| John Simkin |
(teacher, researcher, historian)
|Born||25 June 1945|
|Alma mater||Open University, Sussex University|
|Founder/Owner of||Spartacus Educational|
|Interests|| • intelligence agencies|
John Simkin is owner/founder of Spartacus Educational, a site packed with deep political information. Simkin is particularly interested in the role of intelligence agencies in undermining "democracy" in the Western world and the supporting of military dictatorships worldwide.
John failed his 11+ and after leaving school at 15 he worked in the print trade. He "became interested in politics in 1963 and I soon discovered that the British media was extremely hostile to left-wing ideas." As soon as he completed his apprenticeship he left the industry and in 1966 he was employed by a major brewery to manage an off-licence. While working full-time he took his first degree at the Open University (1970-77). This was followed by a PGCE at Sussex University (1977-78). He began work as a teacher of history and sociology at Heathfield Comprehensive in September, 1978.
Simkin also helped form a co-operative, Tressell Publications, in 1979, which published booklets of source-materials and simulated history 'games' for computers.
- Full article: Spartacus Educational
- Full article: Spartacus Educational
In 1984 Simkin established Spartacus Education and in September, 1997 he established the Spartacus Educational website. This is a very valuable read and contains well written, accurate biographies which cite sources well.
A Document by John Simkin
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)|
|Document:Operation Mockingbird||webpage||20 August 2011||Operation Mockingbird|
Quotes by John Simkin
|Corporate media/Deep state control||“In reality, in times of crisis, mainstream media organizations will always report the news in a way that is beneficial to the ruling elite.”||Spartacus Educational|
|Dominic Cummings||“Some people are comparing Dominic Cummings with Niccolò Machiavelli. This is a mistake as the real comparison is with Joseph Goebbels, the man who became chief political adviser to Adolf Hitler in 1927.”||2020||Spartacus Educational|
|Interpen||“Interpen (Intercontinental Penetration Force) was established in 1961 by Gerry P. Hemming. Other members included Loran Hall, Roy Hargraves, William Seymour, Lawrence Howard, Steve Wilson, Howard K. Davis, Edwin Collins, James Arthur Lewis, Dennis Harber, Bill Dempsey, Dick Whatley, Ramigo Arce, Ronald Augustinovich, Joe Garman, Edmund Kolby, Ralph Schlafter, Manuel Aguilar and Oscar Del Pinto.|
A recently declassified document says that in 1962, Robert Emmett Johnson was a member of Interpen. Later that year Johnson invited Robert K. Brown (USAR/CounterIntelligence Corps) to a meeting in Miami. Brown was the publisher of Alberto Bayo's 100 Questions for a Guerrilla. This book included an article written by Ulius Amoss called Leaderless Resistance which "referred to the proper strategy for conducting resistance operations against Castro and inside/outside of Cuba". The document also goes onto say: "Also included were numerous fotos of the G/W instructor cadre of InterPen which were taken by Brown at the Everglades training camp."
Interpen was also involved in training members of the anti-Castro groups funded by people like Roland Masferrer, Carlos Prio and Santos Trafficante. When the government began to crack down on raids from Florida in 1962, Interpen set up a new training camp in New Orleans. The group carried out a series of raids on Cuba in an attempt to undermine the government of Fidel Castro. These stories were reported by the photo-journalist, Tom Dunkin, for Life Magazine.
Roy Hargraves working closely with Felipe Vidal Santiago, carried out a series of raids on Cuba in the 1960s (23 in 1962). This involved a plan to create a war by simulating an attack on Guantanamo Naval Base. In 1963 Hargraves led a team of exiles in a successful raid on Cuba. After capturing two Cuban fishing boats Hargraves took them to the Bahamas. Some members such as William Seymour and Edwin Collins, worked with Bernardo De Torres on non-Interpen operations in 1963.
Declassified FBI files show that the agency had an informer within Interpen. His code name was MM T-1. In one document dated 16th June, 1961, it said that MM T-1 had “been connected with Cuban revolutionary activities for the past three years”. One document dated 12th May, 1961, claims that Allen Lushane of Miami “had made a trip to Texas to recruit Americans for some future military action against the Government of Cuba”. The document adds that the “first training camp was established by Gerald Patrick Hemming with Dick Watley and Ed Colby running the camp.” In an interview that he gave to John M. Newman on 6th January, 1995, Hemming claims that the FBI informer was Steve Wilson.
Some researchers believe that a combination of Interpen members, CIA agents and anti-Castro Cubans were involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This included James Arthur Lewis, Roy Hargraves, Edwin Collins, Steve Wilson, Gerry P. Hemming, David Morales, Herminio Diaz Garcia, Tony Cuesta, Eugenio Martinez, Virgilio Gonzalez, Felipe Vidal Santiago, Robert Emmett Johnson, Carl E. Jenkins, Chi Chi Quintero and William Robertson.<a href="#cite_note-1"></a>”
|20 May 2015||Spartacus Educational|
|Truth And Reconciliation Committee on the Assassinations Of The 1960s||A call for a Truth And Reconciliation Committee|