The CIA as Organized Crime
Coming soon at Clarity Press: The CIA as Organized Crime (but now is not the time to pre-order)
"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. This indispensable book may quite well be the best yet in the author's already singular body of work. He takes us again into that dark inner reality of policy and politics that Americans so tragically deny and evade, and gives us back a reflection there is no denying, no escaping. If there is hope for America at this moment of so many reckonings, it is out of pages like these."
Roger Morris, Author of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician
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.
Sex and Drugs and the CIA
Originally published at CounterPunch in three parts (of which only the first is available online) and later by Val Stevenson at Nth Position (an online magazine in the UK that seems to be offline now) the article was published here at Information Farm in 2010. Based on my research and interviews, the article tells how CIA/FBN Agent George White dosed Barbara Crowley Smithe (and many other people) with LSD and how the government attempted to conceal the crimes it committed.
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
Link to the document the Department of Justice posted online regarding my Privacy Act request from the CIA.
This case was heard in federal court