John S. Friedman

John S. Friedman is the editor of The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths that Challenged the Past and Changed the World (Picador). His most recent documentary film is Stealing the Fire, about the nuclear weapons underground.

Genocide Trial in Kansas Genocide Trial in Kansas

Since the US government prosecuted Nazi war crimes, there have been no criminal prosecutions of genocide here in America—until now.

Apr 14, 2011 / Editorial / John S. Friedman

The Iraq Index The Iraq Index

The tragedy that is Iraq can never be told in numbers alone, but the hard facts--every loss, every life, every dollar--only strengthen the arguments against this brutal war.

Dec 1, 2005 / Feature / John S. Friedman

Spying on the Protesters Spying on the Protesters

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

Sep 1, 2005 / Editorial / John S. Friedman

Paying for Apartheid Paying for Apartheid

Two major lawsuits--filed in the United States against multinational corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting apartheid--are at a critical juncture.

May 15, 2003 / Editorial / John S. Friedman

Corporate Bill for Slavery Corporate Bill for Slavery

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting edge of the movement to compensate A...

Feb 20, 2003 / Editorial / John S. Friedman

Hitler’s Willing Executives Hitler’s Willing Executives

John Friedman reviews Edwin Black's IBM and the Holocaust and Reinhold Billstein et al.'s Working for the Enemy.

May 3, 2001 / Books & the Arts / John S. Friedman

Kodak’s Nazi Connections Kodak’s Nazi Connections

New information recently uncovered at the National Archives reveals that subsidiaries of the Eastman Kodak company traded with Nazi Germany long after America had entered the war....

Mar 8, 2001 / Editorial / John S. Friedman

Chase’s Historical Ledger Chase’s Historical Ledger

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Sep 25, 2000 / Editorial / John S. Friedman

Bertelsmann’s Revisionist Bertelsmann’s Revisionist

The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute provided research assistance.

Oct 21, 1999 / Editorial / John S. Friedman and Hersch Fischler