Judge For Yourself
This page is dedicated to the life and memory of Searcher, political researcher, activist, friend and mentor, John Patrick Judge (1948-2014)
“An exemplar earthling, his loyalty was to the human race, not to a flag or a country.” – Dave Ratcliffe, researcher, author and friend
“Brilliant” and “an original, independent thinker” – Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress (OH)
John Judge was a co-founder of 911 Citizens Watch, a grassroots watchdog group demanding transparency and a thorough investigation by the National Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon the United States. John also co-founded the Committee for an Open Archives, the Coalition on Political Assassinations, and the Committee for High School Options and Information on Careers, Education and Self-Improvement (CHOICES), a group countering military recruitment in the schools and providing civilian alternatives. John was on the board of the Washington Peace Center and was an activist opposing war, racism and militarism since the 1960s. He died in 2014 due to complications from a stroke. His final project, established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2012, was the Museum of Hidden History. With John’s passing, work involving the Museum has shifted to developing The Hidden History Center, now housed in York, PA. The vast and incisive legacy of his research and voice provides an inspiring beacon to engage all one’s wits and creative imagination to help the human project change course and stake out a different future than this current one based on the demands of capital and its accumulation. Exercising our intelligence in this manner, with clarity and coherence, is of the highest calling Life presents us with. (credit to Dave Ratcliffe, Ratical)
From John’s 2013 bio: John Judge is a researcher, activist and public speaker. His primary focus of research has been into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a co-founder of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), and organizes COPA’s annual conference in Dallas. With other members and a network of researchers, he continues to pursue outstanding questions relating to the assassinations of the Malcolm X and many others. Another area of his investigative research is the background and details of the attacks of September 11, 2001. He worked with family members of the victims to push for a federal investigation, monitored the work of the 9/11 Commission and is writing a critique the 9/11 Commission Final Report for the 9/11 Research Center.
John is also a co-founder of CHOICES, an organization engaged since 1985 in countering military recruitment in DC area high schools and to educate young people about their options with regard to the military. John is a life-long anti-war activist and supporter of active duty soldiers and veterans.
John served as Special Projects Assistant to Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, and later as Researcher for Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. One of his many undertakings in Congress was to advocate on behalf of active duty soldiers who received harsh sentences for declaring themselves conscientious objectors and others who claimed to being tortured in military brigs. He helped write the Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush which Rep. McKinney introduced in December 2006, before leaving office. The articles were re-introduced by Rep. Kucinich, who, on June 10, 2008, delivered them in full on the floor of the House.
John Judge’s future plans include founding a Hidden History Museum and research center in Washington, DC, to educate a new generation about covert operations and to support the work of investigative researchers looking into the National Security State and the rise of secrecy, plans for extra-Constitutional government in emergencies, and threats to civil liberties and international relations, especially since the end of WWII.