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COPA has a blog on their main website which is updated quite regularly. Instead of posing every individual blog post as a separate thread, I will post all updates to the blog in this thread. I will change the topic description to the latest blog story. I will post the last few blog posts from oldest to most recent.

The actual blog itself has photographs and videos are embedded for easy viewing. It can be found here, http://www.politicalassassinations.com

Dr William Pepper on CNN

Dr William Pepper appeared on CNN international recently discussing his work as Sirhan Sirhan's new attorney.

Dr Pepper will be in attendance at the COPA conference in Los Angeles between 6-8 of June.

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Hitman Charles Harrelson on the assassination of JFK

Charles Harrelson was accused by Chauncey Holt as having been one of the three tramps arrested following the assassination of President Kennedy.

Do you believe Lee Harvey Oswald killed President Kennedy... alone without any aid from a rogue agency of the U.S. government or at least a portion of that agency? I believe you're very naive if you do
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Short documentary on the JFK assassination

This video is an excellent example of what can be done using new media.

This video was directed by Braddon Mendelson and presented by researcher Pat Speer. Pat is a regular contributing forum member on the education forum. His work is well respected and extremely accurate.

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Cynthia McKinney campaign

Green party presidential nominee to be Cynthia McKinney may be speaking at the COPA conference in LA this June. COPA has endorsed the McKinney campaign and we hope you enjoy this new supporter video.

Cynthia McKinney's blog comments on the video, http://www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com/Vi...uthIsMarchingOn

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Wecht institute conference on the assassinations-October

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A new conference hosted by the Cyril Wecht institute on forensic medicine and law has been announced for October 3-5. The conference will be hosted at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

More details will be available soon, but the line up includes author of 'Brothers' David Talbot and coroner in the RFK assassination Dr Thomas Noguchi.

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This looks set to be a fascinating symposium from leading experts. COPA will bring you more news as it is available. We expect more details to be available on the Wecht Institute website very soon. http://www.forensics.duq.edu/conference/conferencefront.html

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Clinton draws rebuke over RFK remark

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This is very interesting timing for such a statement from Hillary Clinton. Indeed, RFK was on the way to the Democratic nomination following his victory in California.

By Thomas Ferraro

Reuters

Friday, May 23, 2008; 11:04 PM

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton mentioned the June 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy in explaining on Friday why she had resisted calls to end her White House bid, drawing a rebuke from Democratic front-runner Barack Obama’s campaign.

Clinton, who later expressed regret over the remark, made it to the editorial board of a South Dakota newspaper, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, when explaining that other races for the Democratic presidential nomination had lasted into June.

“My husband (Bill Clinton) did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California,” she said.

“I don’t understand it,” Clinton said, referring to calls for her to pull out of the Democratic race in which the final nominating primaries are held on June 3 in South Dakota and Montana. The Democratic nominee will face Republican John McCain in the November election.

Kennedy, brother of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, was assassinated during his 1968 race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Clinton’s comments drew a sharp response from the Obama campaign.

“Senator Clinton’s statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.

Clinton told reporters later: “I regret if my referencing of that moment of trauma for our entire country and particularly the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I had no intention of that whatsoever.”

“I’m honored to hold Senator Kennedy’s seat in the United States Senate from the state of New York and have the highest regard for the entire Kennedy family,” Clinton added.

A spokesman said Clinton had simply been pointing out that Democratic campaigns in the past had continued into June and therefore people should not be pressuring her to withdraw.

‘HISTORICAL EXAMPLES’

“She was simply referencing her husband in 1992 and Robert Kennedy in 1968 as historical examples of the nominating process going well into the summer. Any other reading is inaccurate,” Clinton spokesman Mo Elleithee said.

Robert Kennedy Jr., son of the slain senator, said in a statement, “It is clear from the context that Hillary was invoking a familiar political circumstance in order to support her decision to stay in the race through June.”

“I understand how highly charged the atmosphere is, but I think it is a mistake for people to take offense,” said Kennedy, a Clinton supporter unlike some other members of his family, including Sen. Edward Kennedy, who back Obama.

There have been concerns about the safety of Obama, an Illinois senator who would be the first black U.S. president. He began receiving Secret Service protection 18 months before the November election — earlier than any other candidate has received increased security.

Obama has an almost insurmountable lead over Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination. The former first lady has said she would continue until the last state has held its nominating contest.

(Editing by Peter Cooney)

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John thanks for posting that COPA stuff on RFK. Have already posted it on St. Louis Post Dispatch site which is widely seen. I posted it on San Jose paper, but it seems less used. Some of these big newspaper sites get very large traffic.

A couple of months ago I discovered this site, and was pasting and clicking on lots of sites at the same time.

However, I think they sniffed me out and began to block me.

NOTICE THAT ONE OF THE SITES IS LA TIMES: WHY DONT YOU TRY POSTING ABOUT RFK COPA CONF. ON THAT SITE? Go easy on it at first so they dont block you. THen check on another computer to see if your really on. I learned that when they block you it doesnt look that way on Your computer! That way you dont feel dicriminated against :blink:

Anyway, I think this could be a good way of spreading the news.

http://www.topix.net/forum/source/list

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Splendid, thanks Nathaniel. I have been looking for new ways to advertise COPA. I will be making promo videos and posting them on youtube, posting events on craigslist and I will be assembling a long list of blogs that we will invite to become part of the COPA blog network.

We are trying to get into events listings in LA papers, but your method seems like it might be quite good.

Thanks for the link.

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COPA has a blog on their main website which is updated quite regularly. Instead of posing every individual blog post as a separate thread, I will post all updates to the blog in this thread. I will change the topic description to the latest blog story. I will post the last few blog posts from oldest to most recent.

The actual blog itself has photographs and videos are embedded for easy viewing. It can be found here, http://www.politicalassassinations.com

Dr William Pepper on CNN

Dr William Pepper appeared on CNN international recently discussing his work as Sirhan Sirhan's new attorney.

Dr Pepper will be in attendance at the COPA conference in Los Angeles between 6-8 of June.

Part 1

Part 2

William Pepper's interview is encouraging in many respects. He speaks of much new information coming forth since he became Sirhan's attorney and the possibility of

"cognitive restoration" of Sirhan's memory. He seems to have faith in the acoustic evidence presented by Joling and Van Praag. But Pepper knows the tremendous opposition facing his client.

COPA has arranged an incredible lineup for the Los Angeles conference. It's heartening that there are still good people on this case.

Thanks John. There's a lot of good information on the blog.

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Michael,

Indeed the conference in LA looks stellar.

As I said in another thread, we are doing or best to ensure that we can broadcast the conference in its entirety over our website and on other blogs. So far as I know, the venue does not have a wireless connection in the conference room, but we are looking into other avenues. If anybody has any knowledge of broadcasting over the web, I'd love to hear from you. Our main problem is getting an internet connection.

William Pepper seemed realistic in his appraisal of Sirhan's case. Baby steps seem to be his approach, first of all getting Sirhan out of maximum security and into an atmosphere where they have more access to him. I saw an article recently which stated that on September 11th, 2001, Sirhan was moved to a ultra secure area of the prison out of fear that he had some hand in it (work that one out if you will).

John

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John,

When Arlen Spector addressed the Cyril Wecht Conference in Pittsburgh, they ran a live internet feed from Pittsburgh to the Dallas COPA conference at the 2nd floor of the train station, all via computer.

I forget what year that was, but not that long ago. Must have been an anniversary.

Somebody at Cyril Wecht Institute for Forensic Science and Justice may be able to help.

Also Rex Bradford might have some ideas.

A landline at point of origin would be better than wireless, I would think.

And John,

Many thanks for all you do,

BK

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The Custom Hotel has a good internet connection, we are hoping to move the conference there.

As for publicity, I have applied to have the conference on the events calendar for the LA Times, LA Daily News, LA city beat and LA weekly.

I have also posted it on either the forums or main pages of the LA Times, LA eventguide.com, LA Indymedia, Craigslist, Inside Bay area, KNBC LA, Metromix LA, and a few others. The event is being sponsored by KPFK-FM, so they will be publicizing it on air too.

If anyone else has any other ideas I'm all ears.

I hope to be joining you all by sitting back with a nice pack of popcorn watching the conference on my laptop that weekend.

Edit: Add Democracy Now to that list. They did a good show on the assassination of MLK in April.

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Friday of LA conference broadcast live

The Friday session of the COPA conference from Los Angeles will be broadcast live from www.politicalassassinations.com

This session includes a panel consisting of Paul Schrade, Robert Joling and Philip Van Praag and a talk by Dr William Pepper.

The conference will also be recorded for resale following the event.

We will be using ustream.tv to stream the content for free over the internet.

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Please check politicalassassinations.com from 7pm LA time on Friday 6th of June. If you live outside of this time zone please remember to make the necessary conversions.

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Friday of LA conference broadcast live

The Friday session of the COPA conference from Los Angeles will be broadcast live from www.politicalassassinations.com

This session includes a panel consisting of Paul Schrade, Robert Joling and Philip Van Praag and a talk by Dr William Pepper.

The conference will also be recorded for resale following the event.

We will be using ustream.tv to stream the content for free over the internet.

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Please check politicalassassinations.com from 7pm LA time on Friday 6th of June. If you live outside of this time zone please remember to make the necessary conversions.

John G., can't you just implant a camera in John Judge's head?

BK

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