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Tape Number : Q 441
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Tape Number Q 441
FBI Catalogue Jones Speaking
FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “6/4/78 News”
Date cues on tape: News items consistent with tape label
Public figures/National and international names:
President Jimmy Carter
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security advisor
General Alexander Haig, White House Chief of Staff
Leonard Garment, presidential counselor
Former President John F. Kennedy
Former President Richard Nixon
George Wallace, former governor of Alabama
Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia
Lon Nol, leader of Cambodia
Pol Pot, leader of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia
Mao Tse-Tung, leader of People’s Republic of China
Jacques Breveie, French colonial governor
Hoang Tung, Vietnam Workers Party Central Committee member
Pham Van Dong, premier of Vietnam
Pham Hung, chief of communist command in South Vietnam
Steve Hedder, Cornell University Indochina Affairs specialist
Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran
Hamilton Green, Guyana Minister of Health and Labor
Paul Robeson, American black actor, musician, activist
Raleigh Speller, black prisoner executed in North Carolina in 1953
Clyde Brown, black prisoner executed in North Carolina in 1953
Benny N. Lloyd, black prisoner executed in North Carolina in 1953
Ray Daniels, black prisoner executed in North Carolina in 1953
Bible verses cited: None
This news tape includes a few brief news items – earthquakes in California and Japan, an infestation of locusts in Somalia and Ethiopia, unrest in Iran, continuing trouble in Zaire, upcoming elections in Colombia – and a historical piece on the little-reported events in US history, all of which are related to minority populations. But the bulk of the tape is a lengthy commentary with detailed analysis of the border dispute between communist governments of Vietnam and Kampuchea (formerly known as Cambodia). Jones reads several perspectives on the origins of the conflict, including both socialist and “bourgeoisie … monopoly capitalism” points of view, “and then you can make up your own mind.”
There are few administrative announcement on this tape, and Jones interrupts the reading of the news only once, to require that people limit their use of knives for work on the agricultural project – and to get clearance for that use – since there have been too many accidents.
JIM JONES reading news, commentary, and announcements.
Differences with FBI Summary:
The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.
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