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CounterViews

An Interview with Jeffrey St. Clair, Part One

by TAO RUSPOLI

This interview with CounterPunch co-editor Jeffrey St. Clair was filmed last week in Venice, California. The film inaugurates a new weekly feature on CounterPunch called CounterViews. Each Wednesday, filmmaker TAO RUSPOLI will present a new 10-minute interview featuring CounterPunch writers, political organizers, musicians, community activists and artists. The films can be viewed in either Quicktime or Flash formats. Enjoy and check back here each week. Same time, same channel. AC / JSC


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TAO RUSPOLI talks to Jeffrey St. Clair about Iraq, the state of the left, 9/11 conspiracy theorists and more.

Part 1 of 2.

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