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Edward Olshaker is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in History News Network, The New York Times, and other publications. His book Witnesses to the Unsolved, an exploration of the uses of parapsychology in criminal investigation, was named a 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards finalist in the True Crime category.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 The Removal of "National Security Threat" Martin Luther King, Jr.
As early as 1964, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI tried to blackmail King into committing suicide. By April 4, 1968-40 years ago this week-King's audacious stands on two new fronts virtually guaranteed a tragic ending, as recalled in this book excerpt.
Friday, July 21, 2006 Axis of Hypocrisy-- Russia, US, UK, Italy, France Urge Israeli Restraint
This week marks the anniversary of massacres eerily connected to today's news-- the 1994 terrorist bombing of a seven-story Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 95 people and wounding over 200 and the 1992 bombing which destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 people. The governments of Argentina, the US, and Israel suspect Iran of carrying out the attacks through its Hezbollah hit men.