[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:

<http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/10399525.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp>

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.

<http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/webb.html>

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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