of a "War" waged
by the American Government
against Her People

Adler, Susan: Wheeling and Dealing.
The Nation,
Univ of Colorado at Boulder study of drug entrepreneurs in southern California. V249, p341.

Albert, Steve: The Case Against the General:
Manuel Noriega and the Politics of American Justice
This CIA agent and friend of George Bush is presently serving time for narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and mostly for deviating from the White House political line in Central America
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, A Wiser Course:
Ending Drug Prohibition.

Baum, Dan: Smoke and Mirrors
The War on Drugs and The Politics of Failure.
Little Brown and Co., 1996
Excelent, readable history of the war on drugs since Nixon.

Bernstein, Dennis and Levine, Howard: (article) "Ollie Takes a Powder"
Texas Monthly June 17, 1994
A fascinating account of some hangers Ollie leased in Honduras and the tons of cocaine transported to Mena, Arkansas on contra supply planes.

Blitt, Connie and Bernstein, Dennis (article) "Of Arms, Drugs, Contras, and the CIA"
Progressive Magazine, April 1988

Bertram, Eva ( War Politics The Price of Denial
University of California Press/Berkeley, 1996

Benjamine, Daniel K. and Miller, Roger Leroy: UnDoing Drugs
Beyond Legalization
Basic Books, 1991
How we, the people, can retake America from the Drug Dealers, Drug Addicts and Drug Enforcment Agents.

Block, Alan A: Drugs, Law, and the State,
Hong Kong University Press, 1992

Bowen, Russell S.: The Immaculate Deception
Carson City: America West Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0- 922356-80-7
Further info on a possible Zapata Petroleum/drug trafficking connection.

Brewton, Pete: The Mafia, the CIA and George Bush.

Bucchi, Ken: C.I.A.:
Cocaine In America?,
Shapolsky Publishers, 94?.
An expose by a former CIA agent.

Burnham, David: Above The Law Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice
See the Chapter, The Justice Department's Big, Bad, Dumb War on Drugs. Scribner, 1996

Castillo III, Celerino: and David Harmon: Powder Burns:
Cocaine, Contras and the Drug War,
Mosaic Books, Toronto.
Castillo was the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) top agent in El Salvador during 1985-87

Christian Science Monitor: (article) The Haitian Military's Drug and CIA Ties:
Panama Reprise? November 3, 1993 .

Christic Institute: Inside the Shadow Government,
The Christic Institute, 1324 North Capitol St NW, Wash, DC 20002. 202/797-8106 $15.00
Ongoing CIA drug smuggling etc.

Cockburn, Leslie: Out of Control:
The Story of the Reagan Administration's Secret War in Nicaragua, the Illegal Arms Pipeline,
and the Contra Drug Connection
Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.
Alleges that the CIA allowed drug traffickers to use its airfields to import cocaine and marijuana into the United States in return for the drug dealers giving money and arms to the Nicaraguan contras.

Cockburn, Leslie: Drugs, Guns and the CIA,
PBS Frontline program on 17 May 88.

Courtwright , David: Drug legalization, the drug war, and drug treatment in historical perspective.
US story

Denton, Sally: The Bluegrass Conspiracy,
Doubleday, 1990.
Documents links between Lexington Kentucky police, politicians, patricians and major drug trafficking.

Duke, Steven B. and Gross, Albert C.: America's Longest War.
It presents all the major arguments for ending prohibition as well as a range of lagalization options and makes a case for harm reduction. From: Aaron D Wilson

Emerson, Steven: Secret Warriors:
Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era.
(Putnam, 1988). ISBN: 0-399-13360-7 US News & World Report, p31, Nov 16, 1987.
Great expose of renegade and uncontrolled covert operations in the 80's. Clearly shows how compartmentalized these efforts can be and how hard it is to get a good overall picture of these units. Secret Money + No Accountability = Corruption!

Epstein, Edward J: Agency of Fear:
Opiates and Political Power in America.
G Putnam's Sons, 1977.
Connections between the Nixon administration and heroin trafficking.

Evans, Rod L. and Berent, Irwin M. (eds): Drug Legalization:
For and Against
Open Court, La Salle, 1992
A fair and balanced presntation of both sides in the debate over drug relegalization.

Freemantle, Ryan: The Fix:
Inside the World Drug Trade.
St. Martin's Press, 1986, 352p.. (Tom Doherty Associates?)
Illegal drug business. British? Monitor radio.

Grinspoon, Lester MD and Bakalar, James B: Marihuana, The Forbidden Medicine
Cogent and convincing arguments for the legalization of marijuana and first person accounts of beneficial effects of marijuana smoking in physically and emotionally distressed individuals.

Hamowy, Ronald: Dealing with Drugs:
Consequences of Government Control,
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. $12.95 Sinsemilla Tips, V8#3p27.

Johns, Christina Jacqueline: Power, Ideology, and the War on Drugs:
Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Kinder, Douglas Clark. Shutting Out the Evil:
nativism and narcotics control in the United States.

Krueger, Henrick (trans. Meldon. Jerry ), The Great Heroin Coup:
Drugs, Intelligence, and International Fascism.
South End Press, 1980. 240pp. ISBN 0-89608-031-5p.
Well documented CIA and DEA encouragement of heroin importation from Asia and Mexico.

Kubby, Steve: The Politics of Consciousness
Loompanics, Port Townsend, 1995
"Much of this book was inspired by the lives and works of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Bejnamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry . . . I am especially grateful to Thomas Jefferson and join him in pledging". . .eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Kwitny, Jonathan: The Crimes of Patriots:
A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money and the CIA,
WW Norton, c1987.
Mother Jones, Aug/Sep 87, p17.

Lee, Martin A and Shlain, Bruce: Acid Dreams:
The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion.
Grove Press. The Nation, Sep 5, 1987, p 189.

Lee III, Rensselaer W.: White Labyrinth:
Cocaine and Political Power.
Transaction Press. 256pp.
The economies of Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia have been captured by the drug trade.

Lenson, David: On Drugs
University of Minnesota Press, 1995. From the book: "The use of drugs for pleasure has been characteristic of human life and society from the beginning of recorded history . . . [and] the war on drugs has been with us for as long as we have dispised the part of ourselves that wants to get high." "Users are now Americaa's official scapegoats . . . and the hammer and sickle of Communism have been replaced by the pipe and needle."

Lernoux, Penny : In Banks We Trust (1984)

Levine, Michael: 1990. Interview on 23 April 90 MacNeil-Lehrer.
25 year DEA agent claims that 50 tons of cocaine per year were shipped thru Honduras to USA to fund the War on Communists.

Levine, Michael: The Big White Lie
(New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993)
More great big laughs about the (ha ha ha) "War on Drugs" where parts of the government bring in the drugs and then other parts of the government fight the drugs. Truly hilarious, except for, as ex-DEA agent Levine points out in the dedication of his book, "law enforcement officers who have died trying to take drugs off the street".

Levy, Leonard: A License to Steal
Billed as the best and most complete account to date of the controversy surrounding forfeiture of property as a device to combat crime. (1996?)

J Marks, Stanley: A Year in the Lives of the Damned: Reagan, Reaganism, 1986!
Bureau of International Affairs.
Reveals 1980 agreement to sell arms to Iran and protect drug smugglers.

Marshall, Jonatha: Drug Wars,
1990 Cohan & Cohen.
The connection between Mexican drug underworld & CIA.

Marshall, Jonathan; Scott, Peter Dale and Hunter, Jane : The Iran Contra Connection:
Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era.
South End, Boston, 313pp, $11. Drug trafficking, gun running, government toppling, and assassination. Ref: Utne Reader, Nov/Dec 87, p122.

Marshall, Jonathan: Opium, tungsten and the search for National Security.
International business and politics of drug trade supported by the US government, which, since profits are lucrative, has led to corruption and misuse of government officials and resources.

McAllister, William: Conflicts of interest in the international drug control system.
An economic argument about producing versus manufacturing countries and how they negotiated international drug laws.

McCoy, Alfred: The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia
Harper & Row, 1972

McCoy, Alfred: The Politics of Heroin. CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

McWilliams, John: Through the Past Darkly:
the Politics and policies of America's drug war.

Meyer, Kathryn. Fast crabs and cigarette boats:
a speculative essay.
[this is about drug wars in china, starting with Great Britain's monopoly on selling opium to China from India]

Miller, Richard L.:Drug Warriors and their Prey From Police Power to Police State
A very distrubing exploration of the racist and classist implication of the War on Drugs. 1996

Mills, James: The Underground Empire,
Doubleday, $22.95 Newsweek, July 28, 1986, p65.
Big time drug smuggling business and efforts of "Centac" to neutralize it. Purportedly true, but absolutely NO references nor documentation.

Musto, David: The American Disease:
Origins of Narcotic Control.
Utne Reader, #32p78

Rasmussen, David W. and Benson, Bruce L.: The Economic Anatomy of a Drug War:
Criminal Justice in the Commons, Lanham, Md.:
Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.
Drug War is unwinable and has destroyed the justice system.

Terry, Reed and Cummings, John: Compromised:
Clinton, Bush and the CIA.
Reports on the aledged conspiracy of CIA drug trafficking out of Mena, AR. WSJ, 940420.

Scott, Peter Dale & Marshall, Jonathan: Cocaine Politics:
Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America .
1992, Univ of California Press, Berkeley CA. $13.

Shannon, Elaine: Desperados:
Latin Drug Lords, US Lawmen, & the War America Can't Win. Time.

Staley, Sam: Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities,
Transaction, 1992. WSJ, Aug 13 92, A13.
War on Drugs escalates urban violence & removes youth from the legitimate economy.

Stevens, Jay: Storming Heaven:
LSD and the American Dream, 1987

Stutman: Deep Cover:.
Confessions of an ex-DEA agent.

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Relations,
United States Senate. U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Washington, April 13, 1989. (GOV DOC # Y 4.F 76/2:S.prt.100-165)

Szasz, Thomas:Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market
Syracuse University Press, 1996

Terrell, Jack and Martz, Ron: Disposable Patriot,
National Press Books, 1992, ISBN 0915765381.
"Highly recommended for background on the US intelligence community, drugs, and the Contras!"

Thomas, Gordon: Journey Into Madness:
the true story of secret CIA mind control & medical abuse,
Bantam, 1989, ISBN 0-553-05357

This book concentrates on the harrowing story of Dr. Cameron, of the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. Cameron, respected and well published in the field of psychiatry, carried out experiments funded by the CIA involving electro-shock, administering LSD to tranquilized patients, and "psychic driving" a method for 'repatterning' the psyche by constantly repeating key phases to a subject via headphones mounted on a helmet that could not be removed!

Thornton, Mark: The Economics of Prohibition

Trebach, Arnold S.: The Great Drug War.
Professor of Justice at American University. ref Reason, Nov 87, p46.

Walker III, William O., ed., Drug Control Policy:
Essays in historical and comparative perspective.
Penn State Press, 1992.

Weiner, Tim: (article) "Anti- Drug Unit of CIA sent ton of cocaine to US".
New York Times, November 20, 1990

Winslow, George: BCCI: The Big Picture, Bank Fraud, Drug Trade, Espionage"

Wisotsky, Steven: Beyond the War on Drugs: Overcoming A Failed Policy",
professor of legal studies at Nova University Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Woodiwiss, Michael: Crime, Crusades, and Corruption:
Prohibitions in the United States, 1900-1987 , 1988.
This book is full of prohibition history (alcohol, gambling, prostitution, and drugs) and has some great quotes from across the decades, by both prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists alike.

Ziegler, Leon: La Suiss Lave Plus Blanc,
Editions du Seuil, Paris, France.
Swiss money laundering. Alleges that Iran paid for arms from the Iran-contra conspiracy partly in heroin & morphine base. ACRES USA, Apr 90, p21.


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