Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Who Killed Karen Silkwood? Books & Magazine Articles

Karen Silkwood - Who Killed Karen Silkwood Union Activist for Environmental Safety, eBay, $7.50

April 9, 1949, Saturday Evening Post, The Big Boom from Oklahoma, by Marquis W. Childs,

July 30, 1956, Time Magazine, Uranium: Boom with a Bang, [In Time's archive as: Uranium: Bloom with a Bang, ]

March 1959, Fortune, Senator Bob Kerr: The Oklahoma Gusher, by Daniel Seligman,

March 18, 1968, BusinessWeek, Kerr-McGee: Lock on Uranium Future,

March 27 1975, Issue 183, Rolling Stone, The Nuclear Industry's Terrible Power and How It Silenced Karen Silkwood, by Howard Kohn,

April 1975, Ms. Magazine, Case of Karen Silkwood, by B. J. Philips,

January 13, 1977, Issue 230,  Rolling Stone Magazine,  Karen Silkwood Case, by Howard Kohn

May 1975, Texas Monthly, This Man Loves Car Wrecks More Than Anyone in the World, by Gregory Curtis,

September 5, 1975, New York Magazine, The Capital Letter: Why Rockefeller Tried To Cover Up the CIA Probe, by Tad Szulc,

October 14, 1975, N.O.W.; C.C.I., Letter to Hon. Richard S. Schweiker, from Amos E. Heacock, 64 pages,

October 1976, Nashville!, Why Was Srouji Fired?, by Ken Brannon,

November 1976, Nashville!, Was Jacque Srouji Really a Spy for the FBI?, by Ken Brannon,

January 13 1977, Issue 230, Rolling Stone Magazine, Karen Silkwood,

October 20, 1977, Issue 250, Rolling Stone, Cover: The Sex Pistols Karen Silkwood Part 4; CIA and the Press, by Carl Bernstein,

October 20, 1977, Issue 250, Rolling Stone, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein,
How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up,

October 26, 1977, JTA, Article Claiming Israel Stole Uranium Described As Baseless,

December 1, 1977, Issue 253, Rolling Stone Magazine, How Israel got the nuclear bomb, by Howard Kohn and Barbara Newman,

June 1978, Mother Jones Magazine, page 25, What So-Called Music Magazine Blew the Lid Off Israel's Stolen Atomic Bomb?

Wheeling and Dealing, by Bobby Baker, [New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1978]

March 1979, Environmental Policy Institute, Plutonium and the Workplace, by Kitty Tucker and Eleanor Walters,

March 8, 1979, Issue 286, Rolling Stone, Ted Nugent Cover, Karen Silkwood,

May 17, 1979, Issue 291, Rolling Stone, Cover; The Bee Gees,, Karen Silkwood & Three Mile Island,

May 26, 1979, Economist, page 57, Nuclear Safety: The Cost of Karen Silkwood,

July 26, 1979, Issue 296, Rolling Stone, Cover; Carly Simon, Karen Silkwood,

November 1979, Vol. 251, No. 8, Saturday Evening Post, pages 14-35, 119. Truth about Karen Silkwood, [Title taken from cover]

[alternate title: Karen Silkwood Without Tears, Part I, by Nick Thimmesch, as indexed in Myths and Mysteries of Oklahoma: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained, by Robert L. Dorman]

December 1979, Vol. 251, No. 9. Saturday Evening Post, pages 26-35, 83, Karen Silkwood Without Tears, Part II, by Nick Thimmesch,

November 1980, The Washingtonian, Who Killed JFK?

The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of America's Political Intelligence System, by Frank Conner, [New York: Vintage Books, 1981]
December 1983, Penthouse, No One Killed Karen Silkwood, by William Tucker,

February 20 1984, People Magazine, Cover John's Last Songs; Karen Silkwood,

Spring 1984, Vol. V, No. 2, D.O.J., F.O.I.A. Update, 16 pages,

June 1986, Coverups!, No. 26, 8 pages, by Gary Mack,

October 1986, Coverups!, No. 27, 8 pages, by Gary Mack,

December 12, 1986, Affidavit of Daniel P. Sheehan,

1992, Issue 632, Rolling Stone, Malignant Giant, by Howard Kohn,
Spring, 1992, Back Channels, Vol. 1, No. 3, 28 pages, edited by Peter Kross,

April 6, 1992, The Nation, pages 453-455, Books & the Arts, The Tie That Binds, by Nora Ephron,

n.d. [ca. 1995?] Premier Issue, Prevailing Winds Magazine,

Sept.-Oct., 1998, Probe Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 6, 32 pages, Journalism's 'Valley of Death', by Lisa Pease,

The Killing of Karen Silkwood, 2nd ed., by Richard Rashke, [Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2000]

Fall, 2002, Clinical Law Review, Making the Narrative Move; Observations Based Upon Reading Gerry Spence's Closing Argument in The Estate of Karen Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee, Inc.

October 5, 2011, Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation, by Harvey Wasserman & Norman Solomon [New York: A Delta Book 1982]

December 15, 2011, American Communist History, 10:3, 205-227, DOI:, Goldberg and Hoover: How Two Disparate Washington Insiders Resolved a McCarthy-Era Problem to Mutual (and the Nation's) Advantage, by Robert M. Lichtman,

January 15, 2014, BusinessWeek, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Claims $14.5 Billion Judgment Against Kerr-McGee Corp,

April 3, 2014, BusinessWeek, United States Announces $5.15 Billion Settlement of Litigation against Kerr-McGee Corporation and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to Remedy Fraudulent Conveyance Designed to Evade Environmental Liabilities,

May 29 2014, BusinessWeek, Kerr-McGee Unit to Pay $5.2 Billion,

[n.d.] "Original" press photo from 2013, [family handout?] featuring Karen G. Silkwood, who died in a car crash Nov. 13 in Oklahoma, is for use with news stories concerning the circumstances of her death and related material. On Nov. 18, a high-ranking union official said that the death of Miss Silkwood, who had raised safety questions about a commercial plutonium factory in the U.S., might not have been an accident. The official called on the A.E.C. and Justice Department for an investigation. . Photo is 10 ½ x 8 ½ in size.

Who Killed Karen Silkwood, by Howard Kohn, 1981,
Publication Details: Summit Books , New York (1981)
ISBN 10: 0671436546
ISBN 13: 9780671436544
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 462

YEAR that the movie was released:----1983
YEAR of this ORIGINAL theatre poster:----1983
This poster is one-sheet 27x41 inches.
This is the original 31 year old poster for this movie and it is NOT a video poster or a reprint.----This theatre used poster is in very good condition because of a slight paper loss at the tip of each of the 4 corners... and it is folded as most were in that era.----(NOTE: see the poster conditon bar below for more help on the condition)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nixon, industry metals deal told,

Remarkably, the Bakersfield Californian is the sole source online for this important UPI article:

April 15, 1976, UPI - The Bakersfield Californian, page 48, Nixon, industry metals deal told,

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Columnist Jack Anderson reported today that during 1973 President Richard Nixon pressured the General Services Administration to sell off strategic metals to industrial allies of the Nixon White House.

In his syndicated column, Anderson said the official Nixon administration explanation was that the strategic stockpile was no longer needed for the nation's security. But Anderson said his investigation shows the real motive was to reward friends in the metals industry.

Acting on Nixon's orders, the GSA sold more than $3 billion worth of the metals to industrial giants such as Alcoa, Bethlehem Steel, Englehardt Industries, General Electric, Kaiser, Reynolds Metals, U.S.Steel and Westinghouse, Anderson reported.

He said the National Security Council has studied the situation to see if the stockpile needs to be replenished in light of the sales, Anderson said that, though incomplete, the NSC study recommends that stockpile levels be increased for certain critical materials.

Anderson said some of the metals were sold at "bargain basement" prices, and must now be purchased back by the government at "premium" prices.

Anderson said "witnesses" have told him that Nixon aides called former GSA chief Arthur Sampson and pressured him to sell the stockpiled metals to White House friends. But he said Sampson has denied receiving any pressure from the Nixon White House on this matter.

I tried putting various sentences in quotation marks into Google and finally got one hit to return, which contains the first three paragraphs:

April 15, 1976, UPI - Corona Daily Independent, [Corona, California] Charge Nixon's friends got strategic supplies,


The following is how capitalism in a democracy really works:

May 1, 1976, San Antonio Express [TX] page 18, Editorial, Chrome ore goes political and part of a puzzling policy,