WAR CRIMES AS POLICY

NEW DIGITAL COUNTERPUNCH: Rob Urie on THE FAILURE OF LIBERAL ECONOMIC TINKERING; and Eric Draitser on THE NEW POWER STRUGGLE IN IRAQ. Inside the APRIL magazine: Douglas Valentine and Nicolas Davies detail the strategic use of torture and assassination by US forces during the Iraq War; RAVE ON: Lee Ballinger on the latest in the war on youth: police crackdowns on raves; THE AFGHAN WAR COMES HOME TO PHILLY: Dave Lindorff reports on the drone base in Philadelphia, which is now a legitimate target of Al Qaeda; FRACKING FRENZY HITS CALIFORNIA: Joshua Frank on the drive to frack the Monterrey Shale unrestrained by any environmental regulations; GOSPEL OF THE SLUMS: Daniel Edwards reports from Buenos Aires on Pope Francis’s hostility toward Liberation Theology during the Dirty War.

Dave Lindorff is a founding member of ThisCantBeHappening!, an online newspaper collective, and is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press).

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