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FATTENING WALL STREET
— Mike Whitney reports on the rapid metamorphosis of new Fed Chair Janet Yallin into a lackey for the bankers, bond traders and brokers. The New Religious Wars Over the Environment: Joyce Nelson charts the looming confrontation between the Catholic Church and fundamentalists over climate change, extinction and GMOs; A People’s History of Mexican Constitutions: Andrew Smolski on the 200 year-long struggle of Mexico’s peasants, indigenous people and workers to secure legal rights and liberties; Spying on Black Writers: Ron Jacobs uncovers the FBI’s 50 year-long obsession with black poets, novelists and essayists; O Elephant! JoAnn Wypijewski on the grim history of circus elephants; PLUS: Jeffrey St. Clair on birds and climate change; Chris Floyd on the US as nuclear bully; Seth Sandronsky on Van Jones’s blind spot; Lee Ballinger on musicians and the State Department; and Kim Nicolini on the films of JC Chandor.
An Interview with Jeffrey St. Clair, Part One
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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