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Radical Lawyer, Author and Publisher William Schaap Dies

HeadlineMar 04, 2016

And William Schaap, radical author, lawyer and publisher, has died. Together with his wife and partner, Ellen Ray, who died a few months ago, Schaap published the CovertAction Information Bulletin. The publication reported on illegal activities by the Central Intelligence Agency. It also identified CIA agents by name—a practice outlawed by Congress in 1982. Schaap also represented CIA whistleblowers including Philip Agee. He and Ellen also founded Sheridan Square Press, which published the New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison’s “On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy,” which was a source for Oliver Stone in making the 1991 film ”JFK.” William Schaap was Democracy Now!’s first lawyer.

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