I thought I would pay tribute to African Americans today in respect for Black History Month. This will be a slightly unusual tribute though. This is for all the African Americans who have had their lives destroyed because they became victims of the so called "War on Drugs". They have been persecuted by White, Miserable, Mendacious, Menapausal, Misogynistic Men since who knows when. Just in my lifetime, drugs have been used to choke off black dissent, imprison blacks, demonize them, scapegoat them and use them for nefarious purposes. I was born in 1970 so I guess it continued through the Vietnam war with Heroin, Cocaine from South America in the 80's and 90's and now Heroin again from Afganistan. Well below are a list of books some of you may find interesting. The Truth shall set us free. Stay strong my brothers.
Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press (Paperback) by Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair
Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion (Paperback) by Gary Webb
Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (Paperback) by Peter Dale Scott, Jonathan Marshall "
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (Paperback) by Alfred W. McCoy "
Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras & the Drug War (Paperback) by Celerino, III Castillo, Dave Harmon
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