Inside the Dark Alliance: Gary Webb on the CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion | Democracy Now!

With the opening of the new Hollywood film “Kill the Messenger” this week, we look back at Democracy Now! interviews with Gary Webb, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter the film is based on.In 1996, Webb published an explosive series in the San Jose Mercury News titled, “Dark Alliance.” The articles began: “For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. This drug network opened the first pipeline between Colombia’s cocaine cartels and the black neighborhoods of Los Angeles, a city now known as the ‘crack’ capital of the world.”

via Inside the Dark Alliance: Gary Webb on the CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion | Democracy Now!.

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One comment on “Inside the Dark Alliance: Gary Webb on the CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion | Democracy Now!

  1. Some scary places over there.

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