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Blue Man Coup, Part 2: War for God, Country and Cocaine

Are the emirs of the Sahara criminals or revolutionaries? A little bit of both, probably.

Posted on May 16, 2012 READ MORE


Dodging Missiles With Russian Smugglers

This week on Truthdig Radio, in collaboration with KPFK, we hear about the dark side of international freight; the downside of DSK’s dismissal; the power of journalism, and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Dodging Missiles With Russian Smugglers

This week on Truthdig Radio, in collaboration with KPFK, we hear about the dark side of international freight; the downside of DSK’s dismissal; the power of journalism, and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Israeli Blockade = Hamas Cash

Israel’s blockade of Gaza is making archenemy Hamas rich. According to The Christian Science Monitor, Gaza businessmen (who are going bankrupt thanks to the blockade) say Hamas and friends “have been using their control of smuggling tunnels, money changing, and tax revenue to buy prime tracts of land and buildings. ...”

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 READ MORE


U.S. Accuses Iran of Supplying Militants

Two Defense Department officials and a mysterious analyst held an anonymous briefing for reporters Sunday to offer evidence of Iran’s involvement with hostile forces in Iraq. The three claimed Tehran is supplying militants with sophisticated weapons that they said had been used against U.S. forces for at least two years, but the analyst, whose exact job description was withheld, admitted the evidence was not a “smoking gun.”

Posted on Feb 11, 2007 READ MORE


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latimes.com

Foreign Adventures Force Drug War Cuts

The Pentagon has traditionally played a major role in monitoring U.S. borders and assisting the Coast Guard in intercepting drug shipments, but the burden of Iraq has forced the military to scale back its efforts, opening holes for drug smugglers to exploit.

Posted on Jan 22, 2007 READ MORE


Europe Is Called Lax in Fight Against Child Trafficking

A report by UNICEF and Terre des Hommes says Europe is not doing enough to address child trafficking, with thousands of children smuggled into Western Europe annually to become sex workers and slaves.

Posted on Aug 30, 2006 READ MORE


US and Venezuela fight over chicken
Illustration by Peter Scheer

U.S.-Venezuela Relations Go Fowl

Tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela took a bizarre turn this week after Venezuelan authorities confiscated diplomatic cargo headed for the American Embassy in Caracas and accused Washington of smuggling.  Included in the shipment were parts for ejector seats and 176 pounds of chicken.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE


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