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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...

CIA’s Hong Kong Agitators Now Living It Up on Mainland

Numerous Hong Kong residents who participated in violent protests against Chinese Communist Party rule just a few years ago are now living and working...

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...

Britain’s Covert Support for Paramilitary Group that Bombed Dublin Fifty Years Ago

Declassified files detail the British government’s secret meetings with loyalist paramilitary group The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in 1974, and the political support afforded...

Nicaragua: The Good Shepherd

Yesterday I attended mass. Instead of a priest, the mass was celebrated by Nicaraguan children—10 fourth- and fifth-grade students. The kids led the congregation in...

CovertAction Bulletin – Eyewitness: Police Repression of Students for Gaza

Student encampments and street protests for Palestine have been hit with a heavy wave of police violence and repression from coast-to-coast. In some cases, it’s the same police departments whose staff and leaders get training from the Israeli Defense Forces that are attacking peaceful events calling for divestment and justice. In Salt Lake City, police viciously attacked students at the University of Utah on April 29th, and then arrested student organizers the next day before a demonstration at the President’s Circle...

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...

CovertAction Bulletin: As Rafah Invasion Looms, Students and Workers Boost Solidarity & Resistance

Hamas on Monday accepted a ceasefire deal that Israel has effectively rejected, instead moving forward with their invasion plans for Rafah, taking control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah gate that separates Palestine from Egypt, and making incursions into Rafah with tanks and shelling from the air. Over 100,000 Palestinians have been told to evacuate from Rafah, but are left with very few places to go...

U.S. / Israeli War on Palestine

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...

Gaza Airdrops: Propaganda and Possibilities

The airdrops in Gaza began as a Jordanian project to resupply its small field hospital, established in 2009 in Tel al-Hawa in northern Gaza...

British Doctor Trying to Save Lives of Gazan Civilians Severely Injured by Israeli Bombs

The Israeli tactic of hiding the ongoing genocide is to suppress the truth in the media. This includes pressuring mainstream media outlets like CNN...

War in Ukraine

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...

Latest Wonder Weapon Being Provided to Ukraine Unlikely to Turn the Tide in War

But It Will Widen the Conflict and Represents Another Escalation Directed Against Russia On January 6, Denmark announced that it would be transferring 19 American-made...

There Are Two Narratives on the January 6 Capitol Riots: The Left Calls it a Fascist Coup Attempt. The Right Calls it a Fedsurrection....

The January 6, 2021, Capitol riot was a watershed event in American political history, which raised alarm about the fragility of American democracy and...

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...

CIA’s Hong Kong Agitators Now Living It Up on Mainland

Numerous Hong Kong residents who participated in violent protests against Chinese Communist Party rule just a few years ago are now living and working...

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...

Britain’s Covert Support for Paramilitary Group that Bombed Dublin Fifty Years Ago

Declassified files detail the British government’s secret meetings with loyalist paramilitary group The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in 1974, and the political support afforded...

Nicaragua: The Good Shepherd

Yesterday I attended mass. Instead of a priest, the mass was celebrated by Nicaraguan children—10 fourth- and fifth-grade students. The kids led the congregation in...

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...

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...

CovertAction Bulletin – Eyewitness: Police Repression of Students for Gaza

Student encampments and street protests for Palestine have been hit with a heavy wave of police violence and repression from coast-to-coast. In some cases, it’s the same police departments whose staff and leaders get training from the Israeli Defense Forces that are attacking peaceful events calling for divestment and justice. In Salt Lake City, police viciously attacked students at the University of Utah on April 29th, and then arrested student organizers the next day before a demonstration at the President’s Circle...

CovertAction Bulletin: As Rafah Invasion Looms, Students and Workers Boost Solidarity & Resistance

Hamas on Monday accepted a ceasefire deal that Israel has effectively rejected, instead moving forward with their invasion plans for Rafah, taking control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah gate that separates Palestine from Egypt, and making incursions into Rafah with tanks and shelling from the air. Over 100,000 Palestinians have been told to evacuate from Rafah, but are left with very few places to go...

CovertAction Bulletin: Student Encampments Resist for Palestine

Student protests in solidarity with Palestine have set up protests and encampments on campuses across the country from Columbia, NYU and the New School in New York to Berkeley, Stanford and Cal Poly Humboldt in California. Students are demanding that their universities—many of them among the most elite in the country with giant endowments—divest from weapons manufacturers and Israeli companies. They’re being met with fierce repression by police, but along with solidarity from faculty and supporters in their cities, the movement is continuing and growing...

CovertAction Bulletin – Iran and Israel: Is A Regional War Imminent?

Iran carried out a strike over the weekend of April 13 and 14 in retaliation for the Israeli bombing on April 1 of the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria. Embassies are the sovereign territory of the country represented, effectively making it an Israeli attack on Iran...

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,...

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...

When Star Gossip Columnist Began to Dig Deep Into JFK Assassination, She Turned Up Dead: Now TV Legal Analyst Appears to Have Cracked Case

On January 31, New York City councilman Robert Holden wrote a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg calling for reopening of the investigation into the death of Dorothy Kilgallen. Described by Ernest Hemingway as “one of the greatest women writers in the world,” Kilgallen was a regular on the CBS game show What’s My Line who...

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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

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