Karl N. Golovin
cc: Mayor Vincent C. Gray
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 316
Washington, D.C. 20004
Mr. Michael M. Kaiser, President
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St., NW,
Washington, D.C. 20566
11/22/13 - A SILENT VIGIL BEGINS FOR JFK RECORDS RELEASE, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Pittsburgh, PA (October 17, 2013) This evening at the Senator John Heinz History Center, a panel discussion entitled "The JFK Assassination and the Media" was held in conjunction with "Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy." Sally Wiggin, host of WTAE Chronicle, moderated and received questions for panelists Oliver Stone, David Talbot, Jefferson Morley, Russ Baker, Lisa Pease and Jerry Policoff. One in attendance asked whether the media in general, but especially journalists in attendance, would report on a simple idea also expressed at the Symposium's morning session, detailed below in a virtual Q&A, imagined as an interview with staff reporter Bryan Bender of The Boston Globe:
Q. What is your idea?
A. That the single priority of the global JFK Assassination Investigation Community should be immediate, total release by the Obama Administration of ALL the 1100+ documents still retained by the government pertaining to the public execution of President John F. Kennedy. The movement to release records has thus far lacked a physical focal point for what Gandhi may have described as principled, non- violent, non- cooperation with the evil of those records remaining secret; a geographic focus for a peaceful, respectful "vigil" that, absent prior release of the records, should begin on 11/22/13 at 12:30 p.m.. I don't think that is meant to be in Dallas; procedures there seem intent upon restricting Dealey Plaza access to the point of frustrating attendees. Why go there? A better location is the public plaza, larger than several football fields, adjacent the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. As if designed for this event at this moment in time, there's even a statue of Don Quixote near the plaza's entrance, highlighting the perhaps wistful notion that by simply and respectfully assembling, in a most Constitutional sense, Americans can surely prompt release of the records, a crucial step towards restoration of our Constitutional Republic.
Q. How is this event being organized?