Covert Action Quarterly #47
15th Anniversary IssueThe FBI Targets Judi BariBy Ward Churchill — 4Did the FBI put a bomb In Earth First! activists’ car and then try to frame them for the crime? The evidence points to Bureau guilt and fits a historical pattern set by COINTELPRO in the ’60s.
Russia in the Winter of DemocracyBy Fred Weir — 10Boris Yeltsin, savior of Russian democracy? There Is much more behind the October coup than our smug pundits and gloating leaders want us to think.Rocky Flats: The Jury That Wouldn’t Shut UpBy Brian Abas — 16When a grand jury heard the Rocky Flats horror show of nuclear pollution, they voted to Indict the corporate and government officials responsible. They didn’t know the fix was in.Trilateral Spin on NAFTABy Joyce Nelson — 22When Clinton, Ford, Carter, and Bush posed in the Rose Garden to push NAFTA. they were the tip of the ioeberg based in a powerful organization of government and corporate elites.The Federal Bureau of IntimidationBy Howard Zinn — 27The FBI Is supposed to fight theft, murder, and clvil rights violations. But for decades, the supposed enforcer has often been the perpetrator.Optimism for the ’90sBy Dave Dellinger — 32Challenging the conventional wisdom that the movement for social change died with the ’60s. a veteran activist sees widespread resistance and discontent waiting to explode.CIA Dope CalypsoBy Allen Ginsberg — 37CIA involvement in drug trafficking makes better poetry than policy. Reoent revelations that the Agency smuggled a ton of coke into the U.S. suggest we may soon need more verses.Cold War Anti-Communism ReduxBy William Blum — 38Has propaganda disseminated by the evil empire warped your mind? And just what makes the U.S. so darn evil anyway? Take this test of red (pardon the expression)-blooded patriotism.When the First is LastBy Mumia Abu-Jamal — 42When prison censors render portions of the Bill of Rights inoperative, even the founding fathers can seem subversive. A U.S. political prisoner looks for the First Amendment.IMF/World Bank: Devastation by DesignBy Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham & Bill Rau — 44If they have failed to help the Third World. why are they still around? Find the answer by asking another question: “Who benefits?”The UN, the CIA, and Evergreen AirBy Jan Williams — 48When CIA proprietaries demand favors. they find friends In the oddest places -such as in the UN where diplomats cut deals with the devil.Bag of Dirty TricksBy Louis Wolf — 53The long legacy of Agency crimes ranges from petty harassment to mass murder.Letters to the Editor — 65Front Cover: photo Rick Reinhard. Gay/Lesbian march on Washington, l993
Back Cover: Matt Wuerker
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