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Today's Stories
February 18 - 20, 2011
Alexander Cockburn
The Tweet and Rwvolution
Shah Noori /
Gareth Porter
From a Bombed Village
Esam Al-Amin
Anatomy of Egypt's Revolution (Part Two)
Steve Hendricks
On the Trail of CIA Kidnappers
Paul Craig Roberts
Obama's Budget: a Tool for Class War
Marc Levy
The Medic at Rest: Dead is Dead
Afshin Rattansi
From the Palestinian Authority to the Adam Smith Institute
Ramzy Baroud
The Middle East is Changing
Rannie Amiri
Blood on the Streets of Bahrain
Christopher Fons
Raising the Stakes in Wisconsin
Paul Buhle
"We're Not Gonna Take It:" Notes From Madison
John Sinclair
Higher Ground: Das Kapital of Hemp
Jeffrey St. Clair
How Green Became the Color of Money: Getting Gored
Sam Husseini
Immolation Revolutions
Brian Cloughley
US Diplomatic Double Standards
Eric Walberg
Why Did Egyptians Succeed, Where Americans Fail?
Yonatan Mendel
How "Democracy" Got Strangled in Its Crib
Nicola Nasser
Palestinian Deadline Doomed
Tolu Olorunda
Home is Where the Hatred Is: a Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: Judge Cardone
David Macaray
Conflict of Interest, Hollywood-Style
Margaret Kimberley
George Washington, Slave Holder
Laura Flanders
What We Still Haven't Learned About Rape
Binoy Kampmark
Sexualizing Violence: the Lara Logan Case
Franklin Lamb Lebanon: Tawtin or Return
Chellis Glendinning
Driving Bolivia
Ron Jacobs
Fearful Nation
Thomas Mountain
Storm Clouds Over South Sudan
Linh Dinh
Channel Surfing the Revolution
William A. Cook
Now is the Time for Palestine
David Ker Thomson
Sex, Violence and Ugly Portuguese Men
Anthony Papa
Tainted Crime Lab, Bad Convictions?
Kenneth Glasgow / Dorsey Nunn
Building a Movement of Ex-Prisoners
Charles R. Larson
Bollywood Noir?
Peter Stone Brown
Where is Phil Ochs When We Really Need Him?
David Yearsley
The Rise and Fall of Adolph Hasse
Poets' Basement
Three by Grzegorz Wróblewski
February 17, 2011
Esam Al-Amin
Anatomy of Egypt's Revolution
Mike Whitney
Egypt's Workers Revolt
James Zogby
Arab Voices Matter
Russell Mokhiber
The Criminal Case Against BP
Chellis Glendinning
Love in a Time of Freakout: Bolivia and the Infinite Front
Christopher Fons
Prairie Fire in Madison
Tom Engelhardt
Waist Deep in the Washington Quagmire
Kevin Zeese
Hillary's Hypocrisy: HRC Babbles Pieties, While Ray McGovern is Abused
Brian J. Horejsi
Bison Abuse in Yellowstone: Politics Trumps Science
Sam Husseini
Already Forgetting Egypt's Dead
Dave Lindorff
One Rule for Foreign Consulates in the US, Another for US Consulates Abroad
Peter Stone Brown
Where is Phil Ochs When We Really Need Him?
Website of the Day
Shell's Plan to Frack the Sacred Headwaters
February 16, 2011
Kathleen Christison
The US as Israel's Enabler in the Middle East
Carl Finamore
Beyond Tahrir Square
M.G. Piety
The Age of Idiocy: We Can't Think Anymore; We Can Only Count
Steve Breyman
How to End US Reliance on Dictators
Steve Champion
Gang Validation: a New Inquisition
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: Quicksand
Harvey Wasserman
Obama's $36 Billion Nuke Giveaway
Dean Baker
Heckuva Job, Alan! Greenspan at Brookings
Linda Greene
Greens vs. the FBI
Christopher Fons
All Out War on Workers' Rights in Wisconsin!
Tamer Bahgat /
Khalid El-Sherif
Completing Egypt's Revolution
Laura Flanders
The Culture War on Jobs
Carmen Yarrusso
Forcing Congressional Accountability
Website of the Day
Playing the Rape Card
 
February 15, 2011
Vijay Prashad
The Long Arab Revolution
Ralph Nader
18 Days That Shook Egypt
Raouf J. Halaby
Mahfouz's Prophesy
Franklin C. Spinney
Posturing Twits in the Howling Wilderness of the Pentagon's Budget Debate
José Pertierra
The Inspector From Cuba
David Macaray
NFL Owners vs. Players: Three Myths About Pro Athletes and Their Unions
John V. Walsh
Carter Harassed with $5 Million Suit by Israeli Lawyers
Jen Marlowe
A Palestinian Odyssey in a Middle East Ablaze
Fidel Castro
The Revolutionary Rebellion in Egypt
Brenda Norrell
Wikileaks on the US and Peru: Spying on Indigenous Groups, Defending Mining Companies
Yasmeen Ali
International Law is Clear That Diplomatic Immunity is Not Absolute
Website of the Day
Deforestation and Emerging Diseases
February 14, 2011
Victoria Brittain
The Siddiqui Case: Lawyers Release EXplosive, Secretly Recorded Tape
Carl Finamore
Cairo, One Day After Mubarak
Naseer Aruri
Democracy and the US Dilemma in Egypt
Uri Avnery
Tsunami in Egypt
Mohammed Bamyeh
Egypt's Great Awakening
Gareth Porter
Deferring to Petraeus
Israel Shamir
Cuba in the Wikileaks Mirror: an Undying Obsession
Dean Baker
Finance Myths
Diana Johnstone
The Culture of Impunity, NATO Style
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: The War Against the Evidence From Cuba
Umberto Mazzei
International Speculation and Rising Food Prices
Mark Scaramella
Unconstitutionality of Obamacare
Website of the Day
Time-Lapse of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945
February 11 - 13, 2011
Alexander Cockburn
Ain't That Good News!
Esam Al-Amin
Egypt's Judgment Day
Tariq Ali
Toppling the Autocrat
James Zogby
Politics and Nonsense on Egypt
David Porter
The Triumph of Leaderless Revolutions
Sasan Fayazmanesh The Nature of "Revolutions" in the Middle East
Nawal el Saadawi
The Egyptian Revolution Unfolds: an Account From Tahrir Square
Ramzy Baroud
Listen to Egypt Roar
Rannie Amiri
The End of Humiliation
Mike Whitney
Bernanke's Bubblenomics
Jeffrey St. Clair
The Nature of Ronald Reagan
Larry Portis
Tear Gassed in the Cévennes
Mark Schuller
Situation Dire: the Shell Game of Haiti's Reconstruction
Rick A. Kuhn
The Keynesian Moment Passes
Lawrence Velvel, Michael Coyne and Sherwood Ross
The White Bar: How Minorities and the Poor are Kept Out of U.S. Law Schools
M. Reza Pirbhai
Blasphemy and the Status Quo in Pakistan
Saul Landau
Covering the Revolutions
Walden Bello
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle
Walter Brasch
Obama and the Patriot Act: an Unconstitutional Continuity
Conn Hallinan
The Irish Elections and the Ghost of Padraic Pearse
Nouri Gana
Tunisia: Exporting Revolution
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: the Gathering Storm
Brad Thomson
The Domestic War on Protesters
Shaukat Qadir
Why Did Joe Biden Rush to Visit Pakistan?
Niranjan Ramakrishnan
Gandhi on the Nile
Ron Jacobs
Autumn of the Pharaoh
Mary Lynn Cramer
Why No Reporters in Suez?
Sébastien Lapaque
France's Intangible Cuisine
Randel Hanson
Local Harvest for an Urban Landscape
Richard Ward
We Are Not All Egyptians: a Dispatch from New Mexico
Cecil Brown
The Conservative Plot to Hijack Zora Neale Hurston
Missy Beattie
Rubbled Raw
David Ker Thomson
Guns Don't Kill People, Bullets Do
Christopher Brauchli
The Joys of Tax Fraud
Dr. Susan Block
Lupercalian Valentine's Day
Charles R. Larson
Uruguay's Conscience
David Yearsley
Faking It With the Black-Eyed Peas and Obama
Poets' Basement
Three by Linh Dinh
 
February 10, 2011
Kevin Gray
Obama and Egyptian Liberation
Thomas H. Naylor
American Duplicity in Egypt
Mike Whitney
QE 2 Sets Off Inflation Alarms
Marc H. Ellis
Tahrir Square, Jerusalem
Chase Madar
An Opening Statement for the Defense of Bradley Manning
James Ridgeway
On 9/11, Rumsfeld Fiddled, While Cheney Ran the Country
Dave Lindorff
US Terror Campaign in Pakistan?
Jane Slaughter
In Egypt, the Strikers Take Center Stage
Salwa Ismail
Egypt's Dignity Revolution
Gerald E. Scorse
How the Affluent Slip Away
Paul Krassner
Why I Fled Facebook
Website of the Day
International Shark Attack File
February 9, 2011
Esam Al-Amin
Meet Egypt's Future Leaders
Vijay Prashad
Two Pillars of Cynicism
Chris Floyd
On the Streets of Cairo
Dean Baker
The Levers of Power
Linn Washington, Jr.
Defending Crooked Cops
Mark Vorpahl
Union Victory in Oregon
David Macaray
If You Can't Trust a Greedy Multinational Corporation, Who Can You Trust?
Steven Colatrella
From Tiananmen to Tahrir Square
Roberto Rodriguez
How Far Can Arizona Secede?
Andrew Taggart
In the Land of Bloombergia
William A. Cook
Caught in the Crossfire
Charles R. Larson
The Beatification of Ronald Reagan
Website of the Day
Leveling Appalachia
February 8, 2011
Dave Lindorff
The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists
Mike Whitney
Why Another Financial Crash is Certain
Ralph Nader
Time for Democracy in Egypt
Gareth Porter
Shattering the Myth of Taliban / Al Qaeda Ties
Steve Breyman Surreal Politik: Arab Revolts and the Dream of Palestine
Brett Warnke
Obama's Onslaught on Community Action
Ron Jacobs
Suleiman and the Muslim Brotherhood
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: the Battle for the Passport
Tarecq M. Amer
The Egypt Endgame
Mark Weisbrot
How to Reduce Unemployment and Revive the Economy
Brian M. Downing
Conflict and Opportunity in Post-Mubarak Egypt
Dennis Hans
Ronnie's Butchers: Reagan's Third World Reign of Terror
Linh Dinh
Exporting the Super Bowl
Manuel Garcia, Jr.
Where's Hendrix When You Really Need Hm? The Nationals and Their Anthems
Website of the Day
The CIA's Man in Cairo
February 7, 2011
Tariq Ali
Pakistan: Can It Get Worse? Yes!
Paul Craig Roberts
Kleptocrats at Work
John L. Esposito
The Muslim Brotherhood and Democracy in Egypt
Bill Quigley
Swiss Miss Bush: Bush Ducks Geneva Criminal Torture Charges
Robert Fisk
Frank Wisner's Two Hats
Barry M. Lando
Kissinger on Egypt
George Wuerthner
A Bloody Smokescreen: Bison Slaughter in Yellowstone Begins Again
Kara N. Tina
"We're Not Leaving Until Mubarak Leaves:" an Interview with Egyptian Journalist Hassam el-Hamalawy
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Sleeps Like a Baby
Dennis Bernstein
More Than a Facebook Revolution: an Interview with Egyptian Blogger "Sandmonkey"
Russell Mokhiber
Bush at the Super Bowl: "This Small, Horrible Human Being"
Harvey Wasserman
Socialism Triumphs at the Super Bowl
Website of the Day
Why Tunis? Why Cairo?
 
February 4 - 6, 2011
Alexander Cockburn
The God That's Failing
Esam Al-Amin
Mubarak's Last Gasps
Alison Weir
Egypt, the US and the Israel Lobby
Mike Whitney
The Student Loan Swindle
Paul Craig Roberts
Americans are Oppressed, Too
Jeffrey St. Clair
How Green Became the Color of Money: Smoke Screens
Robert Alvarez
Food, Egypt and Wall Street
Rannie Amiri
Egypt: the Sleeper Awakens
William Blum
From Portugal to Egypt: a Cautionary Tale
Linda Greene
The Environmental Causes of Cancer
Danny Glover /
Saul Landau
Visiting Gerardo in Prison
Robert Sandels
Revealing Nonsense
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
My Return to Haiti
Will Parrish
Drinking Our Rivers Dry: Water and Wine
Peter Lee
Adios Stuart Levey: Mr. Insubordination Makes His Exit
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: the Soap Opera Matters More Than the Truth
Ronnie Cummins Monsanto Nation: Exposing Monsanto's Minions
James Ridgeway
Swapping a Dictator for a Torturer
Laura Carlsen
Napolitano in Texas: Tough Talk; Little Coherence
David Correia
Democracy, Capitalism and Technology: Understanding Social Unrest in Egypt and Tunisia
Steven Colatrella
Revolution is Back
Michael Leonardi
Islamophobia Sweeps Europe
Michael Shane Boyle
The Eviction of Liebig 14
David Macaray
Organized Labor in the Crosshairs
Fred Gardner
Bad, Bad USSR
P. Sainath
India's Biggest Press Scandal Censored by India's Press Barons
Louisa Willcox
Bear-ly Scientific: Why Yellowstone Grizzly Policy Undermines Obama's Pledge for Scientific Integrity
Christopher Brauchli
Redefining Rape, and Other Pressing Matters
David Ker Thomson
Why Leftists Should Not Support a "Peaceful Transfer" of Power
Missy Beattie
Cut the Cards
Walter Brasch
The Sled Dog Killer
Wallace Shawn
Why I Call Myself a Socialist
Charles R. Larson
Black Writers Talk About Their Writing
Samer al Saber
Alice in Dangerland
Hugh Iglarsh
Rescreening Dr. Strangelove
David Yearsley
Music for the Sickbed
Poets' Basement
Louise and Taylor
Website of the Weekend
El Tahir Square Field Hospital
February 3, 2011
David H. Price
Challenging America's Pharaoh
Mike Roselle
Mammoth Spruce No 1 Mine Goes Forward Despite EPA Veto
Franklin Spinney
How Much Should We Spend on National Defense?
Dean Baker
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Joshua Farouk Georgy
The Egyptian Uprising in the American Media
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: Questions Are Not Evidence, But They Sway
Daniel Gross
Death in a New York Food Sweatshop
Fidel Castro
Mubarak's Fate is Sealed
Dyab Abou Jahjah
On the Barricades
Michael True
Blind Faith in American Militarism
Charles R. Larson
Black Writers Talk About Their Writing
Website of the Day
Leave the Libraries Alone
February 2, 2011
Vijay Prashad
The Empire's Bagman: Frank Wisner in Cairo
Tariq Ali
An Arab 1848:  Despots Totter and Fall
Peter Lee
Twittering the Revolution
Feriel Bouhafa
Defining the Tunisian Revolution
Suzy Kassem
Why Egyptians are Calling Obama the "Black Bush"
Clarence Lusane
Confederacy Redux?
Ralph Nader
What About Free and Fair Elections in the US?
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: Judge Cardone at the Center of the Drama
Thomas Naylor
F-35s, Drone Aircraft, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Honorary Degrees at the University of Vermont
Khristopher Flack
Monsanto: Democracy's Terminator Gene
Linh Dinh
Burning Truth
Nick Dearden
South Sudan Should Not be Born Into Debt
Website of the Day
How LBJ Ordered Pants
February 1, 2011
Esam Al-Amin
The Making of Egypt's Revolution
Lana Asfour
In the Wake of the Jasmine Revolution: a Dispatch From Tunisia
Corinna Mullin
Obama and the Despots of the Middle East
Paul Craig Roberts
American Hypocrisy in the Middle East
Gareth Porter
Why Washington Clings to a Failed Middle East Strategy
Israel Shamir
BBC Joins Smear Campaign Against Assange and Wikileaks
Michael Brenner
The NYT v. Assange: Keller's Hatchet Job
Pothik Ghosh
A New Horizon for the Arab People? Vijay Prashad on the Arab Revolt
David Macaray
Egyptian Labor Unions Lead the Way
James R. King
The Arab World Shakes: Is the US on Solid Ground?
Andrew Levine
Obama the Deregulationist
Adam Federman
Fracking With Diesel
Daniel Crawford
Ireland: Land of Thieves, Charlatans and Sodomites
Ahmad Barqawi
Every Square is a Tahir Square
Website of the Day
Torture in Mubarak's Egypt
January 31, 2011
Stephen Soldz
The Torture Career of Egypt's New Vice President
Kathleen Christison
A Wikileak on the US and Al- Jazeera: Blaming (and Killing) the Messenger
Mike Whitney
The FCIC Report: Another Whitewash for Wall Street
Liaquat Ali Khan
When the Arab Street Enforces the Constitution
Pothik Ghosh
The New Arab Revolts: an Interview with Vijay Prashad on Egypt
Ron Jacobs
Is the Game Really Over for Mubarak?
Nicola Nasser
American Confusion: a Strategic Crossroads in the Middle East
Franklin C. Spinney
Did Obama's Promise Trigger the Arab Revolt?
Jonathan Cook
Can the Palestinian Authority Survive?
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles Trial: The Fear, the Courage and the Bomb
Lawrence Davidson
Tunisia, Then Egypt: Why Now?
P. Sainath
The Lurch of the Lemmings
Charles R. Larson
This Revolution is Brought to You by Al-Jazeera
Website of the Day
Visualizing Egypt's Internet Blackout
January 28 - 30, 2011
Alexander Cockburn
President Gasbag
Gary Leupp
The Egyptian Revolution: a Very Fine Thing
Bill Quigley
Pam Spees
Seems Like Old Times in Honduras
Mike Whitney
Treasury Yields are Blinking Red
Paul Craig Roberts
The Dissolving Constitution
Jeffrey St. Clair
How Green Became the Color of Money: a Touch of Babbittry
Saul Landau
Clockwork Orange America
Ranni Amiri
A Welcome End to the Hariri Era
Franklin Lamb Hezbollah is the New Government of Lebanon. Now What?
Conn Hallinan
Lebanon: the Roots of the Crisis
Graham MacPhee
Great Britain in the Middle East: Is the Empire Really Over?
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh
Inside Obamanomics
Anthony DiMaggio
Americans on Austerity
Rahul Mahajan
Cutting the Corporate Income Tax
José Pertierra
Abascal's Testimony Damages Posada's Defense
Jim Haber
60 Years of Disaster at the Nevada Test Site
Ronnie Cummins
The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto
Ramzy Baroud
Remaking Tunisia
Joshua Sperber
Another Professor Fired for Views on Middle East
Sara Mann
Pictures of Devastation
David Rosen
The Return to Social Darwinism
Russell Mokhiber
Two Systems of Justice
Sherwood Ross
Torture in US Prisons
Robert Jensen
Technological Fundamentalism
Binoy Kampmark
The Revolution Shall be Tweeted: Social Media and the Egyptian Protests
Liam Hysjulien
What Class Says About Food
Devon G. Peña
Wal-Mart, Food Deserts and Genuine Sovereignty
David Macaray
The UAW v. Indian Casinos
Harry Clark
When Palestine Was at Stake
Laura Flanders
Setting the Story Straight on "Snowdown"
Sherwood Ross
Torture in US Prisons
Christopher Brauchli
Balancing the Budget by Starving the Students
David Ker Thomson
Why Do We Write?
Missy Beattie
Doing It Big
Charles R. Larson Salinger, Still Unknowable
Ron Jacobs
Blasts From the Past: From Stevie Wonder to Gil Scott-Heron
David Yearsley
Bach Amid the Turbid Floodwaters of Sin
Poets' Basement
Beatty, Moser and Chaet
Website of the Weekend
Resources on Egypt
January 27, 2011
Tariq Ali
Bernard-Henri Lévy Indicted!
Andrew Bacevich
Why Military Spending is Untouchable
Don Monkerud
Corruption at the Supreme Court
José Pertierra
Posada Carriles: the Man in the Gray Woolen Suit
Deepak Tripathi
The Law of the Jungle
Laura Flynn
Reliving Duvalier; Waiting for Aristide
Laura Flanders
No Words for Egypt, Mr. President?
Russell Mokhiber
Why Do Americans Take It in the Face?
Harvey Wasserman
Obama and Our Disney Nukes
Roberto Rodriguez
In Defense of Indigenous Studies
Website of the Day
Love Poems of Stew Albert
January 26, 2011
Jonathan Cook
Israel's Peacemakers Unmasked
Michael Neumann
The "Corrupt Betrayers" of the Palestinian People
Thomas H. Naylor
The Politics of Violence in America
Mike Whitney
Haiti: Prisoners on Their Own Island
David Correia
Dying to be a Carpenter
José Pertierra
The Tip of the Iceberg: Posada Carriles Trial, Day 7
Edward Herman /
David Peterson
Assange and Posada in the Propaganda System
Dave Lindorff
The Persecution of Pvt. Bradley Manning
Sergio Ferrari
Toward a Global Solution Outside the System: an Interview with Eric Toussaint on the Dakar WSF
Stewart J. Lawrence A Left / Tea Party Alliance?
Website of the Day
Taking to the Streets of Cairo
January 25, 2011
Kathleen Christison
The Palestine Papers
Fred Gardner
Reefer Madness Forever: Califano Tries to Pin Tucson Shooting on Pot
Maureen Murphy
My Summons: A Federal Fishing Expedition Against Antiwar Groups
Winslow T. Wheeler
The Problems with the 'Gorgon Stare' Surveillance System
Ralph Nader
The Overuse of Antibiotics
José Pertierra
The Posada Carriles Trial: First, the Lies
David Macaray
Mental Illness on the Factory Floor
Boadiba
Haiti Quake Journal: Where Urban Legends Come to Life
Russell Mokhiber
Is the Vermont Health Plan Single Payer?
Sam Smith
Feast for Fools: Why the Obama Birth Certificate Story Won't Go Away
Website of the Day
The Wal-Mart of Weed?
January 24, 2011
Joann Wypijewski
Milton Rogovin: Portraitist to the People
Steve Breyman
The War on Public Workers
M. G. Piety
Happiness, Misery and the Economy: the Idiocy of the Ivory Study
Mike Whitney
The Most Business-Friendly President Ever?
Clancy Sigal
The Mind of Jared Lee Loughner
José Pertierra
Art's Theater: Day 5 of the Posada Carriles Trial
Linh Dinh
Inside the Charnel House
Dean Baker
Demographic Nonsense
Martha Rosenberg
Seroquel's Toll
Dave Lindorff
Is GE's Jeffrey Immelt Really an American?
Bouthaina Shaaban
What Arabs Could Learn From Japan
Website of the Day
The Palestine Papers
January 21 - 23, 2011
Alexander Cockburn
Collateral Damage
Steve Hendricks
Exporting Torture, Courting Prosecution ... Still
Jeffrey St. Clair
How Green Became the Color of Money: Gestures of Goodwill
Laura Carlsen
The Murdered Women of Juarez
Peter Lee
Hu Are You?
Melissa Checker
Pipeline Safety: an Explosive Situation
Saul Landau /
Nelson P. Valdes
The Context of Cuba's Crisis
Patrick Cockburn
The Lethal Ignorance of Tony Blair
Conn Hallinan
Latin America: the Empire Strikes Back
Will Parrish
Sonoma County, Banana Republic of Wine Grapes
José Pertierra
The Lead Prosecutor in the Cuban Five Case Refused a DHS Request to Press Criminal Charges Against Posada Carriles
Rannie Amiri
Two Ousted Leaders
Ron Jacobs
The Feds Go Fishing
Michael Leonardi
An Ecological Bomb in the Mediterranean
Mark Vorpahl
The Forgotten Jobless
Heather Gray
Will the Tea Party Congress Block Justice for Black Farmers?
Ramzy Baroud
Generalizing Tunisia
Nicola Nasser
The US Has a Choice in Tunisia
Manuel Garcia, Jr.
American Decline
Christopher Brauchli
The FDA and the Death Penalty
Michael Winship
Chevron's Crude Attacks
David Macaray
What Goes Around, Comes Around
David Zlutnick
Occupation Has No Future
Joe Allen
Defender of the Movement
Fidel Castro
Food Crisis: the Time Has Come to Do Something
Rupal Oza
With Us Or Against Us
Stephen Fleischman
The Depth of the Betrayal
David Ker Thomson
Lock Heed
Christopher Carrico
Insurgent Anthropologies
Missy Beattie
Into the Future
Farzana Versey
Questioning Eros
Charles R. Larson
Ceausescu's Bleak Romania
Larry Portis
The People's War to Come: Iciar Bollain's "Even the Rain"
Doug Loranger
Phil Ochs's Tragedy and Our Own
David Yearsley
Black Swan, Dark Power
Poets' Basement
Ford, Orloski and Lee
January 20, 2011
Cecilia Zarate-Laun
Gold v. Water: Greystar's Threat to Colombia
Vicente Navarro
Was Picasso Apolitical?
José Pertierra
A Voice From the Past in El Paso
Patrick Cockburn
Catastrophes on Camera
Russell Mokhiber
Insurance Execs Target William Hsiao
Denis O'Hearn
A Welcome Prison Victory at Youngstown
Ira Chernus
Why Are We Still in Afghanistan?
Mark Weisbrot
Aristide Should be Allowed to Return to Haiti
Dave Lindorff
In Praise of Incivility in Politics
Sam Smith
Building Little Republics in a Collapsing Empire
Website of the Day
Loyalty Oaths at the United Way?
January 19, 2011
Kathleen Christison
Wikileaks Cables on Israel's Gaza Onslaught
Esam Al-Amin
The Fall of the West's Little Dictator
José Pertierra
El Paso Diary: Notes From the Trial of Luis Posada Carriles
Dean Baker
The Economists Forgive Themselves
John Walsh
An Anti-Interventionist Looks at China
Laura Flanders
Cutting Taxes is Killing the Economy
Joe Mowrey
Imperial Shooting Sprees
Stewart J. Lawrence
Ganja Yoga: Posturing for Pot Legalization?
Mickey Z.
Downsize or Modify? A Conversation With Noam Chomsky
Carl Finamore
Hyatt Sues Hotel Workers Union
Website of the Day
Sarah Palin Battle Theme (Disco Edit)
January 18, 2011
Michael Hudson
Jeffrey Sommers
The Death of "Social Europe"
Mark Rudd
From Terrorism to Nonviolence: an Ex-Weather Underground Radical on the Tucson Shootings
Sasan Fayazmanesh
Who Killed the Iranian Physics Professors?
Gareth Porter
50 Years After Ike's Speech: From Military-Industrial Complex to Permanent War State
Jonathan Cook
The Death of the Israeli Left
Ralph Nader
Recharging the UAW
Russell Mokhiber
Auto Safety and the Supreme Court
Mike Whitney
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Steve Breyman
The Gipper at 100: Reagan, Reagan Jr and Alzheimer's
Clancy Sigal
Left Till the End
Website of the Day
Born in the Backwoods: the History of Boogie-Woogie
January 17, 2011
Frank Bardacke
Farewell to the Utterly Unique John Ross
Andrew Cockburn
Pentagon Ecstatic Over New Chinese "Threat"
Jason Hribal
A Message From Tatiana: When Zoo Animals Resist
Bill Quigley
MLK Injustice Index 2011: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US
Max Ajl
Winter Break in Gaza
William Loren Katz
Devastating Hope: the Pentagon and the King Legacy
Andrew Levine Monica Lewinsky, Where Are You Now That We Need You ... Again?
Max Kantar
Race and America's Criminal Justice System
Yvonne Ridley
The People's Revolution in Tunisia
B. R. Gowani
The Blasphemy Law: Islamic Fundament-alism in Pakistan
Alan Farago
Skin Tight at the Golden Globes
Website of the Day
A CableGate Browser
January 14 -16, 2011
Alexander Cockburn
The Tucson Memorial: Politics is Everywhere
Petra Bartosiewicz
The Accidental Terrorist: How Rebecca Rubin Became a "Most Wanted" Woman
Jeffrey St. Clair
How Green Became the Color of Money: Clintonian Environmentalism
Walden Bello
The Triumph of Austerity
Yvonne Ridley
Tonight We Are All Tunisians
Thomas H. Naylor
China Plays the Euro Card
Rannie Amiri
The Well-Deserved Collapse of Lebanon's Government
Jennifer Van Bergen
Watch the Watchers
Jonathan Feldman
Investing in Fox News: the Political Economy of Character Assassination
Alison Weir
Shot in the Head
Conn Hallinan
Killing Peace in Afghanistan
Saul Landau
Something is Rotten in the State of a Bank
Fawzia Afzal-Khan Dead in My Tracks: Salmaan Taseer, the Mullah of Bourbon St and Freud's Uncanny
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The World According to Rep. Steve King
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Richard Ward
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Ann Jones
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Alan Farago
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Jonathan W. Martin
Bankers Laugh, Whilst the Country Wilts
David Macaray
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Daniel Gross
Union Victory at Starbucks
Kieran Manjarrez
Hate Speech and Free Speech
Laura Flanders
The Violence of the Broken Economy
David Ker Thomson
Weals: Many Nowtopias; One Revolution
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M. Shahid Alam
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Dr. Susan Block
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Ron Jacobs
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Eric Walberg
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Charles R. Larson
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David Yearsley
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January 13, 2011
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Franklin Lamb
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Joel Olson
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Website of the Day
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January 12, 2011
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A Brief for Animals
Jennifer Loewenstein
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Vijay Prashad
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Manuel Garcia, Jr.
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Website of the Day
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January 11, 2011
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William D. Hartung
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Mike Whitney
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Israel Shamir
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Anthony DiMaggio
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Bill Quigley /
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Sam Smith
The Blood on Our Floor
Joseph Massad
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Website of the Day
Modern Utopians: Communes of the 60s and 70s
January 10, 2011
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Paul Craig Roberts
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Chris Floyd
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Andrew Levine Shared Delusions: Obama Apologists and Tea Partiers
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Dave Lindorff
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Website of the Day
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January 7 - 9, 2011
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Franklin Lamb
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Mike Whitney
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Chase Madar
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Ron Jacobs
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January 6, 2011
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Website of the Day
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January 5, 2011
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Mike Whitney
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Israel Shamir
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January 4, 2011
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January 3, 2011
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Wikileaks, the US, Sweden and Devil's Island
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December 29, 2010
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Drug Industry Fraud
David Macaray
Wal-Mart Strikes Again
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The Absurdity of Hi-Tech Servitude
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An Interview with Ron Jacobs
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Website of the Day
Legalize Pot? Pat Robertson, Yes; Joe Biden, No Way
December 24-26, 2010
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December 23, 2010
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Dean Baker
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The 12 Days of Wikileaks
 
December 21, 2010
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Website of the Day
Strict Creationism and the American Mind
 
December 20, 2010
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Max Blumenthal
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Mike Whitney
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Carl Finamore
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Greg Moses
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Fidel Castro
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John Severino
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Dark Light: the Art of Blind Photographers
December 17 - 19, 2010
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Franklin Spinney
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Gareth Porter
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Clarence Lusane
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Eric Stoner
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John Carroll, MD
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Nick Dearden /
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Robert Alvarez
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Saul Landau
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Rannie Amiri
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Chuck Collins
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Ron Jacobs
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Charlotte Dennett
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John Blair
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David Ker Thomson
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Martha Rosenberg
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Sam Smith
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Missy Beattie
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Laura Flanders
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Randall Amster
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Ron Ridenour
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Dr. Suzy Block
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December 16, 2010
Alan Farago
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Peter Lee
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Jospeh Nevins
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Norman Girvan
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Michael Winship
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Robert Jensen
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Binoy Kampmark
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Website of the Day
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December 15, 2010
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James Bovard
Why Bill of Rights Day Should be Anti-Politician Day
Conn Hallinan
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Vijay Prashad
Empire Unmasked
Robert Weissman
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Stephan Salisbury
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Anthony Papa
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Steven Higgs
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Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers / Afghans for Peace
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December 14, 2010
Norm Kent
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Mike Whitney
Post Mortem for the World's Reserve Currency
Maximilian Forte
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Franklin C. Spinney
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Ralph Nader
Majority of One
David Macaray
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Ali Khan /
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Lawrence Davidson
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Stewart J. Lawrence
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Cecil Brown
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December 13, 2010
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Tariq Ali
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Jonathan Cook Israel's War on Children
Uri Avnery
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Russell Mokhiber
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Patrick Bond
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David Smith-Ferri The December Review: Rubbish on Afghanistan
Bob Sirois
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Danny Muller
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Randall Amster
The Blog of War
Website of the Day
10 Infamous Cases of Wrongful Execution
 
December 10 - 12, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
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Peter Linebaugh
Passing the Torch
Mike Whitney
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Thomas Volscho
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Joe Bageant
Ignorance and Courage in the Age of Lady Gaga
John Barth, Jr.
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Jeffrey Sommers
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Jonathan Cook
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Robert Alvarez
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Rannie Amiri
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Franklin Lamb
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Dean Baker
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Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers
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Aurel / Pierre Daum
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Ramzy Baroud
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Michael Winship
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David Ker Thomson
The Apparatus of Prostration
Ron Jacobs
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Christopher Brauchli
The Executioner's Drugs
Missy Beattie
The Bankster Merry-Go-Round
Dennis Loo
Who You Gonna Believe? Us or Your Lying Eyes?
Harvey Wasserman
A $7 Billion New Nuke Attack
Ingmar Lee
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Thomas H. Naylor
A War on Death
Farzana Versey
The Nobel Dissonance
Ronnie Cummins
The Long March
Sherwood Ross
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Don Monkerud
American Exceptionalism Revisited
Stephen Martin
The Hand That Would Rock the Cradle
Charles R. Larson
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David Yearsley
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CP Newswire
An Open Letter to the Left Establishment: Protest Obama
Poets' Basement Randall and Hahn
Website of the Weekend
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December 9, 2010
Pam Martens
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Wajahat Ali
FBI Spying on Muslims
Sasha Kramer
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Fatima Bhutto
A Flood of Drone Strikes
Jimmy Johnson
The Secret Secret: Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Laura Carlsen
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Binoy Kampmark
The Curious Case of Rudd and Assange
Anthony Papa
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Website of the Day
Anon Ops: a Manifesto
December 8, 2010
Michael Hudson
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Patrick Cockburn
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Eric Walberg
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Mike Roselle
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Greg Moses
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Diane Christian
Condom Morality
Fidel Castro
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Linn Washington
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James McEnteer
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Website of the Day
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December 7, 2010
Chris Floyd
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Gareth Porter /
Jim Lobe
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Dean Baker
Tales of Economic Apocalypse
Gregory Elich
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Ralph Nader
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M. Shahid Alam
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Dave Lindorff Information Terrorists?
David Macaray
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Linda Ueki Absher
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Website of the Day
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December 6, 2010
Michael Hudson
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Paul Craig Roberts The US Government's Frontal Assault on Freedom
Mike Whitney
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Sasan Fayazmanesh
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Steve Breyman
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Davey D
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Neve Gordon
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Greg Moses
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Mark Weisbrot
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Ben Terrall
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Website of the Day
WikiMirror
December 3 -5, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
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Darwin Bond-Graham
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Andy Kroll
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William Blum
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Rannie Amiri
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Ray McGovern
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Saul Landau /
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Ramzy Baroud
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P. Sainath
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John Carroll, M.D.
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David Rosen
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Steven Colatrella
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Thomas I. Palley
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Francis Shor
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Russell Mokhiber Bank Power
Mark Weisbrot
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John V. Whitbeck
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Sherry Wolf
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Ronnie Cummins
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Michael Winship
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Ron Jacobs
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Nilofar Suhrawardy
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Missy Beattie
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Bill Manson
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Linh Dinh
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John Grant
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David Macaray
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Yves Engler /
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Charles R. Larson
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Scott Borchert
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Harry Clark
The Fever Chart
David Yearsley
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Poets' Basement
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December 2, 2010
Michael W. Hudson
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Paul Craig Roberts
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Franklin C. Spinney
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Benjamin Dangl
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Uri Avnery
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Mike Whitney
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Russell Mokhiber
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David Macaray
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Ed Moloney
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Brian McKenna
Wild West Journalism
Website of the Day
Right 2 Survive
 
December 1, 2010
Gareth Porter Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press
Paul Craig Roberts
Hillary's Blame Game
Russ Wellen
The Frontlines of Disarmament
Nikolas Kozloff
Wikileaks Comes to Latin America
Conn Hallinan
The Future of Kashmir
Sheldon Richman
Afghanistan: No Hurry to Leave
Rich Broderick
The Free Market Puts Ireland on a Starvation Diet ... Again
David Solnit
11 Years After the WTO Uprising
Farzana Versey
No Looking "Backwards"
Charles M. Young
Whole Lotta Lies
Charles R. Larson
Six Ways to Eliminate the Deficit
Website of the Day
John Lennon: Bull in Search of a China Shop
November 30, 2010
Ralph Nader
Missing the Mark on Deficits
Paul Craig Roberts
Fabricating Terror: the Portland "Bomb" Plot
Bill Quigley
Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy
Jonathan Cook
Wikileaks and the New Global Order
Dean Baker
When the Bubble Burst
James McEnteer
Indian Givers: South Africa is More Than Black and White
Tom Engelhardt
The National Security State Cops a Feel
Sherwood Ross
Holder v. Assange
Gina Ulysse
Haiti's Fouled-Up Election
Bill Manson
The Long Run to the Bottom
Website of the Day
Act Now to Save the Galapagos!
 
November 29, 2010
Paul Craig Roberts
The Stench of US Economic Decay Grows Stronger
Israel Shamir
Assange in the Entrails of Empire
Mike Whitney
Hammering Ireland
Lawrence Davidson
Glenn Beck, Julian Assange and the Battle of Ideas
Winslow Wheeler /
Sanford Gottlieb Memo to Tea Party Senators: Cutting the Defense Budget
John Carroll, MD
The Road to Vote in Haiti
P. Sainath
Obama's Indian Outing
Carl Finamore
Pilot Protests Underscore Passenger Safety
David Macaray
Why Not Declare Class War and be Done With It
Dave Lindorff
The Yahoos are in Charge
Website of the Day
Mark Ruffalo Put on Terror Watch List for Screening Anti-Natural Gas Film
 
November 26 - 28, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
Run, Russ, Run
Winslow T. Wheeler
The Defense Budget and the Deficit: How the Plans Compare
Ramzy Baroud
Obama Surrenders Palestinian Rights
Harry Browne
Ireland and the House of Cards
Bill Quigley /
Nicole Phillips
Haiti's Sham Elections
Saul Landau
Bombing the Senses: Ads to the Brain
Brian Cloughley
Thanksgiving of the Drones
Fidel Castro
The Lights of Rebellion: Evo Answers NATO
Francis Shor
Normalizing Blowback
Steve Heilig
How (Not) to Legalize Pot
Terrence Paupp
Obama's Fading Empire
Brenda Norrell
The Women of AIM: Watching for the Men in Shiny Shoes
Missy Beattie
The Greedy and the Needy
Linh Dinh
Power Grabs at the Airport
Christopher Brauchli
Gouged While Flying
Eric Walberg
Russia and NATO
Ellen Taylor
The Navy's Toxic Tentacles
Ron Jacobs
Zizek and the End Times
Bill Manson
Manufactured Hysteria and Relative Risks
Harvey Wasserman
Terror! Oil!! Opium!!!
Walter Brasch
Fairness and the Bristol Stomp
Michael Dickinson
World Strike Day 2012
Ingmar Lee
The Appalling BC Tar Sands Pipeline
Gwyneth Leech
Staying, Not Going:
Artists Loving New York City
David Ker Thomson
Asking For Whom the Bell Tolls
Charles R. Larson
Lynd Ward: America's First Graphic Novelist
Poets' Basement
Dennison, Chaet and Clark
Website of the Weekend
Don't Touch My Junk
November 25, 2010
Michael Hudson
A "Flat Tax" for the Rich?
Mike Whitney
Memo to Ireland: "Tell the EU and IMF to Shove It!"
Gareth Porter
Why Gen. Petraeus was Snookered by the "Taliban" Imposter
Sarah Anderson
Food Should Not be a Poker Chip
Karl Grossman
The Skin of Our Teeth: Avoiding Nuclear Destruction
David Ker Thomson
Canadian Thanksgiving: If We Didn't Have It, We'd Have to Invent It
Rajesh Makwana / Adam Parsons
Rethinking the Global Economy: the Case for Sharing
Charles R. Larson
Palintology 101 (Part One)
Website of the Day
"We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us"
 
November 24, 2010
Jeffrey St. Clair
BP's Inside Game
Paul Craig Roberts
TSA's Gestapo Empire
James Ridgeway Invasion of the Body Scanners: Is TSA Spreading Cancer?
Michael Scott
First a Hand on Your Crotch, Next a Boot in Your Face
Nick Dearden
The Climate Loan Crisis: Making Poor Countries Pay Twice
Russell Mokhiber
Private Insurance Induced Stress Disorder?
Daniel Moss
Tear Down the Dam; Restore the Commons
Farzana Versey
The Media as Middle Man
Yasin Gaber
The Marvels of Exile: Judith Butler on Edward Said
Dan Beaton
A Tale of Two Elections: Burma and Haiti
Website of the Day
Useless Gobshites!
November 23, 2010
Pam Martens
Ten Ideas to Starve the Wall Street Beast
Patrick Cockburn
The Dangers of Embedded Journalism
Ben Rosenfeld /
Lauren Regan
When the Constitution is No Obastacle for the FBI: Legal Lessons From the Green Scare
Franklin C. Spinney
Another Free Ride for the Pentagon?
Dean Baker
Sinking Ireland
Ralph Nader
Obamabush: Semper Fi, Barack
Ray McGovern
Bush the Warmonger in His Own Words
George Wuerthner
Livestock and Predators: How to Stop the Killing
Don Monkerud
America's New Entertainment
Clare Bayard
Healing From Empire
Website of the Day
The American Galapagos
 
November 22, 2010
Michael Hudson
Why Paul Krugman Waves the Flag for Uncle Sam
James Abourezk
Honoring Helen Thomas
Paul Craig Roberts
Insouciant Americans
Sasan Fayazmanesh
When Sanctions Are Not Enough
Richard Forno
TSA and the New "Americanism"
Gary Leupp
Ignorance There ... and Here
Martha Rosenberg
Seven Ways Medical Conflicts of Interest are Disguised
Lawrence Davidson
Obama Plays the Fox
Patrick Bond
"Leave the Oil in the Soil!"
Michael Dickinson
Kiss My Ring: the Vatican Versus Jesus
Website of the Day
Globeistan
November 19 - 21, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
Time for a Real Mutiny
Jeffrey St. Clair
Let Them Eat Oil
Mike Whitney
Tying Bernanke's Hands
Joanne Mariner
The Banalization of Torture
Gareth Porter
The Fatal Flaw in the Iran Missile Docs
Karen Greenberg
Guilty Until Proven Guilty
Thomas Christie, Pierre Sprey, Franklin Spinney et al.
How to Cut the Defense Budget
Rannie Amiri
Way Beyond Chutzpah: Cantor Crosses the Line
Dr. Jim Morgan Haiti's New Normal: Dispatch from Cite Soleil
Lawrence Swaim
Israel's War Against the Dead
Ramzy Baroud
Education at Gunpoint
Ron Jacobs
No Alternative in Afghanistan?
Robert Alvarez
Shelving START
Russell Mokhiber
War is a Drug
P. Sainath
India's Great Drain Robbery
David Macaray
194 Years of Scabs
Carl Finamore
Hyatt's Dirty Safety Record
Brian Tierney
Hotel Workers Rising
Franklin Lamb
How the US and Israel Hope to Destroy Hezbollah
Gerald E. Scorse
The Truth About Capital Gains
Joshua Brollier
Natives Without a Nation
Missy Beattie
So Many Messages
Stewart J. Lawrence
Immigration Supporters Win Big Victory in California
Brenda Norrell
On the Border: Where Skin Color is the Dividing Line
Christopher Brauchli
Pot and the Deficit: the Hidden Cost of Prohibition
Carol Polsgrove
The Governor and the Power Plant
David Ker Thomson
Against Jane Jacobs
Dave Lindorff
No News is Not Good News
Jeff Deasy
Here Come the FrankenSalmon
Bill Manson
The Politics of Nice
Clifton Ross
Dancing With Dangl
Charles R. Larson Twain: the Last Word, One Hundred Years Later
Richard Estes
"Carlos:" An Orientalist Masterpiece
David Yearsley
Schumann and the Warm Bath of Memory
Poets' Basement
Springate, Orloski and Cirino
Website of the Weekend
Buy Nothing
November 18, 2010
Diana Johnstone
NATO's True Role in US Grand Strategy
Mike Whitney
Ireland's Suicide Pact with the EU
Behzad Yaghmaian
Facing a Leaderless Globalization
Kenneth E. Hartman
Are They Really Opposed to the Death Penalty?
Norman Solomon
Wooing the Economic Royalists
Michael Winship
Don't Ask, Don't Care
Patrick Bond
Will Zimbabwe Regress Again?
Joel S. Hirschhorn
The Anti-Incumbent Movement Failed
Website of the Day
Free Speech on Trial
November 17, 2010
Vicente Navarro
The Hypocrisies of Mario Vargas Llosa
James Bovard
The Political Slaughterhouse
Jonathan Cook
Obama's Bribe
Dean Baker
Seoul Searching on Trade and Currency
Ralph Nader
Bush at Large
Nick Turse
Off-Base America
Sherry Wolf Alienation 101: the Online Learning Rip Off
Judith Scherr
Why Aristide's Party Won't Vote
Peter Certo
Defense Cuts Go Mainstream
Website of the Day
The Last Outsider Director: an Interview with Jean-Luc Godard
 
November 16, 2010
Pam Martens
How the Fed and the Treasury Stonewalled Mark Pittman to His Dying Breath
Richard Forno
TSA and America's Zero Risk Culture
Gareth Porter
The Unending Occupation of Iraq
Harry Browne
Bruce Springsteen's "Promise" and the Price You Pay
Peter Lee
QE2 as Self-Inflicted Wound
Alan Farago
How Much Gold Does George Bush Own?
Franklin Lamb
Is the American Public About to Toss Israel?
Frank Green
Conspiracy in Theory: Truthers Slog On
Sheldon Richman
Blood on His Hands
Thomas H. Naylor
Shattering the Myth of Vermont
Website of the Day
Peaceful Uprising
November 15, 2010
Michael Hudson
Obama's Greatest Betrayal
Steve Hendricks
More Torture, Please?
Paul Craig Roberts
Eyes Only on Burma
Harvey Wasserman
Accidents in Progress: America's Eggshell Nukes
Lawrence Davidson
Palestine and the Fate of the UN
Clancy Sigal
The Long Disease of War
David Macaray
The War Over Food Stamps
Tom Engelhardt
The Stimulus Package in Kabul
Steven Fake
Liberating Thought
Website of the Day
Whatever ...
November 12 - 14, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
A Very Bitter Woman
Patrick Cockburn
Iraq's Stalemate Ends
Mike Whitney
Erin Go Broke
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh
The Militarization of the World: the Case of Iran
Dean Baker
The Perverse Priorities and Fatal Flaws of the Deficit Commission Report
Gareth Porter
Intel Failure in Yemen
William E. Alberts
Why Are the Feds Targeting Black Officials?
Bill Hatch
Jerry Brown's Parable of the Rocking Boat
Jonathan Cook
Re-Unifying the Palestinian Nation
Patrick MaddenMystifying the Crisis: Deadlock at the G20
Ramzy Baroud
Another Baghdad Massacre
Rannie Amiri
The Quest for Power in Iraq
James Zogby
Whither Obama's Middle East Agenda?
Ron Jacobs
Palestine, a Family's Story
Mark Weisbrot
Why It Could Get Even Worse for the Democrats
Tanya Golash-Boza
Targeting Jamaicans
Paul Wright
The Case Against Stacia A. Hylton
Steve Early
TDU in Chicago: Still Punching
Martha Rosenberg
Vioxx All Over Again?
Celia McAteer
London Calling: Student Militancy a Welcome Surprise
Larry Portis
Imperialist Architecture in Egypt
Michael Winship
Riding the Rails, Looking for Work
Brian McKenna
Anorexia and Capitalism
Gerald E. Scorse
Channeling Reagan on Tax Reform
Christopher Brauchli
Making Oklahoma Safe From Sharia Law
Roberto Rodriguez
Arizona: Where Fear is the Predicate
Dr. Susan Block
My Porn Star Girlfriend
J. T. Cassidy
Unlocking Imagination in Japan
Linh Dinh
Revolution Number 10
Farzana Versey
The Misinterpreters of Kashmir's Maladies
David Ker Thomson
The Elizabethan Era: Life in the Ice Age
Phil Rockstroh
Public Like a Frog
Charles R. Larson
Abused Women ... Still a Growth Industry
David Swanson
Tall Tillman Tales
Saul Landau
"Stone:" Walking Invisibly in the American Crowd
Kim Nicolini
An Intimate Look at How Things are Made in China
David Yearsley
The Esserzici Work-Out Book
Poets' Basement
Three by Lee Stern
Website of the Day
Bombs Away!
 
November 11, 2010
Peter Linebaugh
Laying Down of Arms
Paul Craig Roberts Licensed to Kill
Bill Quigley
Bush Pens True Crime Book
David Macaray Dissing the Boss: the NLRB Files a Landmark Complaint on Free Expression in the Workplace
Liaquat Ali Khan / Jasmine Abou-Kassem
Why the Oklahoma Shariah Law is Unconstitutional
Dedrick Muhammad
Race and Economics
Robert Bryce
Cars for the Elite: Obama's Electric Vehicle Fetish
Alan Farago
What, No Phone Books?
Website of the Day
London Calling
November 10, 2010
Allan Nairn
US-Backed Death Squad Files Surface in Indonesia
Dean Baker
Wall Street's TARP Gang Rides Again: Now They're Coming After Your Social Security!
Nicola Nasser
Waiting for Godot in Palestine
Missy Beattie
Running Scared: My Colonoscopy Saga
Sergio Ferrari
Worrying Signs From Venezuela to Ecuador
Patrick Cockburn
Can Iraq's Leaders Do a Deal?
Dave Lindorff Mumia: New Lawyer, New Round
Sherwood Ross
How Affirmative Action Brought Willie Mays to the Giants
Joshua Frank
Sinking the Breakwater
Website of the Day
Stiglitz: "Throw the Bankers in Jail to Save the Economy"
November 9, 2010
Uri Avnery
Obama's Defeat
Mike Whitney
Bernanke's Dollar Policy
Jordan Flaherty
The Incarceration Capital of the US: the Crisis Inside New Orleans' Jails
Afshin Rattansi
Red Poppies
Annie Gell
Haiti's Unnatural Disasters
Dean Baker
The Fed's Second Shot
Dave Lindorff
BS From the BLS: Things are Much Worse Than They are Telling Us
Stewart J. Lawrence
The Nancy Monster That Refuses to Die
Walter Brasch
Love and Loss Among the Wild Horses
Website of the Day
Cut This: an Open Letter to the Tea Party
November 8, 2010
Paul Craig Roberts
Phantom Jobs
Thomas Healy
An Interview with Wendell Berry
David Swanson
A CIA Kidnapping in Milan
David Smith-Ferri
What Laila Sees
Ralph Nader
When Betrayed Voters Go to the Polls
Ray McGovern Torture Sans Regrets: Bush's Confessions
John Feffer
The Lies of Islamophobia
Christopher Ketcham
TV Toxicosis: What the Stewart / Colbert News Clowns Are Really Up To
Website of the Day
Sam Husseini Interrogates Rand Paul and Mike Pence
November 5 - 7, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
Now for the Good News
Vijay Prashad
Obama in India: a Tide of Turbans
Patrick Cockburn
If al-Qa'ida Really Want to Hit the West, They Can
Darwin Bond-Graham
Guess Who's Not Coming to Tea?
Mike Whitney
Dollar in the Dustbin
Linn Washington, Jr.
An Epidemic of Brutality: Oakland Filmmaker Feels Police Wrath
Rannie Amiri
STL = Sandbag the Lebanese
Ramzy Baroud
The Middle East's Stagnant "Change"
Larry Portis
Chou Sar? What Happened in Lebanon?
Gary Leupp
The Yemeni Toner Cartridge Bomb Story
William Loren Katz
Are Cruel Years Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
Brian Cloughley
Spheres of Influence
Mark Weisbrot
The Fatal Mistake
Rubén M. Lo Vuolo, Daniel Raventós / Pablo Yanes
Basic Income in Times of Economic Crisis
Joseph Nevins
Ecological Privilege and the Frequent Flyer Activist
Neve Gordon
Thought Crimes
Alan Farago
The Bhopal Economy
Stewart J. Lawrence
Immigration Policy After the Midterm Elections
James R. King
The Other Side of Yemen
Ron Jacobs
How Ken Kesey Turned On America
Franklin Lamb
Israel Claims Victory in US Midterm Elections
James McEnteer
Beyond the Rational: the Alamo Election
Richard Phelps
Guy Fawkes and the Pressure of a Terrorism Spotlight
Saul Landau
Where's the Sanity Clause?
David Ker Thomson The Long Argument
Evelyn Pringle
The Vaccination Profiteers
Joseph G. Ramsey Until Pigs Fly: the Morning After With Michael Moore
Stanley Heller
Up Yours, John Stewart
Missy Beattie
The Big Universe
Harvey Wasserman
Vermont's Great Green Election Day Victory
Billy Wharton
Where Did Everybody Go?
Shamus Cooke
Democrats Run to the Right
Linh Dinh
War Games: Guns and Balls
Windy Cooler
Rallying Through This
Charles R. Larson
Witnesses of Haiti's History: Edwidge Danticat's "Create Dangerously"
Phyllis Pollack
Keith Richards' Demon Life
David Yearsley
Bach and the Music of Time
Website of the Weekend
Smearing Jean-Luc Godard as an "Anti-Semite"
November 4, 2010
Doug Peacock
Desert Solitaire, Revisited
Andrew Cockburn
Why Summers Goes and Geithner Stays
Iain Boal
Crisis at Pacifica: the Two-Percent Putsch
Paul Craig Roberts
The Impotence of Elections
Chase Madar
Guantánamo: Exception or Rule?
Dave Lindorff
Take That You Smug Bastards!
Russell Mokhiber
Bought and Paid For
Laura Flanders
Lessons From Elizabeth Warren
Website of the Day
Moyers: the Howard Zinn Lecture
November 3, 2010
Alexander Cockburn
America the Clueless
Franklin C. Spinney
Democratic Debacle
Chris Floyd Dissatisfied Mind: Flickers of Hope in a Deadly Political Cycle
William Blum
Jon Stewart and the Left
Sheldon Richman
Provoking Yemeni Terrorism
Stephen Soldz
Fleecing Members, Colluding in Torture
Mark Weisbrot
Dilma's Victory in Brazil
Stewart J. Lawrence
Court Sends Mixed Signals on Arizona Immigration Law
Manuel Garcia, Jr. Election Night in Oakland
Norman Solomon
Now What?
Website of the Day
Save Our Social Security
November 2, 2010
Vincent Navarro
What's Happening in Europe?
Ishmael Reed
Brown Shirts, Black Shirts, T-Shirts
Uri Avnery
The Occupation and Political Corruption in Israel
Mark Driscoll
When the Pentagon "Kill Machines" Came to an Okinawan Paradise
Mike Whitney
Midterm Day of Reckoning: "Let the Landslide Begin"
Linh Dinh
Prone Pioneers: Punishing the Desperate for Being Desperate
David Macaray
Bring Back the Fifties! America's Most Misunderstood Decade
Randall Amster Wikilessons: War is a Joke, But It Isn't Funny
Betsy Ross
How the Banks Trumped Keynes
Yves Engler
A Sad Spectacle: Canada and the Jewish National Fund
Website of the Day
Gulf Oil Toxic to Humans
 
November 1, 2010
Ted Honderich
The Farce of Fairness
Steven Higgs
Don't Act Don't Sell: Why Liberals Will Get What They Deserve on Election Day
John Ross
A Ding-Dong Year for Death in Mexico
Dean Baker
A Darkening Future: Why Growth Still Feels Like a Recession
Ralph Nader
When Corporations are the Government
Justin E. H. Smith
The People Without History
Marjorie Cohn
Hyping Fear
Scott Boehm
Juan Williams and Katrina
Brian Tierney
The Struggle of DC's Nurses
Trish Kahle
Jon Stewart, Are You Really That Sane?
Martha Rosenberg Bathrobe Erectus: Feting Hugh Hefner
Website of the Day
Scary New Wage Data
 
 
Weekend Edition
February 18 - 20, 2011
CounterPunch Diary
The Tweet and Revolution
By ALEXANDER COCKBURN
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton rushed to contrast the repressive brutality of the Iranian authorities with what they now seek to present as the bloodless, US-managed triumph of pro-democracy forces in Egypt.
By any measure this was brazen impudence, starting with the fact that across the past few weeks the 300 dead, slaughtered by security forces and government-hired thugs fell in Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo, not in Teheran, with more dead piling up in Bahrein, home of the US Fifth Fleet.
Good or bad, everything has to be made in America. The 9/11 conspiracists decry the notion that “men in caves” –could plan the destruction of the Twin Towers. They say it had to be non-cavemen Bush and Cheney, plus the commanders of NORAD and several thousand red-blooded American accomplices.
Today, there’s a flourishing little internet industry claiming that the overthrow of Mubarak came courtesy of US Twitter-Facebook Command, overseen by Head of the Joint Chiefs of Twitter, in the unappetizing, self-promoting form of Jared Cohen, with flanking support by the National Endowment for Democracy and Freedom House.
I’ve no doubt that Cohen, NED and Freedom House are all happy to nod bashful agreement that their efforts were weighty, even crucial, in prompting the Egyptian people to rise up, but the claim is ludicrous.
The New York Times runs endless articles about the role of Twitter and Facebook but now either ignores or reviles Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
In any discussion of the role or the internet in fuelling the upsurges across the Middle East, Wikileaks should be central. Tunisians were able to read the unsparing assessment of the kleptocratic regime oppressing them, courtesy of  US Ambassador Gordon Gray’s cables, secured by Wikileaks. Egyptians were able to read hitherto secret details of the role of Omar Suleiman in renditions, of Egypt’s abject services for the US and Israel.
The New York Times, to whom Assange made available some of his Wikileaks, repaid him (as did The Guardian )  with a vulgar onslaught by the Times’ editor, Bill Keller, essentially endorsing patently factitious  accusations concerning the supposed nature of Assange’s sexual relations with two Swedish women, and also trumpeting the high minded concern of the New York Times with protecting the lives of US personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Don’t you think it might have crossed Keller’s mind to mute that trumpet, given the role played by the New York Times in the attack on Iraq in 2003, with fake story after fake story by its reporter, Judith Miller, about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. The Times’ hands have plenty of blood on them. According to Michael Monk’s site, in the Iraq theater for US combat casualties the week ending Feb 15, the total rose to 77,735. That includes 35,540 dead and wounded from what the Pentagon classifies as "hostile" causes and 42,195 dead and medically evacuated (of  Feb.7) from "non-hostile" causes.
As Secretary of State Clinton launched her rodomontade about the US role in “peaceful” democratic transition in Egypt and about internet “freedom,” at her speech at George Washington University on Feb. 16 condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, her security goons openly assaulted 71-year-old Ray McGovern, who put in 27 years as a CIA analyst and is now a peace activist (and CounterPunch contributor.) A cop and an unidentified official in plain clothes, pounced on him, dragged him off, bruised and bleeding.
What had  McGovern done to merit this assault? Did he shout? No. Did he try to throw a shoe at her? No. Rightfully affronted by Clinton’s repulsive blather about internet freedom – even as the US Department of Justice hands out wiki-leak-related subpoenas -  he stood as she began,  and turned his back on her. For this, and no doubt for his Veterans for Peace T-shirt, he got attacked and dragged away to jail. 
McGovern’s treatment didn’t get much ink or footage – though CNN did run a clip. Lara Logan’s horrible ordeal -- sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square -- did get huge coverage of course.
It seems to be de rigueur to rule out of bounds any suggestion that Logan might have been imprudent. I suspect that every experienced war correspondent, if they were being frank, would say apropos Logan that responsible reporting – which includes preservation of self and colleagues – includes objective assessment of personal presentation, including demeanor and, in countries where it matters, clothing and headwear and where exactly it might be foolish or lethal to go, absent heavy security.
Logan, a broadcaster for 60 Minutes, made her name starring with semi-buttoned Abercrombie and Fitch tropic shirts, shilling for Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Iraq. (She later denounced Michael Hasting’s story that finished McChrystal off as a cheap shot.) Logan seems to have overlooked  basic rules of survival and reporting in turbulent situations, particularly in that region. This is strange because there had been other attacks on western journalists such as on the ghastly Anderson Cooper in Tahrir Square.
Was there no seasoned CBS producer present to counsel caution?  Maybe not, because bottom line, what got  Logan into Tahrir Square that day were the demands of the US entertainment industry which require its “news” stars where possible to be hot women in exciting situations. We’d be better off, and Logan and Anderson Cooper unmolested if all US foreign footage was shot on the back lot at Universal Studios, in the town where these news roles are conceived.
Footnote: One of Assange’s Swedish accusers is Anna Ardin, whose possible ties to the US-financed anti-Castro and anti-communist groups was noted by on this site last September. Here’s a story in Havana Times by Fernando Ravsberg, published on February 10, translated by the BBC.
Wikileaks & the Anna Ardin Connection
“Now exploding is the case of Wikileaks and several secret cables making reference to Cuba.  However, that’s not the sole link to Havana.  Anna Ardin, the Swede who is accusing Julian Assange of rape, appears to have worked for some Cuban dissident faction.
“The first news of this strange relationship was confused because the articles about it were plagued with errors.  However, dissident sources confirmed to me that Ardin supported the opposition in Cuba for years.
“‘She headed a group of intelligent young social-democrats that served as the contact between us and the Swedish party,’admitted Manuel Cuesta, a leader of the Arco Progresista. He added that this political connection lasted from 2004 to 2006.
“The activities of the Swede in Cuba had little to do with those of a normal tourist.  The opposition leader assured that she ‘advised us on how to form a political party, we exchanged bibliographies and her group gave us a minimal amount of economic assistance.’
“During those years, Anna’s group ‘maintained economic communication with the magazine Consenso’ and overseas they created ‘the Cuba-Europe Association in Progress to support, circulate and explain our positions,’ Cuesta explained.
“It seems everything was running along fine until she tried to ‘make us pay the cost’ for her services.  According to the opponent, “she tried to influence us too forcefully on how we should lead Arco Progresista. Our reluctance generated certain uneasiness on her part.”
“Manuel Cuesta described her as a very beautiful woman, ‘Self-centered, having a strong personality, committed, intelligent and very Eurocentric.  Her principal virtue is her determination and her worst defect is her Eurocentric arrogance.’
“He explained to us that in 2006 Anna made a surprising political shift: ‘She dropped out of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and adopted the Social Christian position.  This is how she probably established some tie with Carlos Alberto Montaner.’
Arco Progresista has few certainties but many suspicions.  Manuel told us that all of this ‘enters into an intriguing realm of political jockeying, and it amazes me a little.  We’re thinking back so we can piece things together, because it’s evident that there’s something strange in all this.’
“Strange or not what is certain is that currently Julian Assange is being charged by Swedish authorities so that he can be tried for Anna’s rape, a process that takes place at the time of the revelations in the secret US cables provided by Wikileaks.
“In fact there are many coincidences, so many that even members of the Cuban opposition who worked with her are filled with doubts.  It will be necessary to wait and see if Wikileaks or someone else someday reveals everything behind the scenes.”
How the Empire Screwed Up
Fresh off the presses and off into the ether or the US mail goes our latest newsletter. It’s another crackerjack issue, Subscribers get a piercing investigation by Stan Cox.
Here’s how it begins:
“Late on the night of December 22, 2001, a mammoth merchant vessel, the Christopher, was caught in a North Atlantic storm. Captain Deepak Gulati radioed to shore that his ship was “taking a beating” from 15-meter waves but otherwise was in good shape. On that or a later call, he said the hatch cover closest to the ship’s bow had become dislodged. Soon after, contact was lost; no mayday call was ever received.
“It is hard to believe that a ship the length of three football fields could have gone from fully afloat to completely submerged in as little as five minutes, but that could well have been what happened. Once the storm had moved out of the area, a helicopter search was ordered. But there remained no trace of the accident beyond an oil slick, an empty lifeboat, a raft, and one lifejacket. The search was called off on Christmas Day. The Christopher’s twenty-seven crew members – citizens of Ukraine, the Philippines, and India – were all presumed dead.
“Deepak Gulati was my brother-in-law. A resident of Mumbai, India, he had been guiding the Greek-owned, Cyprus-flagged, coal-laden bulk carrier from Puerto Bolívar, Colombia, to a steelworks in the north of England when, west of the Azores, he and his crew ran into the storm that ended their lives…
“As I learned more about the world in which Deepak had lived and worked, I came to realize just how wrong I had been, not only about the fate of the Christopher but also about the fragility of merchant shipping in an age of uninhibited globalization. Meanwhile, bulk carriers keep sinking and seafarers keep dying.”
Cox takes us into the deadly world of international shipping, where speed-up, slack regulation and “flags of convenience” are turning bulk carriers into death traps that can and have doomed crews to drowning in as little as five minutes.
Also in this issue, Kathy Christison takes us through more secret State Department cables acquired by CounterPunch showing how obsession with Israel prompted US policy makers to utterly misunderstand Egypt’s situation.
Finally, Larry Portis contributes a powerful essay on “sociocide”. He writes,
“I am convinced that genocide now must be recognized as mainly a means of committing another, and even more fundamental, international crime – ‘sociocide.’
“The ultimate aim of sociocide is not the physical destruction of peoples, or of a loosely defined culture, or of a state, as it is sometimes confusedly said, but rather the destruction of the relationships between the different groups constituting a society. This is what governments of the United States have done in Iraq, what Western governments encouraged in ex-Yugoslavia, what the Zionists did in Palestine. If “ethnic cleansing” in all its physically and culturally destructive forms can contribute to sociocide – the destruction of social bonds between diverse groups – the way is clear for colonial or imperialist domination and exploitation of a region, whether it be for expropriation of the land, exploitation of its economic resources or occupation of its strategic location.”
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