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FATTENING WALL STREET — Mike Whitney reports on the rapid metamorphosis of new Fed Chair Janet Yallin into a lackey for the bankers, bond traders and brokers. The New Religious Wars Over the Environment: Joyce Nelson charts the looming confrontation between the Catholic Church and fundamentalists over climate change, extinction and GMOs; A People’s History of Mexican Constitutions: Andrew Smolski on the 200 year-long struggle of Mexico’s peasants, indigenous people and workers to secure legal rights and liberties; Spying on Black Writers: Ron Jacobs uncovers the FBI’s 50 year-long obsession with black poets, novelists and essayists; O Elephant! JoAnn Wypijewski on the grim history of circus elephants; PLUS: Jeffrey St. Clair on birds and climate change; Chris Floyd on the US as nuclear bully; Seth Sandronsky on Van Jones’s blind spot; Lee Ballinger on musicians and the State Department; and Kim Nicolini on the films of JC Chandor.
Archives from June 2000
Gays and the “Hate Crimes” Folly
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
We’re just about thirty-one years away from the great Stonewall riot, which set the tone for years of defiant gay insurgency. Stonewall was about defiance. It was a Fuck You to the forces of repression, to the forces of the state. So where’s this spirit of def...
Gore and His Reinventions
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Gore reinvents himself on an almost daily basis. Nothing has been more comical than his “populist” posturings about the Republicans being the ticket of Big Oil and himself and Lieberman being the champions of the little people. ...
Joseph Lieberman’s Senate Voting Record
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
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An Impartial Tribunal, Really?
Christopher Black
The indictment of Slobodan Milosevic for alleged war crimes raises important questions about the impartiality and, ultimately, the purpose of the International Criminal Tribunal. For centuries, the independence of judicial bodies has been considered one of the fundame...
Antiwar.com Meets the New McCarthyism
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Back in April CounterPunch was invited to an Anti-war.com day-long event in San Mateo, down the peninsula from San Francisco. We were a left presence at an event organized to show that opponents of US wars range across the political spectrum. We were happy to go and tell ...