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MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? — Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx. Louis Proyect delves into this mysterious resurgence, giving a vivid assessment of Marx’s relevance in the era of globalized capitalism. THE MEANING OF MANDELA: Longtime civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray gives in intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and the global struggle of racial justice. FALLOUT OVER FUKUSHIMA: Peter Lee investigates the scandalous exposure of sailors on board the USS Reagan to radioactive fallout from Fukushima. SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT: Kim Nicolini charts the rise of Matthew McConaughey. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the coming crash of the housing market. JoAnn Wypijewski on slavery, torture and revolt. Chris Floyd on the stupidity of US policy in Ukraine. Kristin Kolb on musicians and health care. And Jeffrey St. Clair on life and death on the mean streets of an America in decline
Archives from December 2000
Let’s Get This Show On the Road
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
The last time we had fun at a counter-Inaugural was when Nixon was sworn in, on January 20, 1973. As he launched his second term with the traditional piece of perjury about upholding the law, we all looked forward to four more years, but of course Nixon was gone in less t...
Criminalizing Youth
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Ours is not the first era in which adults have persecuted the young and criminalized them. But in this country it’s not been done before with such methodical zeal, ever since that salesman of the virtues, Bill Bennett, co-chaired the Council on Crime in America and ...
No Closure, No Peace
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
On the one hand the calls for “closure”, “finality” and national unity. On the other, Justice John Paul Stevens’s bitter summation: “in the interests of finality however the majority [of the US Supreme Court] effectively orders the dise...
Enviros, Fears and Dollars
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
They’d rather die than admit it, but environmental organizations thrive on disaster and this fact has enabled them to discern a silver lining in the likelihood of a Bush administration, in tandem with a Republican Congress and a Republican Supreme Court. ...
Blackout Christmas
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
It’s starting to shape up as possibly a dark Christmas in California. On December 6, a few moments after lighting the state Christmas tree, Governor Gray Davis pulled the plug. He announced piously that he was doing so to conserve energy and urged other Californ...
Jeb, W and the Secretary of State
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Forget all that talk about Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris. Now the spotlight is on Katherine Harris and W. Jack McCarthy, a Friend of CounterPunch resident in Tallahassee, and erstwhile political columnist for the now defunct Florida Flambeau sends CounterPunch this...