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    This page contains information The Rick A. Ross Institute has
    gathered about The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).

    Sara Jane Olson: American Housewife, American Terrorist
    California: Former Radical Will Remain in Prison
    California Revokes Release of SLA Member Olson, Chronicle Says
    Sara Jane Olson, Former SLA Member, Released From Prison
    Ex - SLA Member Feels Paranoid in Prison
    The day Patty Hearst stopped by Mel's Sporting Goods
    Kilgore's sentence closes chapter in group's saga
    Last fugitive member of Symbionese Liberation Army brought to justice
    SLA's Yoshimura keeps mum while ex-comrades serve time
    The Devil and John Walker
    SLA Fugitive Pleads Guilty in '75 Heist
    Hearst gang members jailed
    4 in Radical Group of 70's Are Sentenced in Murder
    Only Hard Sell Revived 'Slam Dunk' SLA
    Four Ex - SLA Members Set for Sentencing
    Former SLA Member to Face Murder Charges
    SLA fugitive led secret life for decades
    U.S. to Extradite SLA Fugitive
    Final Suspect in 1975 S.L.A. Killing Arrested in South Africa
    Last SLA Fugitive Caught by FBI, Prosecutors Say
    Olson Admits Guilt In '75 SLA Killing
    Calif. Extends Prison Term for Ex - SLA Member Olson
    First battle in SLA trial: Hearst
    Former SLA Member Posts Bail
    From Villain to Victim
    Harrises' Bail Set at $1-Million Each
    Judging the SLA
    SLA's forgotten victims
    A Symbionese Family Reunion
    Patricia Hearst Says Good May Come From Murder Trial
    Symbionese Liberation Army Timeline
    New Evidence Paved Way for Arrests in a '75 Killing
    Terrorist turned housewife sentenced in 1975 bomb plot
    FBI Steps Up Search for SLA Fugitive
    Judge Refuses to Permit Ex-Radical to Reverse Plea
    Prosecutors Oppose Olson Plea
    Coersion' Led to SLA Guilty Plea
    Ex-SLA fugitive reaffirms guilty plea
    70's Radical Pleads Guilty in Bomb Plot
    Activist or terrorist: Trial begins for Sara Jane Olson
    L.A. Judge to Decide on SLA Delay
    Media Heiress Patty Hearst Pardoned
    Patty Hearst To Testify In Trial Of SLA Member
    Carter Seeks Pardon For Heiress Hearst
    SLA Fugitive Appears in Minn. Court
    FBI Arrests Longtime Fugitive Soliah
    Hearst Abduction Riveted the Nation
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Symbionese Liberation Army

    Symbionese Liberation Army
    SLA seven-headed cobra symbol Dates of operation 1973–1975 Leader Donald DeFreeze, a.k.a. "General Field Marshal Cinque"
    Died in police shootout May 17, 1974 (aged 30) Motives Guerrilla warfare and proletarian revolution Active region(s) California, United States Ideology Communism,
    New left Major actions Shootings, murders, robberies and kidnapping Notable attacks November 6, 1973 shooting of two school administrators
    February 4, 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
    April 15, 1974 Hibernia bank robbery
    May 16, 1974 Mel's Sporting Goods shot up
    May 17, 1974 LA shoot out most members are killed
    April 21, 1975 Crocker National Bank robbery Status Final action and confrontation in 1975 The Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A.) was an American self-styled militant group active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a revolutionary vanguard army. The group committed bank robberies, two murders and other acts of violence.
    The S.L.A. became internationally notorious for kidnapping media heiress Patty Hearst, abducting the 19-year-old as she and her 26-year-old boyfriend, Steven Weed, sat relaxing in their Berkeley, California home. National interest grew into worldwide fascination when Hearst, in audiotaped messages delivered to (and broadcast by) regional news media, denounced her parents and announced she had joined the S.L.A. She was subsequently observed participating in their illegal activities. Hearst later alleged that she had been held in close confinement, sexually assaulted and brainwashed.
    S.L.A. beliefs and symbols

    The SLA manifesto for sale in a magazine-store in Stockholm

    In his manifesto "Symbionese Liberation Army Declaration of Revolutionary War & the Symbionese Program," Donald DeFreeze wrote, "The name 'symbionese' is taken from the word 'symbiosis' and we define its meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within the body." [1]
    Although the S.L.A. considered themselves leaders of the black revolution, DeFreeze was its only black member. His seven-headed S.L.A. cobra symbol was based on seven principles, with each head representing a principle. They are: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith).
    The appearance of the symbol of the seven-headed cobra[2] on S.L.A. propaganda indicates that it was copied from the ancient Sri Lankan / Indian seven-headed n?ga; carved stones depicting a seven-headed cobra are commonly found near the sluices of the ancient irrigation tanks in Sri Lanka and these are believed to have been placed there as guardians of the water.[3]
    Russell Little attests that the group's primary activity during this period was acquiring and storing firearms and learning to use the weapons at public shooting ranges (Stone 2004).
    Formation and initial activities

    Prison visits and political film

    The S.L.A. formed as a result of the prison visitation programs of the radical left-wing group Venceremos Organization and a group known as the Black Cultural Association in Soledad prison. The idea of a South American-styled urban guerrilla movement, similar to the Tupamaros movement in Uruguay, combined with Régis Debray's theory of urban warfare and ideas drawn from Maoism, appealed to a number of people, including Patricia Michelle Soltysik (a.k.a. "Mizmoon").
    Some activists within the New Left compared America's prison system to concentration camps designed to oppress African Americans. They believed that a majority of African American convicts were political prisoners, and that Black power ideology would naturally appeal to them. Group member Willie Wolfe developed this ideology into a plan for action, linking student activists with prison militants (Stone 2004).
    DeFreeze escapes prison

    The S.L.A. formed after the escape from prison by Donald DeFreeze, a.k.a. "General Field Marshal Cinque." He had been serving 5–15 years for robbing a prostitute. DeFreeze took the name Cinque from the leader of the slave rebellion who took over the slave ship Amistad in 1839. DeFreeze escaped from the Soledad State Prison on March 5, 1973 by simply walking away while on work duty in a boiler room located outside of the perimeter fence.
    DeFreeze had been active in the Black Cultural Association while at the California Medical Facility, a state prison facility in Vacaville, California, where he had made contacts with members of Venceremos. He sought refuge among these contacts, and ended up at a commune known as Peking House in the San Francisco Bay Area. For some time he shared living quarters with future S.L.A. members Willie Wolfe and Russ Little, then moved in with Patricia Michelle Soltysik. DeFreeze and Soltysik became lovers and began to outline the plans for forming the "Symbionese Nation."
    Murder of Marcus Foster

    On November 6, 1973, in Oakland, California, two members of the S.L.A. killed school superintendent Marcus Foster and badly wounded his deputy, Robert Blackburn, as the two men left an Oakland school board meeting. The hollow-point bullets used to kill Dr. Foster had been packed with cyanide.[4]
    The S.L.A. had condemned Foster for his plan to introduce identification cards into Oakland schools. The S.L.A. called him "fascist." Ironically, Foster had originally opposed the use of identification cards in his schools, and his plan was a watered-down version of other similar proposals. Foster, an African American, was popular on the Left and in the black community.
    On January 10, 1974, Joseph Remiro and Russell Little were arrested and charged with Foster's murder, and initially both men were convicted of murder. Both men received sentences of life imprisonment. Seven years later, on June 5, 1981, Little's conviction was overturned by the California Court of Appeal, and he was later acquitted in a retrial in Monterey County.[5]
    Kidnapping of Patty Hearst

    In response to the arrests of Remiro and Little, the S.L.A. began planning their next action: the kidnapping of an important figure to negotiate the release of their imprisoned members (Stone, 2004). Documents found by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at one abandoned safe house revealed that an action was planned for the "full moon of January 17." The FBI did not take any precautions, and the S.L.A. did not act until a month later. (Stone, 2004). On February 4, 1974, publishing heiress Patricia Hearst, a sophomore at the University of California at Berkeley, was kidnapped from her Berkeley residence at Apartment 4, 2603 Benvenue Avenue. The SLA had chosen to kidnap Hearst to increase the news coverage of the incident.[6]
    Initially, the SLA issued an ultimatum to the Hearst family: that they would release Patricia in exchange for the freedom of Remiro and Little. When such an arrangement proved impossible, the SLA demanded a ransom, in the form of a food distribution program. The value of food to be distributed fluctuated: on February 23 the demand was for $4 million; it peaked at $400 million. Although free food was actually distributed, the operation came to a halt when violence erupted at one of the four distribution points. (Stone, 2004).
    Conditions of the initial captivity of Patty Hearst

    The famous S.L.A. publicity image of new member Patty Hearst, a.k.a. "Tania"

    While the FBI was conducting an ineffective search, the S.L.A. took refuge in a number of safe houses. While in the S.L.A.'s custody, Hearst claims she was subjected to a series of ordeals that her mother would later describe as "brainwashing." The change in Hearst's politics has been attributed to the Stockholm syndrome, a psychological response in which a hostage exhibits apparent loyalty to the abductor. Hearst was later examined by specialist psychologist Margaret Singer, who came to the same conclusion.
    At Hearst's subsequent trial, her lawyer claimed that she had been confined in a closet barely large enough for her to lie down in; that her contact with the outside world was regulated by her captors; and that she was regularly threatened with execution. In addition, Hearst's lawyer contended that she had been raped by DeFreeze and Wolfe, but, since both men died before Hearst's capture and trial, charges were never brought against them. The S.L.A. claimed to be holding Hearst according to the conditions of the Geneva convention.
    Political inculcation

    The S.L.A. subjected Hearst to indoctrination in S.L.A. ideology. In Hearst's taped recordings, used to announce demands and conditions, Hearst can first be heard extemporaneously expressing S.L.A. ideology on day thirteen of her capture (Stone 2004).
    With each successive taped communiqué Hearst voiced increasing support for the aims of the S.L.A. She eventually denounced her former life, her parents, and fiancé. At that point she claimed that when the S.L.A. had given her the option of being released or joining the S.L.A., she chose the latter.
    After Hearst adopted the S.L.A.'s ideology, she announced that she was using the nom de guerre "Tania."
    Activities during the period of Hearst's membership

    Patty Hearst yelling commands at bank customers.

    Hibernia Bank robbery

    The next action taken by the S.L.A. was to rob a branch of the Hibernia Bank at 1450 Noriega Street in San Francisco; during this incident, two civilians were shot. (Stone 2004) At 10:00 a.m. on April 15, 1974 S.L.A. members burst into the bank.
    Hearst participated in the robbery, holding a rifle, and the security camera footage of Hearst became an iconic image. (Hearst was tried and convicted for her involvement in the Hibernia Bank robbery. Her sentence was later commuted by Jimmy Carter and her crime eventually pardoned by Bill Clinton.) She has denied willing involvement in the robbery in her book, Every Secret Thing. The outlaw group was able to get away with over $10,000.[7]
    Move to Los Angeles and police shootout

    The S.L.A., seeking to increase its membership, were finding no recruits in the Bay Area.[citation needed] Consequently, Cinque, suggested moving their organization to his former neighborhood, where he had friends whom they might recruit. However, they relocated in a sloppy manner and had much difficulty in becoming established on their new turf. The S.L.A. relied upon commandeering housing and supplies in Los Angeles, and thus alienated the people who were ensuring their secrecy and protection. At this stage the imprisoned S.L.A. member, Russell Little, claimed that he believed the S.L.A. had entirely lost sight of its goals and entered into a confrontation with the police rather than a political dialogue with the public (Stone 2004).
    On May 16, 1974, "Teko" and "Yolanda" (William and Emily Harris) entered Mel's Sporting Goods Store in Inglewood, California, to shop for supplies for their safehouse. While Yolanda made the purchases, Teko on a whim tried to shoplift socks (Stone 2004). When a security guard confronted him, Teko brandished a revolver. The guard knocked the gun from his hand and placed a handcuff on William Harris's left wrist. Hearst, on armed lookout from the group's van across the street, began shooting up the store's overhead sign. Everyone in the store took cover and they drove off with Hearst.
    As a result of the botched-shoplifting incident, the police acquired the address of the safehouse from a parking ticket in the glove box of the van (the vehicle had been abandoned). The rest of the S.L.A. fled the safehouse when they saw the events on the news. The S.L.A. took over a house occupied by Christine Johnson and Minnie Lewisin. One of the people in the house was a then-17-year-old neighbor named Brenda Daniels who was sleeping on the couch. She recalls when she first woke up:
    I went down to Minnie’s every Thursday evening to play some cards and drink a little. I fell asleep early and when I woke up around two A.M. I saw four white women and three dudes—two blacks and one white. I saw guns spread out all over the floor, an’ I asked them why they had guns, more than I’d ever seen in my life. They didn’t answer, and, instead, the black dude asked me my name and then introduced me to everyone. [When asked if Patty Hearst was there]
    Man, how can I tell? All white women look the same to me.

    —Brenda Daniels , [8]
    The next day, an anonymous phone call to the L.A.P.D. stated that several heavily armed people were staying at the caller's daughter's house. That afternoon, more than 400 Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) officers, under the command of Captain Mervin King, along with the FBI, California Highway Patrol, and Los Angeles Fire Department surrounded the neighborhood. The haunch leader of a SWAT team used a bullhorn to announce, "Occupants of 1466 East 54th Street, this is the Los Angeles Police Department speaking. Come out with your hands up!" A small child walked out, along with an older man. The man stated that no one else was in the house, but the child reported that several people were in the house with guns and ammo belts. After several other attempts to get anyone else to leave the house, a member of the SWAT team. fired tear gas projectiles into the house which was answered by heavy bursts of automatic gunfire, and the battle began.
    Two hours later, the house caught fire. The police again announced, "Come on out! The house is on fire! You will not be harmed."[citation needed] Two women left from the rear of the house and one came out the front (she had come in drunk the previous night, passed out, and woken up in the middle of a siege); all were taken into custody, but were found not to be S.L.A. members. Automatic weapons fire continued from the house. At this point Nancy Ling Perry and Camilla Hall came out of the house. Investigators working for their parents would claim they walked out intending to surrender and that they were unarmed but police later stated that Camilla Hall was shot in the head by police as she charged towards them and Perry was providing covering fire.[8] After Hall's body fell to the ground, it was pulled back inside the burning house by Angela Atwood. Nancy Ling Perry followed Hall out of the house, but she was shot twice in the back. Her body remained outside of the house.[9]
    The rest died inside, from combinations of smoke inhalation, burns and multiple gunshot wounds. According to the coroner's report, it was concluded that Donald DeFreeze committed suicide. After the shooting stopped and the fire was extinguished, nineteen firearms, including rifles, pistols, and shotguns were recovered. Several thousand rounds were reported fired into the home by police and they reported thousands of rounds being fired out of the house by the S.L.A. This remains one of the largest police shootouts in history with a reported total of over 9,000 rounds being fired. Not a single round fired by the SLA managed to find a target.
    The bodies of Nancy Ling Perry ("Fahizah"), Angela Atwood ("General Gelina"), Willie Wolfe (who was reported to be Patricia Hearst's lover and who bore the S.L.A. alias "Cujo"), Donald DeFreeze ("Cinque"), Patricia Soltysik ("Mizmoon," "Zoya"), were found, most of them huddled in a crawl space under the house, which had burned down around them.
    New broadcasting technology (smaller portable cameras and more nimble and versatile mobile units that made it easier to cover unfolding news events) had recently been acquired by area TV stations, so Hearst and the Harrises were able to watch the televised siege live from their hotel room in Anaheim.
    Return to the Bay Area

    As a result of the siege, the remaining S.L.A. members returned to the relative safety of the Bay Area and protection of student radical households. At this time a number of new members gravitated towards the S.L.A. (Stone 2004). The active participants at this time were: Bill and Emily Harris, Patty Hearst, Wendy Yoshimura, Kathleen and Steve Soliah, James Kilgore and Michael Bortin.
    Crocker Bank robbery

    On April 21, 1975, the remaining members of the S.L.A. robbed the Crocker National Bank in Carmichael, California, and in doing so killed Myrna Opsahl, a bank customer. Hearst claimed to have been sitting in the getaway car.[10]
    Much later, Patty Hearst, after being granted immunity from prosecution for this crime, claimed that Emily Harris, Sara Jane Olson, Michael Bortin, and James Kilgore actually committed the robbery, while she and Wendy Yoshimura were getaway drivers and William Harris and Steven Soliah acted as lookouts. Hearst also claimed that Opsahl was killed by Emily Harris, but that she was not a witness.
    Capture and conviction

    Patricia Hearst, after a long and highly publicized manhunt, was captured with Wendy Yoshimura in September 1975. In her affidavit, she claimed that S.L.A. members had used LSD to drug her and forced her to take part in the bank raid. However, Hearst's recorded statements, along with the fact that she had not escaped when she had the opportunity, made many think she had thrown in her lot with the revolutionaries. Despite her claims, she was convicted of the Hibernia Bank robbery and sentenced to seven years in prison, but only served 21 months when her sentence was commuted by US President Jimmy Carter. Eventually she was pardoned by President Bill Clinton.
    On August 21, 1975, Kathleen Soliah failed in her attempt to kill officers of the L.A.P.D. when the bombs she placed under a police car did not detonate.
    Soliah remained a fugitive, first in Rhodesia, and then in Minnesota under the alias Sara Jane Olson; she was married to a doctor and had three daughters.
    The FBI caught up with and arrested Sara Jane Olson in 1999 after a tip was received by the television show America's Most Wanted, which had aired her profile. In 2001, she pled guilty to possession of explosives with the intent to murder and was sentenced to two consecutive ten-years-to-life terms, after being told as part of plea bargain that she would serve only eight years.
    On January 16, 2002, first-degree murder charges for the killing of Myrna Opsahl were filed against Sara Jane Olson, the Harrises, Bortin, and Kilgore. All were living "above ground" and were immediately arrested except for James Kilgore, who remained at large for nearly another year.
    On November 7, Soliah, the Harrises, and Bortin pled guilty to those charges. Emily Harris, now known as Emily Montague, admitted to being the one holding the murder weapon, but said that the shotgun went off accidentally. Hearst claims that Montague had dismissed the murder at the time saying, "She was a bourgeois pig anyway. Her husband is a doctor." In court, Montague denied this and said "I do not want [the Opsahl family] to believe that we ever considered her life insignificant."
    Sentences were handed down on February 14, 2003 in Sacramento, California for all four defendants in the Opsahl murder case. Montague was sentenced to eight years for the murder (2nd degree). Her former husband, William Harris, got seven years, and Bortin got six years. Soliah has had six years added to the 14-year sentence she is already serving. All sentences were the maximum allowed under their plea bargains.
    On November 8, 2002 James Kilgore, who had been a fugitive since 1975, was arrested in South Africa and extradited to the United States to face federal explosives and passport fraud charges. Prosecutors alleged a pipe bomb was found in Kilgore's apartment in 1975, and that he obtained a passport under a false name. He pled guilty to the charges in 2003.[11]
    Sara Jane Olson was expecting a five-year, four-month sentence, but "in stiffening Olson's sentence two years ago, the prison board turned to a seldom-used section of state law, allowing it to recalculate sentences for old crimes in light of new, tougher sentencing guidelines."[12] Olson was sentenced to 14 years, later reduced to 13 years, plus six for her role in the Opsahl killing. Hearst had immunity because she was a state's witness, but as there was no trial she never testified.
    On April 26, 2004, Kilgore was sentenced to 54 months in prison for the explosives and passport fraud charges. He was the last remaining S.L.A. member to face federal prosecution.
    After serving six years of the prison sentence, Sarah Olsen was released on parole and reunited with her family in California on March 17, 2008.[13] After a discovery that her release was premature due to a clerical error, an arrest warrant was issued. She was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and notified that her right to travel out of state had been rescinded. She was returned to prison.[14]
    On March 17, 2009 Sarah Olsen was released, this time correctly after serving 7 years of her 14 year sentence. She was to check in with her parole officer in Los Angeles where it would be determined if she would be allowed to serve her parole in St. Paul, Minn. with her husband and three daughters. Several officials, including the Governor of Minnresota had urged for her to serve her parole in California however.[15]
    On May 10, 2009, James Kilgore was released from prison in California. He was the last captured S.L.A. member to be released.[16]
    Founding member Joseph Remiro remains in prison as of 2009.
    S.L.A. in film

    The S.L.A. distributed photographs, news releases and radio-quality taped interviews in which they explained their past activities to the press. The first television media frenzy, orchestrated by the S.L.A., occurred outside of the Hearst family residence at the time of Hearst's kidnapping.

    • Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, directed by Robert Stone, 2004. (Released under the alternate title : Neverland: The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army.)

    Dramas and docu-dramas

    • Abduction, directed by Joseph Zito, 1975. (Based on Black Abductors by Harrison James)
    • Tanya, directed by Nate Rodgers, 1976. (Also known as Sex Queen of the SLA)
    • Patty, (1976), directed by Robert L. Roberts.
    • Patty Hearst, based on Hearst's autobiography Every Secret Thing, directed by Paul Schrader, 1988. (Patty Hearst at the Internet Movie Database)


    • The Ordeal of Patty Hearst, 1979 (TV).


    • Citizen Tania, 1989 (video only), a satirical docudrama directed by Raymond Pettibon and Dave Markey.
    • The SLA was parodied as the "Ecumenical Liberation Army", complete with a black leader and kidnapped heiress, in the 1976 Sidney Lumet film Network.
    • Hearst's kidnapping was also the inspiration for the plot of the 2000 John Waters film Cecil B. Demented. (Patty Hearst had previously worked with Waters).
    • The SLA was also parodied in the film Anchorman 2: Wake Up Ron Burgundy where they were represented by the activist group "The Alarm Clock".
    • The computer game Liberal Crime Squad by Tarn Adams is, in part, a parody of the idea that a group like the SLA could make America "more liberal".
    • The SLA was parodied as the "Sunshine Carpet Cleaners" in Seinfeld Season 8, Episode 7 "The Checks" when Mr. Wilhelm is brainwashed by the Cleaning Crew and tells George that his name is now "Tania".
    • John Cusack portrays a self-proclaimed Symbionese rebel in the 1992 cult film Roadside Prophets.
    • The SLA was parodied as the "Semiconcious Liberation Army" in the cardgame Illuminati.
    • In the "A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn" episode of Just Shoot Me, Nina is said to have been a part of the SLA.

    S.L.A. in literature

    S.L.A. in music

    • In the 1976 Ramones song "Judy is a Punk" the protagonists, Jackie and Judy, "both went down to Frisco, joined the S.L.A.."
    • The 1976 Oingo Boingo song "You Got Your Baby Back" is about the return of Patty Hearst to her father after the kidnapping.
    • The 1979 song "American in Me" by the American punk rock band Avengers has the line "See how they burned the S.L.A."
    • The Misfits song "She" is about the kidnapped Patty Hearst.
    • The Camper Van Beethoven song "Tania", from the 1988 album Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, is about the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and her activities in the S.L.A.. The album's title is from a lyric in the song.
    • The Warren Zevon song "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" from 1978's Excitable Boy contains the lyric "Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun".
    • The 1974 Patti Smith rendition of the rock classic "Hey Joe" begins with a spoken word piece about Patty Hearst.
    • Rapper Ice Cube makes reference to Patty Hearst on his song "Cave Bitch" off of his CD Lethal Injection (1993).
    • English band Foals states "You are the Symbionese Liberation Army, and we are Foals" at the end of "XXXXX" [live] (2007).
    • American punk rock band Smoke or Fire has a song named "The Patty Hearst Syndrome" about Hearst's engagement in the S.L.A.

    Known and notable members

    Founding members

    • Russell Little (SLA pseudonym Osceola or Osi), arrested for the shooting of Marcus Foster. Little was in custody during the time that Patty Hearst was with the S.L.A. Little was sentenced to life in prison in April 1975, but in 1981 he was retried and acquitted of the Foster murder.
    • Joseph Remiro (Bo), arrested with Russell Little. Little and Remiro were the prisoners whom the S.L.A. intended to swap for Hearst. Remiro was sentenced to life in prison in April 1975. He is serving this sentence at San Quentin.
    • Donald DeFreeze (General Field Marshal Cinque Mtume), an escaped prisoner and the SLA's only African-American member
    • William (Willie) Wolfe (Cujo)
    • Angela Atwood (General Gelina)
    • Patricia Soltysik, aka Mizmoon Soltysik (Zoya)
    • Camilla Hall (Gabi), Soltysik's lover
    • Nancy Ling Perry (Fahizah)
    • Emily Harris (Yolanda)
    • William Harris (Teko), Emily Harris' husband, and eventual leader of the SLA

    Later members (after the Hearst kidnapping)

    • Patty Hearst (Tania)
    • Wendy Yoshimura, former member of the Revolutionary Army (a bombing group) with Willie Brandt
    • Kathleen Soliah, (a.k.a Sara Jane Olson) a friend of Atwood's. Soliah became involved when approached by the SLA after the shootout
    • Jim Kilgore, Kathleen Soliah's boyfriend
    • Steven Soliah, Kathleen Soliah's brother
    • Michael Bortin

    Associates and sympathisers

    • Josephine Soliah, Kathleen Soliah's sister
    • Bonnie Jean Wilder, Seanna, Sally (a friend of Remiro's), Bridget - all mentioned in Hearst's book Every Secret Thing as potential members
    • Micki and Jack Scott, rented a farmhouse in which SLA members hid for a period to write a book
    • James Michael Hamilton III (bomber), bomb maker. Died 2001.


    • Boulton, David. The Making Of Tania Hearst. Bergenfield, N.J., U.S.A.: New American Library, 1975. 224+[12] p., ill., ports., facsim., index, 22 cm. Also published: London, G.B.: New English Library, 1975.
    • Hearst, Patty, with Alvin Moscow, Patty Hearst: Her Own Story. New York: Avon, 1982. ISBN 0-380-70651-2. (Original title: Every Secret Thing.)
    • McLellan, Vin, and Paul Avery. The Voices of Guns: The Definitive and Dramatic Story of the Twenty-two-month Career of the Symbionese Liberation Army. New York: Putnam, 1977.
    • Weed, Steven, with Scott Swanton. My Search for Patty Hearst. New York: Warner, 1976. (Weed was Hearst's fiance at the time of the kidnapping. That was the end of their relationship.)
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    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Default Rolling Stones - "Inside Story" by Howard Kohn and David Weir October 23, 1975

    The October 23, 1975 issue of Rolling Stone featured an explosive cover: "The Inside Story," an account by Howard Kohn and David Weir of Patty Hearst's life as a fugitive with the Symbionese Liberation Army. Part One follows, describing Hearst's whereabouts following a May 1974 shootout in Los Angeles. Though most of the people in the group that had kidnapped Hearst died that day, Hearst and two of her captors, Bill and Emily Harris, went into hiding for over a year, crisscrossing the country, as this account details.
    Patty Hearst and Emily Harris waited on a grimy Los Angeles street, fighting their emotions as they listened to a radio rebroadcasting the sounds of their friends dying. On a nearby corner Bill Harris dickered over the price of a battered old car.
    Only blocks away, rifle cartridges were exploding in the dying flames of a charred bungalow. The ashes were still too hot to retrieve the bodies of the six S.L.A. members who had died hours before on the afternoon of May 17th, 1974.
    Bill Harris shifted impatiently as the car's owner patted a dented fender. "I want five bills for this mother."
    The S.L.A. survivors had only $400. Reluctantly Harris offered $350. The man quickly pocketed the money.
    Minutes later Bill picked up Patty and Emily and steered onto a freeway north to San Francisco. They drove all night -- the Harrises in the front seat of the noisy car and Patty in back, hidden under a blanket. They were too tense to sleep, each grappling with the aftershock of the fiery deaths.
    They exited twice at brightly lit service station clusters that flank Interstate 5, checking out each before picking what looked like the safest attendant. They made no other stops and reached San Francisco in the predawn darkness.
    The three fugitives drove to a black ghetto with rows of ramshackle Victorians -- and sought out a friend. Bill and Emily's knocks brought the man sleepy-eyed to the door.
    "You're alive!" Then he panicked. "You can't stay here. The whole state is gonna be crawling with pigs looking for you." He gave them five dollars and shut the door. "Don't come back."
    The Harrises returned to the car and twisted the ignition key. Patty poked her head out from under the blanket. "What's the matter? Why won't it start?"
    The fugitives had no choice -- to continue fiddling with the dead battery might attract attention -- so they abandoned the car. Walking the streets, however, was a worse alternative.
    "C'mon Tania," said Emily. "You better bring the blanket." Bill and Emily both carried duffel bags. Inside were weapons, disguises and tattered books.
    A few blocks away, under a faded Victorian, they spotted a crawl space, a gloomy cave for rats and runaway dogs. As Patty and the Harrises huddled in the dirt under the old house, the noise of a late-night party began in the living room above. Patty gripped her homemade machine gun. "The pigs must have found the car!"
    "Shhh." Came a whispered response. "Shut up, [expletive]. Please shut up!"
    They survived that night and spent the next two weeks in San Francisco, hiding in flophouses. Bill posed as a wino, Patty and Emily as dirty-faced old women. On June 2nd they boarded a bus, dropped 55 cents into the coinbox and headed across the Bay Bridge toward Berkeley. They were on their way to scout out a rally called to commemorate the death of S.L.A. member Angela Atwood. It was there that they got their first break.
    The fugitives had only a few crumpled dollars left. The rally seemed their best chance to find a benefactor. So Emily, wearing a tie-dyed shirt, cutoff jeans and a wig, melted into the crowd at Ho Chi Minh Park in Berkeley, the town that helped launch the Movement in the early Sixties.
    Emily recognized several faces from the California prison reform groups that had served as the crucible for her and most of the original S.L.A. members. But one of the speakers, Kathy Soliah, attracted her attention. Soliah, who had become friends with Atwood when both quit waitress jobs because they felt the uniforms were demeaning, told the crowd she now considered herself part of the S.L.A.
    Afterward Emily approached her and a few hours later the three fugitives were stashed in a small Berkeley flat, sipping tea and contemplating their next move.
    "You can only stay here a few days. But maybe I can find someplace else you can go."
    That hope soon faded. Other former S.L.A. sympathizers wanted no part in the new underground life. A few contributed money-- but not enough to buy another car. The fugitives were pale and weak from months of being away from sunshine and eating a diet of carryout hamburgers.
    Patty paced about the flat, putting her arms around her, dark eyes staring out the windows, measuring each passer-by as a potential enemy. They felt it was only a matter of time before they would be discovered -- in a few days they might be facing a police siege like their friends in Los Angeles. They kept their gun loaded, always within quick reach.
    Then after a week at the Berkeley flat, a friend stop by with an announcement: "I think I found someone who might help you. His name is Jack Scott and he wants to write a book about the S.L.A."
    On February 4th, 1974, while Patty Hearst was being kidnapped, Jack Scott was confronting his own private crisis. A few months earlier he had considered himself a Movement radical working successfully within the system. As Oberlin College's athletic director he had hired the school's first black coaches, opened its athletic facilities to poor people from the community and shocked the alumni by declaring his unconcern for football scores. He also had authored three controversial sports books and founded the Institute for the Study of Sports and Society (I.S.S.S.). The sports world regarded Scott as a daring and influential pioneer.
    When Oberlin's administration changed hands in early 1974, however, he had been forced out of his job, He had dedicated nearly ten years to his work in sports. Now at age 32, he began to wonder if all that time had been wasted.
    Jack and his wife, Micki, moved to an apartment in New York where they continued to run the I.S.S.S. and Jack signed a contract to write his autobiography for William Morrow Publishers.
    But Jack remained despondent. He stayed indoors, watched television and slept 12 hours a day. Twice a day he went out to corner newsstands and bought copies of the Times, the Post and the Daily News. Judging by the headlines, the only thing happening was the advent of an off-the-wall political militia calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army.
    "S.L.A. Kidnaps Newspaper Heiress"
    "S.L.A. Demands $200 Million in Food for Poor"
    The S.L.A.'s rhetoric and tactics seemed to parody what the Movement had become. But Jack's initial scorn turned to curiosity as the headlines piled up.
    "Patty Hearst Joins S.L.A."
    "Patty Helps Rob Bank"
    The media also was unable to make up its mind. Were they crazies? Or young idealists fed up with working through the system? Did their tactics signal an emerging guerrilla violence in the United States? Was Patty Hearst in fact an S.L.A. soldier now?
    Jack's own doubts about the viability of peaceful reform began to crystalize in the continuing media debate over Patty Hearst and the S.L.A. At dinnertime he flicked the television knob from one network news show to another so he could monitor each bizarre twist in the case. By early May he was a walking encyclopedia on the subject.
    He began spending his days in the offices of New York's book publishers. Jack was persuaded that the S.L.A. symbolized the pent-up frustration of the Movement. He wanted to write a book that placed the S.L.A. in a historical perspective.
    But the publishers weren't interested in Jack's theories. A Doubleday editor told him he'd have to talk to people who knew how the S.L.A. was formed before he could get a book contract.
    Then Jack's book negotiations and his television watching were interrupted by live camera footage of the six flaming deaths in Los Angeles. He felt the S.L.A. had been executed without a trial.
    Flushed by anger, Jack boarded an airplane two weeks later and headed for Berkeley. He had spent six years there studying for his doctorate in educational psychology. He'd been a Goldwater supporter when he first arrived but, like thousands of others, had been radicalized.
    Now he sought out old Movement friends who had ties to the underground. They introduced him to a friend of the Harrises. He explained his book idea and asked about the couple. He was told Emily's disappointments as a teacher in Indiana, Bill's disgust after a military tour in Vietnam, their migration to California, their attempts to hold classes at prisons, the harsh reaction of prison officials to their suggested changes, their disillusionment that grew into cynicism and violence.
    Then the friend cautiously introduced a possibility that had seemed a million-to-one shot.
    "How'd you like to meet some people who could tell you even more about Bill and Emily -- and about Patty?"
    Jack understood the question's implications. He was intrigued. If a meeting with the three surviving members of the S.L.A. actually could be arranged, he was willing to go along.
    At 2:00 the next afternoon he was at the corner of Telegraph and Dwight Way. For nearly an hour he stood uncomfortably in the sun. He was easily recognized -- thinning hair, professional beard and wire-rimmed glasses. But no one approached him. Then, as he began to walk away, he was stopped by a short dark man dressed in a white tennis outfit carrying a tennis racket. The man gave Jack an address and told him to come by that evening.
    Jack wasn't sure the man was Bill Harris. He wasn't sure he wanted to know. Apprehension began welling up. He circled the block several times before finally knocking on the door. A face looked out from behind a curtain. The door opened and Jack walked into a room prepared for a police invasion. Mattresses were piled against the doors and next to the windows. Rifles that had been converted to automatic machine guns were lined up next to a pair of duffel bags. Grenades were stacked in strategic corners. One gun was cradled by a short unsmiling woman.
    She was Tania, Patricia Campbell Hearst, the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst. Emily Harris was the only other one in the room. She came forward and smiled tentatively, "I'm Yolanda." Then the man in the tennis outfit emerged from another room and gripped Jack's hand, "I'm Teko."
    The fugitives said nothing further for a few moments, absorbed in watching their impact on the visitor. They noted Jack's apprehensive glance toward the guns leaning against the walls. He seemed suitably impressed with their military accouterments.
    "You said you were interested in the S.L.A.," Bill said. "That's why we invited you here. The most important thing at this time, you must understand, is to help us."
    Jack sat down and went through a long nervous explanation of how and why he had agreed to this meeting. He was collecting information for a book. He wanted to present an accurate portrayal of the S.L.A. that probed beneath the screaming headlines. They could help by telling the full story of their involvement.
    "Okay," Bill answered. "We know you want to do a book. But right now we don't know if we're gonna be around long enough to read it. Aren't our lives more important than you're book?"
    Jack nodded. He had over $40,000 that he'd been paid by Oberlin College after he'd threatened to sue for breach of contract. The fugitives were welcome to some of that money.
    For Patty and the Harrises this was an incredible offer. "That's just what we need," said Emily. "We can take the money and rent some place out in the country and lay back while things cool out."
    But Jack was already having second thoughts. He felt equivocal about the S.L.A.'s previous tactics. And he didn't want to be involved if they were planning more violence.
    "There is one condition." Jack's quiet voice was firm. The fugitives turned quickly in his direction, their faces stiff and challenging. Jack ignored the sudden change and plunged ahead.
    "I can't help you unless you get rid of those guns."
    "Who the [expletive] are you!" Patty stepped forward, her mouth tight with contempt.
    Jack was red in the face but he did not retreat. "I won't help you unless you give up your weapons."
    The mood in the house was electric with tension. The fugitives had gambled on Jack by inviting him to their hideout. They were pretending that their act was more together than it was. Realistically, they could not leave Berkeley without the kind of money Jack had.
    Bill spoke. His tone was taut and blunt. "Listen, we can't stay in this house much longer. Like Yolanda says, we need a place in the country where we can get our [expletive] together. I'll be honest. We need your help. We'll work with you on the book. But our weapons are our only protection. We all feel the same way. When we joined the S.L.A. we understood we'd have to be armed at all times."
    The discussion continued. The fugitives were weary. But they clung to the S.L.A. tenet of armed struggle. Jack could not make up his mind. Seven years before, during a "Stop the Draft Week" in Oakland, he and his wife, Micki, had converted their van into a make-shift medical center to treat students who had been clubbed and bloodied by the police. That had been their introduction to the Movement and had set a pattern for their style of radicalism: Their house was open to draft resisters, evicted tenants and others needing a sanctuary.
    It was past midnight. Maybe the morning would bring a clearer decision. Jack rose to go.
    "You can't leave." Emily's command was precise. "You might attract attention."
    Now Jack was scared. In his fantasies the police had the house surrounded and were moving in for another climactic fusillade.
    But the fugitives gave him no choice. He was told to sleep sandwiched between Emily and Patty. Positioned at the head of their bed was an arsenal of guns and grenades. Bill turned out the lights and Jack lay back, staring at the ceiling. He couldn't sleep. Thirty minutes passed. It seemed like decades. Then a loud crash jarred everyone upright. Patty rolled over and grabbed a gun in a single motion that she had practiced many times in the dark. "It's the pigs," she whispered.
    Someone had knocked over a garbage can in the alley. Nobody said a word as the three fugitives trained their guns on the entrances. Slowly Bill pulled back a curtain and peered out. He turned to the rest and grinned. "It's only a cat."
    Jack forced himself to laugh. The others joined in, a trace of hysteria showing in their smiles.
    Beneath the bravado in the gun-filled room, Jack realized, there was a sense of deepening desperation. His mind was made up. If the S.L.A. survivors surrendered their guns, he'd help them find a haven, spend some time with them, get to know them -- and write his book.
    He settled into a fitful sleep, his nightmares filled with roaring flames and exploding cartridges. His face still felt hot from the dream flames when Bill shook him awake. The fugitives had gotten up early and had reached their own decision.
    "We've talked it over. If you'll help us get out of here, we'll leave our guns behind."
    Waiting at a pay phone for Jack to call was a new and unnerving experience for Micki. He had sounded very mysterious when he'd called their New York apartment earlier in the day. Without an explanation he'd asked Micki to locate an unoccupied pay phone, call him with the pay phone and then wait for his return call.
    Jack and Micki liked to work closely. Through 12 years of living together their careers often had intertwined in both sports and politics. She frequently ran the I.S.S.S. and recently she'd begun writing a master's thesis in sports sociology and started work on a profile of women in sports that was to be her first book. Friends considered her more radical than Jack.
    Micki stood fidgeting in the phone booth. It felt like a sweat box.
    The phone rang. Jack's voice was shaking. "We're going to have three guests living with us -- some people who need total privacy." Micki didn't want to ask any questions over the phone but she guessed who the guests were. She hadn't shared Jack's initial fascination for the S.L.A. But now she was excited at the chance she'd be meeting people who might be revolutionaries.
    Jack and Micki had planned to find a rural retreat away from muggy New York for the summer to complete their books. That plan had been delayed while Jack flew to Berkeley but now he asked her to start looking for a farmhouse.
    Micki began clipping out classified ads from the Times and the Village Voice. For five consecutive days she searched the New York and Pennsylvania countryside. She inspected ten houses. None were appropriate. The 11th was a wooden two-story house that stood unpretentiously by a dirt road three hours west of New York and a half-hour northeast of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where Jack had been a high-school athlete 15 years before. The house was owned by a New York City fireman who wanted $2000 for a summer's rent. Micki wrote a check and phoned Jack.
    Jack's schedule also had been hectic. The fugitives had been outfitted in new clothes to help them blend into Middle America. Their hair had been neatly trimmed and combed. The new disguises passed their first test with encouraging ease when Bill happened to walk past the captain of the Oakland police "Red Squad," a unit set up to monitor Bay Area radicals. "I almost fell over when I saw him," Bill told the others back at the hideout. "But he just glanced at me and kept right on walking."
    The next major problem was transportation. Too many wanted posters had been circulated to risk planes or trains. They would have to split up and travel by car. Bill and Emily would get rides from two friends. But Jack would have to chauffer Patty. None of their other friends was willing to drive 3000 miles with the most famous fugitive in the country.
    Jack's curiosity outweighed his fears. He wanted answers to the questions that had been nagging him. Why had Patty converted to the S.L.A.? Had she been tortured? Or brainwashed? Or was she still a hostage? She had been the most hostile to Scott's demand that the fugitive disarm and she had yet to speak a friendly word to him. But maybe that was a ploy to fool the Harrises. Once free of them, she might want to return to her parents and boyfriend.
    Emily and her escort left on Friday night. The fugitives felt there was some chance the FBI had the group under surveillance and was waiting to pick them up separately on the highway. So they set up a signal. The others wouldn't leave until Emily called from Nevada.
    They expected her call by Saturday afternoon but the phone was silent all Saturday. Jack listened to the radio. There was no news of Emily's apprehension. But that did not calm him. If the feds were laying an ambush, there would be a news blackout.
    By Sunday noon Emily still had not phoned. There had been a prearranged deadline. If she didn't call by five o'clock Sunday afternoon, they'd be sure she'd been caught. At five minutes to five the phone rang.
    "Hi," said Emily cheerily, "we're in Iowa."
    Emily and her companion had misunderstood the signal. They thought the plan was for her to call at five on Sunday. Bill started to rebuke Emily for breach of orders. But he was too relieved to hear she was safe. "Stay strong. We'll see you in about a week."
    An hour later Jack and Patty were on the freeway outside Berkeley. They were dressed in sports clothes and carried tennis rackets on the back ledge of their car. Tennis rackets somehow seemed a perfect complement to any well-mannered disguise. They were still only across the bay from the Hillsborough mansion where she grew up. As far as Jack knew this was the first time since her kidnapping that Patty had been away from the S.L.A. He stopped the car and awkwardly began a conversation he'd been rehearsing in his mind.
    "Please don't take this the wrong way. But I want you to know that I'm willing to drive you anywhere you want to go. You don't have to go to Pennsylvania. I'll take you anywhere.."
    Patty looked incredulous. She shifted into a corner of the car farthest from Jack.
    He wasn't sure how to interpret her fear. "You can go anywhere you want," he repeated.
    "I want to go where my friends are going."
    Patty eyed Jack suspiciously. She was ready to bolt if he turned the car toward Hillsborough. Jack's embarrassment rushed across his face. He rammed the gear shift into first and silently resumed their journey east. Patty stayed in her corner of the car and held herself rigidly, as if waiting for Jack to apologize. He offered small talk, unwilling to concede her opinion that he had blundered inexcusably.
    The tension building between them kept them both awake. They were in Reno before Jack suggested stopping for sleep. Patty nodded assent. She stayed in the car while Jack registered for a motel room.
    The room was furnished with only one bed. Patty gave a wary glance to it and then to Jack.
    "I don't want you to get the wrong idea about me," he tried to reassure her. "I got a room with one bed because we're registered as a married couple. But I don't want you to think you have to have sex with me. In fact, I don't think we should have sex. I don't want you to feel later that you were coerced in any way. All I'd like is to have a warm body next to me." The hardness around Patty's mouth softened and she smiled for the first time since he'd met her. "Don't worry about it. I'm not into sex with anybody right now. I loved Cujo too much..." Cujo -- Willie Wolfe -- had been killed in Los Angeles. They went to bed exhausted and fell into an uneasy sleep.
    The next day Patty ate her meals in the car. Even standing in line at a McDonalds was a risk. Millions had seen her picture on the evening news and the cover of Newsweek or heard her soft, distinctive voice on radio broadcasts of the S.L.A. communiqués.
    For most of the previous four months she had been cooped up inside. Her excursions outside twice had ended in gunfire. Now she was driving across country through an FBI dragnet that already had employed more agents than any other civilian case.
    The strain of the past months was showing. To Patty the passing world was populated by an army of undercover agents. Once, as Jack showed up to ease past a construction site, she ducked and whispered in a half shriek: "did you see that guy? I know he's a pig."
    "C'mon, he's a highway flagman. Don't be so uptight."
    When Jack pulled in for gas she frequently demanded he speed away as an attendant approached. "I don't like the way he looks," she'd explain. "He looks like a pig."
    Patty's repeated reviling of "pigs" soon lead to a discussion about the political criterion for such a classification. Patty took the position that a pig was anyone who did not give wholehearted support to the S.L.A. Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, for instance, were pigs because they'd criticized the S.L.A. tactics. Patty sounded like what she was -- a new convert to radical thinking,
    Jack pointed out Fonda and Hayden's untiring work to end the Vietnam war. "It's one thing to disagree with them but it's another thing to call them pigs. We have to recognize who our friends are and who our enemies are."
    Patty sneered and changed the subject. What sort of an author was Jack Scott? She had never read any of his books.
    He had written about sports, he explained. He believed that athletes had a right not to be treated like cows at an auction. His books challenged those attitudes.
    "I don't see how sports is relevant to anything at all," Patty said. "Certainly not to the revolution."
    Jack did not reply.
    For the rest of the trip they reached an uneasy accord. Their conversations were confined to those logistics necessary to reach the Scott apartment in New York.
    Emily had arrived there four days earlier, She and her escort had had a bad scare just as they crossed the city limits. A fleet of police cars, sirens blaring, had raced up from behind and pulled over the car ahead of them.
    But once at the apartment Emily was warm and relaxed. Micki happily greeted her. The two women shared a sense of humor, an emerging feeling of feminism and the anxiety of waiting for the others.
    The next day was spent in search of a medical clinic that didn't require ID cards and Social Security numbers. For a couple of weeks Emily has been convinced she was pregnant. She had to find out for sure because a baby could dramatically affect her underground lifestyle.
    Emily was prepared for a positive test. Throughout history other revolutionary women had delivered babies while waging guerrilla war. But when the results proved negative Emily was relieved. The fugitives still faced so many other hassles.
    Jack and Patty had made it to New York without mishap. But Bill had called with disheartening news. His ride had fallen through. The driver's girlfriend had found out and pressured the driver to call it off. Bill was stranded in Berkeley.
    A meeting was convened in the Scott living room to deal with the crisis. "Since Teko isn't here I'm in command," Emily began. "I'll decide what to do."
    Emily's tone had changed. She was speaking in the same strident terms as Patty.
    Jack stopped her with an impatient wave. "Wait a minute. What's this [expletive] about you being in command?"
    Patty stood up and confronted jack as if addressing a backward schoolboy. "In our unit Teko is first in command, Yolanda is second and I'm third. You were under my command on the trip out here and you're under Yolanda's command now."
    His face reddening, Scott exploded. "What the [expletive] are you talking about? I'm not part of the S.L.A.! I'm not taking orders from anyone. I'm the one who got you here. If you're going to think of me as a soldier, I'll take you back to Berkeley and leave you where I found you. If any decisions are to be made around here, we're going to make them collectively -- or not at all."
    Emily waited until Jack finished, then nodded quietly. "Okay. I guess you didn't understand how the S.L.A. functions. Teko should have made it clear to you. I think it'd be a great idea if we called Teko and talked directly to him."
    Jack and Emily marched to a nearby pay phone and dialed Berkeley. Bill was diplomatic. He assumed blame for not briefing Jack about the S.L.A.'s hierarchical structure. All of that could be discussed more rationally when he reached the East Coast.
    "The crucial thing is that I get out of here." Bill paused. Jack's anger had cooled. "It would be a great help if you could come back and ride with me." Jack's nerves were still on edge from four days of sitting next to Patty. But if Bill were caught, they'd all be in trouble.
    "I'll be there as soon as I can." Jack flew to Berkeley and borrowed a car.
    Bill and Jack opted for a southern route below the Rockies and across the Great Plains. They posed as a gay couple. On the back ledge were the same tennis rackets that Jack and Patty had carried a week before -- he had brought them west again in his suitcase.
    Jack found himself enjoying the second trip much more then the first. The two men had common interests, had played sports and could talk without rhetorical interference. Bill was not as preoccupied by the chance he'd be recognized. They ate together in restaurants and at one point changed a flat tire for an old couple stopped by the side of the highway.
    Their only tense moment came in Indiana near Bill's hometown. They were standing in line at the cash register of a roadside cafe when a phalanx of state highway patrolmen got up from a nearby table and appeared to converge on them.
    Bill hurriedly walked out, leaving behind his coffee-to-go and an extremely nervous companion. Jack quickly paid the bill and raced after Bill. But the unblinking state cops took no notice of the pair.
    The Pennsylvania farmhouse which Micki had rented stood on a bluff overlooking miles of rolling farmland. But the 87-acre spread had seldom seen a plow. The previous owner had spent 30 years trying a smallmouth bass in three small ponds that lay 100 yards behind the house in thick stands of alfalfa and timothy grass. An aging windmill had been used to circulate air through the ponds was the only surviving testament to the experiment. The bass all had been fished out; the fugitives found only bullheads and a few undersized pickerel.
    But that served to make the farm more isolated. Fishermen never bothered with the weedy ponds. The few motorists who bumped past the house were introspective farmers who lived down the road out sight and earshot.
    The house was also ideal. From the outside it loomed tall and weathered. Dirty white paint peeled onto waist-high weeds that nearly hid an old and temperamental water tank. On the second floor was a balcony with a wrought-iron railing. Below was a screened in porch with hanging lamp where evenings could be spent listening to the litany of frogs and crickets. Inside were four bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, dining room, dining room and attic -- an expansive layout for three people who'd been sleeping on floors in cramped apartments.
    Mornings brought rich sunrises flooding over the Pocono Mountains, driving the black flies and mosquitoes into the shade of a clump of trees that bordered the rear of the farm. By midmorning the fugitives were out lying in the sun like three white-bellied bass tossed on the banks of the ponds. Patty spent long hours on a grassy hummock. The Harrises adapted to the sun more slowly. Within days, however, all three were a crimson brown. The Pennsylvania summer seemed to relax and rejuvenate the fugitives. They read Marx and Debray during the morning cool, then went sunning and swimming, chasing each other into the water. They picked wild blackberries from bushes growing across the road and dropped hook and line in search of the scavenger fish they grew to like cooked with butter and onions.
    Bill carefully instructed Patty how to avoid a bullhead's spiny fins or a pickerel's fearsome teeth when tearing them off a hook. But Patty gleefully ignored the advice and grabbed them barehanded, shrugging off the resulting cuts and bites. When on bullhead fell off her hook, she lurched headlong into the pond after it.
    Patty's feistiness amazed the others. She was the first to try skinny-dipping in the muddy ponds. The others had joined in until Bill emerged from the water one day clutching his penis. "Something bit me," he yelped. "And Christ does it hurt." One of the watersnakes in the pond had nipped him.
    "I think you're going to live," smiled Emily. "But your [expletive] days may be numbered."
    "I'd like to see you go in there now," came back his taunt.
    Suddenly their bantering was interrupted: Patty laughed, slipped off her clothes and jumped into the pond. During childhood summers at her family's estates Patty had learned to like snakes. Now whenever she'd find one curled up behind the farmhouse she'd pick it up to show the others. But no one else would touch them.
    In their political study sessions Emily and Micki were Patty's mentors. "Tania is a sister," Emily told Micki. "But she's still learning." The two older women became close. Sometimes they'd have long conversations about feminism while sitting on the kitchen floor drinking coffee. Micki confided that she'd felt a little jealous when Jack was traveling across the country with a woman she had not then met. Emily replied that she and Bill tried not to be so possessive of each other. They were working it out intellectually, she said, but deep down some jealousies were not yet erased. Emily's candor was a welcome surprise. The two women hugged and laughed.
    By the end of June the Scotts were at ease with Patty, Bill and Emily. The only squabble was the amount of time the Scotts were spending at the farm. Jack and Micki had decided to resume working a few days each week at I.S.S.S. so they could see their New York friends without inviting them to the farm. Because it was a six-hour round trip, they quickly tired of a daily commute and the fugitives sometimes were left by themselves for days at a time.
    But while in New York the Scotts sought out Wendy Yoshimura, another fugitive whose friends had helped Jack find the S.L.A. survivors in Berkeley. Wendy had gone underground in 1972 after being accused in the bombing of a Navy ROTC building in Berkeley. She had been born in a U.S. concentration camp -- like many Japanese families, hers had been interned for much of World War II -- had attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and had worked as a waitress.
    Through mutual friends the Scotts arranged a meeting. Wendy explained that she was working as a waitress again and was hoping to save $500 by the end of the summer so she could return to the West Coast. Jack asked her to move into the farmhouse and offered to pay her the $500. She agreed and soon became a senior adviser and companion to the S.L.A. fugitives.
    The Scotts tried to provide everything the fugitives wanted. Micki had stocked the house with food, books and other supplies. When more was needed she sometimes accompanied Emily on shopping trips to Scranton. The fugitives also had new disguises. Patty's hair had been cut to affect a boyish look. Both Bill and Emily had lightened their dark hair with red tints. But the fugitives still worried about unexpected visitors. So Jack tried to recruit another person whom Patty and the Harrises could contact in emergencies. In early July he brought out Jay Weiner, a sportswriter friend and summer intern from the Long Island newspaper Newsday. Jack had only hinted about his farmhouse guests and Weiner was not prepared to meet members of the FBI's Most Wanted List. Weiner smiled when he was introduced to "Judy," "Susan," "Alan" and "Joan" and pretended not to know who they were. After supper Jack took Weiner for a walk toward the ponds and began to explain the situation. "I don't want to know what's going on," Weiner replied. "I don't want to get involved."
    Weiner agreed to keep his visit a secret but the episode left everyone disappointed.
    A few days later a local fix-it man, hired by the landlord, stopped in to mow the weeds and grass around the house. Micki was there to greet him while the others -- who were not listed as tenants -- scampered out of view. Micki chatted amiably and helped the man yank out weeds, taking the opportunity to rescue an indigenous three foot marijuana stalk that the fugitives had found and were planning to harvest.
    The cannabis supplied them with an adequate number of joints since they seldom toked or drank, a security precaution based on the S.L.A.'s longstanding distrust of drugs. In conversations with the Scotts the fugitives explained that heavy drug users, in the judgment of the S.L.A., usually became paranoid egotists.
    Jack and Micki had avoided discussing the issue of how far they would go to protect the S.L.A. survivors. But one evening while Jack was driving to the farm a radio news flash suddenly confronted him with the dilemma. "We have a report that the S.L.A. has been located. Police have surrounded their hideout and Patty Hearst's parents are being flown to the scene to plead with their daughter for her surrender. Keep tuned for further details."
    The fugitives were alone at the house. Jack swallowed hard. His hands jitterbugged on the wheel. Should he somehow try to divert the police? Try to negotiate a peaceful surrender? Or should he turn around and flee back to New York?
    His foot stayed jammed against the accelerator. He had to see for himself what was happening. From a mile away the farm seemed dark. He couldn't see any police floodlights or red flashers. As he turned onto the dirt road the radio announced a follow-up report. "From Los Angeles, word has been received that the S.L.A. sighting was a mistake. Police say that a secretary who lived alone was mistakenly identified as Patty Hearst. This has been another false lead in the hunt for the missing heiress." Jack's heart stopped hammering. But his face was still ashen as he entered the farmhouse. "Good God," Bill greeted him quizzically. "You look like you just got out of prison."
    Jack slumped to a chair and told his story of the two radio announcements. Everybody smiled and patted Jack on the back.
    The camaraderie carried over to the following days. Jack was asked to teach a basic set of exercises. He fashioned weights from concrete blocks for muscle building and led the fugitives through wind sprints to restore their strength and stamina.
    Races were held between a rickety barn and a finish line marked by a child's rusting yellow swing set. Patty was surprisingly swift. Jack, once an outstanding sprinter himself, was hard pressed to outrun her. He had begun to like Patty. She enjoyed joking around and displayed an exuberance that had been impossible to imagine two weeks before. Her snappishness had dissipated.
    She still chided Jack about the political irrelevancy of sports and his work at the I.S.S.S. But she exercised daily under his rigorous tutelage. During one hard run she stepped in a gopher hole and crashed forward on a twisted ankle. She limped back to the house hanging onto Jack's shoulder. There he massaged and taped the ligaments. A similar injury had ended Jack's athletic career and ruined his shot at the Olympics when he was Patty's age.
    Patty spent the afternoon resting on the porch. Jack stayed with her and they began to talk about Patty's conversion to the S.L.A.
    Patty Hearst and Steven Weed were home in their Berkeley apartment watching The Magician on TV at nine o'clock on the foggy night of February 4th, 1974. The young couple lived together in something that used to be called sin and smoked and occasional joint. But in Berkeley they were considered straight.
    Outside, a stolen 1964 Chevrolet Impala convertible pulled up in front and dimmed its lights. Donald DeFreeze, Willie Wolfe and Nancy Ling Perry emerged and moved silently to apartment number four. Perry rang the doorbell while DeFreeze and Wolfe waited in the shadows. Perry hunched over held a hand to her face. "I just had a car accident out front. Could you..?"
    Weed cracked open the door and DeFreeze and Wolfe burst in, brandishing guns, knocking him to the floor and kicking him in the face with heavy boots. They grabbed Patty and carried her kicking and screaming to the waiting car. There they shoved her into the trunk with a brusque order: "Get in and keep quiet."
    Patty was scared and half-naked but she stared hard-eyed at her kidnappers. "Don't give me any [expletive]."
    Even in those first terrible moments Patricia Campbell Hearst managed to summon up the daring arrogance that had been her style through 19 years of life as an heiress to the Hearst fortune.
    Her parents had provided every indulgence, tolerated her dope smoking, her sneaking out to rock concerts at San Francisco's Fillmore auditorium and her faded blue jeans. When she couldn't accept the Catholic school discipline that required her to scrub toilets for breaking petty rules, her parents transferred her to a more flexible nonsectarian school.
    It was there she met Weed, a math teacher and the school's most eligible bachelor. Two years later, when she was 18, she moved in with him. Her parents initially disapproved and Patty briefly worked at paying her own bills, holding a $2.25 per hour job in a department store for four months. But when she gave that up to return to school, her father paid for her books, tuition and the out-of-wedlock apartment as well. Over the next year her father supplied enough money to buy expensive prints from her grandfather's collection, Persian rugs, a tenth-century Persian manuscript and dozens of plants.
    Patty was not used to discomfort. Her life had been insulated from real-life drama and pain. She assumed her father would quickly ransom her. She was kept blindfolded in a stuffy, closet-sized room with a bare light bulb and a portable cot. There were no windows and it was hot. She lost track of time and didn't feel like eating. She was told her parents loved money more than her.
    She was not raped or starved or otherwise brutalized. But Donald DeFreeze, the S.L.A. leader known as Cinque, kept up a constant intimidation. He berated her and her family for being part of a ruling class that was sucking blood from the common people.
    "Your mommy and daddy are insects," he yelled. "They should be made to crawl on their hands and knees like insects if they want you back."
    Patty tried to defend her parents. They had not hurt anyone. They were good people. Cinque was wrong. He had never met them.
    But Patty feared Cinque. He told her she'd be killed if her parents did not meet the S.L.A.'s demands, and she believed him.
    So Patty grew impatient as the ransom negotiations bogged down. "I felt my parents were debating how much I was worth," she later told Jack. "Like they figured I was worth $2 million but I wasn't worth $10 million. It was a terrible feeling that my parents could think of me in terms of dollars and cents. I felt sick all over."
    It angered her when her father visited San Quentin and reported that the living conditions there were fine.
    The S.L.A. had informed him that her living quarters were identical to those in San Quentin. Her father seemed to be saying that tiny cells, stale air and gloomy walls were an acceptable environment for his daughter. And she became alarmed when heavily armed FBI agents raided a house where they thought she was being held. She felt her parents were recklessly allowing the FBI to risk her life.
    After a while it seemed that her parents had given her up for dead. "It's really depressing to hear people talk about me like I was dead," she said in her taped statement. "I can't explain what it's like." Her mother had taken to wearing black and speaking of Patty in the past tense. Worse, her mother had ignored an S.L.A. demand by accepting another appointment from then governor Ronald Reagan as a regent of the University of California.
    "I felt like I could kill her when she did that," Patty said. "My own mother didn't care whether the S.L.A. shot me or not."
    By degrees her disillusionment with her parents turned into sympathy for the S.L.A. Cinque was the first to perceive the change. He rewarded her by allowing her to roam about the San Francisco apartment that served as the S.L.A. headquarters. For a month she had been kept in a small "isolation chamber" approximating a San Quentin "hole." She'd become weak and could barely stand up. To be able to walk freely from one room to another seemed the world's greatest pleasure.
    Cinque tempered his frequent beratings of her. Patty was urged to attend the S.L.A.'s daily political study sessions. She was invited to listen to the S.L.A. national anthem, an eerie jazz composition of wind and string that Cinque had selected. And she was furnished with statistical evidence and quotations from George Jackson and Ruchell Magee that promoted her political development. Less than ten percent of the U.S. population controls 90% of its wealth. Some people eat catered meals while others starve. Some can afford fancy lawyers while others rot in jail. Some live off their inheritances while others squalor in despair.
    Patty was shown a long list of the Hearst family holdings -- nine newspapers, 13 magazines, four TV and radio stations, a silver mine, a paper mill and prime real estate. Her parents clearly were part of the ruling elite. That's why they had quibbled over the ransom money. That's why they had handed out turkey giblets instead of steaks during the food giveaway that the S.L.A. had demanded. Money meant everything to the economic class of her parents. And the only power that could fight that money was the power that came out of the barrel of a gun. It was a political philosophy that had bored her when Weed and his doctoral student friends had discussed it in their Berkeley apartment. But Cinque's rough eloquence was more persuasive than the abstract talk of graduate students. The S.L.A.'s motives made sense. They wanted to redistribute the Hearst wealth to more needy people. It was her parents -- and the economic class they represented -- who were to blame for her misery and the misery of countless others.
    The S.L.A. members encouraged her radicalization. They hugged her, called her sister and ended her loneliness. Patty's conversion was as much emotional as political.
    Seven weeks after she was kidnapped, Patty asked to join the S.L.A. Despite their new respect for her, most of the S.L.A. soldiers were opposed. Patty would deprive them of mobility because her face was so easily recognized. She could not be counted on in emergencies. She did not have the guerrilla training the others had.
    But Cinque wanted her to become a comrade in arms. Cinque was the undisputed leader of the S.L.A. His experiences were of broken families, hungry children, prison bars. He was an escaped convict, a black among eight whites, a man of violence and wild boasts. None of the others even had police records. They looked on him as a guru. Patty's conversion was proof of his power and strength.
    Cinque -- and Patty -- prevailed. On April 3rd she announced in a communiqué that hereafter she was an S.L.A. soldier. "I have chosen to stay and fight," she said. Her parents only pretended to save her. They were liars. "The things which are precious to [them] are their money and power. It should be obvious that people who don't even care about their own children couldn't possibly care about anyone else."
    But Patty's statement contained a final plea to Steven Weed. "I wish you could be a comrade," she said. For three years she believed herself in love with Weed. She knew him to be weak-willed and unromantic. But she secretly hoped he'd do something daring and loving. He styled himself a radical. Perhaps he'd find a way to join her.
    Instead he spoke to her from Dick Cavett's panel show with words of condescension. Patty was brainwashed, Weed said. She would come to her senses if he had a chance to be alone with her.
    "Frankly, Steven is the one who sounds brainwashed," Patty shot back in her next communiqué. "I can't believe those weird words he uttered were from his heart."
    Weed was Patty's last tie to her former life. She had loved him, been faithful to him, pleaded for a show of understanding. He'd betrayed her. He was, as Cinque had labeled him much earlier, an "ageist, sexist pig." Patty began sleeping with 23-year-old Willie Wolf whom she called Cujo. Of the three men in the S.L.A., Wolfe was the closest to Patty in age and background. The son of a Pennsylvania doctor, he'd attended private schools, been a varsity swimmer, sports editor of the school paper and gotten roughed up in antiwar demonstrations. He'd spent a summer working with kids in Harlem, then spurned the Yale family tradition and enrolled at Berkeley, where he'd roomed with S.L.A. member Russell Little and met Cinque.
    He subsequently joined the S.L.A. combat unit that assassinated the Oakland superintendent of schools and wounded his assistant. (Patty told Jack that Wolfe also helped Cinque kidnap her. She said Weed was mistaken when he identified both of his assailants as black men.) Violence once had turned Patty off. Now she found it appealing. She learned to use converted rifles, practiced "keeping my ass down" while crawling through Cinque's homemade obstacle course and took part in a bank robbery to prove herself to the S.L.A.
    After the robbery the S.L.A. switched its headquarters from a racially mixed neighborhood to an all-black one in San Francisco. The eight white S.L.A. members moved their clothes, guns and bullets in daylight -- they were wearing Afro wigs and a black-face disguise that was smeared on so professionally that several observers mistook them for blacks. They left behind papers and other paraphernalia in a bathtub filled with acid and excrement beneath a spray-painted sign that read: "Here it is, pigs. Have fun getting it."
    In early May they moved again, driving south to Cinque's home turf in Los Angeles. On May 16th Patty and the Harrises took the S.L.A. van to shop at Mel's Sporting Goods store in the suburb of Inglewood. Bill walked through the aisles with frequent glance over his shoulder, a nervous tip-off that a security guard misinterpreted. Bill was grabbed and handcuffed as a suspected shoplifter. He escaped when Patty, keeping a vigil outside Mel's, sprayed the store with machine-gun fire. But the shootout separated the three from the rest of the group and left the S.L.A. van in the hands of Los Angeles police.
    The next day police located the S.L.A. hideout through an address written on unpaid parking tickets found in the van. Cinque, Wolfe, Perry, Angela Atwood, Camilla Hall and Mizmoon Soltysik had fled. But they were cornered and killed in a bungalow only blocks away.
    "Neither Cujo nor I had ever loved an individual the way we loved each other," she said in her taped communiqué following the shootout. Afterwards she clung to the Harrises and shared their love. But her pain over Wolfe's death was a long time in healing.
    Jack's conversation with Patty on the farmhouse porch renewed his interest in writing an S.L.A. book. The fugitives okayed the idea and work began. But soon the two sides were locked in deep political acrimony.
    Jack was irritated by the military drills that had become a part of the fugitives' daily routine. They spent 30 minutes taking target practice with a BB gun they'd found in the barn. And they practiced on the make shift obstacle course they'd set up in the farmhouse. They crept under chairs and leaped across the dining-room table while ducking imaginary bullets. Patty also had the habit of scanning The New York Times with a felt-tip pen, x-ing out pictures of potential political enemies. Since the fugitives had no weapons they made no plans to carry out political executions. But they did not rule out the chance they'd return to such tactics in the future.
    "Whenever people feel psychologically ready to pick up the gun, they should do it," Emily argued.
    Micki said she understood but couldn't agree. "In order for a revolution to succeed, it needs mass support. And right now the masses of people do not support armed struggle."
    Bill tried to minimize such political differences in an effort to recruit the Scotts as fellow underground soldiers. "We'd like you to join us as permanent members of the S.L.A." Bill's tone was personal, not political. "We can work out our differences." But the Scotts refused. Jack was adamant. He wanted no part of the S.L.A. if they were going to rearm themselves.
    The argument continued for days. Bill and Emily defended the assassination of Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster. They considered him a pig because he'd brought in cops to patrol Oakland's schools. He deserved to die, they said.
    The Scotts contended that the Foster murder was counter revolutionary because it had outraged a vast majority of poor people in Oakland. The Harrises conceded that it had been a public relations boomerang. But they continued to defend the killing as a revolutionary action -- and they accused the Scotts of being bourgeois.
    On the Fourth of July the Scotts had served up $20 in prime beef and good wine in an outdoor barbeque at the farm. Everyone had savored the meal. Now, several days later, Bill directed a stinging criticism. "The fact that you didn't spend five dollars on hamburger shows where you're at. You're part of the bourgeoisie."
    Jack's retort was angry. "You're the ones with [expletive] up values. We've never heard a single thank you for the things we've done for you. And yet you have the gall to try and guilt-trip us." He stormed out of the farmhouse and drove back to New York. He was still so upset when he arrived that he dropped by a friend's house and muttered grimly, "There are some people I'd like to kill." It took several more hours for him to quiet down.
    But the bickering had soured interest in the book and reopened a rift between the Scotts and the fugitives. Both sides agreed that the fugitives should leave the farmhouse by September 1st, the day the lease expired. Jack began searching for a new project. In early August Portland basketball star Bill Walton called him in New York with an invitation to visit Oregon. Walton, the controversial redhead who signed a million-dollar contract as a rookie and is expected by some to become the finest center in pro basketball, had read Scott's books and shared his philosophy about sports. The two had corresponded for two years but had never met. Since meeting the fugitives Jack had heard nothing but criticism of his past work in sports. Now he felt psyched up again; Walton was living proof that radicalism and sports were not mutually exclusive. He accepted Walton's invitation and flew to Portland.
    The two hit it off immediately. They hiked around the Oregon back country, talking about the upcoming season, vegetarian diets and the role of radical athletes. Walton, however, knew nothing of the Pennsylvania farmhouse and Jack decided to leave it that way. After a week Walton invited Jack and Micki to share his A-frame house near the Willamette River.
    Back in New York, Jack conferred with Micki. She agreed. They would move the I.S.S.S. to Portland and live and work with Walton.
    But first they had to untangle themselves from the underground.
    Even though several people with underground connections knew the Scotts were harboring the S.L.A. fugitives, no one had offered to help. The Weather Underground, an organization that had hidden fugitives for five years without a single capture, had not contacted them. For two months the S.L.A. fugitives had depended solely on the Scotts and Wendy Yoshimura.
    Still the fugitives were not in the desperate situation of early June. The police spotlight on the case had dimmed. Their friends back in Berkeley might be willing to risk helping them now.
    So the Harrises drove to phone booths in a nearby town where they called friends on the West Coast. A series of calls followed -- all from pay phones and to pay phones. The West Coast friends, whom Bill named the "new team," were willing to help. Everything would be arranged -- transportation, money, even a ploy to distract police attention. The Harrises brought back the news. "These people are heavy revolutionaries," Bill pointedly told the Scotts. "They've really got it together. They want to be part of our unit."
    The new team included Kathy Soliah, the friend of Angela Atwood's who had helped the fugitives in Berkeley, and Soliah's brother, Steve. Like many S.L.A. sympathizers, the Soliahs had been outraged by the L.A. shootout. During the summer they had talked to other Berkeley area radicals who believed that the S.L.A.'s guerrilla tactics should be resumed -- perhaps by bombing carefully selected targets.
    The Harrises were anxious to rejoin people who shared their belief in political violence. They felt contempt for the Scotts' skittishness -- and no longer bothered to conceal it. And although the Scotts had been logistic experts, the new team had some ideas of its own.
    What especially pleased Bill was the decoy operation. Patty was to send an identifiable item of hers to the new team. They would plant it in a Los Angeles apartment and tip off the police in an anonymous call. While the government marshaled its forces in Southern California, the new team would pick up the fugitives and ferry them to a new hideout. The Scotts and the fugitives prepared for their departure, wiping away fingerprints from the farmhouse and tidying up other details. Buoyed by the new plans, the Harrises decided to risk sending a letter to Bill's mother, who had continued to defend her son despite his involvement with the S.L.A.
    A procedure had to be followed in sending a letter. A carbon copy had to be typed and then photographed to fuzz the typing and prevent the letter from being traced to a typewriter, The photocopy would be mailed to a friend who would forward it in a separate envelope to change the postmark.
    Emily drove to Scranton for the nearest self-service photocopier. She inserted three dimes and hurried back to the car. There she made a quick check to see that each page was readable. The photocopies were fine. She double checked the originals -- the final page of the original was missing! She'd left it in the photocopier. And it was signed Teko and Yolanda. A gold-plated clue to whoever discovered it. "What am I going to do? I've [expletive] it -- totally [expletive] it!"
    Her head swimming, Emily started to drive away. No. She'd try to retrieve the page. Slowly she walked back. She changed her mind again. Being on foot was too risky. The police might have already been alerted. She returned to her car and circled the block, peering through the store window each time around. Tears streamed down her cheeks. She had to go back inside. It was the only way to know for sure. Furtively she moved to the Xerox machine and lifted the cover. Nothing. She glanced at the clerk. He was busy with a customer. She rummaged through the wastebasket. Still nothing.
    Summoning her remaining strength she approached the clerk and asked if he'd found the missing page.
    "Sorry," he smiled.
    Emily fought back the panic surging through her. She couldn't warn the others because there was no phone at the farmhouse. She returned to the car and raced back to the familiar dirt road.
    She started crying again as she arrived and explained what had happened. Bill was furious, kicking a chair and shouting.
    "How could you do this?" Bill screamed. "What a [expletive] stupid mistake!"
    "I think we should all get out of here said Micki. "We can get a motel somewhere."
    "I'm sorry." Emily kept her head down. "Yelling won't help now. I feel bad enough about it."
    Patty intervened. "Don't blame Yolanda. She's the one who's been going to town all summer. She's the one who's taken all the risks." It was a new role for Patty: coolness under pressure. But nobody noticed. There was an hour of hysteria before the others calmed down. They decided their best strategy was to stay put. There was more danger on a road swarming with cops.
    The Scotts and the fugitives spent the night in sullen, nervous silence. By morning there was still no mention of Bill's letter on the radio. If the missing letter had been discovered, it must have been discarded as a joke. In the end, the police apparently never learned of Emily's absent-minded mistake.
    The six farmhouse residents were now anxious to leave Pennsylvania behind. The Scotts packed the van they'd just bought, closed down their New York apartment and waited for the new team to arrive for the fugitives.
    September 1st came and went. The radio reported no word that Patty Hearst paraphernalia had been found in Los Angeles. The S.L.A. member began to worry. Bill drove to a pay phone and called the West Coast. "There's been a hangup," he was told. "Give us a few more days." The delay meant that the Scotts had to extend the farmhouse rent for another month. In all, the Scotts calculated, the S.L.A. them almost half of the $40,000 they'd received in settlement from Oberlin.
    Jack's patience was at an end. He said his goodbyes and flew to Portland. Micki planned to follow up in the van. Pro basketball camp opened in a month and Jack wanted to spend September with Walton and he wanted to begin work on his autobiography. It was time to resume his own career. A week passed. The fugitives were still at the farm. The Harrises and Patty were beginning to quarrel, their worry spilling out into petty disputes. The only word from the new team was more procrastination. The decoy operation inexplicably had been called off.
    "Do you think they'll ever show up?" Micki asked the Harrises.
    Emily shrugged. Bill started to say "of course" but then paused and didn't answer.
    Patty was more patient than the others. She had matured noticeably over the summer. She'd dropped "pig" from her daily vocabulary. She had spent long hours reading history books, especially on the early days of the labor movement in the U.S. She was quiet; she stopped x-ing The New York Times; she seemed to be preparing for a long-term life in the underground.
    Each day Patty practiced walking with a pillow stuffed under her dress. She was disguised as a pregnant teenager with freckles. Throughout the summer the fugitives had studied the art of disguise, reading books on techniques for dyeing and styling hair, affecting lisps and limps, attaching artificial moles, scars and tattoos. Within minutes they could switch from the hippie mode into the young professional, from seedy bum to roughneck hillbilly.
    But the preparation seemed beside the point -- their West Coast friends were having second thoughts. Finally, Bill insisted that the new team level with him about its problems. Reluctantly they explained the hitch: Patty Hearst.
    Bill was unable to convince them that Patty's disguise would be beyond suspicion. Wendy and the Harrises were okay. But the new team did not want the Newsweek cover girl to be in the car when they entered the territories of highway patrolmen, toll attendants, motel managers, gas station operators and restaurant cashiers who regulate a cross country automobile trip. If Patty could get to the West Coast by herself, they told Bill, they would provide her a hiding place, but she was on her own until then.
    Jack was also getting irritated. He wanted Micki to meet Walton before the basketball season opened. But she couldn't leave until the fugitives were gone.
    Then came a phone call from Pennsylvania to Oregon.
    "We need your help again." Bill's voice sounded urgent. "There's no other way we can do it. We need you to drive a friend across country. No one else will do it." If Patty were to leave the farm, it seemed, Jack would have to drive the getaway car. He hesitated.
    The risks were incalculable. And his first trip with Patty was a bad memory.
    But Patty had changed over the summer. She seldom complained -- and never about physical discomforts. And she had the half-joking enthusiasm of a daredevil that Jack admired.
    He called back. "Okay, I'll drive your friend."
    Three days later Jack, Patty, Micki and their German shepherd Sigmund headed west in the van with boxes of books and clothes stacked in back and a mattress tied on top. They had to alternate sitting on a pillow between the van's two bucket seats. Patty was posing as Jack's pregnant wife, Micki as his sister. After a day on the road, though, they adopted a more conservative tack. A couple traveling alone would arouse less suspicion. So Jack and Patty dropped Micki at the Cleveland airport and continued alone.
    This was Patty's first venture out in public since her cross-country trip with Jack in June. On their second day Patty accidentally locked herself in a service station restroom. Afraid to call for help because she still feared her voice might be recognized, she began to unhinge the door, banging away with her shoe. She managed to get one hinge off before Jack slid the door open. Jack had been sitting in the van, waiting and worrying in the boiling sun.
    They spoke little. When they did the tension and irritation of three months ago crept back into their conversation. Jack tuned in the radio to a football game. Patty groaned and turned her face to the side window.
    In Iowa their worst fears came true. A state patrolman turned on his flasher and motioned their speeding car to the highway shoulder. Jack didn't give the trooper a chance to walk to the van. He swung open the van door and sprinted back to the patrol car.
    "Sorry, officer, I guess I got a little excited about Iowa winning today. That was some game.."
    "You're an Iowa fan?" The trooper seemed doubtful. "Those are out of state tags you got there."
    "Hey, I'm just a football fan. No matter where I go I love to listen to football." Jack blabbered on. "You wouldn't give a speeding ticket to a football fan, would you? That would be kind of anti-American."
    The trooper grinned. He was feeling good. Iowa had been a 21-point underdog in its win over UCLA. "I'll let you off easy this time but be careful when you cross the border into Nebraska. They got upset by Wisconsin, you know." He put his ticket away without inspecting the van.
    That night Patty and Jack celebrated. They rented an expensive motel room and ordered a room-service dinner. The tension was broken. Patty laughed, "Now I understand what sports means to the revolution. From now on, any time you want to listen to a football game it's okay with me."
    Three days later they reached Las Vegas. Jack dropped Patty at a prearranged motel and went to visit his parents who live in Las Vegas and manage an apartment complex. The next day he stopped by the motel. The new team still had not arrived. Nor had they by the next morning. Both Patty and Jack grew worried again. Had she been deserted? But then the new team called. They'd be arriving that night.
    Jack returned to his parents' home and settled in to watch Bonnie and Clyde on television. Suddenly the local station interrupted with a bulletin. Jack tensed. Had Patty been caught?
    But the bulletin was from Reno. A bank had been robbed of $1 million. Jack remained nervous. He decided to stop by the motel. Patty was still there. Both watched television for a few minutes. Then he got up. The new team would be arriving shortly and he wanted to be gone by then.
    Patty was returning to the San Francisco Bay Area where she had grown up, been kidnapped and converted to armed fugitive. There she would reunite with Wendy, Bill and Emily to continue living underground. She was still undecided about how she fit into a revolution she had discovered only seven months before. But she was dedicated to her new beliefs and she still called herself Tania.
    Jack embraced Patty, hugging her hard, and said goodbye.
    The date was September 27th, 1974. Twelve months later he would see her again in a San Francisco courtroom.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Donald DeFreeze

    Donald DeFreeze
    FBI file photo showing DeFreeze robbing the Hibernia bank. Alternate name(s): Field Marshal Cinque Date of birth: November 16, 1943(1943-11-16) Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio Date of death: May 17, 1974 (aged 30) Place of death: Los Angeles, California Movement: Symbionese Liberation Army Donald David DeFreeze (November 16, 1943 – May 17, 1974), also known as Cinque Mtume, was the leader of the American terrorist group Symbionese Liberation Army, a group operating in the mid-1970s, under the nom de guerre "Field Marshal Cinque."
    Early life

    DeFreeze was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Louis and Mary DeFreeze. He began his criminal career at age 14, after he ran away from home and became a street gang member in Buffalo, New York[1] before moving to California. In 1972, he was serving a sentence in Soledad Prison in Soledad, California for armed robbery. Those who remember him in prison considered him an unimpressive criminal. He was first arrested for stealing $10 from a prostitute and framed his friend as having committed the crime.[2]
    While incarcerated at Soledad Prison, DeFreeze met with some far-left radicals who were working as volunteers in the prison and was converted to their political ideas. After being transferred to Vacaville Prison, he escaped on March 5, 1973. DeFreeze adopted the name "Field Marshal Cinque", having took this name from Joseph Cinqué, the reported leader of the slave rebellion which took over the Spanish slave ship Amistad in 1839.

    DeFreeze, along with Patricia Soltysik, founded the Symbionese Liberation Army and soon recruited members for his group. The group perpetrated a number of crimes, the most infamous being the murder of Oakland Schools Superintendent Marcus Foster and the abduction of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. DeFreeze is primarily suspected as having murdered Foster and shooting Assistant Superintendent Robert Blackburn.[3]
    On May 17, 1974, the Los Angeles Police Department surrounded a house where DeFreeze and five other SLA members were staying. The stand-off quickly escalated into all out battle with both sides trading fire using automatic weapons. The house caught fire during the shootout (possibly from a smoke grenade). DeFreeze and others crawled through a hole in the floor into a crawlspace beneath the house. Apparently burning alive, DeFreeze committed suicide by shooting himself in the right side of his head.[4] His corpse was so severely burned that his family did not initially believe the remains belonged to DeFreeze.
    DeFreeze is buried in Highland Park Cemetery in Shaker Heights, Ohio.[5]
    Cultural references

    As stated by Stephen King in his book Danse Macabre he was one of the sources of the recurrent character Randall Flagg:
    I sat there for another fifteen minutes or so, listening to the Eagles on my little cassette player, and then I wrote: Donald DeFreeze is a dark man. I did not mean that DeFreeze was black; it had suddenly occurred to me that, in the photos taken during the bank robbery in which Patty Hearst participated, you could barely see DeFreeze's face.[citation needed]
    He was wearing a big badass hat, and what he looked like was mostly guesswork. I wrote, 'A dark man with no face,' and then glanced up and saw that grisly little motto again: Once in every generation the plague will fall among them. And that was that. I spent the next two years writing an apparently endless book called The Stand.[citation needed]

    1. ^ Harvard Crimson, May 29, 1974;
    2. ^ SLA LOST YEAR
    3. ^ Taylor, Michael (November 14, 2002). "Forgotten Footnote: Before Hearst, SLA killed educator". San Francisco Chronicle: pp. A-17. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
    4. ^ "ACCOUNT OF MAY 1974 LA SHOOTOUT STARTING WITH MELS SPORTING GOODS". pub. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
    5. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum. Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio. Cleveland: Gray & Company, Publishers, 2007
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    For more on the SLA as a creation of the Phoenix Program, using mind control techniques developed in Bluebird, Artichoke and MK-ULTRA, see my posts in the threads here:

    The SLA was an experiment in bringing Phoenix Program manufactured violence and terror from the jungles of south-east Asia to the streets of America. The MK-ULTRA shrinks monitored its every development, even down to checking the accuracy of their information by using first-generation remote viewers.
    "It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
    "Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
    "They are in Love. Fuck the War."

    Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

    "Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
    The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

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    -The Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area has one of the largest concentrations of some of the most traitorous and dangerous backstabbing cut throat Black Police, CIA, FBI and military intelligence contractors, informers and agent provocateurs in the country.- Charles Alex Gregory was never quite sure what it really meant when one of his associates made an unsettling comment during a private business meeting to implement a pioneering economic and real estate development plan for the revival of West Oakland. His colleague asked the group. “Who is watching Charles?”

    One of Gregory Construction’s last housing development projects was in West Oakland on the 27th hundred block of Adeline Street. He collaborated in a partnership on the housing project with Dr. Isaac Slaughter. Gregory’s vision was to create an on-site intensive entrepreneurial university and transitional home for Black students and young West Oakland families.
    In 1990, Nelson Mandela visited the site and admired Gregory’s concept. While the young Black entrepreneurial genius was trying to turn West Oakland into an oasis of opportunity for its Black residents, a military-industrial-medical-congressional complex sentinel had been clandestinely posted at his door to undermine his efforts and transform West Oakland into a little Buchenwald.
    Buchenwald was the home of some of the worst racist and nontherapeutic medical experiments conducted in Nazi concentration camps. These experiments were done with the participation of many of Germany’s leading physicians, researchers, universities and chemical companies. Among the tests conducted on inmates were those involving typhus, yellow fever, smallpox, chemical warfare agents and poisoned ammunition. [1]
    That sentinel that collected at Gregory’s door was that Dr. Isaac Slaughter, one of the most clandestine and dangerous Negroes in America. The late Dr. Isaac Slaughter was the director of the West Oakland Mental Health Clinic (WOMHC) since its inception in 1968. The WOMHC is a creature of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). The USPHS conducted one of the most racist and longest nontherapeutic experiment on human beings in medical history, The Tuskegee Syphilis Study. [2]
    West Oakland, A Little Buchenwald
    “The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.”
    Hauptsturmführer SS Joseph Mengele, the Angel of Death
    In 1995, a lawsuit exposed Dr. Slaughter and Stanford University’s covert racist nontherapeutic death studies and experiments that were conducted in a predominately Black elementary school of the Oakland Unified School District. Stanford University is a handmaiden for military-industrial-medical-congressional complex. One of the objects of the death study experiment was to induce trauma in minor children by informing them of a loved one’ terminal illness and death, then record and study the post traumatic stress (PTS) reaction.[3]
    In the lawsuit, a 9 year-old Black child was pulled from his class at Cole Elementary School in West Oakland for a one-on-one interview with psychiatric social worker, Janet Florio. She was working through Slaughter’s West Oakland Mental Health Clinic for a Stanford University Death Study. [4]
    To deliberately induce trauma in the child during the interview, Florio told the boy that his mother was dying from cancer. She asked the 9 year old how he felt about it. The boy had no idea that his mother was suffering from cancer, or was gravely ill. The boy was traumatized. He was so traumatized and distressed about what he was told that he refused to go to school or leave his mother’s side fearing that she would die and leave him alone.
    It is also important to keep in mind that traumatized children are particularly subject to multiple personality syndrome and disorders due to traumas associated with parental separation through death or illness. Dr. Ralph Allison made the following important observation; “Child development specialists have long considered that it takes an average of seven years for any child to develop the personality that will be theirs for life. The personality of a child less than seven is too fragile to absorb life-threatening trauma without reacting in some fashion. Obviously not all children react to early trauma by dissociating, but those who do develop psychological entities which are different than those created at an older age.” [5]
    The mother had no idea how Stanford discovered her illness. She had guarded revealing her condition to her child. She denied being involved in the Stanford’s Death Studies, or any knowledge of the study.
    The traumatized child required counseling and services of a mental health professional for PTS at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. The mother then sued OUSD, Janet Florio, Dr. Isaac Slaughter and WOMHC for damages. The case was settled before trial for little of nothing for only the child’s future PTS counseling.

    In October 2006, I requested information and explanation from Kathy McClelland, director of Stanford’s research compliance department in regards to the covert nontherapeutic experiments on defenseless Black children on school grounds without parental permission. McClelland was/is responsible for Stanford’s Human Research Protection Program. [6] As of this date, McClelland and Stanford University has refused to acknowledge my inquiry or respond. Stanford is a private institution not subject to any public records acts. OUSD has no creditable California Public Records Act compliance office or officer. Under the Bush Administration, my Freedom of Information Acts has been all but ignored.
    “If America ever falls to totalitarianism, the dictator will be a behavioral scientist and the chief of police will be armed with lobotomy and psychosurgery”
    -Peter Breggin, Psychiatrist-
    What were Dr. Slaughter, USPHS and Stanford University really up to? In a Stanford University study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Alliance for Research and Depression and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Dr. Victor Carrion, Associate Professor and Director of the Early Life Stress Research Program at Stanford [7] implicated that early trauma (PTS) such as parental separation through death or illness affects brain development, and that this abnormal brain development leads to abnormal, defiance and antisocial behavior later (biological determinism). [8]
    On February 11, 1992, Dr. Frederick Goodwin, then Director of the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Administration and main NIH psychiatrist announced that the chief public concern in the United States was violence. Dr. Goodwin unveiled an interagency effort to address violence through a governmental “Violence Initiative.”
    Dr. Goodwin is a career psychiatrist, and fascist bureaucrat with the NIH. The Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Administration is an agency under the NIH.
    Violence as a national public concern may be a legitimate governmental issue, but Dr. Goodwin’s focus was racial, and involved highly contested issues of genetic and biological determinism. The violence initiative concerned the genetic basis of the “violence” of inner city youth, particularly Black and Latino adolescences.
    What was shocking and raised eyebrows were Dr. Goodwin’s public introduction to the NIH’s Violence Initiative. He compared the behavior of inner youth to monkeys in the wild.
    “If you look at other primates in nature — male primates in nature — you find that even with our violent society we are doing very well. If you look, for example, at male monkeys, especially in the wild, roughly half of them survive to adulthood. The other half die by violence. That is the natural way of it for males, to knock each other off and, in fact, there are some interesting evolutionary implications of that because the same hyperaggressive monkeys who kill each other are also hypersexual, so they copulate more and therefore they reproduce more to offset the fact that half of them are dying. “Now, one could say that if some of the loss of social structure in this society, and particularly within the high impact inner city areas, has removed some of the civilizing evolutionary things that we have built up and that maybe it isn’t just the careless use of the word when people call certain areas of certain cities jungles, that we may have gone back to what might be more natural, without all of the social controls that we have imposed upon ourselves as a civilization over thousands of years in our own evolution.”
    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the bible of modern psychiatry, was an invention of the military/intelligence complex, developed during World War II by Brigadier William Menninger to codify ‘deviant behavior’ that was institutionalized by the APA. [9]
    The very bottom line of the Stanford study was to frame “post traumatic stress (PTS)” as violence predictors, and markers for brain abnormality causing deviant and abnormal disorders under the APA’s manual of disorders to justify governmental and multi-million dollar pharmaceutical psychological (drug) intervention to turn more Black children into docile governmental controlled zombies.
    In April 2009, Father Landeza , Pastor of the predominately Black St. Columba Catholic Church in Oakland and citizen editorial board, appealed.
    “Ask any flatland Oakland youth if they know someone in jail, or someone who has been shot or killed. Many of these kids either find ways to deny their deep emotional pain or seek remedies — often unhealthy ones — to deaden the sting. Untreated youth PTSD should be viewed as a significant public health crisis within Oakland that cannot be ignored.” [10]
    By Landeza’s appeal, California’s fascist Center for Study of Violent Behavior is revisited and may come in through the back door almost (35) thirty-five years after it was unvaryingly rejected as repulsive to civilized society. Psychosurgery or lobotomy was one of 24 (twenty-four) programs outlined in a new $1 million Center for the Study of Violent Behavior proposed by former Governor Ronald Reagan. Each program was described by Dr. Louis Jolyon West, Chief of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
    One of the most controversial projects was called “Violence Predication and Brain Waves”. The principal investigator listed was Dr. John Hanley, an associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA. Dr. West admitted that lobotomies were one means possible to control violent behavior.” There are many recorded cases of violent persons afflicted with temporal lobe epilepsy, showing focal brain wave abnormalities, in whom the pattern of violence was cured by surgical removal of the focus of abnormal brain wave activity,” he wrote. [11]
    Father Landeza’s appeal takes us right back to Sturmhauptfuhrer SS Otto Albrecht Alfred von Bolschwing (Beast of Bucharest), the Oakland/Sacramento/San Francisco Bay Area’s resident SS Officer. [12]
    SS Bolschwing told associates how the Third Reich used drugs in the drinking water in concentration camps such as Buchenwald to keep the prisoners docile, and that the bottom line of pharmaceutical manipulation and intervention was to control the population in the quest for world domination. [13]
    Furthermore, the violence center was reportedly the brainchild of Dr. William W. Herrmann. Dr. Herrmann was one of SS Bolschwing’s California understudies in Reagan’s Kitchen Cabinet.
    Dr. Isaac Slaughter had a direct connection with Dr. Herrmann and Dr. West at the California Men’s Medical Facility at Vacaville, and one of Dr. West’s CIA MK ULTRA contractor colleagues.
    Dr. Slaughter had been President of the Association of Black Psychiatrists of America founded by Dr. Chester Pierce, a Professor of Educational Psychiatry at Harvard University. Dr. Pierce had a peculiar and interesting background.
    In 1962, Dr. Pierce was an associate of the renowned and notorious CIA mind binder spook psychiatrist Dr. Louis Jolyon West in an infamously fanatical experiment investigating the psychoactive drug LSD for the CIA.
    Dr. West and his colleague at the University of Oklahoma, the same, Dr. Chester Pierce, were looking into the mind blowing effects of the stimulant. They shot 297 milligrams of LSD into the rump an elephant named Tusko with a rifle-powered dart at 8am on August 3. It was enough LSD to make 3000 people experience hours of “marked mental disturbance”. Tusko immediately began to sway, his hindquarters buckled, and it became increasingly difficult for him to maintain himself upright. Five minutes after the injection, he trumpeted, collapsed, fell heavily on to his right side, defecated, and went into status epilepticus.” An hour and 40 minutes later, Tusko was declared dead. [14]
    A Humanist, Dr. Pierce was also described as a fanatical New Age and New World Guru. At a 1973 conference on Educating for the New World Order, he instructed:
    “Every child in America who enters school at the age of five is mentally ill, because he comes to school with an allegiance to our institutions, toward the preservation of this form of government that we have. Patriotism, nationalism, and sovereignty, all that proves that children are sick because a truly well individual is one who has rejected all of those things, and is truly the international child of the future.” [15]
    Similarly, Dr. Slaughter had a peculiar, scary and extremely veiled counterintelligence background. Since 1960, Dr. Slaughter had been a head staff psychiatrist at the “Little Prison of Horrors,” the California Men’s Medical Facility at Vacaville at the controls of the facility’s electric-shock machine in the Maximum Psychiatric Diagnostic Unit. [16]
    At Vacaville, he was also a collaborator of another renowned and notorious CIA’s mind control-binder spook psychiatrist, Dr. James Alexander Hamilton of Sanford University and UC Berkeley. Dr. Hamilton, CIA Technical Services Division (TSD) Station Chief at Vacaville, conducted MK ULTRA and MK SEARCH experiments, “clinical testing of behavioural control materials” on inmates funded by a chain of front organizations, [17] and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). [18]
    At Vacaville, Dr. Slaughter was the leading Black elder of one of the CIA’s most notorious illegal domestic counterintelligence mind control operations, the Black Cultural Association (BCA). The BCA produced the infamous counterintelligence agent provocateur domestic terrorist zombie, Donald Defreeze, of the Symbionese Liberation Army. [19]
    In December 1969, Donald DeFreeze was sent to Chino for “psychiatric testing.” From there, he was sent to Vacaville Medical Facility for a term of 6-14 years, where he was to undergo a drastic personality multiplication under the CIA’s MK Ultra-SEARCH mind control program under Dr. Slaughter; and Dr. Hamilton. [20]
    Dr. Slaughter’s BCA was allegedly yet another brainchild of Ronald Reagan’s fascist kitchen cabinet pacification expert, Dr. Herrmann. [21] Dr. Pierce’s CIA MK ULTRA colleague, Dr. Louis Jolyon West, was Dr. Slaughter’s BCA senior technical consultant. [22]
    In 1970, Dr. William W. Herrmann brought in CIA contractor Colston Westbrook. Westbrook was a black psychological warfare expert whose firm had built interrogation/torture centers for the CIA in Vietnam for CIA’s PHOENIX program. [23]
    Hermann was a counter insurgency expert for Systems Development Corporation. Herrmann worked with Stanford Research Institute (SRI), the RAND Corporation, and the Hoover Center on Violence at Stanford University. Herrmann was a CIA agent that was associated with the Phoenix Assassination Program of the Vietnam War. He was also directly linked with the Iran-Contra affair as an arms dealer, probable for the Merex Company, in the “October Surprise” according to government records and Herrmann’s own testimony. [24]
    The Iran-Contra affair incident that resulted in Herrmann being imprisoned was the sale of 10,000 TOW missiles to Iran. According to sources, Oliver North thought him unreliable so Herrmann ended up in jail where he could be silenced if need be. He was arrested in London on the job in 1985, while moving suitcases of counterfeit US currency. After serving prison time in England from 1986-87, he was sent to a prison in Pennsylvania. [25]
    Dr. Herrmann was yet another head of the Nazi Hydra in America under Strumbannfuhrer SS Otto von Bolschwing.. The UCLA Violence Control Center and BCA were actually the playground of the Herrmann/Bolschwing circle as part of California’s pacification plan consistent with the stated objectives of the Huston Plan, and the Third Reich. Bolschwing’s protégé and a body of the International Nazi Hydra network were Strumbannfuhrer SS Otto Skorzeny and his Merex Company. Merex was at the heart of arms sales to Iran. [26]
    Colston Westbrook was deeply implanted within U.C. Berkeley’s Black Studies Department. Westbrook became Defreeze’s CIA control agent at Vacaville under his new implanted counterintelligence-insurgency revolutionary multiple personality to become Clinique, the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). [27] The rest is history.
    “Terrorism is a relatively gentle means of keeping the masses in a state of permanent obedience.” [28]
    Dr. Slaughter’s army of zombie assassins was real. The victims were real. During the 1970’s, there were numerous sadistic machete attacks against whites that took place in the Oakland-Berkeley Area that to this date remain unsolved.
    According to authorities on October 25, 1970, the first Death Angel murder was committed in Berkeley. The mutilated body of a young white man was found in the backyard of 2412 Sixth Street. He had multiple cuts covering his body. He appeared to have been hacked to death with an axe or machete. Three blocks away at 2410 Ninth Street, there were programmed killers brothers, Ronnie (Al Rashid) and Sebron Flenaugh, Jr. (The Jedi Assassin).
    On the evening on June 25, 1988, Sebron, Jr. went on an absolutely bizarre shooting spree at Micropure warehouse in Concord, CA. He killed two people, and wounded 5 others in some type of induced “Jedi Warrior” trance. [29]
    On the evening of November 14, 1971, Ronnie Flenaugh, a member of El Constran, was assassinated at the apartment of the group’s leader, Billy Mapp. The name “El Constran” was first coined by D. Lowell Jensen, Alameda County District Attorney. [30]
    In the onslaught, Mapp’s young daughter was also senselessly and savagely slaughtered that night. An associate Paul Cook gave police the lead to some of the assassins, George Freddie Payne, 31, and David “Chilly Red” Williams, 39. Flenaugh, Mapp, and Cook and the assassins were all connected to activities at a halfway house on 32nd and Telegraph in Oakland.
    Flenaugh under the pseudo name Al Rashid was most likely cut out as a direct link to a number of senseless puzzling machete slashings occurring in Oakland and Berkeley by the “Cult of the Death Angels.”
    On October 16, 1972, Mapp and Flenaugh’s co-pseudo religionist of El Constran, Paul Cook, a parolee and prison reform activist was brutally assassinated on 32nd Street in front of Alternative House. Cook’s assailant was UC Berkeley grad and Black operative, Maalik El Maalik. Maalik was a Bay Area prison reformer that the New World Liberation Front had subsequently issued a death warrant for CIA/FBI collaboration. [31]
    Cook and Maalik were running Alternative House. The halfway house was home to recently released Black and Brown prison parolees experimentally minded controlled and bended by the medical-military-industrial complex for special projects like assassinations. For an ex-convict halfway house, Alternative house was full of guns, knives and weapons. Direct sponsors of the house had been the Oakland Police Department and the notorious Raymond Procunier, Director of the California Department of Corrections. [32]
    Seemingly, Cook had become problematic after Flenaugh’s murder. Cook had authored a manuscript entitled “The Monster Factory” to expose the abuses of the prison industrial complex and his complexity at Alternative House in managing virtually created zombie “monsters” coming out of the prisons. Just before being shot to death at the halfway house, he had been attacked and repeatedly stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver by an Alternative House ex-con. In some way, Cook survived that attack to kill him. The ex con alleged that Cook had threatened him with a shotgun at the house. [33]
    Cook and Maalik appeared to be at the heart of managing the group of pseudo Black Muslim” El Constran, Cult of Death Angels.” They wore distinctive black turbans and long black capes. Cook also always wore a vest of chains that symbolically connected him with prison. Cook had recently been paroled from San Quentin where he claimed to have been a friend of George Jackson.
    Cook had planned to walk away from Alternative House. Within days of his murder, Cook had planned to release for publication the first of his exposes about the “Monster Factory” in the infamous alterative newspaper, The Berkeley Bard.
    On that faithful day, Cook had returned to Alternative House to retrieve some of his personal property. Fearing another attempt on his life for reprisals for leaving Alternative House and threatening to publicly expose it, Cook’s immediate family escorted him to the house. Nevertheless, Maalik shot him in the back, and once on the ground blew his brains out at close range. Paul and his family had been unarmed.
    Maalik was later acquitted of murder by self defense when the defense painted Paul as a crazed violence prone ex convict. Alex Haley of Roots fame was one of Maalik’s many well connected character witnesses. [34]
    The Dr. Frankenstein in charge of the Alternative House zombies was Dr. Isaac Slaughter, working out of the WOMHC. Cook, Flenaugh, and Mapp of El Constran and assassins of Flenaugh were Dr. Slaughter and Dr. Hamilton’s CIA mind controlled zombie monsters out of San Quentin, Folsom and the California Men’s Medical Facility at Vacaville. Maalik El Maalik was further connected to Dr. Slaughter and Dr. Hamilton through California Men’s Medical Facility at Vacaville’s New Careers (Behavior Modification) Program. [35]
    There is yet another twist to Alternative House. In 1976, Al and Jeanie Mills, former members of the Peoples Temple acquired ownership interest in Alternative House. The Mills were notorious John Birchers [36] and the public relations specialists for Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple.
    In 1979, CIA remote viewer Russell Targ of Stanford Research Institute (SRI) [37] was the Director of Counseling at the Human Freedom Center (HFC), which was founded by the same former Peoples Temple members, Jeannie and Al Mills. It was the Center which involved Congressman Leo Ryan in his investigation into Jonestown, [38] and set him up for assassination in Guyana in 1978.
    About two weeks after Targ left HFC to return to SRI, the Mills were bounded and gagged and executed in Berkeley in 1981. The Mills were planning to write a book on Jonestown.[39] There is very definite connection between the CIA and SRI. [40]
    Just prior to his death, Charles reportedly commented on his dilemma to family. He suggested that he had somehow been deliberately misled by the people around him; he said that by the time he finally looked up and realized what was happening to him, he had already been encircled. With friends like Dr. Isaac Slaughter, who needs enemies?
    Needless to say, Gregory’s entrepreneurial university and transitional home for Black students and young West Oakland families that Nelson Mandela admired and coined a South African name for didn’t develop, nor the badly needed shopping center at the site of Clawson Elementary School, or the transformation of the Acorn Project into tenant owned affordable condos.
    -Dead Men Tell No Tales-
    Some of the people traitorously watching Charles are obvious. Within three years of Gregory’s death, Dr. Isaac Slaughter suddenly died in 1995.
    -Why would anyone want to kill Charles Alex Gregory and his innocent family? Who benefited from his death?-

    [1] [2]
    [3] Florio v. Dr. Isaac Slaughter & West Oakland Health Center, C-753590, Oakland-Alameda County Superior Court
    [4] Id.
    [5] Ralph Allison, M.D., Abstract, MPD and DID are Two Different Post-Traumatic Disorders, 1995

    [9] Chapter 30, Lies My Psychology Professors Taught Me,
    [11] Brain Surgery Questioned in Violence Study, S.F. Chronicle, April 1, 1973
    [16] Personal interview with former inmate of Vacaville.
    [22] Id.
    [23] Id.
    [24] http://www.commongroundcommonsense.o...hp/t76122.html
    [28] Hartman, Militaerische Notwendigkeit and Humanitaet [Human and Military Necessity], Deutsche Rundschau, 1877-1878, XIII-XIV, cited in German Psychological Warfare; Survey and Biblography (New York, Committeee for National Morale, 1941, on deposit in the Maslow Library of the Wright Institute).; Opton, Edward M. Jr., Psychiatric Violence Against Prisoners: When Therapy is Punishment, 45 Miss. L.J., 1974, pgs. 605-644
    [29] , Webster, et. al, vs. Flenaugh, et al. (1988) Case No. 641939
    [30] People v. Payne (Alameda County) Case No. 055938
    [32] See Mackey v. Procunier, 477 F.2d 877 (9th Cir. 1973)
    [33] See People v. Maalik El Maalik, Alameda County Courthouse
    [34] Id.
    [35] Id.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    From here:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Klimkowski View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Myra Bronstein View Post
    Thank you for this summary Jan.
    Your comments about Operation Phoenix reminded me of this quote from Mae Brussell (when asked about the Patty Hearst episode):

    "What we are now experiencing is the importation of the dreaded "Operation Phoenix" program into the United States. William E. Colby, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will be conducting paramilitary operations in order to escalate the necessity for martial law.

    Through various created and manipulated acts of violence, the only "solution" to "chaos, anarchy, and senseless violent acts" will be a police state. Colby's C.I.A. specialty, the "Phoenix Operation" in Southeast Asia, was known for its torture, political assassinations, mass murders (20,000 to 40,000 civilians), tiger cages, rigged elections, and slanted intelligence.


    The Phoenix program was an indiscriminate murder program in Asia, utilizing terror and the killing of innocent people. The Hearst kidnapping is part of the Phoenix program inside the United States."
    Myra - I absolutely agree with Mae Brussell.

    I believe MK-ULTRA to be one of many parallel programmes which developed and field tested "mind control" techniques. These parallel programmes existed within different parts of the American, British and European military-multinational-intelligence complex, and sometimes spoke to each other and sometimes didn't.

    In this context, it should be noted that the later remote viewing* research had separate Army Intelligence, CIA, NSA, ONI and DIA programmes. So, to assume something as important as "mind control" would be limited to the CIA's MK-ULTRA programme is, imo, naive.

    I regard the Phoenix Program as a perfect opportunity for the black doctors & shrinks to use experimental techniques in operational conditions with zero accountability, and one that they embraced with salivating relish and a complete absence of moral conscience.

    In his excellent "The Assassinations of the 1960s as Deep Events", Prof Peter Dale Scott writes:

    I have a personal reason for my interest in CIA links to Manchurian candidates and assassinations. Some of you may recall the Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A.) in the 1970s, the group led by "Cinque" or Donald DeFreeze. The S.L.A. first made headlines by murdering the superintendent of the Oakland School District, Marcus Foster; it subsequently kidnapped Patty Hearst and is said to have brainwashed her. As a convict, Cinque had participated in a behavior modification program in the California Medical Facility at Vacaville state prison; and that program’s director, Colton Westbrook, subsequently applied to teach in my Department of English at UC Berkeley. The chairman asked me to peruse Westbrook’s curriculum vitae; and I immediately noticed that while in Vietnam Westbrook had worked as a civilian employee of Pacific Architects & Engineers (PA&E). PA&E was a well-known cover for the CIA in Saigon, and I so notified the Chairman. Westbrook did not get the job.
    Yes, that's right. Donald DeFreeze was part of a behaviour modification programme run in Vacaville prison by Phoenix Program veteran Colston Westbrook. DeFreeze was then allowed to escape, and formed the Symbionese Liberation Army. When he captured Patty Hearst, he did not randomly abuse her:

    For about forty days, Patty Hearst was kept in solitary confinement in the closet with no contact with the outside world. Besides profound sensory deprivation, she was subjected to food and sleep deprivation, sexual molestation, frequent interrogations and mock FBI raids staged by the SLA. During these she thought she might be killed at any time. Once out of the closet she was subjected to further interrogation and threats. Her autobiography makes it clear that the SLA used the classical techniques of thought reform, coercive persuasion, mind control, or brainwashing.
    (p195, Dr Colin Ross, The CIA Doctors)

    At Patty Hearst's trial, the expert witnesses were a veritable spook's gallery: Jolly West, Dr Martin Orne (MK-ULTRA master hypnotist), Dr Margaret Singer ("brainwashing" expert and like Orne & West, a member of the MK-ULTRA cover-up project known as the False Memory Syndrome Foundation), and Dr Robert Jay Lifton.

    Dr West testified that Patty Hearst had a new identity deliberately created by Donald DeFreeze. All four expert witnesses testified that Patty Hearst had been brainwashed using classical mind control techniques.
    (p199, Dr Colin Ross, The CIA Doctors)

    In other words, DeFreeze & the SLA had transformed heiress Patty Hearst into a Manchurian Candidate bank robber.

    Where did a street hood and unsuccessful armed robber like Donald DeFreeze learn such sophisticated programming techniques? There's only answer that makes sense to me, and its symbol is the bird that rose from the dead. As I have written in the context of Charles Manson, my conclusion is that DeFreeze was a controlled controller - created, in part, by Phoenix Program veteran Colston Westbrook.


    *As a bizarre footnote, in 1974, the deep black remote viewing programme at Stanford Research Institute was tasked by their NSA masters with remote viewing... the SLA... :eek::eek::eek:

    Medical & ethical oversight for this remote viewing programme was provided by.... Dr Louis Jolyon West.... :eek::eek::eek:

    For taking such pride in observing his creations, Jolly surely stands convicted of the Biblical sin of onanism.

    This is way way into the Twilight Zone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Klimkowski View Post
    To develop the theme of Jolly West's onanism, I want to speculate on quite why the SLA were chosen as a test subject for Pat Price & the NSA remote viewers.

    If DeFreeze was a controlled controller, and the SLA were a creation of Phoenix Program/MK-ULTRA programming, then they were both a deep black operation and an experimental field test. I've always assumed the SLA were monitored fairly continously, by covert surveillance. And they had strong links, and appear to have cooperated, with Jim Jones' People's Temple which still had a presence in California.

    So, what better way to test the "reliability" of remote viewing than by getting Pat Price to "observe" the SLA. After all, the data was eminently checkable and testable.
    "It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
    "Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
    "They are in Love. Fuck the War."

    Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

    "Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
    The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

  8. #8


    From here:

    The following complements some of the history above, particularly the "medical" history in post #6:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Klimkowski View Post
    The following is a good overview of quite how visible some of the "medical" programming research on "expendable" and "captive" populations had become. In Governor Reagan's California, narco-behaviourist experimentation on humans was not criminal, it was fashionable.

    This is also the historical period during which Kalifornia became Serial Killer land:

    It certainly was possible that prison inmates might be used as volunteer subjects at the center to discover the unknowns which triggered their violent behavior. Dr. Brian's quest for the center came at the same time Governor Reagan concluded his plans to phase the state of California out of the mental hospital business by 1982. Reagan's plan is echoed by Governor Pete Wilson today, to place the responsibility of rehabilitating young offenders squarely on the shoulders of local communities. But as the proposal became known more publicly, a swell of controversy surrounded it. It ended in a fiasco. The inspiration for the violence center came from three doctors in 1967, five years before Dr. Brian and Governor Reagan unveiled their plans.

    The "Scientific" Basis for Psychosurgery

    (Publications of the Participants)

    Amidst urban rioting and civil protest, Doctors Sweet, Mark and Ervin of Harvard put forward the thesis that individuals who engage in civil disobedience possess defective or damaged brain cells. If this conclusion were applied to the American Revolution or the Women's Rights Movement, a good portion of American society would be labeled as having brain damage.

    In a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association, they stated: "That poverty, unemployment, slum housing, and inadequate education underlie the nation's urban riots is well known, but the obviousness of these causes may have blinded us to the more subtle role of other possible factors, including brain dysfunction in the rioters who engaged in arson, sniping and physical assault.

    "There is evidence from several sources that brain dysfunction related to a focal lesion plays a significant role in the violent and assaultive behavior of thoroughly studied patients. Individuals with electroencephalographic abnormalities in the temporal region have been found to have a much greater frequency of behavioral abnormalities (such as poor impulse control, assaultiveness, and psychosis) than is present in people with a normal brain wave pattern."

    Soon after the publication in the Journal, Dr. Ervin and Dr. Mark published their book Violence and the Brain, which included the claim that there were as many as 10 million individuals in the United States "who suffer from obvious brain disease". They argued that the data of their book provided a strong reason for starting a program of mass screening of Americans.

    "Our greatest danger no longer comes from famine or communicable disease. Our greatest danger lies in ourselves and in our fellow humans...we need to develop an 'early warning test' of limbic brain function to detect those humans who have a low threshold for impulsive violence...Violence is a public health problem, and the major thrust of any program dealing with violence must be toward its prevention," they wrote.

    The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration funded the doctors $108,000 and the National Institute of Mental Health kicked in another $500,000, under pressure from Congress. They believed that psychosurgery would inevitably be performed in connection with the program, and that, since it irreversibly impaired people's emotional and intellectual capacities, it could be used as an instrument of repression and social control.

    The doctors wanted screening centers established throughout the nation. In California, the publicity associated with the doctors' report, aided in the development of The Center for the study and Reduction of Violence. Both the state and LEAA provided the funding. The center was to serve as a model for future facilities to be set up throughout the United States.

    The Director of the Neurophyschiatric Institute and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Louis Jolyon West was selected to run the center. Dr. West is alleged to have been a contract agent for the CIA, who, as part of a network of doctors and scientists, gathered intelligence on hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, for the super-secret MK-ULTRA program. Like Captain White, West conducted LSD experiments for the CIA on unwitting citizens in the safehouses of San Francisco. He achieved notoriety for his injection of a massive dose of LSD into an elephant at the Oklahoma Zoo, the elephant died when West tried to revive it by administering a combination of drugs.

    Dr. West was further known as the psychiatrist who was called upon to examine Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald's assassin. It was on the basis of West's diagnosis that Ruby was compelled to be treated for mental disorders and put on happy pills. The West examination was ordered after Ruby began to say that he was part of a right-wing conspiracy to kill President John Kennedy. Two years after the commencement of treatment for mental disorder, Ruby died of cancer in prison.

    (Note: Dr West is now a member of the Board of Directors of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.)

    The Violence Control Center

    (Testimony, FOIA documents, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian)

    After January 11, 1973, when Governor Reagan announced plans for the Violence Center, West wrote a letter to the then Director of Health for California, J. M. Stubblebine:

    "Dear Stub:

    "I am in possession of confidential in formation that the Army is prepared to turn over Nike missile bases to state and local agencies for non-military purposes. They may look with special favor on health-related applications.

    "Such a Nike missile base is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within a half-hour's drive of the Neuropsychiatric Institute. It is accessible, but relatively remote. The site is securely fenced, and includes various buildings and improvements, making it suitable for prompt occupancy.

    "If this site were made available to the Neurophyschiatric Institute as a research facility, perhaps initially as an adjunct to the new Center for the Prevention of Violence, we could put it to very good use. Comparative studies could be carried out there, in an isolated but convenient location, of experimental or model programs for the alteration of undesirable behavior.

    "Such programs might include control of drug or alcohol abuse, modification of chronic anti-social or impulsive aggressiveness, etc. The site could also accommodate conferences or retreats for instruction of selected groups of mental-health related professionals and of others (e.g., law enforcement personnel, parole officers, special educators) for whom both demonstration and participation would be effective modes of instruction.

    "My understanding is that a direct request by the Governor, or other appropriate officers of the State, to the Secretary of Defense (or, of course, the President), could be most likely to produce prompt results."

    Some of the planned areas of study for the Center included:

    Studies of violent individuals.

    Experiments on prisoners from Vacaville and Atascadero, and hyperkinetic children.

    Experiments with violence-producing and violent inhibiting drugs.

    Hormonal aspects of passivity and aggressiveness in boys.

    Studies to discover and compare norms of violence among various ethnic groups.

    Studies of pre-delinquent children.

    It would also encourage law enforcement to keep computer files on pre-delinquent children, which would make possible the treatment of children before they became delinquents.

    The purpose of the Violence Center was not just research. The staff was to include sociologists, lawyers, police officers, clergymen and probation officers. With the backing of Governor Reagan and Dr. Brian, West had secured guarantees of prisoner volunteers from several California correctional institutions, including Vacaville. Vacaville and Atascadero were chosen as the primary sources for the human guinea pigs. These institutions had established a reputation, by that time, of committing some of the worst atrocities in West Coast history. Some of the experimentations differed little from what the Nazis did in the death camps.

    Dr. Earl Brian, Governor Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Health, was adamant about his support for mind control centers in California. He felt the behavior modification plan of the Violence Control Centers was important in the prevention of crime.

    The Violence Control Center was actually the brain child of William Herrmann as part of a pacification plan for California. A counter insurgency expert for Systems Development Corporation and an advisor to Governor Reagan, Herrmann worked with the Stand Research Institute, the RAND Corporation, and the Hoover Center on Violence. Herrman was also a CIA agent who is now serving an eight year prison sentence for his role in a CIA counterfeiting operation. He was also directly linked with the Iran-Contra affair according to government records and Herrmann's own testimony.

    In 1970, Herrmann worked with Colston Westbrook as his CIA control officer when Westbrook formed and implemented the Black Cultural Association at the Vacaville Medical Facility, a facility which in July experienced the death of three inmates who were forcibly subjected to behavior modification drugs. The Black Cultural Association was ostensibly an education program designed to instill black pride identity in prisons, the Association was really a cover for an experimental behavior modification pilot project designed to test the feasibility of programming unstable prisoners to become more manageable.

    Westbrook worked for the CIA in Vietnam as a psychological warfare expert, and as an advisor to the Korean equivalent of the CIA and for the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia. Between 1966 and 1969, he was an advisor to the Vietnamese Police Special Branch under the cover of working as an employee of Pacific Architects and Engineers.

    His "firm" contracted the building of the interrogation/torture centers in every province of South Vietnam as part of the CIA's Phoenix Program. The program was centered around behavior modification experiments to learn how to extract information from prisoners of war, a direct violation of the Geneva Accords.

    Westbrook's most prominent client at Vacaville was Donald DeFreeze, who be tween 1967 and 1969, had worked for the Los Angeles Police Department's Public Disorder Intelligence unit and later became the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Many authorities now believe that the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville was the seedling of the SLA. Westbrook even designed the SLA logo, the cobra with seven heads, and gave De Freeze his African name of Cinque. The SLA was responsible for the assassination of Marcus Foster, superintendent of School in Oakland and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

    As a counterinsurgency consultant for Systems Development Corporation, a security firm, Herrmann told the Los Angeles Times that a good computer intelligence system "would separate out the activist bent on destroying the system" and then develop a master plan "to win the hearts and minds of the people". The San Francisco-based Bay Guardian, recently identified Herrmann as an international arms dealer working with Iran in 1980, and possibly involved in the October Surprise. Herrmann is in an English prison for counterfeiting. He allegedly met with Iranian officials to ascertain whether the Iranians would trade arms for hostages held in Lebanon.

    The London Sunday Telegraph confirmed Herrmann's CIA connections, tracing them from 1976 to 1986. He also worked for the FBI. This information was revealed in his London trial.

    In the 1970's, Dr. Brian and Herrmann worked together under Governor Reagan on the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, and then, a decade later, again worked under Reagan. Both men have been identified as working for Reagan with the Iranians.

    The Violence Center, however, died an agonizing death. Despite the Ervin Senate Committee investigation and condemnation of mind control, the experiments continued. But when the Watergate scandal broke in the early 1970's, Washington felt it was too politically risky to continue to push for mind control centers.

    Top doctors began to withdraw from the proposal because they felt that there were not enough safeguards. Even the Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, which funded the program, backed out, stating, the proposal showed "little evidence of established research ability of the kind of level necessary for a study of this cope".

    Eventually it became known that control of the Violence Center was not going to rest with the University of California, but instead with the Department of Corrections and other law enforcement officials. This information was released publicly by the Committee Opposed to Psychiatric Abuse of Prisoners. The disclosure of the letter resulted in the main backers of the program bowing out and the eventual demise of the center.

    Dr. Brian's final public statement on the matter was that the decision to cut off funding represented "a callous disregard for public safety". Though the Center was not built, the mind control experiments continue to this day.

    The Victims of MK-ULTRA

    (Court Records, Senate Testimony and FOIA Documents)

    The Central Intelligence Agency held two major interests in use of LSD. to alter normal behavior patterns. The first interest centered around obtaining information from prisoners of war and enemy agents, in contravention of the Geneva Accords. The second was to deter the effectiveness of drugs used against the enemy on the battlefield.

    The MK-ULTRA program was originally run by a small number of people within the CIA known as the Technical Services Staff (TSS). Another CIA department, the Office of Security, also began its own testing program. Friction arose and then infighting broke out when the Office of Security commenced to spy on TSS people after it was learned that LSD was being tested on unwitting Americans.

    Not only did the two branches disagree over the issue of testing the drug on the unwitting, they also disagreed over the issue of how the drug was actually to be used by the CIA. The office of Security envisioned the drug as an interrogation weapon. But the TSS group thought the drug could be used to help destabilize another country, it could be slipped into the food or beverage of a public official in order to make him behave foolishly or oddly in public. One CIA document reveals that L.S.D. could be administered right before an official was to make a public speech.

    Realizing that gaining information about the drug in real life situations was crucial to exploiting the drug to its fullest, TSS started conducting experiments on its own people. There was an extensive amount of self-experimentation. The Office of Security felt the TSS group was playing with fire, especially when it was learned that TSS was prepared to spike an annual office Christmas party punch with LSD, the Christmas party of the CIA. L.S.D. could produce serious insanity for periods of eight to 18 hours and possibly longer.

    One of the "victims" of the punch was agent Frank Olson. Having never had drugs before, L.S.D. took its toll on Olson. He reported that, every automobile that came by was a terrible monster with fantastic eyes, out to get him personally. Each time a car passed he would huddle down against a parapet, terribly frightened. Olson began to behave erratically. The CIA made preparation to treat Olson at Chestnut Lodge, but before they could, Olson checked into a New York hotel and threw himself out from his tenth story room. The CIA was ordered to cease all drug testing.

    Mind control drugs and experiments were torturous to the victims. One of three inmates who died in Vacaville Prison in July of 1991 was scheduled to appear in court in an attempt to stop forced administration of a drug, the very drug that may have played a role in his death.

    Joseph Cannata believed he was making progress and did not need forced dosages of the drug Haldol. The Solano County Coroner's Office said that Cannata and two other inmates died of hyperthermia, extremely elevated body temperature. Their bodies all had at least 108 degrees temperature when they died. The psychotropic drugs they were being forced to take will elevate body temperature.

    Dr. Ewen Cameron, working at McGill University in Montreal, used a variety of experimental techniques, including keeping subjects unconscious for months at a time, administering huge electroshocks and continual doses of L.S.D.

    Massive lawsuits developed as a result of this testing, and many of the subjects who suffered trauma had never agreed to participate in the experiments. Such CIA experiments infringed upon the much-honored Nuremberg Code concerning medical ethics. Dr. Camron was one of the members of the Nuremberg Tribunal.

    L.S.D. research was also conducted at the Addiction Research Center of the U.S. Public Health Service in Lexington, Kentucky. This institution was one of several used by the CIA. The National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Navy funded this operation. Vast supplies of L.S.D. and other hallucinogenic drugs were required to keep the experiments going.

    Dr. Harris Isbell ran the program. He was a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Committee on the Abuse of Depressant and Stimulants Drugs. Almost all of the inmates were black. In many cases, L.S.D. dosage was increased daily for 75 days.

    Some 1500 U.S. soldiers were also victims of drug experimentation. Some claimed they had agreed to become guinea pigs only through pressure from their superior officers. Many claimed they suffered from severe depression and other psychological stress.

    One such soldier was Master Sergeant Jim Stanley. L.S.D. was put in Stanley's drinking water and he freaked out. Stanley's hallucinations continued even after he returned to his regular duties. His service record suffered, his marriage went on the rocks and he ended up beating his wife and children. It wasn't until 17 years later that Stanley was informed by the military that he had been an L.S.D. experiment. He sued the government, but the Supreme Court ruled no soldier could sue the Army for the LSD experiments. Justice William Brennen disagreed with the Court decision. He wrote, "Experimentation with unknowing human subjects is morally and legally unacceptable."

    Private James Thornwell was given L.S.D. in a military test in 1961. For the next 23 years he lived in a mental fog, eventually drowning in a Vallejo swimming pool in 1984. Congress had set up a $625,000 trust fund for him. Large scale L.S.D. tests on American soldiers were conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and in Europe and the Pacific. The Army conducted a series of L.S.D. tests at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The purpose of the tests were to ascertain how well soldiers could perform their tasks on the battlefield while under the influence of L.S.D.

    At Fort McClellan, Alabama, 200 officers in the Chemical Corps were given L.S.D. in order to familiarize them with the drug's effects. At Edgewood Arsenal, soldiers were given L.S.D. and then confined to sensory deprivation chambers and later exposed to a harsh interrogation sessions by intelligence people. In these sessions, it was discovered that soldiers would cooperate if promised they would be allowed to get off the L.S.D.

    In Operation Derby Hat, foreign nationals accused of drug trafficking were given L.S.D. by the Special Purpose Team, with one subject begging to be killed in order to end his ordeal. Such experiments were also conducted in Saigon on Viet Cong POWs.

    One of the most potent drugs in the U.S. arsenal is called BZ or quinuclidinyl benzilate. It is a long-lasting drug and brings on a litany of psychotic experiences and almost completely isolates any person from his environment. The main effects of BZ last up to 80 hours compared to eight hours for L.S.D. Negative after-effects may persist for up to six weeks.

    Psychological Warfare Drugs

    (Court Records, FOIA Documents, General Accounting Office investigations)

    The BZ experiments were conducted on soldiers at Edgewood Arsenal for 16 years. Many of the "victims" claim that the drug permanently affected their lives in a negative way. It so disorientated one paratrooper that he was found taking a shower in his uniform and smoking a cigar. BZ was eventually put in hand grenades and a 750 pound cluster bomb. Other configurations were made for mortars, artillery and missiles. The bomb was tested in Vietnam and CIA documents indicate it was prepared for use by the U.S. in the event of large-scale civilian uprisings.

    In Vacaville, psychosurgery has long been a policy. In one set of cases, experimental psychosurgery was conducted on three inmates, a black, a Chicano and a white person. This involved the procedure of pushing electrodes deep into the brain in order to determine the position of defective brain cells, and then shooting enough voltage into the suspected area to kill the defective cells. One prisoner, who appeared to be improving after surgery, was released on parole, but ended up back in prison. The second inmate became violent and there is no information on the third inmate.

    Vacaville also administered a "terror drug", Anectine, as a way of "suppressing hazardous behavior". In small doses, Anectine serves as a muscle relaxant; in huge does, it produces prolonged seizure of the respiratory system and a sensation "worse than dying". The drug goes to work within 30 to 40 seconds by paralyzing the small muscles of the fingers, toes, and eyes, and then moves into the the intercostal muscles and the diaphragm. The heart rate subsides to 60 beats per minute, respiratory arrest sets in and the patient remains completely conscious throughout the ordeal, which lasts two to five minutes. The experiments were also used at Atascadero.

    Several mind altering drugs were originally developed for non-psychoactive purposes. Some of these drugs are Phenothiazine and Thorzine. The side effects of these drugs can be a living hell. The impact includes the feeling of drowsiness, disorientation, shakiness, dry mouth, blurred vision and an inability to concentrate. Drugs like Prolixin are described by users as "sheer torture" and "becoming a zombie".

    The Veterans Administration Hospital has been shown by the General Accounting Office to apply heavy dosages of psychotherapeutic drugs. One patient was taking eight different drugs, three antipsychotic, two antianxiety, one antidepressant, one sedative and one anti-Parkinson. Three of these drugs were being given in dosages equal to the maximum recommended.

    Another patient was taking seven different drugs. One report tells of a patient who refused to take the drug. "I told them I don't want the drug to start with, they grabbed me and strapped me down and gave me a forced intramuscular shot of Prolixin. They gave me Artane to counteract the Prolixin and they gave me Sinequan, which is a kind of tranquilizer to make me calm down, which over calmed me, so rather than letting up on the medication, they then gave me Ritalin to pep me up."

    Prolixin lasts for two weeks. One patient describes how the drug does not calm or sedate nerves, but instead attacks from so deep inside you, you cannot locate the source of the pain. "The drugs turn your nerves in upon yourself. Against your will, your resistance, your resolve, are directed at your own tissues, your own muscles, reflexes, etc.." The patient continues, "The pain grinds into your fiber, your vision is so blurred you cannot read. You ache with restlessness, so that you feel you have to walk, to pace. And then as soon as you start pacing, the opposite occurs to you, you must sit and rest. Back and forth, up and down, you go in pain you cannot locate. In such wretched anxiety you are overwhelmed because you cannot get relief even in breathing."

    Doctor Jose Delgado: "Man does not have the right to develop his own mind."

    (Congressional Record, New York Times)

    "We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated.

    "The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective.

    "Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain."

    These were the remarks of Dr. Jose Delgado as they appeared in the February 24, 1974 edition of the Congressional Record, No. 262E, Vol. 118.

    Despite Dr. Delgado's outlandish statements before Congress, his work was financed by grants from the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Aero-Medical Research Laboratory, and the Public Health Foundation of Boston.

    Dr. Delgado was a pioneer of the technology of Electrical Stimulation of the Brain (ESB). The New York Times ran an article on May 17, 1965 entitled Matador With a Radio Stops Wild Bull. The story details Dr. Delgado's experiments at Yale University School of Medicine and work in the field at Cordova, Spain. The New York Times stated:

    "Afternoon sunlight poured over the high wooden barriers into the ring, as the brave bull bore down on the unarmed matador, a scientist who had never faced fighting bull. But the charging animal's horn never reached the man behind the heavy red cape. Moments before that could happen, Dr. Delgado pressed a button on a small radio transmitter in his hand and the bull braked to a halt. Then he pressed another button on the transmitter, and the bull obediently turned to the right and trotted away. The bull was obeying commands in his brain that were being called forth by electrical stimulation by the radio signals to certain regions in which fine wires had been painlessly planted the day before."

    According to Dr. Delgado, experiments of this type have also been performed on humans. While giving a lecture on the Brain in 1965, Dr. Delgado said, "Science has developed a new methodology for the study and control of cerebral function in animals and humans."
    "It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
    "Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
    "They are in Love. Fuck the War."

    Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

    "Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
    The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

  9. #9

    Default INSIDE THE HEARST KIDNAPPING by by Mae Brussell and Stephanie Caruana of Berkeley Barb


    by by Mae Brussell and Stephanie Caruana
    Berkeley Barb
    /APS Mae Brussell is a researcher who has spent ten years studying political assassinations and conspiracies in the United States. On July 11, 1972, she wrote the first and so far the only article to give a reasonable explanation for the break-in and arrest at the Watergate -- three weeks after the event. The article, "Why Was Martha Mitchell Kidnapped?" as well as a long companion piece, "The Senate Select Committee is Part of the Cover-Up," were published in The Realist. A story about Mae Brussell's first article, which connected Watergate with the Kennedy assassinations, appeared in BSN no. 16, p. 4, under the title, "Does Secret Government Control America?"
    For three years, Brussell's weekly hour-long radio news analysis show, Dialogue Conspiracy, has been broadcast over Station KLRB-FM, in Carmel, California. Tapes of Dialogue Conspiracy are available to other radio stations through KLRB-FM. Brussell is currently working on a complete account of the Patricia Hearst kidnapping conspiracy for The Realist, and a book called Murderville, U.S.A. She also teaches the first accredited university course entitled Conspiracies and Assassinations, at Monterey Peninsula College.
    Stephanie Caruana is a writer whose work has appeared in Playgirl and the Los Angeles Times, and the author of a play, The Rip-Off.
    The following interview was completed in April.
    SC: Can you please explain what is going on? Who or what is the S.L.A., and why did they kidnap Patricia Hearst?
    MB: The script from the very beginning was to have the nice rich white princess kidnapped by the mean black prison "escapees;" to drag out the scenario until the whole nation was involved with Patty's fate; and then to sacrifice her. Donald DeFreeze and Thero Wheeler would be the patsies. DeFreeze would be the main patsy: the first black Lee Harvey Oswald. He would wind up dead, or in jail, silenced, like Sirhan Sirhan, Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Arthur Bremmer, and many other patsies. The intelligence agencies behind the plot didn't plan that Patty Hearst, Donald DeFreeze, and Thero Wheeler would survive and tell their story. The whole plot for the paramilitary take-over of the United States might come out in the open if the truth is revealed about this kidnapping.
    On the other hand, if the plan to assassinate Patty Hearst is carried out, the military intelligence agencies will be stuck with something around their necks that could be just as difficult to cover up as the truth about the Kennedy assassination. Evidence of a high-level conspiracy will keep cropping up, again and again, and many more people will be murdered. Since the Watergate story began to emerge, some people have become more sophisticated, and more suspicious. They know they have been lied to by people on the highest level of our government.
    The Hearst kidnapping is a domestic conspiracy. It has to be understood in its historical context.
    The past ten years have seen the murder of a President, a Senator, Congressmen, civil rights leaders, and hundreds of other victims of what I believe are related conspiracies.
    The next ten years will be bloody and fearful for all minorities in the United States. It appears that there will be a concerted effort on the part of the Defense Intelligence Agency to continue the policies of the Nazis they brought into this country following World War II. (See "Does Secret Government Control America" in BSN No. 16, p. 4.) Genocide will be made possible by the same techniques used in Germany.
    Two large airports will be utilized to move large masses of people. In addition to the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport, a new airport is planned in San Diego, next to the Mexican border. These airports have been designed with extra-thick runways, to accommodate giant 747 planes. The planes themselves, which have proved "impractical for civilian use," have just been purchased by the military, and are being remodeled for mass transport. Their engines are turned over every day, at a cost of thousands of dollars, so that they can be pressed into service at a day's notice.
    Two large new prisons, costing over $186 million, are proposed for California. One is located in San Diego, next to the "new airport." The proposed prisons in Vacaville and San Diego will specialize in "mental problems," turning inmates into zombies.
    Twelve and a half million acres of California desert land, stretching from the Mexican border near San Diego to the Sierra Nevada, have been secretly and quickly closed off to all vehicles. "Fear of dune buggies" was the cover story for his act. There should be regular examination of this territory for new fences and structures of any kind.
    A new $105 million hospital, the most expensive in the world, is being planned for Travis Air Force Base in California. It is located on 82 private acres, inaccessible to most persons. This will be a computerized hospital, designed to include a revolutionary "one-room treatment center." Col. Oliver C. Hood admitted that this "one-stop treatment, laboratory, drug dispensing, examining room may be controversial and not universally accepted at this time."
    The point should be very clear. Given enough violence, murders, and kidnappings in the U.S.A., the new hospitals, prisons, and airports will be used for mass genocide. There is nothing going on is our economy to assure housing, jobs, or education for minorities. Congress is purposely impounding funds, cutting off school bussing, and denying legal aid for the poor. President Nixon is moving to reduce welfare funds drastically, at a time when job opportunities for minorities are scarce. All steps towards equal opportunity and racial progress are being halted. These actions are said to be the results of the "energy crisis."
    Preceding the Hearst kidnapping in February, 1974, there was a series of carefully staged, "senseless, motiveless" killings. They were blamed upon "cults." Persons who survived the murderous attacks described their assailants as "zombies." "Operation Zebra" -- black versus white.
    A series of so-called "Fillmore fires" took place before the killings. They were named after Fillmore Street in San Francisco - a street in the black part of town. CIA arsonists have been known to do such things as burn their own churches, and set fire to many buildings in order to blame "hippies." The association of minorities with murder and arson was achieved.
    What we are now experiencing is the importation of the dreaded "Operation Phoenix" program into the United States. William E. Colby, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will be conducting paramilitary operations in order to escalate the necessity for martial law. Through various created and manipulated acts of violence, the only "solution" to "chaos, anarchy, and senseless violent acts" will be a police state. Colby's C.I.A. specialty, the "Phoenix Operation" in Southeast Asia, was known for its torture, political assassinations, mass murders (20,000 to 40,000 civilians), tiger cages, rigged elections, and slanted intelligence.
    The fact that this person was approved for appointment as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by a Senate vote of 83-13 indicates that the Senate both agrees with, and rewards, an agent of theirs for these acts against mankind.
    It is no coincidence that the same Senate turned down a vote, after 25 years of stalling and debating, on an agreement that would outlaw genocide as late as March, 1974.
    A government that funds, promotes, recognizes, and allows war criminals to direct their domestic affairs reveals a total disrespect for our lives. This monster and its vicious machinery will now turn upon us at home.
    The Phoenix program was an indiscriminate murder program in Asia, utilizing terror and the killing of innocent people. The Hearst kidnapping is part of the Phoenix program inside the United States.
    SC: Is the Hearst kidnapping related to other political assassinations and conspiracies?
    MB: Yes. It is the most important domestic military action since the murder of President John Kennedy.
    SC: How are they related?
    MB: The killing of John Kennedy marked the overthrow of a government elected by the majority. It was also the signal for a domestic "war" against minorities, students, and prisoners, and for the escalation of war in Southeast Asia. The Hearst kidnapping is the beginning of the reign of terror on our streets. It is part of a deliberate campaign of terror. It will be used to justify larger private police forces, more repression, and larger and more expensive prisons. There will be increased public distrust of blacks, Maoists, prisoners, lesbians, gays, hippies, radicals, communes, and genuine protesters who will be described as terrorist guerrillas. The most important scare tactic will be to link this kidnapping to worldwide guerrilla movements.
    SC: What about the spate of kidnappings that have suddenly occurred since the Hearst kidnapping? are they related to this one?
    MB: The kidnapping of Reg Murphy, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, was supposed to be synchronized with the Hearst kidnapping. There is other evidence that the two events were planned by the same officials. John Calzadilla, eight years old, was "kidnapped" in New York by people who were anti-Castro Cubans, some from Miami. Persons who witnessed his "captivity" claimed that he was happy, enjoying himself, and unguarded. He appeared to know his "captors," and did not seem to be under any stress before he was returned home.
    The halting of Princess Anne's car, by a well-groomed, "unemployed" man with over $700 and a phony Marxist-Leninist ransom note in his pocket, was obviously an intelligence scare tactic. There is no possible way he could have taken her anywhere, since they were surrounded and closed off by traffic.
    John Patterson, the American diplomat who was allegedly kidnapped in Mexico, was seen at a service station less then ten minutes after he drove away from the Consulate and "vanished." His car was chained to a camper truck, being towed away. Witnesses said he appeared "calm and not guarded," and Mexican authorities doubted the kidnap report. Eunice Kronholm, the banker's wife from Minneapolis, came home laughing after her instant departure from the shopping center. Her husband paid $200,000 "ransom" to a group of three men who were not even charged with kidnapping.
    There has been a series of faked "mini-kidnappings," similar to the rash of military-trained airplane hijackings a few years ago, which led to the stationing of armed police guards and X-ray machines at every airport.
    Just because the media terms an event a "kidnapping," does not necessarily make it a kidnapping at all.
    SC: Are you saying that these are acts committed by provocateurs, to create a climate of fear?
    MB: Of course. All the recent kidnappings were planned, funded and carried out by the same intelligence agencies. It would be easy to investigate the matter. Once the people are terrorized, you can force a police state on them. The San Francisco Chronicle recently ran an article with the headline, "A Constant Watch on Radicals Urged." The article talks about a report made to a California Senate Subcommittee, based on the recommendations of a 63-page manual. Where did this manual come from? They don't even know who or what the S.L.A. is yet, but the manual is there, and the report is ready within five weeks of the Hearst kidnapping. They recommend increased security for homes and offices, a constant watch on "radicals" such as blacks, chicanos, and labor organizations, and a neighborhood spy on every block. This is Nazi Germany.
    SC: Attorney General William Saxbe was suggesting that the Hearst kidnapping in Berkeley could be part of a world-wide conspiracy. He cited various manuals and textbooks circulating among terrorist and revolutionary groups examined by the FBI.
    MB: The structure for my book, "Murderville, U.S.A.," is taken from a U.S. Armed forces manual, printed in South Carolina, called "Unconventional Warfare Operating Procedures." A soldier at Fort Ord showed me how the U.S. military were being trained in counter-intelligence and domestic warfare. The parallels between our D.I.A. and C.I.A operations were proof that military agents and provocateurs could cause economic chaos, social unrest, and domestic fear in the United States, using the identical methods that we have used overseas. There is a closer relationship between our National Security Council and its intelligence operations and Nazi military intelligence than there is between so-called "terrorist books" and the international kidnappings taking place.
    SC: Three weeks before the Hearst kidnapping, Joseph Remiro and Russell Little were arrested and later charged with the murder of Oakland's Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Marcus Foster. The S.L.A. claimed the "credit" for this murder, and later for the Hearst kidnapping. What is the relationship between these events?
    MB: The purpose of the Foster murder was to establish the existence of the S.L.A. In October, 1973, the American Nazi Party was passing out leaflets in the San Leandro shopping center, outside Oakland, that stated, "There might be shotgun blasts into the guts of Mix Master principals and superintendents." Dr. Foster was black, and his co-worker and close friend, Mr. Blackburn, is white. A well-respected black educator was eliminated in Oakland, and the murder would be associated with black radicals to spread terror among the community.
    Two different kinds of bullets were used for the shootings, which allowed the white educator to live. The black man never had a chance; the bullets that murdered him were tipped with cyanide.
    Another fictitious police front, the "August Seventh Guerrilla Movement," claimed credit for the death of two Oakland policemen who went down in a helicopter in December, 1973. The National Transportation Safety Board, Hughes Aircraft, and local authorities said it would have been impossible for radicals to have caused these deaths. The purpose of these feats of violence in California, bragged about by people who are unknown even to the F.B.I. and the local police, is to spread the illusion that multiple terrorists are hiding among us, trying to create chaos and disrupt our daily lives.
    The result was that when Patricia Hearst was kidnapped, it appeared that America's first political kidnapping was an act performed by already-existing militant forces.
    Alioto's Zebras SC: There seems to have been a number of unexplained murders and senseless acts of violence in the San Francisco area recently. Do you think they are related to the Hearst kidnapping?
    MB: Mayor Joseph Alioto hinted in a news conference on April 5 that he "suspects a possible relationship between the Patricia Hearst kidnappings and the city's recent wave of random slayings." He went on to announce: "We'll have something to say about that matter next week, depending on the resolution of the Hearst case." While Patricia Hearst, Donald DeFreeze and Thero Wheeler are alive, there is no way to link the S.L.A. to the Bay Area murders, because they were not involved in any of them. If the political patsies are killed, the law enforcement agents will associate a huge secret "army" and "cult" of blacks to all the murders.
    Attorney General Evelle Younger, closely connected to the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Department) and the national and prison conspiracies that have existed for the past few years, has been strangely silent about the Hearst case. He announced that he would have "plenty to say" when it is all over. In order to whip up a synchronized smear of radicals, Younger and Alioto, along with Attorney General Saxbe in Washington, will link up all C.I.A. intelligence operations involving terrorists, and blame them on an international radical conspiracy.
    While the Warren Report was being written, there was a problem about denying Jack Ruby's involvement in a conspiracy, and whether or not they could pass him off as a "lone killer." Commission member Burt Griffin wrote to Howard Willens on this matter, on August 4, 1964. He said, "The preface and conclusion state that the Commission has found no evidence that anyone assisted Jack Ruby in the shooting of Oswald. We have not conducted an investigation which would effectively exhaust the possibility that someone did assist Ruby even if the assistance was unwitting. Inasmuch as Ruby is still alive and will continue to dicker concerning his fate, (our emphasis) I think it is a mistake for the Commission to make any statement which would indicate that its investigation in that regard has been exhausted."
    The Mayor, the Attorney General, the F.B.I. and the police departments must keep mum and delay their propaganda until the killings are over. Nothing can be smeared more easily than a dead body.
    Remiro & Little SC: The way Remiro and Little were captured seemed strange to me. They were driven around and around in a van at two o'clock in the morning, until a policeman came along and stopped them. They told him they were looking for the home of Mr. and Mrs. DeVoto.
    MB: They had S.L.A. literature inside the van. Russell Little drove away in the van, and was captured by the police. Little had identification papers indicating that his name was Robert James Scalise. That was the name of a child who died of leukemia in Oakland in 1953. Joseph Remiro ran off, and made it to his house, a few blocks away. Remiro was also using an alias at the time. The house had been rented by Remiro himself, under still another alias: George DeVoto. According to one newspaper account, Remiro conferred with several other people in the house for several hours about what to do. One of the people in the house may have been Donald DeFreeze. The police were in the area, looking for Remiro, but they did not come to the house.
    The group inside the "safe house" agreed to "sacrifice Remiro." He left the house to meet the police in the area. At the time, he wore a gun around his waist, which was alleged to be the same gun that was used to kill Dr. Foster. The question is, since Remiro knew he ran a strong chance of being captured if he went outside the house, why would he wear the murder weapon? There was a similar incident in the Watergate case. When the first piece of scotch tape was taken off the door at the Watergate Hotel by security guard Frank Wills, a member of the robbery-bugging team put another piece of tape on the same door. This act led to their arrest.
    SC: Do you think they were out to get busted?
    MB: It might be. Having two self-confessed "soldiers" in jail gave the S.L.A. more reality. They also linked the fictitious S.L.A. to the prisons, bringing attention to "problems" which would be used to bring down more repressions upon innocent prisoners later.
    After Remiro and Little were arrested, they were put directly into San Quentin, a prison, without being tried or convicted. This is unheard-of. Nobody goes into a prison that way. Normally, accused prisoners are held in a jail.
    One of the big motives behind the Hearst conspiracy was to involve radical prisoners, and to suggest that those men, although behind bars, were having some influence on the violence in the streets. The script originally read that supposedly vicious black prisoners would avenge Foster's death by killing Remiro and Little while they were housed on death row. But prisoners sometimes show more compassion toward their comrades, black and white, than prison guards and intelligence agencies want to believe. They all got along, and helped each other.
    The government underestimates the intelligence of prisoners, hippies, and minority group members. When Remiro and Little found themselves in San Quentin, they realized what was going on. They were chained up at night; they were dragged past the gas chamber, on a special "tour," and were carried off by three carloads of FBI men for two hours to a "secret meeting place," without their lawyers present. Instead of being killed, Remiro and Little began to get an education. They ended up in the cells of some very educated and intelligent men, up on Death Row, who understood what was happening and who could sit and rap with them.
    A very aware prisoner who has been kept in one of the isolation cells at San Quentin has said: "My keepers put two people back here with me: The Foster mess, you dig? Anyway, they are some beautiful people, and there was no reason at all for the establishment to take them out of the Adjustment Center and put them up here, in the quiet cells, of all places. The officials don't like it, really, because all of us get along so good with each other. But you know how that goes."
    When Remiro and Little realized they had become patsies, and that they had been used, they tried to get a message across to DeFreeze: "Release Patty Hearst." Remiro and Little may have realized that the whole S.L.A. idea -- the murder and the kidnapping -- had been staged under the direction of intelligence agents. Lee Harvey Oswald recognized he was being framed 24 hours after his arrest. He lived only long enough to say, "I am a patsy," and "I didn't kill anybody." Remiro and Little wanted to prevent the climax of the plot from taking place: the murder of Patty Hearst. They got the message through, in spite of official obstacles.
    CIA invents SLA SC: Are you saying there is no such thing as the S.L.A.?
    MB: The S.L.A. "army" was a fabrication of the C.I.A. to make a small group of people believe they had the support for radicals behind them and could become heroes. This entire production has been staged to create the impression that all clandestine intelligence operations, planned separately in India, the Philippines, Ethiopia, South America, Africa, Mexico etc., are one united radical front.
    Some kidnappings actually do take place for political reasons. This has not yet happened inside the U.S.A.
    The Hearst kidnapping can be recognized for what it is by the methods it uses; they are all part of every past C.I.A. operation. There is a tendency to simplify the culprits, such as trying to blame the C.I.A. alone for the Watergate affair, or other political assassinations and conspiracies. The fact is that the Pentagon, all branches of the armed forces, and the combined intelligence agencies work together in these plots. Extermination, murder, brain mutilation, electrode implants, and torture are nothing but a continuation of policies begun in Nazi Germany and imported into the United States during World War II.
    America is basically a racist country. It is obvious that we do not intend to utilize one of our greatest resources, our minorities, in the system. Because the Intelligence Agency is responsible for their links with known Nazis, I blame them for the zombie killings and California murders, as well as other mass murders across the nation.
    Victor Marchetti, who left the C.I.A. after sixteen years, is exposing some of their clandestine operations.
    He warned that the "C.I.A. is already targeting on groups in this country that they feel are subversive." The specialty of Mr. Colby's C.I.A. has been to create chaos and social upheaval.
    SC: What are the links of the C.I.A., and the "fictitious S.L.A.," to the prison system?
    MB: I have been studying political assassinations and conspiracies for ten years. By this time, I have an intimate acquaintance with all of these agencies: their personnel, their funding, their history, their dummy front organizations, and their methods of operation. For the past several years, I have broadened my research of conspiracies into the prison system. It is necessary to understand the use of prisons and prisoners to conceal political murders. The name "Hitler" is synonymous with prisons, because without a sophisticated prison system, Fascism would be no different from a democracy.
    SC: But what would be the purpose of creating the S.L.A.?
    MB: The overriding fear of the ruling class is that underdeveloped nations and third-world people have begun to demand that attention be paid to their basic needs, such as food, health, and education. At the same time, the population explosion means that more people must be "provided for" by the small handful that makes up the ruling class. To maintain power and what some people consider a "fair" degree of profit from their investments, whether in oil, minerals, industry, or agriculture, the elimination of large masses of population would mean they would have fewer people to deal with.
    The average person would not permit or condone genocide, gas chamber, mass extermination, unless he felt personally threatened. Terror is purposely spread in the communities, by pitting blacks against blacks, blacks against whites, Chicanos against blacks and whites, young against old, and prisoners against the communities on the outside. Decreasing the population by drastic measures, instigated through fear, begins to seem feasible and even desirable.
    "The Man Who Cried 'I Am,'" a novel by John Williams, includes what is supposed to be a National Security Council document on the systematic planned genocide of all blacks in America. Black leaders today fear, and with good reason, that the "King Alfred Plan" is not fiction.
    Another secret plan has been revealed, titled "Heliotrope." The target date for this plan is 1976. This plan includes seizing control of Congress, the assassination of numerous Congressmen, and a complete military take-over. High-ranking Pentagon officials, the intelligence agencies, the Green Berets, and even the Coast Guard are involved.
    The Senate Select Committee and other Congressional investigations have remained totally silent about James McCord's position in relation to the military departments that would be utilized for a police state. Capt. Richard L. Franz, Navy Reserve, said McCord was a member of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. This special division, which had fifteen other members, met monthly to develop a list of radicals and contingency plans for censorship of news and U.S. mail in the "event of war." That did not rule out civil war.
    "Turnsole," identical to the "King Alfred Plan," calls for rounding up non-white people and eliminating them. None of this would be possible without associating large masses of the population with violent acts. Any person who is more than one quarter non-white will be exterminated. This means the extinction of all Mexicans, Indians, Blacks, Latins, Orientals, and people of mixed blood.
    SC: The romantic and obviously artificial style of the S.L.A. talked about uniting all kinds of people: Blacks, Indians, Chicanos and so on. Do you think this was done to associate all these groups with kidnappings and murders, in order to justify their extermination later on?
    MB: Yes; and the media will continue to spread these messages of fear until we expose these early para-military operations for what they are.
    SC: To spread terror, make people distrust each other, and deliberately create the conditions for a police is difficult to believe that such planning and execution can be going on. This type of activity is so far outside the sphere of most people's lives and desires as to be almost unthinkable.
    planned genocide MB: Just read your morning paper, and see what is taking place in India, Ethiopia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. There are food riots in India. Ethiopia is exporting food, while at the same time, one million Ethiopians are starving. If the Ethiopians are eliminating huge masses of their population, we could do the same thing. One article in this morning's paper stated that the "famine in Ethiopia is bringing prosperity." You might even say we are helping to test out the process. If we allow these things to happen, we will follow their example in a short period of time.
    With scarcities of food, water, and energy, riots and murders begin to take place that seem to call for punishment of the most "violent" kind. The evidence of planned genocide is there, right in front of us, if we take the trouble to piece it together.
    SC: It is true that what seems to be artificially created scarcities of gasoline, and food staples such as meat and grain, have forced prices up to a point where it is becoming more and more difficult for people to feed themselves and their families. "Famine" is a word that couldn't be used in polite society to refer to conditions in democratic, freedom-loving America; but it is easy to see how these conditions could be pushed slightly further, to the point where it would become impossible for large masses of people to obtain food. We seem to be straying from the subject of the Hearst kidnapping.
    MB: Keep in mind that the Hearst script is only the beginning. Wait and see what follows. The poor were lined up for food. The food was thrown at them. A suggestion was made by Governor Reagan that they should be fed "botulism." The stage is set for looking at hungry people and insulting them for their lack of "appreciation"...and acceptance of bags of cabbages disguised as steaks.
    SC: Did the FBI know where Patricia Hearst was all along?
    MB: The FBI has been behind every domestic conspiracy for the past thirty years. The intelligence agencies provided the safe houses, the agents, the weapons, and the funding. The fictitious S.L.A. "army" numbers 25 people, at most. And it is not an army at all. Their salaries, their cars, their mimeograph machines, and their cyanide bullets have to be paid for by the secret military agencies that funded Oswald, Sirhan, Bremmer, James Ray, and other conspirators. It takes seven or eight launderings of cash before it reaches the hands of many and varied agents. Some are in the army; others are teachers, or prisoners, or landlords; others work voluntarily, not knowing they are part of a larger plot.
    the media cooperate SC: What was the role of the media in the Hearst kidnapping? MB: From a P.R. point of view, it was beautiful to abduct the daughter of the famous Hearst family known for their newspaper chain. Because she was a member of the Hearst family, Patty's kidnapping is front page news all over the country. It costs $30,000 to buy one minute of advertising, but they got all the publicity for their United States-funded terrorism free. Reg Murphy was kidnapped because he is the editor of the Atlanta Constitution. Ben Maidenburg, of Akron, Ohio, is the publisher of a newspaper. On March 6, 1974, a group calling itself the American Revolutionary Army made an extortion threat to WJW-TV and WAJR-TV, in Cleveland, threatening to kidnap Maidenburg and his son, and demanding that $2 million be given to "feed the poor." Lawrence Kwong made an assassination attempt against Jim Dunbar, a well-known radio personality in San Francisco. Kwong held a weapon up to a glass window at KGO, while Dunbar was on the air. The alarming statement that a killer was at the window went out over the air. Then Kwong went inside the building, and killed an employee named Ben Munsen. Following that, he ran down the street and committed suicide. There is good reason to believe that Kwong was surgically programmed to commit this violence. Secrecy regarding his purchase of the weapon, previous hospital care, trip to Hawaii, and autopsy strongly suggest a conspiracy in this case. The "official" investigation was very hushed up, and left more room for doubts than questions answered. The pattern has been set. The media is geared to expect more kidnappings, and wild "cult" murders. They can now kidnap any person at all, not media-related, and receive instant coverage. The first were media-related kidnappings. People are now being kidnapped at random, to spread terror even further. The message is that no one is safe, rich or poor, princess or pauper. SC: Another result of a wave of kidnappings might be that people would get used to the idea that other people can suddenly vanish. People who are considered hostile or dangerous to the system could be picked off at will, and it would be explained as "just another kidnapping." MB: This serves as an alternative to some of the recent elaborate plane crashes, involving the deaths of hundreds of innocent people, which have been arranged to disguise the murder of the one or more people aboard who were the real targets. There seems to be official secrecy as to how Mrs. Howard Hunt's plane was downed. Was it in order to end, or at least control, demands for blackmail money made to the White House? (See "Fatal Plane Crash Linked to Watergate" in BSN No. 16, p. 5.) SC: The mass media seems to come up with glib, quick answers to all these puzzling events. Key figures are rubbed out while surrounded by thousands of people and "security guards," and the media quickly goes into the "Lone Assassin Chorus;" the Watergate was declared by the press to be a "third-rate burglary;" crucial potential witnesses like Murray Chotiner and William Knowland die mysteriously, and their deaths are immediately proclaimed suicides or accidents. MB: The usual pattern is for the media to clumsily reveal about half of the story. The other half -- such as evidence that conspiracies exist -- is carefully covered up. Only enough is "revealed" to program the public, convince them they are being told what is going on, confuse them, and throw them off the track. An important ingredient in the military kidnapping operation was the S.L.A.'s insistence that Patricia's life depended on publication by the media of so-called "radical" tracts. The newspapers and the radio were filled with insults and threats to the "fascist ruling class," the "corporate insect that preys on the people." They listed the financial holdings of Randolph Hearst, an act which would make any corporate burglar jump right through the roof. SC: The millionaires are getting scared. They are hiring private police to act as personal bodyguards. I understand that the Wackenhut Corporation, a large private police force with headquarters in Florida, headed by a "retired" FBI agent, reported that business is booming, and they are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for their services. The average working person probably wishes he could afford to hire a bodyguard too, but will probably be glad to settle for "free" police protection. MB: The Shah of Iran was mentioned in one of the early S.L.A. communiques. The purpose of that was to link the oil rulers to U.S. and international terrorist groups. With former C.I.A. chief Richard Helms now stationed in Iran, many provocateur actions in the Middle East and Europe will be associated with the S.L.A. in San Francisco. Listing the investments and the worth of Hearst's objects and possessions has made other greedy feudal lords even more anxious to protect their fortunes from the public. International police will continue to discredit the poor through planned acts of violence, while multiplying the weapons which guard fortunes and investments. the DeFreeze Story SC: Where does Donald DeFreeze fit into the Hearst conspiracy?
    MB: De Freeze was selected as a patsy several years ago, by the Los Angeles Police Department. He had a long police record of arrests: for stealing 200 guns, for shooting a policeman, and for allegedly making bombs. He never seemed to get put in jail for these crimes. The L.A.P.D. had enough on him to keep him in jail for the rest of his life, if they wanted to. I refer to such men, who have records or are let out on parole, but who are completely at the mercy of the police department as "yo-yos," because they are kept on a string and can be pulled back into jail at any time.
    Somebody in law enforcement finally decided to "use" Donald DeFreeze. He was convicted on various charges in 1969, and sent to Vacaville prison on a 6-to14-year sentence.
    Donald DeFreeze received extensive psychological testing. He comes from a broken home, has been on the street since he was thirteen, and is divorced. He is highly intelligent; he understands law, and represented himself in court. The L.A.P.D. reports describe him as "a man who lacks an identity."
    The criminal conspiracy section of the L.A.P.D., described by Louis Tackwood in his book, "The Glass House Tapes," sent DeFreeze to the California Medical Facility, at Vacaville, which is famous for its behavior modification programs.
    Since DeFreeze had been certified by the L.A.P.D. as a man who "had no identity of his own," the behavior modification people at Vacaville decided to give him one. They profiled him after Ruchell Magee, a student of law, a black man who is serving time at San Quentin prison. DeFreeze took the name of "Cinque," a black slave leader, which was also Magee's chosen name for himself.
    SC: How would you go about giving a black man a new identity in the California prison system in 1969?
    MB: A "Black Cultural Association" (BCA) was formally recognized" by prison officials at Vacaville in 1969, when "tutors" from the community were allowed to come into the program. Various newspaper articles state that the purpose of the "tutors" was "to help inmates with academic subjects--and to introduce new subjects, dealing with black culture, such as black and African history." The "tutors" from the outside community were to help black inmates "understand themselves" and prepare for outside relationships when they were released.
    DeFreeze, sent to Vacaviille on a 6-to-14-year sentence, and an important member of the new Black Cultural Association, was hardly thinking about, or eligible for, parole. After his conviction on charges of stealing weapons and shooting a policeman, there is no possible way that DeFreeze would be encouraged or permitted to get revolutionary training while in the California prison system.
    In those days, Chief Warden Nelson at San Quentin was saying, "No one can shake hands with a man who has his fist clenched over his head."
    And Raymond Procunier, Director of the California State Department of Corrections, proudly announced, "If we've got a group out preaching revolution, and we think it's dangerous, we lock them up."
    Why would the California prison system, hell-bent on murdering all radicals and creating conspiracies to separate and segregate potential leaders, begin teaching Maoist doctrine and revolutionary ideas to a new recruit, in Vacaville, of all places? And why bend DeFreeze's and Thero Wheeler's ears with talk about Dr. Marcus Foster, the evil black school superintendent in Oakland, when DeFreeze and Wheeler were not eligible for parole for many years?
    Since 1961, J. Edgar Hoover had been sending memos to all the top FBI leaders around the country, ordering them to disrupt any potential racial movements, and to prevent the emergence of a black Messiah who would be able to unite his people.
    SC: What kind of tutors would be instructing prisoners in radical politics?
    MB: White racists--what other kind? Who are Remiro and Little? Who is "Willie the Wolfe"? Who is Colston Westbrook, the black man who headed the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville? DeFreeze, also known as "Cinque," described Wesbrook, his co-worker and teacher, as "a member of the C.I.A. intelligence, and part of the deadly Phoenix program in Vietnam." The similarities between the terrorization going on in Asia and what is now happening in the San Francisco Bay area are too striking to take this charge lightly. William Colby, now Chief of C.I.A. operations in the United States, formerly headed the Phoenix program in Vietnam. We can expect the planned terrorization of the U.S. population to escalate rapidly.
    Westbrook was mistrusted by even the straight press when he met them for an interview. He served seven years in the military: three in the Army, and four in the Air force, including four years in Korea. He told the Daily Californian that in 1965, he went to the American Embassy in Tokyo to "try to get some veterans benefits," and was offered "ten grand to go to Vietnam." He spent five years in Vietnam and Cambodia, "doing all sorts of things." When one reporter asked him exactly what he did in Vietnam, he said, "I was working on contracts for an architectural firm."
    The Watergate exposures documented how Miami architects were offered huge amounts of money, all from the C.I.A., to come from the White House, in exchange for crucial plans of room structures, and particularly air conditioning vents, related to the rooms where the 1972 nominations would take place. Governments can be overthrown and regimes toppled if palace entrances are known and sealed off. There are other advantages, from a military point of view, including knowing architectural entrances and exits to buildings, i.e., Robert Kennedy's walk through the kitchen pantry at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
    Westbrook said he had a "personal line of communication with the Premier of Cambodia." Donald DeFreeze and Thero Wheeler, black prisoners, must have been proud of their elite instructor, who chose to visit them every week, twice a week, for two years.
    "Newsmen present were puzzled by Westbrook. Some thought it was just an ego trip. Others went away with all sorts of uncomfortable suspicions."
    Enter Claude Kirk Willie Wolfe came from Pennsylvania in 1971, but was not known to have any interest in blacks before he went west. Russell Little and Robyn Steiner migrated to Berkeley in the fall of 1972, from Florida. Watergate didn't begin to expose the extent of espionage operations from that state. Florida's former governor, Claude Kirk, ran a campaign a few years ago from Miami, which included threats to "break the University of California."
    The day after Ronald Reagan and Claude Kirk were elected Governors of the two states, they met for lunch in Los Angeles. On the following day, Clark Kerr, President of the then-outstanding University of California, was fired, with absolutely no notice, and no severance pay.
    Kirk was also the first Governor in the United States to hire a private police force. He used the same Wackenhut group whose contracts have increased following the Hearst kidnapping. A spokesman for the Wackenhut Corporation said that thirty-eight requests for information about protection had been received in a 24-hour period, as of February 25.
    In Lauderhill, Florida, on February 22, as a result of the kidnapping of Reg Murphy in Atlanta, Georgia, "uniformed police and armed members of the Lauderhill Police Department walked with several golfers in the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic." Plainclothes policemen were also reported circulating in the galleries at the golf tournament.
    George Wachenhut, head of the Wackenhut Corporation, put it so well: "Those days of the open, relaxed American way of life are over."
    SC: Is that what the Patricia Hearst kidnapping is all about?
    MB: Exactly. There was a mass migration of at least eight out-of-state people to Berkeley. Emily and Bill Harris, college graduates, migrated to Berkeley from Indiana, in the fall of 1972. Angela and Gary Atwood also migrated to Berkeley from Indiana at the same time. California prisons were exploding with racial violence and imported provocateurs. Why were out-of-state agents allowed to stir up more trouble? What social and political background did these people have to enter the prisons? What were their qualifications? What were their motives? All these white "migratory birds" were involved in helping DeFreeze get his black education." After the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, they split, leaving homes and jobs, and have not been seen since. Incredible -- and impossible -- and identical to all previous conspiracies I have studied. They suddenly cropped up in the California prisons; they all lived near each other; and after their assignment was over, they simply melted back into the woodwork, going on to other cities, other jobs, other schools. The media said they "vanished."
    This reminds me of another white "do-gooder" who was involved in the untimely and tragic death of prisoner George Jackson at San Quentin. Stephen Bingham provided the excuse for what was to be a big shoot-out, following his visit with Jackson. Bingham was last seen, after leaving San Quentin, visiting with his uncle, Woodridge Bingham....who served in the U.S. Navy, with Naval Intelligence, and the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services), the forerunner of the C.I.A., from 1943-1945. Were there military connections behind the long imprisonment of the victims of this conspiracy? Louis Tackwood, in "The Glass House Tapes," tells of the role of the L.A.P.D., military, and law enforcement agencies in prison conspiracies.
    Now, a few years after George Jackson's death, the military and the Department of Corrections are once more bringing in white people, under the guise of friendship. When they all go back to where they came from, minority and other prisoners are left with the painful loss of the few privileges they had.
    While in prison, Donald DeFreeze was told he could become a hero to the poor, oppressed minorities. He was surrounded by military intelligence.
    When Jack Ruby was arrested in Dallas, Texas, following the murder Lee Harvey Oswald, a document was found on the seat of his car. It was a pitch on "heroism," written by Warren Carroll of the C.I.A., for H.L. Hunt's Dallas radio program, "Lifeline."
    Around the time that Kennedy died in Dallas, Jack Ruby had been in the company of two known hypnotists. One of them was CIA agent David Ferrie, from New Orleans. The other was Billie Del Mar, who was then entertaining in Jack Ruby's Carousel Club. Del Mar fled from Dallas the day of the Kennedy assassination, and was never called to testify before the Warren Commission. With the help of Carroll's script on heroism, Ruby could believe that by killing Oswald, he was performing a heroic act. His explanation was, "I wanted to show them that a Jew had guts." It seems Ruby was performing for genuine anti-semites. He obviously wanted their approval.
    SC: Are mind control, psychosurgery, or hypnotism used in political assassinations and conspiracies?
    MB: The extent and scope of these methods of ordering behavior and erasing memory, following these acts of murder, has to be exposed. You can erase the memory of a murder from a person's mind through hypnosis. You can also implant the conviction that a man has committed a murder, when in fact, he has not.
    This happened in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, where it was suggested to Sirhan Sirhan, by his psychiatrist, how he killed Robert Kennedy. Evidence exists to disprove this theory.
    It is vital that we scrutinize what sort of "treatment" is going on in our hospitals and prisons. If the "King Alfred" and "Heliotrope" plans are to be put into effect, they require secrecy. Including the prison system in the race-war kidnapping script provides an excuse to keep "outside visitors" out of the prison system. The official excuse will be that they are causing violence inside the prison, or that violence from inside the prison is "spilling out on the streets." Through the planned use of selected provocateurs, the Department of Corrections can now screen prisoners' mail, visitors, media interviews, and accessibility to medical records.
    SC: DeFreeze and Wheeler both escaped from California prisons within a short time of each other. That seemed a little peculiar to me. Do you find any similarities between the prison escapes of DeFreeze, Wheeler, and James Earl Ray?
    a staged escape MB: After two years of heavy programming, DeFreeze's mentors at Vacaville apparently decided that he was ready for the next step in the script: his "escape." DeFreeze was transferred from Vacaville to Soledad Prison, near Salinas, California, in December, 1973. Four months later, in March, 1974, DeFreeze "escaped" from Soledad. But using the word "escape" is misleading; the facts are, that DeFreeze was placed in a situation at Soledad where all he had to do was walk away from the prison.
    DeFreeze's escape from Soledad parallels James Earl Ray's "escape" from the Missouri penitentiary. Eighteen months later, Ray became the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King. Ray was a patsy too. Now Ray seems to want to tell the truth about the assassination of Martin Luther King, and one of the things he said, in a recent press conference, was, "Ask them how I got out of jail."
    A prisoner from Soledad has stated, "While Donald DeFreeze was here, I had a few conversations with him. I have always questioned his departure as being a simple walk-away. I didn't come in contact with him personally until his last couple of weeks here. There weren't many who would associate with him. He tried to give the impression of being super-cool, and he came across as cold. When I met him, he was working in the maintenance shop. I asked him if he was happy on his job, because if not, I might be able to find him something else. He replied that within a few days he was going to be assigned to work in the boiler room at the South Facility.
    "On his first night, he was dropped off at midnight, and given a few instructions. His job was automatic; it only required an overseer. Then he was left to himself, and when an officer returned an hour later to check on him, he was gone."
    SC: First night on the job.
    MB: He went right over the fence, and a change of clothing was provided by a still anonymous friend. I might add that most of the residents around Soledad are families of prison guards. They are not noted for giving changes of clothing to black convicts who come to their doors between midnight and 1:00 a.m. A car gave him a lift to the Bay area. Another convenience: Amanda de Normanville, who reportedly visited DeFreeze at Vacaville, "was suspected of giving him refuge after he escaped from Soledad."
    An intelligent man escapes from prison. Ordinarily, he would assume that the authorities would be looking for him. He would certainly not associate with people who had been known to visit him in prison. He would try to avoid contact with these people. Russell Little and Robyn Steiner had corresponded with the Department of Corrections about DeFreeze.
    DeFreeze did just the opposite of what you might expect. He phoned his pals in the Berkeley-Oakland area immediately. They housed him. He associated with his "tutors" from Vacaville, who had various part-time jobs in the Berkeley area. All of them were "underemployed" in terms of their educational background. Two of them worked in adjacent food stalls near the U.C. Berkeley campus--yet supposedly they did not know each other.
    After DeFreeze's escape, the police made no attempt to contact any of the people he had spent so much time with while he was at Vacaville. This indicates police collusion.
    DeFreeze escaped from Soledad in March, 1973. Patty Hearst was kidnapped one year later. During the year in between, DeFreeze tried to join Los Venceremos, offering himself as a "hit man." Venceremos turned him down. They did not trust him; they were not into killing and violence. The radical groups in the Bay area wanted nothing to do with DeFreeze.
    SC: I can't understand where DeFreeze's head was at this time. Did he know he was acting as a government agent? Had he accepted the role of Spy, in order to get out of jail? If so, then he couldn't really believe he was going to be a hero; he would know the whole operation was staged to hurt black people. He must have been aware that his jail break had been planned and engineered for him.
    MB: DeFreeze was probably given a large hero pitch--probably something to the effect that the abduction of Patricia Hearst would rally the radical groups, and cause them to be socially involved once more. Violence by provocateurs had broken up all political movements following the Kent State killings and the bombing of Cambodia.
    He accepted the favors given to him by the L.A.P.D. and the Department of Corrections. I am sure "Cinque" thought there was a large army of sympathetic people who would back him up.
    The L.A.P.D. had fore-knowledge of the Marin County Courthouse shoot-out, where Judge Haley was killed and others were wounded--and I don't mean fore-knowledge of the psychic variety. Jonathan Jackson, the patsy, had been promised a back-up, and another truck to assist him to free the captive prisoners. But when the action started, nobody was there to help him, and Jonathan Jackson was slain. So-called "friends" leave their patsies in the lurch, as in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald and other unsuspecting victims of espionage operations. (See "Jailbreak" in BSN No. 10, p. 2. From the above, it would appear that Jackson, Judge Haley, and other escapees and hostages were all patsies in what was essentially an attempt to convict Angela Davis of murder for having procured the guns used by Jackson.)
    Eight months after the killing of Oswald, Jack Ruby begged Chief Justice Earl Warren, Representative Gerald Ford, and C.I.A. attorney Leon Jaworski to give him a chance to tell what happened in Dallas. Ruby realized that he had been double-crossed, and warned that if he were not heeded, "a whole new form of government would take place." He said, "Because of the act I committed," there would be massive killings and violence. Needless to say, Jack Ruby was never given the chance to tell his story; he died shortly after the interview.
    DeFreeze was fully aware of how to get out of jail, where to go, and how to live for almost a year, without being arrested. He was provided with homes, food, weapons, transportation, and companions. At the Berkeley Library they copied drawings of a seven-headed cobra, used in S.L.A. literature, which had also been used as a symbol by black C.I.A. agent Ron Karenga and the L.A.P.D. (BSN note: This scenario appears in the 1969 novel, "The Spook Who Sat By the Door," by Sam Greenlee. In the story Dan Freedman, the first black C.I.A. agent, defects to organize a secret guerrilla army, known as the Cobras.)
    Russell Little, a close associate of DeFreeze, and well-known by the Department of Corrections, both at Vacaville and Soledad, was arrested on charges of killing Dr. Marcus Foster on January 11, 1974. The law enforcement officials had three weeks in which to link suspect Little to escapee DeFreeze.
    The proof of a giant conspiracy in this case, is the fact that no police went to search for Little's or DeFreeze's other contacts in the weeks before the Hearst kidnapping. They had talked frequently about Dr. Marcus Foster while "instructing inside the prisons." Yet nobody broke into the various Bay area dwellings where their companions were getting ready for "America's first political kidnapping."
    These military agents presented themselves to DeFreeze as romantic Robin Hoods. When the heat was on, they split.
    After two months of anxiety regarding Patricia Hearst's kidnapping, a photograph and tape were sent out to further outrage middle America. This lovely girl, who only two months before was happily selecting her china in anticipation of a traditional marriage, was calling her father, publicly, a "liar," holding a machine gun, promising to fight alongside of her brothers and sisters in the S.L.A., and denouncing her fiance and family.
    Tension was building in the Bay area. Was Patty a member of the S.L.A.? Had she been forced to renounce her background? Was she making love to DeFreeze? How far would the establishment go in allowing such a display of arrogance? And how dumb can the American people be?
    Patty's Fate The media, the Hearst family, and the public are being fed the propaganda that the terrorists may have brainwashed Patricia Hearst. Nobody considers the fact that the C.I.A. and the intelligence establishment could brainwash Patty as they have the other agents used in their conspiracies.
    We are going to see a great number of articles in the future from so-called experts and public officials. They will warn about more violence, more kidnappings, and more terrorists.
    Mass media, the armed forces, and intelligence agencies will saturate our lives with fascist scare tactics and "predictions" that have already been planned to come true.
    Whether Patty Hearst was allowed to live, or whether she is murdered, is no longer important in the general game plan. The scare tactics, armed forces in the streets, prolonged anger against her abduction, and fear for the future safety of others, is taking place.
    SC: The majority of citizens believe radicals were responsible for these acts of violence. Is there any way we can halt this devastation process?
    MB: It is the American fantasy that we never assassinated our President in Dallas, Texas. Only "lone assassins" are capable of this act. It is the same fantasy that we don't kill our own citizens, including the daughter of one of the team. What links the future murders to past murders is a chain of evidence hat becomes easier to identify with every criminal act.
    All that is required to halt this madness is enough aroused citizens to examine the evidence of government complicity and conspiracy in this case.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    “Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents. ... ” - Ron Karenga



    This is the season known as Kwanzaa, and at this time, I believe it's necessary to reveal the origin of this holiday that was given to us. Our enemies love Kwanzaa, love to see us engaged in its practice and have no qualms in promoting it bigger than life throughout the media. TV news shows around the United Hates… oops, I mean States, go out of their way to advance Kwanzaa, not because they want to, but because they’ve been instructed to. No other festivity or pro-Afrikan day is promoted this way except for Martin Luther King Day. Why is that?

    Why do these media propaganda venues need us to believe in it so badly?
    Why does the anti-black sociopath Bush and every other president from Reagan on, take the time to acknowledge Kwanzaa every year?

    The answers might be that they want Christmas to be a largely white event, and want to take it back for themselves. But that would be self-defeating for them economically, and they are slowly losing their own economic base in Christmas, due to outright greed and over commercialization. So the answer must reside in the fact our enemies want to:

    A) Market a new commercial endeavor called Kwanzaa that acts as a black Christmas to siphon money from Afrikan people during a critical time of year of resource consolidation for the enemy.

    B) Promote an American agenda that ultimately serves their interests, and props up a long-standing asset while internally subverting genuine Afrikan goals and aspirations through their loyal dog Ron “Maulana” Karenga.

    C) Enable corporations to make millions of dollars off greeting card sales, books, candles, gifts and assorted Kwanzaa accessories, that we see neither a dime, nor benefit as a people from.

    In the process of exposing this, I want to proclaim in advance, my support for the progressive Afrikan principles of Kwanzaa. As I do believe that they can be very transformative, and of critical use towards the advancement of global Afrikan unity and liberation. What I have a serious problem with, is it's amalgamation of Christmas and Hanukkah into a "new" holiday that perpetuates a financial war against our people. As the funds gained during this time are gathered in a war chest, destined for use in campaigns and initiatives to enslave, murder and destroy our objectives of Afrikan progression.


    During the era of 1969-1972 a large-scale politicization of prisons throughout the U.S. flourished, particularly in California, and was causing the enemy no end of problems. Led by the writings of Malcolm X, George Jackson, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, Marcus Garvey, Che Guevara, Mao Tse Tung and Ho Chi Mihn, Afrikan prisoners in particular, were becoming conscious of themselves as prisoners in a larger war against our race. As a result the imprisoned Afrikans began to organize, study and compose creative pro-Afrikan ideas, writings and works assert their natural human rights, unify as a force and drop systematic self-destructive behavior. This widespread organization was the beginning of what was to known as the powerful Prisoner’s Rights Movement. The success of this Prisoner’s Movement began to spread like wildfire throughout prison systems in the U.S. and as far as the UK. It even crossed racial lines, as Latinos, Native peoples, Asians and even whites started to support and emulate this bold new dynamic and to target our common enemy.

    In response to this perceived threat, the CIA, FBI and coordinated military intelligence groups (Office of Naval Intelligence and Army Intelligence in particular) and engaged in several operational initiatives of murder, sabotage and destruction. Jonathan Jackson and his brother George were set up and murdered, prison race gangs (Black Guerilla Family, Aryan Brotherhood, Mexican Mafia, La Nuestra Familia, etc.) were encouraged, assisted and fostered to target and kill political prisoners, and progressive groups within the prisons. These elements were funded and used to spread death, drugs and criminal mayhem as a move to destroy the gains of the Prisoner’s Movement. Snitches and all manner of provocateurs were cultivated, trained and inserted amongst the revolutionary prisoners and groups. Division Five in concert with other departments of the FBI, specifically set-up and bad-jacketed/snitch-jacketed targeted prisoners for inmate incited hostilities and murder. Later, in the case of the revolutionary Attica uprising, the Prisoner’s Movement was violently suppressed on personal orders from Nelson Rockefeller, with scores of prisoners brutally beaten, tortured and murdered as examples to others in and out of the penal system.

    The strength of the Prisoner’s Rights Movement was born out of imprisoned Afrikans consciously transforming themselves into revolutionary Afrikan warriors to serve the people. Their successes were noted and the CIA, in concert with Division Five of the FBI, the Stanford Research Institute, the California Bureau of Prisons, and the LAPD’s CCS (Criminal Conspiracy Section, organized a project known as The Black Cultural Association (BCA). The BCA was a specific behavior modification and psychological experimentation unit housed within the California State Prison and Medical Facility at Vacaville. Funding and direction for the BCA came from the CIA via the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) as well as the LEAA (Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice). The cover story was "the development of black pride" for the Afrikan prisoners. Heading up this department was a psychotic house **** by the name of Colton Westbrook. Westbrook came from a U.S. Army background as a specialist in Psychological Warfare and Terror Ops for the CIA's Phoenix Project in Southeast Asia. Westbrook provided logistical support for CIA’s Phoenix Program and his particular job was the indoctrination of assassination and terrorist cadres also known as synthetic terror groups or pseudo-gangs. The Phoenix Project was a sustained policy of political assassinations, rigged elections, outright terror campaigns against civilians, political imprisonment in American-made tiger cages, torture and Psy Ops propaganda by CIA agents. CIA Director William Colby promised at his Senate confirmation hearings in July 1973 that he would curb the CIA's activities at home and abroad. Instead, he has imported the Phoenix Program directly into the United States.

    A career CIA man, Westbrook worked under cover with A.I.D. (the Agency for International Development). Handling undercover black ops assignments throughout Cambodia, Thailand, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Okinawa and Soviet Union. He later went on to supervising the CIA’s drug operations throughout Asia before finally being summoned to establish and direct the BCA at the California Medical Facility at Vacaville (a psychiatric state prison) in California. The California Medical Facility at Vacaville in actuality housed the Maximum Psychiatric Diagnostic Unit, or MPDU. This MPDU’s function was to receive and “treat” the worst "troublemakers" from prisons throughout the state. Westbrook adopted the name "Yajiuma" as part of his cover and then inserted his "pro-Afrikan" group, the Black Cultural Association into the inmate population. Westbrook/Yajiuma set about creating the BCA as honeypot to attract Afrikans who fit a specific psychological profile under the auspices of a cultural haven and pro-black self-development center. Under Project MKSEARCH, the Stanford Research Institute and CIA Research and Development programs worked with drugs such as Librium, and Magnesium Pemoline, which were administered illegally to certain BCA members at the California Medical Facility at Vacaville. Westbrook's assignment in the Black Cultural Association behavior modification unit was to recruit future agents for CIA domestic intelligence programs. Seemingly random killings, assassinations, and operations such as the Zebra murders in San Francisco, are linked to this prison control and training, through the imposition of mind-altering drugs, psycho-surgeries, chemo-surgeries, use of electric shock and electrode implants, and mind control programming such as Clear Eyes assassin training. The code-named "Zebra" killings (so-called by police because the crimes involved black on white crimes) took place in San Francisco during a six-month period from 1973 to 1974 and occurred during the time of CIA/FBI involvement in Vacaville and COINTELPRO operations in California. The murder spree involved shootings, stabbings, and hackings with machetes and was running roughly concurrent to the time that the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army) was active. The crimes were allegedly perpetrated by so-called American Black Muslims motivated by "revenge on the white race". Given the history of such tactics as the use of disinformation and smear campaigns against "subversive" groups, it is possible that this was also part of a CIA/FBI project to discredit the Muslim movement in America, and that the murders were said to have been committed by whites in black face make-up. For a 179-day period, the "Zebra" killers brutally assaulted, robbed, and sodomized a total of twenty-three persons, leaving fifteen dead. Also running concurrently was the string of occult connected murders attributed to a so-called maniac dubbed the Zodiac Killer. Compelling new evidence reveals that this too was a coordinated part of the U.S. intelligence agencies’ synthetic terror operations, and that the “Zodiac Killer” was actually Team Zodiac. A terror squad composed of satanic cult organized killers and patsies, very much like the ones they established within the Manson Family and Son of Sam terror teams.

    Colton Westbrook, working with the LAPD's CCS (Criminal Conspiracy Section) and Division Five of the FBI, used certain newly "Africanized" and modified recruits to set up two primary synthetic terror groups known as the Us organization with police agent Ron N. Everett a.k.a. Ron Karenga; and the SLA, or Symbionese Liberation Army with police informer and provocateur Donald DeFreeze. According to CCS police snitch and provocateur Louis Tackwood, Ron Karenga and his Us (later known as the United Slaves) organization were funded by the Ford Foundation, the LAPD and his good friend Mayor Sam Yorty through municipal funds. Financing to the tune of over $50,000 per year, plus two offices and five apartments, as indicated in the September 6, 1969 edition of the Black Panther newspaper. The Wall Street Journal revealed that Karenga “Maintained close ties to the eastern Rockefeller family” and that “A few weeks after the assassination of Martin Luther King… Mr. Karenga slipped into Sacramento for a private chat with Governor Ronald Reagan, at the governor’s request. The black nationalist also met clandestinely with Los Angeles Police Chief Thomas Reddin after King had been killed.”

    Louis E. Tackwood was the liaison man between Karenga and DeFreeze and LAPD's CCS division. Aptly named, the Criminal Conspiracy Section's sole purpose and agenda was to target and destroy black militants and their organizations, through conspiracies involving informers, agent provocateurs, programmed assassins and set-up men. As well as "militant" synthetic terror groups to sabotage and discredit the Afrikan liberation movement in general. Through Tackwood, Ron Karenga and his United Slaves (we should've known they were punks by their ******* name alone!) were given their assignments to "Work in opposition to other Black groups within the Black community, which attracted large numbers of Blacks." Karenga was directly ordered to “Curtail the Panther Party’s growth, no matter what the cost, and that no rang-a-tang (CCS slang for US members) —that’s what we called his people— would ever be convicted of murder.” Tackwood also stated that he provided Karenga with assassination orders from the FBI to kill Panther leaders Elmore Geronimo Pratt, and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter.

    Why target Carter?

    The Southern California chapter of the Black Panther Party was formed in 1968 by Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter. Carter was the former head of the 5,000-strong Slauson gang and its hard-core unit, the Slauson Renegades, and was known in the area as "the Mayor of the Ghetto". While spending four years in Soledad prison on charges of armed robbery, he became a Muslim and a follower of Malcolm X. In 1967, Carter met Black Panther Party Minister of Defense Huey Newton and immediately became a Panther on the spot. Newton recognized Carter's formidable organization and leadership skills and tasked him with forming and leading the Southern California BPP chapter. In early 1968, he was given the revolutionary position of Deputy Minister of Defense.

    On January 17, 1969, Jerome Huggins, 23 and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter 26, were gunned down by Karenga’s men, George P. and Larry Joseph Stiner, Harold Jones, Donald Hawkins and the triggerman Claude "Chuchessa" Hubert. Larry Stiner was wounded in the shoulder from a shot squeezed off by Alprentice Carter, and three of them made their way back to the get-away car driven by their FBI handler Brandon Cleary also known to them as Control One. According to a police agent code-named Othello (most likely either D’Arthard Perry, a.k.a. Ed Riggs or Louis E. Tackwood), Cleary drove three of the assassins back to the FBI building in Los Angeles, where they met in a 14th floor office for debriefing. The FBI then facilitated gunman Claude Hubert’s escape as Hubert was subsequently transferred to an east coast office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in New York City. Hubert has never been apprehended and is believed to be currently living under Bureau cover. As for the Stiner brothers, they were ordered to turn themselves into police whereupon the Bureau would assist them when things quieted down. After their reported surrender, the Stiner brothers were tried and convicted of the murders of Carter and Huggins. They were sentenced to San Quentin, a maximum-security prison. Four years later, as "model prisoners", the two were transferred to the minimum-security section of the prison. The FBI made good on their promise and facilitated their escape in 1974, during a conjugal visit arranged for both. Aided by a black prison guard the two were literally allowed to just walk off, and their handlers in the FBI assisted in providing them safe transit and haven in Guyana, South America. One has to wonder what Larry Stiner knows, and if his services were utilized further in nearby Jonestown, as he was in Guyana during that time. His brother George eventually left Guyana, and his current whereabouts are an FBI secret. Larry however, changed his name to Watani, married, and moved to neighboring Suriname. After civil conflicts threatened his family and great new life, he called his handlers with a request to return to the United States in exchange for granting political asylum for his family. This scumbag traitor and FBI snitch returned in 1994 and was double-crossed by his masters, who arranged for him to finish out his life sentence.

    Who was Othello?

    Depending on sources, he was either D’Arthard Perry, a.k.a. Ed Riggs, or Louis E. Tackwood. From 1968 to 1975 he was a paid undercover operative for the FBI and committed many of the crimes that the congressional committees and the Justice Department failed to uncover. Othello was the code name given to him by the FBI, who ultimately became so pleased with his performance they gave Othello $2,400 a month in cash payments and expenses, making him one of the bureau's highest-paid (and therefore one of its most valued) operatives. As FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act years later revealed, there were at least 295 FBI operations against black groups up to year 1971; of that total, 233 were specific operations launched against the Black Panthers. The Bureau wound up spending an estimated $7,400,000—much of it on operatives like Othello—and informants and undercover men to wreck the organization. That amount is about double what the FBI was spending to obtain information about organized crime.

    Meanwhile back at California Medical Facility at Vacaville …
    A covert mind control unit with funding from the CIA channeled through the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). These Menlo Park behavior modification specialists experimented with psychoactive drugs administered to members of the BCA. Black prisoners were programmed to murder selected black leaders once on the outside. The CIA/SRI zombie killer hit list included Oakland school superintendent Dr. Marcus Foster, and Panthers Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, among others.

    Working with some white CIA associates; Westbrook was now very busy mobilizing his BCA hypno-soldiers into a violent para-military synthetic terror group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Amongst them a pathetic loser named Donald DeFreeze stood out. From 1967 to 1969, he worked as a police informer for the Los Angeles Police Department, under Detective R. G. Farwell, Public Disorder Intelligence unit. At the time, the LAPD was supplying weapons to independent black agents and the United Slaves (US), hiring them to specifically kill Black Panthers. DeFreeze worked closely with police agent provocateur Ron Karenga, head of the US organization. Later, other members of Karenga's group were programmed at California Medical Facility at Vacaville with DeFreeze. DeFreeze stated that at Vacaville in 1971-72 he was the subject of a CIA mind-control experiments. He described his incarceration on the prison's third floor, where he was corralled by CIA agents who drugged him and said he would become the leader of a radical movement and kidnap a wealthy person. Prior to Vacaville, nothing in DeFreeze's background indicated a political consciousness while he worked as a police intelligence informer. Shortly after his arranged escape from Vacaville (an exit door was left unlocked for him), that's exactly what he did, following his programming on cue.

    Colton Westbrook co-opted the works and revolutionary writings of the genuine Afrikan Prisoners Movement, and incorporated them into the teachings of the BCA. DeFreeze, his star pupil, was even allowed to set up a sub-group called Unisight to refine his programmed leadership role in the Symbionese Liberation Army. Earlier, Westbrook had invented Ron Karenga’s United Slaves logo with the seven-headed cobra, along with accompanying Swahili principles incorporating each head:


    You may know these now as the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa.

    After Karenga’s conviction and the US (United Slaves) were no longer of any practical military or intelligence use. Colton Westbrook revamped the United Slaves seven-headed cobra and principles, and grafted them onto his new group, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). DeFreeze who now changed his name to Cinque, or Cin, would be the leader of the group who consisted of 5 white intelligence assets and negro operative named Thero Wheeler. Wheeler met DeFreeze earlier, when they were both prisoners at Vacaville in 1972, and Wheeler was placed as an inside handler to manipulate both DeFreeze/Cinque and the rest of the SLA. Thero Wheeler was later transferred to San Quentin and to facilitate his activation in the SLA, he too was allowed to just walk away from his imprisonment in August of 1973.

    Another unusual development with intelligence connections, was the sudden appearance of a man by the name of Bernard Keaton who was secured as an actual double for Donald DeFreeze. Keaton surfaced in spring, of 1973, after DeFreeze walked away from Soledad and claimed to be Donald DeFreeze. As cover, Keaton moved in with DeFreeze family friend Reverend W. Foster and family, in Buffalo, New York. Keaton's impersonation was so good, that he was even familiar with intimate details of the family history that only DeFreeze could have known about. The only reason for having Keaton as a double was in case law enforcement officers in the Bay area had accidentally picked up DeFreeze during the time between his "escape" from Soledad and the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst. Then if necessary, his double could have taken his place in prison. Three long-years had gone into training DeFreeze for his mission while at Vacaville Medical Facility, and it couldn’t afford to be jeopardized. Later when the FBI was challenged about Bernard Keaton being DeFreeze’s double, the FBI stated they are not concerned or even curious about him and stated that it "isn't illegal."

    When the CIA/FBI/CCS decided that the SLA had outlived its usefulness, and DeFreeze's programming was coming apart more and more. Their terror group the SLA needed to be publicly eliminated. Wayne Lewis, an FBI agent provocateur, reported that the FBI had asked him to replace DeFreeze 2 weeks before DeFreeze’s death because "the FBI was going to kill him." The police and the FBI, then carefully arranged for their select operatives Thero Wheeler, Emily and William Harris and Patricia Hearst to be secreted out to safety, and surrounded the SLA’s safe house. As soon as Thero Wheeler and another negro punk made sure the others remained in the house for sacrifice, the clean-up operation began in earnest. Agent Donald Gray of the FBI shot DeFreeze in the back from a position just outside the house. Then a fusillade of bullets were fired into the house and the structure set ablaze on national TV. DeFreeze and 5 other SLA members were calculatingly incinerated, along with any telling and critical evidence. The LAPD did not notify DeFreeze's family of his death for three days. His remains were sent to them in Cleveland, Ohio, with both the head and the fingers missing. I can only imagine that if a proper and thorough autopsy were performed specifically on the brain tissues, it would have revealed evidence of any chemo-surgeries, physical surgeries, psychoactive chemical residue and/or electrode experimentation. It was either that, or the body they had was actually Bernard Keaton the double for DeFreeze. It was alleged that directly after the clean-up operation, the CIA demanded possession of DeFreeze’s head. ...

    Ron Karenga was convicted of two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment. For his role in the imprisonment and grievous torture of two Afrikan women named Deborah Jones and Gail Davis. A May 14, 1971, article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen. Said that on May 9, 1970, she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis' mouth and placed against Miss Davis' face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said." Additional evidence and testimony surfaced that indicated that the following day, Karenga allegedly told the women “Vietnamese torture is nothing compared to what I know” (CIA torture lessons from Westbrook and the Phoenix Project no doubt). One of two cohorts, Luz Maria Tamayo reportedly put detergent and a caustic substance in the women’s’ mouths, and the other, Louis Smith turned a water hose full force on their faces, with Karenga, holding a gun, and threatening to shoot both of them (Jones & Davis)." Karenga was also found to have burned Davis and Jones with lit cigarettes and inserted a water hose into them (their vaginas) and sadistically forced cold and alternately very hot water into them.

    Seeing that this could lead to a real stretch in a real prison, Karenga didn’t want to do hard time in a regular prison, so he feigned insanity and beseeched his covert masters for their help. Quoting from a transcript of Karenga's sentencing hearing on Sept. 17, 1971: “A key issue was whether Karenga was sane. Judge Arthur L. Alarcon read from a psychiatrist's report: "Since his admission here he has been isolated and has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, such as staring at the wall, talking to imaginary persons, claiming that he was attacked by dive-bombers and that his attorney was in the next cell.” “… During part of the interview he would look around as if reacting to hallucination and when the examiner walked away for a moment he began a conversation with a blanket located on his bed, stating that there was someone there and implying indirectly that the 'someone' was a woman imprisoned with him for some offense. This man now presents a picture which can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and elusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment."

    Either he was faking for a reduced sentence, or some BCA programming was going haywire. In any event he was sentenced on Sept. 17, 1971, to serve one to ten years in California State Prison named "California Men's Colony", in San Luis Obispo, California. His handlers stepped in once again and he was later transferred to—get this… the California Medical Facility at Vacaville (for possible de-programming or re-programming?). Brother Spartacus of GAP Radio asserts that it’s possible that Karenga may have never even served the sentence in the prison at all. And that his masters in the FBI may have arranged for fake prison records to be generated at the facility of his alleged prison term. Which is something to ponder, considering how valuable he WAS to them then, and IS to them now. Since then, the FBI’s Anti-Afrikan COINTELPRO strategy continued uninterrupted, and has been expanded and instituted globally with new names such as TOPLEV, COMTEL and THERMCON.

    A brief account of the sentencing ran in several newspapers the following day. That was apparently the last newspaper article to mention Karenga's unfortunate habit of doing unspeakable things to black people. After that, the only coverage came from the hundreds of news accounts that depict him as the wonderful man who invented Kwanzaa.

    Karenga was released a scant 3 years later in 1974, and his handlers in the CIA and FBI set him up to be Chairman of the Department of Black Studies at California State University. Now named Professor Maulana (Master teacher) Karenga, He later resurfaced with the resurrected SLA principles and dubbed them the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa complete with an Africanized Hanukkah menorah called the Kinara. His handlers in the FBI thought that this would serve a two-fold purpose of the establishing and marketing a synthetic African holiday with a convoluted African origin, that would serve their financial agenda as an alternative Christmas marketed directly to black people. And two, to give their valued operative with a new cover for a re-insertion into the Afrikan community. Primarily for intelligence gathering, gate-keeping and an assumed leadership role with complete absolution of his crimes against the Afrikan masses. That, in addition to the great laughter they enjoy watching us sanctify a sick, sadistic, predator of Afrikan people. A vile tool who delights in the continued destruction of our liberation. But let’s hear from the man Karenga himself talking candidly in a May 9, 1978 article from the Washington Post: "People think it's African, but it's not". He continued, "I came up with Kwanzaa because black people in this country wouldn't celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that's when a lot of bloods (young black people) would be partying."

    We need to make a revolutionary choice at this point, and either continue celebrating a holiday given to us by our enemies. A holiday that amalgamates Christmas and Hanukkah, with a synthetic African characteristic, inserted strategically for seven days right after Christmas.

    Kwanzaa was an Afrikan Trojan Horse to continue an un-official celebration of the Christmas season, and redirect our hard-earned money back into the enemy’s coffers. To depart a legend and give absolution to a traitor Afrikan masses should have judged and gave a death sentence for crimes against Afrikan people and our struggle. Kwanzaa is now as commercially viable a commodity as Christmas, generating millions in greeting-card sales alone. "It's clear that a number of major corporations have started to take notice and try to profit from Kwanzaa," said a San Francisco State Black studies professor Oba T'Shaka.

    Let’s stand as one, and salvage the good from Kwanzaa, then give it a burial and develop our OWN day that Afrikans around the world can look up to in pride and united celebration. A day that serves OUR collective interests, and enriches the revolutionary traditions of OUR race. A day that our enemies will revile. A day that frees us from their shallow trappings and venal exploitations.

    The SLA is CIA and varied works of Mae Brussell
    The SLA by Mae Brussell
    Agents of Repression by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall
    The Glass House Tapes by Louis Tackwood
    The Black Panther newspaper - September 6, 1969
    Muhammad Speaks – November 12, 1971
    Bitter Grain Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party by Michael Newton
    FrontPage - Happy Kwanzaa by Paul Mulshine
    The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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