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SHOCK AND AWE OVER GAZA — Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel’s War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California’s Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole Person; Kim Nicolini on the Aesthetics of Jim Jarmusch. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the Faltering Economic Recovery; Chris Floyd on Being Trapped in a Mad World; and Kristin Kolb on Cancer Without Melodrama.
Archives from April 10th, 2012
An Economic Quagmire
MIKE WHITNEY
A poor jobs report, higher than expected inflation in China, and another flare-up in the Eurozone sent stocks tumbling on Monday. US Treasuries rallied on news from the Labor Department that employers added just 120,000 non-farm payrolls in March, far below analysts most ...
The Disgusting Attacks on Gunter Grass
TARIQ ALI
The German writer Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum) had already predicted the response to his ...
The CIA and Castro: an Undying Obsession
SAUL LANDAU and NELSON P. VALDES
“Show me where Stalin’s buried, and I’ll show you a communist plot.” – Edgar Bergen For 53 years exiles from Miami and US officials have tried to assassinate Fidel Castro 638 times, overthrow his revolutionary g...
The Hollow Point Men
DAVE LINDORFF
I’ve often wondered why so many innocent people who are shot by police end up dead. Granted that police officers spend a fair amount of time training with their service revolvers, and are thus likely to be better shots with a pistol than your average gun-owne...
Syrian Cease-Fire Looks like a Long Shot
PATRICK COCKBURN
In Northern Ireland it used to be called “the politics of the last atrocity”, when the latest act of violence and the retaliation it provoked dictated the direction of day-to-day politics. Syria has travelled far in this direction, its towns convulsed by mini-...
Who Runs Egypt?
CARL FINAMORE
The two best organized forces in Egypt today remain the military and Islamist organizations. They have been quite successful in leveraging their advanced organization to assert control of the government from the day dictator Hosni Mubarak was pushed aside on February 11, ...
Maxing Out
JOHNNY E. WILLIAMS
Tackling income inequality through the minimum wage alone is an inadequate way to counter the economy’s anti-egalitarian tendencies. The minimum wage exists because the federal government recognizes the economy undervalues the average worker’s contribution and fails t...
Corporate Greed or Healthy Babies?
ROBERT WEISSMAN
Fact Number One: Exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months is best for infants and new mothers. Fact Number Two: Hospital giveaways of infant formula samples to new mothers reduce the amount and length of breastfeeding. Given these two facts, why would...
Trapping, the Barbaric “Sport”
GEORGE WUERTHNER
Years ago I was backpacking in Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness with my friend, Rod, and his  Malamute, Jake.  Like most dogs, Jake was happily running ahead of us investigating this and that.  Suddenly Jake let out a sharp cry and began yipping from someplace up ahead in th...
Know Thy Enemy
LINH DINH
For the Phillies opening in 2010, four Navy Seals were parachuted into Citizens Bank Park. The stunt was such a success, it was rescheduled for this year, but high wind prevented it from happening. What a shame. Unconfirmed team sources whispered to me that these asskicki...
The Obama Oil Boom
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