‘The Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower also said one of the largest covert operations in history almost led to nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis.
Daniel Ellsberg: the Vietnam War and covert war in Laos would have been even larger if Kennedy hadn’t resisted the military after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
“Thirty-six years ago, U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm became the first woman and the first black person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.”
A biography of former CIA Director Allen Dulles by one of the founders of Salon ties him to the rise of US corporate power and the agency’s worst misdeeds.
Israel’s military might and occupation of Palestine depend on the support of Egypt & Saudi Arabia, two brutal, repressive dictatorships in the Middle East.
From The Laura Flanders Show: The history of the US is packed with people of color and poor people who’ve been stripped of their rights — to vote, to wages, to housing or even just the right to stay in the country — through incarceration, segregation, slavery and deportation. For just as long, black communities have created safety, and won a say in democracy, through buying and keeping land cooperatively.
Genocide is a word which may bring to mind images of large-scale ethnic cleansing and mass graves like those created by German Nazis or Bosnian Serbs. Some acts of genocide, however, are slower, more subtle, and a good deal more insidious, like the acts the United States continues to carry out against its black- and brown-skinned population.
According to most figures, about 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and their supporters in the Holocaust, one of the most disturbing examples of genocide in human history. But the Nazis took around 11 million lives, leaving another 5 million dead that are all too often overlooked or forgotten when in discussions of this grim period of history.
From “The Look of Silence: Will New Film Force U.S. to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide?” on Democracy Now! October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the
Book Review: “This Must Be the Place: How The U.S. Waged Germ Warfare in the Korean War And Denied It Ever Since”
There is no historical controversy as contentious or long-lasting as North Korean & Chinese charges of U.S. use of biological weapons during the Korean War.