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PARIS, THE NEW NORMAL? — Diana Johnstone files an in-depth report from Paris on the political reaction to the Charlie Hebdo shootings; The Treachery of the Black Political Class: Margaret Kimberley charts the rise and fall of the Congressional Black Caucus; The New Great Game: Pepe Escobar assays the game-changing new alliance between Russia and Turkey; Will the Frackers Go Bust? Joshua Frank reports on how the collapse of global oil prices might spell the end of the fracking frenzy in the Bakken Shale; The Future of the Giraffe: Ecologist Monica Bond reports from Tanzania on the frantic efforts to save one of the world’s most iconic species. Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on Satire in the Service of Power; Chris Floyd on the Age of Terrorism and Absurdity; Mike Whitney on the Drop Dead Fed; John Wight on the rampant racism of Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper;” John Walsh on Hillary Clinton and Lee Ballinger on the Gift of Anger.
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) will rush the book to you.) Aftera stimulating swing through the Pacific […]

On the Road With Cockburn And St. Clair

by 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) will rush the book to you.) Aftera stimulating swing through the Pacific Northwest, the editorsare now heading east. Here’s the October schedule. We hope tomeet CounterPunchers along the way.

October 7, Everyone’s Books, 23 Elliot St,Brattleboro, Vt, 7pm (AC);

October 7, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana,IL, 7 pm (JSC);

Oct. 8, Pages for All Ages, Savoy, IL 7.pm(JSC);

Oct 10, Food for Thought Books, 106 North PleasantSt, Amherst, Mass, 7pm(AC);

Oct. 12 Judson Church, 55 Washington SquareSouth, Manhattan, NYC, 7pm (AC&JSC);

October 13, Olson’s Books, Georgetown, WashingtonDC, 6.30pm (AC&JSC);

Oct. 17, Great Expectations, 911 Foster St,Evanston, Illinois, 7pm;

October 18, Seminary Coop, 5757 S. UniversityAvenue, Chicago, 7pm (AC);

October 19, Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W. GilmanSt, Madison, Wisconsin, 7pm (AC);

October 20, Harry Schwartz Books, 219 N. MilwaukeeSt, Milwaukee, 8pm (AC);

October 22, Lucky Lab Pub, Portland, Oregon,6:30 pm (JSC);

October 24, Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave,Berkeley, California, 7.30pm (AC&JSC);

October 26, City Lights, 261 Columbus Avenue,San Francisco, 7pm (AC&JSC);

October 28, Capitola Book Caf?, 147541st Ave, Santa Cruz, 7pm (AC);

October 29, Midnight Special, 1318 Third St,Santa Monica, 5pm (AC);

October 30, EDU Now/2000, 309 Pine Ave, Longbeach,Ca, 7pm (AC).