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Its a game that gary webb, a reporter for the san jose mercury news, tried to tackle in a controversial 1996 series called dark alliance, which broadly hinted that the cia was using money. One of the governments witnesses is a guy who used to work with the cia selling drugs. Major motion picture based on dark alliance and starring jeremy renner, kill the messenger, to be be released in fall 2014 in august 1996, pulitzer prizewinning journalist gary webb. In 1996, investigative journalist gary webb wrote a dark alliance series of articles for the san jose mercury news detailing an allegation that the nicaraguan operation helped popularize crack. In 1996, pulitzer prizewinning journalist gary webb 19552004 wrote a shocking series of articles for the san jose mercury news exposing the cias link to nicaraguan cocaine smuggled into the us by. The untold autobiography is an intimate look at the daytoday dealings of a drug kingpin in the heart of the ghetto. After 18 years in jail for cocaine trafficking, freeway. Gary webb the journalist behind dark alliance, the series that proved so pivotal in rupperts evolution said as much in an interview with the boston globe in 2003. Movie about gary webb, dark alliance reporter who died. The cia, the contras and the crack cocaine explosion by gary webb isbn. Like in the movie, the real gary webb attempted to uncover the connection between l.
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Cia, the contras and the crack cocaine explosion seven stories press 1st ed by gary webb isbn. The cia, the contras, and the crack cocaine explosion is a 1998 book by journalist gary webb. Gary webbs book dark alliance was published in 1998 hardback and the paperback came out in 1999. Secret ties between cia, drugs revealed the final call. The proper background to understand vice can be found in the real histories of the drug wars, such as the work of gary webb dark alliance, peter dale scott cocaine politics, or the real. Reporter tries to set the record straight on cia, crack cocaine. The book is essentially two storiesthe first is the reporting that led webb to make connections between nicaraguan drug smugglers who. Gary webb, of the san jose mercury news, wrote a blockbuster dark alliance series in 1996, in which he revealed that, according to drug dealing sources, the main source of crack cocaine in.1197 1385 1167 1453 184 566 1035 1549 220 1219 1044 1552 1533 61 136 860 69 1357 201 99 1180 751 646 316 480 182 80 21 1042 942 1241 524 384 1193 1116 1230 890 367 1123 436 1314 809 111