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GOD SAVE HRC, FROM REALITY — Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton’s miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China’s military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND THE SPACE PROGRAM: Paul Krassner on the FBI and rocket science. PLUS: Mike Whitney on how the Central Bank feeds state capitalism; JoAnn Wypijewski on what’s crazier than Bowe Bergdahl?; Kristin Kolb on guns and the American psyche; Chris Floyd on the Terror War’s disastrous course.
Archives from June 2004
The 15th of Febuary 2003: a Eulogy and Prelude
KEITH ROSENTHAL
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My Harrowing Escape
BEN TRIPP
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The Russian Gambit and Reality’s Rout
CHRIS FLOYD
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Decision Not to Explore Quashed FBI Investigations Prior to 9/11 Tarnishes Hearings
BRYAN SACKS
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Iyad Allawi, the CIA’s New Stooge in Iraq
PATRICK COCKBURN
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Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn Plan to Vote for Ralph Nader
GREG BATES
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The Deadly Embrace
AMIR BUTLER
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Bush Invests National Treasure in Death and Destruction
SAUL LANDAU
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Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn Plan to Vote for Ralph Nader
STEPHEN GOWANS
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Did Maureen Dowd Lift from the Weekly World News?
JACK McCARTHY
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The Lie of a "Good War"
DIANA JOHNSTONE
For U.S. politicians, if all wars are good, some are better than others. Democrats prefer Clinton wars and Republicans prefer Bush wars. But in the end, they almost unanimously come together to support all wars. The differences concern the choice of official ratio...
Another Marxist for Kerry
BILL KAUFFMAN
Life is full of bitter ironies! Behold the spectacle of Joel Kovel, who loudly proclaims his credentials as a Marxist socialist, who ran against Ralph Nader for the Green nomination from the left in 2000, claiming that Nader failed to enunciate a sufficiently radi...
Americans’ Right to Know
JOHN CHUCKMAN
In a number of states and in the American Congress, legislation is being advanced, usually under the deliberately misleading heading of the "consumer’s right to know," to restrict the ability of companies and government agencies to use call centers...
Bush, Cheney and the 9/11 Commission
CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh It’s hard to believe they didn’t tell everything they knew. When George Bush and Dick Cheney went...
Bush Bounces Back…in Europe
HARRY BROWNE
COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND. While US opinion polls show George W Bush and his Iraq policy slowly re-gaining public approval, something even more miraculous is happening in Europe: Bush’s reputation has crept slightly off rock-bottom and the anti-war moveme...
A Day in the Life of Col. Abu Mohammed
PATRICK COCKBURN
In Baghdad. It is probably one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Colonel Abu Mohammed is the policeman in charge of defusing unexploded bombs in Baghdad, where the sound of explosions is so common that, unless the blast is very close, people no longe...
John Lehman on Iraq / al-Qaeda Links
GARY LEUPP
On Sunday (June 20), John Lehman told NBC’s "Meet the Press" that the members of the 9-11 Commission, on which he sits, has knowledge of documents captured in Iraq that "indicate that there is at least one officer of Saddam’s Fedayeen, a...
Bush and Castro Face Off
LAURA CARLSEN
The recent exchange of threats between the Cuban and U.S. governments may seem like more of the same stand-off rhetoric that has characterized relations between the two since the Cuban revolution 45 years ago. But as a Cuban political transition approaches and agg...
From Saddam, with Love
KURT NIMMO
Saddam Hussein has sent a letter to his family, according to Newsweek. Most of if was redacted by military censors. No telling what Saddam attempted to write in those squelched lines. Maybe he urged the Fayadeen to kill more US soldiers. Or gave solace to t...
"A Flea Market of Racism"
DAVE ZIRIN
The media and sports radio establishment of Boston are calling for the head of All-World baseball player Barry Bonds. In an interview with the Boston Globe, Bonds was asked a cream puff question about whether he would consider finishing his career in Beant...
Hostile Takeover Attempt Threatens Hitchcock Foundation
PATRICIA WOLFF
The battle for control of the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation, now well into its second year, is raising serious questions about the way tax-exempt foundations in the United States are governed and regulated. Will the Hitchcock Foundation sur...
How Liberal Canada Defied Reason to Terrorize Its Citizens
MAHBOOB A. KHAWAJA, Ph. D
Editors’ Note: On March 29, Canadian police raided the Ottawa home of Mahboob Khawaja, arrested his son based on an indictment from Britain and asked Saudi police to detain Khawaja, who was teaching in Saudi Arabia. No bomb-making materials were...
"The League of Frightened Gentlemen"
PATRICK COCKBURN
Baghdad. ‘Our soldiers call them the League of Frightened Gentlemen," said an American officer pointing derisively towards the buildings in the so-called green zone in Baghdad, housing the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority which has ruled Ir...
Mutually Assured Pre-Emption
DAVE LINDORFF
For those wondering about the veracity of Vladimir Putin’s sudden peculiar claim that Russian intelligence, sometime after the 9-11 attacks, had passed along to the Bush administration a vague warning that Iraq might be planning "terror" attacks ag...
Open Letter to Eurodeputy Pedro Marset
The Ex-Solidarity Committee For The Liberation Of Pacho Cortés
Señor Pedro Marset Campos European Parliament Brussels Dear Señor Marset, Although it was written under his name, Forrest Hylton’s article for CounterPunch and Znet reflects a collective d...