Dark Alliance

Author: Gary Webb

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609802020

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.

Dark Alliance

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426839502

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6148


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.

Dark Alliance

Author: Nigel D. Findley,Geoff McMartin

Publisher: White Wolf Pub

ISBN: 9781565040595

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 125

View: 4726


Dark Alliance

Author: Heather Poinsett Dunbar,Christopher Dunbar

Publisher: Morrigan's Brood

ISBN: 9781937341251

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7997


Following their war against the Deargh Du, the Lamia have refocused their efforts toward controlling the Church of Rome, using it as a tool for amassing greater power and wealth. In Éire, fissures have formed in Deargh Du society, threatening to break apart the once firm foundation of the Balance. In the midst of these events, a new menace threatens the Balance within the Holy Roman Empire as vicious murders of both mortals and blood-drinkers spread throughout the empire like wildfire. Can a hastily formed alliance between archenemies thwart this new menace, or will festering hatred bring about the empire’s doom? Continue the journey... the third in a series of stories revolving around the Deargh Du through the ages.

Dark Alliance

Author: R. W. Todd

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781452805795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 76

View: 9097


Jake and his friend William must survive at all costs as a local myth hunts them down and destroys all that gets in its way.

Dark Alliance

Author: Anne Patrick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781724965523

Category:

Page: 334

View: 7270


Tara, the Crown Princess of Gautier, a small European island country west of France, has gone to the finest schools in the world, was raised in the luxury of a beautiful palace in a country that was fast becoming one of Europe's hot spots. In the eyes of the public she lives in a fairy tale world, is admired and adored by her people. But in the shadows lurks an evil far greater than even the king can imagine. Babysitting a beautiful princess sounds like an easy job for former CIA agent Alex Girard, but when it becomes clear that the assassin trying to kill Tara is the same man responsible for killing his father he knows keeping her alive may be the toughest assignment of his life. Just as disturbing is the growing attraction he has for the future queen. Determined to find the answers that will save the monarchy and finally bring the murderer to justice, Alex and Tara team up with friends on an international quest that will change all their lives.

Baldur's Gate

Author: Prima Temp Authors,Kaizen Media Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761543855

Category: Games

Page: 143

View: 8384


Darkness gathers yet again . . . ·Covers every quest! ·Expansive maps revealing item and event locations ·Details on forging unique weapons and armor ·All hidden areas, secret characters, and items revealed ·Strategy for two-player mode

The Killing Game

Author: Gary Webb

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6459


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.

Conspiracy Theories in American History

Author: Peter Knight

Publisher: Abc-clio

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 925

View: 1681


The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States.

Perspectives

Author: David Arant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395965948

Category: Mass media

Page: 213

View: 3017