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 the West Bank and is the author of eight books including How I Became an American Socialist (Misfit Books, 2016), Capitalism: A Structural Genocide (Zed Books, 2012), 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 politics at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada and Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia.

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 the 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).

This website contains information about the books Garry has written as well as an Articles Archive with selections from his investigative journalism work and editorial and analysis pieces that he has penned over the years. It also contains a slideshow with photos he has taken as part of his work in Colombia’s conflict zones and recordings of his music.
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Media Interviews

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 Watch Garry Leech on C-Span’s After Words program as he discusses his book Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Beacon Press, 2009).  Garry talks about the life experiences that led him to become an independent journalist and his work in Colombia’s rural conflict zones.

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Progressive Radio NetworkGarry Leech interview on CBC Radio’s Information Morning program. Garry discusses his life, including the personal experiences in Latin America that led him to become politicized and engaged in the global struggle for social justice.
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Progressive Radio NetworkGarry Leech interview on the Progressive Radio Network’s Progressive Commentary Hour where he discusses US foreign policy in Latin America including the war on drugs and the emerging challenge to US imperialism in the region.

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Progressive Radio NetworkGarry Leech interview on the Progressive Radio Network’s Gary Null Show where he discusses capitalism, genocide and other issues addressed in his book Capitalism: A Structural Genocide (Zed Books, 2012).

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KUCI RadioGarry Leech interview on KUCI’s Weekly Signals program where he discusses his detention by FARC guerrillas, the US war on drugs in Colombia and his book Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Beacon Press, 2009).

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WNYCGarry Leech interview on WNYC radio’s Leonard Lopate Show where he discusses the US war on drugs in Colombia and his book Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Beacon Press, 2009).

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