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“Fascism exported abroad for too long will eventually come home to roost.”

— David McGowan
Author of Derailing Democracy

Today’s Fascist America

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War at Home:
Covert Action Against U.S. Activists
and What We Can Do About It

by Brian Glick
South End Press, 1989; ISBN 0-89608-349-7

This valuable book provides a history of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO operations. These were used to murder, beat, intimidate, harass, confuse, fragment, destroy and silence political dissent by all leftist activists. These ILLEGAL FBI operations took place in the 1960s and ’70s against any Black, Puerto Rican, Indian or White person/group courageous enough to oppose U.S. government evil doing. The FBI is inherently a White-racist organization, however, and COINTELPRO operations were generally more violent and ruthless against the Black Panthers and other Black or Indian activists than they were against people of other races.

Today’s FBI persists in the murder and intimidation of Americans of all races, of course, but not under the same codename of “COINTELPRO.”

War at Home also gives practical tips on how to deal with today’s U.S. Corporate Mafia Government thugs. Basically the more unity and publicity the better. Like the criminal bullies they truly are, the FBI and the cops hate and fear the public exposure of their crimes by a unified opposition. Their basic strategy is to divide and conquer.

The book includes a checklist of essential precautions, information on your legal rights and defenses against the psychological warfare which the American Gestapo (FBI) uses to harass people who have moral consciences and political consciousness.

More about War At Home....

Five Days That Shook The World: Seattle and Beyond
by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
published by: CounterPunch


CounterPunch offers the explosive new book by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair on the WTO protests in Seattle. This book has been hailed as ‘on a par with Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night’. It takes you onto the streets of Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia and Los Angeles for a year of protest and confrontation not seen in America since the late 1960s. The book also includes a series of photos by Allan Sekula that is at once chilling and inspiring.”

Available at the CounterPunch Bookshelf

Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War
by Christopher Simpson
published by: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Full account of an obscure but vitally important chapter in post-WWII history. This startling narrative documents how high-ranking Nazis, hired by the CIA, played a significant role in the making of the American Police State.

“In American spy parlance, it’s called ‘blowback’ — the unintended consequences of covert activity kept secret from the U.S. public. The covert recruitment of a Nazi spy network to wage a shadow war against the Soviet Union was the CIA’s ‘original sin’ and it ultimately backfired against the United States.”

— Martin A. Lee
author of The Beast Reawakens

The Beast Reawakens
by Martin A. Lee
Little, Brown & Co., 1997; Routledge, 2000; ISBN 0-316-51959-6

During World War II tens of millions of people died horribly at the hands of the Nazis and other brutal fascists. Fortunately, the German, Croatian, Japanese and Italian fascists were totally destroyed militarily. And yet, like the outbreak of a virulent disease we thought we had a vaccine for, fascism itself survived that monumental defeat and is now making a comeback. Neofascism is an ugly reality in the world today — and it’s growing. How could this happen?

We are told in school and in the corporate mass-media that the forces of “democracy” won WWII. That’s a lie. The United States and the Soviet Union won that war — and neither of them were ever forces for democracy. In fact, the U.S. military/government has always been a covert supporter of fascism internationally, but only if those fascist governments are puppets of the U.S. If they try to be independent they are destroyed, as happened to Germany, Croatia, Italy and Japan in WWII, and more recently to Iraq.

But fascism got a very dirty name in WWII, so the American plutocracy’s support of it has had to become more covert than ever. The Beast Reawakens examines how and why the CIA secretly hired and protected many high-ranking Nazis after WWII. That’s right Mousketeers, it was none other than dear old Uncle Sham who lovingly helped fascism to survive the fall of the Nazi Third Reich. Particularly since the end of the Cold War, the American plutocracy has been covertly nurturing the steady rise of neofascists and neo-Nazis within the U.S. and Europe. And once again, these inhuman freaks have begun to publicly flex their muscles and rear their ugly heads, like dinosaurs in a political Jurassic Park.

More about The Beast Reawakens and Martin A. Lee...

Dirty Little Secrets of the Twentieth Century
by James F. Dunnigan
published by: Quill

Exposes the myths and misinformation, as well as some little-known truths in today’s bizarre world, such as:

Dark Alliance:
The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

by Gary Webb
Seven Stories Press 1999

“In August 1996, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News reporting the results of his year-long investigation into the roots of the crack cocaine epidemic in America, specifically in Los Angeles. The series, titled “Dark Alliance”, revealed that for the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras.

“Now Gary Webb has pushed his investigation even further in his book, Dark Alliance: The CIA, The Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. Drawing from recently declassified documents, undercover DEA audio and videotapes that have never been publicly released, federal court testimony, and interviews, Webb demonstrates how our government knowingly allowed massive amounts of drugs and money to change hands at the expense of our communities. Congressional inquiries into these allegations are ongoing; results of the internal investigations by both the CIA and the Justice Department are pending.”

Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press
by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
published by: Verso

bookcover shows a collage of images including a grinning human skull, a roll of hundred dollar bills, a pile of white cocaine powder and the CIA logo.

“A comprehensive and fast-paced history of the CIA’s 50 year association with drug dealers, money launderers, war criminals, medical experimentation and assassins. Whiteout exposes the mainstream press’ attack on San Jose Mercury news reporter Gary Webb and reveals the racist roots of the so-called drug war. The San Diego Union Tribune calls Whiteout ‘first-rate muckraking.’”

Available at the CounterPunch Bookshelf

See also:
From the Wilderness Publications (formerly “Case File: CIA and Drugs”) for a mountain of evidence and testimony linking the CIA to cocaine smuggling — compiled by former L.A. narcotics detective Mike Ruppert.

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CIA Diary: Inside The Company
by Phillip Agee
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England; 1975
ISBN 0-14-004007-2

This book is out of print, but as of this writing you can get used copies at UsedBookCentral.com.  Excerpts are provided at:

“Reforms of the FBI and the CIA, even removal of the President from office, cannot remove the problem. American capitalism, based as it is on exploitation of the poor, with its fundamental motivation in personal greed, simply cannot survive without force — without a secret police force. The argument is with capitalism and it is capitalism that must be opposed, with its CIA, FBI and other security agencies understood as logical, necessary manifestations of a ruling class’s determination to retain power and privilege.”

— Phillip Agee

From Public Information Research, Inc.:

“In 1968 Philip Agee was finally disgusted with his dirty work as a CIA officer in Ecuador, Uruguay, and Mexico. He submitted a letter of resignation and immediately slipped into Cuba, then went to France and Britain. As he wrote his memoirs while scraping by on handouts, he frequently wondered if some of the people who were helping him could be trusted. The answer was ‘no’ — a typewriter that one friend loaned him was discovered to contain a homing transmitter. Finally his book ‘Inside the Company’ was published in 1975, launching his career as history’s most celebrated anti-CIA activist.

“The CIA kept harassing Agee, even though he retains his U.S. citizenship and has never been charged with a crime. He was expelled from Britain, France, and Holland, and his U.S. passport was revoked in 1979. Today he lives in Germany, is still trying to get his passport back, and does speaking tours on U.S. college campuses.

“‘Inside the Company’ became an instant international bestseller, with many printings in many languages. It is universally regarded as accurate and reliable, and is still widely available. Essentially a reconstructed month-by-month diary of his CIA work, it names the people he worked with and provides a disgusting chronicle of the dirty tricks used by the CIA to keep American interests secure.”

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“No one has ever described better [than Phillip Agee], or in more detail, how mean, insidious and ruthless the CIA is in its efforts to control events in other countries for the IMF and American Corporate interests. The horror sets in when one realizes that these tactics have been used at home. Not much has changed. The technology they have is just much better now.”

— Mike Ruppert
former L.A. narcotics detective

Defrauding America:
Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies

by Rodney Stich
Diablo Western Press 1998; ISBN 0-932-43809-1


“This is a thoroughly researched and comprehensive book.. I highly recommend this book as an all-time classic in its field.”

— Nexus Magazine

“This extraordinary book...is required reading for anyone concerned with national security system abuses... a moving book by a man of integrity deeply affected by the injustice, criminality, and suffering he has seen and personally experienced over the past two decades... it’s a hell of a good read.”

— Unclassified Magazine of National Security Alumni

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Lockdown America:
Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

by Christian Parenti
Verso Books 2000; ISBN 1-859-84303-4

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“This is a brilliant book that resolutely demonstrates the fact that the United States is a vicious police state controlled by an oligarchy of business and military interests. ... I recommend this book most highly.”

— Dr. Regino Diaz-Robainas

Justice Overruled:
Unmasking the Criminal Justice System

by Judge Burton S. Katz
published by: Warner

The author is a former prosecutor and Superior Court Judge for Los Angeles. He uses stories and testimony from courtrooms and actual crimes to document the widespread occurrences of judicial misconduct in America.

He reveals also how the jury selection process is abused and other outrageous corruptions of the U.S. criminal justice system.

“Criminal justice system” — how’s that for an oxymoron. And yet, it’s perfect — America does indeed have a truly criminal “justice” system!

Who Robbed America?
A Citizen’s Guide to the Savings & Loan Scandal

by Michael Waldeman et al
Introduction by Ralph Nader
published by: Random

A clear account of the biggest bank heist in history: how it happened, how public officials and the RTC helped it mushroom, the PAC money-trail, how Congress voted, and what action citizens can take.

The End of Affluence:
The Causes and Consequences of America’s Economic Decline

by Jeffrey Madrick
published by: Random

An eye-opening look at the great historic shift behind the economic decline of the last two decades, a period when the stock market and corporations have prospered while the great majority of average Americans have seen their real earnings decline.

Opposing the System
by Charles A. Reich
published by: Crown

Traces our current economic and social problems to their true source — an “economic government” that benefits corporations and the well-to-do while excluding the majority of Americans from both representation and the guarantees of the Constitution.

Many Are The Crimes:
McCarthyism in America

by Ellen Schrecker
published by: Little, Brown

In a complete accounting, Ellen Schrecker explains why McCarthyism occurred, and assesses its long-term impact, from the decline of the labor movement to the post-Watergate sleaziness of contemporary politics.

Snitch Culture:
How Citizens Are Turned Into the Eyes and Ears of the State

by Jim Redden
published by: Feral House

Thanks to misused computer technology, we are now living in a surveillance society far more insidious and pervasive than anything George Orwell could have imagined. Officials from both political parties of the United States government have spent decades building a vast domestic intelligence network to track every man, woman and child in America from birth to death.

“There is no war on crime. There is no war on drugs, no war on terrorism. There is only the ongoing effort by the federal government to collect as much information on as many people as possible.”

— Jim Redden

“Redden traces the history of the snitch’s role in surveillance, from its birth in the corporation (with Alan Pinkerton) to its growth in government spying efforts (COINTELPRO, for example) and its current omnipresence (there are tip-off [telephone] lines even for elementary kids).

“The author also provides case studies that illustrate how snitches have ruined the lives of innocent people. Snitch Culture... succeeds as a comprehensive study of malevolent tactics employed by the government and the private sector.”

— Rachael Rakes
review in The Progressive
August 2001

Freedom in Chains:
The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen

by James Bovard
published by: St. Martin’s

Demonstrates how the state has become a behemoth threatening to destroy the individual, with public policy permeated by the belief that government is inherently superior to the citizenry. Explores the original idea of the State, and details how the concept of freedom has been corrupted.

On Killing:
The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

by Dave Grossman
published by: Little, Brown

Examines the consequences of the U.S. Army’s conditioning of American soldiers to overcome the instinctive loathing of murdering fellow human beings. Shows how it has increased post-combat stress disorder and how contemporary society — especially the American media — replicates the U.S. Army’s conditioning techniques, resulting in increased violence in American society.

The Sado-Masochism of Everyday Life:
Why We Hurt Ourselves – and Others – and How to Stop

by John Munder Ross
published by: S & S

Surveys American culture from the bedroom to the boardroom to explain why people tolerate situations that cause pain and suffering — from putting up with abusive bosses to enduring abusive personal relationships. Offers solutions to these self-destructive patterns.

The Wilding of America:
How Greed and Violence Are Eroding Our Nation’s Character

by Charles Derber
published by: St. Martin’s

Maintains that the creepy mentality behind the pathological act of “wilding” is widespread, and reveals startling links between criminal wilding episodes on the street, emotional wilding in families, economic wilding on Wall Street, political wilding in Washington D.C. and other forms of “legitimate” sociopathic behavior.

And then there’s the ultimate wilding of all — the American state terrorism perpetrated by the U.S. military and CIA around the world.

Dumbing Us Down:
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
New Society Publishers


John Gatto, the fabled New York City “Teacher of the Year,” made headlines when he turned against government schooling, denouncing it as “a gigantic indoctrination and sorting machine, robbing people of their children.”

Twenty-six years of award-winning teaching in NYC’s public schools have led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders as cogs in the industrial machine. Dumbing Us Down offers a radical critique of public schooling, and suggests a guerilla curriculum of daily involvement in our communities, in all their gritty and wonderful reality.

The More You Watch, The Less You Know
News Wars / [sub]Merged Hopes / Media Adventures
by Danny Schechter
Seven Stories Press 1999

“A candid insider’s tale of how the media really works and why it doesn’t work the way it should. ... In this age of telecommunications bills and media mergers, The More You Watch, The Less You Know is an insider’s passionate plea for freedom of the (electronic) press.”

A Place Called Waco: A Survivor’s Story
by D. Thibodeau and L. Whiteson
published by: PublicAffairs

The author is one of only nine people who survived the U.S. government siege and assault on the home of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, in which 21 children were killed. The book tells the brutally honest story of what really happened and explores why so many people felt that David Koresh was divinely inspired.

See also:
Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum

Lies Across America:
What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

by James W. Loewen
published by: New Press

A great complimentary book to Lies My Teacher Told Me, this is Professor Loewen’s continuing inquiry into the American Tradition of Dishonesty in telling our country’s history.

The book looks at more than 100 historical sites, offering startling revelations about Valley Forge, Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin, the Intrepid and many others. It also includes information on new sites, individuals, and events that should be commemorated but aren’t, such as a spy in the Confederate White House, the reverse underground railroad, and a modern “sundown” town.

A Struggle for Power:
The American Revolution

by Theodore Draper
published by: Times

To understand today’s fascist America, it is necessary to understand our history. That means our true history, not the lame, propagandistic drivel that fills high school “history” textbooks and the corporate mass-media.

A Struggle for Power is an authoritative account of the true causes of the American Revolution. Theodore Draper shows that revolutionary writings and public speeches about ideals like “freedom” and “democracy” were used merely as propaganda by American colonial leaders to win the masses to their side. Despite all the democratic rhetoric, wealthy American leaders actually sought independence from Britain only for the purpose of taking real state power for themselves, not for We The People.

The Year The Dream Died:
Revisiting 1968 in America

by Jules Witcover
published by: Warner

This book recreates, month-by-month, the cataclysmic year that set America on a course of renewal: renewed disappointment, renewed racial division, and renewed distrust in our crooked, truly evil rulers.

A course of renewal which persists to this day.

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
by Chalmers Johnson
published by: Metropolitan

An explosive account of the justifiable resentment which the U.S. military/government’s imperial policies are sowing around the world. The author spells out in vivid detail the dangers faced by America’s overextended empire, which insists on terrorizing disobedient nations with its military power while also using American capital and markets to force whole populations into economic slavery.

Most of the above books are also available from:

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Derailing Democracy:
The America the Media Don’t Want You to See
by David McGowan

Blackshirts and Reds:
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
by Michael Parenti

The Mass Psychology of Fascism
by Wilhelm Reich

What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Globalize This!
The Battle Against the World Trade Organization and Corporate Rule
edited by Kevin Danaher and Roger Burbach; multiple authors

Corporate Predators:
The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
by Gore Vidal

Market Elections:
How “Democracy” Serves the Rich
by Vince Copeland

Against Empire
by Michael Parenti

Censored 2000:
The Year’s Top 25 Censored Stories
by Peter Phillips & Project Censored

The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media:
Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
by Norman Solomon

Inventing Reality:
The Politics of News Media
by Michael Parenti

The Hidden Persuaders:
What makes us buy, believe – and even vote – the way we do?
by Vance Packard

Toxic Sludge is Good for You!:
Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton

War, Lies & Videotape:
How media monopoly stifles truth
edited by Lenora Foerstel; multiple authors

The Real Terror Network:
Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman

Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry O’Sullivan and others

Terrorizing the Neighborhood:
American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
by Noam Chomsky
Pressure Drop Press, 1991

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky

The Fire This Time:
U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf
by Ramsey Clark

Desert Slaughter:
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
by the Workers League

Apocalypse 1945:
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving

The Culture of Terrorism
by Noam Chomsky

The Sword and the Dollar:
Imperialism, Revolution and the Arms Race
by Michael Parenti

Bloody Hell:
The Price Soldiers Pay
by Daniel Hallock

Killing Hope:
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII
by William Blum

Hidden Agenda:
U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Michel Chossudovsky, Slobodan Milosevic, numerous authors

NATO in the Balkans:
Voices of Opposition
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Sean Gervasi, Sara Flounders, Gary Wilson, Richard Becker and Thomas Deichmann

Rogue State:
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
by William Blum

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Defrauding America

“Government Agents and Deep-Cover Operatives Reveal and Document Widespread Corruption In Key Judicial and Other Government Offices.”

“This website, and the books referred to, can provide you case studies of widespread corruption in government...”

Leaked CIA report says 50,000 sold into slavery in US every year

“A Central Intelligence Agency report leaked to the New York Times describes a flourishing trade in slave labor that brings some 50,000 women and children into the United States every year to serve as prostitutes, domestic servants or bonded workers. The report estimates that the number of slave laborers imported into the US from around the world has grown rapidly over the past decade, and predicts their ranks will continue to increase.”

Social Breakdown: Violence in the US

Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum

FBI Alert in Vermont

This is a very interesting and informative notice, posted in 1999 by two activists in Vermont, warning their activist community of FBI harassment. Provides a short history of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO operations and gives tips on how to deal with these U.S. Corporate Mafia Government thugs. Includes “A Checklist Of Essential Precautions” and information on your legal rights.

Mental illness and the American dream: Part 1

According to the March 2000 report by the Surgeon-General of the United States, one out of five Americans is certifiably nuts at some point in any given year. The report also estimates that half the American population suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder at some time in their lives.

(Only half? I suspect the Surgeon-General’s report is being a bit conservative with its figures here!)

Mental illness and the American Dream: Part 2

“Let’s say what the Surgeon-General’s report could not: the underlying cause of mental illness is desperate unhappiness. This is so obvious (at least to the ideologically unblinkered) that it almost seems to cry out from the report’s findings. Add to this the fact that the epidemic of mental illness is global (with the statistics for other industrialized countries much the same as US levels or else quickly catching up to them) and something else becomes clear — that the underlying cause of the unhappiness is capitalism.”

“In official ideology, social classes don’t exist in America, only ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ do, and the promise of the American dream is that everybody can be a ‘winner’. That dream was always a mirage; 150 years ago, Thoreau already saw the unhappy truth: ‘The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.’”

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