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ANATOMY OF TORTURE — Historian Christopher Dietrich on the 100-year-long history of American torture; Jeffrey St. Clair on the implications of giving impunity to the┬áCIA’s torturers; Chris Floyd on how the US has exported torture to its client states around the world. David Macaray on the Paradoxes of Police Unions; Louis Proyect on Slave Rebellions in the Open Seas; Paul Krassner on the Perils of Political Cartooning; Martha Rosenberg on the dangers of Livestock Shot-up with Antibiotics; and Lee Ballinger on Elvis, Race and the Poor South. Plus: Mike Whitney on Greece and the Eurozone and JoAnn Wypijewski on Media Lies that Killed.
Archives from April 2005
How Exxon and Its Rent-a-Cops Used the Guise of Homeland Security to Purge One of Louisiana’s Environmental Champions
JEFFREY ST. CLAIR
Oregon City, Oregon For the past...
Fighting Dengue Fever with Bats and Birds
DON FITZ
St. Louis, Missouri As summer ap...
Let Them Eat Bombs
TERRY JONES
London, England A report to the ...
Sharon Tries to Pawn Off Fake Photos of Iran’s "Nuclear Installations"
KURT NIMMO
Las Cruces, New Mexico It’...
Fighting Torture with Art
MIKE WHITNEY
Seattle, Washington The Columbia...
A Sickening Error
DAVE LINDORFF
Philadelphia, Penn. It’s e...
An Interview with Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
KEVIN ZEESE
Washington, DC Reverend Sekou is...
Horowitz Comes to Tallahassee
JACK McCARTHY
Tallahassee, Florida Soon after ...
Bolton in the Western Sahara
MARIA CARRIÓN
Madrid, Spain With his controver...
The Abuse of Haitian Kids at PS 34
J.G.
Los Angeles, Cali. ...
Ethnic Cleansing at Air America
NATHANIEL LIVINGSTON, Jr.
Cincinnati, Ohio When liberal Ai...
Democracy and the Multiparty Political System
TOM CRUMPACKER
Austin, Texas If I ...
Blackout in Montgomery
DAVE LINDORFF
Philadelphia, Penn. If you want ...
The Goddess of Immigrants
JOHN WHEAT GIBSON
Dallas, Texas The foundations of...
Why the National Guard Bought the Rights to RFK Stadium in Washington
DAVE ZIRIN
Washington, DC "It’s ...
Exploring the Unmapped Country
RON JACOBS
Burlington, Vermont Merle Haggar...
Toxics Trump Democracy in Florida
ALAN FARAGO
Miami, Florida &quo...
The Time to Oppose the Draft is Now
KEVIN ZEESE
Washington, DC In February, the ...
David Horowitz’s Corrosive Projects
PAUL De ROOIJ
London, England ...
Resurrection of a Witchhunt
PHIL GASPER
Belmont, California There’...
Love for the Unborn and Brain Dead
SAUL LANDAU
Pomona, California As science op...
Pope TV and the New World Media
MIKE WHITNEY
Seattle, Washington The 24 hour ...
Negroponte and the Eclipse of the CIA
TOM BARRY
Silver City, New Mexico Since th...
The Origin of AIDS: an Ethical Inquiry
EDWIN KRALES
New York City Whenever the quest...
Scapegoated at Columbia
MONIQUE DOLS
New York City An investigation i...
Growling at Halliburton
GREG MOSES
Austin, Texas On April Fools Day...
George Bush’s True Religion
RON JACOBS
Burlington, Vermont I was living...
Crime Without Punishment
CHRISTOPHER BRAUCHLI
Boulder, Colorado The risk, of c...
Stranger in a Strange Land
JACKIE CORR
Butte, Montana Now if you were a stranger in a strange land and happened to be in Great Falls, Montana to attend the Bush traveling Social Security show, and afterward, decided to spend another day or two looking around, you just might drive north toward Ha...
My Favorite Papal Moment
GARY LEUPP
Boston, Mass. Maybe everybody ha...
Political Failure the United States
M. JUNAID ALAM
Boston, Mass. Man’s character is his fate. – Heraclitus Before America bombed and burst asunder the bodies of tens of thousands of breathing Iraqis, it quietly interred the corpse of its own moral integrity. ...
West Point’s Bad Geography
IRA KAY
"War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography." Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) West Point is now in the business of writing geography books for mostly geographically illiterate American population. These books refl...
Southern Station Session
FRED GARDNER
Oakland, California The current ...
The US Prison System
JUSTIN E.H. SMITH
Montreal, Quebec In previous art...
From McCarthyism to COINTELPRO
ELIZABETH SCHULTE
Chicago, Illinois It would be ha...
The Janus Face of the Department of State
WILLIAM A. COOK
La Verne, California ...
Don’t Blame the Oil Sheikh’s
DAVE LINDORFF
Philadelphia, PA There’s b...
Democracy Failing in Mexico
LAURA CARLSEN
Mexico City When Vicente Fox end...
Death and Displacement Foretold in Colombia
JOE DeRAYMOND
Freemansburg, PA Colombian write...
Bush Rebuffed in Venezuela (Again)
NIKOLAS KOZLOFF
Washington, DC For George Bush t...
John Paul II, the Death of a Reactionary
ALAN MAASS
Chicago, Illinois The media haze...
Torture Air, Incorporated
JEFFREY ST. CLAIR
Oregon City, Oregon A sleek Gulf...
"The Age of the Jewish-American Novel is Over"
LESLIE A. FIEDLER
Buffalo, New York T...
Pocket Furniture
BEN TRIPP
Somewhere in California OLord Mu...
A Golden Opportunity for Justice on the Klamath
FELICE PACE
Klamath, California The future o...
A Profoundly Rightwing Pope
VICENTE NAVARRO
Baltimore, Maryland The predomin...
What King Gyanendra is Teaching the World About Nepal’s Constitution
HOM RAJ ACHARYA And SALLY ACHARYA
Washington, DC There’s an elephant in the parlor. Perhaps it’s time to notice. Ever since Feb. 1, when King Gyanendra imposed a state of emergency in the Himalayan kingdom,...
The Code of Frank Conroy
ADAM ENGEL
New York City "Let’s ...
The First Exhibition of Contemporary Palestinian Art in the United States Arrives in San Francisco
ROB ESHELMAN
San Francisco, California In the summer of 2003, I traveled to Palestine to write some articles for a few lefty publications and websites. Dividing my time between East Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, and a handful of small villages, I shared countless ...
The Economic Tsunami
MIKE WHITNEY
"If the world’s central bankers accumulate fewer dollars, the result would be an unrelenting American need to borrow in the face of an ever weaker dollar – a recipe for higher interest rates and higher prices. The economic repercussio...