A Psychedelic History of the CIA

News for the Revolution

Agency Shrinks & LSD: From Timothy Leary to the Unabomber

By Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn
April 26, 2015
Counter Punch

Theodore Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber. Image: Pinterest

On June 17, 1999 the state of Texas put to death by lethal injection John Stanley Faulder, a Canadian who had been convicted in 1977 of murdering Inez Phillips, an oil heiress. Faulder’s case received more press attention than most executions these days, mainly because the Canadian government tried to intervene on his behalf and urged Texas governor George W. Bush to spare his life. Unmoved by arguments that after his arrest Faulder had been denied his right to consult with officials from the Canadian embassy, Bush sent him to the death chamber.

What went entirely unmentioned by the American press was that 37 years ago Stanley Faulder had been the unwitting victim of medical experiments partially funded by the CIA…

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