A shocking expose of the CIA's role as drug baron. On March 18, 1998, the CIA's Inspector General, Fred Hitz, told astounded US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with companies and individuals that the Agency knew to be involved in the drug business. More shocking was the revelation that the CIA had received from Reagan's Justice Department clearance not to report any knowledge it might have of drug-dealing by CIA assets. Many years' worth of CIA denials, much of it under oath to Congress, were sunk. Hitz's admissions made fools of some of the most prominent names in US journalism and vindicated others that had been ruined. Particularly resonant was the case of the San Jose Mercury News, which published a sensational series on CIA involvement in the smuggling of cocaine into black urban neighborhoods, and then under pressure conspired in the destruction of its own reporter, Gary Webb. In Whiteout, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair finally put the whole story together, from the earliest days, when the CIA's institutional ancestors cut a deal with America's premier gangster and drug trafficker, Lucky Luciano. This is a thrilling history that stretches from Sicily in 1944 to the killing fields of Laos and Vietnam, to CIA safe houses in Greenwich Village and San Francisco where CIA men watched Agency-paid prostitutes feed LSD to unsuspecting clients. We meet Oliver North, as he plotted with Manuel Noriega and Central American gangsters. We travel to little-known airports in Costa Rica and Arkansas. We hear from drug pilots and accountants from the Cali Cartel. We learn of DEA agents whose careers were ruined because they tried to tell the truth. Cockburn and St. Clair show how the CIA's complicity with drug-dealing criminal gangs was part and parcel of its attacks on labor organizers, whether on the docks of New York, Marseilles, or Shanghai. They trace how the Cold War and counter-insurgency led to an alliance between the Agency and the vilest of war criminals like Klaus Barbie, or fanatic opium traders like the mujahedin in Afghanistan. Cockburn and St. Clair horrifyingly affirm charges of outraged black communities that the CIA had undertaken enduring programs of experiments on minorities. They show that the CIA imported Nazi scientists straight from their labs at Dachau and Buchenwald and set to work, developing chemical and biological agents, tested on blacks, some of them in mental hospitals. Cockburn and St. Clair dissect the shameful way American journalists have not only turned a blind eye to the Agency's misdeeds, but also helped plunge the knife into those who tried to tell the truth. Fact-packed and fast-paced, Whiteout is a richly detailed excavation of the CIA's dirtiest secrets. For anyone who wants to know the real truth about the Agency, this is the book to start with.
The CIA, Drugs, and the Press
Author: Alexander Cockburn,Jeffrey St. Clair
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Erstklassige Spannung aus Island: Die Dark-Iceland-Serie des isländischen Erfolgsautors Ragnar Jónasson. Band 2: "Todesnacht" und Band 3: "Blindes Eis" Schön wie ein Engel lag sie da - und so tot Winter in einem kleinen, abgelegenen Fischerdörfchen im Norden von Island, das nur durch einen Bergtunnel zu erreichen ist. Eine junge, halbnackte Frau liegt blutend und bewusstlos im Schnee. Ein alter Schriftsteller stürzt im Theater zu Tode. Ari, der neue Polizist am Ort, erkennt rasch, dass er erst die Verbrechen der Vergangenheit aufklären muss, um die Fälle der Gegenwart lösen zu können. Und das in einem Dorf, wo er niemandem trauen kann und ihm auch niemand helfen will.
Author: Ragnar Jónasson
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
What does it mean to be white? This remains the question at large in the continued effort to examine how white racial identity is constructed and how systems of white privilege operate in everyday life. White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".
The Continuing Significance of Racism
Author: Ashley W. Doane,Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Category: Social Science
Beim polaren Whiteout wird Sonnenlicht so diffus von der Schnee- und Wolkendecke reflektiert, dass sich im Auge des geblendeten Betrachters bestimmte Kontraste auflösen. Sabine Frost überträgt diese verunsicherte Wahrnehmung auf einen Leser literarischer Texte, der bei seiner Lektüre ebenso mit desorientierenden Phänomenen konfrontiert wird. Dabei werden sowohl die gestörte Wahrnehmung als ästhetische Erscheinung als auch der Bruch mit herkömmlichen Formen künstlerischer Repräsentation untersucht.
Schneefälle und Weißeinbrüche in der Literatur ab 1800
Author: Sabine Frost
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Michael Guy's true account of Air New Zealand's DC-10 crash on Mount Erebus
Author: Michael Guy
A Full-length Play
Author: Alan Newton
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Category: Race relations
Robin can hardly wait for her cousin April and her Aunty Liz to come to the ranch for Christmas. When a devastating car accident sends Aunty Liz to the hospital for several months, Robin can't help but be overjoyed to learn that April will live with Robin and her family while her mother is recuperating. But April has changed, and Robin must deal with April's growing anger and resentment at being forced to leave her injured mother and her life in the city. Then Robin's little sister, Molly, disappears during a blizzard, and Robin and April's friendship faces the ultimate test.
Author: Becky Citra
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sage Walker's suspenseful, Locus Award-winning first novel, Whiteout, takes us to a twenty-first century Earth where government means multinational corporation. And daily living means a struggle to survive the effects of overpopulation, poverty, pollution, and hunger. One last hope remains: Antarctica, the only source of pristine water and food left on the planet. Antarctica is protected from human exploitation by international treaty—and that treaty’s due for renegotiation. The people who have the talents to influence the outcome of these negotiations run Edges, a company of media manipulators. They’ve been hired by one of the corporations for whom the current situation suits them just fine, and they’d like to keep it that way. This team knows that they have the skills to make whatever they want happen. But they also know that if they succeed, they might doom the planet. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Sage Walker
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
The book is about the experience of a black man in America who was born into a sharecropper family. It’s about his experiences and observations of the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and, now, 2015. It’s about how much America has changed but still remains the same. It’s about racism and white supremacy, from the White House to the outhouse. It’s about the 99 percent in the outhouse versus the 1 percent in the White House. This book is about the white supremacy of all colors and nationalities. This book is to serve as a reminder to all of us that white supremacy cannot endure without all of us participating. We have got to change. We have got to free ourselves from the greed of capitalism. Remember, you can’t spend your dollars with the people who control this white supremacist regime and not bear any of the responsibility.
Author: Rev. Dr. Niinana Kweku, C.A.M.F
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Greg Rucka,Steve Lieber
White·out: n. a surface condition . . . in which no object casts a shadow, the horizon cannot be seen, and only dark objects are discernible . . . Whiteout: when the heavy weather of daily life establishes the measure of the measureless; when the predatory nature of the accidental conjures cowboys and the comatose; when the sickly sweet pop of life underfoot contrasts the televised image, shrinking to a pinprick. Whiteout: calques and towers, twin polar storms, falling, burning. Whiteout: “a book of white nothing.” George Murray’s sixth collection has been a decade in the making. At once taut, tender and terrifying, haunted and haunting, Whiteout shatters convention in the collision of order and rage, formlessness and hard-won serenity.
Author: George Murray
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Literary Criticism
When she was a toddler, Jessica Goodfellow’s twenty-two-year-old uncle, along with six other climbers from the 1967 Wilcox Expedition to Denali, was lost in an unprecedented ten-day storm blasting winds of up to three-hundred miles per hour. Just as North America’s highest peak is so massive that it has its own distinct weather system—changeable and perilous, subject to sudden whiteout conditions—a family whose loved one is irretrievably lost has a grief so blinding and vast that it also creates its own capricious internal weather, one that lasts for generations. Whiteout is Goodfellow’s account of growing up in this unnavigable and often unspoken-of climate of bereavement. Although her poems begin with a missing body, they are not an elegy. Instead, Goodfellow struggles with the absence of cultural ritual for the uncontainable loss of a beloved one whose body is never recovered and whose final story is unknowable. There is no solace here, no possible reconciliation. Instead, Whiteout is a defiant gaze into a storm that engulfs both the wildness of Alaska and of familial mourning.
Author: Jessica Goodfellow
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
It is winter break during her first year of college, and Sarah Davies is excited to leave for her cross country ski trip in North Dakota, traveling by bus with her cousin, Meagan, and friends, Brad and Ali. She boards the bus, quickly falls asleep—and then has a horrifying nightmare that she is buried alive. As she awakens with a start, Sarah is relieved to be back in reality, but worries that the dream is a premonition of events to come. Sarah is going to North Dakota with the others to attend a celebration with Brad’s cousin, Holly. Before the special night, the teens set out for a morning of cross-country skiing. With sunny skies and a clear forecast, they believe they have nothing to fear. The weather suddenly changes, however, and Holly’s father never arrives to pick them up. After receiving his distress call, the teens struggle through a violent snowstorm to find him, where they soon discover that Holly’s father is in more danger than they imagined. As a day of fun transforms into a fast-paced race against time, the teens are forced to embark on a dangerous quest where they all must fight for their survival.
The Misadventures of Sarah Davies
Author: Ronnie Dauber
Christianity had been assured for generations that they will miss the seven year period on earth they call the Great Tribulation. What will happen when they discover they must first pay the ultimate price before they receive the ultimate reward.
Author: Robert Herndon Sr
Publisher: Xulon Press