Skip to comments.John Kerry Friend Tries to Shut-Down Website Offering Free Access to "The New Soldier"
Posted on 09/09/2004 1:22:40 AM PDT by kattracks
The website http://freekerrybook.com, offering the public free access to a PDF copy of "The New Soldier" by John Kerry was temporarily shut-down by Yahoo following a complaint filed by an attorney representing George Butler, co-editor of the book and a close personal friend of John Kerry. In response, a new 527 organization has been established with a new website at http://freekerrybook.org to make information regarding this book widely available to voters prior to the Presidential election.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 7, 2004 -- James B. Davis, a private citizen, announced the formation of a new 527 organization, FREEKERRYBOOK.ORG, (http://freekerrybook.org) to provide the public free access to "The New Soldier" by John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against The War. Since its publication in 1971, John Kerry's book "The New Soldier" has acquired almost legendary status. Rumors abound of political operatives scrambling to locate and suppress stray copies during Kerry's House campaign in 1972. Copies now sell on eBay for hundreds of dollars.
John F. Kerry has made his Vietnam service the cornerstone of his campaign for President. But he has said virtually nothing about what he did when he came home. His activities and statements at the time painted our veterans with an undeserved bloody brush. Many believe, and statements by the North Vietnamese confirm, that the activities of John Kerry, Jane Fonda and others actually prolonged the war, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of our soldiers, and thousands of Vietnamese.
Mr. Davis' first website at http://freekerrybook.com was temporarily shut-down by Yahoo following a complaint filed by an attorney representing George Butler. Mr. Butler is a co-editor of the book and has been a close personal friend of John Kerry since 1964. Mr. Davis has filed a sworn counter-notification with Yahoo, demanding that the website be reactivated. George Butler is directing a film titled 'Going Up River' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407263/) purported to be a documentary about John Kerry's Vietnam service and his anti-war activities.
Mr. Davis stated, "I would hope that George Butler and John Kerry don't want the text and photos in 'The New Soldier' to be made available
because they are ashamed of what they did. But I suspect the motivation is embarrassment to John Kerry's campaign instead."
TTOOOOOOO late. Way too many copies are out there on the net. Got mine last week.
The Kerry Book Burning Party
This is great, thanks!
I'm curious how they are getting around the copyright laws. This may fall under "Fair Use," but I didn't think that allowed for public dissemination of an entire copyrighted work.
Not that I'm complaining. This book and Kerry's post-war activities need complete national attention.
It's no longer a book. It's evidence. Like his military service record, Kerry would like to suppress this evidence too. Heaven forbid that the voters find out who and what Kerry truly is.
My thinking is they don't care if they're sued - since a suit would only draw media and public attention to the book.
I have printed out the whole book. I will be going to photo copy more copies of the book and give it to the liberals to read. =)
As I understand it was introduced into the Congressional Record as a result of his testimony. Therefore the text, but not the pictures, are a public record.
Where can I get a copy of the book? I'd like to spread it throughout Yokosuka and Sasebo.
Me too, and I have accidentally on purpose left one on the table at our Barnes & Noble to infuriate the RATS! hehehe
Hey, that's a great idea!! Wish I lived near one! I would do the same. Every week put out fresh copies.
There are dozens of copies of copies on eBay right now, both in the original print format as well as pdf files.
I love it when they panic!
My next target...the public library! lol!
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