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Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

News Releases

Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
2010-11-17
Reporters without Borders
The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public inte...

Sources Select Resources

Are These the Keystone Cops?
Macaray, David
Article
2016
Counterpunch
The CIA owes its vaunted reputation to one source: Hollywood’s movie studios. The way the movies portray America's clandestine services goes so far beyond mere "exaggeration" or embellishment, it verg...
Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991
Teaching Communists What Democracy is All About
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of American intervention in the Bulgarian and Albanian elections of 1990-1991
The CIA and the "Peace Process" - Interview
Clark, Harry; Shahak, Israel
Article
1999
Against the Current
A controversial feature of the torturously negotiated and implemented "Wye Plantation Agreement" is the direct, overt role assigned to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in monitoring Palestinian Au...
The CIA and the Art of the "Un-Cover-Up"
cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
1998
CounterPunch
Down the decades the CIA has approached perfection in the art of the "un-cover-up". The "uncover-up" is a process whereby, with all due delay, the agency first denies with passion then concedes in pro...
The CIA in Ukraine
Dawson, Ryan
Article
2017
Dissident Voice
Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
The CIA Reads French Theory
On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left
Rockhill, Gabriel
Article
2017
A recently unclassifed CIA documents reveals that in the 1980s, the agency had its analysts devote substantial time and resources to studying trends in French theory, and specifically, the work that w...
CIA rendition: more than a quarter of countries 'offered covert support'
Cobain, Ian
Article
2013
The Guardian
Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks.
CIA Torture Architect Breaks Silence to Defend 'Enhanced Interrogation'
Leopold, Jason
Article
2014
The Guardian
The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the...
CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
Mclaughlin, Jenna
Article
2015
The Intercept
Over 60 inmates at New York's Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
CIA Torture Tactics Reemerge in New York Prison
McLaughlin, Jenna
Article
2015
The Intercept
Over 60 inmates at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility have complained of abuse by prison guards in the wake of the June escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.
CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a Literary Weapon during the Cold War
Flood, Alison
Article
2014
The Guardian
Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA published Boris Pasternak's Nobel-winning novel to sow unrest among Soviets.
The CIA's Memory Prison
A Perverse Logic
Sottile, J.P.
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The U.S. government has ruled that the prisoners kidnapped and tortured by the U.S. cannot talk about their experiences because those experiences are the property of the U.S. government, which has cla...
The CIA's Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication
Silverstein, Ken
Article
2014
The Intercept
A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obt...
The Cocaine-Contra-CIA Complex - Book Review
Gabriel, Larry
Article
1999
Against the Current
Dark Alliance. The CIA, the Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion by Gary Webb (New York: Seven Stories Press, 1998), Hardback $24.95.
The Complicity of Psychologists in CIA Torture
What the APA Knew
Eidelson, Roy; Bond, Trudy
Article
2014
CounterPunch
James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are two psychologists who played central roles in designing and implementing the CIA’s torture program. Now we also know how lucrative that work was for Mitchell and Je...
Cuba 1959 to 1980s
The Unforgivable Revolution
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public inte...
Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA's Efforts to Overthrow Syria's Government
Johnson, Adam
Article
2015
FAIR.org
FAIR has noted before how America's well-documented clandestine activities in Syria have been routinely ignored when the corporate media discuss the Obama administration's "hands-off" approach to the ...
Ecuador 1960-1963
A Textbook of Dirty Tricks
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA-backed coups in Ecuador of 1960-1963.
The Forgotten Coup
How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev
Pilger, John
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many o...
The Forgotten Coup
How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgin...
The Fourth Branch
How the CIA infiltrated student politics
Hochschild, Adam
Article
2015
Harper's Magazine
Article about the CIA's influence and control over the National Student Association, a relationship that was kept secret for years.
Gary Webb "It Was Outrageous But It Was True"
The School of Authentic Journalism
Film/Video
2003
Narco News
Part one in a series featuring Gary Webb in his own words. The interview was conducted and filmed by the Guerrilla News Network, scholars, and professors at the 2003 School of Authentic Journalism.
Gary Webb: Vindicated
Conroy, Bill
Article
2014
Narco News
Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World.
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
Hollywood's Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn't Kill
Giordano, Al
Article
2014
Narco News
Gary's email arrived quite by surprise. I knew about his Dark Alliance series, five years prior, documenting the CIA's trafficking of cocaine to fund paramilitary squads in Central America. I also kne...
Indonesia 1957-1958
War and Pornography
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's failed 1958 attempt to overthrow president Sukarno of Indonesia
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations
Ruskin, Gary
Article
2013
Corporate Policy
This report is an effort to document something about corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations. Law enforcement should prioritize investigating and prosecuting corporate espionage against no...
Spy Wars
Espionage and Canada from Gouzenko to Glasnost
Granatstein, J.L.; Stafford, David
Book
McClelland & Stewart
A survey history of Canad'as "secret" history.
Surprise Syrian showdown: 'Pentagon-backed rebels fighting CIA-backed rebels'
Article
2016
RT
American soldiers never used to shoot at CIA agents, and vice-versa, but that's what’s reportedly happening in the northern part of Syria, former CIA officer Ray McGovern says. In February, the CIA-ar...
10 most shocking facts we found in CIA torture report
Article
2014
RT.com
The so-called "torture report" released by the U.S. Senate this week contains only a fraction of the findings on how the CIA aimed to gather intelligence from detainees through interrogation. Still, i...
Torture Report Reveals CIA's Manipulation of US Media
Agency Used Classified Information As Currency For Deception
Conroy, Bill
Article
2014
Narcosphere
In essence, the CIA operated as a propaganda machine, utilizing classified information as part of a larger effort to deceive the American public about the shortcomings of its torture program.
Uruguay 1964-1970
Blum, William
Article
1995
Common Courage Press
An account of American involvement in torture and counter-insurgency in Uruguay.
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
Where's the Evidence?
The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2017
AntiWar
We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be reve...
The Whistleblower's Tale
How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
The Intercept
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
The Whistleblower's Tale
How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA-- and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Article
2015
The Intercept
This is how it ended for Jeffrey Sterling. A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, Sterling sat down in a federal courtroom with a lawyer on either side, looking up at a judge who...
Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers
Petersen, Kim
Article
2017
Dissident Voice
Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only ...

Sources Bookshelf

In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
2006
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...


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