Thomas Powell is a sculptor, writer, effigy burner, educator, curator, and art history lecturer.
When Cortez and the Conquistadores arrived on the coast of Mexico five hundred years ago, they brought with them muskets, horses, priests, and smallpox. Smallpox causes the skin to break out in pox pustules called cocos in the Nahuatl language. Parents warned their children to avoid the infected cocolitzle. With the passage of time, the word evolved into the bogeyman- el cucuy. El Kookooee burned in effigy was conceived by local poets Rudolfo Anaya and Camilo Garcia Camarillo and has become a tradition in South Valley, NM since 1989. The appearance of the monster changes each year through a design competition with local schoolchildren. Artists build the model into a 30 ft monster. Spectators are encouraged to write their fears on slips of paper which are burned in the cleansing fire.
“Gun Lust: An Investigation of America’s Sordid Gun Addiction,” International Critical Thought, 6:1 (2016) Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London
“Gun Lust in Hollywood,” Bad Subjects, 2016
Translated and reprinted by Film Factory, Beijing, 2017
“Biological Warfare in the Korean War: Allegations and Cover-up,” Socialism and Democracy, Vol 31. No.1 March 2017, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, London
“Korean War Biological Warfare Update,” S&D, Vol. 31, No. 3 November 2017, Routledge, T&F London
“On the Biological Warfare Hoax Thesis,” S&D, Vol. 32, No.1 March 2018, Routledge, T&F, London
“Biological Warfare in Korea: A Review of the Literature,” S&D, Vol. 33, No. 2 July 2019, Routledge, T&F, London
“The Korean War Remembered,” S&D, Vol. 34, Nos. 2 & 3, Fall 2020, Routledge, T&F, London
“Road to Empire: POWs and Total War in Korea,” S&D, Vol 35, Summer, 2021, Routledge, T&F, London
“Coronavirus, Biowarfare and, Cuba,” published online May 2, 2020, China/Rising/RadioSinoland, https://chinarising.puntopress.com/2020/05/02/coronavirus-bio-warfare-cuba-by-thomas-powell-www-bioweapontruth-com
“The Story of this Report,” introductory essay to the Report of the International Scientific Commission for the investigation of the facts concerning Bacterial Warfare in Korea and China (With Appendices), by Joseph Needham, FRA et al. (1952); 2021 Edition, With Additional Explanatory Material, Godfree Roberts, ed., Oriel Media pub. Kindle download, June 2021.
“Suppressing US War Crimes: the Cold War Denial Machine Lives On,” published June 24, 2018, Truthout.
“Germ War Allegations Against the USA: The Smoking Gun Is Discovered,” published 10/16/2020, OpEd News.