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Archives from October 2011
Love Fest in the Hindu Kush
PAUL FITZGERALD and ELIZABETH GOULD
In the wild gyrations surrounding the Obama administration’s AfPak scenario, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent swing from ...
No Party For Europe
DEAN BAKER
Jean Claude Trichet will be retiring as head of the European Central Bank at the end of the month. He will step into retirement having wreaked the sort of destruction on the European economy that hostile powers can only dream about. Tens of millions of people across the e...
Taking On the EPA
RUSSELL MOKHIBER
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo is an African American graduate of Barnard College and MIT. She worked for years at the Environmental Protection Agency. ...
Challenging the Old Boys Network in the Vatican
BILL QUIGLEY
We never thought it would end up on a hard wooden bench inside a police station in Piazza Cavour.  Maryknoll priest Fr. Roy Bourgeois, young Erin Saiz Hannah of Women’s Ordination Conference in the US and Miriam Duignan from ...
Lynching Black Africans in Libya
THOMAS C. MOUNTAIN
Black Libyans by the racist para-militaries who now rule Libya. Bodies of black men hanging from highways. Bound and tortured bodies of Africans dumped along the roadsides. Am I talking about Libya or Louisiana? And all under the approving eye of the first B...
Busted for Defending a Nurses Station
BOB SIMPSON
Chicago. The Occupy Movement world-wide speaks for what Johnny Cash, The Man in Black, called,”The poor and the beaten down, livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of town.” We want to change the global economy so that working people can live in dignity...
Hillary and Qaddafi
KATHLEEN PEINE
Another Halloween season is upon us, with the scary bloodless dead guy masks, the wild mobs clamoring for goodies, and well heck, that’s just Libya. I have to say that I’m against the death penalty on principle except when I’m not, but I only consider a selec...
Mitt, We Hardly Knew Ye!
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Fury Mounts Among Greek People
PATRICK COCKBURN
Athens Greece last week  was paralysed by a 48-hour general strike that began Wednesday and cast doubt on the unpopular government’s ability to implement reforms demanded by the European Union in return for further bailout money. Black-maske...
The Myth of Greek Profligacy
MARSHALL AUERBACK
Historically, Greeks are very good at constructing myths.  The rest of the world?  Not so much.  Reading the press, one gets the impression of a bunch of lazy Mediterranean scroungers, enjoying one of the highest standards of living in Europe while making the frugal Ge...
The War on Terror in Australia
JEFF SPARROW
Footage from the recent police raid on the Occupy Melbourne camp in the city square has been circulating globally: ugly Youtube clips of protesters dragged by the hair, cracked over the head, menaced by dogs and so on. Why did the conservative lord mayor, Robert Do...
Totally Corrupt America
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Last March I reviewed Matt Taibbi’s important book Griftopia, an entertaining account of...
Homeless in America
BARBARA EHRENREICH
As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems. Large numbers of people must be fed and kept reasonably warm and dry. Trash has to be removed; medical care and rudimen...
Another Immoral Adventure
NICHOLAS KRAMER
“I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces… On October 12, the initial team of U.S. military personnel with appropriate combat equipment deployed to Uganda. During the next ...
It’s Nashville, It’s America
JOANN WYPIJEWSKI
The night of the Global Day of Action here, an active-duty soldier from Fort Campbell opened the GA in full throat, not needing the people’s mic to be heard by about 65 people gathered on the steps under the gaze of the state capitol, but using it anyhow, for effect:...
Destroying Estonia
JEFFREY SOMMERS and MARKKU SIPPOLA
The elite financial press continues to promote  their Baltic austerity model.  Last month in CounterPunch,  Michael Hudson and I showed how Anders Aslund, from the bank-funded Petersen Institute, kicked the snowball down the hill to roll and grow regarding the...
Killing Gaddafi
DEEPAK TRIPATHI
Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. This verse from the Bible speaks aloud of the manner of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, as well as his brutal killing. It is also a lesson for those who fought Gaddafi. The end of him has left a...
What the Establishment Isn’t Telling You About Libya
ANTHONY DiMAGGIO
Washington is erupting in euphoria and self-congratulation over Muammar Gaddafi’s death.  That celebration was predictably followed by further adulation in our sycophantic press system, which never saw a foreign intervention it didn’t like.  The usual propaganda abo...
Doing the Work
ELIZABETH HELPERN
New York City. Last Saturday I found myself sitting cross-legged in the middle of Times Square singing peace songs and wondering to what exactly I was committing. Arrest? Pepper spray? Beating? About half an hour earlier I had arrived at what was being ...
Muammar Gaddafi: In Memoriam
FAWZIA AFZAL-KHAN
Was he a “mad dog” as Ronald Reagan dubbed him, or  “the King of Kings” as some leaders of African nations  crowned him, or “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,” as he ...
Bolton: “Wars Were For Oil.”
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Imperial Massacres
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Denied post mortem imagery of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, the world now has at its disposal photographs of Muammar Qaddafi, dispatched with a bullet  to the head after being wounded by NATO’s ground troops outside Sirte. Did the terminal command, Finish Him Of...
Qaddafi, From Beginning to End
VIJAY PRASHAD
On the dusty reaches out of Sirte, a convoy flees a battlefield. A NATO aircraft fires and strikes the cars. The wounded struggle to escape. Armed trucks, with armed fighters, rush to the scene. They find the injured, and among them is the most significant prize: a bloodi...
Banks on the Brink
ANDREW COCKBURN
“If the Occupiers start chanting ‘Mark to Market,’” an attorney highly conversant with the darker workings of the Wall Street-Washington complex told me, “we’ll know they’re serious.”   Such a call would quickly presage the collapse of our “too big to ...