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53. Jonestown. The secret life of Jim Jones: a parapolitical fugue [Lobster #37 (Summer 1999)]
... first week in October, he resigned his position as Director of the Indianapolis Human Rights Commission.(36) It was then, according to Reiterman, that Jones confided in his ministerial assistant, Ross Case, that he'd had a vision of nuclear holocaust. 'A few weeks later, Jones took off alone in a plane for Hawaii, ostensibly to scout for a new site for Peoples Temple....(37) On what would become a two-year sojourn, Jones made his first stop in Honolulu, where he explored a job as a university chaplain. Though he did not like the job requirements, he decided to stay on the island for a while anyway, ...
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Nine hundred people died in Jonestown, Guyana, when Jim Jones ordered them to drink... Ross Case, a thirty-two year old attorney joined the Peoples Temple ...

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Another member, Ross Case, disturbed that “Eleven o'clock was the most .... The reason that the Temple is great is not just because Jim Jones can make people ...

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In a bizarre communal act of murder and suicide, the end came for Jim Jones and ...Ross Case, Jones's pastoral associate who was perhaps most directly ...

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Jim Jones And His People Tim Reiterman ... Crew-cut Ross Case, though schooled in the intricacies and snares of the Bible, lacked the showmanship to hold ...

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The devotion and loyalty of his congregation is where the true “power” Jim Jones had over people became dangerously clear to him. Ross Case, a coworker of ...

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Jan 6, 2009 – A nobody named Jim Jones had worn down a big San Francisco daily. ...appropriately enough, by Ross Case, Jones's onetime associate in ...

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power" Jim Jones had over people became dangerously clear to him. Ross Case, a coworker of Jones for several years, as well as a Disciple of Christ minister .

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        Ross E. Case collection pertaining to Peoples Temple, 1961-1984 (bulk 1976-1982).
        Personal papers, correspondence (1962-1984), Peoples Temple documents, church bulletins, magazines and clippings (1973-1982), affidavits, audiotapes, and other materials documenting Case's involvement with investigations as a founding member of The Truth Squad in Mendocino County, Calif., and as a participant in the Concerned Relatives and Citizen Committee, based in San Francisco. After the deaths in Guyana on Nov

        November 18, 2009, Der Spiegel, Jonestown mass suicide of 1978: Horror in the Garden of Eden
        You searched paradise - and died in Hell: With cyanide lemonade more than 900 members of the American people were poisoned temple-sect 30 years ago in the jungles of Guyana.Ex-Templar Laura Johnston Kohl was on that fateful day by accident not at camp - and survived. To date, she tortures the memory. Katja Iken more ...

        October 1, 1998, Der Spiegel, 2 fever the end,
        The turn of the millennium inspired apocalyptic delusions The date for the end of the world was clear: 15 Juli in 1967. After the day was passed X said Jim Jones, leader of the Volkste ... more 

        April 7, 1997, Der Spiegel, Cults: The power of death,
        Champagne, Marshall Applewhite pretended to be ill with cancer, and promised his followers a trip to a "higher place" - in a UFO at the tail of the comet Hale-Bopp. Why followed the cult leader in California 38 people to their deaths? 28 ... more ...

        Sexual Abuse: tail of Satan THE MIRROR - 13.11.1995
        Based on statements from children who they interpreted as "absolute truth", condemned U.S. courts in recent years, dozens of child-care workers because of "sexual abuse" to long prison terms. Now, a sued un ... more ...

        The hour of the apocalypse is here THE MIRROR - 27.03.1995
        Against doomsday cults, modern states are powerless He sees himself as a "savior" and he has a "mission - to eliminate the human race" and as "the life and the madness to err ... more ...

        Moment of Revelation THE MIRROR - 26.12.1994
        Salvation promises and threats in German and international religious sects About 300 oriented communities are currently active nationwide, about two million people belong to them, like the con ... more ...

        USA: Gloomy fame THE MIRROR - 08.03.1993
        Religious delusions end cost the lives of four police officers. Fanatical sects are preparing for the last battle.For months, was the attack on the sect "root of David" has been prepared. Agents of the Treasury had the group on their ... more ...

        Friday THE MIRROR - 13.08.1990
        21.00 - 22.50 clock. Sat 1 The Guyana massacre half Documentary U.S. film (1979) about the collective suicide (1977) of 912 cult members at the behest of their guru Jim Jones ... more ...

        Bhagwan: The God of the outs rises from THE MIRROR - 07.10.1985
        SPIEGEL reporter Erich Wiedemann about the bleak outlook in the global Sanya Empire * If the governor had heard in Portland on Joanne Boies by the Association of Christian women of Oregon, then the Bhagwan would be ... more ...

        DIED: Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham THE MIRROR - 12.08.1985
        * Died: Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, 62 The President of the small State Guyana jungle in the northeast of South America spared hardly a middle ... more ...

        Der Spiegel Interview: We are up to the skull armed THE MIRROR - 04.03.1985
        Ma Anand Sheela, President of the International Bhagwan Group, about religion, sex and capitalism * SPIEGEL: You are the only human being who ever since the relocation of the headquarters of Poona Rajneeshi to Oregon Zutr ... more ...

        SPIEGEL Interview: The forces of darkness are destroyed THE MIRROR - 05.03.1984
        Rev. Jerry Falwell, the religious leader of the American right, on the presidential election in 1984 * SPIEGEL: Mr. Falwell, you are a kind of moral referee America, a religious superstar. 25 million people see ... more ...

        The loving gift which penetrates me THE MIRROR - 09.03.1981
        SPIEGEL reporter William Bittorf about the ashram in Poona and the search for wisdom of the East (II) Prem Naren, an English disciple late twenties, was already more than five months in Poona. But his sex life was still ... more ...

        PARTIES: Dark Forces THE MIRROR - 22.09.1980
        Amused with strange campaign contributions and confused, "European Workers' Party, including its chairman Zepp-LaRouche, the TV audience. In the background: a right-wing businessman from the United States. Last year felt like some of ... more ...

        GUIANA: Deadly match THE MIRROR - 30.06.1980
        The only English speaking country in South America is becoming a "lousy little dictatorship": the opposition are persecuted and killed. The declaration of war had nothing left to be desired in Deutlichlichkeit: He will not rest, so coppered ... more ...

        NUCLEAR WAR: Crazy patchwork THE MIRROR - 28.04.1980
        The global computer network of the U.S. armed forces is overloaded and prone to breakdowns. So it was late last year to a false alarm missiles - six minutes threatened a nuclear war.In the situation room of the North American air defense commander ... more ...

        USA: On the list THE MIRROR - 03.03.1980
        The killing of apostates the Jim Jones cult shocked California. If a firing squad slammed? The legacy of the demons contained an oath of vengeance: Faithful in America, threatened Jim Jones, were apostate to death. Curr ... more ...

        1978 THE MIRROR - 25.12.1978
        The yellow card The Big Two were there, with drums and trumpets. And yet, significant and interesting than the visits of the two Weitmäch ... more ...

        My wonderful family in the beautiful land of promise THE MIRROR - 18.12.1978
        was the dedication in a photo album, which was found next to the dead of the "People's Temple" sect in the jungle of Guyana. All Indi ... more ...

        Suffering of the people THE MIRROR - 04.12.1978
        America is struggling to comprehend the tragedy of suicide Guiana. Testimonies of survivors prove more and more political motives. Many were sick, everyone was tired, three of the seven needed a wheelchair. Hyacinth Thrash, 74, small ... more ...

        Rise and Fall of the People's Temple cult / From Marshall Kilduff and Ron Javers - Part I: 

        How can such things happen? THE MIRROR - 27.11.1978
        Pseudo-religious mass delusion drove hundreds upon command of the cult leader Jim Jones in the common death. The escape from the reality of America in the jungle of Guyana and from there into the previously rehearsed Existenzvernichtungshaftung shocked America. Pre ... more ...

        Beyond just the water THE MIRROR - 27.11.1978
        California - The American sparkling wine paradise Jeannie Mills, 39, remembers the night in 1969, where she brought her kids to bed and suddenly realized that her ... more ...

        Mirror essay explaining away, appeasement and appeasement THE MIRROR - 27.11.1978
        In the wake of the nearly 800 deaths of Guiana had more than 200 Vietnamese refugees in the last week before the mala ... more ________________________________________________________________________________
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A Cult Grows, Troubles Begin .
Windsor Star - Dec 6, 1978
... call in to Jones . out the troops "(Nine days after the tragedy at Jonestown , ... Another former member, Deborah Blakey, said Jones came up with another ...

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... members of the Peoples Temple Church in Jonestown, the murder of Rep. ... Deborah Layton Blakey, asserting that Jones was "sick" and was plotting "mass ...


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5 posts - 3 authors - Apr 19, 2007 Hello, I just recently watched a program on the Jonestown tragedy, ...that alot of the bodies were unclaimed or unidentified and they were all .

Hello, I just recently watched a program on the Jonestown tragedy, Jim Jones and the peoples temple in the 70's . I went and looked through one of the websites about Jonestown and it has a list of everyone that died, over 900 people . It has pictures of most of them. I was shocked to find out that alot of the bodies were unclaimed or unidentified and they were all buried in a mass grave. I think it said around 200 were unclaimed. Then one of the cases I read about here seemed like it could be a fit, however, I can not find the thread to see if the time fits with the 70's. After doing alot of reading about Jonestown I found that alot of the poeple who joined the Temple would simply vanish in the night to join Jim Jones. He would tell them to do this, to not tell anybody and just leave, probably so family couldn't talk them out of it. The story of a missing Woman and then like 1 year later her daughter disappeared. Could the mother have joined the Peoples Temple and then came back to get her daughter? Does anybody remember this case. And if this case is not a match, I feel it is worth a look to go back to some missing persons cases from the 70's esp in California and in areas Jim Jones had churches. I also read about the Peoples Temple taking Children to collect $ from the government could some of the missing children in CALIFORNIA in the 70's have died at JONESTOWN?

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The Story: A Beautiful Dream Turned Into a Deadly Nightmare

Argument on Jonestown Death as a Mass Suicide
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you have all learned from leadership classes, all leaders are followers, but not ... confirms this fact: "Everyone, including the children, wastold to line up. As we passed throughthe line, we were given a small glassof red liquid to drink. We were told that the liquid contained poison and thatwe would die within 45 minutes.

The media-spook connection
PROGRESSIVE REVIEW - In a move roughly akin to the ACLU hiring a CIA director for its president, National Public Radio has named the czar of American broadcast agitprop as its CEO. Kevin Klose has been director of the US International Broadcasting Bureau, which runs or coordinates all major American broadcast propaganda including the Voice of America and Radio Marti. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia operate under the oversight of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the same body that supervises IBB. Kevin Klose was president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 1992 to 1997. Prior to that he worked for many years for the Washington Post. The choice raises new questions about the independence from government influence of the public radio network, which is already tied by purse-strings to Washington and has shown considerable deference to the White House in its coverage of the Clinton scandals. This is not the first time America media and propaganda have been seamlessly joined. In 1976, the president of the CIA-connected Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was former CBS president Sig Mickelson. Ironically, one of the few journalists who raised questions about the relationship of media and the CIA -- to the detriment of his career at CBS -- was Daniel Schorr, now at NPR. Carl Bernstein, in a contemporary article in Rolling Stone, estimated that 400 American journalists had been tied to the CIA at one point or another, including such well known media figures as the Alsop brothers, C.L. Sulzberger of the New York Times, and Philip Graham of the Washington Post. Later the New York Times reported that the CIA had owned or subsidized more than 50 newspapers, news services, radio stations, and periodicals, mostly overseas. And, says NameBase Newslines, at least 22 American news organizations employed CIA assets, and "nearly a dozen American publishing houses printed some of the more than 1,000 books that had been produced or subsidized by the CIA. When asked in a 1976 interview whether the CIA had ever told its media agents what to write, William Colby replied, 'Oh, sure, all the time.'" With the bad press, American intelligence began becoming more subtle. As one CIA asset, Gloria Steinem said, "The CIA's big mistake was not supplanting itself with private funds fast enough." One of the results of an increasing sophistication was the creation in 1973 of a Board for International Broadcasting to obscure any CIA control of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. But all this is history and largely forgotten even in media circles. Thus, it is not surprising that there have been signs the Washington inner party is feeling its oats again. In 1996, the Council on Foreign Relations suggested that the CIA be allowed once more to use journalists and clergy as cover for its operations. As NameBase Newslines points out, "For 70 years, [the CFR has] rarely recommended anything that has not become policy." In such an environment, for NPR to hire the head of national broadcast agitpunkt seems more than a little risky.

Tim Reiterman's Book Is Unholy:
In the early evening of November 18, at the Temple's headquarters in Georgetown, Temple member Sharon Amos received a radio communication from Jonestown instructing the members at the headquarters to take revenge on the Temple's enemies and then commit revolutionary suicide.[159] Later, after police arrived at the Temple headquarters, Sharon Amos escorted her children, Liane (21), Christa (11) and Martin (10), into a bathroom.[160] Wielding a kitchen knife, Sharon first killed Christa and then Martin.[160] Then Liane assisted Sharon in killing herself with the knife, after which Liane killed herself with the knife.[160]

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APNewsBreak: New Jonestown memorial going forward
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Jonestown memorial unveiled after 32 years
San Fransisco Chronicle

Jonestown : The 43rd Anniversary of the the People's Temple in Guyana
The Examiner This week was the 43rd anniversary of the international tragedy that the world watched on their televisions from Jonestown, Guyana. "It was the most horrific scene, and it hasn't left me yet, " those were the first words from Gerry Gouveia. The reporter who was first on the scene at the Jonestown massacre in 1978. November 18th was the anniversary of the mass suicide of the...

Jim Jones & Jonestown gone but not forgotten: Memorial at Nor Cal Cemetery
The Examiner A small group of people gathered at the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland to hold a memorial for the nearly 1000 people that died at the November 18, 1978Jonestown Massacre. The 32nd annual memorial was organized by Jynona NorwoodThe San Francisco woman has been...

Dispute over Jonestown memorial spills into court
Philadelphia Daily News, by Robin Hindery,

The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California judge has denied a request to immediately block further construction and use of a recently installed memorial for the more than 900 victims of the 1978 Jonestown tragedy, including Peoples Temple leader Jim JonesAlameda County Superior Court Judge Robert McGuiness on Thursday declined to issue the temporary...

89-4286 Section 169 Newspaper Clippings Vol.5 ... - The Vault - FBI
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Charles Beikman, 43, Indianapolis, Ind,,3 charged with killing Sharon Amos and her children,' who

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authorities is Charles Beikman who has been charged with the murders of Sharon Amos (supra) and her children. Beikman was born

Northstar Report
The man charged with the murders, Charles Beikman, was an early follower of Jones who had become an "adopted son." Beikman was also a Green Beret.
Known survivors of Jonestown, who were still in Guyana, were sent to INS, WEC on December 27, 1978. Pulsley and Tschetter were included in the list
Robin Faye Tschetter
Joan Pursley

January 15, 1979, FBI,
Enclosed for San Francisco are original Grand Jury subpoenas for Stanley Clayton and Paula Adams.
Andrea Walker was married to Tony Walker, and individual who was on the security force who she believes to be dead.

December 30, 1978, Buffalo Evening News, page B-1, Mother's Jonestown Alarm Unheeded,
Mae Fields, a former Buffalo woman, all she has left are the pictures of her son, Donald Fields, 46, his wife, Shirley, 30, and their two children, a boy 11, and a girl, 12, all victims of last month's murder-suicide ritual in Jonestown, Guyana.They appeared to be a typical Jewish couple.

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[85] His church followers included Charles Beikman, a Green Beret who was to stay with him to the end.[86] Beikman was later charged with the murders of ...

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authorities is Charles Beikman who has been charged with the murders of Sharon Amos (supra) and her children. Beikman was born No further information is .


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Charles Beikman, an early Jim Jones follower who had become an "adopted son" was found to be responsible. Apparently, Beikman was also a Green Beret, .

Jonestown Experience on PBS:

The following films Expose how the Peoples Temple took over Mendocino County and Ultimately moved many Mendocino County FOSTER CHILDREN to Guyana.

The Ridgewood Ranch where the famous horse Seabisquit lived is the original site of the Peoples Temple in Mendocino County. There were many murders in Mendocino County Maxine Harp etc at that time who were never investigated by the Peoples Temple ran DA's Office.

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On November 18 1978, 913 people died in Jonestown, a small compound carved out of the jungles of Guyana, a small country on the northeast coast of South America. The media at the time reported that it was a fanatical group of followers of the Rev. Jim Jones, lead to the jungles of South America to get away from the oppression of life here in America. They also reported that his followers willingly followed their leader into the great beyond by sipping on some cyanide cocktails, laced with purple Kool-Aid. In fact, the notion of a mass suicide at Jonestown has been repeated so many times that it is accepted as fact, and the association is so strong that when most people hear "Jonestown," the first thing which pops in their head is "Kool-Aid."

This association is false.

The source of the "Kool-Aid Suicide" stories was the U.S. State Department, which presented the story immediately after the "suicides" were reported as though it was the only obvious truth. A U.S. Army spokesman pronounced with complete authority, "No autopsies are needed. The cause of death is not an issue here." The bodies were then allowed to rot in the jungle. Despite the lack of need for autopsies, Dr. C. Leslie Mootoo, the top Guyanese pathologist, was at Jonestown hours after the deaths, and, refusing the assistance of U.S. pathologists, accompanied the teams that examined the bodies. His conclusions? Dr. Mootoo found fresh needle marks at the back of the left shoulder blades on 80 to 90 percent of the victims. Others had been shot or strangled. A surviving witness stated that those who resisted were forced by armed guards to comply. Dr. Mootoo's opinion, and that of the Guyanese grand jury investigating Jonestown, was that all but three (only two of which were suicides) were murdered by "persons unknown."

If one was to go over the deaths in Auschwitz, it is almost a certainty, considering the horrendous conditions those who were there were under, that 0.2 % of all deaths could be attributed to suicides. Yet if anyone was to argue that Auschwitz was a suicide camp housing a bunch of religious freaks and not the compounds of murder that they were, they would (rightfully) be condemned for intellectual dishonesty, and their motives would be questioned.The suicide hoax is merely the beginning of the deception. The original death count was 408 (an odd number to use if the number was an estimate), with the added claim that 700 had fled into the jungle. The final total was changed to 913. To explain this rather minor difference in arithmetic, American authorities first explained that those backward ignorant Guyanese "could not count." Perhaps because the first "official" explanation of the bad math was so insulting, it was then proposed that they missed a pile of bodies, as if a pile of dead bodies is something that is easily overlooked. Finally, the official explanation that settled the whole question was presented: Bodies were stacked on top of each other.

Of the 150 photos taken of the massacre, not one shows any body lying under any others. Those who first worked on the bodies, to release the gasses of decay, had to puncture the dead, making it unlikely that they missed anyone. These facts aside, one must wonder how 408 bodies -- 82 belonging to children -- could cover 505 others. Talk about bad math. With minor exceptions, pictures show the dead were found in neat rows, face down. The pictures also show drag marks leading to the bodies, indicating that victims were murdered elsewhere and placed there by someone else.

These facts have lead to a more likely conclusion: 408 was indeed the correct original body count. The other 505 were hunted down and slaughtered, then dragged back. But who would do such a thing, and why? Furthermore, why were American officials giving such deceptive answers about Jonestown? To answer these questions, one must unravel the mystery of a man named Jim Jones. Jones became a Bible-thumping "faith healer," using wet chicken livers as evidence of cancer which he removed by "divine powers."

He adopted eight children, some black, some white. Already the stench of criminal activity surrounded him, and his landlady referred to him as "a gangster who used the Bible instead of a gun." Fortunately for Jones, the local police chief at the time was Dan Mitrione, a friend from childhood. Mitrione kept him from being arrested or run out of town. Mitrione would later enter the International Police Academy, a CIA front for training counterinsurgency and torture techniques.

Despite having few sources for known funds, Jones found enough money to travel with his wife and family to Brazil in 1961. Coincidentally, Mitrione was there as well, having advanced quickly in the IPA. Mitrione had honed his skills at torture and assassination by practicing on kidnapped beggars. He himself was later kidnapped and murdered by guerrillas in Uruguay, an incident which became the basis of the Costa Gavras film State of Siege. Jones made regular trips to Belo Horizonte, site of CIA headquarters in Brazil -- and Mitrione's town of residence.

Apparently, this wasn't the only curious intelligence link to Jones. He told some of his neighbors that he was involved in the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. The U.S. embassy provided Jones with transportation, groceries, and a large home. Considering his dear friendship to Mitrione and the funding of "ministries" in Latin America by the CIA, the theory that Jones was a U.S. intelligence asset makes quite a bit of sense.

In any case, according to his neighbor, Jones "lived like a rich man." Soon after the JFK assassination, Jones returned to the states with $10,000. In 1965, he formed the first People's Temple in Ukiah, California, and set up Happy Havens Rest Home. Without trained personnel or proper licensing, Jones' camp drew in prisoners, the elderly, people from mental institutions, and 150 foster children, many of whom were transferred by court order. Among those who contacted him: "missionaries" from World Vision (an international evangelical order that often fronts for the CIA); the local chapter head to the John Birch Society; and leaders of the Republican party, for whom his "church" members conducted voter organization and fund-raising activities for the Dick Nixon '68 campaign. Jones' advisors included a mercenary from UNITA, the CIA-backed Angola army. Also jumping on board was the Layton family, whose patriarch, U.C.-Berkeley chemist Dr. Laurence Laird Layton, had worked on the Manhattan Project. Dr. Layton was also chief of the Army's Chemical Warfare Division in the early 1950's.(Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, a German banker/stockbroker who became rich representing Siemans & Halske and I.G. Farben, two notorious Nazi Holocaust profiteers.)

Despite his rather right-wing background, Jones suddenly declared himself a liberal socialist -- in fact, he called himself a dual reincarnation of both Jesus Christ and Lenin. At this point, a cloud of suspicion began to gather around his church, which was staffed by jack-booted armed thugs who dressed in black uniforms.

Jones took everything he could from his followers, much of it in the form of welfare and social security checks, using blackmail, extortions, and any other available means. The local press reported about seven mysterious deaths of those who attempted to leave the "church" due to conflicts with Jones. Accusations of kidnapping, beatings, and sexual abuse began to circulate. To escape controversy, Jones moved to San Francisco and became an important fundraiser for the Bay area political establishment. Soon, he was schmoozing with the liberal and radical elite, meeting with (among others) Rosalynn Carter and Angela Davis.

Jones was rewarded by being put in charge of the city Housing Commission, and key followers were awarded jobs in the Welfare Department. The bulk of Jones' flock came from the unemployed and dispossessed people found there. The cult preyed on the poor and helpless, going out of its way to enlist women, children and minorities. Many members were recruited directly from San Francisco mental hospitals. However, the move to San Francisco did little to quiet the controversy surrounding his "church," and a 1977 expose put Jones on the defensive. He then moved his Utopia to Guyana, aided once again by the U.S. Embassy. After receiving complaints lodged by relatives of cult members, Congressman Leo Ryan visited Jonestown on November 18, 1978 to investigate allegations of human rights abuses. Congressman Ryan, a noted CIA critic, had authored the Hughes-Ryan Amendment, which would have required the CIA to disclose to Congress -- in advance -- details of all covert operations. The State department offered Ryan no answers or assistance, despite numerous inquiries. He arrived with U.S. embassy official Richard Dwyer, as well as some journalists. Among the reporters was Tim Reiterman, who had covered the Patty Hearst story for the San Francisco Examiner.

In all likelihood, Ryan already suspected what was really going on at Jonestown. That was when all hell broke loose.

At the airstrip, Leo Ryan soon became the first congressman to die in the line of duty, along with four reporters.(The Hughes-Ryan Amendment was killed in Congress soon afterwards.) The assassins were described by witnesses as "glassy eyed," "mechanically-walking zombies," and "devoid of any emotion." Dwyer and Reiterman were also shot. Soon after that, the mass slaughter began. A plausible explanation for the events that unfolded is that Jim Jones (or someone else) ordered the murders after Ryan's unexpected visit threatened to expose what was happening. In the chaos that followed, a mass extermination was carried out.

Just who were the zombie assassins? Well, besides the 913 dead, 167 survivors returned from the camp. All news reports concede that there were at least 1100 individuals at the camp (and most reports place the number at 1200.) Who are these 200 or more people unaccounted for? The survivors report that there was a special all-white group that was well-armed, well-treated and free to exit the compound. These guards were never accounted for by any news reports.

Perhaps it is these same guards (assuming the total population was 1200) whom a congressional aide was referring to in an Associated Press quote which stated, "There are 120 white, brainwashed assassins out from Jonestown awaiting the trigger word to pick up their hit." Of course, they may have had a little help. Over 300 U.S. Green Berets -- trained for CIA covert assassinations -- were in the area at the time. So were nearly 600 British Black Watch commandos, who were in Guyana conducting a "training exercise." Suddenly, the death toll seems relatively low. The killings didn't stop in Guyana. Nine days later, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were slain by Dan White, who was either a "disgruntled police agent" or someone who was "angry about gays." These explanations were supplied to explain his utterly irrational behavior during the killings; sure enough, he was described as being in a bizarre "zombie state." During White's trial, his lawyers came up with the inventive but deservedly mocked "Twinkie defense," in which they claimed he went insane during a sugar high induced by eating too many sweets. Moscone and Milk received substantial financial backing from Jim Jones during his stay by the Bay; afterwards they were both investigated in connection to missing funds from the People's Temple. That is, until a "lone gunman" took them out.

Michael Prokes, a Jones aide, held a press conference and stated that the CIA and FBI were withholding an audiotape of the massacre. He also stated that he was an FBI informant. Right after that, he went to the restroom... and never left. His death was proclaimed a "suicide." In Georgetown, several more Temple members were killed following the Guyana massacre. The man charged with the murders, Charles Beikman, was an early follower of Jones who had become an "adopted son." Beikman was also a Green Beret.

Jeanne and Al Mills, who were writing a book on Jonestown, were bound and shot to death at their home. In Detroit another survivor was killed near his home, and yet another was involved in a mass murder of school children in Los Angeles. Ironically, the dead may not have included Jim Jones himself. The body alleged to be his didn't show his tattoos in the photographs. Fingerprints had to be checked twice, and his dental records were never looked at. He was known to use doubles. As the massacre unfolded, Jones can be heard on a tape recording yelling, "Get Dwyer out of here!" Richard Dwyer was later found at the airstrip, methodically washing his hands. In 1968, Dwyer was listed in the publication Who's Who in the CIA. When asked if the allegation was true, he replied, "No comment."

Of course, Dwyer wasn't the only link to the CIA in Guyana. Besides those previously mentioned, U.S. ambassador John Burke and another official named Richard McCoy were both heavily involved with the intelligence community. The U.S. embassy in Georgetown also housed the Georgetown CIA station. At the time, Guyana had a socialist government, and thus was a likely target for covert operations. Dan Webber, sent to Guyana after the massacre, was also with the CIA. The "official" attorney for the survivors, Joseph Blatchford, was involved in a scandal involving CIA infiltration of the Peace Corps. Then we have the missing money that just "disappeared" after the slaughter. Conservative estimates place the amount at $26 million. Others place it at $2 billion. At the time, a major international money laundering operation was headquartered in Italy, involving the Vatican and a fascist quasi-Masonic lodge known as the P-2, or Propaganda Duo.(This operation probably led to the murder of Pope John Paul I -- but that's another conspiracy.) The CIA-linked P-2 had a major operation located in Panama, not too far from Jonestown.

Add in the FBI files on the Black Panthers and Weathermen found at the site, an attempt to lure Mark Lane (JFK assassination critic and James Earl Ray lawyer, among other things) and Donald Freed (Lane's sometime JFK collaborator and recent Simpson case investigator who has linked the Brentwood murders to Mafia in the L.A. underworld) to Guyana (which succeeded in having Lane witness the airstrip murders after Jones hired him as a lawyer), and a bizarre plot to kidnap Grace Walden Stephens (a key Martin Luther King assassination witness) and smuggle her to Jonestown, and you have the makings of a full fledge spook operation.

One of the strangest CIA connections to Jonestown was the previously mentioned World Vision, an evangelical order which often fronts for the CIA. They performed espionage work for the CIA in Southeast Asia while Operation Phoenix (the murderous project that left 40,000 people dead) was in full effect. In Honduras, they maintained a presence at CIA contra recruiting camps in the war against the Sandinistas. In Lebanon, the fascist Phalange butchered Palestinians at World Vision's camp. In Cuba, their refugee camps hosted numerous members of the anti-Castro terrorist group Alpha 66 of Bay of Pigs fame. After the Guyana massacre, World Vision developed a scheme to repopulate Jonestown with CIA-linked mercenaries from Laos. Laos, of course, was where the CIA was running it's "secret war" during Vietnam, which for the most part was a smokescreen for a widespread opium trafficking operation.

One particularly important World Vision official was John Hinckley, Sr., an oil man, reputed CIA officer, and friend of George Bush. You may have heard of his son. Less than four months before Hinckley Jr. became known as Jodie Foster's biggest fan, another member of the World Vision order, Mark Chapman, gunned down John Lennon in what may have been a practice run for the bigger hit on President Reagan. One of the policeman who found him was convinced that he was a mind-controlled assassin. Chapman was clutching a copy of the novel Catcher in the Rye, which was also owned by John Hinckley Jr.(The book was written by J.D. Salinger, who worked in military intelligence with Henry Kissinger during World War II.) Before going to trial, Chapman plead guilty after a voice in his head (which he attributed it to God) commanded him to do so.


Considering the history of World Vision and what went on previously in Guyana, it is possible that the real purpose behind repopulating Jonestown was to create another breeding ground for brainwashed zombies like Chapman and Hinckley. Nearby Jonestown there was a place called Hilltown, a compound of 8,000 blacks that followed cult leader Rabbi David Hill, who held his flock with an iron fist. Hill had so much power that he was referred to as the "vice prime minister" of Guyana. There was also another place in Guyana called "Johnstown," as well as similar operations in the Phillipines and Chile. It appears that Jonestown (and World Vision's later attempt) is hardly the exception to the rule of using obscure locations in Third World nations as laboratories for covert cult operations. The Jonestown site in Guyana was originally a Union Carbide mine, and was loaded with an abundance of precious natural resources. It is very likely that the site was chosen to exploit these resources with cheap labor -- and cheap labor was plentiful.

Members of Jim Jones' "church" were bound and gagged immediately after landing in Guyana and taken to the compound. They were pumped with drugs, which were available in vast amounts at Jonestown -- enough to drug 200,000 people for more than a year. Among the drugs found there: Quaaludes, Valium, morphine, Demerol, Thorazine (a dangerous tranquilizer), sodium pentathol (a truth serum), chloral hydrate (a hypnotic chemical agent), thallium (which confuses thinking), and, of course, cyanide. Jonestown residents lived in cramped quarters and ate meager rations of often spoiled food. They were then forced to give 16 to 18 hours of slave labor per day. When they weren't working, they were required to stay up day and night listening to Jim Jones lecture.

Among the charming punishments the flock endured were forced druggings, sensory deprivation in an underground box, physical torture, and public sexual rape and humiliation, not to mention your average ordinary beatings and verbal abuse. All of the drugs and environmental conditions forced upon Jonestown residents were also employed in the CIA's notorious MKULTRA program, which was implemented to test and implement brainwashing and mind control techniques. A 1974 government report admitted that certain "target populations" were used, namely blacks, women, prisoners, the elderly, children, and inmates of psychiatric wards. The Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, using the research of Strangelovian doctors Jose Delgado and Louis "Jolly" West, drew guinea pigs from the "target populations" to test drugs, implants, and psychosurgery techniques at an isolated military missile base in California. The dead at Jonestown were 90% women, 80% black, and included 276 children.

Which leads us back to Auschwitz and the ultimate deja vu. Auschwitz, after all, was not just a death camp: It was also a slave labor camp for Nazi military-industrial monolith I.G. Farben. There, the outcasts and refuse of society who no one cared about faced similar abuses, while an elite few profited from their misery. The brains behind the Final Solution became the brains behind MKULTRA. The MK is often said to stand for "Mind Kontrol" -- representing the Germanic origins of the project. Going the full ten yards, however, it is possible that MK merely stands for "Mein Kampf".Congressman Ryan probably suspected that Jonestown was a front for sinister covert activity. In 1980, Ryan aide Joseph Holsinger received a paper entitled "The Penal Colony," which explained that CIA MKULTRA operations did not terminate in 1973, as officially proclaimed, but instead continued in public hospitals, prisons, and religious cults which were used as fronts. Holsinger later stated at a San Francisco psychology forum on Jonestown that he believed the CIA worked with Jones to perform medical and mind control experiments at People's Temple. If Congressman Ryan had not been killed -- a big if -- many skeletons in the CIA's closet may have been exposed.

Michael Meiers, author of "Was Jonestown a CIA Medical Experiment?" had this to say: "The Jonestown experiment was conceived by Dr. Layton, staffed by Dr. Layton and financed by Dr. Layton. It was as much his project as it was Jim Jones's." Layton, remember, was head of the Army's Chemical Warfare Division. Former Temple member Joyce Shaw wondered if Jonestown was "some kind of horrible government experiment, or some sort of sick, racist thing... a plan like that of the Germans, to exterminate blacks." In October 1981, Jonestown survivors filed a $63 million lawsuit against Jonestown-era Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and CIA director Stansfield Turner. The suit stated that the State Department and CIA conspired to "enhance the economic and political powers of James Warren Jones," conducting "mind control and drug experimentation" there. The suit was dismissed four months later for "failure to prosecute timely," and all requests for appeal were denied.(Turner would become a director of Monsanto, now best known for providing the world with the brain-damaging, cancer causing poison bearing the innocuous moniker "NutraSweet".)

All this, of course, is forgotten in official accounts of the events at Jonestown. Instead, the more palatable -- but less accurate -- version of the Jonestown story blames the victims, echoing the ignorant grunt uttered by Pete Hamill, who dismissed the dead as "all the loose change of the sixties."Hanging over Jonestown was a mocking sign that proclaimed, "THOSE WHO DO NOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT." One of the most elegant slogans of Holocaust survivors is "Never forget." Jonestown makes it clear that, no matter how well meaning, all these slogans are but words. Never forget? We obviously already have. That Jonestown could unfold before our eyes without the realization of precisely what was going on says volumes. Certainly the blame falls partly at the feet of a powerful military-industrial complex that feels no shame for its deeds, and certainly partly at a Korporate Media that has become the witting mouthpiece (and collaborator) for this same cabal.

Jonestown: Memories of my sister, Patty Parks, by William Chaffin

Article Last Updated: 11/01/2008 11:09:16 PM PDT

(Editor's Note: The following was posted on the portion of The Jonestown Institute's Web site dedicated to remembrances of those who died in the tragedy.)

My sister, Patty Chaffin Parks, came from a large family. She and I grew up with an older sister Joan ­ who has passed ­ a younger sister Linda, and a younger brother Dennis ­ who just passed last December. We were a fairly happy family. Our parents married young, and Patty and Joan also married young, when they were 16 or 17. I remember that Patty and I had to share a bed when we were very young. In those days ­ I would have been between 5 and 10 ­ our parents used to fight once in a while, and on one particular time it got a little rough. While they were fighting, Patty tried to protect and comfort me. She held me close as we hid in the bathroom. I remember I was crying and she held me close and (told) me that everything was going to be all right.

Patty and Joan would kid around and flirt with some of the guys I hung out with, usually the ones a little older than me. Patty married a nice young man Jerry Parks from South Charleston, Ohio. Patty and I were close, but later our sister Linda became much closer. I did spend the night several times with Patty and Jerry. I also spent the night with Jerry's brother Dennis. Later on as adults we ran around together.

I also remember riding with Patty in her car one time and thinking what a smart and beautiful sister I have. Patty and Jerry had three children: Brenda,

Dale and Tracy. After Patty and Jerry were married for several years, they both went to work for a local dairy company, Lawson Dairy. They were managers of one of their stores and Jerry also did some work at the main plant. Patty always seemed happy to me. Like most families, there were some problems in their marriage, but I don't believe it was anything to worry about.

In the mid-1960's, my wife and I had a daughter, and a month or two later Patty had their youngest child Tracy, who by the way is the youngest survivor of Jonestown. It was just a few months after that when Patty and Jerry attended a little church in South Charleston that Jerry's grandfather had started several years back. It was a Pentecostal church. I bring this up because Jimmy Jones also preached in a Pentecostal church in Indiana and he had visited their church several times. It was around this time they started telling us about him. My wife and I actually visited their church and heard Jimmy Jones speak. He claimed to have done a healing on a child that night we were there. I remember him having the child brought up to the front so he could lay his hands on him and then he claimed he had removed a tumor from some organ and the child was healed.

January 29, 2001, Obit, Charles Beikman,

Age: 65

Summary: murderer and a former member of the People's Temple cult organization led by Rev. Jim Jones who had served five years in a Guyana prison in connection with the deaths of fellow People's Temple member Sharon Amos and her children as well as the attempted murder of a 9-year-old girl in a throat-slashing spree that claimed four other lives on the night of the 1978 Jonestown mass suicide.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: August 13, 1935

Died: January 29, 2001

Location: Sellersburg, Indiana
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Here's an old clip from the early 80's talking about things that are not generally known about Jonestown. Several things caught my attention. 1. How two survivors ended up getting married.

2. How another survivor went to another cult.

3. how the people telling the story seemed like actors. Several government officials were murdered. And another one was assassinated one week after this Jonestown massacre. There was definitely more to Jonestown than what is generally known.

Note: The pictures on this page (in the above link) and the next appeared in the book Six Years with God The author, Jeannie Mills, her husband Al, and daughter Daphne were found murdered in their Berkeley home in 1980

Check out the book, "The Jonestown Carnage"

There are certain signs that show the types of poisons that lead to the end of life. Cyanide blocks the messages from the brain to the muscles by changing body chemistry in the central nervous system. Even the "involuntary" functions like breathing and heartbeat get mixed neural signals. It is a painful death, breath coming in spurts. The other muscles spasm, limbs twist and contort. The facial muscles draw back into a deadly grin, called "cyanide rictus." All these telling signs were absent in the Jonestown dead. Limbs were limp and relaxed, and the few visible faces showed no sign of distortion.

Instead, Dr. Mootoo found fresh needle marks at the back of the left shoulder bladesof 80-90% of the victims. Others had been shot or strangled and a majority showed signs of being held down or restrained prior to injection.

One survivor reported that those who resisted were forced by armed guards. The gun that reportedly shot Jim Jones was lying nearly 200 feet from his body, not a likely suicide weapon. As Chief Medical Examiner, Mootoo's testimony to the Guyanese grand jury investigating Jonestown led to their conclusion that all but three of the people were murdered by "persons unknown." Only two had committed suicide they said. Several pictures show the gun-shot wounds on the bodies as well. The U.S. Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Schuler, said, "No autopsies are needed. The cause of death is not an issue here." The forensic doctors who later did autopsies at Dover, Delaware, were never made aware of Dr. Mootoo's findings.

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