[Marxism] R.I.P. Gary Webb

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 12 09:41:50 MST 2004

Gary Webb took his own life yesterday at age 49:


Webb is the reporter who broke the story of the "Dark Alliance" between the 
CIA and the Contras in Nicaragua, which led directly to a crack cocaine 
epidemic in the United States.


Based primarily on the CIA "investigating itself" and pronouncing itself 
innocent, Webb was thrown overboard by his paper, the San Jose Mercury News, 
and his career as a journalist destroyed. There is no immediately known 
"reason" for his suicide, but surely had he become a celebrated 
investigative reporter, as he deserved to be, his life would have taken a 
different path.

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