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Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most notorious events in Mexican history: the massacre of scores of student demonstrators on the eve of the 1968 Olympics. Across the country, Mexican citizens are commemorating the event with marches and rallies, conferences, exhibitions, and performances. The massacre marked the first time a popular movement confronted Mexico’s...

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What was in John Brennan’s emails?

What was in John Brennan’s emails?

In 2015, WikiLeaks published a tranche of emails hacked from the account of future CIA Director John Brennan. Among the documents was “The Conundrum of Iran,” a draft paper, on U.S. policy toward Iran that Brennan wrote in July 2007, with recommendations for the next president. When Barack Obama was elected, Brennan became national security adviser,...

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Trump’s ‘Deep State’ rhetoric debunked by Tim Wiener

Tim Wiener, formerly of the New York Times, is one of the country’s leading intelligence writers. His histories of the CIA (Legacy of Ashes) and the FBI (Enemies) are brisk best-sellers that render harsh judgement on these agencies. (He is too harsh according to the CIA.) In a long review essay for the New York...

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Trump’s Deep State Strategy: Conquer by Dividing

President Trump is taking action against his so-called deep state critics, a sign of the intensifying power struggle in Washington between an authoritarian president and an unnerved and alarmed national security establishment. On Monday the White House announced Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former CIA directors John Brennan and Michael Hayden, former director of national...

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