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CovertAction Bulletin: The Trump Assassination Attempt & the Legacy of Political Violence in the U.S.

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump on July 13th changed the political situation in the United States and especially surrounding the 2024 election in an instant. The Biden campaign canceled events and advertisements, while the Trump campaign began preparing for the Republican National Convention happening this week...

The CIA and FBI Were Never “Heroes”

Confronted with an incoherent assertion, an exasperated Bertrand Russell once sighed, “Statements of this kind, I must confess, leave me gasping, and I hardly...

CovertAction Bulletin: Project 2025 and the Far Right’s Agenda

Project 2025 bills itself as a comprehensive plan to undo decades of social progress - in its own words, to “dismantle the administrative state” and “return self-governance to the American people.” Democrats have jumped into using it and its connections to the Trump agenda and former staff as a reason to rally behind Joe Biden...

Venezuela Shows Solidarity For Bolivia After Failed Coup Attempt

Venezuela has itself experienced multiple U.S.-backed coup attempts On June 27, 2024, the Venezuelan government condemned the failed military coup attempt that sought to...

CovertAction Bulletin: The U.S. Government is Spying on Your Mail

The U.S. government is spying on you through your mail. The little-known program called mail covers lets law enforcement request that an investigative bureau inside the Postal Service track and report on all the mail you’re getting. And it’s done without a warrant, without any real oversight or transparency, and at the request of agencies like the IRS, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and ICE...

Israeli Military Institute, Technion, is at the Heart of the Military-Industrial Academic Complex

Like other campuses during the spring, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was roiled by student protests over the Israel-Gaza War. One of the demands...

The Case for Resolution 943: A Plan to Cure an Imperial Addiction

In Part 1 of this article, a brief outline of the evolution of the Monroe Doctrine makes clear how utterly destructive that doctrine and...

The U.S. Has Imposed Sanctions on Georgia and Nicaragua for Instituting Laws that Copy U.S. Legislation and Were Designed to Ward Off Coups

Politicians in the small Caucasian nation of Georgia have been sanctioned by Washington for “undermining democracy” and depriving Georgian people of “fundamental freedoms,” simply...

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

Russian Artists Being Used By Ukraine to Build Support for U.S. Weapons Pipeline and War

Artists Present Themseves as Antiwar But Are in Fact Pro-War In early May, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made a staged appearance in a...

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...

For United States Rulers—Not Just for the Military Industrial Complex—Being AT War is Far More Important than Winning a War

“The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous...The war is waged by the ruling group against its own...

Lancet Study Places Gazan Death Toll at Possibly Over 186,000

Staggering Figure Amounts to 8% of Population of Gaza August 7 marks the ten-month anniversary of the Israeli attack on Gaza. A study by The Lancet,...

How the Anglo American Network Took Power in Rwanda and DRC Using Tutsi Supremacists and Minority Rights

“Rwanda is not defined by a geographical space; it is a state of mind." – Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) Brigadier General Frank Rusagara. The eastern provinces...

Sugar Daddy of Trump’s VP Pick Has Deep Ties to CIA

Vance’s top funder, Peter Thiel, co-founded the data-analytics company Palantir, which has the CIA as a client, and was an early investor in Facebook,...

Cyberattacks: A New ‘False Flag’ Frontier

At the start of June, Admiral Robert Bauer, head of NATO’s military committee, announced that the military alliance had finalized plans to recognize state-backed...

The CIA and FBI Were Never “Heroes”

Confronted with an incoherent assertion, an exasperated Bertrand Russell once sighed, “Statements of this kind, I must confess, leave me gasping, and I hardly...

For 75 Years, NATO Has Been Terrorizing the Globe

Will a formidable peace movement ever emerge that can succeed in stopping it? This past week, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrated its 75th...

Without Evidence Serb “Genocide” at Srebrenica Has Been Invoked by Western Leaders to Justify “Humanitarian” Intervention

Lack of evidence can never be acknowledged, because it would undercut the rationale for military intervention. In June 2021, the Biden White House issued a...

CovertAction Bulletin: The Trump Assassination Attempt & the Legacy of Political Violence in the U.S.

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump on July 13th changed the political situation in the United States and especially surrounding the 2024 election in an instant. The Biden campaign canceled events and advertisements, while the Trump campaign began preparing for the Republican National Convention happening this week...

CovertAction Bulletin: Project 2025 and the Far Right’s Agenda

Project 2025 bills itself as a comprehensive plan to undo decades of social progress - in its own words, to “dismantle the administrative state” and “return self-governance to the American people.” Democrats have jumped into using it and its connections to the Trump agenda and former staff as a reason to rally behind Joe Biden...

CovertAction Bulletin: The U.S. Government is Spying on Your Mail

The U.S. government is spying on you through your mail. The little-known program called mail covers lets law enforcement request that an investigative bureau inside the Postal Service track and report on all the mail you’re getting. And it’s done without a warrant, without any real oversight or transparency, and at the request of agencies like the IRS, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and ICE...

CovertAction Bulletin: Global Movement Frees Julian Assange

After 1,901 days in Belmarsh Prison, and many more years fighting for his freedom, Julian Assange has agreed to a plea deal with the United States and is back in Australia. There, he’ll reunite with his wife, Stella, and his children who have only seen him in jail...

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,...

Photographs Expose Thomas Merton Murder Cover-up

Thomas Merton was the most influential Catholic writer of the 20th century.  He was almost as well-known in the United States as the author Ernest Hemingway or the popular Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.  He had been raised in France where his American mother and New Zealander father had met in a Paris art school, and he was educated...

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...

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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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