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In Memoriam – Marilyn Jean Buck…

December 13th 1947 – August 3rd, 2010.  I’ve lost count of the number of judicial murders I’ve witnessed over the past 20 years…

Marilyn Buck

One hot afternoon in Amman, Jordan, 1970, just days before the Black September massacre of an estimated 25,000 Palestinians (mostly refugees) by the Bedouin armed forces of King Hussein, I was a journalist (NBC News, Beirut) covering the Second World Conference by the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS).  There were some 1,200 international delegates attending the event.

Just as Yasser Arafat was entering the hall to give the keynote address, surrounded by a strong phalanx of armed guards with AK-47s, an American “student” stood up in the middle of the assembly, pointed at me in a back row, and shouted, “________! You’re a Zionist pig!  You’re an enemy of the revolution!” more…

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Marilyn Buck Parole…

The UNICOR worker next to me in the prison factory was wearing his radio headphones.  On that fateful morning he exclaimed, “Hey! The news is reporting that an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City!”

Marilyn Buck 1971

Marilyn Buck 1971

Somewhat later, he shouted, “Hey! Another airplane crashed into the Trade Center!”  Right, I said, airplanes do that all the time, dismissing his nonsense.

Finally, he practically screamed, “Hey!  I’m not kidding, the World Trade Center just collapsed!”  Now I knew it was joke-time.  more…

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