- Short preface 3/17/2004. After this preface, there is
re-typed, VERBATIM, my original investigation report of 1972.
- Since there is currently supposed Anti-Iraq War Movements,
it is instructive to study prior such movements. Why? To determine, by
example, if the leadership and direction they are taking secretly serves
the purposes of the Aristocracy. To do what? To aid the ultra-rich wind-down,
if not extricate themselves, from a disastrous, bloody war policy by which
they may finally be exposed as ruling WITHOUT OUR CONSENT, contrary to
the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
- As the Founder/Chairman of our investigation group, devoted
to the public interest, I tried my best to alert the public to the fakers
selected and installed by funding and orders of the American CIA, as the
supposed "leaders" of the Anti-Viet Nam War activists, called
by some, "The Peace Movement". They were clearly fake then. Are
there such NOW?
- View our website story, http://www.cloakanddgger.ca/
"The Overthrow of the American Republic", Part 50, 3/16/2004,
as to the efforts in the past to block us, threaten us falsely with arrest,
and actually arrest me as the head of our group, for our efforts to confront
CIA "peace movement" fakers, "The Chicago 7", Rennie
Davis, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, and others.
- After I beat state criminal charges of trespass, in confronting
Rennie Davis during a live, not taped, television program, in 1972, to
explain the specific CIA funding of him and his gang; I issued our report,
1972, on the supposed "Peace Movement". I had beat the criminal
charges by subpoenaing, as part of my defense, the CIA Station Chief in
CHICAGO. By their charter, the CIA IS NOT SUPPOSED TO ENGAGE IN DOMESTIC
- Afterwards, about 1973, in the presence of a tv reporter,
I interviewed the CIA Station Chief in Chicago, outside his unmarked door
in the Federal Building in Chicago.
- Sherman H. Skolnick: "You are the CIA's Station
Chief in Chicago, right?"
- CIA Station Chief in Chicago: "Curious that you
- Skolnick: "Simple. The Wall Street Journal has your
name on it, laying on this table in front of your receptionist's bullet-proof
window, outside your unmarked door, here on the fifth floor of this Federal
Building. I also noticed the red security bulb, mounted above your door,
supposed to blink at the same time of triggering a silent alarm of the
security patrol, if someone messes with your door. The bulb and such was
installed by the CIA."
- CIA Station Chief: "Well, we are limited to interviewing
businessmen returning from the Soviet."
- Skolnick: "I am handing you, in the presence of
this tv reporter, a copy of our report about the 'Chicago 7', Rennie Davis,
and the CIA, entitled 'Chicago 7' Are They For Real' ". original
- CIA Station Chief: "We have already examined a copy."
- Skolnick: "Now is your chance to call me a liar
or fault me. Is our report accurate?"
- CIA Station Chief: "Yes, I do not challenge it."
- What follows is a re-typing of our original 1972 report
VERBATIM as then issued and circulated. Because of the length, it will
be posted this way in parts.
- "CHICAGO 7" Are They For Real?
- By Sherman H. Skolnick
- Chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts
- Throughout history, governments seeking to perpetuate
injustice, yet being foresighted enought to channel and contain dissent
against their corrupt, repressive policies, use groups of people called
"The King's Men". Such people get money, power, and benefits
from "The King" but he denies knowing them since they pretend
to oppose him. At the present when the terms "radical" and "revolutionary"
are bandied around, it is important to know who some of the alleged "radical
revolutionaries" are, and to consider that some of the "Chicago
7" are "The King's Men".
- Historically, it should be noted that the overthrow of
the Russian Czar and the Russian Church establishment were delayed some
15 years by the premature activities of anti-czarist groups too weak to
accomplish their goal, and duped and led on by Czarist agents posing as
"revolutionaries". The anti-czarists were thus fooled into eating
green bananas. Analysis only of well-polished rhetoric alone cannot help
unmask a faker. Hard facts, compiled and analyzed point more quickly to
put-ups playing the role of revolutionaries. Applied here will be the reasonable
criteria of money, power, and benefits.
- The "Chicago 7" consists of Rennie Davis, Tom
Hayden, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Lee Weiner, John Froines, and Abbie
Hoffman. [Previously called the "Chicago 8", to include Bobby
Seale, not believed part of the put-up.] Also called the "Conspiracy"
or the "Conspiracy 7".
- With little if any publicity, Rennie Davis and four others
who later became part of the "7", nailed down the Anti-Riot Law
as constitutional by a law suit brought by them in October, 1968, and ending
up May, 1969, in the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit.
- [Nat'l Mobilization, Rennie Davis, et al., vs. Foran,
No. 17274, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. Clerk's office of which
is 27th floor, Federal Building, 219 So. Dearborn, Chicago].
- During the course of this almost secret suit, Rennie's
side laid down and played dead in court. For example, according to court
records, Rennie's side gave up a challenge to the part of the law dealing
with police. Yet, in the street and on lecture platforms, Rennie is quick
to mouth off "Off the Pigs!" Not so in court. The suit was brought
and accepted as a class action, on behalf of all persons similarly situated
who cross state lines and dissent against the government, thus binding
upon potentially millions of people, none of whom were in court in the
suit or even knew of the existence of the suit.
- Known only to a handful, and unknown to the public, by
the time the "Conspiracy" trial started, September, 1969, the
Anti-Riot Law, thanks to Rennie, Tom Hayden, et al., had been made constitutional.
During the summer of 1969, Rennie, et al., abandoned an appeal to the U.S.
Supreme Court. Thus, actually there were two "trials". (1) The
unpublicized test case of the Anti-Riot Law, Oct., 1968 through May, 1969,
and (2) the much publicized "Conspiracy" trial, Sept., 1969,
through February, 1970. The public thinks the Anti-Riot Law is being challenged
in the "Conspiracy" case. Not so. Under American Jurisprudence,
a test of the law cannot be made twice in the same judicial circuit under
the same or similar circumstances. The earlier almost secret case is legally
binding, unless there is a showing the ruling was procured by fraud or
collusion. Knowledgeable researchers of law suits where collusion is suspected,
call such rulings "tombstone" cases, or R.I.P. cases (Rest in
- When Skolnick confronted Rennie and the others of the
"7" in the hallway during recesses in the "Conspiracy"
trial, one by one the "7" sought to wash their hands of the almost
secret prior suit. Jerry Rubin, one of history's most skilled actors [his
uncle Sid was in vaudeville: Look Magazine, 10/7/69,' p.20], pretended
he did not know what Skolnick was talking about. Dellinger said he never
heard of the earlier case; yet, he was a party-plaintiff, according to
the court records. Abbie Hoffman made obscene jokes about it. A spokesman
for Rennie iinformed Skolnick that Rennie had nothing to do with the case.
Hardly a word of this ever saw print or got on air, yet 5 of the "7"
were plaintiffs in the almost secret earlier case.
- For some 14 months, starting September, 1969, to November,
1970, there was, with a few isolated exceptions, an almost total news black-out
by the Establishment Press, and even, wonder of wonders, by most of the
so-called "underground" papers, who spend the bulk of their column
space on drugs and pornography, with little anti-establishment news. [It
should be noted that the Czars had their "underground", czarist-owned
newspapers also, with many with names when translated are the same as names
of some familiar "underground" papers. Presently, some 60% of
the "underground" papers have been quietly bought out by the
Kinney Corp., on whose board sit several C.I.A. people].
- With considerable labor, time, and energy, from January,
1968 (before Convention Week) to date, staff membes of the Citizen's Committee
to Clean Up the Courts (called the Committee), as part of an on-going inquiry
into court collusion, have unearthed mountains of factual data, tending
to show the "7" case was a real conspiracy. The Committee believes,
based on this data, that during the much-publicized "7" trial,
Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin, and Abbie Hoffman, should have been
more properly sitting at the Government prosecutor's table in the courtroom.
Since the Committee does not have much, if any, inside information, we
can never know for sure whether we are right. Only a confession or admission
by any of the "7" could be more certain---such as the recent
confessions of two West Coast agent-provocateur, Louis Tackwood and Eustacio
Martinez, that they were posing as "radical revolutionaries".
- 1. Background and finances of the "Chicago 7".
Unknown to the public, Rennie Davis, Tom Hayden, and the others who became
the "7", and persons connected with them in the National Mobilization
to End the War in Viet Nam, were funded by federal money, channeled to
them through pass-through organizations connected with the government.
$192,000 in federal money and $85,000 from the Carnegie Foundation, acting
as a conduit for the Central Intelligence Agency, were funneled to Hayden,
Davis, et al., through a front calling itself the Chicago Student Health
Organization. To maintain the deep "cover" of this latter group,
stories were planted in the press describing the group as being "communist"
inspired or directed.
- Another $193,313 was funneled to the "7" from
the federal Office of Economic Opportunity by way of or through subsidiaries
of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., an alleged "liberal"
think tank posing as a left wing group, but acting as a conduit for the
C.I.A. Other substantial funds came from the Roger Baldwin Foundation which
has, nationwide, taken over the structure of the American Civil Liberties
Union. The A.C.L.U., such as it was prior to 1967, no longer exists. The
Roger Baldwin Foundation is funded by several pass-throughs, or conduits,
for the C.I.A., among others being:
- J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc. [of New York]; New World Foundation;
Aaron E. Norman Fund, Inc.
- This is shown by a detailed analysis of I.R.S. form 990-A,
filed by these foundations [one of the few public record tax returns].
Several persons acting for the C.I.A. sit on the Board of Overseers of
the Roger Baldwin Foundation: Jacob M. Kaplan and John L.Saltonstall, among
- As to Jacob M. Kaplan, see: New York Times Index, "U.S.
Intelligence Agency", 1967. Several members of the Saltonstall family
are involved with the C.I.A.: Senator Leverett Saltonstall (R., Mass.),
sits with a very small number of people on the Senate C.I.A. sub-committee.
Senator Saltonstall received warm praise in a rare public speech by the
director of the C.I.A. Another Saltonstall family member posed as a "radical
revolutionary" during 1968 Democratic Convention Week, although in
fact a counter-insurgent. Saltonstall's brother is a high-ranking C.I.A.
official; see, "The Espionage Establishment" by David Wise and
Thomas B. Ross, 1967, Random House, pp. 160-161; also pp. 148n; 171, 173,
- To assist those who later became known as the "7",
the Roger Baldwin Foundation in Chicago operated a Democratic Convention
Week Project. In a suit now pending in the U.S. District Court in Chicago,
the defense of one of the defendants is funded by the Roger Baldwin Foundation.
That defendant refused to answer questions about the pass-through funds
channeled from the C.I.A. to the Roger Baldwin Foundation. See: Skolnick
vs. 113th Military Intelligence Group, et al., No. 71 C 91, U.S. Dist..
Court, N.D. Ill., E.D. [Defendant John M. O'Brien, while purportedly a
military intelligence spy, is believed to be a double-agent for the C.I.A.]
- 2. Tom Hayden is one of the more quiet members of the
"7". He is a brilliant counter-insurgent posing as a "radical
revolutionary", operating under the deep "cover" and installed
by the Kennedys in the early 1960s. Hayden has one of the highest security
clearances in the U.S. He risked blowing his deep "cover" when
he sat with highest government officials on the Senator Robert F. Kennedy
funeral train. (See: Logistics of the Funeral" by Anthony Howard,
Esquire Magazine, Nov., 1968, p.120.)
- Both Tom Hayden and Rennie Davis nailed down their deep
"cover" by taking up residence in depressed areas, and proceeding
to agitate the community. Started in Newark, New Jersey, in the summer
of 1964, Hayden's activities resulted, in part, in the disorders a few
years later in Newark. All the while, oddly enough, Hayden had almost absolute
- Hayden in the spring of 1972 has taken up residence in
San Diego, in preparation for the G.O.P. convention there. While others
find it hard to get teaching positions, or are run out of their jobs for
their politics (such as Angela Davis), Hayden suddenly gets two teaching
positions convenient to his San Diego activities: one at Immaculate Heart
College, and the other, at University of California, at Los Angeles.
- 3. Rennard C. Davis, "Rennie" Davis. Rennie's
image as a "radical revolutionary" was firmly planted by his
publicist and strategist, Don Rose, of 1340 East Madison Park, in Chicago's
Hyde Park area. Not too long ago, Rose was an executive of the ultra-right
wing, quasi-government organization, Public Administration Service, 1313
East 60th St., Chicago. P A S is connected with, and does work for, the
U.S. War Department, Mutual Security Agency, and a C.I.A. subsidiary, the
Agency for International Development. Among other things, P A S does work
in puting together police training information. The funding for Don Rose's
work comes, in part, from the C.I.A. pass-through, the Taconic Foundation
of New York. Rose is also the publicist for an umbrella group of so-called
Civil Rights organizations, called the National Catholic Conference for
Interracial Justice, NCCIJ, 1307 So. Wabash, Chicago. The recent head of
that group, and the previous head, were directly connected with, or officers
or directors of urban-affairs type foundations and groups funded by the
C.I.A. (See: Ramparts Magazine, June, 1969, p.17; Chicago Defender, 9/10/70,
- One of the government functions of NCCIJ is to act as
an early warning system regarding the black community and any bad reactions
to injustices. NCCIJ compiles information on various civil rights groups
and feeds that data to various federal agencies that need to be informed
of possible rebellion in the black community. The Roger Baldwin Foundation's
Ghetto Project in Chicago fulfills a similar purpose.
- This is end of Part One of this report, as originally
made and circulated in 1972. The items in parentheses and brackets are
in the original. To be continued.
- 3/17/2004. A few notes as updates.
- === In the Chicago U.S. District Court, in my anti-spying
case against the 113th Military Intelligence Group, I had a winning verdict.
At the time countering cases like mine in the Justice Department was William
Rehnquist. Soon after my winning verdict, Rehnquist was then appointed
to the U.S. Supreme Court where he heard and ruled on a case like mine,
destroying my winning verdict. REHNQUIST IS AN UNETHICAL SCOUNDREL. HE
DID NOT DISQUALIFY HIMSELF DESPITE HIS PRIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ROLE AS
TO SUCH ANTI-SPY CASES LIKE MINE.
- === Prior to becoming First Lady in the Clinton Administration,
Hillary Rodham Clinton was a Director of the CIA-funded New World Foundation.
Hillary and Bill are a marriage of convenience, two incompatible sorts
hooked together, as a follow up of their separate roles with the American
- === The Nation Magazine gets part of their funding from
the mentioned CIA Foundations, like the J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York. Once
in a while the magazine will run a heavily censored, watered down story,
harmless in the extreme, about a purported overseas C.I.A. operation. They
never seem to want to mention, however, dirty, bloody DOMESTIC U.S. operations
of C.I.A. which do occur in violation of the spy agency's charter.
- Mr. Skolnick's articles appear on his website http://www.skolnicksreport.com/
as well as on the website http://www.cloakanddagger.ca/ and he is a listed
COLUMNIST and his articles are posted and later archived on http://www.rense.com/
- He is a co-host along with Lenny Bloom on an Internet
audiostreaming program, soon to be at maximum internet pipeline strength.
The schedules will appear on http://www.cloakanddagger.ca/
- Recently published, the book "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
- Can also supposedly be ordered from Amazon.com HOWEVER,
recently they have blockaded their own marketing and sales of this controversial
book by DEMANDING twice the listed price.