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Press Release: CIA-Drugs Symposium
On June 10, 2000, CIA-Drugs Symposium NW was held at Lane County Fairground in the Wheeler Pavilion. Speakers, video and computer presentations explained and helped citizens understand the true nature of the War on Drugs.
A journey beyond the mainstream and behind the curtain to a "secret" world of deep politics exposing corruption of both major political parties and scandals that cut deep across our ruling elite.
Drugs is the BIGGEST industry on this planet. An unconstitutional prohibition keeps prices artificial high, providing astronomical profits, overburdens our justice and penal institutions, shreds constitutional civil rights and engenders a hypocrisy that feeds alienation, cynicism and apathyespecially among our youth.
All were invited to explore why narcotics are so easily available on the streets of America. Concerned parents, political leaders, law enforcement personnel and the general public were invited to a series of three workshops and two films shown at the Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Fairgrounds.This was a rare opportunity for citizens to hear, see and gather evidence for themselves from several frontline players, authors and researchers.
This was a daylong conference drawing researchers from across the country. Because of the interest shown and the belief that an informed citizenry is desired, the price for the public to attend sessions was kept to a suggested donation. There were four sessionsone a showing of Daniel Hopsicker's documentary, The Secret Heartbeat of Americathe event was FREE with a sliding scale donation per session of $5 or $20 for all day, suggested.
PO Box 519
Noti, Oregon 97461
CIA-Drugs Symposium -- June 10th -- Eugene OR
7:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doors open
8:00-10:00 . . . . . . . - Film - America's Secret Heartbeat
10:00-12:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kris Millegan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Ruppert
1:00-5:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dedon Kamathi
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cele Castillio
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Austin Fitts
6:00-10:00 . . . .Film - In Search of American Drug Lords
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Hopsicker
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodney Stich
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Dale Scott, Phd.
Peter Dale Scott ( http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/ ) - a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. He was born in Montreal in 1929, the only son of the poet F.R. Scott and the painter Marian Scott. He is married to Ronna Kabatznick; and he has three children, Cassie, Mika, and John, by a previous marriage to Maylie Marshall.
His prose books include The War Conspiracy (1972), The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (in collaboration, 1976), Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection (1977), The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987), Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (in collaboration, 1991, 1998), Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996), and Deep Politics Two (from JFKLancer, 1995).
His chief poetry books are two volumes of his projected trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta: A Poem About Terror (1989), Listening to the Candle: A Poem on Impulse (1992). In addition he has published Crossing Borders: Selected Shorter Poems (1994). Minding the Darkness, to be published by New Directions in Fall 2000, forms the concluding volume of his poetic trilogy Seculum.
An anti-war speaker during the Vietnam and U.S.-Iraq wars, he was a co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA).
His poetry has dealt with both his experience and his research, the latter of which has centered on U.S. covert operations, their impact on democracy at home and abroad, and their relations to the John F. Kennedy assassination and the global drug traffic. The poet-critic Robert Hass has written (Agni, 31/32, p. 335) that "Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time."
Education and Teaching:
B.A. (McGill University, Montreal), 1949. First Class Honors in Philosophy, Second Class Honors in Political Science.
Studied six months at Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris; and two years at University College, Oxford (1950-1952).
Ph.D. in Political Science (McGill), 1955. Dissertation on The Social and Political Ideas of T.S. Eliot.
1952-1953. Teacher at Sedbergh School, Montebello, Quebec.
1955-1956. Lecturer, Department of Political Science, McGill University.
1961-1966. Speech Department, University of California, Berkeley: Lecturer (1961); Acting Assistant Professor (1962); Assistant Professor (1963).
1966-1994. English Department, University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor (1966); Associate Professor (1968); Professor (1980). Retired 1994.
Foreign Service Officer, Canadian Department of External Affairs, 1957-1961: Twelfth and Thirteenth Sessions, United Nations General Assembly, 1957, 1958; Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland (1959-1961); United Nations Conference on Statelessness (Geneva, 1959); United Nations Conference on Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities (Vienna, 1961)
Senior Fellow, International Center for Development Policy, Washington, D.C., June-November 1987.
Canadian Social Sciences Research Council, 1956-57. Guggenheim Fellow, 1969-1970.
Honors and Awards
International Center for Development Policy, Freedom Award, 1987.
Finalist, Canadian Governor-General's Award for Poetry, 1988.
Reed Foundation Poetry Chapbook, Dia Art Foundation, 1989.
Writer in Residence, University of Toronto, Fall 1992.
Honorable Mention, Mencken Awards, Best Book, 1992.
Sylvia Meagher Award, Coalition on Political Assassinations, 1996.
JFK Pioneer Award, JFKLancer, 1997.
Resident, Bellagio Study Center, Aug.-Sept. 1997.
Rodney Stich ( www.druggingamerica.com )( www.defraudingamerica.com )( www.unfriendlyskies )
Over 50 years of aviation experience covering many sophisticated areas of air safety.
Navy pilot and flight instructor in multi-engine aircraft from 1942 to 1946.
Airline pilot from 1950 to 1967, flying in domestic and overseas operations. (Transocean Airlines; Seaboard and Western Airlines/Seaboard and World Airlines; California Eastern; California Western; United States Overseas Airline; Flying Tigers; Japan Airlines; Air Djibouti; Air Jordan; the reasons for multiple airlines are due to occasional pilot farming out from original airline (Transocean airlines) and due to the frequent pilot furloughs in the earlier days of commercial aviation.)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air carrier operations inspector, responsible for air safety at several major airlines, conducting flight checks of airline pilots, issuing aircraft ratings to airline pilots, making safety recommendations, inspecting and insuring that airlines meet federal air safety requirements, investigating aircraft incidents and accidents and making reports on them. Airlines at which Stich conducted pilot and flight engineer checks included United, TWA, Eastern, Northwest, among others.
Acted as special prosecutor while an FAA inspector-investigator, forcing an unprecedented four-month-long hearing upon the FAA during which time testimony and hard evidence were presented that proved the existence of corruption related to a series of fatal airline crashes.
Filed federal lawsuits authorized and required by federal law to prove the relationship between serious air safety and criminal violations and a series of specific airline crashes.
Made several safety procedures while an FAA inspector that are standard today at many airlines. These include high altitude jet upset avoidance procedures, procedures to avoid inadvertent descent into the ground, procedure to minimize the large altitude loss following stall of air carrier aircraft, pre-takeoff briefing procedures.
Author of three safety books (Three revised editions of Unfriendly Skies, three revised editions of Defrauding America, and Drugging America--A Trojan Horse).
Television series were twice considered for his books. The first occasion was when producer Jackie Cooper planned a three-part television series following release of the first edition of Unfriendly Skies and the last occasion was in 1999 when Defrauding America was considered for a continuing television series.
Guest and air safety expert on over 3,000 radio and television shows in the United States, Canada, Germany, Holland, and Mexico.
Devoted over 30 years to addressing crash-causing aviation problems.
Background for discovering covert activities
Starting in 1989, Stich became a confidant to a large number of CIA and other deep-cover operatives, during which he spent over 2,000 hours in deposition-like questioning, receiving thousands of letters, documents, and affidavits describing and supporting the activities which he writes about in his books and which supplement what he personally discovered as a federal and then private investigator (and as an international airline pilot).
Included in his many insider friends and sources are the heads of former CIA proprietary airlines and financial institutions, pilots who flew arms from the United States and drugs back, people who were involved in drug-money laundering, looting of savings and loans, and other activities ordered by their deep-cover superiors.
This combination of government investigator background and large number of friends and confidants involved in deep-cover activities for the past forty years gives the author an unusual amount and source of information and insight into the normally highly compartmentalized area of covert activities.
Possibly because of his military pilot and airline pilot background, combined with his considerable work in exposing government corruption, dozens of present and former government agents and operatives, former drug traffickers, and others, have provided Stich during the last ten years with huge amounts of data, documentation, and clarification on corrupt activities in government. This is the detailed information that is found in his various books.
Cele Castillio III - ( http://www.copvcia.com/contra1.htm ) With the recent media explosion regarding the link between the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and the crack cocaine supplied to the black / Latino barrios throughout the United States, there is one man who is willing to disclose information about how those drugs were flown out of Ilopango Airport in El Salvador and into the United States with CIA and White House approval. Celerino "Cele" Castillo III, was a twelve year veteran of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). Castillo was the lead agent in El Salvador when he was assigned to Central America from 1985 to 1990.
Celerino Castillo III was born in 1949 in South Texas. He came from a family of a long tradition, tracing his heritage back to the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. His father, a decorated disable veteran of World War II, was his role model and hero. Because of his father's influence, throughout his life, Castillo strove to live the life of a hero, fighting for causes in the interest of the US and its citizens. In 1970, as the only son in the family, he served in the US Army and was sent to Vietnam where he was awarded The Bronze Star for bravery. While in Vietnam he repeatedly saw fellow soldiers lay low from heroin overdoses. This powerful experience convinced him to devote his life to combating the illegal drug trade and its devastating effects on Americans. In 1976, after returning to the US, Castillo earned a Criminal Justice degree (BS) from Pan American University, now University of Texas at Pan Am.
On New Years Eve, 1979, he joined the DEA as one of the few Latino agents. In 1980 he was assigned to New York City as the first Mexican-Americana agent. There he was a key figure in deep undercover investigation that led to the incarceration of drug traffickers connected to major organized crime families.
Cele's career history clearly shows his dedication to his work, his patriotism and his love of the United States, his tireless attempts to fight a true war on drugs and his unwillingness to compromise his beliefs despite pressure from his superiors. While his government shouted "Just Say No!" entire Central and South American nations fell into what are now known as cocaine democracies.
In August 1984, Castillo was assigned to Peru where he engaged in conducting search and destroy mission on clandestine air strips and cocaine laboratories. In the summer of 1985 he helped conduct "Operation Condor", the biggest seizure of a South American cocaine labs valued at 500 million dollars and involving the confiscation of four tons of coca paste.
In October of 1985, Castillo was assigned to Guatemala in Central America. At that time, two (2) agents covered 4 countries in that region. In El Salvador he trained anti-narco terrorist units, working alongside the infamous death-squad leader, torturer and dentist, Dr. Hector Antonio Regalado (the alleged murderer of Archbishop Oscar Romero.)
In Guatemala, Castillo was ordered to conduct his drug raids with the Guatemalan Military Intelligence (G-2), better known as "La Dos", despite the fact that the G-2 runs the death squads that have murdered thousands of people including Americans in that country. In the course of his investigations Castillo discovered that almost every top official in the Guatemalan government (under President Cerezo) was a documented drug trafficker.
Cele was next assigned to represent the DEA in El Salvador at the height of the Contra war. It was there that he began to record intelligence on how known drug traffickers, with multiple DEA files, used hangars four and five at Ilopango airfield to ferry cocaine north and weapons and money south. Hangars four and five were owned and operated by the CIA and the National Security Council. He found out that the traffickers were also being given US visas by the CIA, in spite of their well known activities. Castillo also documented and spoke out about CIA and National Security Agency abuses in a manner utterly consistent with his heritage and the reats of his life.
Then Cele discovered that the Contra flights were under the direct supervision of US Lt. Col. Oliver North (DEA case file GFGD-91-9139) and had the additional protection of Felix Rodriguez (a retired CIA agent) who ran hanger 4 at Ilopango. Castillo was repeatedly warned that the drug profits were being utilized to support the Reagan-Bush backed right-wing "Contras" in Nicaragua and surrounding countries and that he should stop his investigations. Nevertheless, he continued to file DEA 6 reports and telex/cables on these operations. Castillo's reports contain not only the names of traffickers, but their destination, tail numbers, cargo and the date and time of each flight. Some Contra files were reported on DEA case file # TG-87-0003, under the name of Walter "Wally" Grashiem. The other Contra files were reported on GFTG-86-9999, Air Intelligence (El Salvador) and GFTG-86-9145 El Salvador.
Castillo's detailed reports on the cocaine laden planes went unheeded by DEA officials in Washington. Castillo was warned by his boss, Bob Stia and the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, not to interfere with the covert operation because it was protected by the White House.
On September 01, 1986, Castillo's Salvadoran anti-drug unit raided a house in San Salvador and found a huge shipment of US-issued munitions and weapons. Records and equipment belonging to the US embassy were found at the residence. The residence belonged to a US Contra pilot by the name of Wally Grasheim. He was mentioned in DEA, FBI, and US Customs files. The raid was executed after every department in the US Embassy denied that Mr. Grashiem was in no way shape or form associated with them.
In April, 1987, one month before the Iran-Contra hearings, DEA Latin American foreign office chief, John Martch, traveled to Guatemala to investigate Castillo and warned him not to reveal his information about the Contra drug operations. At one point, the DEA ordered Castillo not to close some of the Contra files so that the records would not be unavailable to Senator John Kerry's committee under the Freedom of Information Act. In 1988, Senator John Kerry's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations finished its investigations, having never called Castillo to testify.
In September, 1987, Castillo, along with CIA agent, Randy Capister, and 100 elements from the Guatemala Military G-2, conducted a drug raid in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. In one of the largest drug busts ever, more than 2 1/2 tons of cocaine were seized. Just after the bust, the G-2 agents raped and murdered the two daughters of a Mexican trafficker and killed their father and others they apprehended in the raid. Their bodies were dismembered, stuffed into 55 gallon drums and disposed of by being dropped into the ocean. This was reported on DEA case file # TG-86-0005, Garcia de Paz, Carlos Ramiro (Guatemalan Congressman).
After denial of a US visa (drug trafficking) to Guatemalan Military Lt. Col. Hugo Moran Carranza, head of Interpol, Moran retaliated by ordering Castillo's assassination. The elaborate plot involved ambushing Castillo in El Salvador to divert suspicion from the Guatemalan Colonel. Luckily for Castillo, the plan was taped recorded by an informant and placed into evidence in a Houston DEA file M3-90-0053. Col. Moran was attempting to attend a War College in the US invited by the CIA. Despite the danger, the DEA continued to order Castillo to travel to El Salvador. Because Col. Moran was an asset of the CIA, he was never prosecuted in the US on the attempted capital murder of a US drug agent.
In 1990, Castillo was finally transferred out of Central America because of the assassination plot. He was assigned to the DEA San Francisco office, as the only latino agent generating excessive undercover work.
In 1991, Castillo secretly met with a representative of the Office of Independent Council of Iran Contra where he reported his intelligenceís gathering reference to CIA and NSC's cocaine-contra operations. Castillo's remarks never appeared in Walsh's final report but Castillo's interview notes were found at the National Archives.
In 1992 Castillo received an early retirement from the DEA due to stress and damaged nerves to his arms and hands. Since his retirement he has had numerous TV, radio and newspaper interviews in order to expose what he knows about the CIA and DEA collaboration with drug traffickers and murderers in Central America. His TV appearance include "Current Affair" (1994); a one hour documentary aired in 1994 by the Australian Broadcasting Company exposing Oliver North's drug trafficking activities; ABC's "Prime Time Live" on December 27, 1995 (on the US protection of criminal military officers in Guatemala) and Date-Line (NBC) June 13, 1997.
Foreign news stories aired on both Univision and the CBS-owned Telemundo in 1996 on Guatemala and El Salvador. In April 1997, Cele was interview for a special series on The Discovery Channel "Secret Warriors of the CIA". Castillo has also begun to lecture at universities all over the country and held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC In July, 1996 an Associated Press wire story quoted his comments about a recent US government report on Guatemala and the CIA (The Intelligence Oversight Board) an investigation ordered by President Clinton to ascertain if US agents were involved in atrocities in Central America.
In 1994, Castillo was able to co-author his book "Powderburns" Cocaine, Contras and the Drug War . Which included journal entries with case file numbers and other direct information from his investigation.
In September 23, 1996, Castillo joined Southern Christian Leadership Conference President , Joseph E. Lowery and Activist Dick Gregory with Joe Madison, at a press conference in Washington DC. Also jointing Castillo at the conference was Prof. John Newman, author of the books "Oswald and the CIA" and "JFK and Vietnam". The University of Maryland history professor has been helping to draft the Records Act legislation that would declassify all documents related to the CIA's possible involvement in cocaine trafficking.
Also in September 1996, Castillo joint DEA G/S Rick Horn in his Class Action Complaint against the CIA for violation of 4th Amend. rights.
In 1995, after the lessons he learned in Central America, Castillo made a pilgrimage to the Vietnam Wall where he renounced his Bronze Star pinned to his last combat boots that he wore in Vietnam, Peru, Guatemala and EL Salvador. Attached to the Bronze Star was a letter to President Clinton requesting that he take actions on the atrocities. He did this in protest of the atrocities his government had committed and the massive cover ups.
In March 1998, The US House of Representatives Permanent Select
Committee On Intelligence held a one hour hearing in regards to CIA/Contras involvement in drug trafficking.
During the hearing CIA Special Agent Nitz, of the CIA Inspector General Office, advised the committee that Mr. Celerino Castillo III refused to be interviewed by his office. What Mr. Nitz failed to advise the committee was the reason Castillo rejected the offer. Nitz strongly refused for Castillo to record the interview citing National Security. This would had been the only evidence Castillo would have to proof what statement he did or did not make. Castillo offered to testify before any committee as long that it was an open door hearing.
On March 12, 1998, Castillo received a certified letter from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This time it was from Norm Dicks, Ranking Democratic Member and CIA Porter J. Goss, Chairman of said committee. Again they requested for Castillo to be interview for the up coming hearings in late June. Castillo contacted Mr. Calvin R. Humphrey at 202-225-7690 and advised him that he would be available for the interview. He advised Castillo that he would get back to him at the end of May. On September 11, 1998, another letter arrived from the committee advising him that the time had come for him to be interview and that someone would contact him for the interview. On January 15, 1999, Castillo was finally interviewed by members of the committee.
Some people have asked Cele why he is coming foreword with his story. Castillo replies that a long time ago he took an oath to protect The Constitution of the United States and its citizens. He has thought about quitting but there was no time limit on that oath. In reality it has cost him so much to become a complete human being, that he lost his family and that there is a possibility that he might be incarcerated for telling the truth.
For all of his work, even a direct protest to the Vice President George Bush about CIA involvement in drug trafficking, Cele Castillo was ignored, nearly assassinated and then forced out of DEA into early and very lean retirement.
Celerino Castillo III has now become a veteran of his third and perhaps most dangerous war - the war against the criminals in his own government.
Catherine Austin Fitts - ( http://www.solari.com/ )
Solari, Inc. Philadelphia, Hickory Valley, Tennessee, Washington, DC and New York, NY
President, 1998-date Leading phase one development for application of Solari investment model in community based private equity investment and supporting alternative internet media.
The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, and New York, NY
President, 1991-1998 Responsible for founding and building an employee-owned broker-dealer with aggregate revenues of $50 million and employee base of 50. Hamilton used web-based network technology and advanced decision science with traditional financial networks to reengineer mortgage auction markets; transactions included $12 billion of auctions, private placements and securitizations. Portfolio strategy for $400 billion of financial assets and liabilities relied heavily on pricing infrastructure of software, databases and pricing tools to identify and price existing and reengineering of geographic flows of private and public income and investment.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, 1989-1990. Responsible for the operations of the Federal Housing Administration; including annual originationís of $50-100 billion of mortgage insurance; servicing of $320 billion of mortgage insurance, mortgages and properties, portfolio analysis and pricing for 63,000 communities; production and management of assisted private housing; reengineering of organization of 7,000 employees in 80 offices nationwide; migration of systems to network systems and tools; and advisor to the Secretary on capital markets regulatory responsibilities, including the RTC Oversight Board, Federal Housing Finance Board and Home Loan Bank Board System, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., New York, NY
Managing Director and Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1989; Senior Vice President, 1984-1986; Vice President, 1982-1984; Associate, 1978-1982. Served in the Corporate Finance, Energy Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Finance Departments.
Other Work Experience
Experience as waitress, busboy, bartender, bar manager, restaurant manager, bank clerk, caterer, residential and cleaning services, workshop leader and trainer, and research assistant.
Daniel Hopsicker - ( http://www.madcowprod.com/ )
Daniel Hopsicker has spent a career in business television;
producing "Inside Wall Street" and "The Emerging Growth Stock Report,"
He was the executive producer of a business news magazine
airing on NBC internationally when he went to Bill Clinton's Arkansas to
film a story for a new series pilot and discovered that "things ain't always
been jes' right down here," in the words of a famous Mississippi lawman.
The initial result was a two-hour TV special, "The Secret Heartbeat of
America," which he was told "would not air while Clinton was President."
("They" were right: it airs next winter, after Clinton leaves office.)
He has just completed the first full-length look at the career of CIA agent/
drug smuggler Adler Berrimen Seal called "Barry and 'the boys,'" as
well as a TV documentary detailing some of his findings called
"In Search of the AMERICAN Drug Lords."
The shocking true story of American 'super-spy' Barry Seal--the inspiration
for the 1966 hit "Secret Agent Man" written by his long-timne friend Johnny
Rivers-- is the story of what happens when guys we pay to protect us--CIA
guys--go into business with guys we're paying them to protect us against:
"Made" guys. Mobsters...Organized Crime.
Pilot and CIA agent Seal, recruited into "clandestine services" by Kennedy
assassination suspect David Ferrie, flew billions of dollars worth of
cocaine into this country before his assassination in 1986...
What can his career teach us about the current Presidential contest now
--Does the Democratic Party have a Presidential Drug Money Pipeline run by
Charles Manatt, Clinton's New Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Tony
Coelho, Al Gore's Campaign Chairman?
--Could the assassinations and scandals of the 60's and 70's be somehow
RELATED to the cocaine epidemic that devastated America in the 1980's?
--Did elements of American intelligence turn "Benedict Arnolds" in the War
--Was Barry Seal's drug smugglign empire "involved" with everyone from
Republican Attorney General Ed Meese to Democratic National Chairman Charles
Manatt to Al Gore's current campaign Chairman, Tony Coelho?
--Why did then-Arkansas Attorney General William Clinton sign a "get-out-
of-jail-free" personal recognizance bond for Barry Seal after he had been
jailed for drug smuggling in Mena?
--What is the suspicious link between Barry Seal and the Bush Family that
allowed George W. Bush to regularly fly in a plane from Seal's drug
smuggling fleet after Seal's murder?
"In Search of the AMERICAN Drug Lords" is an hour-long TV documentary that
could affect way you look at the "Decision 2000" Presidential sweepstakes
currently underway, filled with startling revelations about the big
questions ducked by Ken Starr's Whitewater probe, from a man who stumbled
onto the story by accident...
Daniel Hopsicker was the executive producer of a business magazine
television show airing internationally on NBC three years ago
The Drug Money Times
"All the news that's ripped from print!"
Scandal in contemporary U.S. life is an institutionalized sociological
phenomenon. It is not due primarily to psychopathological variables,
but is due to the institutionalization of elite wrongdoing which has
occcurred since 1963."
"Many of the scandals that have occurred in the U.S. since 1963 are
fundamentally interrelated: that is, the same people and institutions
have been involved." --Prof.David Simon, "Elite Deviance 6th edition
Mike Ruppert ( http://www.copvcia.com/ ) - 48, was born in Washington, D.C. An Honors graduate of UCLA in Political Science, he comes from a family rooted in intelligence and the military. As an undergraduate he interned for LA Police Chief Ed Davis and worked at 5 LAPD Divisions before graduating and becoming an officer in 1973.
During Mike's five plus years of active service he received thirteen citations and four commendations. Twice the CIA attempted to recruit Mike: the first time just before he graduated and again after he was a highly praised field officer and budding narcotics investigator. In 1977 he discovered CIA bringing drugs into the U.S. through New Orleans in an operation supervised by his then fiancée, a CIA agent. He began to speak out and was forced out of LAPD in 1978 after being shot at and threatened. He has been speaking out publicly ever since.
As a freelance writer in the 80s he was published in The Los Angeles Times. Other stories include more than 30 on drug and alcohol dependence. Mike is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Alcoholism for the San Fernando Valley.
In 1992, after speaking with Ross Perot during the course of his investigations, Mike served as the LA County Press Spokesman for the Perot Presidential Campaign. This led to an appearance in the Feature Documentary THE LAST PARTY with Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn.
Mike's highly publicized confrontation with CIA Director John Deutch on 11/15/96 resulted in his being interviewed by the Intelligence Committees of both Houses of Congress.
He publishes From The Wilderness magazine which deals with the effects of illegal covert operations on our society. FTW is read by more than 700 subscribers including professors at nine universities, 10 members of Congress and many authors.
Dedon Kamathi is a organizer with the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party the U.S. representative. He was educated at University of California at San Diego Political Economy of the Third World B.A., UCLA M.A. Program African Studies, Howard Univerisity
PhD Program African Studies, Haile Selaisse University Ethiopia Post Graduate Studies. He is a record producer w/Motown records dealing with conscious Rap Music and has organized 3 Gang Truces in L.A.
He Co-chairs the African United Front and the Crack the CIA Coalition.
He lectures and provides conscious videos at Santa Monica College and Compton College weekly. He is Pan Africanist.
He is a daily surfer and enviormentalist
Kris Millegan ( http://www.ctrl.org/boodleboys/index.shtml ) - An intelligence brat, whose OSS/CIA father told him a few things, he didn't understand. Mr. Millegan currently runs two email lists on the internet, writes social-history and distributes media. He has researched and written extensively about The Order of Skull and Bones for the internet, Paranoia, High Times magazines and others. Kris is also a published songwriter, with songs in a National Lampoon movie.
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