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PARIS, THE NEW NORMAL? — Diana Johnstone files an in-depth report from Paris on the political reaction to the Charlie Hebdo shootings; The Treachery of the Black Political Class: Margaret Kimberley charts the rise and fall of the Congressional Black Caucus; The New Great Game: Pepe Escobar assays the game-changing new alliance between Russia and Turkey; Will the Frackers Go Bust? Joshua Frank reports on how the collapse of global oil prices might spell the end of the fracking frenzy in the Bakken Shale; The Future of the Giraffe: Ecologist Monica Bond reports from Tanzania on the frantic efforts to save one of the world’s most iconic species. Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair on Satire in the Service of Power; Chris Floyd on the Age of Terrorism and Absurdity; Mike Whitney on the Drop Dead Fed; John Wight on the rampant racism of Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper;” John Walsh on Hillary Clinton and Lee Ballinger on the Gift of Anger.
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…