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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.
Patrick Smith places the Ukrainian crisis in historical and political context; Yvette Carnell profiles the strange career of Obama’s Pitbull, Rev. Al Sharpton; David Macaray explores the job-killing history of US trade pacts; Ron Jacobs assays the political resumé of that Prophet of False Hope Bernie Sanders; Kim Nicolini surveys the rock documentaries of DA […]

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Patrick Smith places the Ukrainian crisis in historical and political context; Yvette Carnell profiles the strange career of Obama’s Pitbull, Rev. Al Sharpton; David Macaray explores the job-killing history of US trade pacts; Ron Jacobs assays the political resumé of that Prophet of False Hope Bernie Sanders; Kim Nicolini surveys the rock documentaries of DA Pennebaker; JoAnn Wypijewski investigates fatal encounters between police and civilians; Mike Whitney details how Obama made a bad economy worse; Kristin Kolb offers a meditation on water, the Northwest and cancer; Chris Floyd on why some girls are more precious than others; and Jeffrey St. Clair on the Death Penalty and the American Mind.