CovertAction Quarterly

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Publication.png CovertAction Quarterly  Namebase SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
CovertAction Quarterly.jpg
Founder(s)Philip Agee,  [[..|...]]
InterestsCIA, Covert operations
Local copyBroken Link: [[{{{local}}}]]
A magazine focused on US covert operations, relaunched in 2018.

CovertAction Quarterly is a publication focused on the CIA like its 'precursor' magazine CounterSpy. It was published from 1978 to 2005, but was relaunched in 2018 as CovertAction Magazine.

Legal change

Its 'Naming names' column inspired the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act which made it a crime to name US spooks.


In 1998, the magazine won an award from Project Censored for a story by Lawrence Soley in the Spring 1997 issue titled "Phi Beta Capitalism", about corporate influence on universities.[1] Another article highlighted by Project Censored was Michel Chossudovsky's 2000 claim that the World Trade Organization was an "illegal institution".[2]


In 1998 the publishers of CovertAction Quarterly decided to fire, without notice, the staff who was, on a day to day basis, involved with the production and publication of the magazine. The magazine was published only a few more years and with less frequency.[3][4]


MuckRock asked about the magazine in 2016.[5]


Several articles from CovertAction Quarterly were collected in two anthologies, Covert Action: The Roots of Terrorism (ISBN 978-1876175849) and Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars The American Way (ISBN 978-1876175641), both published in 2003.


The project has been relaunched in 2018 as CovertAction Magazine (CAM).[6] Old issues have been made available as well.


Documents sourced from CovertAction Quarterly

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:George Bush and the CIA In the Company of FriendsarticleCIA
George H. W. Bush
US/Deep state
Zapata Petroleum
1992Anthony KimeryAn overview of Bush's CIA work and related business activity.
Document:The Long Secret AlliancearticleCambodia
Khmer Rouge
Pol Pot
September 1997John PilgerThe suppressed history of US sponsorship of the genocidal Pol Pot Khymer Rouge regime in Cambodia through the 1970-80's
80 pounds thermometer.png
As of 17 April 2021, our 16 Patrons are giving £80/month, which is 4/5 of our webhosting bill. If you appreciate our efforts, please help keep this site running by donating or spreading the word about our Patreon page.