CIA BUSINESS: The Man Who Knew Too Much


ERIC OLSON NEVER BOUGHT THE CIA‘S OFFICIAL LINE ABOUT ONE OF THE DARKEST STORIES OF THE COLD WAR. NOW, AFTER DECADES OF OBSESSIVE DIGGING, HE IS ON THE VERGE OF PROVING THE TRUTH, THE FULL CRIMINAL TALE OF HIS FATHER’S DEATH..

Source: http://www.frankolsonproject.org

The CIA, Contras, Gangs, and Crack


In August 1996, the San Jose Mercury News initiated an extended series of articles linking the CIA’s “contra” army to the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.

Based on a year-long investigation, reporter Gary Webb wrote that during the 1980s the CIA helped finance its covert war against Nicaragua’s leftist government through sales of cut-rate cocaine to South Central L.A. drug dealer, Ricky Ross. The series unleashed a storm of protest, spearheaded by black radio stations and the congressional Black Caucus, with demands for official inquiries. The Mercury News’ Web page, with supporting documents and updates, received hundreds of thousands of “hits” a day.

Source: http://www.fpif.org

Colonialism and Neocolonialism

Colonialism


Colonialism is the establishment, maintenance, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. It is a process whereby the metropole claims sovereignty over the colony, and the social structure, government, and economics of the colony are changed by colonizers from the metropole. Colonialism is a set of unequal relationships between the metropole and the colony and between the colonists and the indigenous population.

Neocolonialism

The term neocolonialism has been used to refer to a variety of contexts since decolonization that took place after World War II. Generally it does not refer to a type of direct colonization, rather, colonialism by other means. Specifically, neocolonialism refers to the theory that former or existing economic relationships, such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Central American Free Trade Agreement, created by former colonial powers were or are used to maintain control of their former colonies and dependencies after the colonial independence movements of the post–World War II period…

Source: wikipedia.com

Kenya: File Destruction 101 – How to Whitewash the Colonial Legacy of ‘Cool Britannia’


Compared to the Belgians in the Congo, the British were relatively benign imperialists in Africa, right? Wrong. They were just better at destroying the evidence. A story that went spectacularly unreported in the British press last week reveals how…

Source: http://allafrica.com

George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali – Oct. 30, 1974 – Entire fight – Rounds 1 – 8 & Interview

George Foreman defends the Heavyweight Championship of the World for the third time against former Champion, Muhammad Ali. Ali at 32, had been given little change against the fearsome puncher who had knocked out both Frazier and Norton, whom both had beaten ali in the past, in 2 rounds. The fight took place in Kinshasa, Zaïre (todays Congo), and was put together by promotor Don King.

This is considered by many as the most significent fight of Muhammad Ali’s career. The fight was called Fight of the Year for 1974.

Trayvon Martin: Before the world heard the cries

Tracy Martin had been looking for his son Trayvon since the night before. He went to bed figuring the teen must have gone to the movies and turned off his phone. When Trayvon still wasn’t home in the morning, Martin called the police…

Source: http://www.reuters.com