Assassinations

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Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015: The Kingpin Strategy
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2015
The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how...
The Assassination Complex: Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama's drone wars
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2015
There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state's power over life and death.
Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2015
The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justi...
The Caribbean Left's Legacy: Against The Current vol. 112
Abraham, Sara
Article
2004
Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has con...
The CIA: A Forgotten History : U.S. Global Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
1989
This book tells the remarkable story of the multifarious US/CIA interventions in more than fifty foreign countries. Here are all the details of these exploits, the operations behind the overthrow of g...
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
The Drone Papers
Article
2015
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military's assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistl...
Find, Fix, Finish: For the Pentagon, creating an architecture of assassination meant navigating a turf war with the CIA
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2015
Obama was urged by Michael Hayden, the CIA director, and his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to adopt small footprint counterterrorism operations and drone strikes. In one briefing, Hayden tol...
Firing Blind: Flawed Intelligence and the Limits of Drone Technology
Currier, Cora; Maass, Peter
Article
2015
Classified Pentagon documents reveal that the U.S. military has faced "critical shortfalls" in the technology and intelligence it uses to find and kill suspected terrorists in Yemen and Somalia.
Gaza: Life and death under Israel's drones
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2013
There are many things to fear in Gaza. Drones are increasingly being used for surveillance and extra-judicial execution in parts of the Middle East, especially by the US. There are no statistics that...
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record: Nothing Can Justify Torture
Bailey, Eric
Article
2012
America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
The Kill Chain: The lethal bureaucracy behind Obama's drone war
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
Secret military documents offer documentary evidence of the process by which the Obama administration creates and acts on its kill lists in Yemen and Somalia.
Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins
Cockburn, Andrew
Book
2015
History of drone warfare, a development in military technology that has its origins in long-buried secret programmes dating to US military interventions in Vietnam and Yugoslavia. Cockburn follows the...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The Life and Death of Objective Peckham: Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone
Gallagher, Peter
Article
2015
Documentation of the final years of Bilal el-Berjawi's life, a British-Lebanese citizen suspected of being a terrorist. The story raises questions about the British government's role in the targeted a...
Manhunting in the Hindu Kush: Civilian casualties and strategic failures in America's longest war
Devereaux, Ryan
Article
2015
U.S. military forces set out to destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda forces that remained hidden in Hindu Kush. Dubbed Operation Haymaker, the campaign has been described as a potential model for the futu...
My Reaction to Osama bin Laden's Death
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2011
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.
Presidential Assassinations Of US Citizens
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2010
Just think about this for a minute. Barack Obama, like George Bush before him, has claimed the authority to order American citizens murdered based solely on the unverified, uncharged, unchecked claim ...
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
Propaganda of the deed: Connexipedia Article
Article
A concept that promotes violence against political enemies as a way of inspiring the masses and catalyzing revolution.
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Remote-Controlled Killing: The Spot-and-Shoot Game
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The Israeli military is increasingly using remote-controlled weapons to kill Palestinians. Israel's remotely controlled weapons systems are in high demand from repressive regimes and the burgeoning ho...
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolve...
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
The Story of Tatania
Baynac, Jacques
Book
The life of the young Russian revolutionary who in 1906 assassinated a man who she believed was a Tsarist minister.
The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was ...
The Times of Harvey Milk
Epstein, Robert
Film
1984
A look at the career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.
A Transformed Force: Against The Current vol. 121
Iterregui, Felix Cordova
Article
2006
The following essay is a translated and edited version of a recent op-ed piece by Félix Córdova Iturregui, a veteran socialist activist, member of the Taller de Formación Política and the Frente Socia...
Trial of Leonard Peletier
Jim Messerschmidt
Book
1990
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
The United States and Torture: We Tortured Some People and Probably Still Are....
Blum, William
Article
2014
Two of the things that governments tend to cover-up or lie about the most are assassinations and torture, both of which are widely looked upon as exceedingly immoral and unlawful, even uncivilized. Si...
US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target
Article
2014
US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
U.S. Government Assassination Plots: An appendiex to Killing Hope, by William Blum
Blum, Willian
Article
2011
A list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of the Second World War.
A Visual Glossary: Decoding the language of covert warfare
Begley, Josh
Article
2015
Along with illustrations, Begley explains some of the terminology employed in the drone warfare.
War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification
Halper, Jeff
Book
2015
Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and...
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to ...

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Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
2006