Dark Alliance

Dark Alliance

Easing from the shelter Bolan picked up his trail and moved off, his steady pace taking him toward Manolo's Cuban base of operations. The rain faded as the first flickers of dawn paled Dark Alliance 161.

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426839504

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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From the lazy heat of Miami to the steamy Colombian jungles, Mack Bolan is on the trail of a missing American journalist. The woman was close to exposing the key players in a dangerous drug cartel, and Bolan figures they snatched her to protect their illicit empire. Each step pulls him further into an unforgiving world of guns and violence until he himself is captured. The vicious drug czar responsible for Bolan's plight reveals a carefully planned conspiracy that could topple a government…and an entire nation. Tortured and beaten, Bolan is only seconds away from escape…or death. His only advantage: the enemy isn't banking on the unrelenting force known as The Executioner.
Categories: Fiction

Dark Alliance

Dark Alliance

IN PRAISE OF GARY WEBB'S DARKALLIANCE: “Today, it is hard to say how Webb will be remembered by history. But if there is any justice, he will be remembered favorably. His book demonstrates that the original exposé was on the right track ...

Author: Gary Webb

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609802028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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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

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: 592

View: 209

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

Dungeons Dragons Dark Alliance

Dungeons   Dragons Dark Alliance

This is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through all the most critical pieces of the game. In this book, I'll be sharing tips and tricks that I wished I knew earlier so you can benefit from them during your play.

Author: Darcy Cudia

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798454682170

Category:

Page: 92

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THE BEST GUIDE!!!★★★★★ Dark Alliance brings to life the world of Dungeons & Dragons in an explosive action RPG filled with real-time combat and dynamic co-op. Frost giants and vengeful dragons roam unchecked through Icewind Dale as invading armies of evil grow stronger every day. Now four heroes must beat back the onslaught of creatures and defend against the dark. Choose your hero and join up to four friends to battle legendary monsters. Explore the frigid world of IcewindDale as you vanquish unstoppable bosses, earn powerful gear, and unlock new abilities to take on even bigger challenges. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a game about killing monsters above all-and it's some of the most joyously brutal monster-killin' on PC, even if you don't have anyone else to slay with. This is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through all the most critical pieces of the game. In this book, I'll be sharing tips and tricks that I wished I knew earlier so you can benefit from them during your play. So, what are you waiting for? Once you grab a copy of our guide, you'll be dominating the game in no time at all! Get your Pro tips now.?
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The Killing Game

The Killing Game

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.

Author: Gary Webb

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583229323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 133

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

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

View: 183

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

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

View: 865

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

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

View: 408

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