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Just in Time for the New Cold War, New Nuclear Weapons!

John LaForge provides a field guide to the US’s nuclear arsenal. A Writer Who Shook the World: P. Sainath on John Reed and the Russian Revolution. Who’s Afraid of AMLO: Mexico’s Big Elections by Kent Paterson; The President and the Porn Star by Ruth Fowler; The FBI at Work by Paul Krassner; Back to Trickle-Down Economics by Pete Dolack; The Working Poor by Daniel Raventos and Julie Wark; 1968: the Year of Youth by Laura Carlsen; Badge of Impunity by Jeffrey St. Clair; MSNBC’s Progressive Bot-ulism by Chris Floyd; Appalachia, Say You Will by Lee Ballinger; Through the Eyes of Steven Soderbergh by Ed Leer

Selective Outrage

Not once, but twice, Donald Trump seized upon the specter of alleged chemical use, by Bashar al-Assad, to punish Syria with missile attacks.  With predictable and expedient faux rage, he risked elevating a seven year horror into a cataclysmic nightmare; at least that’s the common political sentiment.

Perhaps, this calculation is more than a bit frayed given the certainty of a choreographed agreement between Trump and Putin before the attacks began. More

The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

It was only a matter of time before the US government and its compliant media would once again put Nicaragua in their sights. And, that time has indeed come. Last year, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act) which would  cut that already-poor country off More

The Abductees of Japan and Korea

Most of us were not alive when Korea was severed in two at the 38th parallel, and not many people in Western countries even understand what the fighting was originally about, but the recent détente among some of the belligerents of the Korean War makes it possible to finally bring the War to an end and prevent a second holocaust on the Peninsula, possibly even a third world war. The stakes are incredibly high in Korea, just as they are in Syria, and those with a vested interest in sustaining their war-addicted economies are likely to prove the biggest stumbling block to a just and lasting peace. More

This Week on CounterPunch Radio

  • HOST: Eric Draitsercpradio-podcast
  • GUEST: Jeffrey St. Clair & Joshua Frank
  • TOPICS: Trump, Russiagate, Syria and more.

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