Bad Science: From Guatemala VD “Research” to CIA-DoD Interrogation Experimentation

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 7:09 am

Headlines were made last week concerning revelations that a key researcher who was part of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis experiment had also headed a 1940s project in Guatemala that deliberately inoculated prisoners and insane asylum inmates with various venereal diseases. But there have been many more examples of U.S. government experimentation on unwitting subjects, including CIA experiments on detainees held in the “war on terror.”


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ryan Grim, This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 12:30 pm

There’s as much to like about this book as there is to despise about the drug war, which makes This is Your Country on Drugs a fascinating read for anyone endeavoring to better understand the origins of the drug policy predicament that continues to captivate and confound American culture. Ryan Grim takes the reader on a fast-paced journey through the history of our nation’s love-hate relationship with drugs, exploring the economic, political, and cultural dimensions of both drug use and the enormous war that seeks to shield us from its consequences.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes H.P. Albarelli, Jr., A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments

By: Saturday January 23, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome H.P. Albarelli, Jr, and Host Jeff Kaye.] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments Of all the ghosts that haunt U.S. history, few have [...]

Suicide or Murder: US Clandestine Services Play the Oldies

By: Wednesday January 20, 2010 5:13 pm

On Monday, Scott Horton blew a hole straight through the government’s lies when Harpers Magazine published the results of his investigation into the supposed suicides of three Guantanamo prisoners in June 2006. It’s clear now that the men were murdered — possibly tortured to death — at a secret heretofore undisclosed black site at Guantanamo, and then made to look as if they killed themselves, while other evidence to the contrary was ignored or suppressed or destroyed.

But this is not the first time that murders have been cooked up to look like suicide.

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