Sirhan Sirhan

Why New Ban on Televising Sirhan Parole Hearing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Shane O’Sullivan As I noted at the end of yesterday’s piece, media interviews with inmates are banned in California, so the only time the public gets to see Sirhan Sirhan is in televised coverage of his parole hearings. A few weeks ago, I was shocked to discover that, for the first time ever, no Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Civil Rights March

New Perspective on King Assassination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock’s mini e-book, Killing King, on various attempts at assassinating Martin Luther King, does a good job of reporting on the tight KKK/Southern law enforcement network that pretty much committed every major regional bombing and assassination of civil rights activists (and of small children in the infamous 1963 bombing of a church Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Also Had a Nightmare

Reading Time: 9 minutes In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action. Rather than the stuff of dreams, much of it was a living nightmare. We first published this piece in 2015, but it remains more relevant than ever — because we seem to be going backwards. We want you to see, with your own eyes, just how ugly it can get.

How the FBI Got Tsarnaev’s Friend to Turn on Him

Reading Time: 3 minutes The evidence suggests the FBI went to extraordinary lengths to set up one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s best friends, to ensure his help in convicting the accused Boston Marathon bomber. Stephen Silva, who testified against Tsarnaev, was released on December 22, 2015, and is now a free man after being sentenced to time served:17 months. Had he not agreed to testify for the prosecution, he would have faced a maximum of 40 years for selling heroin — something the FBI manipulated him into doing.

Why CIA’s Richard Helms Lied About Oswald: Part 3

Reading Time: 11 minutes This is an essay about lies — layer upon layer of lies — told by US intelligence agencies and other officials about what Lee Harvey Oswald, or his look-alike, was allegedly doing in Mexico just weeks before the Kennedy assassination. And it is about obstruction of justice in what is considered the crime of the century.