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Michael C. Ruppert Suicide Note Released
Yesterday I published a piece about the Sunday, April 13, suicide of radio show host, whistle-blower, activist, author and American hero, Michael C. Ruppert. Today I would like to update the readers with some new information I have just received from Michael’s attorney Wesley Miller.

According to Miller, the reason Michael’s death was confirmed by “Napa County Sheriffs” is because Michael was staying in a trailer on his friend, Jack Martin’s, property in Calistoga, California. It was Jack who found Mike’s body resting in an outdoor meditation spot on the property.


Crossing Over the Rubicon: R.I.P. Michael C. Ruppert
Sunday, April 13, after finishing what would be his last, The Lifeboat Hour, radio show, whistle-blower, activist, author, American hero, Michael C. Ruppert, allegedly shot himself, taking his own life.


Sheriff: Author Michael Ruppert dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound
Body discovered Sunday in Calistoga

Michael C. Ruppert (February 3, 1951 – April 13, 2014) was an American author,[1][2] a former Los Angeles Police Department officer,[3] investigative journalist,[4] political activist[1] and peak oil awareness advocate.[3][5][6][7][8]

Until 2006, he published and edited From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website covering a range of topics including international politics, the C.I.A., peak oil, civil liberties, drugs, economics, corruption and the nature of the 9/11 conspiracy.[9][page needed] He served as president of Collapse Network, Inc[10] until he resigned in May 2012, when he gave 35 percent of his 55 percent share back to the company's founders.[11][12] He hosted The Lifeboat Hour[13] on Progressive Radio Network until 2014.[14]

Ruppert was the author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. He was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Collapse, which was based on his book A Presidential Energy Policy and received the New York Times' "critics pick".[4][2][5] In 2014, VICE featured Ruppert in a 4-part series titled Apocalypse, Man.[15]

On April 13, 2014, Ruppert was found dead of an apparent suicide. According to his business partner, Ruppert shot himself in the head after taping his final broadcast of The Lifeboat Hour.[1]

9/11 truther Mike Ruppert kills himself after finishing his radio show
By Travis Gettys
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:11 EDT

9/11 conspiracy theorist and investigative journalist 'commits suicide'

The 63-year-old former narcotics investigator with the LAPD, shot himself after a final radio show broadcast, a friend reported
Mr Ruppert gained notoriety for theories that the U.S. government and Wall Street were behind 9/11 attacks
A friend told MailOnline today: 'He believed what he believed. All of his work was motivated by his love of humanity'

By Louise Boyle

Published: 20:53 GMT, 15 April 2014 | Updated: 22:31 GMT, 15 April 2014

Mike Ruppert, RIP
Posted on April 15, 2014 by Stacy Herbert         — 59 Comments ↓        

Stacy Summary: Mike Ruppert has committed suicide (by self-inflicted gunshot wound).

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The CIA, Iran-Contra and the Narcotics Money Laundering Nexus
Statement of Michael C. Ruppert submitted to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
By Global Research News
Global Research, April 24, 2014
From the Wilderness 1 October 1997

We bring to the attention of our readers the introduction of a 1997 statement by the late Michael C. Ruppert submitted to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Michael C. Ruppert was a former LAPD narcotics investigator and author.

Michael Ruppert committed suicide on April 14, 2014. [M.Ch, GR editor, April 24, 2014]

This document appears exactly as I submitted it to the Select Intelligence Committees of both Houses. To date, it remains only a document submitted in advance of testimony and it has not been placed in the Congressional Record. Although I and Cele Castillo remain on potential witness lists, we have not been allowed to testify. The sheer volume of my exhibits and the disk space required to scan them makes it impossible to include these important documents here. To obtain my full statement, with all 32 pages of exhibits and photographs – CLICK HERE.

Mr. Chairman:

On November 15, 1996, I stood at a town hall meeting at Locke High School in Los Angeles and said to Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch,

“I am a former Los Angeles Police narcotics detective. I worked South Central Los Angeles and I can tell you, Director Deutch, emphatically and without equivocation, that the Agency has dealt drugs in this country for a long time.”

I then referred Director Deutch to three specific Agency operations known as Amadeus, Pegasus and Watchtower.

Most Americans have been led to believe that the purpose of these hearings is to ascertain whether or not there is any evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency dealt drugs during the Iran-Contra era. If these hearings were about evidence, then the most patriotic duty I could perform would be to quote Jack Blum who served as chief investigator for the Kerry Subcommittee on narcotics and terrorism ten years ago. He testified before this committee last year and said,

“We don’t have to investigate. We already know.”

We could save a lot of taxpayer money by just rereading the records of the Kerry hearings. There is more evidence in there than any court in the world would ever need to hand down indictments.

At best, I could just quote you one entry from Oliver North’s diary dated July 5, 1985, which said that $14 million to buy weapons for the Contras, “came from drugs.” I wouldn’t need to mention the two hundred and fifty other such entries in his diary, which refer to narcotics. Or I could quote Dennis Dayle a senior DEA supervisory agent who said,

“In my thirty year history in DEA, the major targets of my investigations almost invariably turned out to be working for the C.I.A.”

But these hearings are not about evidence. They are about corruption and cover-up. The CIA did not just deal drugs during the Iran-Contra era; it has done so for the full fifty years of its history. Today I will give you evidence which will show that the CIA, and many figures who became known during Iran-Contra such as Richard Secord, Ted Shackley, Tom Clines, Felix Rodriguez and George Herbert Walker Bush, who was DCI when I first became exposed to Agency drug dealing, have been selling drugs to Americans since the Vietnam era. I have been very careful to make sure that what I tell you today is admissible evidence in criminal proceedings.

In a court of law the testimony of an eyewitness is one of the most prized possessions of a prosecutor. It is direct evidence of a crime. I am an eyewitness. Another form of frequently used evidence is an exception to the hearsay rule in which admissions against the interest of a criminal participant or a material witness are admitted into evidence if given under oath by the person to whom the statements were made. I am under oath and I will provide you today with utterly damning admissions against interest made by people with direct knowledge of these events. There is also documentary and circumstantial evidence and I will present you with that as well.

My evidence will show conclusively that, as a matter of national policy, set at the National Security Council – the White House – elements of the C.I.A., in concert with elements of the military, and other federal agencies, have dealt drugs to Americans for at least three decades. Major defense contractors like E-Systems have also engaged in such traffic. I will not cover the outstanding work of scholars such as Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin and Peter Dale Scott of the University of California at Berkeley who document this activity back to the forties.

Nor will I attempt to deliver the material which should be given to you directly by a great many other heroic witnesses including Celerino Castillo, Mike Levine, Dee Ferdinand, David Sabow, Brad Ayers, Tosh Plumley, Bo Abbott, Danny Sheehan, Gene Wheaton, John Mattes, Jack Terrell, Winfred Richardson (formerly of E-Systems), Michelle Cooper (formerly of E-Systems), Bill Tyree and Dois G. “Chip” Tatum. Also this committee should interview two former CIA employees on the subject. Their names are David MacMichael and Ralph McGehee.

The evidence will also show that the CIA has infiltrated and established illegal relationships with a number of police departments around the country. One of the purposes of this has been to protect CIA drug operations from law enforcement. I have personal knowledge of this activity in Los Angeles and New Orleans and have documented such a case in New York City.

All of the exhibits I will present today are among the two hundred and fifty plus pages of documents I provided to your investigators when they visited me in Los Angeles last year.

This is my testimony: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/ssci.shtml


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"There is no question in my mind that people affiliated with, on the payroll of, and carrying the credentials of,the CIA were involved in drug trafficking while involved in support of the contras."—Senator John Kerry (1996)

We live in a dirty and dangerous world ... There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows. -1988 speech by Washington Post owner Katharine Graham, CIA Headquarters

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We brought Mike Ruppert to speak at Bates College
in the spring of 2001


Artist projects anti-Trump hashtags, quotes onto FBI, DOJ buildings in Washington, D.C.
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May 18, 2017
The Undying Octopus: FBI and the PROMIS affair Part 2
As connections in the case grew deeper and more wide-reaching, newly released evidence hints that the Bureau sabotaged its own investigation
Written by M Best
Edited by JPat Brown
Read Part 1 here
While declassified FBI records showed the fear that agents felt over questioning the suspicious death of Danny Casolaro, a journalist investigating the PROMIS affair, the FBI file on PROMIS describes two instances of apparent retaliation associated with the case.
The first instance was against Judge Bason, who had found for Inslaw and ruled that the Department of Justice had stolen the software through fraud, trickery, and deceit. Shortly after his ruling, he was not reappointed to the bench. Believing there was a connection, he filed a lawsuit over it, only to have it dismissed.

On the next page, the FBI document describes how Leigh Ratiner, Inslaw’s attorney, had been fired from his law firm for his “failure to control” Inslaw. Ratiner believed that this was in retaliation for naming Lowell Jensen in the Inslaw suit.

According to WIRED, “his firing came after another Dickstein partner, Leonard Garment, met with Arnold Burns, then- deputy attorney general of the DOJ. [Garment] testified before a Senate inquiry that he and Meese discussed the Inslaw case in October 1986, and afterward he met with Burns. Two days later Ratiner was fired.”
Ratiner ultimately settled with his firm over the wrongful termination to the tune of $600,000, which apparently had been supplied by Hadron. In testimony included in a DOJ release on Inslaw, Burns testified in a sworn interview that he had discussed the matter with Garment.

Burns went on to clarify his meaning about not airing the issue out in a Congressional hearing - his own confirmation hearing. A letter had been written by Ratiner or someone at the law firm which threw a “monkey wrench” into Burns’ confirmation process and he “thought [that] was unlawyer-like.” He compared this to the effects of naming Lowell Jensen when his nomination was pending. According to Burns, they were bringing Jensen into the affair to “blackmail him.”


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Robert Mueller: Prosecutor of the poor, defender of the rich

May 20, 2017

Robert Mueller, yes man for the capitalist class
The anti-Russia witch-hunt continued on Wednesday when U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.

Since the appointment, every mainstream media headline has boasted non-stop about Mueller’s impeccable credentials and impartiality. A closer look however reveals that Mueller’s record is anything but progressive from the perspective of working people.

The rise of America’s Top Cop

Mueller was a soldier in the U.S. army during the genocidal war against the people of Vietnam and Southeast Asia. A graduate of University of Virginia, Mueller made a career as a corporate and government lawyer.

A reliable Yes Man, he proved from early on his allegiance to the rich and powerful.

When Mueller prosecuted Manuel Noriega, he made sure that any mention of Noriega’s role as a CIA agent was inadmissible in court. He was formerly a litigator as WilmerHale, a law firm which has represented Jared Kushner and Paul Maniford, among other members of the 1 percent. When Muller was tasked with investigating the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, he ignored their money laundering and connections to the Bin Ladin family, the Bushes or anyone else deemed inconvenient.

After J. Edgar Hoover, Mueller was the longest serving FBI Director. He was the agency’s head, from 2001 to 2013, under both the Bush and Obama administrations.

Originally appointed by George Bush, Mueller oversaw an Islamophobic campaign that violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of Muslims. The FBI and police departments across the U.S. spied on and infiltrated peaceful Muslim religious and student organizations. Part of the agents’ training included manuals that described the prophet Mohammed as “a violent cult leader” and Islamic charities as “terrorist organizations.” Along with Attorney General John Ashcroft, Mueller was responsible for the persecution and rounding up of 1,200 innocent people. Those who were illegally detained are currently suing Mueller in federal courts.

Mueller’s FBI also assigned undercover agents to find vulnerable individuals who could be manipulated into uncritically latching on to elaborate terrorist ideas or plans the FBI agents themselves introduced. These entrapment techniques landed many unsuspecting individuals in prison.

Though it was U.S. bombs exploding over Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the Muslim world, the entrapment strategy gave the U.S. war makers what they wanted—catchy headlines that inverted who the victims and aggressors were.

The FBI: A sordid history

The media’s “Mr. Clean” is anything but. Mueller consistently trampled on the constitution in his 12 years as FBI Director.

After the illegal U.S. re-invasion of Iraq in 2003, Mueller’s FBI secretly sent agents into antiwar organizations in an attempt to disrupt dissent.

The Occupy movement was another one of Mueller’s targets. Working with Homeland Security, Mueller oversaw the surveillance of peaceful protesters involved in Occupy encampments across the country.

It is worth remembering the FBI’s very reason for existence is to immobilize social movements that pose any threat or perceived threat to those in power.

The FBI played a role in the assassination of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. They orchestrated the murder of Black Panther Party (BPP) leaders; just in 1969, 26 Panthers were gunned down. Ward Churchill’s Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars against the BPP and the American Indian Movement is an insightful expose of the agency’s sordid history.

Mueller more than earned his place alongside J. Edgar Hoover in the pantheon of arch-defenders of the rich and enemies of working people.

Russia is not the enemy, our own ruling class is

Mueller’s investigation is expected to take years to conduct. While it is difficult to predict the outcome, the accusations, without any hard evidence, is an end goal it itself. The constant rumormongering has the duel effect of delegitimizing the Trump administration and pinning them into an anti-Russia position.

It is important to clarify that our party is a leader in the anti-Trump movement, not because of any fear of Russia, but because Trump represents racism, misogyny and unrestrained capitalism. The fact that the Democrats oppose Trump primarily on the basis of Russophobia, while proposing no alternative program of their own, proves just how spineless they are as well.

Russia-gate’s function is to distract the U.S. people from the real issues at hand.

In Robert Mueller, the intelligence community has found their faithful servant who is sure to uphold their “justice,” the justice of the 1 percent. It is only a people’s fightback movement that can topple Trump and the entire wretched system that produced him.


The year before his murder, Malcolm X was under electronic surveillance by the FBI
by JPat Brown
May 19, 2017
The last section of Malcolm X’s 10,000 plus page FBI file concerns the Bureau’s electronic surveillance of the activist shortly before his death. For months, agents listened to X’s phone calls, photographed his comings and goings, and even considered bugging his Queens residence - only to hastily discontinue the operation for fear it would taint a potential conviction.
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Cop Says Evidence About Shooting at Black Teens Is Tainted
May 19, 2017
CHICAGO (CN) – A white Chicago police officer claims in a motion to dismiss that federal prosecutors used self-incriminating testimony to secure an indictment against him for shooting into a car full of black teenagers.

Marco Proano was charged last year with two counts of deprivation of rights for using excessive force, both punishable by up to 10 years in prison, stemming from a 2013 incident in which he injured two of the six teens in a car he pulled over for speeding on the city’s South Side.

The police car dashcam video of the shooting was released in 2015 when a Cook County judge hearing the criminal case of one of the boys sent it to a local newspaper, the Chicago Reporter.

Judge Andrew Berman, now retired, told the Reporter at the time that he was unsettled by the video.

“My first reaction was, if those are white kids in the car, there’s no way they [would] shoot,” he said.

The video shows Proano coming up to the car, which is backing away from him, and opening fire into it. It was later found that he discharged all 16 rounds in his gun.


Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals
Investors including the Church of England and activists will send signal to Anglo-Dutch company’s board at AGM this week


Texas police officers demoted for leaking body cam footage of controversial arrest
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:47 PM


Anger, protests erupt over results of the California Democratic Party's election of a new leader


A white police officer kills an unarmed black man, and, in Las Vegas, there are no protests
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The scene in Las Vegas where an unarmed man died this week after an officer choked him.

It appeared to have all the ingredients for protests, hashtags and calls for justice on 24-hour cable news channels.


Former NYPD Detective Frank Serpico reflects on Knapp Commission, exposing police corruption and
today's brutality issues

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:03 AM

Frank Serpico reflects on exposing corruption inside the NYPD.
Frank Serpico is a name that either makes you stand taller and push your shoulders back with pride — or makes you spit on the ground in anger.

The former New York City police detective, now 81, became a household name in the '70s when he exposed corruption inside the department, then testified against fellow cops who capitalized on it before the Knapp Commission, an organization formed to investigate Serpico's claims.

As a result, the decorated law enforcement officer was shunned by some of his colleagues and nearly left for dead after an on-duty shooting.

His story garnered national attention and was brought to life on the big screen, when Hollywood legend Al Pacino brilliantly portrayed him in the 1973 classic “Serpico.”

The self-proclaimed lamplighter — the term he prefers instead of whistleblower — spoke to the Daily News in depth about exposing New York's Finest as the anniversary of the Knapp Commission's formation draws near.

"The only thing I ever wanted was justice," Serpico said. "And that was something I never got."

Serpico said his first glimpse of corruption began in the '60s while working as a patrolman in the 81st Precinct. He recalled getting a phone call from his panicked girlfriend late one night about a burglary taking place at a garage by her home.

Serpico, who was off duty at the time, was confused by why she would call him, instead of dialing 911, who could dispatch police to the crime scene.

"She says, 'It is the cops,'" Serpico told The News.

Al Pacino played the former New York police officer in the movie “Serpico.”
Serpico said he called an inspector to look into the situation — and while the officers were caught burglarizing and pocketing items from the garage, they were never reprimanded.

"Everybody knew there was police corruption," he said. "I knew there was police corruption. I never really had anything tangible or concrete until a cop placed an envelope in my hand."

The former detective said the envelope contained $300, his cut of an illicit deal some officers had made. According to Serpico, the few hundred bucks he was given was the lowest amount an officer could pocket — and more than a few cops took home thousands of dollars a month.

KING: I'm not anti-police, I'm anti-brutality and corruption
While his colleagues were "living it up big time," as he described it, Serpico decided to turn the cash over to fellow officer David Durk and Arnold Fraiman, who led the city's Commission of Investigations. Durk would eventually testify with Serpico against NYPD officers during the Knapp trials.

Officer David Durk also testified during the Knapp Commission trials.

"The Knapp Commission did a very good job in revealing the systematic corruption. Anybody that didn't know (corruption) was going on either had his head in the ground or was too involved with his next promotion and just couldn't be bothered," he said.

A small group rallied around Serpico, praising him for blowing the lid off police wrongdoings. His colleagues, however, began to turn their backs on him.

That became evident on the night of Feb. 3, 1971, when Serpico was shot in the face during a drug bust in Brooklyn. His partners never called in a 10-13, the dispatch code that an officer had been shot. Serpico survived the shooting because an elderly neighbor alerted 911.

Frank Serpico running for town council in upstate New York
"They could have taken me to the hospital if they wanted to," Serpico said of his partners.

Two other cops responded to the 911 call and rushed Serpico to a nearby hospital.

"For years I said, 'Well, at least there was two cops who took me,'" he recalled. "And then I found out one of them would later say, 'If I knew it was Serpico I would have left him there to bleed to death.'"

Shortly after the shooting, Serpico retired from the NYPD. And although it's been decades since he's worn the uniform and turned in his badge, he's still fighting to end corruption.

Hero cop Frank Serpico thinks corruption is worse than ever
Frank Serpico was the first officer to expose corruption inside the New York City police department.

"I like to perform my duty the way it was meant to be performed. And if more would do it, we wouldn't be having what we're having around the country today," he said. "Police should be an honorable profession."

According to the Medal of Honor recipient, communication will help lessen the divide between police and the public. The retired patrolman also urged cops to assess situations better before firing their gun.

"Any case where the police use excessive force and take human life is a tragedy for the families, and society, because they leave their trust and confidence in the police. Some of these people are not criminals, but you make them criminals," he said.

One particular case that bothered Serpico was the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was shot and killed at a playground by officer Timothy Loehmann. Officers were responding to a 911 call about a male wielding a gun in the park. The caller told dispatch — twice — that the gun was "probably fake" and the person waving it was "probably a juvenile."

911 dispatcher in Tamir Rice shooting suspended for eight days
Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland officer.
"Someone called up and said, 'I think he's playing with a toy gun,' and you pull up and shoot him dead, and you call that police work? If you were afraid, why didn't you stop your car and take cover and talk to whoever it is," he said. "That's the way I used to do it. You have to respect life and this goes for everybody."

Serpico, who has developed a love for travel since his retirement, plans to share more about his time in the NYPD and his life — both before and after the force — in his upcoming book, "It's All A Lie."


Black judge refuses to step down from white officer's trial
The defense for the officer argued the judge should give up the case because of a Facebook post the judge made before he was assigned the case

May 18, 2017

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