Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dallas COPA 2013

                                 Dealey Plaza Dallas 12:30 PM November 22nd 2003

COPA Director John Judge Reports: 
The Mayor of Dallas has called for Mayors in all other American cities to ring church bells at 12:30 pm CST to commemorate the moment of the Kennedy assassination on November 22, the 50th anniversary. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Democracy.

85% of the American public reject the findings of the Warren Commission report, as did the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1978, finding instead a "probable conspiracy" in the murders of President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. No federal investigation or action followed. We are the mainstream, not the dissent. Oswald's role as a patsy, not a shooter, is supported by all the best evidence that has been released. The real evidence clearly points to a crime and a cover-up that followed that reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. government and military.

COPA will hold two Moment of Silence events on November 22 because we have been displaced by the Mayor from Dealey Plaza until 2:30 pm CST. If you are in Dallas we hope you will join us for both events, starting at 11:00 am at Main and Market Streets.

If you cannot be in Dallas, consider holding your own Moment of Silence and using your freedom of expression to be visible in communities and cities across America to ring "the chimes of freedom" by calling for a return to democracy and the rule of law in America, to transparency, accountability and truth. Let local press and the public know in any way you can that you will hold a public event at 12:30 pm CST in your time zone. Our model on the Grassy Knoll for 49 years has been to hold banners and signs about the case being open, the files being closed and justice being denied. We call ahead for a Moment of Silence, hold it and then researchers speak out about the best new evidence of conspiracy and coverup.

Honor the life and legacy of President Kennedy and his efforts for world peace and social justice by calling for a solution in courts to his murder. Let Congress and the president know it is time for all the files to be released this year. Don't let the Mayor of Dallas and the Sixth Floor Museum create a Perpetuity of Silence about this assassination.

COPA worked together with Pete Johnson of the Columbus Free Press and Andrea Skolnick to produce a broadsheet to be handed out in Dallas on November 22 to inform thousands of people about the meaning and impact of the Kennedy assassination, to let them understand why they are being locked out of Dealey Plaza, and to promote our two Moment of Silence events and our 20th annual conference November 22-24 at the Aloft Hotel.

These will be handed out by volunteers (contact copa@starpower.net if you can assist) on November 22, but they can also be given out anywhere that day. Even if you do not plan to attend our conference, feel free to reproduce and distribute it in your community on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.


Also COPA has designed a t-shirt with our conference logo and title to be worn that day in Dallas and at the Mayor's event. You could purchase one and wear it o November 22 as well to be visible and encourage public discussion and debate. Here is the link:
To order your shirt ($23.95) use this link:

Please join with us in any way you can to speak truth to power on this important anniversary. John Judge for COPA

                                 Dr. Cyril Wecht and John Judge at Dallas COPA 2013

Friday, November 22
7:00 – 7:15 pm - Introductory remarks - John Judge
7:15 - 10:30 pm - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Cyril Wecht, JD, MD, Passing the Torch
Mark Lane, Atty., The Secret Service and the Assassination of President Kennedy
Richard Belzer, Hit List: Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination
Anthony Summers, JFK Assassination – What We Know

Saturday, November 23
9:00 - 10:15 am – History, Evidence, Media
Robert Groden, Absolute Proof: New Photographic Evidence
Dave Starks, 50 Years of US Media Lone Assassin Propaganda
Jack Colhoun, Jack Ruby's Ties to the Tropicana and Gangsterismo in Cuba
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

10:15 - 11:30 am – Oswald, Plot, Records
Ernst Titovets, Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Dick Russell, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," Richard Nagell Revisited
Rex Bradford, JFK Records at 50: The Takeaway. What's in Them and What's Not?
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - LUNCH
12:30 - 1:45 pm – Plot and Suspects
Danny Sheehan, Rulers of the Realm: “The Wise Men” The Assassins of President John F. Kennedy
Bill Simpich, Working Towards the Mexico City Solution
Stan Weeber, The Denton Connection: An Update
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

1:45 - 3:00 pm – Evidence and Suspects
Mel Barney, Jack Ruby’s U.S. Government Connection Exposed
Gary Aguilar - The Magic Bullet - Even More Magical Than We Knew
Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the JFK Assassination
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

3:00 - 4:15 pm – Historical Context
Joan Mellen, Updating “A Farewell To Justice” and the Garrison Investigation
Wayne Smith, JAMA Knows Best: Unassailable Facts About the Autopsy
William Turner, The Cuban Connection: Nixon, Castro and the Mob
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

4:15 - 5:30 pm – Plot and Suspects
Greg Burnham, Sabotage at the Bay of Pigs: A Revolution of Mind
Russ Baker, New Clarity on George HW Bush and Dallas
Andrew Kiel, J Edgar Hoover, the FBI, the CIA and the JFK Assassination
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - DINNER
7:00 – 8:30 pm - Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X
Cynthia McKinney, COINTELPRO
John Judge, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy – History Repeats Itself
Joseph Palermo, Robert F. Kennedy and the Assassination of JFK: A Political Odyssey
Baba Zak Kondo, The Assassination of Malcolm X
20 minutes each, 10 at end for questions

8:30 – 9:00 pm – Flawed Evidence
Gary Aguilar, Junk Science in the Kennedy Case
 20 minutes, 10 at end for questions

9:00 - 9:30 pm – Educating Youth
Bill Holiday, Introductory remarks - John Judge
20 minutes, 10 at end for questions

9:30 pm - Premiere showing of The Searchers, Randy Benson introduction

Sunday, November 23

9:00 – 10:15 am – Records and Archives
Bill Kelly, Air Force One Tapes November 22, 1963
David Montague, The importance of the research community in assisting the U.S. Assassination
Records Review Board: A testimonial from a former ARRB staffer
Ben Rogers, What's New in the Poage Library JFK Archives?
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

10:15 – 11:30 pm – Other Suspects
Abraham Bolden, Moving Forward - JFK and the Secret Service
Joseph McBride, The Murder of Officer J. D. Tippit
Ed Tatro, Penn Jones vs National Media: Amend the First Amendment?
20 minutes each, 15 at end for questions

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Penn Jones
Chris Pike, Obscure Suspects in the JFK Assassination
20 minutes, 10 at end for questions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – John Judge - Why It Matters and What Must Be Done

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