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Operation Midnight Climaxnew

How the CIA dosed San Francisco citizens with LSD.
SF Weekly  |  Troy Hooper  |  03-28-2012  |  Drugs

Fear of Big Brothernew

He has a brilliant mind, broken kidneys and downtown San Diego's most conspicuous minivan. Is the CIA really out to get Tuan Nguyen?
San Diego CityBeat  |  Dave Maass  |  04-28-2011  |  Culture

Journo Ann Louise Bardach Publishes Exposé on Castro While Feds Seek Her Testimonynew

Without Fidel cements Bardac's stature as America's best-informed and most insightful writer about Castro's 50-year reign and the fervid passions, plots, and politics of Washington and South Florida aimed at destroying it.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Jerry Roberts  |  10-26-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Was Roland Carnaby a Con Man or a Super Spook?new

Either way, he wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.
Houston Press  |  Chris Vogel  |  09-22-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Animated Cartoon: Mercenary Madnessnew

Recent news reveals that the US government has been using Blackwater USA (now called Xe) to do everything from assassinate Al Qaeda members to load Hellfire missiles onto Predator drone planes in Pakistan. What next for the firm that does everything? New animated editorial cartoon by Ted Rall and David Essman goes there.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-04-2009  |  Cartoons

We Have Met the Nazis, and They Are Us

Godwin's Law be damned -- it's impossible to read the newly-released CIA report on the torture of Muslim prisoners without thinking of the Third Reich.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-31-2009  |  War

Thriller Writer (And Former CIA Recruit) Joseph Finder Shares Trade Secretsnew

Truth can be stranger than fiction. When Boston thriller writer Joseph Finder discovered how easy it would be for someone to sneak into this country with a fake passport, he didn't put that into his 1995 book Zero Hour. But the one-time CIA recruit hasn't held back on other trade secrets.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clea Simon  |  08-19-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

'Body of Lies' is a Cynical Cinematic Kamikaze

Based on David Ignatius's novel, Body of Lies trudges through on the strength of Leonardo DiCaprio's habitually hardy performance, but you can't help being let down by the rest of the ridiculously bombastic movie.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  10-06-2008  |  Reviews

Arthur Kent Settles Score with Hollywoodnew

Calgary-based journalist and documentary filmmaker Arthur Kent has settled a lawsuit with the makers of the Tom Hanks film Charlie Wilson's War, but the terms of the settlement are confidential.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  09-25-2008  |  Movies

A Terrorist's Worst Enemies: Morissette, Oberst, and Mick Fleetwoodnew

If the CIA's going to break the bad guys, they're going to have to turn up the pain.
Seattle Weekly  |  Thomas Francis and Mike Seely  |  09-15-2008  |  Music

Valerie Plame Wilson Discusses Her Memoir, FISA and Her Move to New Mexiconew

Valerie Plame Wilson's identity is no longer a secret. Five years and two lawsuits later, neither is her story. In her October 2007 memoir, Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government, former agent Wilson chronicles how her life shifted from serving her country to suing her country.
Weekly Alibi  |  Aeriel Emig  |  07-29-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Valerie Plame Isn't the Only Former Spy to Make Santa Fe Home Basenew

For your eyes only, this week we have compiled dossiers on the senior members of Santa Fe's intelligence community.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  11-15-2007  |  Politics

George Tenet: The Bush Era Finds Its Albert Speer

Careerist enablers like tell-all-too-late George Tenet are more morally repugnant than "true believer" ideologues Bush and Cheney.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-04-2007  |  Commentary

North By Northwestnew

Is Scott Caplan a cloak-and-dagger Portland lawyer, or did the CIA fool him into helping torture accused terrorists?
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  02-21-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Spying on Big Brothernew

Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI.
The Village Voice  |  Nat Hentoff  |  12-08-2006  |  Civil Liberties

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