Whistleblower at the CIA

By Melvin A. Goodman

Feb-01-2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

Ending America's Endless Wars

By CIP

Jun-01-2016 | Brochure

An historic opportunity for peace in the Middle East: The next president will have an opportunity to put an end to wars that have been going on for forty years. These wars have not advanced America’s strategic or economic interests and have been disastrous for the people being bombed. The United States has taken sides in a conflict between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran in the Middle East, a dispute that we have made far deadlier with massive arms transfers and the dispatch of tens of thousands of U.S. troops. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions injured and millions more displaced. Vast areas of the region have been taken over by nihilist religious fanatics bent on imposing their medieval mindset on fellow Muslims. There is broad public support for seeking to resolve these conflicts through creative diplomacy. We should not be taking sides in this dispute, for neither Saudi Arabia nor Iran shares our interests or values. We must work with regional powers to negotiate and implement political settlements in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Libya. No other course of action will end the wars.... Read More »

CounterPunch Digital Magazine Volume 23 no 1

By Melvin A. Goodman

Mar-30-2016 |

In this Issue: Inside the CIA: Melvin Goodman recounts his battles with William Casey and Robert Gates... Read More »

Congress Is Right To Ground The Runaway Blimp

By William D. Hartung

Jun-27-2016 | Article

When the JLENS air surveillance blimp cut loose from its moorings in Maryland and crashed in central Pennsylvania last fall, it raised serious questions about the future of the $2.7 billion program. The system is meant to detect cruise missiles, drones, and other low flying aircraft before they can attack the nation’s capital. But as David Willman noted in a piece in the Los Angeles Times last September, “Seventeen years after its birth, JLENS is a stark example of what defense specialists call a ‘zombie’ program: costly, ineffectual and seemingly impossible to kill.”... Read More »

Laura Carlsen discusses Mexico’s missing guns crisis

By Laura Carlsen

Jun-21-2016 | Video, Interview

For more about what U.S. could do to stop the flow of guns into Mexico and the crisis of Mexico’s missing guns, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy. She’s also a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus... Read More »

Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike

By Laura Carlsen

Jun-21-2016 | Video, Interview

Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that Oaxacan teachers are protesting not only teacher evaluations, but also the entirety of neoliberal reform under Pena Nieto... Read More »

Time to Choose Opening Night

May-23-16 | Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema

June 3rd, 2016 7:30 pm Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW Entrance on E Street between 10th & 11th NW Q&A to follow ... Read More »

Ralph Nader Presents Breaking Through Power

May-10-16 | Constitution Hall in Washington, DC

Matt Hoh and William Hartung speak at a historic gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts and concerned citizens. May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC... Read More »

MELVIN GOODMAN Whistleblower at the C.I.A. Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert

Apr-14-16 | Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Advance tickets: $12 brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006 or Books, Inc, Pegasus, Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s S.F. – Modern Times. $15 door... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • What Is the US Military Trying to Hide About Its Missions in Africa?

    William D. Hartung quoted

    The Nation, 06-23-16

    “Congress and the public need to know about US military operations overseas, regardless of what euphemism is used to describe them,” says William Hartung, a senior adviser to the Security Assistance Monitor which tracks American military aid around the globe. “Calling something a ‘security cooperation activity’ doesn’t change the fact that US troops are working directly with foreign military forces.”...Read More »

  • Treatment of immigrants in Mexico much worse than any other country

    Laura Carlsen quoted

    USA Today, 06-15-16

    Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, said the plight of Central Americans fleeing violence back home "has revealed a deep vein of hypocrisy among Mexican politicians, who rightfully criticize the U.S. for its treatment of Mexican migrants as criminals and then do the same to migrants in this country."...Read More »

  • US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat

    Matthew Hoh interviewed

    TeleSUR, 06-11-16

    “The renewed airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan will have the same effect as the thousands and thousands of previous airstrikes we have conducted against the Afghan insurgency,” said Matthew Hoh, a former U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan who resigned from his post in 2009 to protest the war...Read More »