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HOW MODERN MONEY WORKS — Economist Alan Nasser presents a slashing indictment of the vicious nature of finance capitalism; The Bio-Social Facts of American Capitalism: David Price excavates the racist anthropology of Earnest Hooten and his government allies; Is Zero-Tolerance Policing Worth More Chokehold Deaths? Martha Rosenberg and Robert Wilbur assay the deadly legacy of the Broken Windows theory of criminology; Gaming the White Man’s Money: Louis Proyect offers a short history of tribal casinos; Death by Incarceration: Troy Thomas reports from inside prison on the cruelty of life without parole sentences. Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on how the murder of Michael Brown got lost in the media coverage; JoAnn Wypijewski on class warfare from Martinsburg to Ferguson; Mike Whitney on the coming stock market crash; Chris Floyd on DC’s Insane Clown Posse; Lee Ballinger on the warped nostalgia for the Alamo; and Nathaniel St. Clair on “Boyhood.”
The Truth at Last

Cheney’s Close Shave

by CounterPunch Photo Wire


White House-manufactured news stories featuring phony reporters have recently made headlines, so to speak. Is that where it ends? On the left, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s top deputy. On the right, Dick Cheney, George W.
Bush’s vice president. The beard and the turban are no disguise. It’s the same man. The question is, which one is he,
really? That could be a prosthetic bald head concealing a turban underneath. Our nation has an urgent need to know the truth.