This is a proposal to continue the work of World Watchers International,
begun by Mae Brussell, the foremost researcher into political assassinations,
covert operations, and international fascism in the United States. Central
to this proposal is the maintenance of the existing library of books, notes,
tapes, transcripts, and files in a central location to facilitate further
research, dissemination, collection, and, distribution of information.
Organize and maintain existing library of materials in a central
location to facilitate further research, collection, dissemination,
access, and distribution.
Continue to expand existing files, adding current clippings,
subscriptions, books, films, tapes, and video tapes.
Actively seek out and incorporate other collections of real
researchers and writers (e.g. George Seldes, Stuart Christie,
Sherman Skolnick, Penn Jones, Charles Spears, Kevin Coogan,
Tom Davis, John Judge, etc.).
Serve as a central point for correspondence and depositing of
existing materials from around the country, and as a single center
for anti-fascist research.
Transcribe and index into a computer system all of Mae Brussell's
taped broadcasts and written materials. Create a computerized
research index and source list.
Organize a network of real researchers, journalists, and scientists
to allow immediate analysis, assessment, and response to breaking
Hold regular conferences and seminars with real researchers, current
authors, and independent investigators on critical topic areas.
Develop a regular news letter and/or other publications that allow
updating and condensing of materials, and that encourage primary
research by journalists, serving as an alternative media outlet for
primary source work.
Build in 50 major cities both a clipping and news collection service,
and a phone tree instant response network of people who get the
materials, understand the overview, and can contact the local media
with breaking news and historical connections.
Outreach and education using new technology (cable TV, video tape,
computer networks), appropriate media, and organizing methods used
by more traditional public issue groups.
FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES:
Duplication and reprint services, including topic searches.
Media contact point, referral to real researchers and speakers.
Preservation and dissemination of Mae Brussell's work.
Information and access for investigators and journalists, committed
students of hidden history and fascism.
Ongoing data-base of connections.
Clipping services on special topic areas.
Lending library and resource for serious researchers.
Ongoing regular newsletter for supporters and the public.
Speakers bureau and public conferences and seminars.
Supporters and subscribers over the years can be approached for
contributions and major donations by way of taped message, letter and
Selected foundations could be approached for start-up fees and
special research grants. This might require establishing some
function(s) of the library as a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-deductible.
Materials and files can generate articles, books, videotapes, and
documentaries for publication, production and purchase.
Regular newsletter to condense materials, update investigative leads,
advertise services and items for sale, review books and films.
Annual membership fee for researchers, journalists, other supporters
to include newsletter subscription, access to materials, and other
Print and publish collected works of Mae Brussell, including indexes
to tapes, transcripts, articles. Indexes could assist in publishing
books on key topic areas as well as using files and the library for
additional source documentation.
Clippings could be joined into topic books for sale, including key
articles and source lists for books, films, etc. Subscription
service for researchers on clipping areas, putting out regular
Book and tape distribution service, incorporating Tom Davis' work and
distributing Mae's tapes. Production of videotapes for sale.
Database fees for computer networks and transfers by modem.
Conferences, seminars, and college level classes for fees.
Speaker's bureau for real researchers, public speaking engagement
BASIC STRUCTURE, REQUIREMENTS:
Follow filing structure and categories set up in Mae Brussell's work,
expanding on those areas.
Central location, house or building, including storage hardware,
furniture, living and working areas, security, and moving
Duplication equipment for paper, books, tapes, newsletters.
Computers for layout, databases, transmitting data by modem,
networking, access to existing file databases.
Audio-visual projection and recording equipment for tape, video, and
film for use at library, in conferences and seminars, public events,
and monitoring media.
Advisory board, possibly board for function of non-profit entity, to
include real researchers, friends, supporters, family, and interested
Similar libraries on other topic areas exist and are self-supporting
(e.g. Data Center in Oakland,
Resource Center in Albuquerque,
Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment in Newport News, and
the Highlander Center in Tennessee.).
Staff and volunteers. Initial set-up and ongoing work would require
at least two full-time staffers and several volunteers. John Judge
is willing to be full-time staff at this point. Tom Davis willing to
Proposed by John Judge
September 3, 1988