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ISBN:
0896084108
Author:
Rev. Jesse Jackson,Clarence Lusane
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
South End Press; Trade edition (July 1, 1999)
Pages:
298 pages
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PIPE DREAM BLUES, by Clarence Lusane goes far beyond documenting the role of the CIA in the drug problem in the inner cities and-more and more everyday-the suburbs of America.

PIPE DREAM BLUES, by Clarence Lusane goes far beyond documenting the role of the CIA in the drug problem in the inner cities and-more and more everyday-the suburbs of America. Paradigm shifts about literally everything that could be associated with drugs in the United States grace the pages of this book, from the actual nature of both addictive and illegal drugs (guess what? the one's that aren't illegal are the most damaging to human health and the entire country); to the haunting spectre, frightening architecture and ever-useful weapon of racism

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Racism & the War on Drugs. By unraveling the deadly connection between drugs and racism, Pipe Dream Blues inspires confidence that we can understand and fight the drug problem as we rebuild and revitalize our inner cities and other communities. - Ron Daniels, former Executive Director of the National Rainbow Coalition. The repressive Cold War has been replaced by the repressive war on narco-terrorism. Pipe Dream Blues painstakingly exposes how our civil and political rights are threatened by the drug war.

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Lusane argues that "the federal drug war being waged in the nation's capital is parallel to that waged against other communities nationwide and worldwide."--SF Bay Guardian
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"Down the decades the CIA has approached perfection in one particular art, which we might term the 'uncover-up.' This is a process whereby, with all due delay, the Agency first denies with passion, then concedes in profoundly muffled tones, charges leveled against it. Such charges have included the Agency's recruitment of Nazi scientists and SS officials; experiments on unwitting American citizens; efforts to assassinate Fidel Castro; alliances with opium lords in Burma, Thailand and Laos; an assassination program in Vietnam; complicity in the toppling of Salvador Allende in Chile; the arming of opium traffickers and religious fanatics in Afghanistan; the training of murderous police in Guatemala and El Salvador; and involvement in drugs-and-arms shuttles between Latin America and the US.... Charges are raised against the CIA. The Agency leaks its denials to favored journalists, who hasten to inform the public that after intense self-examination, the Agency has discovered that it has clean hands. Then, when the hubbub has died down, the Agency issues a report in which, after patient excavation the resolute reader discovers that, yes, the CIA did indeed do more or less exactly what it had been accused of."

Alexander Cockburn and
Jefferey St. Clair
WHITEOUT: THE CIA, DRUGS AND THE PRESS
From Chapter 15: "The Uncover-up"

"In July 1995, San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb found the Big One--the blockbuster story every journalist secretly dreams about--without even looking for it. A simple phone call concerning an unexceptional pending drug trial turned into a massive conspiracy involving the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, L.A. and Bay Area crack cocaine dealers, and the Central Intelligence Agency. For several years during the 1980s, Webb discovered, Contra elements shuttled thousands of tons of cocaine into the United States, with the profits going toward the funding of Contra rebels attempting a counterrevolution in their Nicaraguan homeland. Even more chilling, Webb quickly realized, was that the massive drug-dealing operation had the implicit approval--and occasional outright support--of the CIA, the very organization entrusted to prevent illegal drugs from being brought into the United States...Within the pages of DARK ALLIANCE, Webb produces a massive amount of evidence that suggests that such a scenario did take place, and more disturbing evidence that the powers that be that allowed such an alliance are still determined to ruthlessly guard their secrets."

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DARK ALLIANCE
by Gary Webb

PIPE DREAM BLUES, by Clarence Lusane goes far beyond documenting the role of the CIA in the drug problem in the inner cities and--more and more everyday--the suburbs of America. In much the same way great investigative journalism borders on the nobility of a sermon, Lusane surpasses both simple storytelling and chillingly accurate social criticism to create the kind of unavoidable paradigm shifts in one's thinking that can cause you to lose quite a bit of sleep, before reading the morning paper with an all-new critical eye. Paradigm shifts about literally everything that could be associated with drugs in the United States grace the pages of this book, from the actual nature of both addictive and illegal drugs (guess what? the one's that aren't illegal are the most damaging to human health and the entire country); to the haunting spectre, frightening architecture and ever-useful weapon of racism; to the moral vaccuum created by our crime-ridden capital Washington, D.C. having no representation in the federal government (and the consequences of it that the entire country must deal with); to the inherent structure of capitalism, its present day/21st century connection to the moral cancer of slavery through the 17th to the 19th centuries--and the segregation of the 20th--and its effect on the human soul in its entirety. Barely a stone of modern American culture is left unturned in this book, which should be the bible of every mayor, police commissioner, FBI agent and social activist in this country.

This is a book that will make you wonder why the obvious truths of the non-existent American drug war are being ignored after they are revealed--and then instinctively realize why: invisible people are profiting from it.

Lusane is an extraordinary journalist, proving again that investigative journalism is becoming a lost art--lost in the tidal wave of politics run by corporations, not nations. If you are the type of person who can't get enough of a show like COPS, prepare to (hopefully) never be able to watch it again after reading little more than the Introduction of this brilliantly crafted expose of the primitive underbelly of the American psyche, hiding behind *law* and *order*. Read this for the sake of our children--of all races.