More on Kennedy Assassination: Evidence Seen by JFK’s Doctor Suppressed

ARRB Smothers George Burkley Comment The highly anticipated release of long-withheld US government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is scheduled for October 26. In the runup to this event, the media have devoted more attention to this history-altering political murder than at any time since […]

Want to Support the Troops? Stop Sending Them to Die in Meaningless Wars

America’s longest war continues. I get really emotional when I watch videos of members of the armed forces coming home after a long deployment to surprise their loved ones. I put myself in the shoes of these families who were separated for months and can feel the love. Then I […]

High Drug Prices and Pharma – What Will Voters Do About It?

Will Voter Anger About High Drug Prices Overcome Big Pharma? Today Ohio — Tomorrow the Nation? Skyrocketing drug prices are forcing millions of Americans to make tough choices. Will they spend their money on groceries or prescription drugs? Will they be able to afford the prescribed dose of medicine or […]

WHOWHATWHY- Bitcoin: The Power and Peril of Cryptocurrency

Wells Fargo recently warned its investors about a possible downturn in the value of bitcoin after the digital currency’s value soared to a record-breaking $3,000 in early June. The world’s second-largest bank typically abstains from such speculations, but bitcoin’s growing influence in the financial world is becoming nearly impossible for […]

Deep History and the Global Drug Connection, Part 5: CIA In Latin America

Introduction by Russ Baker: Professor Peter Dale Scott sees what the rest of us miss. His decades-long investigation of the connections between the hugely lucrative and unstoppable global drug trade and the national security apparatus is unparalleled. The details are also highly complex and a challenge to absorb. Nevertheless, they […]

15 Years after Invasion, Afghanistan Is a Mess Nobody Talks About

By Bob Hennelly Wait Til You Read about Ghost Soldiers and Other Fraud The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning for years that the multi-billion dollar rebuilding effort by the US was awash in waste, fraud and corruption that has helped the Taliban thrive. Why is this […]

The Full Truth about 9/11 Would Change US-Saudi Relationship, Graham Says

Fifteen years after 9/11, there is still much we don’t know. According to former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), who chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-chaired the Congressional Joint Inquiry, the recently released “28 Pages” of classified information about the Saudi connection is “only the cork out of […]

9/11 Was Devastating. But Was the Response Even Worse?

“I can hear you!” President George W. Bush declared, to cheers and ‘U-S-A’ chants, when he stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center three days after the attack. “The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will […]

9/11’s Known Knowns

WhoWhatWhy – September 8, 2016 | Jeff Clyburn Years of willful deception, the sands of time, and simple neglect all tend to cloud our perception of the reality of history. This is especially true for politically radioactive topics like 9/11.With the debate over 9/11 heating up as the 15th anniversary […]

Russ Baker on the Saudi-9/11 Coverup, Part II

Would the US have been able to sell the invasion of Iraq to the American public and its allies if Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11 attacks had been known? That is the central question WhoWhatWhy’s Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker discusses in the second part of his interview on the […]

Lawyers and Some States Fight to Protect Secret Shell Companies

Posted  August 15, 2016 | Celia Wexler If you’re a drug dealer, human trafficker or terrorist looking to hide your assets, you can get a sweet deal in the US. Forget hiding your money in Panama and hoping a leak of documents does not expose your chicanery a la the […]

Russ Baker on the Saudi-9/11 Coverup

Russ Baker on the Saudi-9/11 Coverup – WhoWhatWhy Some people view the release of the infamous “28 Pages” on the involvement of Saudi Arabia in the attacks of September 11, 2001 as the end of a process. But WhoWhatWhy’s Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker points out that the new section raises more […]

Release of the ‘28 Pages’ Raises More Questions

Russ Baker discusses the release of the infamous ‘“28 pages” that link high-ranking Saudi officials to the 9/11 attacks. But instead of answering all questions, the redacted document raises more. Here’s Denver radio host Peter Boyles in conversation with WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker about the release of the long-withheld “28 […]

Official 9/11 Narrative on Life Support

Revelations in 28 Pages Don’t Align With 9/11 Commission Conclusions Official 9/11 Narrative on Life Support – WhoWhatWhy With the declassification Friday afternoon of the infamous “28 Pages,” the foundation of the official 9/11 narrative is really beyond repair at this point. Al Qaeda did not act alone in carrying […]

Who Will Control Access to Internet News?

Internet Giants Are Jockeying to Control What News You Get to See Google has entered the fray to do battle with Facebook and others as the place where online content lives. If these efforts are successful, people will increasingly stop visiting websites as we know them. They will get all […]

9/11, the Saudis and those 28 Pages — a WhoWhatWhy Backgrounder

Somewhere — between those who blindly accept what the government says about 9/11, and those who blindly accept various theories  about who was really behind the 9/11 attacks  — is a space we call journalism. It is a space we at WhoWhatWhy have sought to inhabit on this incredibly controversial, […]

Picks from Whowhatwhy.org (war crimes, encryption, profits too high?)

PICKS PICKS are stories from many sources, selected by our editors or recommended by our readers because they are important, surprising, troubling, enlightening, inspiring, or amusing. They appear on our site and in our daily newsletter. Please send suggested articles, videos, podcasts, etc. to picks@whowhatwhy.org. French Journalist Jailed for Contempt […]

Snowden on Apple Case: Security for All or Security for None

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has called the legal battle between Apple and the US government “the most important tech case in a decade.” In an interview at the Liberty Forum last month, Snowden, speaking from his exile in Russia, said the choice in this fight is whether “all of us […]

Selma at 51: MLK Warned That Apathy Was the Real Killer

Fifty-one years ago today, a peaceful march of civil rights supporters that began in Selma, Alabama, was violently halted when demonstrators tried to cross Edmund Pettus Bridge. The photos and videos of “Bloody Sunday” went around the world and provided undeniable proof of the brutality used to stop the civil […]

Bank Sued Over Cartel Money Laundering

The Go-To Bank for Mexican Cartels Finds Itself in Hot Water — Again Banks and drug cartels have some things in common. They are both very lucrative businesses and not particularly popular with the general public. And, of course, they use copious amounts of each other’s products – at least […]