- Preface to the series as of 3/23/2004:
- This is another part of our series on the Anti-War Movement
at the time of the Viet Nam War. Studying this may help to scrutinize any
possible fakers foisted on us as supposed "leaders" and "activists"
of the Anti-Iraq War Movement.
- The report was issued by us in 1972. It is here VERBATIM
as it was then circulated. Items in parentheses and brackets are identical
to what was in the report.
- It is about the fakers selected, installed, and funded
by the American CIA, and promoted by the liars and whores of the Press
as the supposed main activists and "leaders" of the Anti-Viet
Nam War activities, known then as the "Peace Movement". Called
"The Chicago 7 ", that was Rennie, Davis, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry
Rubin, Tom Hayden, and others.
- The purpose was to sidestep the specifics of the Aristocracy
and the war-mongers who are the stooges and scapegoats for them. And, to
wind down the disastrous Viet Nam War before it would expose how the Establishment
profits from instigating wars and depressions to further enrich the Ultra-Rich.
- A further purpose was to discredit the 1968 Democrat
Party candidate for President Hubert Humphrey, to install Richard M. Nixon
for the GOP, as the Fascist-inclined occupant and resident of the Oval
- The "Committee" referred to is the independent-minded
investigative group, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, the Founder/Chairman
of which has been Sherman H. Skolnick, since 1963.
- Earlier parts told how the trial judge was manipulated.
Now we learn about the jurors hearing the Anti-Riot Act federal criminal
prosecution of the "7", starting in 1969.
- "CHICAGO 7" ARE THEY FOR REAL?
- 7. Efforts to overturn the contempt ruling and the guilty
verdict against 5 of the "7".
- (a) Planting of a juror. November 12, 1970, the U.S.
Court of Appeals, Chicago, ruled that the "7" case be sent back
to Judge Hoffman for the specific determination whether there were unlawful
notes passed between the deliberating jurors and Judge Hoffman; whether
there was a forbidden compromise verdict as contended by juror Kay Richards
in her copyright stories, after the trial, in the Chicago Sun-Times. In
an unprecedented special hearing before Judge Hoffman, starting December
19, 1970, the jurors themselves, one by one took the witness stand.
- Key testimony was by juror Kay Richards Stevens (married
after the trial to Thomas P. Stevens). Age 23, she allegedly is a computer
operator. At the beginning of the trial, September, 1969, Kay Richards
was the only one of 4 alternate jurors, NOT a regular juror. By a trick,
trial juror Miss Kristi A. King, 23, was forced to excuse herself as a
juror. Judge Hoffman read Miss King an allegedly threatening letter received
by her parents from "The Black Panthers". Revealingly, it was
not signed correctly as "Black Panther Party". Kay Richards replaced
Miss King, and thus Miss Richards was "planted" by what appears
to be a group of forces assisted by executives of the Marshall Field Enterprise
newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily News.
- Mrs. Stevens testimony, 11/20/70, included (a) her contentions
that the verdict, by her doings, was a forbidden "compromise verdict",
which if not otherwise disputed, constitutes "reversible error",
which will turn the conviction of 5 of the "7" upside down. (b)
She was the only juror who had no room-mate while the jurors stayed at
the Palmer House, and the only juror to meet with a family member outside
the presence of a court deputy marshal (she met with her fiance Thomas
P. Stevens). Not coincidentally, she brought with her a typewriter and
was busy clacking away on her "notes" almost every night between
trial sessions. She alleged her fiance in the middle of the trial, arranged
supposedly unknown to her, a contract with the Sun-Times for her exclusive
story. (He, not being her husband yet, would have no legal right to arrange
such a contract for her). She forgot, she said, what the Sun-Times paid
her. She refused to state what position her husband has with the County
- Data unearthed by the Committee shows that her husband,
Thomas P. Stevens, in December, 1969, became director of the Classification
Dept. of the County government. He is one of the few people in Cook County
who would know by position every undercover agent in Cook County. Although
this data was made available to the news media, they refused to use it.
- (b) Release of records, government and otherwise, to
be used to destroy the public image of trial Judge Julius Hoffman.
- Shortly after the contempt ruling and the February, 1970,
guilty ruling for 5 of the "7", certain records, by two methods
were turned over to the Committee. The first group of records arrived from
an emissary of the "7", known to the Committee. The second group
of records arrived by other means.
- It was evident from an examination of the records and
explanatory notes accompanying them, that:
- (1) some of the records evidently were from inside government
- (2) others were non-public bank records and references
to bank records.
- The upshot of these two groups of records was that a
possibly good case could be made out, showing that Judge Julius Hoffman
took a gift, gratuity, or "bribe", of $300,000, from a litigant
in an earlier, unrelated case, unrelated to the "7". From all
surrounding circumstances, it was evident the "7" wished to have
Skolnick's Committee to be the method of exposing Judge Hoffman for purported
"bribery", and thus destroy Judge Hoffman's public image and
thereby undermine the validity of the jail rulings against the "7".
The Committee has never accused Judge Hoffman of being honest.
- The dilemma: on the one hand, the purported records appear
genuine. On the other hand, there is a lingering suspicion tha they were
planted with the Committee, not for an effort to merely expose corruption,
but to destroy Judge Hoffman for the express benefit of the "7".
The Committee has so far not made a public issue of those records, since
it became evident that a faction IN THE GOVERNMENT wanted Judge Hoffman
destroyed to benefit the Chicago 7.
- 8. Manipulation of judges to gain worldwide travel permission
for the "7". In respect to key rulings on worldwide travel permission
for some of the "7", the important rulings were made by two judges
of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago: (a) Federal Circuit Judge Otto
Kerner, Jr., and (b) Chief Judge Luther M. Swygert.
- Judge Otto Kerner, Jr. Members of Skolnick's Committee
have been instrumental in focussing a certain federal probe onto Judge
Otto Kerner, Jr., resulting in Kerner's indictment in December, 1971. In
the course of that work, the Committee became aware of the fact that Judge
Kerner was being pressured and manipulated to grant almost an unlimited.
worldwide trafvel permission to some of the "Chicago 7".
- A key ruling of Judge Kerner came on July 15, 1969, prior
to the Conspiracy trial. Kerner, at the drop of a hat, almost instantly
upon application, ordered that Rennie Davis be authorized to travel to
Paris, France, and to Hanoi, North Viet Nam, commencing that same day.
(U.S. vs. Rennard C. Davis, No. 17761, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit,
Chicago). It is apparent from the application for travel permission that
Rennie, an alleged "radical revolutionary", was going on U.S.
State Department business. See: previous mention of P.O.W., Navy Lt. Robert
- In May, 1971, Abbie Hoffman and Rennie Davis were indicted
as a result of certain purported disorders as part of the "May Day
Tribe" in Washington, D.C. By May, 1971, it was also evident, or becoming
evident, that Judge Kerner himself faced indictment. To appease a certain
faction in the Justice Department, Judge Kerner entered a court order revoking
Abbie and Rennie's travel permission and severely restricted them to their
home districts. Oddly, there was a contrary court order entered by Judge
Swygert. (Judges in the same court have equal power; they cannot over-rule
- Judge Luther M. Swygert. By May, 1971, it was becoming
evident that Judge Swygert, like Kerner, was the target of a federal probe.
The particulars of an apparent series of frauds participated in by Swygert
were put into the Congressional Record by Congressman H.R. Gross, of Iowa.
Cong.Rec., May 17, 1971, p. E4482. Congressman Gross and others demanded
an investigation of the plundering of a multi-million dollar real estate
company by Judge Swygert and associates of his, including his former law
- On June 11, 1971, members of the Committee discovered
in the file of case No.s 18294, 18295 (the "7" appeals), the
above described court order by Judge Kerner revoking court travel permission.
Committee members went to the Chief Clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals,
requesting a certified copy of the same. Whereupon, in the presence of
two Committee members, the Chief Clerk tore up and discarded the court
order, and said "This is none of your business".
- The federal probe of Judge Kerner began to take shape
in April, 1969. From that time until May, 1971, the important travel permission
for the "7" were entered by Judge Swygert. From May, 1971, and
thereafter, most of the court ordered travel permission has been entered
by Judge Swygert. May, 1971, is also the time when demands for a federal
probe of Judge Swygert began to take shape.
- Because the Committee is instrumentally involved in the
probe of both judges, the Committee is quite aware of numerous bits and
pieces of details that support the statement that Kerner and Swygert have
been manipulated and pressured to grant court ordered worldwide travel
permission to the benefit of some of the "Chicago 7".
- 9. Another example of governmental money, power, and
benefits to the "Chicago 7". Shortly after the "7"
indictment, March, 1969, Rennie Davis arranged a lease for the "Conspiracy"
office, as it was called. Rooms 404-407, in the Steger Building, 28 East
Jackson Blvd., Chicago. That building at the time of the lease was a federally
owned and supervised building. The lease started June 1, 1969,. [Note:
the previous mention of the pre-convention secret meeting at another federally
owned and supervised property, the Moraine Hotel.]
- Several tenants near and above Rooms 404-407 were arbitrarily
forced to move by the building manager suddenly doubling and tripling their
rent. The FBI occupied vacated space near and above the "Conspiracy"
offices. An alleged employment agency in the Steger Building appears to
have been a surveillance and protection "cover" operation. Ostensibly,
the FBI was keeping the "Conspiracy" under surveillance. Their
actual functions appeared to have include protecting Rennie and others
from harm by right wing extremists who would not know Rennie's true role
as a counter-insurgent and believed that he was a "radical revolutionary".
- Little known records in a Circuit Court of Cook County
case show that the lease required federal permission. See; Hulman vs. Lawn
Savings, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, No. 68 CH 1888.
Asset: Steger Building. The lease also required court permission.
- 10. During the "7" trial, unknown to the public,
Abbie Hoffman stayed from time to time at the home of James Hoge, Jr.,
director of the Stevenson Institute and executive director of the Chicago
Sun-Times. (Field Enterprises executives, many of them in the war business,
are not exactlly "left wing".) The Sun-Times, as noted, ran the
copyright "compromise verdict" series by juror Kay Richards,
and had editorialized for the release of the "7" on appeal bond.
- The president , until recently, of the Newspaper Division
of Field Enterprises, has been Bailey K. Howard, listed in the banned book
"Who's Who in the C.I.A.". He has been a director of General
Analine & Film Corp., interlocked at one time with Hitler's I.G. Farben
Works. Howard is a major stockholder and until recently a director of Chicago's
scandal-ridden Civic Center Bank (now called the Chicago Bank of Commerce).
Howard's close pal, Judge and Major General Otto Kerner, Jr., is a fellow
- The major news media have seen to it that no one disturbs
the media image of the "7" as being "radical revolutionaries".
- More coming. Stay tuned.
- Updates as of 3/23/2004:
- The "7", instigating the riots at the 1968
Democrat Convention in Chicago, discredited Presidential Candidate Hubert
Humphrey and helped install Richard M.Nixon. In later years, a source of
ours turned over a huge pile of secret internal records of the Encyclopedia
Britannica, showing that Hubert Humphrey in the 1970s traveled around the
U.S. and elsewhere, supposedly helping market the Encyclopedias. The huge
funds paying him off were from the American CIA, through the Encyclopedia
offices in Chicago, and laundered through the Chicago facilties of the
Northern Trust Bank of Chicago, by way of two C.I.A. officials as purported
officers of that bank.
- That is, the bloody spy agency was covering all bases,
both Humphrey and Nixon.
- Some time after circulating in 1972 our story about the
"Chicago 7", we found out that the apparently "planted"
juror, Kay Richards, was a computer operator at a Chicago-area firm whose
primary work, under contract, was for the American C.I.A. Her writing for
the Chicago Sun-Times helped wreck the government's prosecution of the
"7". In very recent years now, the Sun-Times has reportedly had
as secret owners, along with Lord Conrad Black, the Red Chinese Secret
Police. Visit the extensive stories on the Red Chinese Secret Police, as
they operate on U.S. soil, and with Wal-Mart. See: www.skolnicksreport.com
- Note that even in very minor, routine Federal criminal
cases, the Judges are very strict and DO NOT usually grant travel permission
outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court in the district of
the pending trial or the home district of the defendant. Certainly, not
granting permission to travel outside the U.S. jurisdiction such as to
a purported enemy nation. The travel permission granted, for example to
Rennie Davis, to meet in Paris, with Madame Ngu, has to be considered in
view that she was the purported head of the CIA plot to assassinate President
Kennedy, mentioned earlier in this series. What did Rennie know about THAT?
What did Rennie's father, a top advisor with an office in the Nixon White
House, and the Elder Davis being French and tight with the French CIA,
know as well about Madame Ngu and the murder of JFK and the role of Nixon
in the Dallas public execution of JFK? And did the FBI/CIA protect Rennie
Davis for these reasons?
- Remember, the French took secret films of the JFK murder,
threatening to release the same, but in the meantime, using them, as is
usual between Aristocracies, for extortion, such as now against the Bush
- Mr. Skolnick's articles appear on his website www.skolnicksreport.com
and also on www.cloakanddagger.ca They are posted from time to time on
www.rense.com and are archived there, and you can get them by direct clicking
on www.rense.com/Datapages/skolnickdatapage.html [IF DIRECT CLICKING ON
THIS WEBSITE ADDRESS DOES NOT BRING UP THE SKOLNICK ARCHIVES ON RENSE,
then re-type the website address and click it that way.]
- Skolnick is co-host with Lenny Bloom in a program which
is about to premiere on a major pipeline power INTERNET RADIO, to be heard
live, and later archived. See schedule at <http://www.cloakanddagger.ca/>www.cloakanddagger.ca
- Recently published book is "Ahead of the Parade"
by Sherman H. Skolnick, A Who's Who of Treason & High Crimes---Exclusive
Details of Fraud & Corruption of the Monopoly Press, the Banks, the
Bench and the Bar, & the Secret Political Police. Can be ordered U.S./Canada
- The book is also supposedly available through Amazon.com
HOWEVER, they have recently blockaded their own marketing and sales of
this controversial book by DEMANDING TWICE THE LISTED PRICE.