Topics include her family background, health care, her mother Bonnie Sherr Klein, feminism, No Logo, activism, journalism, Barack Obama, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, her husband Avi Lewis, Milton Friedman, The Take, Keynesian economics, the financial crisis, Larry Summers, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Jon Stewart, Guantanamo Bay,
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Topics include U.S. foreign policy, democracy, human trafficking, children in slavery, low-intensity conflict, terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the peace process, the U.S. invasion of Grenada, the Persian Gulf War, Henry Kissinger, human rights, Ronald Reagan, state capitalism, Haiti, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Cuba, Saudi Arabian support for Israel, Libya, and the Third World.
In this 1955 film, a CIA-funded study examines medical experiments to determine the efficacy of LSD-25 and MER 17 (Frenquel) on treating psychosis. For three decades, the Central Intelligence Agency funded numerous studies related to LSD and other drugs using colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. For more information on this topic, see:
- Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
- The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind Control: The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences
- A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments
Monday, July 26, 2010
This 1979 news broadcast remains one of the most complete documentary overviews of the Central Intelligence Agency's series of mind control programs carried out in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Topics include the CIA's activities in MKULTRA, Project ARTICHOKE, Frank Olson, Dr. Ewen Cameron, LSD, the Church Committee (chaired by Senator Frank Church), mind control experiments, human behavior modification, personality portraits of world leaders, foreign police intelligence agencies (Uruguay, South Korea), double agents, remote control of animals, brain surgery, psychosurgery, creation of amnesia, parapsychology, manipulation of genes, psychic driving, electrodes implanted in the brain, electroshock therapy, U.S. army experiments, brainwashing, sleep therapy, de-patterning and the Allen Memorial Institute of Psychology of McGill University.
Alexander Cockburn, co-author of Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, gave this talk in 1998 regarding the CIA, the international illegal drug trade, and the media's treatment of this issue. The impetus for Whiteout came after journalist Gary Webb faced evisceration in the mainstream media for his series on the CIA and drugs originally published in the San Jose Mercury News. In this wide-ranging speech, Cockburn covers numerous topics including the CIA's involvement in drug smuggling, the Mafia, assassination, Nazis, mind control, and its role in U.S. foreign policy.