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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.
Archives from February 2001
New Labor, New Bombs
Tariq Ali
As the future ripens in the past, so the past rots in the present. American leaders have long been used to treating the cracked British vase as a pisspot, but Attlee and Wilson, while dutifully kissing ass in the White House, did , at least, attempt to restrict an...
W: First Blood
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Bombing the Iraqis should properly be listed as part of the Inaugural ceremonies, a man not being truly President of the United States till he drops high explosive on Baghdad or environs. The new team evidently felt that the Commander in Chief could not be allowed to ...
W: First Blood
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Bombing the Iraqis should properly be listed as part of the Inaugural ceremonies, a man not being truly President of the United States till he drops high explosive on Baghdad or environs. The new team evidently felt that the Commander in Chief could not be allowed to ...
Hate Versus Death
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Almost every week, it seems, we get to read about some state execution, performed or imminent, wreathed in the usual toxic fog of various prejudices, or incompetency of counsel, or prosecutorial misconduct. Take the recent execution in Ashcroft country, February 7,...
Hate Versus Death
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Almost every week, it seems, we get to read about some state execution, performed or imminent, wreathed in the usual toxic fog of various prejudices, or incompetency of counsel, or prosecutorial misconduct. Take the recent execution in Ashcroft country, Februar...
Hail to the Mayor
Alexander Cockburn
Has art ever had a more gallant champion than Mayor Rudy Giuliani? We cannot as yet set him beside Pope Julius II as a patron of the arts, but give the man time. The only danger is that by the stridency of his onslaught on the Brooklyn Museum’s latest, rathe...
Swift, Twain, Browning? Nah, It’s Eminem
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Swift, Twain, Browning?Nah, It’s Eminem“My little sister’sbirthday, she’ll remember me For a gift I had ten of my boys take her virginity (“Mmm-mm-mmm!”) And bitches know me as a horny-ass freak Their mother wasn’t ...
Swift, Twain, Browning? Nah, It’s Eminem
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Swift, Twain, Browning? Nah, It’s Eminem “My little sister’s birthday, she’ll remember me For a gift I had ten of my boys take her virginity (“Mmm-mm-mmm!”) And bitches know me as a horny-ass freak Their mother wasn...
The Last, Great Alaskan Oil Rush
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
When it comes to oil politics and Alaska the Bush administration and the environmental movement are already treading the measures of a familiar dance. President Bush has insisting on the urgency of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He points to a su...
Clinton Comes to Harlem
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Bill Clinton now proposes to establish an office in Harlem, on 125th street, scarce more than a few stone throws away from where Gore delivers homilies to journalism students in Columbia University. Each has found his appropriate setting: the defeated veep pouring earnest...
The Crimes of Ariel Sharon
JEFFREY ST. CLAIR and ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Some incorrigible optimists have suggested that only a right-wing extremist of the notoriety of Likud leader Ariel Sharon will have the credentials to broker any sort of lasting settlement with the Palestinians. Maybe so. History is not devoid of such examples. But Sharon...
Radioactive War
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
At the close of the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was denounced as a ferocious villain for ordering his retreating troops to destroy Kuwaiti oil fields, clotting the air with poisonous clouds of black smoke and saturating the ground with swamps of crude. It was justly call...