Dark Alliance Movie Tie In Edition

Dark Alliance  Movie Tie In Edition

The CIA, the Contras, and the Cocaine Explosion Gary Webb. Dark Alliance - THE CIA, THE CONTRAS, AND THE CRACK COCAINE EXPLOSION FOREW ORD BY US CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS IN PRAISE OF GARY WEBB'S DARKALLIANCE: “Today, it is hard.

Author: Gary Webb

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609806217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 601

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Censored 2016

Censored 2016

The establishment press, he said, was missing the real story: the way that “Dark Alliance” had somehow managed to gain credibility among AfricanAmericans. Raising once more the black paranoia specter, Deutch proffered the Tuskegee ...

Author: Mickey Huff

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609806460

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: Political Science

Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger

Pete Carey: Veteran reporter assigned to investigate “Dark Alliance” after other papers criticized the series. Found no evidence of CIA involvement in drug ring. Jerry Ceppos: Executive Editor who defended Webb, then published letter to ...

Author: Nick Schou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786735266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Conspiracy Theories in American History

Conspiracy Theories in American History

Despite the inferential leaps necessary to conclude that, based on the evidence presented in the “Dark Alliance” series, the CIA was directly responsible for the introduction of crack to urban America, the reaction from sections of the ...

Author: Peter Knight

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576078129

Category: History

Page: 925

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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
Categories: History

Enchanting Killer Princess

Enchanting Killer Princess

"Dark Alliance? So it's the destruction of the Dark Alliance. Damn it! " Duan Tianfeng's anger grew even stronger as he ruthlessly rubbed the letter in his hand. She had heard of the Dark Alliance. The core members of this organization ...

Author: Mei NanBuShengShou

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647874421

Category: Fiction

Page: 724

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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!
Categories: Fiction

Report on the Central Intelligence Agency s Alleged Involvement in Crack Cocaine Trafficking in the Los Angeles Area

Report on the Central Intelligence Agency s Alleged Involvement in Crack Cocaine Trafficking in the Los Angeles Area

Appendix B Epilogue Derk Alliance MERCURY CENTER & SAN JOSE MERCURYA epilogue To readers of our ' Dark Alliance ' series Published : May 11 , 1997 BY JERRY CEPPOS Mercury News Executive Editor FEW THINGS in life are harder than owning ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050143127

Category: Cocaine industry

Page: 524

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Categories: Cocaine industry

Future Proofing the News

Future Proofing the News

Dan Feder, “Gary Webb's 'Dark Alliance' Returns to the Internet,” Narco News Bulletin, June 23, 2005, www.narconews.com/darkalliance/; Peter Kornbluh, “The Storm over 'Dark Alliance,'” Columbia Journalism Review, January/February 1997.

Author: Kathleen A. Hansen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442267145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Enemies

Real Enemies

The entire “Dark Alliance” series is on-line at several sites, including http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/start.htm, viewed March 20, 2008. See also Webb, Dark Alliance. 68. Gary Webb, “The Mighty Wurlitzer Plays On,” in ...

Author: Kathryn S. Olmsted

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190908584

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: History

Fool Emperor and Hartless Consort

Fool Emperor and Hartless Consort

Although many people did not know what was going on with the Dark Alliance, this kind of scene was still rather rare, so a lot of people were watching the event from the sidelines. Of course, some people had heard about the Dark ...

Author: Feng SiNiang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647874384

Category: Fiction

Page: 730

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The Killing Game

The Killing Game

In 1998 when the book Dark Alliance came out, it won a Firecracker Alternative Book (FAB) Award in the Politics category, was nominated as the Best Nonfiction Book by the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, and Gary himself was a ...

Author: Gary Webb

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609801434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines