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Archives from 1998
From Peace Square to Police Scare
Lauri Apple
PRAGUE, Sept. 26- -a highly subjective and personalized timeline of S26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: 10:30 a.m. All is quiet in Prague this morning. Just a few people are out on the street, and many of the shops are closed. It kind of feels like Christmas. 10:35 a.m. I arr...
Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs & the Press
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
On March 16, 1998, the CIA’s Inspector General, Fred Hitz, finally let the cat out of the bag in an aside at a Congressional Hearing. Hitz told ...
A BARBAROUS WORD FOR BARBAROUS ACT
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
A number of people are saying that what NATO has been doing shouldn’t be called “war”. The word “war” suggests nations fighting each other. In this case, a group of the richest and best-armed nations on earth, led by the greatest military pow...
Freedom Spells B-A-K-U
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
One of our favorite targets for 1998, and for all years, is the conservative”human rights” group Freedom House. Last year, we reported onhow Freedom House was lauding the supposed gains for human rights in theUkraine at just about the same time that a major...
Curtains for Jeb?
Jack McCarthy
CounterPunch correspondent in Tallahassee From London to Chicago to Tallahassee the air shimmers with rumors that Florida Governor Jeb Bush will not run for re-election, supposed reason being a breach of the seventh commandment. Last weekend the columnist R...
For a Photo of Becky’s Incredible Bench
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
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The Fall-Out in Europe
Tariq Ali
With the exception of Britain, the European Union countries are now pushing for a negotiated settlement, aware that it remains the only viable solution. The attempt to indict Milosevic as a ‘war-criminal’ while Kissinger and Suharto, to name but two, go fr...
The Twilight of the European Project
Peter Gowan
In the midsts of the bombing campaign it is impossible for us to grasp the full significance of the NATO war against Yugoslavia. This is particularly true for those of us living in NATOland since the war, for us, is purely synthetic experience, television images as pa...
The War Comes Home
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Now concerts of Marilyn Manson and KMFDM havebeen canceled. President Clinton will probably propose laws soonbanning long black coats and making it an indictable offense touse the word “gothic.” In his radio broadcast last SaturdayClinton said piously-amid cel...
A Letter to President Clinton from Montenegrin Writer Yole Stanishich
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Mr. President Clinton: You call your country ‘a peace-loving, civilized,defender of human rights and personal freedoms’, but what you are doing turned it into a monster, the world’s biggest factory of the highest technologies of death. You...
Al Gore: A User’s Manual
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
What sort of a man is Al Gore? What’s his real politicalrecord? This is the first unsparing look at the man whom his parentsraised from birth to be president of the United States. Insidethese pages, you will find:? How Al Gore and his father got on thepayroll...
On the Road With Cockburn And St. Clair
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Your CounterPunch editors have been on tour with their book on Gore. If you haven’t yet, order now on our800 line or use the yellow order form in this issue. Dedicatedgovernment agents in the US Postal Service (which includes quitea few CounterPunch subscribers) ...
Top 50 Pentagon Contractors for Fiscal Year 1998
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
 Top 50 Pentagon Contractors for Fiscal Year 1998 ...
An Appeal from American Jews to the Green Party of Germany
Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker, Robert Naiman
An Appeal from American Jews to the Green Party of Germany We are Jewish Americans who are deeply concerned that the memory and tragedy of the Holocaust is being invoked in order to justify an unjust bombing campaign against the civilian population of Yugoslavia. M...
Sierra Club Law Firm Linked to Corporate Polluters, Defense Giants and Timber Companies
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
In mid-March the Sierra Club took the astonishing action of excommunicating its largest group, the 12,000 member New York City Group. The reason: the group was too radical for the conservative leadership of the Club. It pushed to end commercial logging on the nat...
How the Labor Dept. Helps the INS Keep Sweatshops Profitable
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
During the past few years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service(INS) has embarked on a special program that targets undocumented workersat garment factories for deportation. In 1996, the INS raided scores ofsweatshops in New York City alone and arrested nearly 2,000...
How Much Harm Can Hoffa Do?
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
The election of James P. Hoffa as president of the nation’s largest unionhas been greeted by many on the left as nothing short of a disaster, thoughmany of the Teamsters voting for the man did so in the expectation thathe would bring added clout to the union in its ...
HOW NATO & THE MEDIA MISREPRESENTED THE CHINESE EMBASSY BOMBING
Jared Israel
Opponents of the war against Serbia argue that much of what passes for news these days is really a kind of war propaganda, that NATO puts out misinformation and the media disseminates the stuff uncritically. A case in point is the coverage of the bombing of the...
Strom’s Steamy Past
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
The senator with the longest and steamiest past is of course Strom Thurmond,a man so legendary in his satyriasis that Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lyndaonce said that when Thurmond, then almost 60, asked her to go bike ridingwith him in the Washington suburbs, her f...
How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs ["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to Pr...