The CIA as Organized Crime
"Doug Valentine belongs to that precious remnant of journalists and historians with the wisdom to see our time, the integrity and courage to write about it, and the literary grace to bring it all chillingly alive."
Roger Morris, Author of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician
Interview with Gary Null
special look at the corruption and illegal operations of the CIA and its influence upon our elected government. Douglas Valentine is an independent researcher, investigator, author and consultant in Massachusetts. There are very few researchers in America who have done the depth of investigation into some of the darker corners of modern American history involving our federal intelligence agencies, mostly notably the CIA, as Douglas. His 1990 book on the secret CIA covert operation known as The Phoenix Project during the Vietnam war is regarded as the definitive study on this subject. His collection of Vietnam documents at the National Security Archive have been used by researchers for a decade. His lager book on the US’s secret war on drgs has received academic awards of excellence. His most recent book “The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World” is a voluminous account of the history of CIA corruption from its founding to the present, and why we should now consider the agency’s self-interests as contrary to the national and public good. His website is DouglasValentine.com
Interview with Tim Kelly
About The CIA as Organized Crime
How The CIA, NYT and Morley Safer Killed My Book The Phoenix Program
And Why "The Compatible Left" Applauded
Ron Jacobs Reviews The CIA as Organized Crime
Democracy is Gone
Interview with Ed Opperman
About The CIA as Organized Crime
Kim Petersen Reviews The CIA as Organized Crime
The CIA's Cult of Death
The 20 documents the judge made the CIA give me back in 1993. (654.0KB)
Here are 20 documents the judge made the CIA give to me, back in 1993. The CIA had been spying on me and subverting my First Amendment rights since 1986. The harassment continues in multiple ways, many linked to "fake news" in the form of smears and obstruction, which i will be writing about as the process plays out.
A Crow's Dream - my first book of poems
The Hotel Tacloban, a highly praised account of my father's experiences in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in World War II.
The Phoenix Program, described by Professor Alfred W. McCoy as "the definitive account" of the CIA's most secret and deadly covert operation of the Vietnam War.
TDY, a fact-based novel about an Air Force photojournalist who participated in a secret military mission that documented CIA drug smuggling in Laos in 1967.
The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs, recipient of the Choice Academic Excellence Award .
The Strength of the Pack: The Politics, Personalities and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA, described by Peter Dale Scott as "an indispensible resource for those who wish to understand the politics of drug enforcement in America; and for those with any sense of the subject’s real importance it is a gripping read as well."
With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century is an anthology I created and edited in 2013, featuring international poets united by a common interest in promoting peace and justice.
Please visit the book page for links and ordering information. Many thanks for visiting my site.
Articles I've written on various subjects.
Who Killed Martin Luther King: Why A Jury Said The US Government Was Involved (Consortium News. 2000)
From 998-2000 I worked as an investigator for William Pepper, then serving as the King family's attorney in its case against the US Government. I testified at the trial about the government's connections to the assassination.
A Caracas Romance: Wolves and Revolution in Venezuela
In 2004 the Venezuelan and Cuban governments invited me to Caracas to participate in the annual Defense of Humanity Conference. Hundreds of artists and political activists from around the world gathered to discuss and formulate plans to prevent the CIA , multinational corproations and banks from subjugating the entire world.
The True Relationship Between Crooks and Cops
This article is based on an experience I had as an 18 year old college student home on summer vacation, working for a Tree Service in my hometown.
Video Discussion on CIA censorship at the McNally Jackson book event, November 7th, 2014
Thanks to Mark Crispin Miller for hosting the event
With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century
Poets from around the world speak out against the 1% that wages world war for profit and uses propaganda and fear mongering to dominate the 99% of us who want peace and a healthy environment
"Doug Valentine has assembled an impressive collection of poets who have courageously born witness to the consequences of an insidious corporate plutocracy: endless warfare subsidized by munitions profiteers, enslaved women and children toiling in quarantined sweatshops, ubiquitous famine in even the wealthiest of nations, imprisoned dissidents executed in broad daylight, and the wholesale destruction of the planet that nurtures us. Against the backdrop of our own time--an age George Orwell once characterized as a "cesspool full of barbed wire"--the poets in this anthology raise their voices in a collective act of rebellion. In so doing, they inspire us toward our own renewed efforts to secure peace and justice in a world more and more bereft of such virtues." Robert Bernard Hass, Edinboro University
You Can't mock The President (Or Say Balls)
student Billy Wilson in Maine sets the record straight
The Douglas Valentine Vietnam Collection at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, has been open and used by researchers since early 2007. The Collection contains the research material, including audio files of interviews with senior CIA and military officers in the Phoenix program, original handwritten interview notes, and government documents obtained from CIA and military officers as well as through FOIA requests, for my book The Phoenix Program. The Collection can only be used in the National Security Archive's Reading Room; it is not available for interlibrary loan and an appointment must be made to use it. The "resguide" link below will help anyone who wants to read the material.
Valentine Collection at Texas Tech
my interview tapes with CIA officers in the Phoenix program are now available at Texas Tech too