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50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination

– AP: “Fifty years after John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin’s bullet while visiting Texas with his wife, people at home and abroad paused Friday to remember the 35th president of the United States. Collected here are memories of the slain president, details from the day of his death and live updates from the memorial service at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

– Coverage of today’s event can be found here

On November 22nd, 1963

– “Kennedy Week: The Myth of Camelot and the Dangers of Sycophantic Consensus Journalism

– “Baby boomers in media make the Kennedy assassination all about them

– The uncertain path by Kennedy in Vietnam

– James K. Galbraith: JFK’s Vietnam withdrawal plan was a fact

More on JFK and Vietnam

– Glen Ford: The Kennedy Brothers Thought the Civil Rights Movement Was a Nuisance at Best; Part 1

JFK and Obama

– “Chomsky Weighs in on Kennedy Assassination Anniversary: “It Would Impress Kim Il-Sung

– “The Legend will never die

– “JFK anniversary: conspiracy theorists left out of Dallas commemoration

– Judge: the CIA suppressed facts over Kennedy, but “there was no conspiracy

International Developments

Overall

– “US secretary of state John Kerry is rejoining weekend talks in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, amid signs that negotiators are on the verge of a historic peace deal.”

– Pew: Confidence in the developed world governments has fallen

– “Military Aid Gets A Partial Pass on Foreign Assistance Transparency Push”

– “Chilean Socialism 1: Indonesian Fascism 0

– “Pakistani doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden faces murder charge

– Vice President Joseph Biden to Ukraine: I’m disappointed in the EU pullout

– Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): Bangladesh is still lagging to catch up on labor rights standards

– “President Barack Obama hosted Morocco’s King Mohammed VI at the White House on Friday for talks on furthering democracy in the Middle East and countering violent extremism.” [cont’d.]

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