Dialect – Dulles & the Mob: JFK assassination 50 years on (2 of 3)

Community Share Issue – Abolish Empty Office Buildings in Bristol

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This November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. He was the last US president to rein back rather than expand US military interventions abroad killing millions of innocent people. So to both celebrate his memory and understand who was behind the assassination we hear former New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison, interviewed by David Mendelsohn about David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Guy Bannister, Clay Shaw and his view of Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Allan Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover. John Davis discusses his book, “Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of JFK”. Oliver Stone discusses Clay Shaw and Garrison’s investigation. Part 2 of 3.

Tony Crofts is here from Bristol AEOB

Initially, we intend to buy an unused office building which could be converted into flats of various sizes to house 20-60 people.

We hope the site will include outdoor space to provide leisure space and permaculture gardens to grow vegetables.

We aim to retrofit the building to be energy efficient.

The ideal building would have a ground floor space with a shop front in which we could set up a community cafe.We are aiming for the housing to be run as a co-operative with outreach activities and meeting space. The AEOB team is working to find a suitable property for sale. We are currently considering a site in the Whitehall area and have made draft plans for 22 flats, though our bid for this site may not be successful. We will only go ahead with an offer to buy a property if we have raised enough capital and have the agreement of all the members.

Developing a housing community:

We are building a group that will help deliver the project as both landlords and tenants.We plan to build a diverse group of member tenants who are committed to living co-operatively and contributing to further AEOB housing projects.

We aim to work on a second project using any profits and further community share purchases. We envisage that we will be able to compete for bigger office buildings once we have experience setting up and running a smaller project. We envisage that some the tenants and community groups from the first project will help with further projects.


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