CovertAction Magazine
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Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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In the decades long tradition of award-winning investigative journalism by writers for CovertAction Quarterly, this panel will address the secretive and nefarious activities of the U.S. government in their efforts to destabilize democratic processes, both past and present. It is now ever more critical to expose such ongoing efforts: efforts that further U.S. geopolitical regional and global control while creating favorable investment climates for U.S. multinational corporations. While their goals are invariably masked in the name of “democracy and freedom,” their efforts invariably strive to exploit cheap labor and natural resources. Topics will include: American exceptionalism, ending torture, closing Guantanamo, opposing the appointment of Haspel as CIA Director given her roles in black sites and her destruction of the CIA torture videotapes, ongoing scrutiny of the National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) programs globally, ...and much more.


HESTER EISENSTEIN is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Her most recent book is Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World (Routledge).
SARAH RAYMUNDO is an Assistant Professor at the Center for International Studies, University of the Philippines-Diliman. She is a columnist in the Philippines-based alternative news agency, and is at the editorial board of Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements. She chairs... Read more
IMMANUEL NESS is Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Senior Research Associate, Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg. He is author of Southern Insurgency (Pluto, 2015), Co-Editor, with Jake Alimahomd-Wilson, Choke Points: Logistics... Read more
LOUIS WOLF was born October 31, 1940 in Dresher, Pennsylvania (then some 30 miles outside of Philadelphia), and grew up on a farm there. Attended Goddard College in Vermont (1958-63), graduated BA in 1963. Spent one year (1961) in Denmark in work-study program. Job Training Officer (1964) with... Read more
WILLIAM BLUM left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer, because of his opposition to what the United States was doing in Vietnam. He then became one of the founders and editors of the Washington Free Press, the first “alternative” newspaper... Read more