Wednesday, May 20, 1998

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  • Gary Webb: Dark Alliance Interview Part 2


    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.

  • Wilfred Little, Malcolm X’s Brother, Dies


    Wilfred Little died in Detroit on Tuesday. To those who did not know Wilfred Little, he will be remembered primarily as the eldest brother of slain black leader Malcolm X. However, those who knew him well, or even by casual acquaintance, will remember him as an extraordinary figure in his own right — an inspirational teacher, and dedicated community activist in Detroit for nearly five decades. He died yesterday on his brother’s birthday. Last May 19, he came to Pacifica station WBAI and spoke with producer Bernard White.

  • Waters Pursues CIA/Crack Case in Congress

    Los Angeles Congress member Maxine Waters has said exposing the CIA-Contra-crack/cocaine connection is the most important issue of her career. She has spoken repeatedly on this subject.

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