In the Spotlight

CovertAction Bulletin: Pentagon Anti-Vax Propaganda Targets Philippines

In 2020 and 2021, a secret Pentagon program deployed fake social media accounts to sow distrust among people in Southeast Asian countries, particularly the Philippines, around China’s Sinovac vaccination for COVID-19. Clusters of accounts identified as having ties to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) made posts with the hashtag #ChinaAngVirus - or “China is the virus” in Tagalog suggested that the coronavirus is real, but China’s vaccinations were not to be trusted...

National Bar Association and Civil Rights Groups Say Feds Targeted State’s Attorney Mosby For Trying Corrupt Cops

The Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, the National Bar Association and more than a dozen civil rights groups have sent letters to Joe Biden...

Ukrainian Deal: Exposing CIA/Polish Arms Traders Shadow Schemes

Don’t participate in the unfruitful actions of darkness,instead, reveal the truth about them. Ephesians 5:11 In August 2017, CIA’s front company Noetic International Inc. signed an...

CovertAction Bulletin: When Biden Won’t Draw a Red Line, The People Will

Over 100,000 people surrounded the White House on Saturday, June 8th, wearing red and carrying a 2-mile long banner with the names of the tens of thousands of Palestinians who have died since the renewed Israeli assault began eight months to the day before....

As Gaza Starves, We Cannot Be Comfortable

A Hunger Strike for Gaza I am on day nine of a voluntary hunger strike while Palestinians in Gaza are being starved to death. It is...

CovertAction Bulletin: Congo “Coup”? What’s Imperialism Got To Do With It?

On May 19, forces calling themselves the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo launched what appears to be a failed coup attempt, attacking the home of the Deputy Prime Minister of Economy Vital Kamerhe, as well as the Congo’s presidential palace, Palais de la Nation...

Declassified: BBC and MI6 Kosovo War Propaganda Blitz

On March 24th, this journalist exposed how London was at the forefront of efforts to launch a ground invasion of Yugoslavia, during NATO’s illegal...

Paintings of Guantanamo Inmates Display Humanity of Those Locked Up

Guantánamo Bay prison is a monstrosity where hundreds of suspected terrorists have been held and tortured for years, many without being charged of any...

U.S. / Israeli War on Palestine

Did You Donate to Send Food to Gaza? Think Again

“HUNGER CATASTROPHE IN GAZA—DONATIONS NEEDED” cries Mercy Corps.  “URGENT: STARVATION IN GAZA: ALL GIFTS MATCHED FOR GAZA” shouts Rescue.org. These and many other appeals from international...

U.S. Officials Can’t Say the Word “Genocide,” But ICC is Pursuing Charges of Genocide Committed by Israel

In a promising move, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan decided to file for an application to serve arrest warrants to Israeli and Hamas...

Why Did the U.S. Spend $320 million on a Rube Goldberg Pier For Gaza?

When in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for 29 years, I thought I had seen some pretty stupid things that politicians told the...

The Iron Heel of the State at UCLA: Eyewitness Account

“Biden Biden, Whattaya Say? How Many Kids You Kill Today?” This was one of the militant chants of hundreds of students on May 1 at UCLA....

LAPD’s Failure to Protect Peaceful Protesters at UCLA from Right-Wing Mob Shows Real Priorities

In 1991, Frank Donner, former director of the ACLU’s Project on Political Surveillance, published a book entitled Protectors of Privilege, which provided a history...

Jewish Prophets Who Predicted Nightmarish Escalation of Israeli-Palestine Conflict Were Blacklisted and Ignored

Israel’s Claim To Be a Great Democracy is Undermined By Its Mistreatment Not Only of the Palestinians But Also of Jewish Writers and Intellectuals...

The Ghosts of Gaza Are Whispering Every Night

Israeli military young men and women are not the first to have recurring nightmares of what they have seen and done. They are not the...

Gaza War: Deceptions, Distortions, Misperceptions. What are the Relevant Actual Facts?

Responses to the current violence in, and from, Gaza vary as follows: Israeli leaders, much of the Israeli public, and Zionists in the West, thirsting...

War in Ukraine

Ukrainian Deal: Exposing CIA/Polish Arms Traders Shadow Schemes

Don’t participate in the unfruitful actions of darkness,instead, reveal the truth about them. Ephesians 5:11 In August 2017, CIA’s front company Noetic International Inc. signed an...

National Endowment For Democracy Continues to Weaponize Human Rights

The latest example is its pressing for release of John McCain pallbearer from Siberian jail while it ignores a socialist arrested by the Ukrainian...

Why Aren’t Students Protesting U.S. Weapons Sales to Ukraine?

Ukraine will go down in history as the graveyard of neo-conservatism where imperial overreach has led to major world power shifts. In late April, students...

Nord Stream Insurers Refusal to Pony Up For Damages to Sabotaged Pipeline Is Based on Dubious Legal Grounds, According to International Law Scholar

Lloyd’s of London and Bermuda-based Arch Insurance deny the €400 million claim by Nord Stream AG, arguing their policies do not provide coverage for...

CIA Front Companies Play Crucial Role in Arms Pipeline to Ukraine and Profit From the Human Misery it Generates

PART I Noetic Continental Inc. Foists Military Equipment Through Private War Companies Analyzing the CIA’s records, we’ve noticed that there were many references to the Noetic...

CIA Spills the Beans About Deep Involvement in Ukraine: Part of Ploy to Undercut Republican Congressional Opposition to War

Makes a Point of Slipping in Disinformation About Russia to Further Propaganda Campaign The New York Times on February 25 published an explosive story of...

CovertAction Bulletin – Ukraine and the Growing Anti-War Movement: Lessons after 2 Years

February 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. With tens of thousands dead and more wounded on both sides and no end in sight to the conflict, it’s important to remember that the history of this conflict did not begin on February 24, 2022, nor on February 22, 2014, when the Russian military took control of the Crimean Peninsula...

Disaster Capitalists Ready to Descend on Ukraine

Ukrainian Reconstruction Bank Set Up by BlackRock and JPMorgan Chase Has Secured at Least $500 Million in Capital A key purpose underlying the Ukraine War...

Former UN Weapons Inspector Warns About Looming Threat of Nuclear War

Says: “You will die” “You will die,” Scott Ritter warned Americans on Wednesday morning in a press conference hosted by the Schiller Institute. “The danger...

CIA Has a Long History of Empowering Monsters

On May 26, The New York Times Magazine ran a feature story by Matthieu Aikins entitled “America’s Monster: Uncovering the Brutal Career of Abdul...

What U.S. Foreign Policy Experts Do Not Get About Palestinian Politics

The core barrier to peace in Israel/Palestine is that key actors are content with conflict management. This prevents the necessary dedication to power through...

Did You Donate to Send Food to Gaza? Think Again

“HUNGER CATASTROPHE IN GAZA—DONATIONS NEEDED” cries Mercy Corps.  “URGENT: STARVATION IN GAZA: ALL GIFTS MATCHED FOR GAZA” shouts Rescue.org. These and many other appeals from international...

National Bar Association and Civil Rights Groups Say Feds Targeted State’s Attorney Mosby For Trying Corrupt Cops

The Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, the National Bar Association and more than a dozen civil rights groups have sent letters to Joe Biden...

The Game is Up

However much Western commentators want to sustain the age of empire, a new multipolar world order has already begun to take root In September, I...

Ukrainian Deal: Exposing CIA/Polish Arms Traders Shadow Schemes

Don’t participate in the unfruitful actions of darkness,instead, reveal the truth about them. Ephesians 5:11 In August 2017, CIA’s front company Noetic International Inc. signed an...

U.S. and South Korea Are Scheduled to Conduct 130 Military Exercises this Year

Exemplifies serious war crisis whose roots are being twisted in the U.S. media In early April, the United States and South Korea conducted joint naval...

CovertAction Bulletin: Pentagon Anti-Vax Propaganda Targets Philippines

In 2020 and 2021, a secret Pentagon program deployed fake social media accounts to sow distrust among people in Southeast Asian countries, particularly the Philippines, around China’s Sinovac vaccination for COVID-19. Clusters of accounts identified as having ties to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) made posts with the hashtag #ChinaAngVirus - or “China is the virus” in Tagalog suggested that the coronavirus is real, but China’s vaccinations were not to be trusted...

CovertAction Bulletin: When Biden Won’t Draw a Red Line, The People Will

Over 100,000 people surrounded the White House on Saturday, June 8th, wearing red and carrying a 2-mile long banner with the names of the tens of thousands of Palestinians who have died since the renewed Israeli assault began eight months to the day before....

CovertAction Bulletin: Congo “Coup”? What’s Imperialism Got To Do With It?

On May 19, forces calling themselves the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo launched what appears to be a failed coup attempt, attacking the home of the Deputy Prime Minister of Economy Vital Kamerhe, as well as the Congo’s presidential palace, Palais de la Nation...

CovertAction Bulletin: Thousands in Detroit Open Next Phase of Palestine Struggle

Over 3,500 people gathered in Detroit, Michigan for a three-day People’s Conference for Palestine on May 24, 25 and 26. Led by the Palestinian Youth Movement, the conference highlighted the work that has already been done over the last 8 months but also the historical work done over years and decades in the struggle to end Zionist occupation...

Corruption of U.S. Justice Department and the Two-Tiered Justice System: The Case of Whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld

When this Whistleblower Exposed the Crimes of Obama’s Golf Partner and 12th Largest Campaign Contributor, the U.S. Justice Department Did the Honorable Thing—It Jailed the Whistleblower and Let Obama’s Golf Partner Walk Away Free Bradley Birkenfeld is a former Swiss banker who helped the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recoup billions of dollars in tax revenues after exposing the...

“The Death Row You Don’t Want to Know:” An Inmate at San Quentin Reveals What Death Row is Really Like

From the date of being arrested (March 4, 1979) in one of the most racist counties in California (Riverside), and enduring one of what would be called by many, “a circus trial” on December 12, 1979, I was brought to the sixth floor of North Block, better known as the original Death Row. I’ll never forget the...

U.S. Leads the World in Solitary Confinement that Destroys Prisoners Mental Health

Anthony Gay is severely mentally ill. And like many Americans who suffer from severe mental illness and who commit a crime, he was placed in solitary confinement after his conviction, rather than in a mental hospital where he could have received treatment for his schizophrenia. Isolated in a six-by-ten foot cell 24 hours a day, seven days...

Massachusetts Bill Would Give Prisoners Time Off Sentences For Organ Donation

Fits into dubious history of medical coercion and experimentation on vulnerable populations in the U.S. Two Democratic members of the Massachusetts state legislature have proposed a bill that would give state prisoners between 60 and 365 days off their sentences if they donate a kidney, bone marrow, skin, or “other organs” to people in the general population...

The 60-Year U.S. Blockade on Cuba is an Abomination Just as Great as Guantanamo Bay—With no End in Sight

“El Bloqueo” (The Blockade) is what Cubans call it. It is a 60-year-old abomination. It is the U.S. embargo against Cuba.  Imposed by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1962, the embargo has and continues to be an utter failure in its objective, that is, trying to fuel a counter-revolution within the island nation; or more politely...

Black Market in Broad Daylight

U.S. school kids, hospital patients, and prison inmates share food poisoning, while food liquidators boast they turn “trash into treasure.” Operating in the shadows is easy in the United States secondary food market, as few question what happens to food that exceeds its expiration date in leading supermarket chains across the nation. Well, truth be told,...

While U.S. Leaders Moralize About Alleged Human Rights Abuses in Russia and China To Justify Proxy Wars, Prisoners in the U.S. Routinely Suffer From...

A Miami Prisoner is Among Those Who Believe That U.S. Prison Authorities Are Trying to Kill Them While U.S. leaders denounce Russia and China, and other official enemies for alleged human rights violations daily, they are silent about the massive human rights abuses that occur routinely in the U.S. prison system—the largest and most oppressive in the...

While Claiming to Defend Freedom Around the World, the U.S. Has Dozens of Political Prisoners—and the Majority are People of Color

Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of racist repression. It is aimed disproportionately at people of color, as well as others engaged in anti-racist struggle. Whether in the fight against racism at home or against racist foreign policies, wars, occupation and colonialism,...

Did Western Forces Try to Assassinate Slovakia’s Prime Minister Fico?

Accusations range from his pro-Russian stance to his anti-WHO Pandemic Treaty stance On May 15, 2024, a gunman shot Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico outside of a meeting he had attended. Given their track record and the political stakes involved, many people suspect that U.S. and other Western forces orchestrated this assassination attempt. Attempted Political Assassination and Immediate...

MCA: Shining the Spotlight on the Octopus’s Hollywood Tentacle

The Octopus Murders docuseries about the suspicious death of journalist Danny Casolaro in August 1991 has caused quite the sensation since it was released February 28 on Netflix. Casolaro’s goal to uncover “the Octopus”—a cabal of CIA and Mafia figures who corrupted American government—was so all-consuming that it enveloped his physical life and his legacy as a...

1970s Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Compared U.S. Crimes in Vietnam to those of the Nazis and then was Assassinated Under Mysterious Circumstances

A Noted Swedish Historian Interviews the Author of a New Book on Palme In October of 1972, National Security Advisor Henry A. Kissinger reached a tentative peace agreement with North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho. No matter that this agreement would become official the following January, President Richard M. Nixon ordered the Christmas Bombings of the North...

Did J. Edgar Hoover Order the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr?

Powerful new evidence of a government-abetted conspiracy has prompted King family members to demand a reopening of the investigation into his murder. Everyone knows that James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King, Jr., right? The U.S. government says so. All the school textbooks say so. And it is enshrined as unquestioned gospel in the pages of...

Is America’s Top-Selling Movie, Bob Marley, About a CIA Murder Victim?

On its opening weekend, the movie Bob Marley: One Love sold more tickets than any other movie in the United States, far outpacing other films in the theaters. While the film appeared to stay away from U.S.’s involvement in Marley’s death in order to get wider distribution, the question as to whether the CIA orchestrated the...

Netflix Series on the Octopus Murders Continues Cover-up of Reporter’s Death and CIA Crimes He Threatened to Expose

Series labels bona fide whistleblowers as “out of their mind” and “manipulators” when documented evidence confirms what they are saying In late February, Netflix began airing a four-part docuseries directed by Zachary Treitz called American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders. It follows journalist Christian Hansen as he investigated the August 1991 highly-suspicious death of journalist Danny Casolaro...

Popular

A Company Family: The Untold History of Obama and the CIA

Despite his liberal pretensions, Obama’s foreign policy was dreamed up at Langley—which should not have been surprising given his background In the summer of...

Was the Now-Forgotten Murder of One Man on September 9, 2001 a Crucial Pre-condition for 9/11?

Peter Dale Scott, with assistance from Aaron Good, breaks new ground with this exclusive investigation into the two-decades-old assassination of Ahmed Shah Massoud and...

U.S. Media Decries Brutal Russia Invasion of Ukraine—Yet an Intrepid Reporter Finds that the Russians Were Welcomed as Liberators in the Southern Ukrainian City...

Last week I was embedded with the Russian army and visited two towns in southeastern Ukraine. The first town was called Henichesk, a port...

Ukraine: The CIA’s 75-year-old Proxy

Joe Biden “is fueling the fire in the Ukraine.” -- Roger Waters of Pink Floyd It takes a musical artist to cut through the morass...

More Skeletons in Obama’s Closet: Mass Grave in Lugansk, Ukraine Yields Over 200 Bodies

A Part of Obama’s Legacy that Presumably Won’t Be Celebrated in his $482 Million Presidential Library I recently witnessed the exhumation of human remains from...

Outposts of the U.S. Surveillance Empire: Denmark and Beyond

Data acquired by the NSA has been used to convince the Danish government to buy fighter jets from Lockheed-Martin. Denmark’s military allows the United States’...

War Propaganda About Ukraine Starting to Wear Thin

More and More Are Seeing Through the Lies As Amnesty International confirms the inconvenient truths, which many independent journalists and political observers already knew, about the Ukrainian...

New Evidence Reveals That Senator John McCain and Other High-Ranking Vietnam War POWs May Have Lied to the American Public About Being Tortured

Collusion by the White House, the Pentagon, and the mainstream media resulted in disparagement, denial, and suppression of eyewitness testimony confirming that most POWs...

Joe Biden Wanted To Lock Up My Father, CIA Whistleblower Philip Agee—Just Like He Wants To Lock Up Edward Snowden And Julian Assange

Part 6 in our Biden Series: A Company Man? On May 9, 1981, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism was debating the Intelligence...

Escalating the new Cold War with Russia via Ukraine: Biden’s Unprincipled Stands Involving Covert Operations, Blackmail, Corruption, Nepotism and State Terrorism

Part 5 in our Biden Series: The long suppressed facts involving Biden and the Ukraine are clear, documented, and undisputed, even though you will never read them in The New York Times...

If……Then That’s Treason

The Perpetrators This list of perpetrators is not meant to be exhaustive, but it can help us begin a conversation that should lead to indictments...

Beltway Pundit Predictions About Putin’s Downfall Are as Wrong as Predictions 100 Years Ago that the Bolsheviks Would Lose the Russian Civil War

When Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin launched a revolt against Vladimir Putin on June 23, Beltway pundits became euphoric, predicting Russia’s descent into a...

LETTER FROM READER – Re: Secret COINTELPRO Plot to Infiltrate and Destroy the American Indian Movement: “We Wanted Them to Kill Each Other”—FBI Agent Admits...

Dear Jeremy, Pearl after pearl spews forth from your agitated fingers. Here is one I wish to comment upon: Secret COINTELPRO Plot to Infiltrate and Destroy the American Indian Movement: “We Wanted Them to Kill Each Other”—FBI Agent Admits After 5 Decades of Silence. “In a 2019 documentary that aired on PBS, From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A...

LETTER FROM READER – Re: Pathology of GOP is Frighteningly Evident in its Lionization of Navy SEAL Killer Eddie Gallagher

A truly disgusting figure. You may be interested in the way Canada dealt with a unit that ‘went rogue’ in Somalia. After it was proven that a boy had been”executed” by the Regiment the unit was disbanded and is not revered, in fact if it is spoken of at all, it is with shame...

A Good American: Mass Surveillance System Killed by NSA Weeks Prior to 9/11

"A Good American" is a gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how an alternative to mass surveillance—one which excluded U.S. citizens—was killed by NSA-management, three weeks prior to 9/11.

National Bird: Whistleblowers Tell Disturbing Truths About Drone Warfare

National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

U.S. Coup d’État via Presidential Assassination? — Many Questions Remain Unanswered Including ‘Why Was JFK Assassinated?’

From the archives: JFK is a 1991 political thriller directed by academy award-winning director Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy and the alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, played by Kevin Costner.

Collateral Murder: Classified U.S. Military Video Leaked by Whistleblower Bradley Manning Via WikiLeaks

Classified video footage from a U.S. Apache helicopter in 2007 leaked by U.S. Army intelligence analyst and whistleblower Bradley Manning to Wikileaks. The video shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad.

CovertAction Information Bulletin (1988-2)

CAIB-30 (1988:2) From the Archives: Special Back Issue on Israel the Middle East: Israeli State Terror, Arms sales, Occupation, Chemical & nuclear warfare, Israel in Africa & Central America, Disinformation & Libya, CIA’s William Buckley, Afghan contra lobby

CovertAction Information Bulletin (1979-2)

CAIB-4 (1979:2) From the Archives: Spying on allies: Secret Italy cable, CIA in Spain, CIA Africa recruiting, Angola, Subversive academics in Southern Africa, CIA and human rights, CIA firearms authority, Intelligence budgets, In Search of Enemies

CovertAction Information Bulletin (1979-1)

CAIB-3 (1979:1) From the Archives: CIA attacks CAIB, Top Secret Army spy manual, CAIB CIA poster, CIA in Mexico, Australia U.S. spy satellite base, John Paisley mystery death

CovertAction Information Bulletin (1978-2)

CAIB-2 (1978:2) From the Archives: Editorial, CIA recruits diplomats, Researching CIA officers, Cuban double agent in CIA, CIA North Carolina demolitions training base

Most Commented