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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.
Julian Assange’s pal Binoy Kampmark writes on the resilience of Wikileaks; Charles Pierson peers through the fog to get at the truth about civilian deaths from drone attacks in Pakistan; Nick Alexandrov assays the disturbing reversion of Honduras in the wake of the latest fraudulent elections; Lee Hall writes a heart-rending essay on the imperiled bobcats of the […]

The Endurance of Wikileaks

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Julian Assange’s pal Binoy Kampmark writes on the resilience of Wikileaks; Charles Pierson peers through the fog to get at the truth about civilian deaths from drone attacks in Pakistan; Nick Alexandrov assays the disturbing reversion of Honduras in the wake of the latest fraudulent elections; Lee Hall writes a heart-rending essay on the imperiled bobcats of the Mojave, their killers and defenders; Joshua Frank interviews Ward Churchill; Jeffrey St. Clair offers his list of the 10 best records of 2013; Lee Ballinger on coal mining; JoAnn Wypijewski on Bethlehem under the Apartheid Wall; Kristin Kolb on the First Nations battling the Frackers; Mike Whitney on the impending housing collapse; Chris Floyd on the gatekeepers of Edward Snowden’s secrets and Jeffrey St. Clair on the ghastly ties between the CIA and South Africa’s infamous bioweapons program…