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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 01:29 PM
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65. Antioch College Connections to the CIA, Ruth Paine & JFK Murder

Ruth Paine

When I was at University of Dayton, in 1970-71, I took a class at Antioch on the history of Vietnam, taught by a former Saigon CIA Chief of Station.

A few years later I was enrolled in the graduate program at Antioch Center for Social Research and Action in Baltimore, directed by a professor who was active in the Polish union (counter Soviet) activities at the time. Another professor arranged for us to use a special frequency radio at Bathesda Naval hospital to talk with other educators in the South Pacific and China.

The Antioch professors were very good and Connected.

An old school, founded by Horace Mann, Antioch went co-ed, did away with grades and developed work-study programs decades before such things became popular.

When Ruth Paine was working with Quakers in Nicaragua in the 1980s, she traveled and attended Quaker meetings with a student or someone affiliated with Antioch, who made others suspicious of them (for keeping notes and taking names), so she maintained her college connections.

Antioch College at the moment is in dire financial straits; maybe they lost their CIA support?

Im sure Antioch, as it did with Ruth Paine, had a major effect on Rod Serlings outlook on life.

As for the USIA, under JFK it was run by former CBS reporter Edward R. Morrow, a legend in his own time, who advised JFK to call off a CIA leafleting operation after it had been given preliminary approval and was ready to go, which illustrates the tight leash JFK wanted to hold on the CIAs Covert Ops against Cuba in 1963...

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