Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies

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Russ Kick
Red Wheel Weiser, 2003 M05 1 - 352 pages
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The third of Russ Kick’s bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés:
  • Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring.
  • Ignored in the U.S. and distorted elsewhere, the Milosevic tribunal hasn’t gone the way authorities were anticipating. (We present exclusive first-hand reporting from the trial).
  • Most theologians don’t believe in the physical Resurrection of Jesus.
  • In 2001, the U.S. uncovered the biggest spy ring in the country since WWII, yet most people never heard about it.
  • The U.S. is engaging in bioweapons research that violates international treaties and federal law. (The New York Times knows about this but refuses to report it).
  • Teddy Roosevelt and Wall Street created Panama for profit.
  • Gandhi wasn’t so wonderful, after all.

These are just some of the revelations in the third of our all-star anthologies.

Following up on bestsellers You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, editor Russ Kick has again assembled a line-up of leading investigative journalists, academics, activists, commentators, and independent researchers, covering CIA assassinations, the anthrax attacks, fluoride, TWA 800, Abraham Lincoln, child protective services, the tobacco industry, forgotten uprisings, the government's missing trillions, even more revelations about 9/11 and much more.
Contributors include Gary Webb, Greg Palast, Noreena Hertz, Howard Zinn, Douglas Valentine, Jim Hougan, Kristina Borjesson, Arianna Huffington and many more well-known writers—some of whom you’ll be extremely surprised to see in these pages! 
 

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Contents

Preface Richard Metzger
8
Introduction
9
Wny an American Reporter Had to Leave the Country to Report the News Greg Palast 1 7 Watergate Redux The Washington Post and the Party Line ...
17
The Drug Wars Shills Michael Levines
24
Setting the Record Straight Regarding Tailwind April Oliver
39
Why UN Inspectors Left Iraq in 1998 Jim Naureckas
55
The Pentagons New Biochenical Warriors The Sunshine Project
56
Cuban Political Prisoners in the United States VAlliam Blum
67
Are Secrecy Oaths a License to Lie? Daniel Ellsberg
194
What Is a Terrorist? Jeff Cohen
197
Pieces of the 911 Puzzle Russ Kick
199
War Against Terrorism or Expansion of the American Errpire? VWliam Blum
228
Mourning the Dead Wherever They May Be Howard Zinn
235
A Bridge From Democracy to Dictatorship Ritt Goldstein
241
Bill of Rights R I P Nancy Talanian
245
Creating Panama for Funds and Profit Ovidio DiazEspino
250

How I Crashed a Chinese Arms Bazaar Wth a Rifle That Doesnt Exist Jakob S Boeskov
71
The Mysterious Decline of Men on Carrpus Philip W Cook and Glenn J Sacks
77
The Kwangju Uprising and the US lick Marmtas
82
The Troubling Death of Microbiologist Don VWey Wayne Madsen
87
The Pedophilia Files Sandra Bisin
104
What Albert Speer Can Teach Government Officials About Accepting Responsibility Daniel Ellsberg
114
The Underside of De Beers Diamonds Janine Roberts
120
Corporations Claim the Right To Lie Thom Hartnann
127
Dirty Players of World Finance Lucy Konisar
130
Rape and Sexual Harassment in the US Military Terri Spahr Nelson
141
Pulling Over Minority Motorists as an Excuse to Search Their Cars Gary Webb
146
Invasion of the ChildSnatchers Diane PetrykBloom
161
The Agency and the Atom The CIAs Radiation Weapons Programs and Experiments on Humans John Kelly
170
The Wnite House Carrpaign Against Drug Reform Initiatives Daniel Forbes
178
The Man Wno Invented Nornal Lucy Gwin
187
Atrocities Against German POWs and Civilians During and After VWVII James Bacque
261
Inside Sciences Closet Richard Zacks
268
The Nostalgia Industry and Good Old Days Mythology Mickey
272
The Secret Behind the Creation of the United Nations Stephen Schlesinger
278
Americas Forgotten Female Astronauts Stephanie Nolen
284
The Lilly Suicides Richard DeGrandpre
289
The Fluoridation Fraud Robert Sterling
302
How Allah Has Nipped Your Right to Know Howard Bloom
321
A Shrine for the Twentyfirst Century Jonathan Levy
327
Ron Sirhan Manson and Me Paul Krassner
332
Black Is Not Beautiful Richard Abanes
339
Contributors
344
Article Histories
350
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About the author (2003)

Russ Kick is an editor and writer. The New York Times referred to him as “an information archaeologist,” and Utne Reader named him one of its 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World. Among his many popular books are Everything You Know Is Wrong, Death Poems, and 100 Things You Are Not Supposed to Know.


Richard Metzger is a co-founder of The Disinformation Company and wrote, directed, and hosted the first two seasons of the Disinformation TV series, which initially aired on Britain’s Channel 4 network. The series has been licensed to a major cable network in the United States, and a DVD of the series is planned and will be co-marketed with the book.

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