“These four major political murders were together a savage, concerted assault on American democracy.  The consequences still haunt our nation.”

-ADAM WALINSKY,

speech writer and top aide to

SENATOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY

     

           A group of over 60 prominent citizens aims to convene an American Truth and Reconciliation Committee to bring out the facts of the four major assassinations that changed the course of the country and the world—those of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.  

           A multi-part action plan has been set in motion, including a petition to Congress and a public inquest.

 

           Signatories to a Joint Statement on the assassinations include:

 

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Children of the late senator

Isaac Newton Farris Jr.

Nephew of Reverend King and past president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

 

Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr.

Close collaborator of Reverend King

 

Rodnell Collins

Biographer and cousin of Malcolm X

 

G. Robert Blakey

Chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which determined in 1979 that President Kennedy was the victim of a probable conspiracy

 

Dr. Robert McClelland

One of the surgeons at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas who tried to save President Kennedy’s life and saw clear evidence he had been struck by bullets from the front and the rear

 

Daniel Ellsberg

The Pentagon Papers whistleblower who served as a national security advisor to the Kennedy White House

 

Richard Falk

Professor Emeritus of international law at Princeton University and a leading global authority on human rights

 

Other signatories include Hollywood artists Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Rob Reiner and Oliver Stone

 

Political satirist Mort Sahl

 

Musician David Crosby

 

The declaration is also signed by numerous historians, journalists, lawyers and other experts on the four major assassinations.

CLICK HERE for the full list of signatories.

 

CLICK HERE to read their Joint Statement.

CLICK HERE for Calls to Action.

GOALS OF THE PETITION INCLUDE:

 

CONGRESSIONAL ACTION

Demand that Congress:

-Release all illegally classified documents

-Enforce the JFK Records Act of 1992

-Hold hearings and fully investigate all four assassination cases

 

Demand that the Department of Justice:

-Reopen and fully investigate all four assassination cases

 

PUBLIC INQUEST

A Citizen’s Tribunal

For all four assassinations, modeled on the Truth and Reconciliation process in South Africa, including depositions from living witnesses, investigators, and family members

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

for new investigations and actions in the murders of:

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY

MALCOLM X

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

ROBERT F. KENNEDY

HAPPENING NOW

RESOURCES

BOOKS

JFK and the Unspeakable

James Douglass

Brothers

David Talbot

FILMS

BEYOND JFK

Barbara Kopple and

Danny Schechter

(1991/2013)

INSIDE STORY

Martin Luther King, Jr.

(BBC, 1989)

FIRING LINE

Allard Lowenstein on

Robert F. Kennedy

(PBS, 1975)

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