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A King-Sized Conspiracy
by Dick Russell from High Times
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Thirty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the public is being led to believe that the case is definitely closed. James Earl Ray, the alleged killer died at age 70 last year of liver and kidney failure while imprisoned for the crime. A new book by Gerald Posner, Killing The Dream, […]
Dispatches – Countdown for the Gray Whales
by Dick Russell from Amicus
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Laguna San Ignacio, the gray whales’ last pristine nursery ground, is threatened by industry. Photo by Brian Keating Humans once hunted gray whales to near extinction, but these creatures are forgiving. Every winter, at the end of their annual 6,000-mile southern migration from the Bering Strait, they meet us in the salty waters of Laguna […]
Deep blues
by Dick Russell from The Amicus Journal
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The lowdown on deep-sea mining Long ago, the dark and chilly regions of the deep-sea floor were thought to be a biological wasteland. How could life survive, let alone flourish, in a region devoid of sunlight and therefore of plant life, subject to immense cold and the pressure of seawater at unimaginable depths? Even after […]
Judge Brown Slams Memphis Over the King Case
by Dick Russell from Probe
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The following is a transcription of Judge Joe Brown’s remarks made on the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King on April 3, 1998 at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis. The remarks were transcribed by author Dick Russell who will be writing an article for High Times this fall on this conference. […]
Where the Land Meets the Sea
by Dick Russell from E Magazine
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photo: James D. Watt / Earthviews Rachel Carson, best known for exposing the dangers of DDT in her classic Silent Spring, was also a keen observer of our coasts. “The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an Earth and sea, there has been this place of the meeting of […]
Underwater epidemic
by Dick Russell from The Amicus Journal
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Fish diseases are rampant. From red tide to white plague, from rapid-wasting disease to Pfiesteria hysteria, the aliens are among us. Peter J.S. Franks A spreading red tide, more than a mile off the coast of La Jolla, California, in April 1995. In our twentieth-century fiction the alien invasion may come directly from outer space […]
Hitting bottom
by Dick Russell from The Amicus Journal
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As trawling goes into high gear, undersea coastal habitat is being razed to the ground Imagine diving to the bottom of the ocean at Georges Bank, an extension of the Atlantic continental shelf some 120 miles offshore from the New England coast. Where the sea floor sinks from 50 to 100 meters deep, a vast […]
Spook Wars in Cyberspace
by Dick Russell from High Times
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Is the FBI Railroading Charles Hayes? Why does the international dope trade just keep flourishing, even while major traffickers and their government protectors keep getting exposed and imprisoned? Well, it could just possibly be that the ones going to jail aren’t using the right computer software. Here’s another murky peek into the legendary PROMIS conspiracy.This […]
Non-Lethal Weapons
by Dick Russell
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The year is 1997. A group of terrorists is holding hostages inside an American Embassy in Central America, and the President is receiving a Pentagon briefing on various options. What about hauling out the isotropic radiator? Fired from a conventional weapon, an explosive burst superheats a surrounding gaseous plasma and inspires a laserbright flash. For […]
The World’s Fisheries: A State of Emergency – Part 2
by Dick Russell from The Environmental Magazine
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The crisis comes home: Declining catches in New England and the Gulf Coast Fishing Communities Learn to Cope With Diminished Expectations in New England and Texas Gulf Coast 1. TEXAS GULF COAST: COMBATING HABITAT LOSS AND SHRIMPER ‘BYCATCH’ While about 75 percent of the one billion pounds of shrimp that Americans consume each year is […]
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Oswald and the CIA
by Dick Russell from High Times
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One day after receiving a letter from the Assassination Records Review Board, a key witness in the murder of JFK was found dead in his home in California. Meanwhile, new evidence continues to pile up regarding Lee Harvey Oswald’s connections to the CIA. At 9 PM last November 1, the landlord of a house in […]
The World’s Fisheries: A State of Emergency – Part 1
by Dick Russell from The Environmental Magazine
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Vacuuming the seas – the exploitative potential of commercial fishing Unprecedented Factory Fishing Operations Have Created a Global Crisis, As Species Dwindle and Catches DeclineAt sea 200 miles southwest of Iceland last summer, the crew of a super-trawler big enough to contain a dozen Boeing 747 jumbo jets unloaded a staggering 50 tons of oceanic […]
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JFK & The Cuban Connection
by Dick Russell from High Times
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Havana’s Spies Spill the Beans at Top-Level Conference! Like Korea’s DMZ, the 90-mile strait that separates Havana from Miami is a place where the Cold War survives. This particular Cold War hotspot may have been the matrix for the conspiracy on the life of John F. Kennedy. But even as the JFK whodunit became a […]
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Testimony of Dick Russell
by Dick Russell
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before the Assassination Records Review Board Hearing of 3/24/95 — Boston, Massachusetts Next, the board would like to hear from Dick Russell. Mr. Russell is the author of the 1992 book The Man Who Knew Too Much. Mr. Russell, we appreciate your joining us today. MR. RUSSELL: Thank you, Mr. Tunheim. I guess I would […]
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Confessions of Conspiracy Theorist
by Dick Russell from Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Anyone who has delved into the Kennedy assassination literature knows that this is a stranger-than-fiction realm. Not only do we encounter double- and triple-agents, but double- and triple-Oswalds. Why, according to official government records, is the Lee Harvey who defected to the Soviet Union taller than the one who came back? Later, in New Orleans […]
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Richard Case Nagell, The Man Who Knew Too Much
by Dick Russell
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In April of 1994, which was about a year and a half after my book came out, I came down the stairs one day and heard my answering machine going – and recognized this voice. Picked it up, and sure enough, it was Richard Nagell. He had received some documents I’d sent him, including the […]
Saving the Bass
by Angus Phillips from The Washington Post
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Writer Wages One-Man Crusade To Stem Their Rapid Decline Dick Russell remembers the first time. The 21-foot fishing skiff bobbed in the swell off the bluffs of Gay Read on Martha’s Vineyard. He was in the bow, casting a lure into the night. “We were fishing the tide. There’s a feeling when he hits. Even […]
Little Havana’s Reign of Terror
by Dick Russell from News Times
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With more than 100 bombings in the last 18 months and an average of an assassination a week since last April, Miami’s 450,000 Cuban-émigré community is in the throes of civil war The crowds begin to gather at twilight in Miami’s Little Havana. They gather by the fruit and vegetable stands, and in the sidewalk […]
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