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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.
Joshua Frank probes the mounting swarms of earthquakes in fracking zones throughout the Midwest and the lengths Big Oil and state regulators have gone to conceal the obvious connections; REVOLUTIONS FROM BELOW: Daniel Edwards reports from South America on the persistence of radical movements in the wake of Hugo Chavez’s death; HOW THE BANKS WON […]

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Joshua Frank probes the mounting swarms of earthquakes in fracking zones throughout the Midwest and the lengths Big Oil and state regulators have gone to conceal the obvious connections; REVOLUTIONS FROM BELOW: Daniel Edwards reports from South America on the persistence of radical movements in the wake of Hugo Chavez’s death; HOW THE BANKS WON THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS: Darwin Bond-Graham exposes how the banks continue to profit from the misfortune of homeowners; SUPPORT THE TROOPS, SUPPORT YOURSELF: Lee Ballinger on the plight of veterans in America; WHY DO WE NEED A BOOK INDUSTRY? M.G. Piety on the gatekeepers of publishing; LIFE AFTER THE BOMBS: Carmelo Ruiz-Marello returns to Vieques; MAGICAL HUMANISM: Cesar Chelala writes an intimate portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. PLUS: Daniel Wolff on Jesse Winchester; Chris Floyd on Russia, Ukraine and Shock Therapy capitalism; Mike Whitney on why the Democrats deserve to lose the midterms; JoAnn Wypijewski on Mexicali’s masters of the machine and Jeffrey St. Clair on the economics of contempt.