Essay: Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills

Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills by Michael Levine (unedited draft of essay now published in INTO THE BUZZSAW, Prometheus Press, edited by Kristina Borjesson) Everything you need to know about mainstream media’s vital role in perpetuating our nation’s three—decade, trillion dollar War on Drugs despite overwhelming evidence that it is a fraud  you can […]

Essay: The “Perception of Cover-up”

The “Perception of Cover-up” by Michael Levine On April 1, 1992,  a House committee chaired by Congressman John Conyers Jr., declared that U.S. Customs and other Federal law enforcement agencies are poorly trained, badly supervised and that there is a “perception of cover-up” for their misdeeds.[1] (emphasis mine).  At about midnight,  August 25,  1992, just […]

Essay: The Emperor is Butt Naked

The Emperor is Butt Naked by Michael Levine To the Reader:  This article was first published in 1997, four years prior to 9/11.  Imagine what a difference it might have made if mainstream media had really played its “watchdog” role and forced Congress to demand the best from our first line of defense,  instead of […]

Essay: KING RAT

KING RAT[1] The American Justice System – Where the Rat is King. by Michael Levine “Gentlemen, in this business, you’re only as good as your rats.”—Lecture on the Handling of Criminal Informants (CIs) from U.S. Treasury Law Enforcement Academy, August, 1965 “I’m looking for Mike Levine, ex-DEA,” said the man’s voice. “How’d you get this […]

Essay: Funeral Train

Funeral Train by Michael Levine “Any day is a good day to die”—Arab proverb On Saturday, June 8, 1968, I witnessed violent death. It wasn’t the first time, it wouldn’t be the last. Yet the images of that day festered in my memory for three decades. It wasn’t until recently that I understood why. It […]

Essay: I Volunteer to Kidnap Ollie North

I Volunteer to Kidnap Ollie North by Michael Levine – ©1992 We Americans have no idea how the image of our great country has suffered throughout the world as a result of our leader’s so-called war on drugs.  I just returned from an international drug symposium under the auspices of the OGD (  ), where […]