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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.
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Support Uprising Radio!

by JOSHUA FRANK

Hey CounterPunchers,

KPFK Pacifica Radio’s popular show, Uprising, hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar, has been invited to be on Free Speech TV. Uprising often features CounterPunch contributors and stories you won’t find anywhere else.

I encourage you to support KPFK’s effort to purchase the video editing and recording equipment they need to make this happen. If Uprising is broadcast on Free Speech TV, a whole new audience will be reached.

Please join the Indiegogo crowd funding campaign which is live now and goes through April 30th:

www.indiegogo.com/projects/uprisingtv

On that page you can see a great video of how they can transform their radio studio into a virtual TV set with borrowed equipment that they hope to eventually purchase. There is a also a great video of Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman endorsing the campaign. There are some great perks like posters, CDs, organic coffee, etc. for your donations.

Thank you!

Joshua Frank
Managing Editor of CounterPunch