Garry Leech is an independent journalist and author whose work is rooted in the global struggle for social justice. He has worked as an investigative journalist in Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Palestine (West Bank) and is the author of nine books including Ghosts Within: Journeying Through PTSD (Roseway Publishing, 2019), Capitalism: A Structural Genocide (Zed Books, 2012), The FARC: The Longest Insurgency (Zed Books, 2011), Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Beacon Press, 2009) and Crude Interventions: The United States, Oil and the New World Disorder (Zed Books, 2006). Garry also teaches international development at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
For 13 years (1999-2012) Garry’s investigative journalism focused primarily on the US intervention in Colombia. During those years he investigated the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror” in addition to other issues related to that country’s armed conflict, human rights and globalization. His articles have appeared in numerous publications in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America as well as in Colombia Journal, an online publication he edited for eleven years (2000-2011). In November 2016, Garry was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), resulting from his work as a war correspondent.
This website contains information about the books Garry has written and an articles archive with selections from his investigative journalism work as well as editorial and analysis pieces that he has penned over the years. It also contains photos he has taken as part of his work in Colombia’s conflict zones. There are also recordings of his music and information about PTSD as well as interviews he has done with various media outlets.
.“The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.” ― Che Guevara