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Dark Alliance

Author : Gary Webb
ISBN : 9781609802028
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014 In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance,” revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. Gary Webb pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from then newly declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that had never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities. Webb’s own stranger-than-fiction experience is also woven into the book. His excoriation by the media—not because of any wrongdoing on his part, but by an insidious process of innuendo and suggestion that in effect blamed Webb for the implications of the story—had been all but predicted. Webb was warned off doing a CIA expose by a former Associated Press journalist who lost his job when, years before, he had stumbled onto the germ of the “Dark Alliance” story. And though Internal investigations by both the CIA and the Justice Department eventually vindicated Webb, he had by then been pushed out of the Mercury News and gone to work for the California State Legislature Task Force on Government Oversight. He died in 2004.

Dark Alliance Movie Tie In Edition

Author : Gary Webb
ISBN : 9781609806217
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014 In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance,” revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. Gary Webb pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from then newly declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that had never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities. Webb’s own stranger-than-fiction experience is also woven into the book. His excoriation by the media—not because of any wrongdoing on his part, but by an insidious process of innuendo and suggestion that in effect blamed Webb for the implications of the story—had been all but predicted. Webb was warned off doing a CIA expose by a former Associated Press journalist who lost his job when, years before, he had stumbled onto the germ of the “Dark Alliance” story. And though Internal investigations by both the CIA and the Justice Department eventually vindicated Webb, he had by then been pushed out of the Mercury News and gone to work for the California State Legislature Task Force on Government Oversight. He died in 2004.

Censored 2016

Author : Mickey Huff
ISBN : 9781609806460
Genre : Political Science
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The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Censored 2016 features the top-25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis.

Kill The Messenger

Author : Nick Schou
ISBN : 9780786735266
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Soon to be a major motion picture! Kill the Messenger tells the story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004. Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996 "Dark Alliance" series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb's stories. Drawing on exhaustive research and highly personal interviews with Webb's family, colleagues, supporters and critics, this book argues convincingly that Webb's editors betrayed him, despite mounting evidence that his stories were correct. Kill the Messenger examines the "Dark Alliance" controversy, what it says about the current state of journalism in America, and how it led Webb to ultimately take his own life. Webb's widow, Susan Bell, remains an ardent defender of her ex-husband. By combining her story with a probing examination of the one of the most important media scandals in recent memory, this book provides a gripping view of one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of investigative journalism.

Conspiracy Theories In American History

Author : Peter Knight
ISBN : 9781576078129
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context

Future Proofing The News

Author : Kathleen A. Hansen
ISBN : 9781442267145
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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News coverage is often described as the “first draft of history.” From the publication in 1690 of the first American newspaper, Publick Occurrences, to the latest tweet, news has been disseminated to inform its audience about what is going on in the world. But the preservation of news content has had its technological, legal, and organizational challenges. Over the centuries, as new means of finding, producing, and distributing news were developed, the methods used to ensure future generations’ access changed, and new challenges for news content preservation arose. This book covers the history of news preservation (or lack thereof), the decisions that helped ensure (or doom) its preservation, and the unique preservation issues that each new form of media brought. All but one copy of Publick Occurrences were destroyed by decree. The wood-pulp based newsprint used for later newspapers crumbled to dust. Early microfilm disintegrates to acid and decades of microfilmed newspapers have already dissolved in their storage drawers. Early radio and television newscasts were rarely captured and when they were, the technological formats for accessing the tapes are long superseded. Sounds and images stored on audio and videotapes fade and become unreadable. The early years of web publication by news organizations were lost by changes in publishing platforms and a false security that everything on the Internet lives forever. In 50 or 100 years, what will we be able to retrieve from today’s news output? How will we tell the story of this time and place? Will we have better access to news produced in 1816 than news produced in 2016? These are some of the questions Future-Proofing the News aims to answer.

Enchanting Killer Princess

Author : Mei NanBuShengShou
ISBN : 9781647874421
Genre : Fiction
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As soon as she transmigrated, she had a series of notoriety as a good-for-nothing, idiotic slut, but she was the most breathtaking, cold-blooded killer of them all. He, the fool Royalty had covered up his underbelly. A plot, an imperial edict, and a declaration of the beginning of the battle. Before she had even entered the room, she had planned for Hugh, who had attacked her with every attack he could muster to subdue her. When cold feelings meet evil, when tender feelings meet rascals, and look at the passion radiating from Bu Jinghua!

Real Enemies

Author : Kathryn S. Olmsted
ISBN : 9780190908584
Genre : History
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Many Americans believe that their own government is guilty of shocking crimes. Government agents shot the president. They faked the moon landing. They stood by and allowed the murders of 2,400 servicemen in Hawaii. Although paranoia has been a feature of the American scene since the birth of the Republic, in Real Enemies Kathryn Olmsted shows that it was only in the twentieth century that strange and unlikely conspiracy theories became central to American politics. In particular, she posits World War I as a critical turning point and shows that as the federal bureaucracy expanded, Americans grew more fearful of the government itself--the military, the intelligence community, and even the President. Analyzing the wide-spread suspicions surrounding such events as Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination, Watergate, and 9/11, Olmsted sheds light on why so many Americans believe that their government conspires against them, why more people believe these theories over time, and how real conspiracies--such as the infamous Northwoods plan--have fueled our paranoia about the governments we ourselves elect. This 10th Anniversary Edition includes a new epilogue on conspiracy theories and the 2016 election and its aftermath.

Fool Emperor And Hartless Consort

Author : Feng SiNiang
ISBN : 9781647874384
Genre : Fiction
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Who is she? She did not have a name, only a code name 001. She was the world's most fearsome Night Assassin, the assassin that the Dark Night Guild valued the most, but at this moment, the organization had chosen to sacrifice her to protect herself.

The Killing Game

Author : Gary Webb
ISBN : 9781609801434
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He had an almost magnetic effect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him. It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall. He was best known for his story Dark Alliance, written for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. In it Webb linked the CIA to the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the Iran Contra scandal. His only published book, Dark Alliance is still a classic of contemporary journalism. But his life consisted of much more than this one story, and The Killing Game is a collection of his best investigative stories from his beginning at the Kentucky Post to his end at the Sacramento News & Review. It includes Webb's series at the Kentucky Post on organized crime in the coal industry, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Ohio State’s negligent medical board, and on the US military’s funding of first-person shooter video games. The Killing Game is a dedication to his life’s work outside of Dark Alliance, and it’s an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.

Best Dragon Son In Law

Author : You LiaoDeYu
ISBN : 9781637070390
Genre : Fiction
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"The sparrow flew onto a branch and turned into a phoenix. This kid is lucky." The King of the Underground World, after returning to the city, he became the laughingstock of the family. They wanted to see how he would conquer the cold and aloof CEO and regain his former glory ...

Drugs As Weapons Against Us

Author : John L. Potash
ISBN : 9781937584931
Genre : Social Science
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Drugs as Weapons Against Us meticulously details how a group of opium-trafficking families came to form an American oligarchy and eventually achieved global dominance. This oligarchy helped fund the Nazi regime and then saved thousands of Nazis to work with the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA operations such as MK-Ultra pushed LSD and other drugs on leftist leaders and left-leaning populations at home and abroad. Evidence supports that this oligarchy further led the United States into its longest-running wars in the ideal areas for opium crops, while also massively funding wars in areas of coca plant abundance for cocaine production under the guise of a &“war on drugs&” that is actually the use of drugs as a war on us. Drugs as Weapons Against Us tells how scores of undercover U.S. Intelligence agents used drugs in the targeting of leftist leaders from SDS to the Black Panthers, Young Lords, Latin Kings, and the Occupy Movement. It also tells how they particularly targeted leftist musicians, including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Tupac Shakur to promote drugs while later murdering them when they started sobering up and taking on more leftist activism. The book further uncovers the evidence that Intelligence agents dosed Paul Robeson with LSD, gave Mick Jagger his first hit of acid, hooked Janis Joplin on amphetamines, as well as manipulating Elvis Presley, Eminem, the Wu Tang Clan, and others.

Report On The Central Intelligence Agency S Alleged Involvement In Crack Cocaine Trafficking In The Los Angeles Area

Author : United States. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
ISBN : STANFORD:36105050143127
Genre : Cocaine industry
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League Of Legends Best Sword King

Author : Cang ShengFuTu
ISBN : 9781649553966
Genre : Fiction
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Meng Fan had traveled to another world and brought along the League of Legends' system. He discovered that he had become a hard worker. Carrying the mission of saving the Walland Continent, Meng Fan continued to raise his strength, breaking all the schemes of the various temples, and destroying all magical creatures. This was an extremely exciting heroic adventure, as well as an extremely exciting battle. All sorts of top-tier equipment were dropped to the point of being dazzling. A legendary set of equipment could instantly kill gods. This was the world of the League of Heroes, as well as a mysterious world of magic ...

City Of Ores

Author : Anthony L. Isom
ISBN : 9780615177076
Genre : Fiction
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City of Ores speaks of the struggles of the Prophet Triaphor and Princess Jewel as they fight against the vicious Riders of Apocalypse. They must defeat them before the Apocalypse of Nevorn or they shall be enslaved forever.

The Seeders

Author : Elena Danaan
ISBN : 9798353323709
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Seeders is a must-read book that is full of shock and awe moments that awakens the reader to the true extent of our suppressed history and the incredible future that lies before us as a fully liberated species destined to take our rightful place in the galactic community -Michael Salla, Ph.D. This looks like a book, but in truth its an historical document. It takes Humanity on an incredible journey from the beginning of advanced soul groups wondering the universe looking for a cause to the liberation and acknowledging of a humanity blessed and suppressed throughout the ages. It will be difficult to put this book down. -Alex Collier, Andromedan Contactee. Extraterrestrial Contactee, Archaeologist, Druid, Shaman and Best-Selling Author Elena Danaan takes us on a journey to meet the Intergalactic Confederation, the legendary Pa-Taal and the mysterious Nine, troughout an epic quest for the true history of humans of Terra.

Counterpublics And The State

Author : Robert Asen
ISBN : 0791451623
Genre : Social Science
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Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.

Practical Rails Projects

Author : Eldon Alameda
ISBN : 9781430203049
Genre : Computers
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This book provides intermediate Rails users with an essential learning aid to take them to higher level, teaching them countless real world techniques via a series of practical project-based chapters. Each chapter takes the reader through the complete process of building up a full-functional Rails web application. Projects taught in the book include a blog, a REST-based task manager, an online IT help desk, a web comic (including image upload facilities,) Wiki, and much more. Techniques learned include speeding up development with plugins, engines and Ruby Gems, styling with CSS libraries, and adding dynamism using Ajax.

War And Religion After Westphalia 1648 1713

Author : David Onnekink
ISBN : 9781317000525
Genre : History
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Many historians consider the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648, to mark a watershed in European international relations. It is generally agreed that Westphalia brought to an end more than a century of religious conflicts and marked the beginning of a new era in which secular power politics was the prime motivating factor in international relations and warfare. The purpose of this volume is to question this assumption and reconceptualise the relationship between war, foreign policy and religion during the period 1648 to 1713. Some of the contributions to the volume directly challenge the idea that religion ceased to play a role in war and foreign policy. Others confirm the traditional view that religion did not play a dominant role after 1648, but seek to re-evaluate its significance and thereby redefine religious influences on policy in this period. By exploring this issue from various perspectives, the volume offers a unique opportunity to reassess the influence of religion in international politics. It also yields deeper insights into concepts of secularisation, and complements the research of many social and cultural historians who have begun to challenge the idea of a decline in the influence of religion in domestic politics and society. By matching the relationship between conflict and religion with this scholarship a more nuanced appreciation of the European situation begins to emerge.

Rebirth Of Coiling Dragon

Author : Tu PoXiangXiang
ISBN : 9781647360702
Genre : Fiction
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For some inexplicable reason, a modern university student, whose soul had been transported to the world of the 'Coiling Dragon', had replaced Linley as the main character of the 'Coiling Dragon' world. He also wanted to see how the main character would take advantage of his transmigration and walk step by step towards the peak of the strong. Although this book is the same person as "Pan Long", but it doesn't matter if you haven't read the original book, it won't affect your reading.

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