America’s Intelligence Budget Black Hole

CIA: The President’s Pretorian Guard & Private Army On August 29, the Washington Post headlined “US spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary,” saying: Post-9/11, US spy agencies “built an intelligence-gathering colossus. (It) remain(s) unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to […]

De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez: Episode 1- Drones Don’t Kill People, Governments Do

“A Brief History of COINTELPRO and “Targeted Killings” in the United States” with Larry Pinkney On this first edition of De-manufacturing Consent, Guillermo welcomes former political prisoner, activist, writer, and veteran of the original Black Panther Party, Larry Pinkney, to the program.  Guillermo and Larry, himself a victim of the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, discuss […]

The EyeOpener-White Gold: Heroin & the Destabilization of Afghanistan

The Power(s) Behind Afghan Heroin & the Real Profiteers of the International Drug Trade  The idea that the drug trade in Afghanistan is enabled and protected by western interests for their own benefit is by no means a new or controversial idea. After all, we are talking about the third most lucrative commodity in the […]

Shooting Handcuffed Children

David Swanson on the Recent Massacre of 8 Children in Kunar Province The occupied government of Afghanistan and the United Nations have both concluded that U.S.-led troops recently dragged eight sleeping children out of their beds, handcuffed some of them, and shot them all dead. While this apparently constitutes an everyday act of kindness, far […]

CIA to Dish out $3 Million to buy silence in Another Narco Scandal

The Mighty Agency on it’s Knees in a Legal Battle After 15 years of legal battles the CIA agrees to pay $3 million to a former DEA agent who accused a former CIA official of illegally eavesdropping on him as part of a joint CIA and State Department effort to thwart DEA’s anti-narcotics mission in […]