April 17, 2001

Today is the 40th anniversary of the CIA backed invasion of Cuba. Read the secret details at the National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book: The ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs "Shortly after the CIA's botched paramilitary invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, President John F. Kennedy established a commission to investigate the failure and to consider whether the United States should conduct similar covert operations in the future..."
Press Freedom Conference Amy Goodman from"Democracy Now" will give the keynote address on "Building Media Freedom" It would be worth the trip just for the sake of Amy's address!
School of the Americas and Drugs From Haiti In January 2000, US Custom found the first of five cocaine hauls welded deep within the steel hulls of "Haitian" freighters ...registered in Honduras, where Haitian expatriate Col. Joseph Michel Francois lives. Francois, a graduate of the infamous US Army's School of the Americas, is under a 13-count indictment in Miami, and the DEA has filed an extradition request for him."