich Platonov, Nadin Ravski,
Pedro Varela, Ahmed Rami, Ditlieb Felderer, Bernhard
Schaub. American: David Duke, Mark Weber
- Carol Yeager.net White Supremicist, wants to revive white-only Europe..... Elie Wiesel imposter... New website to challenge Elie Wiesel on Auschwitz tattoo and identity
Holocaust Museum board:
Carolyn Bass Michael P. Brundage Eva Gerson Housh Ghovaee
Steven Greenbaum Michael A. Igel Brian Katz Helen Levine,
Ph.D. Walter Loebenberg Natarsha Nesbitt Suzy Peraza Toni
Rinde Lisl Schick Michael Sobel Brian Taub Joyce Tawil
- BBC Relatives' fury
.... The BBC has admitted paying Dr Kollerstrom
expenses, including the fare from London to Luton, where
bombers Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Jermaine
Lindsay and Hasib Hussain caught a train to King's Cross
before the 2005 attacks which killed 52 innocent people.
- Cohn, Werner unaware that Chomsky is Israel gatekeeper.
- JCPA Since 2001, anti-Zionist
discourse has found its way into classrooms and academic
events at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).
At an academic conference held on that campus in 2007, the
speakers claimed that Zionism was an illegitimate ideology
and argued for the elimination of the Jewish state.
- Jerusalem Post 2013 Dec. Romanian state TV airs Christmas carol about burning Jews, celebrating Holocaust ... Song includes lyric: "This is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on the street." ... TVR3 said it did not select the carol but only broadcast songs that were chosen and compiled by the Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture, which belongs to the eastern county of Cluj.
- notes: Socialist Revolutionaries
(who made common cause with the Russian Zionists,
exemplified by its founder Zhitlowsky
- JSpace German
University Fires Professor for Holocaust Denial .. The
University of Aachen in Germany fired historian Vladimir
Iliescu for claiming the Holocaust never happened in
- JTA Germany commits to
additional $800 million for home care for Holocaust
survivors ... Some 56,000 survivors are now
receiving home care through the Claims Conference. The
announcement of new funding comes amid controversy
for the Claims Conference over
revelations related to bungled investigations in 2001 that
failed to detect a broad fraud at the Holocaust restitution
organization. A document obtained last week by JTA showed
Claims Conference officials were involved in the botched
then-executive vice president Gideon Taylor and Berman, who
in 2001 served as outside counsel to the Claims Conference.
Claims Conference employee Semen Domnitser, a director of
two restitution funds who was at the center of the 2001
inquiries, was found guilty earlier this month in federal
court of masterminding the scheme, which ran up more than
$57 million in fraudulent claims from 1993 until 2009.
search Stuart Eizenstat, Greg Schneider, fraud
- JTA 1924 Mizrachi Founds New Jewish Colony in Palestine ... The corner-stone of a new Jewish colony in Palestine was laid today by the Mizrachi Zionist Organization. The new colony will be named Kfar Ivre (Hebrew Village) and will be financed out of funds of a loan granted by the American Jew, David Schnur. Greetings from various parts of the world were read at the laying of the cornerstone. Speeches were delivered by Sir Gilbert Clayton, Civil Secretary of the Palestinian Government, Rabbi Meir Berlin, President of the Mizrachi World Organization and others.
- LawDigitalCommons When
Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech Confront Holocaust
Denial and Group Libel: Comparative Perspectives
- NewVoices Arthur Butz ... comment: Academic freedom is something
that Jews believe only Jews should have, not anybody else!
- PJMedia What makes
Siddique different are a series of discovered emails in
which Siddique called the Holocaust a “hoax” and “invented,”
and states that Jews have “taken over America” by “devious
and immoral means.” Pennsylvania lawmakers registered their
protest, and Lincoln University itself called Siddique’s
views “offensive.” In an interview with InsideHighered.com Siddique
was questioned about his statements. He fell back on
academic freedom, saying: I’m not an expert on the
Holocaust. If I deny or support it, it doesn’t mean
anything. He added with respect to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
and the firebombing of Dresden: We can’t just sit back in
judgment and say those guys were bad and we were the good
guys. … I always try to look at both sides. … That’s part of
being a professor.
- Scholars for Peace in the Middle
- SPLC Holocaust
- University College, London, one of Europe's greatest bastions of academic integrity, whose founder, Jeremy Bentham, defended intellectual freedom with the stirring words: 'As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.' AdamHolland blog
Senate ThThe Senate Executive
Committee (SEC), 18 standing committees, and various ad
hoc committees assist the Senate in carrying out its diverse
legislative functions involving, among other things,
academic freedom and tenure, admission policies, student
conduct governance and discipline, public engagement,
educational policy, equal opportunity, budget and faculty
benefits, general University policy, honorary degrees, the
Library, the Statutes, and Senate procedures.
- WhatstheHarm This French
professor of literature is a Holocaust denier. This is
illegal in France. He was removed from his university chair,
and later tried under this law and fined €7,500. and
Germar Rudolf, Nicholas Kollerstrom, Fredrick Töben, David
Irving, Robert Faurisson .... all European scholars.
- Wikipedia William Robinson In
2009 Robinson forwarded an e-mail to his "Sociology of
Globalization" course, to spur class discussion, that had
photos of the 2008-9 Israeli assault on Gaza paralleling
photos of the German occupation of the Warsaw
Ghetto during the Second
World War. The e-mail was widely circulated and became the
subject of media controversy, after it was revealed that
League (ADL), a conservative
pro-Israel lobbyist organization, pressured university
administrators to punish him.
- Wikipedia Norman Finkelstein In 2007, after a highly
publicized row between Finkelstein and a notable opponent
of his, Alan
Dershowitz, Finkelstein's tenure bid at DePaul was
was placed on administrative leave for the 2007–2008
academic year, and on September 5, 2007, he announced his
resignation after coming to a settlement with the university
on generally undisclosed terms. An
official statement from DePaul strongly defended the
decision to deny Finkelstein tenure, stated that outside
influence played no role in the decision.
- Wikipedia Mizrachi Movement from List of descendants of Meir Katzenellenbogen (Karl Marx) The Mizrachi, HaMizrahi, an acronym for Merkaz Ruhani lit. Religious centre) is the name of the religious Zionist organization founded in 1902 in Vilnius at a world conference of religious Zionists called by Rabbi Yitzchak Yaacov Reines. Bnei Akiva, which was founded in 1929, is the youth movement associated with Mizrachi. Both Mizrachi and the Bnei Akiva youth movement are still international movements. Major figures in the Religious Zionist Movement include Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook who became the Ashkenazi Jews Chief Rabbi of the British Mandate of Palestine in 1924 and tried to reconcile Zionism with Orthodox Judaism. see JewishGen Communists, But with the help of the so-called Peasant committees it was possible to prevent a pogrom on the Jews which had already been prepared. Thanks to the Peasant Committee no pogroms were committed in Rzeszow, Dombrowa, Dembica, Mielec, Ropczyce and Radomysl.
- WW2History Judaism and Communism .... to what extent was it possible at the time for people in any sense to seek to ‘justify’ the link between Judaism and Communism?
|| James Fetzer & JFK50 Santa Barbaraa> ...
On 22 November 2013, the Oswald
Innocence Campaign hosted the premiere event to commemorate the 50th
observance of the JFK assassination in Santa Barbara, CA, at the Fess
Parker Doubletree Hotel. Presenting cutting-edge research on the death
of our 35th President, which holds the keys to understanding what took
place, it featured some of the best authors on some the most important
evidence that clarifies and illuminates that tragic event in Dallas on
22 November 1963. The research presented advanced extensive, detailed
evidence establishing that the assassination of JFK was a “national
security event”, which involved crucial elements of the most powerful
institutions in the American government, including the CIA, the Joint
Chiefs, the FBI and the Secret Service, who conspired with the Mafia,
anti-Castro Cubans and Texas oil men to remove JFK from office and
replace his policies with those of Lyndon Baines Johnson.
|JFK and Academic
Freedom (a(articles) top
| Progressive links
- 911Blogger Former University ofof
Wisconsin lecturer Kevin Barrett's new book, "Truth Jihad:
My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie," is due out this
month. The work, a culmination of Barrett's now infamous
class and his personal journey hitherto, is the most recent
reminder of a higher education sore spot: academic freedom.
- eBooksFromSusan I want to address a recently reported
decision made by the Coalition on Political Assassinations,
or COPA. Listed among speakers for the upcoming November
22-25 Dallas conference, is Judyth Vary Baker. This author
of Lee and Me, a well-documented account of her romance with
Lee Harvey Oswald, has much to offer on the fiftieth
anniversary of the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy. But Baker was told last week there is “no room” for
her at the meeting.
- HiddenMysteries The Bronfmans
and the JFK Assassination
- Indymedia.UK 9/11 in the Academic Community: How Professors Analyze 9/11 & "War on Terrorism
- JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it matters. Barnes & Noble James Douglass. Douglass presents a very compelling argument that Kennedy was killed by “unspeakable” (the Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s term) forces within the U.S. national security state because of his conversion from a cold warrior into a man of peace. He argues, using a wealth of newly uncovered information, that JFK had become a major threat to the burgeoning military-industrial complex and had to be eliminated through a conspiracy planned by the CIA – “the CIA’s fingerprints are all over the crime and the events leading up to it” – not by a crazed individual, the Mafia, or disgruntled anti-Castro Cubans, though some of these may have been used in the execution of the plot. Israel? Ben Gurion?
- JohnFriend JFK50 Santa Barbara, comments
- Killgallen, Dorothy, killed for knowing too much about JFK assassination, syndicated columnist, personality with tremendous media reach.
- Kroth, Jerry
Amazon Prof. Jerry Kroth's 50th anniversary edition presents the
single, most plausible theory of the assassination. It is based on
the admissions of grassy knoll gunman, James Files, the deathbed
confession of CIA spymaster, E. Howard Hunt, and the most recent
scholarship to appear in the last decade. Based also in part on his
earlier work, Conspiracy in Camelot, Dr. Kroth proposes that Lyndon
Johnson, the CIA, and Mafia, acting in concert, carried one of the
greatest crimes in American history.
- MemoryHole blog James Tracy is a guest on the most
recent edition of the weekly radio program The
Secret Truth, hosted by George Butler and Charlotte
Littlefield. The segment aired November 9, 2013.
- MemoryHoleBlog in 1974 and
subsequent Congressional investigations into the US
intelligence community thru the early 2000s, an overwhelming
majority of the US public (75 to 80 percent) recognized
serious flaws in the Warren Commission and mainstream
media’s strongly imposed conspiracy theory that Lee Harvey
Oswald was the sole assassin
- Majestic 12 (or MJ-12) is alleged to have been the code name of a secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, formed in 1947 by an executive order by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The purpose of the committee was stated in the Wilbert Smith memo (see below) to have been to investigate the slew of reports of "flying saucer" sightings that were then being received by U.S. military intelligence and in particular to look into the possible physics and technology of propulsion of the aerial objects that were being reported. The formation of the committed is, because of the timing, widely believed to have been precipitated by the recovery of a UFO north of Roswell, New Mexico during July 1947.
- Nation (softball, left gatekeeper) JFK’s Presidential Courage—June 10, 1963 Fifty years ago, Kennedy made a historic speech that brought America and the Soviet Union back from the brink. ... He had, with the help of brother Robert in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, avoided a nuclear conflict with the USSR. Kennedy was very aware of how close he had come to helplessness. He and Khruschev reached an agreement at the very last hour, each desperate to wrest control of the situation from their armed forces. The terms of the agreement were kept secret (an undertaking by Kennedy not to attack Cuba in return for the withdrawal of the Soviet missiles). In the US, the event was interpreted as an American triumph in a battle of wills.
- Pravda Ward Churchill and Death of Academic Freedom (part I) ... Churchill was fired from his position at the University of Colorado (hereinafter CU) after writing a controversial essay shortly after the 9/11 attacks, comparing some of those killed in the World Trade Center to Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann. ... Blaming American foreign policy for spawning acts of terrorism automatically made Churchill a pariah in the eyes of the legal system, just as Malcolm X’s “chickens coming home to roost” statement in the wake of the John F. Kennedy assassination made him an outcast during the early 1960s.
- ProjectCensored 9/11 Film Festival Oakland Grand Lake Theater It’s the 9th Annual Nine Eleven Film Festival, Wednesday, September 11th, One to Eleven PM at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland. This year’s theme: Fifty Years of Betrayal: From JFK to Today. Many short films on 9/11 and the assassinations of the ‘60s will be screened. New feature length films include Bill Still’s, Jekyll Island – The Truth Behind the Federal Reserve; Project Censored: The Movie; NATO’s Secret Army: Gladio; and the evening feature: 9/11 In the Academic Community.
- Slideshare FBI Classified fbi document admits to jfk murder cover up
- StormFront A retired University of
Minnesota Duluth professor known for his conspiracy theories
on John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the 9/11 attacks and the
Paul Wellstone plane crash has found himself in the news
again — this time for claiming the U.S. government was
involved in the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.
- (above video) JFK at 50:
The Who, the How and the Why"
- Truth and Shadows "The faking
of the Zapruder film and where the magic bullet really came
from" an interview with James Fetzer ... “That
means all the years and years of toil based on the
presumption that the Zapruder film is a reliable clock for
the timing of the sequence of the shots has been largely
unproductive, because so much of it has been removed,” he
says. With current advances in imaging and computer
technology, the Zapruder film, easily the most compelling,
dramatic, and iconic artifact from the assassination, can
now be analyzed and scrutinized like never before. And as a
result, its authenticity is being questioned like never
- VeteransToday Nix film
contradicts Zapruder: More proof of JFK film fakery
- VirtualJFK In the era of nuclear confrontation, John F. Kennedy attempted to prevent war six times during his short tenure as president. He didn’t live to face a seventh. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived takes up one of America’s controversial “what if” scenarios, examining the question: Would the U.S. have escalated the war in Vietnam if Kennedy was not assassinated in 1963? With insight and erudition, the film traces JFK’s presidency Π a 1,000-day term plagued with tense political stand-offs through rare and previously-unseen archival footage, offering nuanced accounts of the former president’s political decisions and, by extension, his probable response to the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Featuring unprecedented access into the leadership style of one of the nation’s most important leaders, Virtual JFK sheds new light on the man who helped avoid war in six crises and did not live to save America from the devastating war in Vietnam. and Twitter JFKsBackBone
- VoiceOfRussia US Jewish group: Hawking "delivered slap"
in face of academic freedom Photo: EPA A US Jewish
organization slammed British physicist Stephen Hawking for
pulling out of an Israeli conference because of pressure
from pro-Palestinian activists.
- WanttoKnow Kevin Barrett believes the U.S.
government might have destroyed the World Trade Center.
- dwest 9/11 Truth Conference was held at
- YouTube Daniel Sheehan, The Truth about the Kennedy assassination
- CBSNews Release Of Jackie Letters Blasted ... A priest's diary of private conversations with Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband's assassination should never again be seen in public, the head of Georgetown University's Jesuit community said Monday. ... It's not about academic freedom, it's about another value — the value of the relationship someone has with a priest."
- InsideHigherEducation has the university simultaneously
defending the right of students, under the principles of
academic freedom, to organize the conference, and
criticizing how they have done so. The Israeli press has
featured articles with headlines such as "Harvard
to Host Conference of Hate," and a conservative American
website has labeled the conference "Harvard's
- Herald Sun It was a beautiful day, Oct. 12, 1961. Kennedy received an honorary degree and met with then-Governor Terry Sanford. Kennedy’s mother was in the crowd as he spoke of the history of Carolina and its academic freedoms during University Day.
- Holocaust Controversies CODOH "is a strange world": The Fetzer Fiasco A few days ago, conspiracy guru James Fetzer visited the CODOH ist forum, likely encouraged by his friend Nick Kollerstrom. Kollerstrom (aka 'astro3') had earlier discussed Fetzer's defense of open inquiry into the Holocaust in an academic journal. ...Fetzer: If the Holocaust was real, then research will sustain it; and if it was not, then we all deserve to know. ... Those who are rational with respect to their beliefs make appropriate changes in what they accept, reject, and hold in suspense when new hypotheses and new evidence becomes available to them.
- OilEmpire.us Operation Paperclip smuggled thousands of Nazi criminals into the US to help with the space program and the CIA, others were helped to relocate to South America, where some destablized local governments and helped institute fascism (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay).
- PBS Obama, Clinton ... 'honor' JFK at gravesite, PBS NewsHour will live stream events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, beginning with the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ... Michelle, Hillary, Arlington National Cemetery. .... Lyndon Johnson replaced Kennedy in bestowing the first of now more that 500 recipients of the medal.
- Political Assassinations Among the speakers were
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, JD, MD (our founding president), Mark
Lane, Peter Dale Scott, and Dr. Ernst Titovets (Oswald’s
best friend). Also: Dr. Gary Aguilar, Robert Groden, Abraham
Bolden, Dick Russell, Russ Baker, Joan Mellen, John
Armstrong, Daniel Sheehan, David Montague, PhD (ARRB staff),
Rex Bradford, Dr. Joseph Palermo, David Starks, Jack Colhoun,
Bill Simpich, Andrew Kiel, Chris Pike, Greg Burnham, Joseph
McBride, Stan Weeber, Wayne Smith, Ben Rogers, Bill Holiday,
Mel Barney, Randy Benson, John Judge, John Potash and
- the word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium (community of masters and scholars)
- USHistory John F. Kennedy backed the civil rights movement and supported James Meredith's enrollment in the University of Mississippi. Fear that violent opposition to his attendance could erupt at any moment led to Meredith's having to be escorted to class by U.S. marshals.
| 9/11 Truth
||A Skeptic on
9/11 Prompts Questions on Academic Freedom
NYTimes MADISON, Wis., July 26, 2006— Sipping on a bottle of water and holding a
book about the history and future of Islam, Kevin Barrett ticked off a
few examples of what he saw as evidence that the Sept. 11 attacks had
been an “inside job.” ... As children zoomed by on tricycles and shot
basketballs at a community center near his home, Mr. Barrett, 47,
described how some news organizations (the French daily newspaper Figaro
and Radio France International, in fact) had reported that an agent from
Intelligence Agency visited with Osama
bin Laden two months before the attacks. He also said fires could
not have caused the collapse of the World Trade Center towers at
free-fall speed, as reported by the special Sept. 11 commission. “The
9/11 report will be universally reviled as a sham and a cover-up very
soon,” said Mr. Barrett, who has been a teacher’s assistant or lecturer
on Islam, African literature and other subjects at the University
of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1996. “The 9/11 commission has its
conspiracy theory, and we have ours.” NYTimes
| Progressive links
- 9/11Review The
association of challenges to the official
myth of 9/11 with
deniers of the Nazi Holocaust of Jews is one of the more
potent weapons in the arsenal of the apologists for the
official myth, although its use so far has been limited.
- 9/11Blogger Chomsky Confronted on 9/11; Admits LIHOP is "conceivable" James Corbett The Corbett Report 5 November, 2009 A 9/11 activist recently confronted Noam Chomsky on his previous, well-publicized disparaging+remarks+about+9/11+truth. After spending several minutes repeating his tired arguments about the impossibility of 9/11 as an inside job, Chomsky then concedes that the notion that the Bush Administration knew of an impending attack and let it happen on purpose is "conceivable." Watch footage of the confrontation in the video player below:
- 911inAcademia FoFormer AAUP
General Secretary Recommends “9/11 in the
Academic Community” Academic freedom protects scholars who
report inconvenient truths from the uninformed, but, as
Adnan Zuberi reminds us, academic freedom is also the
responsibility of scholars to pursue the truth.
- AHabit Despite the fact that Buckley is one of America's most prolific writers, he has said next to nothing about this part of his life. The best evidence is never publicly exposed. While with the CIA he published "God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of Academic Freedom." He also worked with Eudocio Ravines on "The Road to Yenan", a book about the communist conspiracy to obtain world domination. According to Buckley, he left the CIA after a few months, but many believe it was decided that he would be more useful to the agency as an "independent" journalist. In other words, he was to become a key figure in covert operations Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation. it is quite clear that William F. Buckley Jr. was in fact the Umbrella man on November 22nd 1963, because his calm actions, after the shots were fired, are his precision trademark.
- CanadianCharger Jonathan Kay attacks academic freedom ... “My objective is to evaluate the content, value and veracity of the body of literature that both supports and criticizes the government version of history used to justify the invasions and domestic transformations that make up the GWOT (Global War on Terror).” ... Now, after receiving a $7,714 scholarship to investigate 9/11, University of Lethbridge graduate student Joshua Blakeney has found himself in Mr. Kay's crosshairs.
- CitizensInquest Why Professors CANNOT tell YOU the TRUTH About 911! Discover why our academic leaders are gagged when it comes to speaking the truth about historical events; from 911 to Syria. Attend this FREE session and you’ll know why they dare not rock the boat when it comes to true academic freedom! · View a screening of the award-winning documentary 9/11 in the Academic Community
Cognitive Infiltration Former Chicago and Harvard law
professor Cass Sunstein, who in 2009 was appointed by President
Barack Obama to direct an important executive branch office, had
in 2008 co-authored an article containing a plan for the
government to prevent the spread of anti-government “conspiracy
theories.” Arguing that such theories are believed only by groups
suffering from “informational isolation,” he advocated the use of
anonymous government agents to engage in “cognitive infiltration”
of these groups in order to introduce “cognitive diversity,” with
the aim of breaking them up.
- ElectronicIntifada Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility after 9/11 ... Attempts to undermine professors’ abilities to teach and do research are increasingly directed at scholars who seek to provide a contextualized and critical view of recent international developments and their interaction with US foreign policies and practices. ... Academic freedom can be defined as the right of scholars to have their ideas judged according to how well those ideas stand up to debate, rather than according to the power of the scholar her or himself.
- Global Research Coming this fall, “9/11 in the Academic Community,” a Winner of the University of Toronto Film Festival, is a unique film that documents academia’s treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government’s narrative from scholarly examination. Through a powerful reflection on intellectual courage and the purpose of academia, the film aims at changing intellectual discourse on 9/11 and the War on Terror.
- InsideHigherEd The
University of New Hampshire is refusing to fire a tenured
professor whose views on 9/11 have led many politicians in
the state to demand his dismissal. William Woodward, a professor of psychology, is among
those academics who believe that U.S. leaders have lied
about what they know about 9/11, and were involved in a
conspiracy that led to the massive deaths on that day,
setting the stage for the war with Iraq. The Union Leader, a
New Hampshire newspaper, reported on Woodward's views on
Sunday, and quoted him (accurately, he says) saying that he
includes his views in some class sessions.
- LinkedIn William Woodward teaches: psychology and
race, pioneers of psychology, intro to race, culture, &
power; co-founder of academic minor about race, culture, &
power; critical historian of psychology investigating the
neocolonial heritage of Western psychology; historian of
Gestalt psychology, scientific biographer of international
female and male psychologists, authority on the life and
work of a pivotal 19th c. German philosopher - Hermann Lotze;
member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), peace
- International Center for 9/11 Studies took place at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada during September 8 – 11, 2011
- Jim Fetzer, challenging the superthermite theory of how the twin towers were demolished, and proposing that mininukes may have been responsible and the characteristics of the destruction better fit the data.
- MemoryHoleBlog Tag Archives: academic freedom December 14, 2013 The Sandy Hook School Massacre: A Compendium of Research and Analysis
- Mujca I would like to clarify my
comments in the State Journal (June 30) concerning the case
of Kevin Barrett at the UW. Whatever one thinks of Barretts'
ideas concerning what happened on September 11 (and I
strongly disagree with them), two things must be understood.
First, Barrett's views are protected under the canons of
academic freedom if they are relevant to the subject matter
of the class and are presented in a way that does not
discriminate against students or prevent them from
- Mujca Professor Donald Downs has apparently reconsidered earlier remarks proposing 9/11 truth as the possible equivalent of Holocaust denial, and saying that Kevin Barrett's views on 9/11 are "absurd" and evidence of poor judgment that should be taken into consideration when Barrett applies for renewal of his semester-to-semester position. Professor Downs, after thinking the matter over, has produced an exemplary statement in support of academic freedom, and should be commended for it. He has stated in a private email that he is considering looking more carefully at the issues raised by 9/11 truth activists--though the motivation, at this point, would be to debate us. That's fine. Professor Downs is a reasonable man, as his letter below shows, who is capable of thinking things through and modifying his previous opinions, however strongly held. In this respect, we need more people like him. As the John Albanese film puts it, Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime!
- ProgressivePress Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle against the 9/11 Big Lie ... Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle against the 9/11 Big Lie. The first humorous book on 9/11, and outrageously so. Barrett sends critics like Sean Hannity, neo-con politicians and the Secret Service packing. Topics: 9/11, academic freedom (Kevin lost his university teaching position for 9/11 Truth), Islam, autobiography, humor, why people can't see 9/11 was an inside job, bigotry, media bias, and return to American ideals.
Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Jim Fetzer
Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice members
- Scientists for 9/11 Truth Academics Weigh In.... John McMurtry, professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph, Canada who was attacked by colleagues and faculty alike but retained his position; and William Woodward of the University of New Hampshire, who was similarly attacked by colleagues and state officials but was defended and retained by the university as coming under the banner of academic freedom.
- SXU After American Airlines Flight #77 flew into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Richard Berthold, then professor of classical history at the University of New Mexico, told a class of approximately 100 students in his Western Civilization course, “Anybody who blows up the Pentagon gets my vote.” Although this was an in class articulation of an opinion, Professor Berthold was reprimanded and not allowed to offer any more classes of Western Civilization. He was essentially driven out of the university when he took early retirement the following academic year.
- TheTruthSeeker Gilad Atzmon
- TruthJihadRadio Henry Herskovitz of Jewish
Witnesses for Peace and Friends (JWPF), a long-time
pro-Palestine activist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, isn't
afraid of asking the hard questions...and confronting
censorship from within the Palestinian solidarity movement.
- Veterans Today Zionism – The Greatest Criminal Ruse of
All Time ... The launching of Israel at the end
of history, a state based on archaic Bible myths, is proving
to be mankind’s greatest folly. The Old Testament is now
married to high tech weapons. The human specie is
threatened with extinction because now the Jews have a state
to carry out out their lunatic agenda of world domination. Academic Freedom Conference
VeteransToday Pete Carroll, Superbowl Seahawks coach is a 9/11
Truther, ... grilled four-star general, Peter Chiarelli, forced
him to lie ... WeAreChange, Guliani ... article by Kevin Barrett.
- VeteransToday 2 + 2 = Israel nuked the WTC on 9/11, The most powerful proof, ironically, comes from dust samples collected by the USGS, which substantiate the presence of elements that would not be present in this form had the destruction of the Twin Towers not been a nuclear event. Those include: Barium and Strontium: Neither of these elements should ever appear in building debris in these quantities. The levels never fall below 400ppm for Barium and they never drop below 700ppm for Strontium and reach over 3000ppm for both in the dust sample taken at Broadway and John Streets.
- WanttoKnow 9/11 Commission Report Questioned by Over 100 Professors ... alphabetized list. ..on David Ray Griffin: Griffin refuses to throw out possibilities simply because they are outrageous, outlandish or shocking; he lets the evidence speak for itself. The results are deeply disturbing. With admirable academic objectivity, Griffin refuses to indict or endorse any specific hypothesis. Rather he presents a substantial body of very disturbing evidence.
WashingtonBlog Two professors of structural engineering at a
prestigious Swiss university (Dr. Joerg Schneider and Dr. Hugo
Bachmann) said that, on 9/11, World Trade Center 7 was brought
down by controlled demolition
- AEI Public opinion on conspiracy theories ... Fifty
years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the
belief that more than one person was involved in his
assassination remains the most widely
held conspiracy theory in America. In an April 2013
poll, 59 percent said others were involved.
- Daniel Pipes, Middle East Forum ... Critiques of the global academic march to the left tend to focus on classroom antics, silly statements to the press, articles with incomprehensible titles, and efforts to punish students who have the temerity to disagree with their radical professors. But books are more important than all of this. Books make up the heart of the scholarly enterprise. Articles disappear, press analyses vaporize, and classroom lectures effervesce; books endure. They build the edifice of knowledge and potentially acquire an influence across the generations.
- FreeRepublic David Horowitz
to Debate Ward Churchill at Academic Freedom Conference
- MacMillan Academic Freedom in a Post 9/11 World ... Academic freedom has been a principle that undergirds the university since 1915. Beyond this, it also protects a spirit of free inquiry essential to a democratic society. But in the post-9/11 present, the basic principles of academic freedom have been deeply challenged. There have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national security and terror, corporate interests, and privatization have cast a pall over the terrain of academic freedom. In the post-9/11 university, professors face job loss or tenure denial for speaking against state power, while their students pay more tuition and fall deeper in debt. This timely collection features an impressive assembly of the nation’s leading intellectuals, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing higher education in the United States today. Spanning a wide array of disciplinary fields,Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era seeks to intervene on the economic and political crises that are compromising the future of our educational institutions.
- New York University ... Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare . Speakers included Yeshiva University Professor Ellen Schrecker, Ewen Center co-director Marilyn Young, and NYU President John Sexton. Roger Bowen, from the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program, warned in his keynote address that the increasing number of untenured faculty hired by institutes of higher education was a threat to academic freedom. Professor Stuart Ewen of CUNY, chaired a panel that delved into academic freedom and its theory and practice. NYU Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Khaled Fahmy headed a panel that explored academic freedom and the question of Israel and Palestine. Professor David Montgomery of Yale University led a panel on labor and the corporate university, and NYU’s Mary Nolan chaired a panel on academic freedom and high schools. and Joan Scott, Institute of Advanced Study • David Hollinger, Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley • Zachary Lockman, NYU professor of Middle Eastern Studies • Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies, Director of the Middle East Institute, Columbia University • Sheila Slaughter, Professor of Higher Education, University of Georgia • Andrew Ross, Professor and Chair of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University • Deborah Almontaser, Founding Principal of the Kahlil Gibran International Academy • Joel Westheimer, Professor, University Research Chair in Democracy; Education Director, Democratic Dialogue, ..University of Ottawa • Gary Anderson, Professor of Education, New York University • Barbara Bowen, President, Professional Staff Congress; Professor of English, Queens College, City ..University of New York. Midwest 9/11 Truth Conference, Urbana Free Library, Sept 2013.
- ShermanDorn ... I think Barrett, Jones, and Woodward are dead wrong on 9/11, but I will defend their rights to academic due process.
VillageVoice 9/11 Truth gatekeeper Bulow, Andreas von
... secretary of state in the German Federal Ministry of Defence
.. says 9/11 was an inside job. Andreas von
Bülow: The World's Most Respectable 9/11 Conspiracy Nut
- Wikipedia 9/11 Truth
...In the same year, 61 legislators in the U.S. State of
Wisconsin signed a petition calling for the dismissal of a University
of Wisconsin lecturer Kevin
Barrett, after he
joined the group Scholars
for 9/11 Truth.
freedom, the university provost declined
to take action against Barrett
- USNews BYU takes on a 9/11 conspiracy professor ... "BYU is literally the example we use of a university that does not promise strong free speech or academic freedom protections," says Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights on Campus. ... Jones's paid leave will only add to the conspiracy theorists' sense that the establishment is out to get them. James Fetzer, the cofounder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, noted that President Bush met with Gordon Hinckley, head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... Wisconsin state Rep. Stephen Nass
- Wikipedia Peter Beinart Beinart was a vocal supporter of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq but by 2006 as he published his first book, he "had concluded that it had been a tragic mistake", according to George Packer in The New Yorker. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, published in 2010, in Packer's words, "look[ed] back at the past hundred years of U.S. foreign policy in the baleful light of recent events [and found] the ground littered with ... the remnants of large ideas and unearned confidence [as demonstrable in] a study of three needless wars", the First World War, Vietnam, and Iraq. Vietnam was presented in the context of ozio (indolence) in the wake of the necessary and successful World War II. WWI, Vietnam and Iraq were presented as each "based on an oversimplifying ism—Progressivism, liberal anti-Communism, and neoconservativism—and ... respectively, the hubris of reason, the hubris of toughness, and the hubris of dominance.
WashingtonBlog, these prominent, highly trained engineers
all question the official account of 9/11 and want a new investigation...
Alfred Lee Lopez, with 48 years of experience in all types of buildings:
John D. Pryor, with more than 30 years experience: Robert F. Marceau, with
over 30 years of structural engineering experience: Kamal S. Obeid,
structural engineer, with a masters degree in Engineering from UC Berkeley
and 30 years of engineering experience Steven L. Faseler, structural
engineer with over 20 years of experience in the design and construction
industry: Ronald H. Brookman, structural engineer, with a masters degree in
Engineering from UC Graham John Inman Paul W. Mason notes: David Scott says:
Nathan Lomba states: Edward E. Knesl writes: Antonio Artha,with 15+ years of
experience in building design Steven Francis Dusterwald: John S. Lovrovich:
Travis McCoy, M.S. in structural engineering James Milton Bruner, Major,
U.S. Air Force, Christopher Michael Bradbury: David Anthony Dorau Russell T.
Connors, designed many buildings and other types of structures Lester Jay
Germanio, 20+ years experience Daniel Metz, 26+ years experience Jonathan
Smolens, William Rice, P.E., Marshall Casey Pfeiffer Paul A. Thomas Steven
Merritt Kers Clausen Dennis Kollar, Doyle Winterton, American structural
engineer (retired) David Topete The former head of the Fire Science Division
of the government agency which claims that the World Trade Centers collapsed
due to fire (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), who is one
of the world’s leading fire science researchers and safety engineers, a
Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (Dr. James Quintiere), called for an
independent review of the World Trade Center collapse investigation. “I wish
that there would be a peer review of this,” he said, referring to the NIST
investigation. “I think all the records that NIST has assembled should be
archived. I would really like to see someone else take a look at what
they’ve done; both structurally and from a fire point of view. … I think the
official conclusion that NIST arrived at is questionable. Harry G. Robinson,
III – Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture and Design, Dr.
David L. Griscom x
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
|The Media and Academic
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Coalition to Protect Education from Attack The Global Coalition to Protect
Education from Attack is a unique inter-agency coalition
formed in 2010 to address the problem of targeted attacks on
education during armed conflict.
- MemoryHole Blog The greatest
challenge to that status quo might be waged once those on
the “left” and “right” move beyond their politics of
imagined opinion and allegiance toward a common
understanding of the oppressive forces arrayed against them.
- MemoryHoleBlog in 1974 and
subsequent Congressional investigations into the US
intelligence community thru the early 2000s, an overwhelming
majority of the US public (75 to 80 percent) recognized
serious flaws in the Warren Commission and mainstream
media’s strongly imposed conspiracy theory that Lee Harvey
Oswald was the sole assassin
- MemoryHoleBlog Tag Archives: academic freedom ... December 14, 2013 The Sandy Hook School Massacre: A Compendium of Research and Analysis ... Beginning in the late 1960s Operation Gladio and its corollary maneuvers proceeded throughout Europe, spanning over two decades. Researchers and even the testimony of public officials have since proven that the series of seemingly random orchestrated bombings and shootings was intended to cultivate the necessary degree of anxiety and “tension” that would keep the populace tethered to police state authority and supportive of the right wing regimes preferred by Western powers.
- NevadaGovernor2014 National Boy Scout Jamboree, FEMA False Flag operation July 2013. Video David Lory Van der Beek
- Peter Kirstein Accuracy in Academia Seeks
Clarification of Review of No University is an Island Accuracy in Academia is
one of several conservative organisations that is disturbed
by the alleged free-thinking, free-wheelin’ progressivism of
academia. They believe that postsecondary education is too
progressive and provides fertile territory for the
avante-garde and criticism of all things America. Some of
these policing groups are aggressively pursuing an agenda of
ideological exclusivity such as Students for Academic
Freedom; others are more bipartisan and less driven by
ideology such as FIRE. Academic Freedom Conference 2014 Champaign Public Library.
Professor Griff ... Maniacz, is an internationally renowned
educator, writer, producer, musician, platinum recording/spoken word
artist, lecturer and founding member of the pioneering and
revolutionary hip hop group Public Enemy. Author of the popular
music business guide: Musick Bizness R.I.P. (Resource Information
Publication), Griff stands as a highly acclaimed, seasoned
entertainment industry veteran and sought-after resource on all
aspects of the music business. An activist within both the conscious
and hip hop communities, Griff currently stands as a permanent
fixture on the international lecture circuit with his riveting and
powerful discourse/book, the Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop.
- Scholars at Risk Scholars at Risk is an
international network of institutions and individuals
working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human
rights of scholars worldwide
- Straight Dope
- TruthJihad US, Zionists waging genocidal war against Muslims: Kevin Barrett ... Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, from Wisconsin, to further discuss the issue. Barrett is joined by Joe Iosbaker, Stop FBI Repression, from Chicago, and Daniel Pipes, founder and director of the Middle East Forum, from Philadelphia. The following is a rough transcription of the interview. ... Barrett: If the government were going to shut down all the media outlets that are inciting criminality against people like me, I guess they would pretty much have to shut down the entire mainstream media, which has been on an Islamophobic crusade ever since the pro-Israel coup d’état on September 11th, 2001.
- CampusWatch Critic Assails NYU Academic Freedom Conference [incl.
Zachary Lockman] In October, 2007, the University of Chicago
Defense of Academic Freedom,"
an event whose
unifying theme was "the notion that Jewish groups have
degraded the quality and breadth of discussion in the media
and in Washington." Hardly the stuff of self-described
progressives, but such is the state
of discourse in
the corridors of academia today.
- CodesRIA International Conference :Academic Freedom and the Social Responsibility of Academics and Researchers in Africa: What are the new challenges? ... The Academic Freedom and Human Rights Programme has been established in CODESRIA since the early ‘90s. The initiatives developed have enabled it to be at the forefront of the fights that are being conducted for nearly two decades now for the defence of academic freedom and the social responsibility of African academics and researchers. The starting point of this programme was the adoption, in November 1990, of the Kampala Declaration (Uganda) which states, among others, that “Every African intellectual has the right to pursue intellectual activity, including teaching, research and dissemination of research results, without let or hindrance subject only to universally recognised principles of scientific enquiry and ethical and professional standards”.
- Cinamon Stillwell Campus
- Discover the Networks Horowitz, Soros tracking,
- MiddleEast Forum
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- 9/11 in the Academic Community ACADEMIA'S TREATMENT OF CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 9/11 – DOCUMENTARY ... Whatever else is done by the men
and women who work in our universities, it is essential, I
believe, that large numbers of them stand sufficiently
outside society intellectually to see, understand, and
interpret what is going on. I find it troubling that so
few—there are credible exceptions—have seriously engaged
with the question of what actually happened on 9/11 and why.
There are so many holes and limitations in the official
version that it calls out for rigorous intellectual
fact-finding and analysis. Alvin A. Lee President Emeritus,
- Association for Asian-American Studies Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions ... Whereas the Association for Asian American Studies is an organization dedicated to the preservation and support of academic freedom and of the right to education for students and scholars in the U.S. and globally; and Whereas Arab (West Asian) and Muslim American communities, students, and scholars have been subjected to profiling, surveillance, and civil rights violations that have circumscribed their freedom of political expression, particularly in relation to the issue of human rights in Palestine-Israel; and more
- BabulaBlog Pedro Luis Boitel was born in Cuba to a family of modest means of French origin. He studied at the University of Havana while working as a radio technician. Opposing the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista he joined the July 26 movement led by Fidel Castro. The majority of the movement's members like Pedro were anti-communists. Once Batista left for exile and Fidel Castro took control the anti-communist members of the July 26 movement became an obstacle to absolute power. Following the revolution, Boitel returned to University were his fellow students nominated to run for the presidency of the Federation of University Students in 1960. Fidel Castro personally intervened to remove him from the presidency. Pedro Luis Boitel's threat to the emerging communist regime was that he refused to betray the Federation of University Students and sought to maintain academic freedom and autonomy.
- FIRE Foundation for Individual Rights
in Education .. Defending individual rights in higher
- Eric.ed.gov Calling Academia to Account: Rights and Responsibilities.... Part 1 examines the values and assumptions of academic research and scholarship and accountability issues concerning investment to fund that work. Individual chapters address: values and the world of scholarship, academic freedom and professional ethics, value for money, and the public interest. Part 2 examines the various constituents that comprise a university and the issues of accountability within the institution. Chapters discuss structure and purpose of the university; institutional autonomy of both academics and managers; membership, employment, office; internal legislation; the rights of the subordinate and the insubordinate; and resolving disputes.
Denis Rancourt on Academic Freedom [Part 1, 2, 3]
- Greg Lukianoff is the President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He previously served as FIRE's first Director of Legal and Public Advocacy until he was appointed President in 2006. A graduate of American University and Stanford Law School, he has described himself as a "pro-choice liberal." Lukianoff has published articles in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and the New York Post. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post and served as a regular columnist for the Daily Journal of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Along with Harvey A. Silverglate and David French, Lukianoff is a co-author of FIRE's Guide to Free Speech on Campus. He testified before the United States Congress on the state of free speech on college campuses. Wikipedia
- Mondoweis Universities as first responders to ideological objectives of the US govt, thus ASA blowback, Title VI, cold war program to combat 'threat' from the Soviet Union, following colonial era of scholars follow in the wake of merchants in imperialistism, 9/11 saw an 20 million increase in Title VI funds, FLAS scholarships leapt, for Middle East, Central and South Asia, guided ideological direction of students, Homeland Security departments established, counterterrorism studies, SSE, and US complicity with Israel, creating conditions for colonialistic expansion, pariah. see Cornell and Technion weapons development, Roosevelt Island New York, Technion with Elbit Systems of Israel, built drones to attack Lebanon, developed remote controlled Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer to demolish Palestinian homes, some Israeli Telaviv university built on Palestinian land, IDF / INSS killed over 1100, increasing neoliberalism, Lawrence Summers (Harvard/Clinton and Obama Administrations) Robert Gates (CIA/Texas A & M), and Mitch Daniels (Bush Administration/Purdue), and women such as Condoleezza Rice (Stanford/Obama Secretary of State). Tithi Bhattacharya is Professor of Modern South Asian History at Purdue.
- Muslims for 9/11 Truth Chemist Kevin Ryan was fired from his job at Underwriters Labs in 2004 for blowing the whistle on UL's participation in the cover-up of the explosive demolition of the three World Trade Center Skyscrapers. He has continued to expose the 9/11 inside job through research, publications, and talks. He recently spoke alongside Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth to an audience of more than 2000 people at the Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day event in Chicago.
9/11: James Fetzer on Academic Freedom by BadKitty
- PropagandistMag In the interest of historical ism, imagine Howard Zinn as a Soviet dissident wishing to write a book on Soviet history from the perspective of Holodomor victims. There’s not a chance of it, and anyone who imagines otherwise is simply deluding themselves. Aleksandr Solzhhenitsyn had to defect to the west in order to safely write The Gulag Archipelago.
- National Council of the American Studies Association ASA the Academic and Community Activism Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) asked the Executive Committee (EC) to consider a resolution to honor the call from Palestinian civil society to support the academic boycott of Israel. The EC forwarded the resolution to the National Council. Following the deliberative procedures detailed below, the Council unanimously decided to issue a revised version of the resolution, which we now recommend to members of the ASA. Please follow this link to read the resolution.
- Sheehan, Daniel In 1994, Daniel served as Legal Counsel to John E. Mack, Chair of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mack was a Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer who, utilizing the scientific methods of medical psychology, conducted extensive research on the phenomenon of alien abduction. In 1994 the Dean of Harvard Medical School called Dr. Mack before a special committee to defend publication of his controversial book Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens. A clear violation of his free speech rights and position as a tenured professor—and highly respected clinician—Sheehan represented Dr. Mack before the committee, successfully protecting his right to academic freedom. Wikipedia
- Strax Affair, Inventing Academic Freedom In 1968, there was political ferment everywhere. In Paris, students were in the streets. In the U.S., civil rights, the Vietnam War, and protests against the draft brought out millions. In this atmosphere, a young Jewish-American professor in the quiet town of Fredericton, New Brunswick sparked a controversy that established the principles of academic freedom on Canadian campuses. Amazon
- VeteransToday Kevin Barrett “Mainstream peace groups are wary of 9/11 truth.” A standing-room-only crowd turned out at 8:30 a.m. today to listen to 9/11 whistleblower Kevin Ryan and activist Klayt Morfoot cast aspersions on the official version of 9/11. Ryan, who was fired by Underwriters Labs for exposing UL’s lies about the steel used in the World Trade Center skyscrapers, recently published Another 19, which argues that the 9/11 Commission may have blamed the wrong nineteen guys. Morfoot, a veteran who has served repeatedly in Iraq and Afghanistan, has sparked controversy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by starting a student 9/11 truth group.
American Association of University Professors The 1940 Statement
of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure affirms
that "teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in
discussing their subject." This affirmation was meant to
codify understandings of academic freedom commonly accepted
in 1940. In recent years these understandings have become
controversial. Private groups have sought to regulate
classroom instruction, advocating the adoption of statutes
that would prohibit teachers from challenging deeply held
student beliefs or that would require professors to maintain
"diversity" or "balance" in their teaching.
- Chronicle 2013 Canceled Conference Revives Concerns About Academic Freedom in the Persian Gulf By Ursula Lindsey Cairo The London School of Economics and Political Science abruptly canceled an academic conference on the Arab Spring it planned to hold over the weekend at the American University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, citing "restrictions imposed on the intellectual content of the event that threatened academic freedom."
- EvolutionNews Holocaust Denier Led the Charge Against Academic Freedom on Evolution in Alabama ... For the last three years, defenders of academic freedom and free speech on evolution have supported Alabama's Academic Freedom Bill. Although the bill has come close to final passage, it recently died again in the Alabama legislature. An outspoken opponent of the bill has been activist Larry Darby. Mr. Darby's vehement opposition to the Alabama Academic Freedom Bill was on full display at a House Education hearing back on April 29, 2004. According to reports I have received, committee chair, Rep. Yvonne Kennedy (D), did not allow citizens to testify for the bill. But for some reason she let Mr. Darby alone provide special commentary on it. Blasting the bill, Mr. Darby claimed that Alabama already had enough legislation filled with bible and race-based hatred. Yet Mr. Darby himself has recently gained attention for his own denial of the murderous events of the Holocaust.
- International Studies Association .. Academic Freedom Committee .. Created by ISA’s Governing Council in 2009 and first assembled in 2010, the Academic Freedom Committee (AFC) is charged with documenting instances where scholars in all disciplines related to international studies are persecuted for their peaceful, non-partisan, professional or personal activities, particularly when engaged in activities related to scholarly research and teaching. .. Harvey Starr: "Some Theoretical and Analytical Perspectives on the Arab Spring," Keynote Address for the Annual Meeting of the Israel Association for International Studies," Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, June 10, 2013, Beer-Sheva.
- MirrorOfJustice Garcia, "Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University" This book presents a theologically-grounded understanding of academic freedom that builds on, completes, and transforms the prevailing secular understanding. Academic freedom in the secular university, while rightly protecting scholars from external interference by ecclesiastical and political authorities, is constricting in practice because it tends to prohibit most scholars from exploring the relation of the finite world to the infinite, or God. In the Catholic university, true academic freedom means both the freedom of the scholar to pursue studies unencumbered by external interference, and freedom to pursue knowledge beyond the boundaries of specific academic disciplines toward an infinite horizon.
- NewsGazette Instructor of Catholicism at UI claims loss of job violates academic freedom ... Kenneth Howell, taught courses in Catholocism, adjunct professor ... The decision came after a student complained about a discussion of homosexuality in the class in which Howell taught that the Catholic Church believes homosexual acts are morally wrong. ... Howell has been an adjunct lecturer in the department for nine years, during which he taught two courses, Introduction to Catholicism and Modern Catholic Thought. He was also director of the Institute of Catholic Thought, part of St. John's Catholic Newman Center on campus and the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. Funding for his salary came from the Institute of Catholic Thought. search Natural Moral Law, McKim.
- Students for Academic Freedom Islamic Jihadists around the world have declared war on America, Israel and the West and have made clear that: The goal of the Islamo-Fascist jihad is world domination The Islamo-Fasacist Jihad demands the suppression of all Infidels The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Women The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Gays The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Christians The Islamo-Fascist Jihad is a war against Jews The Islamo-Fasacist Jihad is a war against non-religious people
- Volokh Conspiracy Remarkable Take on JFK’s Assassination ... "The city of hate had, in fact, killed the President." ... Look, guys. Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK. Oswald was a Communist. Not a small c, “all we are saying is give peace a chance and let’s support Negro civil rights” kind of Communist, but someone so committed to the cause (and so blind to the nature of the USSR) that he actually went to live in the Soviet Union.
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- American Nazi Party and Henry Ford's International Jew and Mein Kampf
- NewsNow Residents in Small Nevada Town on Edge , Rachel, Nevada Area 51, UFO, alien ... Watchdog groups list JHM Church as a white supremacist outfit, in the same category with the KKK and racist skinheads. It's the same name Richard Bunck uses for his business as a licensed Nevada contractor. The initials JHM are believed to stand for John Hale Mcgee, a southern California minister affiliated with the American Nazi party and who preached the gospel of white supremacy. When Kenniston told Rachel residents what he had uncovered, he got a visit from Richard Bunck.
- Facebook Since the ADL has declared war on the patriots of this country, including patriotic Jewish people--all people in fact who are patriots, who understand that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the only things that protect us from despotism, from the same kinds of things that happened to the Jews, to the gypsies, to the Poles, to the blacks, to the Catholics in Germany during World War II. And believe me, folks, the ADL is not Jews and it is not a representation of the Jewish people. They serve their British masters only. They manipulate the Jews through lies and deception; through that old bugaboo: anti-semitism; by painting swastikas on walls; and by taking out parade permits for the Nazi Party.
- JewWatch The German-American Bund was a pro-Nazi political movement that started in 1935. Under the leadership of its "Führer," a notorious anti-Semite named Fritz Kuhn, the Bund at its height claimed about 15,000 members. A 1939 rally in New York City's Madison Square Garden attracted an audience of 20,000 (which oddly were mostly Jewish). The Bund's fortunes experienced a downturn in 1939, when Kuhn was sent to prison for embezzling funds. It turned out that the ADL was financing the whole thing.
- Brevik more below from Wayne Madsen Report
- NoGW BUSTED! SO-CALLED WHITE SUPREMICIST GROUP EXPOSED AS ISRAELI PROPAGANDA OPERATION. Every time the Israeli lobbyists in the United States demand more money or more special legal protections, they wave about these so-called "Neo-nazi" or "White Supremacist" groups like Stormfront and the American Nazi Party. AIPAC, ADL, JDL, and their ilk raise tons of money by waving these boogie-men around as a real imminent threat and danger! Yet no matter what laws get passed and no matter how many millions ADL, JDL, etc. raise, Stormfront and the American Nazi Party remain strangely unmolested by either criminal or civil actions.
- The Crisis of Zionism Commentary Mag the new book by Peter Beinart, is a simple morality play. On one side there is the tradition of “liberal Zionism” in which Beinart was nurtured. That tradition, in his account, runs from Beinart’s hero, Stephen Wise, America’s leading reform rabbi in the Depression era and leader of the Zionist cause, through Israel’s socialist founders up to…Barack Obama. On the other side is the ist Zionism of Vladimir Jabotinsky now represented by Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and backed by a craven Jewish establishment here in America. What’s at stake in this epic struggle, Beinart would have us believe, is nothing less than the future of Israel’s democracy.
- WhiteNationalism ists agree with orthodox historians that the German National Socialist State singled out the Jewish people for special and cruel treatment. In addition to viewing Jews in the framework of traditional antiSemitism, the Nazis also saw them as being an influential force behind international communism. During the Second World War, Jews were considered to be enemies of the State and a potential danger to the war effort, much like the Japanese were viewed in this country. Consequently, Jews were stripped of their rights, forced to live in ghettos, conscripted for labor, deprived of their property, deported from the countries of their birth and otherwise mistreated. Many tragically perished in the maelstrom.
|WayneMadsenReport WMR August 1-3, 2011 -- Israeli co-option of Europe's far-right political parties Norwegian terrorist killer Anders Behring Breivik has been regaling Norwegian law enforcement investigators with greater plans for conducting terrorist attacks and even a coup d'etat against the Norwegian government. However, when it comes to like-minded cells operating in Europe and elsewhere, Behring has been closed-mouth. Breivik resistance to spilling the beans on colleagues in countries he has previously visited -- from Belarus and Malta and the United States to Mexico -- coincides with a number of dubious statements from European law enforcement officials that insist that Breivik is a crazed "lone wolf." Breivik's terrorist connections to groups like the English Defense League (EDL) in Britain and Knights Templar organizations in Malta and Mexico suggest that Breivik is one cog in a larger operation that has re-adopted the past terrorist tactics of CIA "stay-behind" fascist cells in Europe, generically known as "Gladio" networks, that, during the 1970s and 80s, carried out terrorist attacks that were blamed on leftist groups. Although various media outlets, known to bend and succumb to the pressure applied by Israel and its global sympathizers, tried to downplay the connections between Breivik and his allies in Zionist circles in Israel and Europe, no less than the Jerusalem Post, an echo chamber for Zionist and neo-conservative interests, reported that Breivik was "motivated by Zionism" in carrying out his deadly attack in Norway.
|AmericanThinker The Ron Paul Campaign and its Neo-Nazi Supporters ... When some in a crowd of anti-war activists meeting at Democrat National Committee HQ in June, 2005 suggested Israel was behind the 9-11 attacks, DNC Chair Howard Dean was quick to get behind the microphones and denounce them saying: "such statements are nothing but vile, anti-Semitic rhetoric." When KKK leader David Duke switched parties to run for Louisiana governor as a Republican in 1991, then-President George H W Bush responded sharply, saying, "When someone asserts the Holocaust never took place, then I don't believe that person ever deserves one iota of public trust. When someone has so recently endorsed Nazism, it is inconceivable that someone can reasonably aspire to a leadership role in a free society." Ron Paul is different. Rep Ron Paul (R-TX) is the only Republican candidate to demand immediate withdrawal from Iraq and blame US policy for creating Islamic terrorism. ... On October 26 nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved posted an "Open Letter to Rep. Ron Paul" on TownHall.com. It reads: Dear Congressman Paul: Your Presidential campaign has drawn the enthusiastic support of an imposing collection of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 "Truthers" and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists. Do you welcome- or repudiate - the support of such factions? More specifically, your columns have been featured for several years in the American Free Press -a publication of the nation's leading Holocaust Denier and anti-Semitic agitator, Willis Carto. His book club even recommends works that glorify the Nazi SS, and glowingly describe the "comforts and amenities" provided for inmates of Auschwitz.
Neocon, Neo-Nazi, Chechen and Al Queda Terrorism Colaboration
Neo-Nazis are far more likely to be linked to Neocons than they are to holocaust revisionists.
|March 5-6, 2014 -- WMR report on Sochi ruse operation picks up steam as more facts emerge
WMR's previous report that the CIA and Saudi-funded militants arranged for Russian-made weapons to be smuggled into the hands of Ukrainian opposition units while Russian and Ukrainian security forces were put on the alert for three veiled Muslim "black widow" suicide bombers targeting Sochi during the Winter Olympics is gaining traction.
Additional facts have emerged that point to Western intelligence agencies working with neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine and Chechen Islamist militants to successfully smuggle Russian-made weapons captured from Muammar Qaddafi's armories to Ukrainian irregular forces.
A leaked phone call between Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton, the European Union's commissioner for foreign affairs, reveals that Paet was informed that Ukrainian protesters and policemen were shot by the same snipers. Paet visited Kiev on February 25 during violent clashes between protesters and government security forces on Maidan Square.
Paet told Ashton that a Ukrainian female doctor showed the visiting Estonian official that the bullets that struck protesters and policemen all came from the same weapons and that the opposition was covering up for the snipers. Paet told Ashton about his conversation with the doctor, Olga Bogomolets: "So . . . she then also showed me some photos she said that as a medical doctor she can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened."
WMR previously reported that the neo-Nazi units in Kiev and elsewhere were armed with the Russian-made Libyan weapons to make it appear that it was Russian troops who were killing Ukrainians. These same Russian-made Libyan weapons may be used in future "false flag" attacks that will be blamed on the Russian government.
Just as in Syria, where Saudi and Israeli intelligence and military forces are assisting Al Qaeda-linked elements to overthrow President Bashar al Assad in a bloody civil war, Israeli Defense Force veterans in Kiev joined hands with Chechen Islamist guerrillas, in addition to neo-Nazi units to help overthrow the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. An Israeli Defense Force veteran codenamed "Delta" led a unit called the "Blue Helmets of Maidan" in battling Ukrainian security forces. "Delta" led a 40-man unit consisting of other ex-IDF members. Delta defended the main neo-Nazi political party, Svoboda, stating that claims that the party and its members are anti-Semitic are "exaggerated." Opposition fighters wounded in Kiev received medevaced to Israel, a clear sign that the Israeli government supported the coup against Yanukovych.
The leader of the neo-Nazi Right Sector party, Dmitry Yarosh, coordinated support for the coup leaders in Ukraine from the Al Qaeda-linked Caucasus Emirate of Doku Umarov, the Chechen terrorist who is responsible for deadly attacks that have killed hundreds of people in Russia. Chechen government officials, including Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, confirmed that Yarosh was working with Umarov loyalists inside Ukraine. Chechen intelligence officers picked up on the coordination between Yarosh and the Caucasus Emirate by monitoring postings on the social networking site
Israeli Ukrainian opposition militia leader "Delta" worked hand-in-glove with neo-Nazis and Al Qaeda to overthrow Yanukovych government. This alliance has not been so active since their joint 9/11 attack on the United States.
Although there are reports that Umarov was killed by Russian security forces, the United States and UN Security Council continue to list Umarov on their international terrorist lists.
It was through the Al Qaeda network that the Russian-made arms from Libya were smuggled into Ukraine. And it was the Chechen terror network that was behind the CIA's ruse operation that had Russian and Ukrainian security personnel on the alert for the three "black widow suicide bombers in Sochi, this diverting critical resources from surveillance of the Russian-Ukrainian border for illegal arms smuggling.
Rabbi Moshe Azman, a claimant to the title of chief rabbi of Ukraine, provided support to the Blue Helmet units, which was allied with a seemingly strange coalition of neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorists.
Volodymyr Groysman, the rebel government's deputy prime minister for regional policy, which includes responsibility for Russian-speaking Crimea and eastern Ukraine, is Jewish, a supporter of Israel, and is working closely with the neo-Nazi ministers for national security, defense, and justice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin provided more details of the Western operation to overthrow the Ukrainian government. Putin told a press conference that the key Ukrainian agitators received training in Poland and Lithuania. Putin said, "They underwent preparation in bases in Lithuanian and Polish border areas, and in Ukraine itself. Their instructors were ready for a lengthy time, you saw how they were prepared, like special forces, they were even divided up into squads."
Poland and Lithuania are members of NATO.
Against the backdrop of the false flags and ruse operations used to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Ukraine and then justify the operation are the NSA- and British Government Communications Headquarters-led cyber operations now taking place with the corporate news media and on social media websites. Sock puppets are out in force. They are making wild accusations likening Putin to Adolf Hitler, even though it is the Ukrainian opposition government that has allotted one-third of the government ministries to neo-Nazis. There are wild and unfounded rumors coming from acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a former World Bank official and George Soros ally, that Yanukovych and his aides stole $70 billion from Ukraine and moved the money into offshore accounts. With only Yatsenyuk's word, the corporate media is running with the story as fact. The truth is that Ukraine was broke due to International Monetary Fund and World Bank policies before the coup against Yanukovych and it is doubtful the country's treasury had one billion dollars at its disposal let alone $70 billion. The story is as fake as the other disinformation now being reported as factual news from Ukraine.
The neocons are still alive and active as ever inside Secretary of State John Kerry's State Department. Kerry's Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, who previously served as Hillary Clinton's State Department mouthpiece, has threatened sanctions against Ukraine.
Ukraine, which resisted efforts by the European Union to integrate it into Europe's banker-led federation of austerity and poverty, came into the EU's cross hairs after it abandoned talks with Brussels and Berlin in favor of an economic union with Russia. That move triggered off what can be described as the "Second Orange Revolution," a mass street uprising in Kyiv's Maidan (Independence) Square that demanded the resignation of Ukraine's democratically-elected President and government.
The connections between the Kyiv uprising and the EU outside manipulators are so apparent, the Kyiv square that has become the "Tahrir Square" of Ukraine is called "Euromaidan."
This "Orange Crush" was spearheaded by the same George Soros/National Endowment for Democracy/CIA provocateur guru Gene Sharp hydra that saw the overthrow of Ukraine's government in 2004 in the so-called Orange Revolution. This time, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is the target.
Nuland, who is married to the bloody-handed neocon archangel Robert Kagan, handed out snacks to protesters on Maidan Square. Imagine the reaction of the United States had a second-tier official of either the Russian or Chinese foreign ministry handed out food to Occupy Wall Street protesters in Washington and urged them to overthrow, by force if necessary, President Obama. Yet, that is exactly the scenario Nuland engaged in by supporting protesters in Maidan. Furthermore, she reprimanded Yanokovych for the heavy security presence in Maidan. Nuland and Kerry, who also upbraided Yanukovych, forgot the acts of police brutality committed by U.S. cops against occupy protesters, as well as a plan by the FBI to use snipers to assassinate the leaders of the group.
And Nuland and Kerry were very quiet when the Turkish government sicced riot police on peaceful protesters in Taksim Square in Istanbul earlier this year. After all, Turkey is a member of NATO and Ukraine, for the time being, is not.
For Gene Sharp and his two NGO "babies," OTPOR and the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), vanguard organizations for organizing "rent-a-riot" anti-government protests around the globe, only nations resistant to the "New World Order" designs of Wall Street and the Pentagon are fair game for receiving cash, snacks, and other support from the United States. Recently, it was discovered, through leaked emails, that CANVAS founder Srdja Popovic was collaborating with the CIA- and Pentagon-linked intelligence firm STRATFOR, founded by George Friedman, whose ties to the U.S. and Israeli military-intelligence establishments are well known.
And as with all fake "themed" revolutions, an "embattled martyr" is needed to rally the "rent-a-mob" to action. For the Ukrainian demonstrator, the "Maiden of Maidan" is Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister who was imprisoned for corruption.Tymoshenko, who is now held at a clinic in Kharkiv, has become the "Aung San Suu Kyi" of Ukraine. But for many Ukrainians, the former Prime Minister is a shameless attention seeker whose trademark braided hair coif is derided as a "bagel" on top of her head. The quip is a reference to Tymoshenko's support for Ukraine's leading Zionists and jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, another darling of the Soros/Sharp/Nuland set.
Nuland, Kagan, Soros, Sharp crowd rally around Ukrainian protesters and the "Euromaidan Maiden," the lady with the "bagel" on her head, Yulia Tymoshenko.
One of the demands of the EU to agree to the pact with Ukraine was the release from prison and political rehabilitation of Tymoshenko. AndNuland and her neocon friends have made no secret of their desire to have Ukrainian ex-boxer and Udar Party leader Vitali Klitschko replace President Yanukovych in an undemocratic process brought about by the type of hooliganism that saw protesters topple a statue of Vladimir Lenin in central Kyiv. Who really benefits from the destruction of a Lenin statue? The answer to that question can be found in the banking corridors of Frankfurt and London, as well as the political power corridors of Washington and Brussels.
. This interaction has created a dynamic in which antisemitic ideas and conspiracy theories once circulated almost exclusively by German Nazis and their neo-Nazi offspring entered popular culture, mainstream political debate, and even broadcast television series, especially in Islamic and Arab countries in the Middle East. These even included a revival of the false allegations from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. These conspiracy allegations moved into more mainstream circles through bridging mechanisms that often mask the original overtly anti-Jewish claims by using coded rhetoric about "secret elites" or "Zionist cabals." The international organization run by Lyndon LaRouche is a major source of such masked antisemitic theories globally. In the U.S. the LaRouchites spread these conspiracy theories in an alliance with aides to Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. A series of LaRouchite pamphlets calls the neoconservative movement the "Children of Satan," which links Jewish neo-conservatives to the historic rhetoric of the blood libel. In a twisted irony, the pamphlets imply the neoconservatives are the real neo-Nazis.
Short for Neo-Conservative Nationalist-Socialist. Basically an American member of the Republican party who claims the conservative ideology of Ronald Reagan, but in practice acts like a Nazi in that they are pro-corporate, anti-<insert-current-scapegoat-here>, pro-military, anti-sharing, pro-self-serving, anti-abortion, pro-death-penalty, anti-tax, pro-greed, etc. Their intent is to establish a totalitarian-style state with the pretense of democracy and freedom cloaked in faux-patriotism, but controlled only by like-minded individuals. I don't know what an Islamo-Fascist is because they don't exist, but there definitely are Neo-Con-Nazi hordes running the Republican party. George W. Bush, Donal Rumsfeld, any of the PNAC aithors, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, etc.
Neocons and the Ukraine Coup, (Truthout, left gatekeeper)
American neocons helped destabilize Ukraine and engineer the overthrow of its elected government, a “regime change” on Russia’s western border. But the coup – and the neo-Nazi militias at the forefront – also reveal divisions within the Obama administration, reports Robert Parry.
More than five years into his presidency, Barack Obama has failed to take full control over his foreign policy, allowing a bureaucracy shaped by long years of Republican control and spurred on by a neocon-dominated U.S. news media to frustrate many of his efforts to redirect America’s approach to the world in a more peaceful direction.
But Obama deserves a big dose of the blame for this predicament because he did little to neutralize the government holdovers and indeed played into their hands with his initial appointments to head the State and Defense departments, Hillary Clinton, a neocon-leaning Democrat, and Robert Gates, a Republican cold warrior, respectively.
Even now, key U.S. diplomats are more attuned to hard-line positions than to promoting peace. The latest example is Ukraine where U.S. diplomats, including Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, are celebrating the overthrow of an elected pro-Russian government.
Occurring during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the coup in Ukraine dealt an embarrassing black eye to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had offended neocon sensibilities by quietly cooperating with Obama to reduce tensions over Iran and Syria, where the neocons favored military options.
Over the past several weeks, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was undercut by a destabilization campaign encouraged by Nuland and Pyatt and then deposed in a coup spearheaded by neo-Nazi militias. Even after Yanukovych and the political opposition agreed to an orderly transition toward early elections, right-wing armed patrols shattered the agreement and took strategic positions around Kiev.
Despite these ominous signs, Ambassador Pyatt hailed the coup as “a day for the history books.” Most of the mainstream U.S. news media also sided with the coup, with commentators praising the overthrow of an elected government as “reform.” But a few dissonant reports have pierced the happy talk by noting that the armed militias are part of the Pravy Sektor, a right-wing nationalist group which is often compared to the Nazis. more
The Social-National Party of Ukraine changed its name to the All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" in February 2004 with the arrival of Oleh Tyahnybok as party leader. Tyahnybok made significant efforts to moderate the party's extremist image. The party not only replaced its name, but also abandoned the "I + N" ("Idea Natsii" Ukrainian "idea of a nation") Wolfsangel logo (a symbol popular among neo-Nazi groups) with a three-fingered hand reminiscent of the 'Tryzub' pro-independence gesture of the late 1980s. Svoboda also pushed neo-Nazi and other radical groups out the party, distancing itself from its neofascist past while retaining the support of extreme nationalists. In 2004, Tyahnybok was expelled from the Our Ukraine parliamentary faction for a speech calling for Ukrainians to fight against a "Muscovite-Jewish mafia," and celebrated the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists for having fought "Moscovites, Germans, Jews and other scum who wanted to take away our Ukrainian state." The speech was delivered at the grave-site of a commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army where Tyahnybok praised its struggle against "Moskaly", a derogatory term for either Russians or pan-Russian nationalists; Germans; and "Zhydy", an archaic but controversial term for Jews in Ukraine due to it being a slur when used in the Russian language. In the 2006 local elections the party had obtained 4.2% of the votes and 4 seats in the Ternopil Oblast Council, 5.62% of the votes and 10 seats in the Lviv Oblast Council and 6.69% of the votes and 9 seats in the Lviv city council. In the 2007 parliamentary elections, the party received 0.76% of the votes cast, more than double their share during the 2006 parliamentary elections, when they received 0.36%. It was ranked eighth out of 20 parties (in the 2007 elections) and the non-participation of the Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists made the party the only far-right party to participate in the 2007 parliamentary elections. In the autumn of 2009, Svoboda joined the Alliance of European National Movements as the only organisation from outside the European Union. That year the party claimed to have 15,000 members.
How and Why the U.S. Government Aided a Coup Led by Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
The people of the United States are being deliberately misled and misinformed about the leading role played by the U.S. State Department, intelligence agencies and neoconservative leaders in bringing neo-Nazis to power in Ukraine.
The same neoconservative politicians and strategists that drove the country to war against Iraq in 2003, against Libya in 2011 and nearly against Syria in 2013 have been neck-deep in a protracted regime change effort in Ukraine as part of a larger geo-strategic struggle against Russia. The fact that they have worked hand in glove with armed neo-Nazis in Ukraine—with Sen. John McCain and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland literally joining the protests—speaks volumes about the political nature of the events.
The Maidan protest movement was launched in Kiev in November 2013 when Ukrainian President Yanukovych rejected a European Union economic plan that would have imposed a harsh austerity regime on Ukraine as the price for admission into the economic sphere dominated by German banks. The U.S. and E.U.-backed street protests, supported most fervently by neoconservative elements inside and outside the Obama administration, began when Yanukovych instead accepted a $15 billion loan from Russia and an economic plan that did not require austerity measures but did include discounted prices for Russian natural gas.
Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda party. Fascists now control key posts in the government, including over the armed forces
Another case of imperialist-backed regime change – this time with neo-Nazis
The U.S. government has engineered, financed and fully supported a classic coup d’état that overthrew a corrupt but democratically elected government in Ukraine. Joining in the destabilization of the Ukrainian government were Germany, France, Britain and other NATO powers.
The U.S. State Department funds an international network of non-governmental organizations and media outlets that are used to create political opposition and conduct regime change against targeted countries from Venezuela to Bolivia to Syria to Ukraine and other countries. A principal vehicle for these U.S. operations is the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
A recent article by Robert Parry reports: “NED, a $100 million-a-year agency created by the Reagan administration in 1983 to promote political action and psychological warfare against targeted states, lists 65 projects that it supports financially inside Ukraine, including training activists, supporting ‘journalists’ and promoting business groups, effectively creating a full-service structure primed and ready to destabilize a government in the name of promoting ‘democracy.’”
The new coup-led government was selected by a rump session of the parliament when many elected members could not show up to vote for fear of physical attack. It is filled with fascist and semi-fascist forces, as well as powerful billionaire oligarchs. The fascist forces promote hatred toward Russians, Jews, Poles and other minorities.
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Thursday, 3 January 2013
What happened to Joel Hayward and how long are we going to put up with
A few weeks ago I posted The
Hayward Thesis and remarked that it was my favourite Holocaust
ist text. I also mentioned that, under pressure, Hayward
I would no more believe Hayward saying, under pressure, that millions
perished in gas chambers than I would have believed Galileo, also under
pressure, saying that the sun went round the earth. I don't believe it
and I don't believe Hayward (or Galileo for that matter) believed it
Still, this piece by Thomas Fudge describes and evaluates some of
that pressure and, after you've read it, you can read what happened to
This all happened over ten years ago but it's still happening now so, we
might also ask ourselves, how long are people going to put up with this?
The Fate of Joel Hayward in New
from Holocaust Historian to Holocaust?
By Thomas A. Fudge
For the past three years, newspapers, national periodical publications
and television programmes have intermittently provided coverage about
the Joel Hayward affair: a story of a New Zealand student who wrote a
controversial thesis. Contestable work and arguable conclusions are not
uncommon in modern universities but Hayward's unpublished work as a
student seems to remain, after ten years, a point of unusual and
continuing interest. Late in 2002 the New Zealand Listener ran a
"special report" on what is popularly termed holocaust denial. Juxtaposed
photographs of David Irving, Adolf Hitler and Joel Hayward on page 28
provide adequate summary of the article's focus. When asked why he was
putting forth another piece on Hayward the author Philip Matthews
replied that nothing had appeared for a while. The Listener article says
little new or relevant and the questions of motivation might be raised.
Is Canterbury University supportive of holocaust denial? The university
answers no. Is
Hayward a denier? He claims he is not. Does his thesis constitute
holocaust denial? His critics say yes (though some without having read
it), while others (who have read it) answer in the negative.
The Story so far
In June 2002, Joel Hayward resigned from his position as senior lecturer
in history at Massey University where he had been respected as an
effective teacher and productive scholar. His departure generated
applause from some quarters. Others lamented academe's loss. "[S]hame on
the scholarly community for not rallying behind the universities'
brought Hayward, a year and a half after the Hayward affair, still in
the early stages of a potentially distinguished career, to this act of
professional extinction? The protracted "facts" in the so-called Hayward
affair may be distilled briefly.
In 1993 Hayward was awarded a Master of Arts degree with First Class
Honours in History by the University of Canterbury for a thesis on the
historiography of the holocaust. He later wrote a PhD thesis and in 1996
was appointed to a lectureship at Massey University. In late 1999 the MA
thesis was publicly denounced. The New Zealand Jewish Council alleged
that the work amounted to historical ism constituting holocaust
denial, and called on the University of Canterbury to revoke the degree.
Hayward repeatedly apologized for any harm or distress his thesis might
have caused, agreed to the extraordinary step of including an appendix
to his thesis modifying his findings, cooperated with the subsequent
investigating Working Party and appears to have made efforts to distance
himself from holocaust denial. Under
pressure, the University appointed an independent Working Party to
investigate the claims against the thesis.This
committee consisted of retired High Court judge Sir Ian Barker and
academics Professor Ann Trotter and Professor Stuart Macintyre to look
into the matter and make recommendations. The
lengthy report concluded the Hayward thesis was "seriously flawed" and
that Hayward "should not have essayed a judgment in such a controversial
report did not recommend withdrawal of the thesis by the University and
did not agree with the allegations that Hayward's argument was racist or
motivated by malice. While the opinion that the thesis did not deserve
the high marks it received was widely publicized in the media, no fewer
than six serving or retired members of the History department persisted
in their own judgment that it was a first-class effort.
Notwithstanding the apparent finality of the report and its qualified
exoneration of Hayward, during 2000, 2001, and 2002 Hayward received
hundreds of pieces of "hate" mail, abusive telephone calls, threats
against himself, his wife and small children, harassment at Massey
University and continued negative media attention. Further
attempts to publish as well as efforts at finding other employment have
been unsuccessful. The issue therefore goes beyond the apparent concern
over alleged flawed (but unpublished) research. Is this issue really
about academic values and freedom?
Animosity towards Hayward arose not in 1999 but several years earlier.The
subject of Hayward's thesis was controversial before he wrote it and
there were attempts to censure Hayward at the time. Aware
of these factors, Hayward embargoed the thesis for three years as soon
as it was examined. When the embargo expired, he notified the University
Library that the thesis could be made available to researchers. The
library replied that it had decided to restrict the thesis so that it
could be consulted only with Hayward's permission until January 1999. Almost
immediately allegations were published about his alleged "holocaust
denial." That someone should have chanced upon the thesis so promptly
seems an unlikely coincidence. Rather, events were to show that there
were good reasons for the embargo on access. Was this because Hayward
had written things that he knew to be reprehensible? The Barker enquiry
found no evidence of malicious intent, dishonesty or deliberate efforts
to circumvent the truth on Hayward's part. Is it possible that the
outrage over the thesis itself was also a device for attacking Hayward?
One of the complexities of the Hayward affair is its apparent relation
to issues of academic freedom and intellectual fashions. Hayward's
detractors claim that he is wrong in terms of both. One of his critics
stated that "academic freedom cannot exist without academic
considered legal opinion concluded that the interpretation of academic
freedom being applied in the Hayward affair permitted a "very limited
right to academic freedom."
Proponents of academic freedom insist that universities should be great
storehouses of wisdom and learning, and students ought to be able to go
there, learn and choose. Academic freedom implies there are no taboo
subjects, no off-limits topics. The
fuss made about this obscure piece of work fits rather awkwardly with
the position taken by New Zealand academic libraries. Official
statements read, "No library materials should be excluded... because of
the... views of their authors [and] no library materials should be
censored, restricted or removed from libraries because of partisan or
doctrinal disapproval or pressure."
International intellectuals also defend the right of dissidents to say
things they disagree with. Noam Chomsky defended the right of "holocaust
denier" Robert Faurisson to say what he thought about "Zionist lies." Raul
Hilberg objected when St Martin's Press cancelled David Irving's
contract for his book on Goebbels, saying, "If these people want to
speak, let them... I am not for taboos and I am not for repression." Universities
and other institutions of higher learning are regarded as marketplaces
for the exchange of ideas; as forums for discussion; as venues for
critical thinking, honest enquiry and the challenging of status quo. In
this context, the Hayward thesis was a legitimate academic exercise.
Others argue that Hayward was simply wrong, his judgements flawed, his
conclusions erroneous, his methodology ill-conceived and his entire MA
thesis a sustained exercise in egregious violation of scholarly
procedure. Amid such extreme position, one might ask whether the
significance of the Hayward matter is an issue of truth? Is it a crucial
indictment of education in general? Does it have to do with
accountability within institutions of higher education? Or, is it about
the limits of toleration in New Zealand society?
Just as there is no such thing as a perfectly free market, similarly
academic "freedom" operates within a framework partly determined by
non-academic considerations. Senior academics within New Zealand
universities are often sensitive to public opinion and political moods.
They may actively discourage graduate students from investigating
certain topics. There are other topics that although encouraged or
permitted, are sometimes subject to constraints on arguments that may be
employed, evidence that may be weighed and conclusions reached. This is
especially the case in areas that touch on contemporary political or
ethical concerns. Many people do not regard these strictures as
problematic but rather praise them as virtuous. The
Jewish holocaust is one of those delicate topics about which certain
beliefs have become so fashionable as to be unassailable regardless of
intellectual considerations. The Hayward affair elicited the
pronouncement "that at least in this country anyone wanting to...
question received notions about the Holocaust is controlled by accepted
truth standards." The
danger in this thinking lies in the ambiguity of the term "truth
standards". Does it mean "standards for establishing truth" or
"propositions proclaimed to be true"? Some insist that the religious
significance of the holocaust is equal to the revelation on Mt. Sinai to
that a "truth standard"?
What Did Hayward Say?
The major issue appears to be the belief that Hayward rejected
well-established facts about the holocaust. His
thesis examined the writings of some of those who question the holocaust
industry which has reached significant political proportions in the past
thirty years. Setting
aside the question of whether Hayward's conclusions were really so
exceptional, is it not the duty of universities and researchers to
challenge conventional understandings? Modern philosophy teaches that
all theories worth defending must be continuously subjected to
re-evaluation and retesting.
In his MA thesis titled "The Fate of Jews in German Hands: An Historical
Enquiry into the Development and Significance of Holocaust ism"
Joel Hayward investigated holocaust historiography, especially that
branch thereof regarded as ist. He
concluded that some of the ist literature was unworthy of
sustained scholarly consideration. Other
approaches within the genre he found to be significant and worthy. He
came to three principal conclusions from the historiography, the weight
of historical evidence and his own discernment: first, that there is no
unimpeachable evidence that Adolf Hitler personally ordered the physical
extermination of Jews. Second, that it is impossible to know how many
Jews were killed and third, that gas chambers were not used
systematically to murder Jews in European concentration camps. Do these
conclusions make Joel Hayward a "holocaust denier"?
This allegation that he is can be easily evaluated. First, there is no
document which has yet come to light to prove that Hitler gave a "final
solution" order. That Hitler was anti-Semitic is beyond denial. That
Hitler wished for Jews to be subjugated is without argument. Hayward
makes these points. That Hitler gave an order for Jews to be
exterminated cannot be proven. Second,
Hayward agrees that millions of Jews perished during the ravages of the
Second World War. He
regards the figure of 6,000,000 murdered as symbolic and impossible to
actually prove on the basis of documentary evidence. There are no
reliable or comprehensive records available to establish the exact
number of those who perished during the Nazi era. Projections must be
calculated guesses which necessarily have variation.The
traditional figure of 11 million killed by the Nazis (Jews and others
combined) is essentially the invention of Simon Wiesenthal, the famous
hunter of Nazi war criminals. This speculative figure has attained
virtual canonical status in holocaust historiography. In
1986 Shmuel Krakowski, then archives director of Yad Vashem, the
international center for holocaust documentation in Jerusalem, told
the Jerusalem Post that of the 20,000 testimonies he had on hand from
alleged "survivors" of the holocaust most of them were untrustworthy,
fraudulent, lacking support or in some way untruthful. Although
this statement is at least as "ist" as anything Hayward wrote,
Krakowski is not regarded as a holocaust denier. Wiesenthal admits that
he manufactured figures but appears to have escaped censure; Hayward
merely questioned other suggested figures and was denounced for it.
Third, it was once held that concentration camps in Germany were used to
gas Jews en masse. That hypothesis has now been abandoned by most
historians of the Second World War without this being condemned as
holocaust denial.br />  (See
map, and the distinction made on it between "death [extermination]
camps" and "concentration camps".) There is stronger evidence for the
use of gas chambers in Polish camps. Hayward relied upon certain studies
(now regarded as highly controversial or discredited) to question the
extent of the use of Polish gas chambers and for his skepticism was
labeled a "holocaust denier" although he unequivocally states that
millions of Jews perished under the Nazi regime through various means. He
wondered merely what contribution gas chambers made to these results.
Some of his detractors, however, claimed that he denied the existence of
gas chambers altogether.
That the historic Jewish community has been subjected to various
measures of discrimination and persecution must be acknowledged, but
that does not mean that there might not be new understandings of that
experience. It does not therefore provide that same community or any of
its representatives with immunity to investigation. Nor is it true that
what happened to Jews historically is fundamentally different from
atrocities perpetrated against native Americans, Africans, Gypsies, the
victims of the witch hunts in early modern Europe, those trapped in the
Stalinist purges in Russian lands, the fate of Iraqis in the hands of
Saddam Hussein, heretics hunted by crusaders, and indigenous peoples
around the world throughout human history, in which large numbers of
people have been subjected to campaigns of mass extermination. There is
a great difference between anti-Semitism and arriving at research-based
conclusions which do not support or conform to values, ideas and
interpretations held by Semitic peoples and cultures.
Hayward's novice research exercise however, became widely regarded by
academics, university administrators, news media persons and members of
the general population, as the product of a contemptible scoundrel, a
man lacking in probity, unfit to influence impressionable minds, and
indeed unworthy of being employed even in non academic circles and whose
writings, even though he has written nothing on the holocaust since his
MA thesis, should be suppressed. It
should be borne in mind that unlike many ambitious young academics,
Hayward made no attempt to publish any aspect of his MA thesis. Nor
was it the basis of his employment as an academic. Its only role in his
career was to qualify him to proceed to the PhD degree, for which he
undertook research on an unrelated topic.
Diversity of interpretation is not the same thing as discrimination. To
contest common opinion is not racism. To argue against or disagree with
conventional wisdom, regardless of the subject, cannot, ipso facto, be
characterized as cultural or religious insensitivity. Even Jewish
communities cannot stand detached from intolerance, violence and
destruction against others. The conquests recorded in the Hebrew Bible
are one example. To argue that the holocaust is in some way culturally
specific or historically significant in unique ways on a universal level
is opinion, neither binding, necessarily persuasive, nor intellectually
obligatory. To insist that it is amounts to "intellectual terrorism". A
holocaust of those dimensions is less about history and more about myth.
To say so does not constitute a "total betrayal of Jewish history." Whether
Nazis were engaged in the "banality of evil" or in displaying collective
consciousness is a matter to be investigated not legislated. There
may be good reasons for preferring Stanley Milgram over Daniel Goldhagen. The Working Party found that Hayward was not guilty of racism or
anti-Semitism, or of deliberately falsifying data. Nevertheless, the
report was critical of the quality of Hayward's work, and dissented from
the grade that it was awarded.
... widely used map of Germany and Poland during World War II
depicting National Socialist concentration and (alleged) extermination
Judging from the essays in The New Zealand Jewish Chronicle, the report
issued by the Working Party in December 2000 and the articles appearing
in the New Zealand news media, the Hayward affair might seem to be a
rather straightforward case of incompetent research and defective
are other details which have been less publicised if at all. While some
voices have condemned the lack of balance in the Hayward affair, others
have dismissed it all as a "hysterical diatribe." Continuing
publicity indicates that important parts of the story are not known.
The Working Party Report and the Reaction
In December 2000 the Working Party established by the University of
Canterbury in April that year, to investigate the Hayward thesis
released its report totalling 296 pages including supporting materials. This
report was received by the administration, adopted by the University
council on 18 December and no public contest was offered to its
the report was not accepted unanimously. Several senior Canterbury
University historians took the view that their institution had been far
Orange, Hayward's thesis supervisor, contested a great deal in the
report by the Working Party and that of Richard Evans (see below).Professor
John Jensen of Waikato University likewise did not accept these reports
as fundamentally accurate.
Other academics considered the report's verdict to have been
"pre-determined", to have exceeded its own legal advice, and upon which
the University of Canterbury assumed an official position "on a matter
that seems to be the province of individual academics."
In February 2001, the History Department at Canterbury took the report
under consideration and concluded its deliberations by affirming that it
"supports the broad thrust of the recommendations of the Barker
vote was overwhelmingly in favor of this ambivalent motion but not
unanimous. Three members of the department (besides Orange) put forward
arguments in opposition to the report and to the nature of the enquiry.
One member of the department insisted on being named in the minutes of
the meeting as opposing both the report and the departmental support for
those who supported the motion were some who admitted having read
neither the report nor the thesis. One senior member argued that the
department should not be seen as being in opposition to the university.
Vincent Orange, who absented himself from the February meeting submitted
to the department for consideration a dossier consisting of thirty-one
documents titled "A Case for the Defence of Dr. Joel Hayward." The
dossier included submissions from academics who had read Hayward's
thesis, documents presenting another side of the matter and related
materials. These materials had been submitted to the Working Party but
appear to have had no significant influence on the ultimate report.
The dossier was prepared for three reasons: first, for consideration by
the Working Party, second, that it might be attached to the Working
Party report as an extended appendix (to provide balance) and, third, so
that it might be placed in the university library where scholars or
students in the future considering this matter might have access to both
sides of the story. The Working Party Report did not respond to the
contents of the dossier. Efforts to have the dossier appended to the
report itself were unsuccessful, and the other objectives were not
attained. This casts doubt on the statement of the Working Party that it
had "fully and properly considered the matters at issue" and on the
corroborating comment by Vice-Chancellor Daryl LeGrew that the report
submitted by the Working Party was "an open and thorough academic
Why was this body of material not made more widely available to those
actively involved or interested in the Hayward affair? Vincent
Orange or other members of the History Department opposing the
submissions of the New Zealand Jewish Council could very well have
distributed the dossier on their own. The apparent reason that they did
not do so appears to be that they agreed to acquiesce in repeated
requests by university officials that no comment be made to the media
and that the university administration be responsible for comment on the
Hayward affair. The
university administration, though aware of the dossier, elected not to
For this reason, the public has not been able to form a balanced
judgment informed by testimony on both sides.
The Barker committee, however, did rely heavily on a report, noted
above, by Cambridge University Professor Richard J. Evans who was
engaged by the New Zealand Jewish Council (NZJC) to provide comment on
Hayward's thesis. The
NZJC originally presented a fourteen page submission to the Working
Party on the Hayward thesis which summarized their concerns and
specified their wishes about the enquiry. It
submitted that the thesis was dishonest, the award of Hayward's MA
should be revoked, and all University of Canterbury endorsement of
Hayward's work towards the MA be withdrawn and by implication that the
Hayward thesis be removed from the university library.
Fresh from his very public victory over David Irving (a controversial
figure in the German historiography of the 1930s and 1940s) in a high
profile London court case in April 2000 wherein Irving was found to have
falsified historical evidence, Evans submitted a 71 page report
trenchantly condemning the thesis. Professor Gerald Orchard, one of New
Zealand's most highly regarded lawyers, in turn denounced this report to
the Working Party as "adversarial", the work of a "partisan advocate,"
and not an "objective expert", who engaged in exaggeration, omission of
material and misrepresentation, and whose opinions in the Hayward case
could not be relied on. The
Working Party acknowledged that Evans "appeared to diminish the
objectivity required of an expert witness", submitted unwarranted
allegations, and was "highly antagonistic." It professed to have "made
every effort to discount Professor Evans' tendency to intemperate
expression" but accepted the report as authoritative and seems not to
have been influenced markedly by the sustained responses to Evans'
report included in the "Dossier for the Defence". But
faced with the profound disagreement on the merits of Hayward's thesis
between its official examiners (Orange and Jensen) and Evans, the
Working Party had received legal counsel that preference for one
perspective over the other was "a question for appropriate expert
and Trotter were historians but not "appropriate expert historians". No
"appropriate expert historians" were approached. Why, on such a critical
point supported by legal advice, did the Working Party not take this
step? Vincent Orange and Joel Hayward made a strategic error in not also
contracting an expert on holocaust historiography to review the Hayward
thesis and submit a report. This step apparently did not occur to them
at the time and the faux pas proved costly and monumental in its
eventual implications. The willingness of the Working Party to accept a
partisan opinion commissioned by an interested caucus is curious and
places the enquiry itself in a troubling light.
Notwithstanding the Working Party's remarks on Evans's intemperate
language and lack of objectivity, he appeared both to the Jewish Council
and the Working Party as a witness otherwise above reproach. Evans is an
excellent scholar but published reviews of his own books accuse him of
sometimes "going over the top in ways that are unnecessary to his
argument"; of engaging in "gratuitous speculation"; in certain cases of
not having "studied the primary sources... under discussion"; elsewhere
that he often misses the point, resorts to intemperate attack and is
often confused. In
other words, in the opinion of some of his peers even Richard Evans
violates many of the sound principles of historical method that he
considered defectively employed in Hayward's thesis.
Evans is also curiously inconsistent in his attitude to scholars who
have erred. In the 1980s a scandal arose over a book written by a young
political scientist, David Abraham, and which Evans had reviewed
favourably. When it was revealed that Abraham was guilty of egregious
errors he was hounded out of the academic profession. Evans writes of
how unfair this was even though, as he points out "the book was so
riddled with errors" that Abraham was sometimes contradicting his own
thesis. "My own view is that while Abraham did not deliberately falsify
evidence, he was extremely careless with it, far more than is
permissible in a work of serious historical scholarship." Nevertheless,
he concluded, "To deny Abraham the... chance of making amends... was
surely wrong." In
support of this conclusion Evans cites the case of Lawrence Stone whose
early published work was exposed as fundamentally flawed and yet he
subsequently spent a long and productive career engaged in highly
regarded scholarship. His early work is barely recalled. Abraham's work
was on the Weimar Republic, Stone's on early modern England. Hayward's
alleged shortcomings were not of the same order as Abraham's, and were
not published as Abraham's were, but Evans's report makes no reference
to extenuating circumstances, qualifications about the nature of
Hayward's preliminary research exercise go unnoted and Hayward is
treated as though the thesis in question was the culminating work of a
long career rather than an inaugural effort. Why? At the same time as
Evans was recommending Hayward's censure and the revocation of his MA
degree, he was also reflecting again on Abraham's situation with the
comment, "this fate is also thankfully extremely rare."
The Working Party Report satisfied neither of the protagonists. It
appears to have been intended to soothe by offering a compromise
solution: it agreed with the Jewish Council and Richard Evans that there
were serious flaws in the Hayward thesis, but not that it was either
dishonest or fraudulent, or that it was unworthy of being awarded a
master's degree, or that the degree should be withdrawn or that the
thesis itself should be removed from library collections. On
the other hand, the report was not the exoneration of the thesis that
Hayward and Orange had hoped for, and the university's examination
procedures were severely criticised. Consequently both parties were
embittered; neither could claim victory, and indeed, everyone seemed
discredited by the whole affair: the academics felt betrayed and the
NZJC felt that its cause had been frustrated. The official Jewish view
was that the outcome of the enquiry was unacceptable. David
Zwartz told a newspaper, "We must take it further."
However, the University of Canterbury was unprepared to invest further
time or financial resources on the Hayward affair which it considered
the university clearly was not going to revoke Hayward's degree,
excoriate him any further, censure Vincent Orange (the thesis supervisor
whom some regarded as ultimately responsible for Hayward's work) or keep
the matter at the forefront, one might have expected that the Hayward
affair had run its course. Hayward continued with his duties at Massey
University and press releases seemed to indicate that his tenure there
was secure and the university had no intention of withdrawing support. The
affair was closed at last.
It did not, however, end. There were people whose passions had evidently
been aroused by the affair and the extensive publicity it had received,
and these had recourse to informal and sinister methods of expressing
their anger. In early 2001 Hayward began to receive even more vitriolic
hate mail along with obscene and disturbing telephone calls. More than a
year after the report by the Working Party became public, Hayward
received death threats directed at his children. He continued
occasionally to issue apologies for any unintended consequences created
by his MA work and tried to get on with his life and career. Feeling
ridiculed and harassed, and believing that even among his colleagues at
Massey sentiment had turned against him, Hayward suffered an emotional
breakdown. He spent over two years under medical care.
More than that he became disenchanted with the world of higher
education. He no longer believed universities (at least in New Zealand)
were places for the free exchange of ideas. He had come to regard the
exalted virtue of academic freedom as an illusion now sold out to
considerations of expediency. He became convinced the ideals he had been
taught by his professors and lecturers at Canterbury were simply
rhetorical. He no longer believed in the alleged ideals of the academy.
In brief, he no longer wished to be an academic. He regarded higher
education irreparably soiled by "indifference and moral cowardice." In
December 2001, in deep depression, Hayward tendered his resignation from
Massey University effective in June 2002. Massey appears to have made no
effort to assess Hayward's condition or provide support of the kind
usually available to distressed employees.
With Hayward out of Massey and his academic career at an end was the
Hayward affair now truly over and done with? Efforts were made to link
another Canterbury thesis to holocaust denial and to Hayward but came to
for Hayward there was more to come. In early December 2002 he was
informed by HarperCollins, a major international publisher, through
their Auckland office, that they wished to withdraw from publishing a
book of which Hayward was co-editor. The volume in question was a
collection of essays about New Zealand airmen. The
book was fully prepared and ready for printing. Hayward was shocked at
the news and pressed for an explanation. A volume of essays about New
Zealand airmen seems innocuous enough. HarperCollins was reluctant to
provide Hayward with an explanation for their eleventh-hour decision
apart from saying they had been put under considerable pressure not to
associate with Hayward on account of the negative publicity surrounding
the matter had been taken far beyond the question of whether a thesis
had been honest.
Nor is HarperCollins alone in shunning Hayward. People fear being seen
in a café with him. Others are afraid that emails might be monitored and
association with him might have serious consequences for their own
careers. They no longer converse with him for fear of being linked to
him. Some of his former associates suspect their own work has been
scoured for traces of "heretical" thinking about topics on which freedom
of thought and independence of expression are unwelcome. Was this a
consequence that could have been imagined when the Working Party
submitted its report a year earlier?
Shortly after the HarperCollins shock, Hayward was hired by Fonterra,
the large dairy and meat company as Communications Coordinator with
responsibilities for writing the company's internal communications,
information and training documents. His
employment with Fonterra, however, ended the day he began when the
company decided to terminate the position having been advised that
employing him was a very risky proposition. Was
this commensurate with what Hayward was alleged to have done ten years
Why Won't the Hayward Affair Come to an End?
Apologies have availed nothing. Resignation has been for naught.
Passivity has been unproductive and the Hayward affair continues. One
feature which has been entirely overlooked in all the publicity is why
an unpublished, embargoed, research-training exercise should have been
given such notorious publicity. Do the alleged (but contested)
deficiencies of the thesis justify the chain of events from the
unauthorised copying of a thesis, to a highly publicised but not public
inquiry, to nation-wide ridicule and humiliation, personal threats,
isolation and termination of a career? What good was it thought was
being served by this action? Relatively early in the story, some senior
New Zealand academics wanted to know why the issue was pursued, and
called for an enquiry into the "motives for such activities."On
the most recent publicity, even a senior Canterbury University official
wondered what the motivation could be in keeping the Hayward affair at
opinion was blunt: "There seems to be a determination both to break
Joel's career and to silence enquiry into the facts about the
the latter, the implications are precipitous. Dogmatic emphases on the
holocaust only "reinforces and legitimates closedmindedness, unrealistic
foreign policies and barbaric behaviour."
Further, why has Joel Hayward been frustrated in attempting to publish
or work even in fields totally unrelated to his MA research exercise?
These are questions the media have not asked. Do they deserve an answer?
What specifically constitutes denial of the holocaust? Is it as simple
as questioning whether less than 6,000,000 Jews died? Does it extend to
expressing sympathy for Germans in Dresden in 1945? Questioning
testimonies of survivors? Alleging that countries other than Germany
committed war crimes? Denying that Jewish suffering during the Second
World War was somehow unique? Is
it anti-Semitic to try to remove the element of "sacred myth" from 1940s
Jewish history? Is it really so intolerable to deny that the holocaust
"transcends history", that it is "the ultimate event" or the "ultimate
mystery"? Is it truly obligatory to acquiesce in the view that "any
survivor has more to say than all the historians combined about what
to express sympathy with the Palestinian cause in the contemporary
Middle East in some quarters suggests hostility to the Jews and to argue
that Palestinians perhaps should be accorded their own autonomous
territory free from Israeli oppression is regarded as anti-Semitic. Such
arguments are as specious as they are jejune but the shackles of a new
orthodoxy suggests universities can not allow certain assumptions to
bear the weight of enquiry. Can morality be that flexible?
There is nothing redemptive about the holocaust and arguably less
redemptive value in the pursuit of Joel Hayward along a journey from
holocaust historian to the fate of personal holocaust. A consideration
of the larger story suggests quite clearly that the Hayward affair is
not just "a storm in a teacup."
What is the motivation for keeping Hayward on the front burner?
Justified comeuppance? Malice? Witch hunting? Witch hunters in early
modern Europe were renowned for tenacity, success and ruthless
application of their programme. Would their successors be any less
vigilant? Are there "witch-finder generals" in New Zealand? Has the
ghost of Joseph McCarthy appeared again? Is Joel Hayward a victim of
outlooks analogous to these? If so, how should New Zealand society
PETITION: TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY
In relation to the master's thesis of Joel Hayward at the University of
Canterbury, we note the following events, of which the first five are
detailed on the University's own website: 1. Joel Hayward was awarded a
Masters degree by thesis, with first class honours, by the University of
Canterbury in 1993, in accordance with the procedures that the
University employed at the time. 2. It was subsequently argued by an
external party that the degree should be revoked. 3. The University of
Canterbury established a Working Party in 2000 to examine this claim. 4.
The Working Party concluded that the thesis was not dishonest, and
therefore could not be "amended, removed, downgraded or altered". It
further concluded that the thesis was flawed and did not deserve the
award of first class honours. 5. The University accepted these
conclusions, apologised to those who were offended by the thesis, and
stated that it did not support holocaust ism. 6. Dr Hayward
resigned from his position at Massey University in 2002, apparently as a
result of the ongoing hostility towards him arising from the previous
events. 7. Recently, Dr Thomas Fudge of Canterbury's History Department
wrote a review of these events, for inclusion in the University's
journal 'History Now'. Although the journal was printed with this
article, the Head of the University's History Department (Professor
Peter Hempenstall) destroyed copies of the journal, with the concurrence
of the University's Vice-Chancellor (Professor Roy Sharp). As a result
of this action by the University, the editor (Associate Professor Ian
Campbell) has now left that position, and Dr Fudge has indicated his
intention to resign from the University. Our views on these events are
as follows. Notwithstanding any personal misgivings or objections that
individual signatories may have as to the content of the thesis, we
believe that certain fundamental principles have been breached by the
University. First, we accept that a University has both the right and
the obligation to revoke any thesis on the grounds of proven dishonesty.
However, in the event of it not revoking a thesis on those grounds, we
believe that it is totally inappropriate for any university
administrator or sponsored body to issue negative public judgements
about it, or to apologise to anyone who may be offended by it. No
student should be subject to a de facto second round of assessment as to
the quality (as opposed to the honesty) of their thesis, particularly
after having just been exonerated of the charge of dishonesty. Secondly,
we believe that the Working Party's actions in criticising the quality
of the thesis, and the University's public reiteration of that,
constitutes the very 'downgrade' that the Working Party asserted to be
unwarranted. We consider it inconceivable that the University and the
Working Party did not understand the contradiction involved here.
Thirdly, we do not believe that it is the business of any university
administrator to issue public pronouncements upon any historical issues
that are unrelated to the University. This is a matter for individual
academics in the relevant area, in the normal exercise of their
professional duties. Finally, whilst there may be a range of opinions
concerning the University's action in destroying copies of 'History
Now', we view the destruction of any published academic work with
considerable concern. These concerns are not ameliorated by the
University's earlier and clear breaches of the fundamental rights of a
thesis student, of its own judgement that the thesis could not be
downgraded, and of the proper boundary between academics and
administrators in the issuing of public statements. We further consider
that the effect of the University's actions has been to send a clear
signal to potential students and other researchers at the University as
to the acceptable conclusions to be reached in a particular area of
enquiry, and this is antithetical to the proper function of any
university. Furthermore, the effect of the University's actions is
likely to have contributed to the general climate of hostility towards
Dr Hayward, and therefore to his subsequent resignation from Massey
University. These University actions are improper, and place an
obligation upon the University of Canterbury to acknowledge its errors
and to offer appropriate remedies to Dr Hayward. Signatories Martin
Lally, Associate Professor of Finance, Victoria University, PhD
(Victoria University) Glenn Boyle, Professor of Finance, University of
Otago, MA (Canterbury), PhD (University of Texas, Austin) Beverley
McNally, MBA (Henley), PhD student Tim Beal, Senior Lecturer in
Marketing, Victoria University, DBA, PhD (Edinburgh) Benoit Julien,
Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Miami, PhD (Western
Ontario) Vincent Orange, Reader in History (ret), Canterbury University,
PhD (Hull) Stephen Brewster, Accountant, Ministry of Economic
Development, CA, BCA MBA (Victoria University), MTax student Scott
Chaput, Lecturer in Finance, University of Otago, MBA (UIC), PhD
(Oklahoma) Robert Mann, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies (ret),
University of Auckland, PhD (University of California, Berkeley) Geoff
Bertram, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Victoria University, D Phil
(Oxford) Bryce Wilkinson, Capital Economics, BSc Hons, MCom, PhD
(Canterbury) Rodney Hide, Member of Parliament, MSc (Canterbury and
Lincoln), MSc (Montana State) Richard Marriott, Managing Director,
Altair Financial Consulting Pty Ltd, formerly Senior Lecturer in Finance
at Victoria University, MCom, MBA, B.Eng (elec) Alan Wilkinson, Company
Director, BSc Hons, PhD (Canterbury)
Richard Martin, Lecturer in Economics, Victoria University, PhD (Simon
Fraser University) Stephen Burnell, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Head
of School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University, PhD (Cambridge)
Clare Gardner, Lecturer in Accountancy, University of Otago, MCom Arie
Brand, Associate Professor, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology (ret),
University of Newcastle (NSW), MA, PhD (Leiden) Charles Corrado,
Professor of Finance, University of Auckland, PhD (University of
Arizona) Anna Carr, Lecturer in Tourism. University of Otago,
Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Studies, PhD student Bryan Sinclair,
Strategic Adviser, LLB, BMS Jerry Bowman, Professor of Finance,
University of Auckland, PhD (Stanford) Michael Naylor, Lecturer in
Finance, Massey University, MSc (University of London) Matthew Ryan,
Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Auckland, PhD (Yale) Andrey
Ivanov, Research Assistant, Dept of Economics, University of Auckland,
BCom Hons, PhD student Roger Kerr, MA (Canterbury) Rhema Vaithianathan,
Lecturer in Economics, University of Auckland, PhD (University of
Auckland) Stephen Poletti, Senior Tutor, Dept of Economics, University
of Auckland, PhD (University of Newcastle, England) Maureen Coulter,
Teacher, MA, PhD student in English and French Tony Chad,
Musician/Poet/Editor John Randal, Lecturer in Finance, Victoria
University, MSc PhD (Victoria University) Katie Drake, Postgraduate
Diploma in International Relations and Security Studies, MA student
Andrea Bennett, Lecturer in Finance, Massey University, BSc Hons
(Canterbury), MBS Hons (Massey) John Jensen, Professor in History (ret),
University of Waikato, MA, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Francis
Jensen, BEd (University of Waikato) Trevor Reeves, writer/publisher,
Dunedin Christopher Milne, BComm LLB (University of Otago), CA Jeff
Sluka, Associate Professor, Social Anthropology Programme, Massey
University, PhD (University of California, Berkeley) Tania Hinehou
Butcher, Poet, GradCert ResAn, BA, PGmd Cert Def Start Studs Mary Beth
Taylor, Language Education Consultant, MA (University of Washington)
Rick Boebel, Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Otago, MBA
(Chicago), PhD (University of North Carolina) Blair Simpson, Student
Teacher, BA (Massey University) John Ross, Hon Research Fellow in
English, Massey University, MA (VUW), PhD (University of London) Joseph
Tanner, Engineer, MA in Philosophy John Irvine, Poet, Writer and Editor,
Coromandel Adrian Phillips, Director, Kanuka Grove Educational Resource
Centre, Massey University Carl Bradley, Masters student in Defence
Studies, Massey University Emma Hamilton, BSLT, Masters student in
Speech and Language Therapy, University of Canterbury. Doreen D'Cruz,
Senior Lecturer in English and Media Studies, Massey University, PhD
(University of Michigan) Brendan Judd, Engineer, BA Hons, MA (Massey
University) Ananish Chaudhuri, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University
of Auckland, PhD (Rutgers) Roger Openshaw, Professor of Social and
Policy Studies in Education, Massey University College of Education, MA,
D.Phil (University of Waikato) Cary Nederman, Professor of Political
Science, Texas A&M University, formerly lecturer in Political Science at
Canterbury, MA, PhD (York University, Canada) James Corum, Professor of
Comparative Military Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies,
MA (Brown), M.LITT (Oxon), PhD (Queen's University) Simonne Walmsley,
Legal Secretary, BA (History) student Alan Papprill, Teacher, Auckland,
BA, Dip TCh Kris Vette, General Manager in the National Health Service,
UK, BSc, Dip Bus, Dip Bus. Admin, MPhil (Massey University) Lazar
Drazeta, PhD (Massey University) Garth Martin, Manager, Rotorua Paul
Dunmore, Associate Professor of Accounting, Victoria University, BSc
Hons, PhD MBA (McMaster University, Ontario) Judith Lawrence, Copy
Editor, formerly librarian at Massey University, MA Hons in English
(Massey University) Tania Lamb, Counsellor, B.Ed, MPhil, M.Management
Philip Meguire, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Canterbury,
MBA PhD (University of Chicago) Petition Organiser:
Martin Lally, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance,
Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington (email@example.com).
Further signatories are very welcome, and should if possible be
communicated to me by email. Contributions to the cost of this
advertisement are also welcome."
 Philip Matthews, "In Denial: The continuing story of why a New Zealand
university refuses to dishonour thesis denying the Nazi
Holocaust" Listener (2-8 November 2002), pp. 26-30.
 "We do not endorse or in any way condone Holocaustism...," Daryl LeGrew, letter to university staff, 20 April 2000
and "Audit pans thesis on Holocaust" The Press (21 December 2000).
 Tania Hinehou Butcher, "Relentless persecution of a respected
academic" Manawatu Evening Standard (2 November 2002), p. 8.
 Dov Bing, Professor of Political Science at Waikato University,
raised the alarm as early as 14 December 1999 in an email to Vincent
Orange. More specifically, The New Zealand Jewish Chronicle 56 (April
2000), pp. 1, 6. The New Zealand Jewish Council subsequently obtained
official university documents that enabled it to make a formal
submission on the thesis. David Zwartz made a formal request to Alan
Hayward, University Registrar (and no relation to Joel Hayward), under
provisions of the Official Information Act 1982 on 4 April 2000. In
reply, Alan Hayward declined to release some materials. Acting on a
request from the New Zealand Jewish Council, the Office of the Ombudsmen
twice contacted Vincent Orange about the same materials on 19 June and
14 July. Orange declined to make public the requested documents.
However, in his reply of 17 July 2000, Orange wanted to know how David
Zwartz had knowledge of a letter dated 21 April that Orange had sent to
the University Chancellor. Request for documents was again raised by the
law firm of Macfarlane, Dougall, & Stringer, in a letter to Gerald
Orchard, 9 August 2000, pp. 1-2.
 The New Zealand Jewish Chronicle 56 (No. 6, 2000), p. 6; Sunday
Star-Times (28 May 2000); The Press (31 May 2000); letter to the
University of Canterbury Working Party, 25 September 2000, 29pp, passim;Listener (24
June 2000), pp. 5-6; Listener (9 November 2002), p. 8; Report by the
Joel Hayward Working Party (University of Canterbury, December 2000), p.
 Dame Phyllis Guthardt, Chancellor of Canterbury University,
letter to university staff, 20 April 2000; "Holocaust thesis
investigated" The Press (27 April 2000); "Former High Court judge to
chair Holocaust thesis inquiry" The Press (16 May 2000).
 Barker: Chancellor of Auckland University from 1991 to 1999 and
former Senior Puisne Judge of the High Court of New Zealand; Trotter:
Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Otago; and Macintyre:
Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. Suggestions were
made that the Working Party permit observers at its proceedings, but
they were held in private.
 Report by the Joel Hayward Working Party, p. 86.
 Some of that negative reporting is referred to in the notes of
this essay. Telephone calls have caused Hayward several times to have
his home telephone number changed and at times has received threatening
or abusive email on a daily basis. Vincent Orange, letter to Miles
Fairburn, 10 February, 2001, p.3.
 Detailed in various documents and correspondence. For example,
Joel Hayward, letter to Vincent Orange, 22 April 2000, pp. 1-2; W. David
McIntyre, letter to Ian Barker, undated , p. 2; W. David McIntyre,
letter to Alan Hayward, 25 May 1992, p. 1; Kingsley McFarlane, letter to
Alan Hayward, 5 May 1992, pp. 1-2; McFarlane, letter to Alan Hayward, 9
September 1992, p. 1; Ian Catanach, letter to Vincent Orange, 30
December 2000, p.3; and Report by the Joel Hayward Working Party,
 The head of the History department at that time refused to
consider the matter. W. David McIntyre, letter to Alan Hayward, 25 May
1992 wherein McIntyre stated "the interference they have attempted is
 Joel Hayward, Letter to the University of Canterbury Working
Party, 25 September 2000, p. 3.
 "Submission to the University of Canterbury Working Party on
the Joel Hayward MA Thesis," by the New Zealand Jewish Council, undated,
paragraph 40, p. 8.
 L.L. Stevens, QC, "Memorandum for Members of the Working
Party,"15 September 2000, p. 15.
 Part XIV of the Education Act 1989 underscores the essential
principles of academic freedom. Section 161(2) (a) states that students
and academics have the freedom, within the law, to query and test
received wisdom, to advance new ideas and to state unpopular or
controversial opinions. Reprinted Statues of New Zealand (Wellington:
New Zealand Government, 1996), volume 34, p. 167. Other relevant canons
include the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Section 14. Grant
Huscroft and Paul Rishworth, eds, Rights and Freedoms: The New Zealand
Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Human Rights Act 1993 (Wellington:
Brooker"s, 1995), pp. 500-4 at p. 501.
 Statement adopted by the Council of the New Zealand Library
Association, 15 May 1980. http://www.lianza.org.nz/censorship.htm and
commented upon favorably by library personnel. For example, John
Redmayne, letter to Daryl LeGrew, 20 April 2000.
 Noam Chomsky, "The Faurisson Affair: His Right to Say
It" Nation (28 February 1991), p.231. Chomsky is a prominent Jewish
 Quoted in D. D. Guttenplan, The Holocaust on Trial: History,
Justice and the David Irving Libel Case, (London: Granta Books, 2001),
p. 302. Hilberg is a well-respected Jewish historian.
 These principles are urged for example by Frank Haden,
"Holocaust denier should have freedom to upset" Sunday Star-Times (21
May 2000) and Tim Darlington, "Politics has no place in thesis
arguments"Sunday Star Times (4 June 2000). After the Working Party
Report was released supportive letters to the editor were published
in The Press (21 December 2000) and (26 December 2000). Hayward"s
students likewise expressed their support for him. "Backing for
controversial ex-lecturer" Evening Standard (31 October 2002).
 There are academics who oppose this. For example, Chris
Connolly, "Submission on Joel Hayward"s Thesis," [undated, ca. July
2000] p. 4 where he states, "We have no business trying to "neuter"
history at the postgraduate level, turning out students who shrink from
 "Submission to the University of Canterbury Working Party on
the Joel Hayward MA Thesis" by the New Zealand Jewish Council, undated,
paragraph 23, p.5.
 Elie Wiesel, "Words from a Witness," Conservative Judaism 21
(Spring 1967), p. 43.
 David Cohen, "Rev-isionist history casts campus shadow" The
National Business Review (22 November 2002), p. 4.
 An irrefutable historical, social and political phenomenon. See
for example the thorough and dispassionate treatment in Peter Novick, The
Holocaust in American Life (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999) and
Norman G. Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the
Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, (London: Verso, 2000).
 J.S.A. Hayward, "The Fate of Jews in German Hands: An
Historical Enquiry into the Development and Significance of Holocaust
rev-isionism," unpublished MA thesis, University of Canterbury, 1993, 360
 Hayward, "The Fate of Jews in German Hands," passim but
especially pp. 143-260.
 See Christian Leitz, "Holocaust Research: The Current
Position,"History Now 6 (1) May 2000, p. 28: "the search for a written
order from Hitler will continue as long as there are still files of the
Third Reich hidden away in the archives of Russia and elsewhere."
 Hayward, "The Fate of Jews in German Hands," p. 336.
 Israel Gutman, ed., Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, 4 volumes
(New York: Macmillan, 1990), vol. 4, pp. 1797-1802 projects a figure
between 5.6 million and 5.9 million while stating the figures are
"estimates," Estimated total deaths during and as a result of the Second
World War are commonly estimated at between 50 and 60 million.
 Yehuda Bauer, "Don't resist: A Critique of Phillip Lopate," Tikkun 4
(May-June 1989) p.67.
 Cited in Barbara Amouyal, "Doubts over Evidence of Camp
Survivors"Jerusalem Post (17 August 1986), p. 1.
 A standard reference work, however, lists Neuengamme,
Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück as German camps where gas was used, but
does not mention camps such as Dachau and Buchenwald which were formerly
thought to have been primarily extermination centres. Encyclopedia of
the Holocaust, vol. 2, pp. 539-41.
 Hayward, "The Fate of Jews in German Hands," p. 336 and
Appendix to the thesis, p. 2.
 Hayward's discussion of gas chambers has sometimes been
presented as concluding that no gas chambers existed at all. "POW angry
over thesis" The Press (20 December 2000); "Audit pans thesis on
Holocaust" The Press (21 December 2000) and "MP wants choice of tutor
probed" The Press (9 January 2001).
 Jean-Michel Chaumont, La Concurrence des Victims. (Paris:
Editions le Doucouverte, 1997), pp. 137, 148-49, 156.
 As argued by Elie Wiesel. See Irving Abraham, ed. Against
Silence: The Voice and Vision of Elie Wiesel, 3 vols. (Washington:
Holocaust Library, 1995). Others argue the uniqueness doctrine amounts
to "intellectual sleight-of-hand", fetish and cult characteristics
(Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life, pp. 9, 198) just plain
silly (Jacob Neusner, The Public Side of Learning (Chico, CA: Scholars
Press, 1985), p. 128) or "sterile" (Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry,
p. 47). The most systematic treatment of the doctrine of uniqueness is
Steven T. Katz, The Holocaust in Historical Context, vol. 1. (New York:
Oxford University Press, 1994) esp. pp. 28, 58, 60.
 A reference to the outrage prompted by Hannah Arendt, Eichmann
in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (London: Faber, 1963). It
is noteworthy that "almost all scholars have come to accept Arendt's
thesis," Novick, The Holocaust in American Life, p. 137.
 Goldhagen says institutionalised hatred of Jews among Germans
produced the holocaust. Daniel Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners:
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (London: Little, Brown & Co. 1996).
For a robust critique see Miles Fairburn, Social History: Problems,
Strategies and Methods (London: Macmillan, 1999), pp. 263-80 and Raul
Hilberg, "La Phénomène Goldhagen," Les Temps Modernes 592 (Feb-Mar.
1997), pp. 1-10. On the other hand, Stanley Milgram, a Yale
psychologist, in the early 1960s carried out experiments which suggested
that ordinary moral people under dictatorial influence could easily
engage in atrocities. Stanley Milgram,Obedience to Authority: an
Experimental View (London: Tavistock, 1974).
 For example, "Hayward lacks the integrity necessary to hold a
position of trust in the academic world," Comment by David Zwartz cited
in "Thesis supervision angers Jewish group," The Press (3 March 2001),
 Hayward was criticised for having disseminated his thesis,
while others condemned him for having embargoed it. It is true that
Hayward did give copies of his thesis to two or three individuals. That
does not constitute academic publication. While he has been criticized
for this there is nothing unusual in it. Whether or not he was naive is
hardly relevant. It is a common practice for people assisting research
scholars with information to expect or even require a copy of the thesis
in return for their cooperation. Hayward gave copies in this manner.
"But I expressly forbade any use or publication of the thesis, in part
or in whole, and even attached a clearly worded statement to the inside
cover, which read: Copyright 1993 J.S.A. Hayward All Rights Reserved No
reproduction, copy or transmission of any part of this MA thesis may be
made without written permission from the author," Hayward goes on to say
that as far as he was aware only Frederick Töben of the Adelaide
Institute made any effort to further "holocaust denial" by using his
thesis. As soon as this came to Hayward"s attention he "took immediate
and successful steps... to prevent any mischievous or harmful use of my
thesis being made by that man," Joel Hayward, letter to the University
of Canterbury Working Party, 25 September 2000, pp. 3-4. It came to
wider attention only after a copy apparently was removed from the
Canterbury University library, illegally photocopied and distributed.
This act of theft was apparently never investigated by the authorities.
 David Zwartz, president of the New Zealand Jewish Council put
it bluntly: "We lay full responsibility on the experienced professional
historians at the university whose job was to guide and assess his
[Hayward's] work," "Making History" The Press (20 May 2000), p. 2.
Astonishment later was expressed that Orange had been appointed convener
of the History department Research Committee which oversees all thesis
proposals. "Historian in thesis post" The Press (10 June 2000), p. 8.
Elsewhere, Orange's resignation was called for. "Shonky thesis a dire
scandal" Sunday Star-Times (14 January 2001), p. A8. See also the New
Zealand Jewish Chronicle 56 (No. 6, 2000), pp.1, 6, 7-8.
 Lyall Lukey, letter to the editor of the Sunday Star-Times (19
 Frank Jones, "Rabid Attack" Sunday Star-Times (21 January
 Report by the Joel Hayward Working Party is 89 pages in length
but also includes over two hundred pages of supporting materials.
 A news media report claimed "amid tight security" the
University Council "debated for two hours the findings...," The
Press (19 December 2000). According to the Vice Chancellor, "At its
meeting on Monday 18 December 2000 the Council adopted the... Report
from the Working Party and approved its public release," Daryl LeGrew,
letter to Vincent Orange, 19 December 2000.
 For example, Ian Catanach and Marie Peters to Vincent Orange,
30 December 2000. A dozen other scholars from around the country
expressed their disapproval, some in strident terms.
 Vincent Orange, letter to the Working Party, 18 October 2000,
7pp and Orange, letter to Miles Fairburn, 10 February 2001, 18pp.
 "A tale [...] full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!"
"Comments by Professor (retired) John H. Jensen on 'Submission to the
University of Canterbury Working Party on the Joel Hayward thesis' by
the New Zealand Jewish Council and 'Report' by Professor Richard J.
Evans," undated, 5pp.
 For example, Martin Lally, Victoria University, letter to Daryl
LeGrew, 1 February 2001, p. 3 but passim. On legal advice, L.L. Stevens,
QC, letter to Ian Barker, 10 October 2000, pp. 1-2.
 Minutes of Special Departmental Meeting, 21 February 2001, p.
 At least three New Zealand academics (outside Canterbury)
publicly calling for Hayward's disgrace admitted not having read the
thesis. Certain individuals appeared on national television decrying the
thesis but only afterwards read it. Elsewhere, "I have no hesitation in
endorsing the New Zealand Jewish Council's condemnation of [Hayward's]
University of Canterbury MA thesis," Greg Ryan, letter to the
editor, The Press (5 May 2000), p. 4. A month later (6 June), Ryan, a
lecturer at Lincoln University, admitted to a member of the Canterbury
History department he had not read the Hayward thesis. See also Chris
Connolly, "Submission on Joel Hayward's Thesis," p. 5.
 Miles Fairburn, memorandum to History Department, 8 February
2001 and Vincent Orange, letter to Miles Fairburn, 10 February 2001, pp.
2-16. The dossier assembled formally by Orange in February 2001 consists
of approximately 144 pages.
 Vincent Orange, letter to Ann Trotter, 25 May 2000, pp. 1-2
referring to many of the documents eventually included in the dossier
and attaches copies in advance of his own meeting on 26 July. Receipt of
the documents also acknowledged by Stuart Macintyre, letter to Vincent
Orange, 12 June 2000, p. 1. The documents again are referred to in some
detail in Orange"s letter to "Ian Barker and Colleagues" on 16 July
2000, pp. 1-4.
 Report by the Joel Hayward Working Party, p. 86 and Daryl
LeGrew, letter to the academic community, 21 December 2000.
 The materials evidently were placed in the University archives.
Chancellor Phyllis Guthardt, letter to Vincent Orange, 30 April 2001.
 "We feel that the Department should be 'closed lip' if
approached by any media. Also we should wait until we have heard from
the VC [vice chancellor], as to what we should say to the media," Judy
Robertson (on behalf of Miles Fairburn, head of the department of
history), letter to all history staff, 20 April 2000. This was the basis
for Orange declining to appear in a proposed segment of the 60
Minutes television programme. Vincent Orange, letter to Melanie Jones, 5
August 2000. A similar communiqué was circulated throughout the History
Department on 2 February 2001 and again on 23 October 2002: "We are to
give 'no comment' and if anyone is persistent refer them to... the
 Evans was supplied with the examiners' reports on Hayward's
thesis as well as Vincent Orange's letter to the Canterbury Chancellor
(21 April 2000) by Macfarlane, Dougall, Stringer, barristers and
solicitors, and asked by David Zwartz to examine and comment on them.
Richard J. Evans, letter to David Zwartz, 19 September 2000, p. 1. Evans
concluded that all three documents are problematic, essentially
repeating his arguments detailed in his report on the thesis.
 "Submission to the University of Canterbury Working Party on
the Joel Hayward MA Thesis," (undated) consisting of seventy statements.
 There is some dispute over this last point. "Holocaust thesis
investigated" The Press (27 April 2000) stated the Jewish Council wanted
the thesis removed from the library but Mike Regan of the New Zealand
Jewish Council denied it (Canta 3 May 2000), as did David Zwartz.
"Flawed arguments" Sunday Star-Times (28 May 2000) and in his letter to
Chancellor Phyllis Guthardt, 4 April 2000, p. 2.
 Gerald Orchard, "To the Working Party inquiry into JSA
Hayward"s MA Thesis," 13 October 2000, 4pp.
 See Report by the Joel Hayward Working Party, pp. 36-37.
 L.L. Stevens, QC, "Memorandum for Members of the Working
Party," 15 September 2000, p. 21.
 Journal of Social History 32 (No. 4, 1999), pp. 941-2; History
and Theory 39 (No. 2, 2000), pp. 218-29; The Times Literary Supplement
no. 4935 (31 October 1997), p. 10; History - Reviews in History (October
1999), and others.
 Richard J. Evans, In Defence of History (London: Granta Books,
1997), pp. 121, 123.
 Richard J. Evans, Lying About Hitler: History, Holocaust, and
the David Irving Trial (New York: Basic Books, 2001), p. 248.
 Report by the Joel Hayward Working Party, pp.3, 57, 70 and 86.
 "An odious decision" The New Zealand Jewish Chronicle 57 (No.
3, 2000 [sic]), pp. 1, 7.
 Comment by David Zwartz in Sunday Star Times (28 January 2001).
 The cost of the enquiry has been reported at $200,000. "Thesis
casts shadow" The Press (20 December 2000). Also in Daryl LeGrew, letter
to Vincent Orange, 19 December 2000, p. 2 estimated at between $150,000
and $200,000 and in "An open letter to our community from the University
of Canterbury", 22 December 2000.
 "Varsity leader defends historian" The New Zealand
Herald (15-16 April 2000) wherein Pro Vice Chancellor Barrie Macdonald
of Massey University affirmed the high regard the university had for
 Joel Hayward, letter to Vincent Orange, 9 May 2000, p.1 wherein
he refers to specific treatment by a physician. In 2002 Hayward again
referred to continuing care.
 Joel Hayward, letter, 6 December 2002, read publicly at
Orange's retirement function at Canterbury University on the same day.
The letter was an expression of gratitude and congratulations to Orange
who devoted forty years to Canterbury.
 "Second Holocaust thesis controversy" The Press (24 October
2002) and "Essay was rev-isionist" Waikato Times (23 October 2002). The
suggestion was advanced by Dov Bing. Ironically, an editorial shortly
thereafter dismissed Bing"s suggestions as "Trivial to-do" The Press (29
October 2002). One wonders why editors of a leading newspaper permitted
a "trivial" matter to appear on the front page or composed an editorial
on the same "trivial" subject?
 Glyn Harper and Joel Hayward, eds, Born to Lead: New Zealand
Military Commanders and their Style of Command.
 Tony Fisk, letter to Joel Hayward, 29 November 2002. Fisk is
the managing director of HarperCollins in New Zealand.
 Joel Hayward, letter to Vincent Orange, 4 December 2002.
 Joel Hayward, letter to Vincent Orange, 5 February 2003.
 John H. Jensen, submission to the Working Party, p. 8; Hayward,
letter to the University of Canterbury Working Party, p. 25 and Hayward,
letter to Melanie Jones, 6 October 2000 declining to participate in the
proposed 60 Minutes programme.
 Alan Hayward, letter to Vincent Orange, 17 October 2002.
 Vincent Orange, letter to Alan Hayward, 7 May 2000, p. 4.
 Charles Liebman, "What should have been done?" Jerusalem
Report 2 (9 January 1992), p. 37.
 All of these are considered constituent aspects of holocaust
denial in Deborah E. Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing
Assault on Truth and Memory (New York: The Free Press, 1993). On what
basis can these criteria be considered binding?
 Elie Wiesel, "Trivializing the Holocaust," New York Times (16
April 1978), p. 2:1; Harry J. Cargas, "An interview with Elie
Wiesel,"Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1 (1986), p. 5.
 Neither Joel Hayward nor Vincent Orange has been associated
with the preparation of this article and neither has seen it prior to
|IHR The 'Holocaust' Put in
Perspective By Austin J. App top
| The 'Holocaust' Put in Perspective By Austin J. App I am highly
gratified -- and I am sure all the other speakers are too -- that the
Institute for Historical Review had the inspiration and the courage to
organize this 1979 rev-isionist Convention. It is badly needed and long
overdue. Every major war is conducted on tidal waves of propaganda, fair
and foul. World War II, because it involved almost the whole world, and
because the victors insisted on Unconditional Surrender, and because
their side included the two most vengeful and vindictive ideologies in
the world, Bolshevism and Zionism, also was guilty of the most shameless
and unscrupulous propaganda so far on record. In part because of the
never-forget -- never-forgive mentality, World War II Allied atrocity
propaganda has not ebbed down but kept in high tide, as with the recent
phony documentary the NBC-TV Holocaust. Therefore Historical rev-isionism
is more important than after any other war: the more atrocity -- and
hate-mongering vitiate the terms of peace, as at Yalta and Potsdam, the
more rev-isionism is needed to heal the wounds. The Institute for
Historical Review does a vital service both to historical scholarship
and also to basic values. Since 1946, when mostly from small back-page
items in brave little publications, I soon was sickened by mountains of
evidence of the bestialities of the victors, especially the
Soviet-Russians. In anger I published Ravishing the Women of Conquered
Europe. The subtitle was: "The Big Three Liberators at Work Having a
Wonderful Time Raping and Debauching the Women of Germany, Austria and
Hungary; Re-Educating Them to Become Good Christians." I followed this
with History's Most Terrifying Peace. I got thousands and thousands of
grateful letters. But I also discovered what hatred and recriminations
historical truth provokes among the vindictive vipers in public affairs
and in the press! For me it feels good after thirteen years to see
California again. In June 1966 I spoke at the San Diego Mann Jr. High
School on "Police Brutality a Phony Cry." But even farther back, in
1923-24 I spent a year in San Francisco, which climaxed with my taking a
national scholarship examination (at St. Mary's College). What I won was
a Knights of Columbus four-year full Fellowship to the Catholic
University of America, in D.C., a milestone in my career. Being here
today unrolls the kaleidoscope of a lifetime before me. More
| EUSTACE MULLINS: THE SECRET HOLOCAUST
|EUSTACE MULLINS: THE SECRET HOLOCAUST Eustace Mullins Posted July 8, 2009 Eustace Mullins is a veteran of the United States Air Force, with thirty-eight months of active service during World War II. A native Virginian, he was educated at Washington and Lee University, New York University, Ohio University, the University of North Dakota, the Escuelas des Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Washington, D.C. THE SECRET HOLOCAUST The devastation of civilization to date by the rapacious hordes of Godless Communism, as well as their planned annihilation of all non-Jewish societies and political organizations, began to ravage the world in the nineteenth century. It has resulted in incredible suffering and death for many millions of Christian victims in many parts of the world. Yet as these Christian victims lie in their graves, unmourned and unknown, a new class of international citizens, (the creators of Marxist terrorism), profess to be the only "victims" who have endured suffering in the past one hundred and fifty years. They command the world to weep for them, because they control the world. These harbingers of terror claim to be "refugees", since they had no nation of their own, but infested the civilized societies in every part of the world for two thousand years, bringing with them, in every instance, disease and death. They have emerged from one shattered nation after another, not as refugees, but as the final victors, bearing away their loot, and scurrying through ports which they have created and which they alone know how to follow, until they come to another host nation. With them they bring, like the medieval Bubonic Plagues, (an infection which they were accused of spreading), a terrible contamination, an infestation which quickly spreads through the new host country, and fells all who become its victims. This plague is world Communism, and its known carriers, the furry scavengers who have found their way through the sewers into every civilized place, are the international Jews. P. D. . We are asked to weep only for the Jews, and to ignore the many millions of actual victims of world terrorism in the past one hundred and fifty years, a chronicle of such horror that one scarcely can bear to put down this bloodstained record, not merely in fear that the world might put away its business in order to mourn these countless victims of international Communist terrorism, but that the tragic fate of these innocents, most of them women and children, is one of such pathos that one's heart could break from the full impact of its terrifying implications for everyone alive today. One of the first victims of the international financiers, shortly after publication of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx in 1848, was the Southern civilization of the United States. White immigrants had wrested from a hostile territory the means to create a gracious culture, one which the ruder and more unlettered sections of the new Republic could only gape at in admiration, an admiration, however, which soon turned to envy and then hatred. This hatred brought armies into the American South, bearing the terrorists who, unknown at that time, were the first Communist totalitarians determined to wreak their hatred and policies of annihilation on all civilized people. M JO Mtfa-n American Jewry and the Civil War Bertram W. Korn Introduction by Allan Nevlns with a raw chapter by ths author
|Iron Light Is Elie Wiesel an impostor?
On 3 March 2009, a Hungarian website published an article entitled Még mindig kísérti a haláltábor (The extermination camp is still tempting) and outlining important revelations by Miklós Grüner, a former deportee to Auschwitz. The article was translated and appeared the following day under the title Auschwitz Survivor Claims Elie Wiesel is an Impostor. The text reads as follows:
In May 1944 , when Miklos Gruner was 15, he was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau with his mother and father as well as both a younger and an elder brother. He says that his mother and his younger brother were immediately gassed after their arrival in the camp. Then he, his elder brother and their father had an inmate number tattooed on their arms and were sent to perform hard work in a synthetic fuel factory linked to IG Farben where the father died six months later. After that, the elder brother was sent to Mauthausen and, as the young Miklos was then alone, two elder Jewish inmates who were also Hungarians and friends with his late father took him under their protection. These two protectors of the young Miklos were the Lazar and Abraham Wiesel brothers.
In the following months, Miklos Gruner and the Wiesel brothers became good friends. Lazar Wiesel was 31 years old in 1944. Miklos never forgot the number Lazar was tattooed with by the Nazis: A-7713. In January 1945, as the Russian army was coming, the inmates were transferred to Buchenwald. During the ten days this transfer took, partly by foot, partly by train, more than half of the inmates died and amongst them was Abraham, the elder brother of Lazar Wiesel. In April 8, 1945, the US army liberated Buchenwald. Miklos and Lazar were amongst the survivors of the camp. As Miklos had tuberculosis, he was sent in a Swiss clinic and therefore was separated from Lazar. After recovering, Miklos emigrated to Australia while his elder brother, who also survived the war, established himself in Sweden.
Years later, in 1986, Miklos was contacted by the Swedish journal Sydsvenska Dagbladet in Malmo and invited to meet “an old friend” named Elie Wiesel… As Miklos answered that he doesn’t know anyone with this name, he was told Elie Wiesel was the same person Miklos knew in the Nazi camps under the name Lazar Wiesel and with the inmate number A-7713… Miklos still remembered that number and he was therefore convinced at that point that he was going to meet his old friend Lazar and happily accepted the invitation to meet him at the Savoj Hotel in Stockholm on December 14, 1986. Miklos recalls:
“I was very happy at the idea of meeting Lazar but when I confronted the so-called ‘Elie Wiesel’, I was stunned to see a man I didn’t recognize at all, who didn’t even speak Hungarian or Yiddish and instead he was speaking English in a strong French accent. Therefore our meeting was over in about ten minutes. As a goodbye gift, the man gave me his book entitled ‘Night’ of which he claimed to be the author. I accepted the book I didn’t know at that time but told everyone there that this man was not the person he pretended to be!”
Miklos recalls that during this strange meeting, Elie Wiesel refused to show him the tattooed number on his arm, saying he didn’t want to exhibit his body. Miklos adds that Elie Wiesel showed his tattooed number afterward to an Israeli journalist who Miklos met and this journalist told Miklos that he didn’t have time to identify the number but… was certain it wasn’t a tattoo. Miklos says:
“After that meeting with Elie Wiesel, I spent twenty years of research and found out that the man calling himself Elie Wiesel has never been in a Nazi concentration camp since he was not included in any official list of detainees”.
Miklos also found out that the book Elie Wiesel gave him in 1986 as something he has written himself was in fact written in Hungarian in 1955 by Miklos’ old friend Lazar Wiesel and published in Paris under the title “Un di Velt hot Gesvigen”, meaning approximately “The World Kept Silent”. The book was then shortened and rewritten in French as well as in English in order to be published under the author’s name Elie Wiesel in 1958, under the french title “La Nuit” and the English title “Night”. Ten million copies of the book were sold in the world by Elie Wiesel who even received a Nobel Peace prize for it in 1986 while – says Miklos – the real author Lazar Wiesel was mysteriously missing…
“Elie Wiesel never wanted to meet me again”, says Miklos. “He became very successful; he takes 25 thousand dollars for a 45 minutes speech on the Holocaust. I have officially reported to the FBI in Los Angeles. I have also complained to governments and media, in the US and Sweden with no result.
I have received anonymous calls telling me I could be shot if I don`t shut up but I am not afraid of death any more. I have deposited the whole dossier in four different countries and, if I died suddenly, they would be made public. The world must know that Elie Wiesel is an impostor and I am going to tell it, I am going to publish the truth in a book called “Stolen Identity A7713”.”
Miklós Grüner’s declarations have been repeated many times, but have not caused any major research effort. We will thus scrutinize them critically but soberly.
First of all, some biographical data on Elie Wiesel:
Born on 30 September 1928 at Sighet in Romania, the son of Shlomo and Sarah Frig, the daughter of Dodye Feig, deported to Birkenau on 16 May 1944.
The most important point to be verified is the reliability of the accuser. What can be considered established on the subject of Miklós Grüner is the fact that he was at Buchenwald in May of 1945. In a “Concentration Camp Inmates Questionnaire” of the Military Government of Germany, we have an entry giving his name, and the date of his birth – 6 April 1928 – also conforms. The ID number is handwritten in the upper left hand corner: 120762. More Coincidentally, this fall marked the 75th anniversary of the Mercury Theater of the Air’s broadcast of “War of The Worlds,” when Orson Welles and his talented players used the conventions of the new-ish medium of radio to fool at least some unsuspecting Americans into believing their Halloween broadcast was actually a Martian invasion.
|Wikipedia Raul Hilberg ... Raul Hilberg ...Destruction of European Jews ... Droemer Knaur ... decided against publication, due to the work's documentation of certain episodes of cooperation by Jewish authorities with the executors of the Holocaust — material which the editors said would only play into the hands of the antisemitic right wing in Germany. Hilberg dismissed this fear as "nonsense". ... finally came out in German edition in 1982... Hillberg was raised Polish Jewish but became an atheist, family, Anschluss, Austria, Cuba, WWII to escape Hitler, encounter with Stephen Wise, Columbia University, more interested in perpetrators of holocaust than victims, President Carter's Commission on the Holocaust, holocaust scholar, Geschwister-Scholl-Preis award. Hilberg not religious, attended Ohavi Zedek, "Jews are the conscience of the world"... interviewd by Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, a strong supporter of Norman Finkelstein's Holocaust Industry, made posthumous appearance in American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein, died of lung cancer, a life long Republican,
|YouTube The General's Son. Miko Peled
is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. Born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family, his grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His Father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai. Miko's unlikely opinions reflect his father's legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker. Miko grew up in Jerusalem, a multi-ethnic city, but had to leave Israel before he made his first Palestinian friend, the result of his participation in a dialogue group in California. He was 39. On September 4, 1997 the beloved Smadar, 13, the daughter of Miko's sister Nurit and her husband Rami Elhanan was killed in a suicide attack. Peled insists that Israel/Palestine is one state—the separation wall notwithstanding, massive investment in infrastructure, towns and highways that bisect and connect settlements on the West Bank, have destroyed the possibility for a viable Palestinian state. The result, Peled says is that Israelis and Palestinians are governed by the same government but live under different sets of laws. At the heart of Peled's conclusion lies the realization that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace as equals in their shared homeland. All rights-Alternate Focus under educational learning aid.
Academic Freedom and Holocaust Denial ... A Pennsylvania English professor whose anti-Israel rhetoric and denial of the Holocaust as a historic certainty have ignited controversy is citing academic freedom as his defense. Kaukab Siddique, associate professor of English and journalism at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, appeared last month at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, where he called the state of Israel illegitimate. “I say to the Muslims, ‘Dear brothers and sisters, unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism,’ ” he said at a rally on Sept. 3. “Each one of us is their target and we must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel -- if possible by peaceful means,” he added. Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/10/26/siddique#ixzz2rE6YbBN4 Inside Higher Ed search terms: anti-Israel rhetoric, Holocaust was a hoax, example of a questing mind asking tough questions, freedom of expression, fire bombing, Hiroshima, Nagazaki, moral ambiguity of war, look at both sides, part of being a professor, avoid topic in classes, Siddique's comments and conservative Christians, CBN, Pat Robertson, Siddique's positions similar to Carter's, extreme right wing defense of Israel, death threats, dumbing down of discourse, expressed views do not represent Lincoln University, a black college,
(also spelled antisemitism) is a term and contemporary epithet which has been used in a variety of contexts by different people and organisations, though it was originally invented in 1860 by a liberal Jew named Moritz Steinschneider, the son of a Talmudist born in Moravia. In its initial coining, it was applied in a criticism of Ernest Renan's contrast of Semites and Indo-Europeans, though at this stage was in a wider more general context than just opposition to Jewishness. It was the socialist Wilhelm Marr who popularised the term in the 1870s with his League of Anti-Semites, applying it to himself in a positive sense primarily in his attacks on Jewish finance, but also in regard to their non-assimilationism in wider society. The earliest self-identifying "anti-semites" or those figures whom the term was applied to, were generally non-Marxian socialists who came to regard Jewishness and its values system, as the most anti-social form of the unrestrained bourgeoisie following the Industrial Revolution. This had coincided with the ascent of various monopolistic Jewish financial dynasties in Europe and soon North America following their "emancipation". For a time, the phrase was adopted by certain integral nationalists, especially in France such as Action Française. The phrase had its critics from the start and was regarded as inaccurate by people such as Eugen Dühring and largely fell out of use as a self-identifying term by the 1920s. "Anti-anti-semitism" has led to mass murder on an industrial scale; following the Jewish coup d'etat in Russia in 1917 for instance, so-called "anti-semitism" was a "crime" punishable by death, often by shooting in the back of the head. Today the thought police continue their war against people who criticise the legion of Jewish crimes against humanity by throwing "anti-semites" into modern gulags (ie - prisons) in many parts of Europe or bring them to ruin financially. While in other parts of the world, particularly the United States, social ostracism is enforced. Because Jews believe they are a race "chosen" by God above the rest of humanity, they believe they can commit atrocities with impunity and the mere goyim have no business asking them to limit or take account of their grotesque behavior.
Dr. Herman Greife
Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union
...An anti-Communist book
from 1937 which revealed that Communist Jews were the commandants of 11
out of the 12 main Stalinist-era Gulags
concentration camps, including the camp system directors Matvei Berman
and Hershel Jehuda. Ultimately, some 14 million people would be detained
in the 53 camps which operated from 1934 to 1953. According to official
Soviet data, some 1,053,829 people died in the camps from various
causes. The modern-day Russian industrial cities of the Arctic, such as
Norilsk, Vorkuta, and Magadan, were originally Gulags. Contents
Introduction to the 2011 edition by Francis Dupont ; Introduction to the
1999 Edition by Dr. E.R. Fields; About This Book; Foreword to the 1937
Edition; Preface to the 1937 Edition; Chapter One: The Jewish Terror
Grips Russia; Chapter Two: The Origin of the Compulsion Workers; Chapter
Three: The Cry for Redemption of the Exiles; Chapter Four: The Division
of the Compulsion Workers; Chapter Five: The Construction of the Stalin
White Sea Canal; ...
Berman was the son of a Jewish brickyard owner. He joined the Russian
army and entered the military school in Irkutsk
He then became a cadet of the 25th Reserve infantry regiment. Berman
joined the Bolsheviks in June 1917. In 1918 he joined the Red Army and
was stationed in Tomsk
in June was working in a propaganda unit. In August 1918 he joined the Cheka
was named chief of state security in the city of Glazov. From 1923 to
1924 he was People's Commissar for State Security in the Buryat-Mongol
Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
. He then led the OGPU in
Central Asia. From February 1927 to October 1927 he was the chairman of
in the Uzbek
Soviet Socialist Republic. In November 1929 he helped develop the GULAG
of camps and became deputy chief of the GULAG in 1930. From June 9, 1932
to August 17, 1937 he was head of the GULAG.
was awarded the Order
on August 4, 1933, soon after the completion of the White
Sea – Baltic Canal. By 1935, by his own count, Berman was in charge of
over 740,000 prisoners working on 15 major projects in the GULAG. After
the fall of Genrikh
, Berman continued to rise in the hierarchy of the NKVD
he held the offices of head construction of the Moscow-Volga Canal and
Deputy head of the NKVD in 1936-1937. In August 1937, Berman's fall
began in the time of the Great
. On August 17, 1937, he lost his position as head of the
GULAG and was appointed People's Commissar of Posts and
Telecommunications (Russian: Наркомпочтель). On December 23, 1938, he
was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, arrested the next day in
the office of Georgi
, and sent to prison at Lubyanka
He was found guilty by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of
the USSR of belonging to a "terrorist and sabotage organization" and
shot on March 7, 1939 at
On October 17, 1957 Berman was legally rehabilitated. Matvei's younger
brother, Boris, also worked for the NKVD and the GULAG in supervisory
positions. Boris was awarded the Order of Lenin on December 19, 1937,
arrested on September 24, 1938 and executed on February 22, 1939. He was
|VeteransToday The JFK War: CBS endorses “magic
bullet” absurdity ... by James Fetzer
|“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how
improbable, must be the truth”–Sherlock Holmes The latest defense of the “magic bullet” absurdity comes from CBS,
which featured a father and son combination who claim to have used “new
forensic technology” to demonstrate that The
Warren Report((1964) had it right when it posited the “magic bullet”
scenario, where one bullet passes through JFK’s neck and exits his
throat to enter the back of Texas Gov. John Connally. The distinctive
feature of this “reenactment” may be its emphasis on the three feet
between JFK and Connally as though what happened from the time it hit
the back of his neck and exited his throat did not matter. But the fact
of the matter is that the “magic bullet” scenario is a fantasy: the hit
to JFK’s back was 5.5″ below the collar to the right of the spinal
column, as J. Thorton Boswell’s autopsy diagram (above) displays. And
if a bullet had hit at the base of the back of his neck, it could not
possibly have transited his neck without hitting any bony structures,
because cervical vertebrea intervene. The “magic bullet” theory is not
even anatomically possible. So when we follow Sherlock’s maxim, then we
are going to have to look elsewhere, because once we have eliminate the
impossible, the theory is no longer tenable–no matter how many times it
| HiddenMysteries The Bronfmans and the JFK Assassination ... a ban on 'Final
A ban on `Final Judgment'
Michael Piper's book on JFK's assassination creates a huge controversy
Michael Piper was one of the scheduled speakers at a seminar that was
cancelled at the South Orange County Community College District. Piper
is the author of "Final Judgment."
Speakers on the JFK assassination have been popular on American campuses
for 30 years. Yet, the thesis of my book - "Final Judgment" - is one
that some don't want students to even hear: that Israel's spy agency,
the Mossad, played a role with the CIA and the Meyer Lansky crime
syndicate in the murder of President Kennedy.
My book is not yet "banned in Boston," but it is banned in Orange
County, so it seems. The very week the American Library Association and
the National Association of College Stores sponsored "Banned Books
Week," controversy raged in Orange County because some were upset that
Steve Frogue, president of the South Orange County Community College
District (SOCCD) trustees, had invited me to discuss "Final Judgment" at
an SOCCD seminar on the JFK assassination.
Although heavy-handed lobbying forced cancellation of the seminar,
there's now a drive to remove Frogue from office for believing in our
Constitution's guarantee that Americans have the right to express
differing points of view.
Israeli diplomat Uri Palti says "Final Judgment" is "nonsense." Yet,
contradictorily, critics still declare my discoveries "dangerous" - that
my findings shouldn't be heard by "impressionable" kids.
Unfortunately, because of what critics allege, many people believe I
"deny the Holocaust," which is not true. However, for the record, my
book does not discuss the Holocaust.
Here is what "Final Judgment" contends:
In 1963, JFK was embroiled in a bitter (then secret) conflict with
Israeli leader David Ben-Gurion over Israel's drive to build the atomic
bomb; that Ben-Gurion resigned in disgust, having told JFK that because
of JFK's policies, Israel's "existence [was] in danger." Upon JFK's
assassination, U.S. policy toward Israel began an immediate 180-degree
This is all documented by Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh in "The
Samson Option," by Andrew Cockburn in "Dangerous Liaison," and by
Stephen Green in "Taking Sides" - each a respected historian. Where,
then, is the "Israeli connection" to the assassination? The fact is that
when New Orleans DA Jim Garrison prosecuted Clay Shaw with conspiracy in
the JFK assassination, Garrison stumbled upon the Mossad link.
| WMR JFK visited grave of another murdered U.S. leader six months before his
own assassination December 4-5, 2013 -- top
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
brought to light another infamous assassination: the defenestration
killing of America's first Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, on
May 22, 1949.
Shortly after his discharge from the U.S. Navy following the end of
World War II, Kennedy became a special assistant to Forrestal, was
serving as Secretary of the Navy. Just a few months after Germany's
surrender, Kennedy accompanied Forrestal to Berlin.
Forrestal shared many of his thoughts with Kennedy, including how he was
opposed to President Harry Truman's decision to reject peace feelers
from Japan for a semi-conditional surrender and opt to drop atomic bombs
on the devastated country.
Some of Japan's peace feelers were extended to the West via the
Vatican's Apostolic Nuncio in Tokyo. Forrestal and Kennedy had something
else in common: both were devout Roman Catholics who not only believed
the Japanese peace feelers directed through the Pope should have been
accepted by Truman, but who felt that Japan would agree to a partial
unconditional surrender, with the only provision being that Emperor
Hirohito, who Americans had been programmed to hate during the war,
would remain as spiritual leader. The plan envisaged Hirohito taking his
orders from the Allied occupation authorities. In fact, that is exactly
what occurred, even with the dropping of the A-bombs on Hiroshima and
Nagasaki. Ironically,. Kennedy's only surviving child, Caroline Kennedy,
now serves as the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Today, President Obama is the first U.S. president to engage in a bitter
feud with an Israeli Prime Minister (over the Iranian nuclear deal)
since President Kennedy, in a series of letters to Israeli Prime
Minister David Ben Gurion, scolded Israel for trying to obtain the
materials to develop nuclear weapons.
On May 18, 1963, Kennedy sent the following letter to Ben Gurion on the
issue of Israel's secretive operations at the Dimona nuclear facility in
I have received from Ambassador Barbour a report of his conversation
with you on May 14 regarding the arrangements for visiting the Dimona
reactor. I should like to add some personal comments on that subject.
I am sure you will agree that there is no more urgent business for the
whole world than the control of nuclear weapons. We both recognized this
when we talked together two years ago, and I emphasized it again when I
met with Mrs. Meir just after Christmas. The dangers in the
proliferation of national nuclear weapons systems are so obvious that I
am sure I need not repeat them here.
"It is because of our preoccupation with this problem that my Government
has sought to arrange with you for periodic visits to Dimona. When we
spoke together in May 1961 you said that we might make whatever use we
wished of the information resulting from the first visit of American
scientists to Dimona and that you would agree to further visits by
neutrals as well. I had assumed from Mrs. Meir's comment that there
would be no problem between us on this.
"We are concerned with the disturbing effects on world stability which
would accompany the development of a nuclear weapons capability by
Israel. I cannot imagine that the Arabs would refrain from turning to
the Soviet Union for assistance if Israel were to develop a nuclear
weapons capability--with all the consequences this would hold. But the
problem is much larger than its impact on the Middle East. Development
of a nuclear weapons capability by Israel would almost certainly lead
other larger countries, that have so far refrained from such
development, to feel that they must follow suit.
From 1945 to 1948, Kennedy and his old friend Forrestal shared something
else in common beyond their opposition to Truman's atomic bombing of
Japan, opposition to the United Nations plan for the division of the
British mandate in Palestine between a Jewish and an Arab state.
Forrestal, who had the backing of Secretary of State George Marshall and
more quietly, General Dwight Eisenhower, believed that Palestine should
become independent as a federal state having no sectarian affiliations.
A federal Palestine with special rights for Christians, Jews, and
Muslims was also the goal of the Vatican, which wanted to ensure
protection for Christian sites in Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine.
General George S. Patton was also known to be opposed to the creation of
a Jewish state in Palestine. He died on December 21, 1945 in Heidelberg,
Germany after suffering injuries from a suspicious vehicle crash on
December 8, 1945 involving his staff car and a truck. Patton, who was
paralyzed, was not permitted any outside visitors other than his wife.
Patton may have met with Forrestal and Kennedy during their summer visit
to Germany and had discussions on the Palestine "problem" during a time
frame when hundreds of thousands of European Jewish survivors of the war
were embarking on ships to Palestine and threatening to unleash a
cascading effect of turmoil with the Arab nations of the region.
Forrestal in Berlin, summer of 1945. In the rear, second from the right
is U.S. congressional candidate and Forrestal confidante John F.
Truman's old Army friend and haberdasher business partner, Edward
Jacobson, pressured Truman to support the creation of Israel. Truman
cast aside the protests from his Secretaries of State and Defense and
caved to Jacobson's pressure and agreed to acceded to Zionist demands.
When Truman was wavering on support for Israel, Jacobson told Truman,
"Your hero is Andrew Jackson. I have a hero too. He's the greatest Jew
alive. I'm talking about Chaim Weizmann. He's an old man and very sick,
and he has traveled thousands of miles to see you. And now you're
putting him off. This isn't like you, Harry." After Truman met Weizmann,
he decided to support Palestinian partition and recognize Israel in
1948. It was later discovered that the Jewish Palestinian terrorist
group, the Stern Gang, sent letter bombs to the White House in an
attempt to kill Truman. The Secret Service successfully defused all the
bombs. Apparently, between Jacobson's soft glove approach and the Stern
Gang's hard punches, Truman got the message.
The move by Truman to support the creation of Israel infuriated
Forrestal. He held a series of meetings with Truman's Republican
opponent for the presidency Governor Tom Dewey of New York. Dewey
apparently agreed with Forrestal's opposition to Israel and promised
that if he was elected in 1948, as everyone expected he would be,
Forrestal would remain as Secretary of Defense and relations with Israel
would be minimized. Ben Gurion declared Israel and independent state on
May 14, 1948.
After word leaked out about the Forrestal-Dewey meetings, mostly because
"Washington Merry-Go-Round" columnist Drew Pearson and gossip columnist
Walter Winchell succumbed to pressure from Zionist elements within the
media, especially Pearson's United Features syndication network and
Winchell's American Broadcasting Company radio network, Truman pressured
Forrestal to resign as Secretary of Defense on March 28, 1949.
When Zionist interests discovered that Dewey and Forrestal were
conspiring against Israel's interests, Jewish donors who had pledged
their support to Dewey pulled it and threw their money behind Truman. It
was that move, more than anything else, that saw truman come from behind
to defeat Dewey, notwithstanding the Chicago Daily Tribune's famous
November 3, 1948 headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman."
Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946 and
continued to remain a close confidante of Forrestal. Forrestal
reportedly went into some sort of state of severe depression and
was flown to the private Hobe Sound, Florida estate of Undersecretary of
State Robert Lovett, who was also a close friend of the Kennedys.
A few days after his trip to Florida, Forrestal was admitted to Bethesda
Naval Hospital in Maryland. On May 22, 1949, Forrestal's body was found
on the third floor roof of the hospital. Navy officials immediately
reported that Forrestal had committed suicide by jumping from a 16th
floor window of a kitchen directly across the hall from his hospital
Forrestal was branded in the media as a paranoid and crazed individuals
who believed "Zionist agents" were out to get him after his criticism of
U.S. support for the creation of israel. In subsequent years,
authors and journalists who investigated Forrestal's death as an
assassination were branded "conspiracy theorists" in the same manner
those who questioned the Warren Commission's conclusions about the death
of Kennedy were similarly libeled and slandered.
Evidence surfaced in later years that Forrestal was being shadowed by
agents of international Zionism, including the tailing of his official
limousine in 1947 and 1948 by two men, masquerading as news
photographers, who possibly had ties to the Jewish terrorist group Irgun
Zvai Leumi, of which Menachem Begin, a later Israeli Prime Minister who
was a headache for President Jimmy Carter, was a leader. British
intelligence documents revealed that the Irgun had targeted two British
Foreign Secretaries, both opposed to Palestinian partition and forced
population transfers, for assassination. They were Anthony Eden and
In 1956, President Eisenhower also broke with the Israelis over the
Israeli-French-British invasion of Egypt and the occupation of the Sinai
peninsula and Suez Canal.
As with Patton, Forrestal's visitation list at Bethesda was highly
restricted. Only his wife and sons were allowed to visit him, along with
people he despised and wouldn't have wanted to have seen under any
circumstances: Harry Truman; his replacement as Secretary of Defense,
Louis Johnson; U.S. intelligence chief Admiral Sidney Sours; and someone
he hardly knew, Texas U.S. Representative Lyndon Johnson, who was a
major supporter of the Israeli cause. After President Kennedy banned the
sale or transfer of nuclear materials to Israel, one of Lyndon Johnson's
first acts as president was to lift the ban and allow for the "approved
theft" of uranium and plutonium from U.S. nuclear fuel caches.
On May 22, 1963, just four days after Kennedy sent the "cease and
desist" letter to Ben Gurion, demanding Israel halt its development of
nuclear weapons, the President paid a visit to Arlington National
Cemetery and the grave site of Forrestal on the 14th anniversary of the
"defenestration of Bethesda." It is odd that the President of the United
States would have made a pilgrimage to the grave site during a time when
suicide and its causes was still a verboten subject in the media. Also,
suicide was and still is considered a sinful act by the Catholic Church,
of which Kennedy was a devout communicant. Henry Forrestal, James's
brother, stated, in no uncertain terms, that his brother would never
have committed suicide. One of the Catholic priests who arrived at
Bethesda after Forrestal's death also suspected murder.
Kennedy's visit to the Forrestal grave can only be explained by his
belief that Forrestal was assassinated and did not take his own life.
Kennedy's problems with Ben Gurion also likely reminded him of
Forrestal's protestations that U.S. support for Israel would only bring
about calamity for the world.
A haunting image: President John F. Kennedy at the Arlington grave site
of former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal on May 22, 1963. Exactly
six months later, Kennedy would be assassinated in Dallas and three days
after that he'd be laid to rest near Forrestal. What secrets, especially
about Israel, did these leaders take to their graves?
Exactly six months after Kennedy's visit to Forrestal's grave, the young
president would be cut down by gunfire in Dallas. Two well-known
Zionists would figure into the events surrounding the president's
assassination: Abraham Zapruder, who "documented the event" with his
Bell and Howell Zoomatic camera and who was a business associate of
George deMohrenschildt, the accused assassin's "handler," and Jacob
Rubenstein, aka Jack Ruby, who would easily and without police
interference assassinate the alleged "lone nut gunman" Lee Harvey Oswald
before he could come to trial.
Postscript: President Barack Obama has engendered bitter hatred from
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The last time an Israeli
Prime Minister was so vehemently opposed to a U.S. President was David
Ben-Gurion and his opposition to John F. Kennedy's ban on nuclear
cooperation with Israel. Now, the issue with Israel remains nuclear
weapons but it is an agreement to halt Iran's nuclear program over the
objections of the Israelis. Barack Obama is the President of the United
States and Americans of every stripe should support our President in any
principled showdown with any foreign leader, especially someone of the
ilk of Netanyahu. Whatever our differences with the President on other
issues, he deserves the support of every American vis a vis Israel. And
we should all pray for the President's security and safety because
Israel will have no problem striking out at America's leaders in the
future in the same manner as it has done in the past.
|Jim Fetzer, VeteransToday ...JFK, the CIA and The New York Times ...Umbrella Man interview
“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — William Colby, former CIA Director
In 1977, Carl Bernstein, who would subsequently co-author All the President’s Men (1994) with Bob Woodward, one of the most celebrated books in American political history, published “The CIA and the Media”, Rolling Stone (October 20, 1977), reporting that, with respect to its infiltration of the American media, “By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc.” Those who lent their cooperation to the agency were Williarn Paley of the CBS, Henry Luce of Time Inc., Arthur Hays Sulzberger of The New York Times, Barry Bingham Sr. of the LouisviIle Courier‑Journal, and James Copley of the Copley News Service. Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA included ABC, NBC, the AP, the UPI, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps‑Howard, Newsweek, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald‑Tribune. It was therefore fascinating to discover that The New York Times, which has a history of suppressing research on the assassination of JFK, was publishing “The Umbrella Man: A video interview with the author of SIX SECONDS IN DALLAS (1967)”, widely regarded as a classic of conspiracy research on the assassination of JFK.
Its author, Josiah Thompson (whose nickname is “Tink”), was at one time a professor of philosophy at Haverford College and, when I returned from 13 months in the Far East with the 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, where we had been anchored out in Kauschung Harbor in Formosa (now Taichung Harbor, Taiwan), where I had been awakened at 3:30 AM by the officer of the deck who told me that JFK had been shot and, then again, an hour later that they had caught the guy who had done it, who was a communist, which I thought at the time was “pretty fast work”, I obtained a copy of his book while stationed at the USMC Recruit Depot in San Diego as a series commander, supervising 15 DIs and 300 recruits going through the training cycle, which I read with great interest, especially because I had earned my A.B. at Princeton in philosophy and, like myself, Tink had served in the Navy (in the UDT rather than the Marine Corps) and was doing research on JFK, which was attracting my interest as well. MORE
|Countering Criticism of the Warren Report ...
1 April 1967 SlideShare, Namebase
JFK 01, p.1
Chiefs, Certain Stations and Bases
Document Number 1035-960
for FOIA Review on Sep 1976
SUBJECT: Countering Criticism of the Warren Report
For Oswald file! 2 copies
This was pulled together by ... in close conjunction with.... We furnished most of the source material, proposed many of the themes, and provided general "expertise" on the case. The Spectator article was written 23 Jan 1967
1. Our Concern. From the day of President Kennedy's assassination on, there has been speculation about the responsibility for his murder. Although this was stemmed for a time by the Warren Commission report (which appeared at the end of September 1964), various writers have now had time to scan the Commission's published report and documents for new pretexts for questioning, and there has been a new wave of books and articles criticizing the Commission's findings. In most cases the critics have speculated as to the existence of some kind of conspiracy, and often they have implied that the Commission itself was involved. Presumably as a result of the increasing challenge to the Warren Commission's Report, a public opinion poll recently indicated that 46% of the American public did not think that Oswald acted alone, while more than half of those polled thought that the Commission had left some questions unresolved. Doubtless polls abroad would show similar, or possibly more adverse, results.
2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government, including our organization. The members of the Warren Commission were naturally chosen for their integrity, experience, and prominence. They represented both major parties, and they and their staff were deliberately drawn from all sections of the country. Just because of the standing of the Commissioners, efforts to impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of American society. Moreover, there seems to be an increasing tendency to hint that President Johnson himself, as the one person who might be said to have benefited, was in some way responsible for the assassination. Innuendo of such seriousness affects not only the individual concerned, but also the whole reputation of the American government. Our organization itself is directly involved: among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation. Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us. The aim of this dispatch is to provide material for countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims in other countries. Background information is supplied in a classified section and in a number of unclassified attachments.
3. Action. We do not recommend that discussion of the assassination question be initiated where it is not already taking place. Where discussion is active, however, addressees are requested:
9 attachments h/w
DESTROY WHEN NO LONGER NEEDED
JFK 01, p.2
a. To discuss the publicity problem with liaison and friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors), pointing out that the Warren Commission made as thorough an investigation as humanly possible, that the charges of the critics are without serious foundation, and that further speculative discussion only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point out also that parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by Communist propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.
b. To employ propaganda assets to answer and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose. The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passage to assets. Our play should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (i) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (ii) politically interested, (iii) financially interested, (iv) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (v) infatuated with their own theories. In the course of discussions of the whole phenomenon of criticism, a useful strategy may be to single out Epstein's theory for attack, using the attached Fletcher Knebel article and Spectator piece for background. (Although Mark Lane's book is much less convincing than Epstein's and comes off badly where contested by knowledgeable critics, it is also much more difficult to answer as a whole, as one becomes lost in a morass of unrelated details.)
4. In private or media discussion not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:
a. No significant new evidence has emerged which the Commission did not consider. The assassination is sometimes compared (e.g., by Joachim Joesten and Bertrand Russell) with the Dreyfus case; however, unlike that case, the attacks on the Warren Commission have produced no new evidence, no new culprits have been convincingly identified, and there is no agreement among the critics. (A better parallel, though an imperfect one, might be with the Reichstag fire of 1933, which some competent historians (Fritz Tobias, A.J.P. Taylor, D.C. Watt) now believe was set by Van der Lubbe on his own initiative, without acting for either Nazis or Communists; the Nazis tried to pin the blame on the Communists, but the latter have been much more successful in convincing the world that the Nazis were to blame.)
b. Critics usually overvalue particular items and ignore others. They tend to place more emphasis on the recollections of individual eyewitnesses (which are less reliable and more divergent -- and hence offer more hand-holds for criticism) and less on ballistic, autopsy, and photographic evidence. A close examination of the Commission's records will usually show that the conflicting eyewitness accounts are quoted out of context, or were discarded by the commission for good and sufficient reason.
JFK 01, p.3
c. Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States, esp. since informants could expect to receive large royalties, etc. Note that Robert Kennedy, Attorney General at the time and John F. Kennedy's brother, would be the last man to overlook or conceal any conspiracy. And as one reviewer pointed out, Congressman Gerald R. Ford would hardly have held his tongue for the sake of the Democratic administration, and Senator Russell would have had every political interest in exposing any misdeeds on the part of Chief Justice Warren. A conspirator moreover would hardly choose a location for a shooting where so much depended on conditions beyond his control: the route, the speed of the cars, the moving target, the risk that the assassin would be discovered. A group of wealthy conspirators could have arranged much more secure conditions.
d. Critics have often been enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love with it; they also scoff at the Commission because it did not always answer every question with a flat decision one way or the other. Actually, the make-up of the Commission and its staff was an excellent safeguard against over-commitment to any one theory; or against the illicit transformation of probabilities into certainties.
JFK 01, p.4
e. Oswald would not have been any sensible person's choice for a co-conspirator. He was a "loner," mixed-up, of questionable reliability and an unknown quantity to any professional intelligence service.
f. As to charges that the Commission's report was a rush job, it emerged three months after the deadline originally set. But to the degree that the Commission tried to speed up its reporting, this was largely due to the pressure of irresponsible speculation already appearing, in some cases coming from the same critics who, refusing to admit their errors, are now putting out new criticisms.
g. Such vague accusations as that "more than ten people have died mysteriously" can always be explained in some more natural way: e.g., the individuals concerned have for the most part died of natural causes; the Commission staff questioned 418 witnesses (the FBI interviewed far more people, conducting 25,000 interviews and reinterviews), and in such a large group, a certain number of deaths are to be expected. (When Penn Jones, one of the originators of the "ten mysterious deaths" line, appeared on television, it emerged that two of the deaths on his list were from heart attacks, one from cancer, one was from a head-on collision on a bridge, and one occurred when a driver drifted into a bridge abutment.)
5. Where possible, counter speculation by encouraging reference to the Commission's Report itself. Open-minded foreign readers should still be impressed by the care, thoroughness, objectivity and speed with which the Commission worked. Reviewers of other books might be encouraged to add to their account the idea that, checking back with the Report itself, they found it far superior to the work of its critics.
Michael Collins Piper Meltdown
VeteransToday ... James Fetzer ... The Ugly Truth about
Michael Collins Piper, Cass Sunstein and Sandy Hook
VeteransToday Jan 2014, Given the extraordinary attention that has
been devoted to dissecting the sensational events in Tucson,
Aurora, Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing, I would have thought that
those who deny that they were “false flag” or staged events orchestrated
by elements within the federal, state and local governments are either
unfamiliar with the evidence or cognitively impaired.
Imagine my astonishment to discover a new book, False
Flags: Template for Terror (2013)–featuring images of Lee Harvey
Oswald, Osama bin Laden, Timothy McVeigh, Adam Lanza and Dzhokhar
Tsamaev on its cover–in which Michael Collins Piper argues instead
that those who believe Sandy
Boston bombing were false flag events are not simply wrong about the
facts of the matter but are implementing the program of “cognitive
infiltration” advanced by Cass Sunstein as tools of the government.
I have done research of my own on most of these subjects, including Cass
Sunstein in “Birds
of a Feather: Subverting the Constitution at Harvard Law“, which was
first published and available at OpEdNewsuntil
its editor, Rob Kall, made it unavailable, apparently because I was
submitting articles about 9/11 implicating Israel in the plot. Since no
lesser an inside authority than Steve Pieczenik has confirmed that Sandy
Hook was a false flag event, I was floored by Piper’s stance.
| YUFA Conference Report CAUT Academic Freedom Conference: “Academic Freedom and the Plight of Our
Universities: Fact or Fancy?” A critical review of the Conference on
Academic Freedom By Benjamin Lowinsky, Ph.D The unfettered quest for
the truth, the unconditional right to question and challenge prevailing
norms, beliefs and established orthodoxies are often proclaimed as
sacred and inviolable by our universities the world over. Yet, it is
precisely the practice of questioning and defying the canons of our
traditional faith, of our conventional ideas and routines, that lands
our courageous, idealistic, and dissenting colleagues in trouble both in
the sciences and in the liberal arts. History is replete with examples
thereof in Canada, the US, and other countries in Europe and the
developing world. Nowhere, however, is the litany of violations of
academic freedom more egregious and hypocritical than in those so called
“democratic” countries like the US, Canada, and Great Britain where the
discrepancy between word and action is often more pronounced than
elsewhere. Cataclysmic crises such as World War I, the Bolshevik
Revolution, the Cold War, the War in Vietnam, 9/11, and the onset of the
War on Terror are critical turning points in worsening the climate of
repression within which academic freedom is curtailed. One such
critical juncture has been the 9/11 crisis and its consequences for
academic freedom in universities in the US, Canada, and Great
Britain--the theme of a dynamic, critical, and informative conference
that took place in Toronto in October of 2005, sponsored by the Harry
Crowe Foundation. The conference drew a host of academic speakers,
faculty members, and faculty associations primarily from Canada, but
also from the U.S. and Europe. The opening plenary set a framework and
historical context for the current problems relating to academic
freedom. The speaker, Howard Pawley, president of the Harry Crowe
Foundation and former NDP Premier of Manitoba, reminded us of how
indispensable academic freedom was and is to the very nature and
composition of the university, calling it the glue that holds together
our fragile institutions while tracing its history from Socrates to
Harry Crowe and into the present. At the same time, he warned us of the
university’s vulnerability, as governments in Canada, the US, and Great
Britain pursue security through draconian measures which pose a threat
to academic freedom everywhere.
FIRE GMU Disinvites Moore Speech, $35,000 Fee Drew Criticism
... George Mason University canceled a scheduled speaking engagement by
liberal filmmaker Michael Moore yesterday
after two conservative state legislators and others complained that
public money should not support an overtly political event. Moore, the
outspoken director of the movie "Fahrenheit 9/11," was to have received
about $35,000 for his Oct. 28 speech at the Patriot Center on the
Fairfax campus -- an event that university officials had arranged a week
ago and had not begun to publicize. Word spread quickly, and after
complaints from the legislators and some members of the community
reached the office of President Alan G. Merten this week, the school
announced that the event, coming so close to the presidential election,
would be "an inappropriate use of state resources IS MICHAEL
MOORE A 9/11 TRUTH GATEKEEPER? ... MOORE'S AGENT IS ALI EMANUEL, BROTHER
OF RAHM EMANUEL, ULTRA JEWISH POLITICAL KINGPIN, MAYOR OF CHICAGO
JewishJournal Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Ari Emanuel, is a
Hollywood superagent ... Representing the likes of Michael Moore
and Martin Scorsese, Emanuel is among the best-connected in the
business, and is known for leveraging his influence for public advocacy.
After Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade in July 2006, Emanuel publicly
castigated the actor/director and called upon Hollywood to blacklist
him. Politically, Ari Emanuel and Endeavor frequently host Democratic
fundraisers, which have included a $2,300-a-plate dinner for Barack
Obama, at Emanuel's home. With the appointment of his brother to White
House chief of staff, Hollywood and Washington just got a lot closer.
YouTube 9/11 video Pentagon
| Media and Academic Freedom
... Witnessing Boston’s Mass Casualty Event
... “For the most part
we do not first see, and then define,” Walter Lippmann observed
1921, “we define first and then see. In the great blooming, buzzing
confusion of the outer world we pick out what our culture has already
defined for us, and we tend to perceive that which we have picked out in
the form stereotyped for us by our culture.” and ... a veteran
hypnotherapist and mind control expert interviewed in 2001 by
investigative journalist Jon Rappoport observes, The media gives you the
illusion that you are seeing something. That’s the billion‐dollar key to
mind control … 90% of all the mind control in the world is done by the
media, and it is all based on the viewer or the reader never seeing
anything really beyond the surface of what is presented.” and
... As with previous terrorist bombings, one must ask
whether the ordnance described by police is in fact capable of wreaking
the havoc that it purportedly caused. In 9/11 and Oklahoma City, for
example, subsequent investigation indicated that jet engine fuel and a
sizable ANFO bomb by themselves could not have caused the structural
damage to the World Trade Center Towers and Murrah Federal Building
| Academic Freedom Articles top
2013 “THE KEVIN BARRETT SHOW”
EXCLUSIVE LIVE BROADCAST: Academic witch-hunt target Nick Kollerstrom
returns ” Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom, a history of science Ph.D. with a
specialty in chemistry, is the author of the best book on the 7/7 London
on the Tube. (Watch the 7/7 video Kollerstrom
and Farrell Are Dead.) Today, Nick presents what he says is
breakthrough evidence supporting his contention that the claim that Nazi
gas chambers were used for mass executions with Zyclon-B (cyanide gas)
are not true. According to mainstream historians as well as
rev-isionists, Zyclon B was indisputably used in de-lousing chambers in
German concentration camps to prevent outbreaks of insect-borne typhus.
Nick and other rev-isionist argue that what they call the myth of
mass-execution gas chambers stems from these de-lousing chambers, which
ironically were used to keep the inmates alive, not to kill them. (Yes,
very large numbers of inmates died, and some were killed, in other
ways.) READ MORE HERE……………….
Nick is the principal behind the new website http://www.whatreallyhappened.info/ Is Nick right? I don’t know…but what I do know is that the people who
fired him from his job at the University of London had better contact me
and come on my show to explain, using logic and evidence, why he is not
just wrong, but so egregiously and obviously wrong that he deserved to
lose his academic position. Nicholas Kollerstrom, PhD, has two history
of science degrees, one from Cambridge 1968, plus a PhD from London,
1995. He was an honorary member of staff of University College, London
for 11 years. He co-edited The Case Against War (Spokesman, comprising
the CND legal arguments against the Iraq war) and then co-organised the
Belgrano Inqury in 1986, publishing The Unnecessary War as its
proceedings in 1998. Nick risked his reputation as a first-rate
historian of science, and got kicked out of University College, London,
by researching the evidence for Nazi gassings in WWII death camps – and
finding that evidence underwhelming. His findings are illegal in many
European countries. Check out Kevin’s new book: Questioning
the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters. The Kevin Barrett
Show is independently produced and hosted by Kevin
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| Kevin Barrett case top
| Peterson-Overton, Kristopher top
Kristopher There is something particularly poisonous about the
kind of political opportunism on display at Brooklyn College right now.
Unfortunately, it’s all déjà vu for me and my former colleagues in the
political science department. The Brooklyn College chapter of Students
for Justice in Palestine (SJP) recently organized a panel discussion on
the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) featuring noted
Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti and internationally renowned
philosopher Judith Butler. It promises to be an exciting evening, but
not everyone shares my enthusiasm. Harvard law professor (and Brooklyn
College alumnus) Alan Dershowitz and New York State Assemblyman Dov
Hikind successfully canvassed support from a number of politicians, and
managed to transform a standard panel discussion on a controversial
issue into a cause for pious outrage. The discussion is scheduled to
take place tomorrow and, thanks to a massive backlash against such
unwarranted political pressure, it will take place tomorrow. Yet, the
rapid manufacture of a national controversy in this case reveals, once
again, the tenuous state of academic freedom on our campuses and the
ease with which extra-academic influence stifles free debate.
| June Sheldon top
Victory for Academic Freedom: 'Human Heredity' Professor Receives
$100,000 Settlement ...
SAN JOSÉ, Calif., July 26, 2010—Nearly three years after terminating
her over her protected classroom speech, the San José/Evergreen
Community College District (SJCCD) has agreed to pay adjunct professor
June Sheldon $100,000 in lost earnings in exchange for dismissal of her
First Amendment lawsuit. In 2007, Sheldon had led a brief discussion
about the nature/nurture debate regarding sexual orientation in her
Human Heredity course. After she was fired due to a student complaint,
she turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
"This welcome settlement demonstrates that colleges cannot get away with
punishing a professor for teaching relevant class material, even if a
student finds it offensive," said FIRE President Greg Lukianoff.
"Professor Sheldon is finally able to put this ordeal behind her, but
the district's ignorance of academic freedom and the First Amendment has
left the taxpayers of California on the hook for over $100,000."
Sheldon's trouble began in the summer of 2007 when, in her Human
Heredity course at San José City College, she led a brief discussion on
sexual orientation. The topic was covered in the course readings. When a
student asked her to comment on the nature/nurture debate regarding
sexual orientation, Sheldon noted the complexity of the issue, citing
examples from the textbook as well as relevant research findings. A
student complained a
month later that the material was "offensive and unscientific." More
|MemoryHoleBlog ..Adnan Zuberi
|Originally received January 22, 2013) Dear Dr. Heather Coltman and Dr. Diane Alperin, I have examined Professor James Tracy’s writings regarding the Newtown, Conn., massacre and I am briefly presenting a case-study to you on how a university can deal with this situation. I was awarded by the University of Toronto for my documentary entitled 9/11 in the Academic Community which examines how academia treats critical perspectives of media or governmental narratives. I documented what happened to John McMurtry, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph and Fellow of the Canadian Royal Society. When McMurtry questioned the official narrative just three months after 9/11, academics flooded his university with e-mails, from its president to his department chair, demanding that he be fired. His colleagues at Harvard notified McMurtry that they are reporting to the FBI and CIA. The university maintained his professorship on grounds of academic freedom. Although McMurtry engaged in a topic far more controversial than what Tracy has engaged in, University of Guelph succeeded in overcoming the pressures by simply defending the foundations of institutions of research and critical thinking, which is academic freedom. More
YouTube Rising Censorship in Israel A few months ago I signed my name as co-defendant to a possible legal action threatened by an Israeli law firm, Shurat HaDin, targeting two Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) academics - Professors Jake Lynch and Stuart Rees for publically refusing to co-operate with Israel's Hebrew university. Almost two thousand Australian and international academics, writers, human rights activists and other members of civil society have since joined this unprecedented historic act of solidarity signing as co-defendants along with the two targeted professors. Jake Lynch was practicing a basic democratic right when he made a moral and ethical decision to refuse to collaborate with an academic representing Hebrew university. Part of Hebrew university campus and dormitories were built on illegally annexed Palestinian land in contravention of the four Geneva Conventions. The university also sponsors the archeological digs in the Occupied Territories , appropriating Palestinian historical artifacts, preventing Palestinians from accessing those sites and displacing them from there - an act considered to be plundering under International Humanitarian Law. There is a long list of other violations by Hebrew university such as its links to Elbit systems - one of Israel's largest military security and surveillance companies that monitors and maintains Israel's continued illegal occupation of Palestinian land. But this story is not just about Jake Lynch or Hebrew University, it is a story about how democracy functions. Defending the rights of academics to express their views on controversial issues is a basic tenant of democracy. Given that democracies are a work in progress, it is up to us as citizens within democratic nations to use our voice to protect our civil liberties. Part of this means we have to empower those who have been disempowered and stripped of their basic human rights, both at home and abroad. This does not bode well for Israel - a state criticised by UN bodies and reputable human rights organisations for its flagrant human rights violations. Israel's supporters react to criticism in two ways. The first is by intimidating and slandering critics claiming they are anti-Semitic and/or terrorist sympathisers. The second is by attacking and eroding our democratic rights thus destroying the tools by which we are able to expose its abuses and war crimes. Academic freedom is hindered when governments interfere with their citizens' right to form and express independent political views. In this case, Israel's network of supporters has launched all the fire power at their disposal, slandering the academics while pressuring the Australian government to erode our democratic right to dissent. CPACS is now faced with the real threat of losing federal government funding for programs unrelated to the campaign "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" (BDS), solely on the basis of the political views held by the Centre's director Jake Lynch. Academic freedom is hindered when governments interfere with their citizens' right to form and express independent political views. Last year following lobbying by the National Tertiary Education Union, the former Gillard government introduced a proposal to reform the objectives of the Higher Education Support Act making it a condition of funding that higher education institutions uphold academic freedom. Jeannie Rea, the National Tertiary Education Union president told Sydney Morning Herald, ''these changes...are an explicit acknowledgment that university staff has a right and a responsibility to exercise free intellectual inquiry, including the right to expression of controversial or unpopular opinions without being disadvantaged or discriminated against.'' The significance of this reform was lost on Australia's new government. Before winning the elections, the now Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop promised to deny funding for projects by all academics who voice support for boycotting Israel regardless of whether or not these projects are related to the Palestine/Israel conflict. But make no mistake about it, this policy of repression will not only target pro-Palestine supporters or critics of Israel, it will impact all sectors in Australian civil society. PM Tony Abbott has plans to re-prioritise about $900m in annual Australian Research Council (ARC) grants ensuring that only projects that are deemed worthy by the Liberal government and in line with their ideological beliefs will receive funding. The National Tertiary Education Union was amongst the first to criticise this infringement on democracy. Other condemnations followed from many peak bodies in the sector including the Deans of Arts, the Council for Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), Science and Technology Australia (STA), Social Sciences and Humanities, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and Universities Australia.
AAUP, The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in this country's colleges and universities. search terms: tenure, academic due process, professional employment practices, campus, amicus briefs, Supreme Court, Federal and State, court decisions, faculty members, rights violated, higher education legislation, college presidents, policy statements, procedural guidelines, distance education, intellectual property, graduate student education, family policy. search terms: faculty compensation survey, benefits, non-tenure-track faculty, workloads, state intervention, accredited, Executive committee. InsideHigherEducation
NewEconomicPerspectives December 18, 2013, the Kansas Board of
curtailed tenure and academic freedom. The state attorney general
aided this action. The Regents decided that when university faculty use
common forms of modern communication (“social media”) they no longer
have the protections of tenure and academic freedom. The Regents’
policy change does not even mention tenure or academic freedom. The
Regents acted without consulting the faculty and without any open
The Regent’s policy begins with a broad definition of “social media”
that includes the primary means that many faculty members engage in
academic discourse, such as “blogs” and videos of lectures, interviews,
and congressional testimony posted on line, but also “any” “online
publication.” Academics frequently publish their research “online” and
even when they publish in print they often publish a version of the
paper “online” (see, for example, my
SSRN page) so that other academics can easily read it.
|Bay Area Indymedia Feb 2014 Unconstitutional Protect Academic Freedom Act by Stephen Lendman On February 6, Rep. Peter Roskam's (R. IL) press release headlined "Roskam, Lipinski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Academic Freedom by Preventing Academic Boycott of Israel." On February 6, HR 4009 was introduced. It was referred to committee. No further action so far was taken. It's an outrageous anti-academic freedom measure. It's unconstitutional. It targets the American Studies Association (ASA). It's the nation's oldest and largest organization involved in the interdisciplinary study of US culture and history. Its members represent numerous academic fields. They include academics, researchers, librarians, as well as public officials and administrators. Last December, they acted responsibly. They overwhelmingly endorsed an academic boycott of Israel. They oppose anti-Semitism, other forms of racism, discrimination of all kinds, and xenophobia. They acted in "solidarity with aggrieved people in the United States and in the world." They said America "plays a significant role in enabling" Israel's occupation, its "illegal settlements and (its) Wall in violation of international law..." They oppose "systematic discrimination against Palestinians." It's had a "devastating impact on (their) well-being..." Their fundamental rights are denied. Palestinian academic freedom is spurned. ASA "is dedicated to the rights of students and scholars to pursue education and research without undue state interference, repression, and military violence" everywhere. It "resolved (to) honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions." It's justified, it said, for the following reasons: • US military and other support for Israel; • Israel's systematic violation of international laws and UN resolutions; • its longstanding occupation harshness; • "the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights," and • strong ASA member support. Their resolution remains binding until Israel stops violating fundamental international laws. It bars official collaboration with Israeli academic institutions. It doesn't apply to Israeli scholars. ASA supports their academic and related rights. Its boycott followed Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) members unanimously approving their own resolution last April. It was the first scholarly organization to do so.
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- 22Nov1963 What Does Noam Chomsky Say About the JFK Assassination? he considers it not to be a significant political event. His opinion of the JFK assassination follows from his conclusion that there was no substantial change in policy between the Kennedy and Johnson administrations:
- American Thinker . In a recent article, I quoted Professor Richard Landes who, in a very profound and insightful sentence, articulated his theory that American Jews "are subtly engaged in a proxy honor killing of Israel." Prof. Landes was describing the apathetic, progressive, and politically correct Jews who have enabled others to destroy the Jewish state for them - "people...who are embarrassed by Israel are enabling and abetting its destruction." Sadly, the term "people" can now be replaced by "institutions," as claims of academic freedom, First Amendment rights, and other liberal values permeate the foundations of Jewish culture and infect the very core of American Jewish identity replacing the common sense, Biblical teaching, and basic human morality that has
- AAUP The policies published in the AUP’s Policy Documents and Reports, also known as the "Redbook," and see 1940, search terms: American Association of University Professors, Association of American Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, 1925 Conference Statement on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, The purpose of this statement is to promote public understanding and support of academic freedom and tenure and agreement upon procedures to ensure them in colleges and universities.
- BriansandBerg Wordpress Academic Freedom ... Many researchers and authors, including myself, are excited about the possibilities of open access publishing. Open access models have the potential to increase accessibility to new research, to facilitate the dissemination of new ideas, to expand audiences for publications, and to enhance scholarly exchanges.
- CBSLocal NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking up for the cause of academic freedom amid controversy over an upcoming event at Brooklyn College. The BDS Movement, a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel group which has called for boycotts and sanctions against Israel, was invited to speak at the school’s student center on Thursday, Feb. 7. Bloomberg said Wednesday he “couldn’t disagree more violently” with their viewpoint.
- Chronicle Canceled Conference Revives Concerns About Academic Freedom in the Persian Gulf
- InsideHigherEd After the Arab Spring, new opportunites and threats after Arab Spring, organized by Scholars at Risk Network, Center for Dialogues, University of Manouba, Tunisia, targeted by Islamist militants, dean on trial for assaulting two veiled students who came into his office, constitution does not protect institutional autonomy but does protect academic freedom,
- JFK Library Education and Public Welfare; but we were defeated on the floor of the Senate by that same coalition of viewpoints that looks with suspicion upon any advancement in the principle of academic freedom.
- Nation (softball on JFK assassination) Not for everyone though. Kennedy continued the cold war policies of his predecessor. The Bay of Pigs, his ill-fated attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro, was a disaster that resonates in our foreign policy today, as does his escalation of hostilities in Vietnam. Kennedy also moved slowly in aiding the nascent civil rights movement. Domestically, the civil rights bill later promoted by his successor, Lyndon Johnson, was a much stronger bill than Kennedy's.
- Patheos Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Case from Creationist Teacher Wanting ‘Academic Freedom’ in Science Class ... “This Court must intervene if students and teachers in America’s public schools are to remain free to engage in open, respectful dialogue about competing academic theories and their respective merits. Nowhere is such freedom more crucial than in a science classroom, where the asking and answering of questions is the very basis of the universally acknowledged “scientific method,” Freshwater’s attorney, R. Kelly Hamilton argued in his request for the court to hear the case.
- Society for US Intellectual History Conspiracy culture, theories, course. ... Teaching a course on conspiracy theories is always interesting in the Age of Obama, but this fall has been an especially propitious time to guide an intellectual tour through American political paranoia. One of the hallmarks of the class is demonstrating how conspiracy thinking was “baked right into the cake” that is our republic, from colonial witch-hunters to patriot paranoids, money cranks, crusaders against the Slave Power, UFOlogists and, of course, presidential assassins. My course is not meant to glorify this type of thinking, but to teach students to recognize it, how it changed over time, and (here’s the secret ingredient, to continue with my baking metaphor) to interrogate conspiracy theories with a special vigor and skepticism.
- SXU Kennedy assassination ... Indeed, the baton was passed to L.B.J. after the Kennedy killing in Dallas who merely escalated the war to more murderous heights and mayhem.
- SXU Opponents of academic freedom frequently embrace the notion of American exceptionalism and reject criticism of the violent and even racist projection of power that accompanies our imperial overstretch. Many, but certainly not all, are supporters of Israel which is a key component of their political religion. For them Israel, unlike other nation-states, should not be criticised; its wars and use of cluster bombs, blockades, settlements, separation walls and targeted assassinations against the Palestinians or other Islamic peoples should be immune from ethical or moral challenges and the remarkable assumption of an American-Israeli identical identity of interests never challenged. However, their resistance to modernity includes distorting reality to advance their own perceived interests which may not be compatible with the national interest as their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have all too starkly revealed.
- UofI HR Academic Freedom .. (Article X: Section 2 of Board of Trustees Statutes) University policy which grants faculty members the right to exercise full academic freedom of inquiry, discourse, teaching, research and publication without institutional censorship or discipline. Provides protection to academic staff against influences which would restrict the member's right to exercise these freedoms and includes information about the staff member’s entitlement to a hearing when he or she believes that they do not enjoy these freedoms. statutes
- VDare Harvard Students Denounce Academic Freedom .. Harvard students, outraged over a doctoral dissertation arguing that Hispanic immigrants lack “raw cognitive ability or intelligence,” this week urged the university to investigate how the thesis came to be approved and to ban future research on racial superiority.
- enabled the Jewish people's survival over millennia
- WhiteOliphant Academic Freedom and the Challenges of Going Global: LSE (London School of Economics, Rothschild bankster school) Cancels Conference in UAE.
- Wikipedia Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed ... The film contends that the mainstream science establishment suppresses academics who believe they see evidence of intelligent design in nature and who criticize evidence supporting Darwinian evolution and the modern evolutionary synthesis as a "scientific conspiracy to keep God out of the nation's laboratories and classrooms.
- YnetNews That academics so carelessly throw about politically-loaded, and inaccurate, terms when discussing Israel and sanctifying the Palestinian cause—words like “apartheid,” “occupation,” and “racism”— indicates exactly why a boycott that seeks to make absolute moral judgments is bound to be perilous—especially for academics who give the pretense of standing for values of academic freedom, scholarly inquiry, a respect for history and law, and open debate over a complex geopolitical problem.
|Wikipedia Academic freedom is the belief that the freedom of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy as well as the principles of academia, and that scholars should have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts (including those that are inconvenient to external political groups or to authorities) without being targeted for repression, job loss, or imprisonment. Academic freedom is a contested issue and, therefore, has limitations in practice. In the United States, for example, according to the widely recognized "1940 Statement on Academic Freedom and Tenure", teachers should be careful to avoid controversial matter that is unrelated to the subject. When they speak or write in public, they are free to express their opinions without fear from institutional censorship or discipline, but they should show restraint and clearly indicate that they are not speaking for their institution. Academic tenure protects academic freedom by ensuring that teachers can be fired only for causes such as gross professional incompetence or behavior that evokes condemnation from the academic community itself. Contents [show] Rationale Proponents of academic freedom believe the freedom of inquiry by students and faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy. They argue that academic communities are repeatedly targeted for repression due to their ability to shape and control the flow of information. When scholars attempt to teach or communicate ideas or facts that are inconvenient to external political groups or to authorities, they may find themselves targeted for public vilification, job loss, imprisonment, or even death. For example, in North Africa, a professor of public health discovered that his country's infant mortality rate was higher than government figures indicated. He lost his job and was imprisoned. The fate of biology in the Soviet Union is also cited as a reason why society has an interest in protecting academic freedom.[who?] A Soviet biologist named Trofim Lysenko rejected Western science—then focused primarily on making advances in theoretical genetics, based on research with the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) -- and proposed a more socially relevant approach to farming that was based on the collectivist principles of dialectical materialism. (Lysenko called this "Michurinism", but it is more popularly known today as Lysenkoism.) Lysenko's ideas proved appealing to the Soviet leadership, in part because of their value as propaganda, and he was ultimately made director of the Soviet Academy of Agricultural Sciences; subsequently, Lysenko directed a purge of scientists who professed "harmful ideas," resulting in the expulsion, imprisonment, or death of hundreds of Soviet scientists. Lysenko's ideas were then implemented on collectivised farms in the Soviet Union and China. Famines that resulted partly from Lysenko's influence are believed to have killed 30 million people in China alone. AFAF (Academics For Academic Freedom) of the United Kingdom is a campaign for lecturers, academic staff and researchers who want to make a public statement in favour of free enquiry and free expression. Their statement of Academic Freedom has two main principles: that academics, both inside and outside the classroom, have unrestricted liberty to question and test received wisdom and to put forward controversial and unpopular opinions, whether or not these are deemed offensive, and that academic institutions have no right to curb the exercise of this freedom by members of their staff, or to use it as grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.' AFAF and those who are part of the campaign believe that it is important for academics to be able to express their opinions - not just full stop, but to put them to scrutiny and to open further debate. They are against the idea of telling the public Platonic 'noble lies' and believe that people should not be protected from radical views. Academic freedom for professors The concept of academic freedom as a right of faculty members is an established part of most legal systems. Different from the United States, where academic freedom is derived from the guarantee of free speech under the First Amendment, constitutions of other countries (and particularly of civil law jurisdictions) typically grant a separate right to free learning, teaching, and research. zxcv
|Gilad Atzmon: "I am happy i circulated" Holocaust denial propaganda Submitted by david gehrig on January 24, 2008 - 12:02pm UCIMC Independent Media Center, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
|Gilad Atzmon: "I am happy i circulated" Holocaust denial propaganda Submitted by gehrig on January 24, 2008 - 12:02pm Global News Racism Gilad Atzmon has distributed -- and defended in general terms -- an essay by Paul Eisen designed to promote Holocaust denial. The Eisen essay, titled "Holocaust Wars," claims among other things that the gas chambers of Auschwitz are fraudulent and couldn't work. It "backs up" this claim using the same lies used by the leading lights (such as they are) of the Holocaust denial movement -- people like David Irving, the self-described "Hitler-lover" Ernst Zündel, and the faux engineer Fred Leuchter. When you defend Paul Eisen's essay, you're defending the very same lies promulgated by the "Hitler-lover" Zündel, his flunky Leuchter, and his admirer David Irving. Yet this is what Gilad Atzmon does. Now, if you think I'm exaggerating by calling Paul Eisen's essay "Holocaust denial propaganda," you might want to skip to the last section of the post, in which I document exactly that. For now, it suffices to say that Eisen has said "... the evidence for the use of homicidal gas-chambers [at Auschwitz] is not good at all. The evidence against it is much, much stronger." http://www.haloscan.com/comments/thecutter/117192641046077827/ And the following paragraph from the essay Atzmon circulated gives little room for doubt on where Eisen stands: "Many will take the view that Holocaust rev-isionism [the boilerplate euphemism for the Holocaust denial movement] is but pernicious nonsense motivated only by a hatred of Jews and a desire to rehabilitate Hitler and National Socialism specifically, and fascism in general, and therefore not even worthy of scrutiny. I don't agree, and those with sufficient curiosity to wish to research the subject can visit the website of the premier rev-isionist think tank, the [fascist-founded, though Eisen doesn't mention that] Institute for Historical Review, locate the Journal of Historical Review and its archive of articles and papers and start reading." I'll describe the "Institute for Historical Review" in a little more detail below. You can find the Eisen essay itself, the one Gilad Atzmon thought was so brilliant, by googling "Eisen 'Holocaust wars'"; you'll pull it up on a number of "Poor Hitler was misunderstood" sites like Ernst Zündel's. What was Gilad Atzmon's reaction recently when he was challenged over having distributed a stack of standard-issue Holocaust denier lies? "I am happy i circulated Eisen and he is indeed a friend of mine." http://www.haloscan.com/comments/thecutter/8761647492477468265/ Is Atzmon an open Holocaust denier, as Tony Greenstein claims? Not quite; he's got too much to lose to go around saying openly what Eisen does. But Atzmon clearly has no serious problem with circulating pro-denial essays or praising Holocaust deniers, as shown by his decision to distribute Eisen's essay, a decision he's "happy" about. And when challenged about the propriety of spreading the lies of Nazi apologists, Atzmon resorts to the same line of patter I describe in the next section. -- Some notes on the Holocaust denial movement. One of the favorite lines of patter of the Holocaust denial movement is that nothing should be taboo when it comes to studying history. They're right -- or at least they're right if by "studying" you mean studying, not "making up lies about." Unfortunately, they mean the latter. It helps to remember some facts about the Holocaust denial movement. And the first thing to notice is that the Holocaust denial movement is and has been for thirty years a product of the racist right, the brownshirt right. Ernst Zündel -- the guy who paid for the Leuchter report I'll discuss below -- let us know exactly where he stands politically when he wrote the book, "The Hitler We Loved and Why." The Holocaust denial movement in America was also a product of the racist right; the "Institute for Historical Review" -- for decades the leading Holocaust denial organization in the US -- was funded by Willis Carto, a former Bircher who led it for more than a decade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Carto And, of course, David Irving -- well, nobody's about to argue that *he's* in any way a political progressive, right? His racism was completely exposed in the Lipstadt trial, but so was his tendency to speak to neo-Nazi organizations. Like any crackpot organization, Holocaust deniers have two core ideas. One is that the Holocaust was vastly exaggerated by the greedy Jews. The second -- common ground for all crackpot organizations -- is that they are being censored and persecuted for their ground-breaking views. (Name a crackpot who doesn't claim he's being persecuted for his ideas. It's part of the syndrome.) When legitimate historians refuse to debate Holocaust deniers -- for exactly the same reason that legitimate astronomers don't debate flat-earthers -- Holocaust deniers do the "nothing should be taboo in historical study" dance. Which sounds pretty good, if you've removed it from context. The context, though, is this: the Holocaust *has* been very widely studied and will continue to be very widely studied. And from the very beginning these studies have shown that Holocaust deniers are full of shit. (I'll give a specific example below.) They're like -- although considerably nastier than -- the "intelligent design" folks, who start from an absolutist religious position but try to dress it up as if it were a scientific position. Scientists see right through "intelligent design," just like historians see right through Holocaust denial, which is antisemitism trying to pass for historical inquiry. The Holocaust denial movement starts from the stance, "the brownshirts weren't as bad as they say, and The Jews are lying," and then tries, through pseudo-scholarship, to make that seem like it might be a legitimate historical stance, rather than an expression of basic antisemitism. -- a note on law A key difference, of course, is that spreading Intelligent Design isn't illegal, while several countries have included Holocaust denial as part of their laws against hate speech. These countries -- all but two, last time I checked, either having been part of the Reich or having been occupied by the Reich -- aren't wrong to consider Holocaust denial a form of hate speech. I think these are bad laws, not because they somehow mischaracterize Holocaust denial (they don't), but because I don't think there should be laws against hate speech as such, except when that speech is used to incite to violence. Of course, Holocaust deniers -- and their defenders -- natter on about "thought police throwing people into prison" and such, never mentioning that Holocaust denial is only one of many forms of hate speech such laws prohibit. Having said that, let me repeat that I don't agree with such laws. I think the best way to confront Holocaust denial is simply to show how ridiculous its claims are, when unwrapped from their lies and rhetorical flourishes. But let's be clear: if you start saying things like "why is investigating the Holocaust taboo" you have bought into the Holocaust denier frame, which is wrong for two reasons. One is that investigating the Holocaust is not taboo; the second is what Holocaust deniers are doing isn't "investigating" but lying. -- the repackaging of Holocaust denial for leftist consumption And let's be clear about something else: there are some folks on the left starting to repackage classic, by-the-book Holocaust denial in "anti-Zionist" garb, hoping to spread it over here. Paul Eisen is one, and Gilad Atzmon is self-admittedly "happy" to help him do it. In the new version, tailored for the left, the culprit is not the Jews -- heaven forfend, no! -- but "the Zionists." Same lies, same reliance on Zündel and Leuchter and Faurisson and Irving and the rest of that jackboot lot, new false "anti-Zionist" moustache. There was an interesting example of this in the US just a few years ago. The nation's oldest regular publication, a progressive magazine called The Nation, ran an ad for a book by Roger Garaudy called "The Founding Myths of Modern Israel." The ad ran for one issue only before it was discovered to be a work of Holocaust denial and pulled. The placing of the ad was a clear and conscious decision by Holocaust deniers to repackage their lies for the left by making the villains not the Jews but "the Zionists" -- even though the ad was placed by the same "Institute for Historical Review" I mentioned above, a group just as happy to blame the Jews. This -- the antisemitic pile of lies called Holocaust denial -- is what Eisen wants to bring to leftist discourse, and his friend Atzmon is happy to help. Anything that makes you hate "Zionists" is fair game, apparently, even when it's repackaged Nazoid horseshit like Holocaust denial. They're hoping you'll be useful idiots. But you can't be a useful idiot if you're not an idiot, and the best way not to be an idiot is to educate yourself. So let's take a look at the real sources of Paul Eisen's Holocaust denial. -- Paul Eisen's essay Let me start out by saying that I've been following the Holocaust denial movement for over a decade, and that related to the David Irving trial I've probably read, all told, somewhere around three thousand pages of reports, submissions, transcripts, etc. I'm not going to footnote every last thing I write in this section, but be assured that I can, and feel free to ask me for details about the source(s) of any particular fact. I am *so* not making this up. Here is an example of what Eisen wrote and Gilad Atzmon was so "happy" to have distributed: "Nothing seems to fit about the gassing story. The numbers of victims crammed into the space, the design and construction of the gassing facilities, the lack of protection for the attendants, the implausibility surrounding the rate of cremation, the huge errors, omissions and disparities in eye-witness accounts -- all these and more, when added to the near total absence of hard affirmative evidence, makes one wonder why anyone believed such a story in the first place..." Let's just take the very first issue, "the numbers of victims crammed into the space." If you followed the Irving trial in any detail, you already know that this is one of the standard gambits of the Holocaust deniers, and has been for decades. Goes like this: "There simply wasn't enough capacity in the supposed gas chambers of Auschwitz to hold all the Jews who were allegedly murdered there, not even enough room to cram them all in." Where does this claim come from? It comes from a guy named Fred Leuchter, the twit Ernst "The Hitler We Loved" Zündel paid $35,000 dollars to in the 1980s to produce a bogus "scientific" refutation of the gas chambers at Auschwitz. Zündel wanted to prove in Canadian court that the Holocaust didn't happen, and he thought that throwing down a bullshit "engineering report" about the gas chambers would help his case. It didn't. But that document, the "Leuchter Report," has the grim historical hallmark of having been the work that made David Irving decide to become a Holocaust denier himself; Irving published it in the UK under his own imprint and repeatedly referred to it in his talks as an irrefutable blow to the Auschwitz "myth." I'm not going to link to the Leuchter report; you can find it at your nearest swastika-kissing site. A detailed demolition of the Leuchter report can be found here: http://hdot.org/trial/defense/van/ix. This is a chapter of the expert report submitted by Auschwitz historian Robert Jan van Pelt as part of the Irving v. Lipstadt trial, and it chops the Leuchter Report into bits. Well, say what you want about whether or not Leuchter is an antisemite, but he's certainly an idiot, and his "Report" is full of appalling idiocies, many of which have been taken up by Paul Eisen and spread, in turn, by Gilad Atzmon. Leuchter made his calculation of the gas chamber capacity at Auschwitz and concluded that there just wasn't enough. His calculation is, as van Pelt shows, full of all sorts of stupid assumptions and errors -- Leuchter vastly overestimated fatal HCN concentration levels, he ignored the presense of a ventilation system Leuchter didn't notice, vastly overestimated the minimum possible time between gassings, etc., etc. But maybe the single dumbest factor of Leuchter's calculation is this: he assumes that -- despite eyewitness accounts of how packed the "showers" were -- that each person, required *nine* square feet of standing room within the gas chamber, man, woman, or child. Why such a ridiculously large figure? Because he wasn't trying to get at the facts; he wasn't "studying" the chambers; he was instead trying to force his numbers to fit his pre-ordained conclusion, as bought and paid for by Ernst "The Hitler We Loved and Why" Zündel. So he lied. And Ernst Zündel picked up that lie ("not enough floor space") and ran with it. Why not? He paid for it. And then David Irving picked it up as well, when he started selling copies of the Leuchter report in the UK. And the lie wound its way through the Holocaust denial movement as a standard part of the "gas chambers wouldn't work" saga. And it is as part of that saga that the Holocaust denier Paul Eisen picked it up -- without mentioning its source -- and put it into his love letter to Ernst Zündel, the very same "Holocaust Wars" essay Gilad Atzmon was so "happy" he circulated for his "good friend."
|PJMedia What are the limits to academic discourse? Are lies and calumnies from academics protected speech outside the classroom, as well as inside? Does “protected” mean immune from criticism or from direct consequences? Are there distinctions between statements made within one’s “field of expertise” and those made outside? When do such distinctions become hairsplitting rationalizations or mere defensiveness, as opposed to valuable exercises in reasoning and in defense of a noble enterprise? search terms: Professor of literature and communications at Lincoln University, Philidelphia, Jews have taken over America by devious and immoral means, offensive views, look at both sides, part of being a professor, moral certainty, juncture, Cary Nelson, Holocaust denial merits a hearing before a committee of his peers. Is his professional fitness at issue? ... a deluded idealogue, extracurricular remarks, line that must not be crossed, Holocaust denial raises the question of a faculty member’s] overall professional competence — the capacity to weigh evidence, to undertake rational analysis, to perform academic responsibilities reliably.
ABC News Holocaust survivor and historian Randolph
L. Braham said Sunday he is returning a high state award to Hungary to
protest what he says are government efforts to rewrite history and exonerate
the country from its role in the Holocaust. Braham also asked the Holocaust
Memorial Center in Budapest to remove his name from the BrahamTheque
Information Center, which collects his research results and publications.
His two-volume "The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary," from
1981, is considered one of the most important books about the subject. He
received the Medium Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic in
2011. Braham, Professor Emeritus at the Center for Jewish Studies at the
Graduate Center of the City University of New York, said in an open letter
addressed to executives of the memorial center that the "straw that broke
the camel's back" leading to his decision was the government plan to erect a
memorial commemorating the March 1944 invasion of Hungary by the Nazis.
Braham said the memorial was "a cowardly attempt to detract attention from
the Horthy regime's involvement in the destruction of the Jews and to
homogenize the Holocaust with the 'suffering' of the Hungarians — a German
occupation, as the record clearly shows, was not only unopposed but
generally applauded." Miklos Horthy was Hungary's autocratic leader from the
1920s through most of World War II. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government
has also been criticized by Jewish groups for tolerating statues of Horthy
being set up by far-right groups in several places.
|Duke, David Duke
Amazon By Dr. David Duke, incorporating the writings of Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn, Frank Britton and others. The single most important work on
the ethnic origins of the Russian Revolution and the greatest Holocaust in
the history of mankind: Soviet Communism and its tentacles which spread out
all over the world. This book rips aside the curtain which to expose the
dedicated, fanatic and murderous ethnic group which founded and controlled
this "worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization" (as Churchill
called it): Jewish Supremacists. Read how Jewish Supremacists created the
Communist movement, from its germination, to the "Russian" Revolution, the
seizure of Eastern Europe, America, Britain, South Africa and even in early
Communist China. Contents Introduction 1 Communism with the Mask Off 2 The
Ethnic War On the Russian People 3 Communism & Zionism 4 Bloody Sunday & the
1905 Revolution 5 The First World War 6 The March 1917 Revolution 7 The
Origins of the Bolshevists 8 The Ground is Prepared 9 The Sixth Party
Congress 10 Trotsky to Power 11 Encyclopedia Judaica on the "Russian
Revolution" 12 Winston Churchill 13 American Intelligence 14 The London
Times 15 The Executioners of the Red Terror 16 Exporting the Revolution 17
Trotsky in Decline 18 Lazar Kaganovich & the Holodomor 19 The "Soviet Zion"
and Plans for a Jewish Homeland 20 The Greatest Mass Murderers in all of
Human History 21 Iron Curtain Dictators 22 Russians Rise & Zionism Surges 23
Jews Come to America 24 The U.S. Communist Party 25 A Communist Defector in
America Spills the Beans 26 Spies, Spies and more Spies in America 27 Atomic
Treason 28 The Tribal Shift: Spying Now for Israel 29 Communism in Hollywood
30 A Tribal Media 31 The Communist Origins of Neoconservatism 32 The
Communist Movement in Britain 33 South African Marxism: The Usual Suspects
34 Spreading of Communism to China 35 The Key to Communism: Jewish Tribalism
36 Final Words from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Behind Communism, Frank L. Britton excerpt from Iamawitness
To understand the total problem of Communism it is necessary that we
trace the course of the movement from it’s beginning down to the present. We
must understand who it’s originators were, and what they were, and we must
gain some idea as to the forces which influenced and shaped their
Unfortunately, any deep-down discussion of Communism and Marxism involves
the Jewish question. We cannot honestly discuss the subject without
revealing—and commenting on—the fact that the founders of Russian Communism
were Jewish. Neither can we ignore the fact that all but a few of the top
leadership of the American Communism party—including the recently convicted
spies— are of the same race. These are facts of history over which we have
no control. But we are faced with the very serious problem of how to reveal
these facts without being labeled—and treated—as "anti-Semites."
The main reason why so little is known concerning the true nature of
Communism stems from this problem. Historical writers have been
understandably reluctant to hold forth on the subject for fear of marking
themselves as "race haters" and "bigots." For this reason the entire subject
has been placed beyond the pale of discussion. One simply does not use the
word "Jew" and "Communism" together.
The result is, of course, censorship. In this work we have decided to breach
the wall of silence at whatever the cost, and to treat the subject as fairly
and as honestly as we know how. No attempt is made to single out individuals
because they happened to be born to a certain race: neither have we exempted
anyone from criticism for that reason. It was decided that since Communism
and Judaism are so irretrievably bound one to the other, a history of the
Jewish people would contribute substantially to an understanding of the
present communist menace.
NOTE [BY FRANK BRITTON]:
Encyclopedia Britannica is used as a reference source because of its ready
availability to the average reader. It is not an "anti-Semitic" publication.
In fact, the Encyclopedia Britannica Corporation was purchased by the
(Jewish) Julius Rosenwald interests in 1920, and since then all material
pertaining to the Jewish question his been re-written to conform to the
The Funk & Wagnall's Jewish Encyclopedia is uniformly referred to throughout
this work as the "Jewish Encyclopedia." Consisting of 12 volumes, it is
available in all major libraries. It should not be confused with the 10
volume "Universal Jewish Encyclopedia," published by Universal Jewish
Encyclopedia, Inc., New York, 1939. Both, however, are authoritative Jewish
publications, compiled by and for Jews.
Valentine's Jewish Encyclopedia, Shapiro Valentine Co., London - 1938.
Outline of History, third edition, by H. G. Wells.
THE PERSECUTION MYTH
With Shrill Insistence
We cannot undertake even this brief history of the modern Jew without taking
note of a phenomenon which has confounded gentile societies for twenty
centuries. This is the ability of the Jewish people to collectively retain
their identity despite centuries of exposure to Christian civilization. To
any student of Judaism, or to the Jews themselves, this phenomenon is partly
explained by the fact that Judaism is neither mainly a religion nor mainly a
racial matter, nor yet is it simply a matter of nationality. Rather it is
all three; it is a kind of trinity. Judaism is best described as a
nationality built on the twin pillars of race and religion.
All this is closely related to another aspect of Judaism, namely, the
persecution myth. Since first appearing in history we find the Jews
propagating the idea that they are an abused and persecuted people, and this
idea is, and has always been, central in Jewish thinking. The myth of
persecution is the adhesive and cement of Judaism; without it Jews would
have long since ceased to exist, their racial-religious nationality
Jews do not always agree among themselves, and it is only in the presence of
their enemies—real or imagined—that Jewish thinking crystallizes into
unanimity. In this respect they differ not at all from other peoples: Adolph
Hitler solidified German opinion around the idea that Germany was wronged at
Versailles, that the German people were abused and victimized by the Allies,
and that only by holding together could they prevail against the
overwhelming might of their enemies ...
For twenty-five centuries the Jewish mind has been conditioned by the same
appeal. Through all Jewish thinking and all Jewish history the refrain of
persecution has sounded with shrill insistence. Thus we find every accident
of fortune being chronicled, enhanced, and passed on to succeeding
generations as another example of gentile cruelty to the chosen race. And
almost inevitably we find opposition to Jewish aspirations and ambitions
being translated into these same terms of persecution, and all Jewish
shortcomings being excused on the same basis.
Now it is a fact that the Jewish people have suffered numerous hardships in
the course of their history, but this is true of other peoples too. The
chief difference is that the Jews have kept score—they have made a tradition
of persecution. A casual slaughter of Christians is remembered by no one in
50 years, but a disability visited upon a few Jews is preserved forever in
Jewish histories. And they tell their woes not only to themselves, but to a
sympathetic world as well ...
THE JEW IN EUROPE
Even The Coins Were Jewish
We find the first Jews filtering into Europe some time before the Christian
era, particularly in the region of Greece. The ancient Greeks spoke of these
Asiatic invaders with considerable bitterness. Very quickly they spread
throughout the Roman Empire and into Europe proper. The Jewish merchant,
artisan, and slave trader appear on the Roman scene with increasing
frequency after the second century A.D. and there can be no doubt that their
position in the Roman world was one of growing importance even as the Empire
drifted to destruction. Under Justinian, says the Jewish Encyclopedia,
"They enjoyed full religious liberty, in return for which they assumed all a
citizen's duty toward the state; minor offices were also open to them. Only
the synagogues were exempt from the duty of quartering soldiers. The trade
in slaves constituted the main source of livelihood for the Roman Jews, and
decrees against this traffic were issued in 335, 336, 339, 384, etc."
[Funk & Wagnall's Jewish Encyclopedia, page 460, vol. 10]
Seneca, in his writings, bitterly assailed the Romans of his day for aping
the Jews, and some historians (notably Gibbon in his monumental Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire) have ascribed the downfall of Rome to their
corrupting influence. Nero's wife, Poppaea, was a converted Jewess. As Rome
reeled into decline and final collapse, and as the Dark Ages descended over
Western civilization, we find the Jew taking a strangle-hold over what
remained of European commerce. Says Encyclopedia Britannica:
". . . there was an inevitable tendency for him to specialize in commerce,
for which his acumen and ubiquity gave him special qualifications. In the
dark ages the commerce of western Europe was largely in his hands, in
particular the slave trade, and in Carolingian cartularies Jew and merchant
are used as almost interchangeable terms."
[Encyclopedia Britannica, page 57, vol. 13—1947.]
This hold over European commerce finally became so utterly complete that few
gentiles engaged in trade at all; it had become almost entirely a Jewish
monopoly. In Poland and Hungary, the coins bore Jewish inscriptions ...
Throughout the Medieval period, ["Dark Ages," "Medieval Period," and "Middle
Ages" are synonymous terms used to describe the period of decline which
characterized western civilization between 500-1300 A.D.] which lasted from
500 A.D. to 1300 A.D., the Jew merchant was dominant all over Europe (except
Scandinavia, where he was never permitted to enter) and this dominance
included control over the eastern trade routes to the Levant. There was to
be no relief from this situation until the Jews were evicted from Europe in
the century directly preceding the Renaissance.
In 1215 the Catholic Church, at the Fourth Lateran Council, broke the back
of European Jewry with a set of restrictions designed to curb their
commercial monopoly. These decrees restricted Jews to residence in their own
communities, prohibited absolutely their hiring of Christian employees and
prohibited them from engaging in many types of commercial activity.
The Fourth Lateran Council restricted Jewish commercial advantage but it did
not end the Jewish problem. Beginning in the latter part of the 13th
century, one European country after another expelled its Jewish population
as the only final solution to the problem. First to take the step was
England which banned them in 1290. Fifteen years later in 1306 the French
followed suit. In steady succession the various states of Europe emulated
this example with Spain being one of the last to enforce the ban in 1492.
The situation in Spain is worth noting. Says Encyclopedia Britannica: [page
57, vol. 13 - 1947]:
"... The 14th century was the golden age of their history in Spain. In 1391
the preaching of a priest of Seville, Fernando Martenez, led to the first
general massacre of the Jews who were envied for their prosperity and hated
because they were the king's tax collectors."
Ferdinand and Isabella, after uniting Spain and driving out the Moors turned
their attention to the Jewish problem, with the result that they were
evicted completely in 1492. In 1498 Portugal evicted its Jewish population
A great deal has been said about the "persecution" of the Jews in Europe and
elsewhere, and they have pretty well convinced the world (or at least
Americans) that these hardships were inflicted on an innocent people. But
these rich Spanish Jews we see being evicted in 1492 were not down-trodden
folk. They were the wealthy, the privileged, the exploiters: they were the
well-fed merchants and the gouging tax collectors ...
So it was in Portugal; in that country we find that the deportation of the
"deprived Portugal of its middle class and its most scientific traders and
[Encyclopedia Britannica, page 279, vol. 18 - 1947.]
Undeniably this class of traders and financiers was put to hardship by this
banishment, but it does not follow that they were victims of discrimination
in the accepted sense, nor were they underprivileged in any way. Rather we
see a wealthy merchant group being ousted from its seat of vested privilege
by a thoroughly outraged, and a thoroughly exploited Christian society ...
The situation in England was similar. The Jews had come to England in the
wake of the Norman conquest and had quickly gained a position of wealth and
prosperity. SaysValentine's Jewish Encyclopedia of this period:
"Their numbers and prosperity increased, Aaron of Lincoln being the
wealthiest man in England in his time ... his financial transactions
covering the whole country and concerning many of the leading nobles and
churchmen ... On his death his property passed to the crown and a special
branch of the exchequer had to be created to deal with it."
England, ironically enough, was the last country to be invaded by the Jews
and the first to evict them. After the Fourth Lateran Council the Jews had
become increasingly difficult to deal with and there were a number of
anti-Jewish riots. Perplexed by the problem posed by this alien minority
which seemed well on its way to corralling the kingdom's wealth, and failing
in an attempt to force its assimilation. Edward I confiscated all Jewish
wealth and evicted them permanently in 1290. Not until 1655 was a Jew
legally permitted to re-enter England. Britain thus established the
precedent for the later eviction which soon followed on the continent.
In France too the Jews were dominant in trade and finance and had been since
before Charlemagne's time. Under Philip the Fair (1285-1314) one of the
last, and certainly one of the greatest of the Capetian line, France had
become the greatest power in Europe. It was Philip's need for money which
led him to seize Jewish wealth and drive them from the country. He had
already before 1306 taken desperate measures to raise money, which was in
short supply, by forbidding the export of gold and silver from France. The
same need for money brought him into conflict with the Templars, whose
wealth he also seized. But it was the Jews who controlled the greatest
supply of floating wealth. In 1306 Philip solved his financial problem—and
France's Jewish problem—by expropriating their wealth and evicting them.
Thus ended the centuries-long commercial dominance of the Jew in France.
Later a few were permitted to return and these were in turn ejected in 1394.
RETURN TO THE EAST
Space does not permit a detailed discussion of the other evictions which
followed and which resulted in the banishment of the Jews from virtually
every country in Western Europe in the succeeding centuries but here in
chronological order is a list of the evictions:
ENGLAND: Jews expelled in 1290 by Edward I. Not permitted to re-enter till
FRANCE: Expelled in 1306 by Philip the Fair. A few were permitted to return
but were again evicted in 1394. Jewish settlements remained in Bordeaux,
Avignon, Marseilles, (from where they were evicted in 1682) and in the
northern province of Alsace.
SAXONY: Expelled in 1349.
HUNGARY: By 1092 the Jews were in control of Hungary's tax collections. In
1360 they were expelled but later returned. In 1582 they were again expelled
from the Christian part of Hungary.
BELGIUM: Expelled in 1370. A few settled there again in 1450, but no large
numbers came till 1700.
SLOVAKIA: Ousted from Prague in 1380. Many settled there again after 1562.
In 1744 Marie Theresa expelled them again.
AUSTRIA: Expelled in 1420 by Albrecht V.
NETHERLANDS: Expelled from Utrecht in 1444.
SPAIN: Expelled in 1492.
LITHUANIA: Expelled in 1495 by Grand Duke Alexander. They later returned.
PORTUGAL: Expelled in 1498.
PRUSSIA: Expelled in 1510.
ITALY: Expelled from Kingdom of Naples and Sardinia in 1540.
BAVARIA: Banned permanently in 1551.
Jews were not permitted to enter Sweden until 1782. None were permitted to
enter Denmark before the 17th century and they were not allowed in Norway
after 1814. Today only a handful reside in all Scandinavia.
Back to Poland
By 1500 all of Western Europe except northern Italy, parts of Germany, and
the Papal possessions around Avignon, had been rid of the Jewish invasion.
For a while, at least, Europe was free of the Jews; not until 1650 did they
return in any numbers. SaysEncyclopedia Britannica: [page 57-58, vol. 13 -
"The great mass of the Jewish people were thus to be found once more in the
East, in the Polish and Turkish empires . . The few communities suffered to
remain in western Europe were meanwhile subjected at last to all the
restrictions which earlier ages had usually allowed to remain as an ideal;
so that in a sense, the Jewish dark ages may be said to begin with the
As the Jew Departed ...
The period marked by the evictions—1300 to 1650—also marks the period of the
Renaissance which broke over Europe as the Jews departed. Starting at first
in the trading cities of northern Italy in about 1300, there began a great
rebirth of culture and learning which at first was based almost entirely on
the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Very quickly this renascent
culture spread over Europe and when the age had ended, in about 1650, Europe
was by comparison with her former status, enlightened and civilized. Quite
obviously all this could not have taken place had it not been for a great
upsurge of commercial activity which occurred simultaneously with, and as an
adjunct of, the Renaissance. Not until the nations of Europe had wrested
commercial control from the ghetto did this rebirth of western civilization
"Wherever Jews have settled, since the beginning of the Diaspora, they have
proceeded to create their own communal organizations. Various factors of an
internal character—religious, cultural, social, and economic—as well as
external factors, have contributed to this factor"
(Page 201, The Jewish People, Past and Present, by the Central Yiddish
Culture Organization (CYCO), New York).
It is virtually impossible to comprehend the character of Judaism without
some knowledge of the nature of the Medieval Jewish community. (Kahal;
Ghetto). Probably one of the commonest fallacies extant today concerns the
true origin of the ghetto. Most history books defer to Jewish sensibilities
by giving the Jewish version, namely that the Jewish people were for
centuries forced to reside in a special quarter of the city as a result of
the bigotry and intolerance of the Christian majority. This is not true, and
no scholar of Judaism believes it to be.
Valentine's Jewish Encyclopedia describes the origin of the ghetto as
"At any rate the word became general for a Jew's quarter. Already in
antiquity the Jews voluntarily occupied special quarters; In the Middle
Ages, Jew's streets or Jewries were to be found from the end of the 11th
century, but the motive of their concentration was no longer religious or
social: trade caused them to settle near the market, or danger made them
seek the protection of the reigning prince, the protector also wishing to
have them together for the easier collection of taxes. It was not until the
13th century that the Jew's quarter was turned into a compulsory Ghetto. ...
The concentration of Jews in Ghettos, although unintended, had its good
result. It preserved the communal feeling and the traditional Jewish
As a point of fact these ghetto-communities existed only because the Jews
wanted them to exist—they represented a desire on the part of Jewry to
remain aloof and exclusive of Christian Society. Says Valentine's Jewish
Encyclopedia [p 589]:
"There were as a rule officially recognized authorities in the Jewish
communities in Europe during the Middle Ages to regulate their own affairs
and to treat as a body with the civil government. Even with no other
incentive but that of living up to the requirements of Judaism the Jews of a
locality were compelled to organize themselves into a community (Kahal;
Kehilla), in order to regulate ritual, educational and charitable
institutions. Courts of law were also a necessity, since Jewish litigants
were expected to obey the civil code of the Talmud."
The ghetto was not merely a place of residence; it was in the fullest sense
a community within a community. Here the Jews maintained their culture,
their religion, and their tradition of solidarity. Here they nursed their
age-long hatred for Christian civilization. Says Encyclopedia Britannica [p
59, vol. 13 - 1947.]:
"All these activities necessitated a great deal of legislation and in this
the autonomous Jewish community was granted the widest latitude. Ordinances
were enacted by Jews governing every phase of life: business, synagogue
attendance, social morals, policing, prescriptions for dress, and a detailed
regimentation of amusements ... The characteristic common to the medieval
Jewish community were: self imposed discipline, the considering of all
religious, philanthropic, educational, and self defense problems as common
concerns, and a strong sense of solidarity fortified by a uniform way of
For ten centuries preceding the great evictions, in virtually every
Christian nation of Europe (and in Mohammedan Spain, Africa, and Asia Minor)
these Jews settled into these parasitic ghetto-communities and here they
nurtured and maintained a culture which was quite a thing apart from the
culture of the European. When finally they were driven from Western Europe
in the centuries preceding the Renaissance, we find them settling and
establishing ghetto-communities in Poland and Russia which have lasted down
to the present day. The Medieval ghetto did not disappear with the ending of
the Dark Ages—it was transferred, unimpaired, to Eastern Europe, where the
majority of the world's Jews settled.
The institution of the ghetto has enabled two basically different cultures
and peoples to remain side by side—one Asiatic and Judaic, the other
European and Christian—without becoming integrated. It is primarily for this
reason that the Jew has remained an alien in spite of centuries of exposure
to Christian civilization. And that is why the Spanish Jew remained a Jew
first and a Spaniard second, and why the Polish Jew, the Russian Jew, and
the German Jew, have given their first allegiance to Judah and rendered a
sort of second-hand loyalty to the country of their abode.
The modern Jew is descended from a mixture of Asiatic peoples, largely
Semitic in origin, but not Hebraic. This map is based on Britton's
reproduction from Funk & Wagnall, itself based on Atlas de Géographie
Historique by Schrader. Shading showed Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics,
Mohammedans, Jews, and Pagans. I've indicated the boundaries, on the same
map, of the Khazars, the Pale, and Russia; and emphasized where Ukraine is.
The rectangle corresponds to the maps of Poland, below.
The modern Jew with his Yiddish culture and rapacious financial traditions
should not be confused with the biblical Hebrews, who were mainly a pastoral
people. The international Jew of modern times is indeed the bastardized
product of a bastardized past. He does not truly worship the Bible, but the
Talmud; he does not speak Hebrew, but Yiddish; he is not descended from
Israel, but from the scum of the eastern Mediterranean. This is vividly
illustrated by H. G. Wells in his great Outline of History:
"The Jewish idea was and is a curious combination of theological breadth and
an intense racial patriotism. The Jews looked for a special saviour, a
Messiah, who was to redeem mankind by the agreeable process of restoring the
fabulous glories of David and Solomon, and bringing the whole world it last
under the benevolent but firm Jewish heel. As the political power of the
peoples declined as Carthage followed Tyre into the darkness and Spain
became a Roman province, this dream grew and spread. There can be little
doubt that the scattered Phoenicians in Spain and Africa and throughout the
Mediterranean, speaking as they did a language closely akin to Hebrew and
being deprived of their authentic political rights, became proselytes to
Judaism. For phases of vigorous proselytism alternated with phases of
exclusive jealousy in Jewish history. On one occasion the Idumeans, being
conquered, were all forcibly made Jews. (Josephus). There were Arab tribes
who were Jews in the time of Muhammad, and a Turkish people who were mainly
Jews in South Russia in the ninth century. Judaism is indeed the
reconstructed political ideal of many shattered peoples—mainly Semitic. It
is to the Phoenician contingent and to Aramean accessions in Babylon that
the financial and commercial tradition of the Jews is to be ascribed. But as
a result of these coalescences and assimilations, almost everywhere in the
towns throughout the Roman Empire, and far beyond it in the east, Jewish
communities traded and flourished, and were kept in touch through the Bible,
and through a religious and educational organization. The main part of Jewry
never was in Judea and had never come out of Judea."
[Outline of History page 493-494, third edition, by H. G. Wells. Section
'Christianity and Islam', with a footnote recommending the Cambridge
The "Turkish" people whom Wells mentions were the Chazars [Chazar=Khazar],
who built an empire in south Russia in the 9th century A. D. This Chazar
empire was infiltrated by large numbers of Byzantine Jews. By process of
intermarriage and conversion these Chazars became identified as Jews and in
all Jewish histories and encyclopedias the words "Chazar" and "Jew" are used
interchangeably. In the tenth century a succession of invasions destroyed
the Chazar empire and large numbers of these Chazar-Jews settled in the area
of what is now Poland. Others found their way to western Europe and Spain,
where they mingled with the already bastardized conglomeration of European
These Jews we find settling in Poland in the early 14th century came there
at the invitation of Casimir I, who seems to have been under strong Jewish
influence. As early as the 10th century the Jews (chiefly of Khazar origin)
were influential in Poland, and by the 12th century they were well enough
entrenched to monopolize the coinage of Poland's money. Says the Jewish
Encyclopedia: [Funk & Wagnall's Jewish Encyclopedia, page 56, vol. 10]
"Coins unearthed in 1812 in the Great Polish village of Glenbok show
conclusively that in the reigns of Mieczyslauw III (1173-1209), Casimir, and
Leshek (1194-1205), the Jews were, as stated above, in charge of the coinage
of Great and Little Poland."
It is interesting to note that these coins bore Jewish as well as Polish
The history of Poland for the next 3 centuries revolves around the struggle
for supremacy between the native Polish people and the Jews. During the
greater part of that time Poland was more or less dominated by the Jews—a
situation most beneficial to all, according to Jewish history books. But
when, as occasionally happened, there was a lapse in Jewish fortunes, these
same histories are replete with accounts of gentile cruelty and bestiality
to the chosen race. And because these laments have been repeated often
enough and loudly enough there is a widely held belief that Poland has been
a land of oppression for Jewry ...
It has been the unhappy fate of Poland to be saddled for the greater part of
its history with a large proportion of the world's Jewish population. This,
more than anything else, accounts for the tragic disunity which has kept
Poland from taking its place among the great nations of the earth.
In 1793 (third partition) Poland was divided between Prussia and Russia and
thus ceased to exist as a nation. Russia thus fell heir to a full fledged
The third partition of Poland was an event of paramount significance in
Russian history because as a by-product of the partition she acquired the
world's largest Jewish population. From this moment on Russia's history
became hopelessly intertwined with the Jewish problem, and eventually, as we
shall relate, the Jews brought about the downfall of Imperial Russia.
No one can possibly understand the nature of present day communism, nor of
Zionism, without some knowledge of the situation existing in Russia in the
century preceding the October revolution of 1917. We have already noted the
presence of Khazar Jews in Poland in the 10th century, and these same Khazar
Jews are to be found in Russia from that time on. But whereas Poland had
invited the evicted Jews of western Europe to settle in vast numbers within
its boundaries in the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, the Imperial Russian
government had permitted no such immigrations, and had in fact sealed its
borders to them. As would be expected, therefore, the Imperial government
was something less than enthusiastic over this sudden acquisition of
Poland's teeming masses of Jews.
Pale of Settlement
The Pale of Settlement extended from the Crimea to the Baltic Sea,
encompassing an area half as great as western Europe. By 1917, seven million
Jews resided there, comprising perhaps half the world's total Jewish
population. It was within the Pale of Settlement that the twin philosophies
of Communism and Zionism flourished. Both movements grew out of Jewish
hatred of Christian civilization (persecutor of the "chosen race"), and both
movements have spread wherever Jews have emigrated. The Pale of Settlement
has been the reservoir from which the world-wide forces of communism have
flowed. It is worth noting that half of the world's Jewish population now
resides in the U.S., and that all but a handful of these are from the Pale,
or are descendants of emigrants from the Pale.
From the very beginning the Tsarist government imposed a set of restrictions
designed to protect Russia's economy and culture from the inroads of the
Jew. It was decreed (in 1772) that Jews could settle in Greater Russia, but
only in certain areas. Within this "Pale of Settlement" Jews were more or
less free to conduct their affairs as they pleased. But travel or residence
beyond the Pale was rigidly restricted, so that in 1897 (date of Russia's
1st census) 93.9% of Russia's Jewish population lived within its boundaries,
and only 6% of the total resided in other parts of the Empire. To prevent
smuggling, no Jew was permitted to reside within 50 versts of the border.
From the standpoint of Jewish history, the Pale of Settlement ranks as one
of the most significant factors of modern times. Here within. a single and
contiguous area the greater part of Jewry had gathered, and was to remain,
for something like 125 years. For the first time Jewry was subjected to a
common environment and a common ground of experience. Out of this common
experience and environment there evolved the Yiddish speaking Jew of the
20th century. Here too were born the great movements of Zionism and
We have already remarked upon the habit of Jewry from ancient times of
establishing and maintaining their own tribal community (kahal) within the
framework of Christian society. We have noted also that as the Jew was
driven from Western Europe, he brought with him to Poland this ancient
custom. The Kahal was an established institution in Poland, and as the Jews
settled within the Pale they set up these autonomous communities here too.
At first the Imperial government recognized the autonomous Kahal
organization permitting them to raise taxes and set up courts of law, where
only Jewish litigants were concerned. In addition to the individual
communities, there were district Kahal organizations which at first were
permitted to assess local Jewish communities with taxes. In 1786 these
privileges were drastically curtailed and Jews were there after obliged to
appear before ordinary courts of law and the Kahal organization was
restricted to matters of religious and social nature. Although Jewish
propagandists have complained long and loudly of being oppressed by the
Imperial government, it is a fact that up until 1881 they prospered beyond
all expectation. Jewry settled in the Russian economy like a swarm of
locusts in a field of new corn. Very quickly they achieved a monopoly over
Russia's liquor, tobacco, and retail industries. Later they dominated the
professions as well. Under the reign of Alexander I many of the restrictions
against residence beyond the Pale of Settlement were relaxed, especially for
the artisan and professional classes. A determined effort was made to
establish Jews in agriculture and the government encouraged at every
opportunity the assimilation of Jews into Russian national life.
Alexander's successor, Nicholas I, was less inclined to favor Jewry, and in
fact viewed their inroads into the Russian economy with alarm. He was much
hated by the Jews. Prior to his reign, Alexander I had allowed any male Jew
the privilege of escaping compulsory military duty by paying a special
draft-exemption tax. In 1827 Nicholas abolished the custom, with the result
that Jews were for the first time taken into the Imperial armies ...
In 1844 Nicholas I further antagonized Jewry by abolishing the institution
of the Kahal, and in that same year he prohibited by law the traditional
Jewish garb, specifying that all Jews should, except on ceremonial
occasions, dress in conformity with Russian standards. These measures, and
many others like them, were aimed at facilitating the assimilation of Jewry
into Russian life. The Tsarist government was much concerned by the Jew's
failure to become Russianized, and viewed with extreme hostility the ancient
Jewish custom of maintaining a separate culture, language, mode of dress,
etc.—all of which contributed to keep the Jew an alien in the land of his
residence. It is to this determination to "Russianize" and "civilize" the
Jew that we can ascribe the unusual efforts made by the Imperial government
to provide free education to its Jews. In 1804 all schools were thrown open
to Jews and attendance for Jewish children was made compulsory. Compulsory
education was not only a novelty in Russia, but in any country in the early
19th century. In Russia education was generally reserved for a privileged
few, and even as late as 1914 only 55% of her gentile population had been
inside a school. The net result of the Imperial government's assimilation
program was that Russian Jewry became the best educated segment in Russia.
This eventually worked to the destruction of the Tsarist government ...
The reign of Alexander II marked the apex of Jewish fortunes in Tsarist
Russia. By 1880 they were becoming dominant in the professions, in many
trades and industries, and were beginning to filter into government in
increasing numbers. As early as 1861 Alexander II had permitted Jewish
university graduates to settle and hold governmental positions in greater
Russia, and by 1879 apothecaries, nurses, midwives dentists, distillers, and
skilled craftsmen were permitted to work and reside throughout the empire.
Nevertheless Russia's Jews were increasingly rebellious over the remaining
restraints which still bound the greater part of Russian Jewry to the Pale
of Settlement, and which, to some extent at least, restricted their
commercial activities. Herein lay the dilemma; the Imperial government could
retain certain of the restrictions against the Jews, and by doing so incur
their undying hostility, or it could remove all restraints and thus pave the
way for Jewish domination over every phase of Russian life. Certainly
Alexander viewed this problem with increasing concern as time went on.
Actually it was a problem capable of being solved. [sic]
Alexander II lost a considerable amount of his enthusiasm for liberal causes
after an attempt was made to assassinate him in 1866. He dismissed his
"liberal" advisors and from that time on displayed an inclination toward
conservatism. This is not to say he became anti-Jewish, but he did show more
firmness in dealing with them. In 1879 there was another attempt on his
life, and another in the following year when his winter palace was blown up.
In 1881 a plot hatched in the home of the Jewess, Hesia Helfman, was
successful. Alexander II was blown up and so ended an era.
The New Policy
The reaction to the assassination of Alexander II was instantaneous and far
reaching. There was a widespread belief in and out of the government, that
if the Jews were dissatisfied with the rule of Alexander II—whom the
crypto-Jew, D'Israeli, had described as "the most benevolent prince that
ever ruled Russia"—then they would be satisfied with nothing less than
outright domination of Russia.
Up to 1881 Russian policy had consistently been directed in an attempt to
"Russianize" the Jew, preparatory to accepting him into full citizenship. In
line with this policy, free and compulsory education for Jews had been
introduced, repeated attempts had been made to encourage them to settle on
farms, and special efforts had been made to encourage them to engage in the
crafts. Now Russian policy was reversed. Hereafter it became the policy of
the Imperial government to prevent the further exploitation of the Russian
people by the Jews. Thus began the death struggle between Tsar and Jew.
All through 1881 there was widespread anti-Jewish rioting all over the
empire. Large numbers of Jews who had been permitted to settle beyond the
Pale of Settlement were evicted. In May of 1882 the May Laws (Provisional
Rules of May 3, 1882) were imposed, thus implementing the new governmental
The May Laws shook the empire to its foundations. The following passage is
taken fromEncyclopedia Britannica [page 76, volume 2, 1947]:
"The Russian May Laws were the most conspicuous legislative monument
achieved by modern anti-Semitism ... Their immediate results was a ruinous
commercial depression which was felt all over the empire and which
profoundly affected the national credit. The Russian minister was at his
wit's end for money. Negotiations for a large loan were entered upon with
the house of Rothschild and a preliminary contract was signed, when ... the
finance minister was informed that unless the persecutions of the Jews were
stopped the great banking house would be compelled to withdraw from the
operation ... In this way anti-Semitism, which had already so profoundly
influenced the domestic policies of Europe, set its mark on the
international relations of the powers, for it was the urgent need of the
Russian treasury quite as much as the termination of Prince Bismarck's
secret treaty of mutual neutrality which brought about the Franco-Russian
Thus, within a period of 92 years (from the 3rd partition to 1882) the Jews,
although constituting only 4.2% of the population, had been able to entrench
themselves so well in the Russian economy that the nation was almost
bankrupted in the attempt to dislodge them. And, as we have seen, the
nation's international credit was also affected.
After 1881 events served increasingly to sharpen the enmity of Jewry toward
Tsarism. The May Laws had not only restricted Jewish economic activity, but
had attempted—unsuccessfully, as we shall see—to preserve Russia's cultural
integrity. Hereafter Jews were permitted to attend state-supported schools
and universities, but only in ratio to their population. This was not
unreasonable since Russia's schools were flooded with Jewish students while
large numbers of her gentile population were illiterate, but to the Jews
this represented another bitter "persecution," and all the world was
acquainted with the enormity of this new crime against Jewry ...
On May 23rd a delegation of Jews headed by Baron Gunzberg called on the new
Tsar (Alexander III) to protest the May Laws and the alleged discrimination
against Jewry. As a result of the investigation which followed, Tsar
Alexander issued an edict the following Sept. 3rd, a part of which is given
"For some time the government has given its attention to the Jews and to
their relations to the rest of the inhabitants of the empire, with a view of
ascertaining the sad condition of the Christian inhabitants brought about by
the conduct of the Jews in business matters ...
During the last twenty years the Jews have gradually possessed themselves of
not only every trade and business in all its branches, but also of a great
part of the land by buying or farming it. With few exceptions, they have as
a body devoted their attention, not to enriching or benefiting the country,
but to defrauding by their wiles its inhabitants, and particularly its poor
inhabitants. This conduct of theirs has called forth protests on the part of
the people, as manifested in acts of violence and robbery. The government,
while on the one hand doing its best to put down the disturbances, and to
deliver the Jews from oppression and slaughter, have also, on the other
hand, thought it a matter of urgency and justice to adopt stringent measures
in order to put an end to the oppression practised by the Jews on the
inhabitants, and to free the country from their malpractices, which were, as
is known, the cause of the agitations."
[Russia and Turkey in the 19th Century by E. W. Latimer, page 332. A. C.
McClury & Co., 1895.]
It was in this atmosphere that the twin movements of Marxism and Zionism began to take hold and dominate the mass of Russian Jewry. Ironically, both
Zionism and Marxism were first promulgated by westernized German Jews.
Zionism, whose chief advocate was Theodore Herzl, took root in Russia in the
1880s in competition with Marxism, whose high priest was Karl Marx, grandson
of a rabbi ... Eventually every Russian Jew came to identify himself with
either one or the other of these movements.
THE TERROR SECTION
As an outgrowth of this political fermentation, there appeared at the
beginning of the century one of the most remarkable terroristic
organizations ever recorded in the annals of history. This was the Jewish
dominated Social Revolutionary Party, which between 1901 and 1906 was
responsible for the assassination of no less than six first ranking leaders
of the Imperial government, including Minister of Education Bogolepov
(1901); Minister of Interior Sipyagin (1902); Governor of Ufa, Bogdanovich
(1903); Premier Viachelav von Plehve (1904); Grand Duke Sergei, uncle of the
Tsar (1905); and General Dubrassov, who had suppressed the Moscow
Chief architect of these terroristic activities was the Jew, Gershuni, who
headed the "terror section" of the Social Revolutionary Party. In charge of
the "fighting section" was Yevno Azev, son of a Jewish tailor, and one of
the principal founders of the party.
Azev later plotted, but was unable to carry out, the assassination of Tsar
Nicholas II. He was executed in 1909 and Gershuni was sentenced to life
imprisonment. This marked the end of the terroristic activities of the
party, but the effect of these political murders was far reaching. Never
again was the royal family, or its ministers free from the fear of
assassination. Soon another prime minister would be shot down—this time in
the very presence of the Tsar. This was the backdrop for the revolution of
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