Tag Archives: Organized Crime

FILM / ‘Harry Brown’ : Shallow Pastiche Mirrors the News

Michael Caine in Harry Brown.What is Harry Brown trying to tell us? It thrills and titillates without any socially redeeming value. It blames the kids on the streets for the drug war and ignores the manufacturing of violence happening in … finish reading FILM / ‘Harry Brown’ : Shallow Pastiche Mirrors the News

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Mexico’s Narco Wars : Capos Bite Dust as Madness Continues

Navy special forces stand guard in Cuernavaca, Dec. 16, 2009. Drug capo Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a shootout with state security forces. Photo by Margarito Perez / Reuters.Who’s who in narco wars:Top capos executed in Mexican Spy vs. … finish reading Mexico’s Narco Wars : Capos Bite Dust as Madness Continues

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Hot Oil! Narco Pirates Smuggle Mexican Petrol into Texas

Hot oil? Petroleum “pipa” with the mark of the Zetas, the infamous drug cartel branching out into petro-piracy. Photo from NarcoGuerra Times.HOT OIL! Union crooks, drug cartels and U.S. corporations are stealing billions of bucks of Mexican petroleum. By John … finish reading Hot Oil! Narco Pirates Smuggle Mexican Petrol into Texas

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Mexico : Drug Decrim and the 10,000-Ton Monkey

Pot smoker in Mexico City. Mexicans consume an estimated 342 tons of marijuana a year. Photo by Castillo / AP.Legalization is the only answer…Mexico’s massive drug problem As poet Juan Pablo Garcia posited long ago in his 1985 Pacheco (marijuana … finish reading Mexico : Drug Decrim and the 10,000-Ton Monkey

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UN : Drug Money Used to Prop Up US Banks

‘The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime had found evidence that “interbank loans were funded by money that originated from drug trade and other illegal activities,”‘By Boris Groendahl / January 25, 2009 VIENNA — The United Nations’ crime and … finish reading UN : Drug Money Used to Prop Up US Banks

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Was Criminal Mastermind Behind the Mumbai Attacks?

Fleeting glance of an elusive figure: criminal mastermind Ibrahim Dawood. ‘The eerie silence that accompanied the blasts are the very signature of Ibrahim Dawood, now a multi-millionaire owner of a construction company in Karachi, Pakistan.’By Yoichi Shimatsu / November 28, … finish reading Was Criminal Mastermind Behind the Mumbai Attacks?

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Vetting John McCain : The Keating Five Scandal

John McCain, with his lawyers, before he testified before the Senate Ethics Committee in 1991 about his involvement in the Keating Five scandal. Photo by Andrea Mohin / NYT.John McCain, Charles Keating and the S&L ScandalBy Sherman De Brosse / … finish reading Vetting John McCain : The Keating Five Scandal

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The Mob : Did John McCain Play Piano in a Bordello?

‘Perhaps McCain was untainted by the mob and corruption, but one wonders if he could have been that successful had he not somehow made his peace with that situation.’By Sherman De Brosse / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2008 … finish reading The Mob : Did John McCain Play Piano in a Bordello?

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I Hate Those Corporate Fascists and Pigs

EV BikesBy Edgar Alpo / August 21, 2008 Disclaimer: Sorry, I’m in a bad mood. They don’t allow these in New York City. Otherwise known as the fascist capital of the world. New York City hates electric bicycles. They do … finish reading I Hate Those Corporate Fascists and Pigs

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What Will the Candidates Do to End the Unwinnable War on Drugs?

‘The prohibition of drugs is perhaps the most disastrous policy currently pursued by the US government’By Johann Hari / August 10, 2008 On January 20th 2009, either the president of the United States will be a man who used to … finish reading What Will the Candidates Do to End the Unwinnable War on Drugs?

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