EXCLUSIVE: Unmasking the NRA’s Inner Circle
By Frank Smyth, January 16, 2013, Mother Jones

The NRA operates more like a corporation or politburo than a typical nonprofit or lobbying organization. Its shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles used in the Newtown tragedy, and a top director who lives a few miles from Newtown’s…

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Murdering with Impunity: The Rise in Terror Tactics Against News Reporters
By Frank Smyth, November 14, 2010, Harvard International Review

More journalists were killed last year than ever before. No doubt the world has become a more dangerous…

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Colombia’s Blowback
By Frank Smyth, January 3, 1997, Transnational Institute

EDITOR’S NOTE: The article below by investigative journalist Frank Smyth was published last Fall by the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam) and Accion Andina (Cochabomba, Bolivia) as a chapter titled, “La Mano Blanca en Colombia,” in the book, Crimen Uniformado [Crime in Uniform]: entre la corrupcion y la impunidad (1997). It appears in Antifa Info-Bulletin with the

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Arms and Mandela: After the Honeymoon, He Faces the Deadly Dilemmas of South Africa’s Arms Industry
By Frank Smyth, May 22, 1994, The Washington Post

The little-noticed role of South African-made arms in the catastrophe of Rwanda presents Nelson Mandela with…

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Release the Jesuit Tapes
By Thomas Long & Frank Smyth, November 13, 1990, The Village Voice

American officials in both San Salvador and Washington claim that they have cooperated “intensely” with the investigation into the murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter last November. Yet even though State Department officials finally yielded to pressure from Congress to turn over…

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Caught With Their Pants Down: Why U.S. Policy – and Intelligence – Failed in Salvador
By Frank Smyth, December 5, 1989, The Village Voice

Original story can be found here. “I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE the capability,” said a U.S. Embassy official as he sipped coffee one Saturday morning in the tropical setting of his patio. I asked him if he thought rumors of an upcoming rebel offensive were true. “We’ve heard some things,” he said. “But ESAF’s [El

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Waiting for Tet: Salvadoran Rebels Have a Plan for Sunday’s Elections
By Frank Smyth, March 21, 1989, The Village Voice

SAN SALVADOR – THE BRIGHT LIGHTS of San Salvador cut the cool night air. Large spotlights beamed from military bases along the perimeter. Closer to the center, more lights glowed atop the heavily fortified walls of the U.S. embassy. Dressed in black and armed with an M-16, one of my guerilla guides stopped along the

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