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NOAM CHOMSKY:

“It is, regrettably, no exaggeration to say that we are living in an era of irrationality, deception, confusion, anger, and unfocused fear — an ominous combination, with few precedents. There has never been a time when it was so important to have a voice of sanity, insight, understanding of what is happening in the world. CounterPunch has performed that essential service with unusual success. It is a matter of paramount importance to ensure that it will continue to do so, with even greater resources than before.”

 

RALPH NADER:

A roaring colosseum of commentary, columnists and tell-it-like-it-was,-is,-and-should be original reportage, complete with a bookstore whose readable volumes tear away the lies, evasions, cover-ups and myths of a censored world. Taste, digest and deepen your mind from this fresh cornucopia called CounterPunch.

 

 

MICHAEL HUDSON:

 

CounterPunch is my favorite site to find the best collection of left-wing criticism of the U.S. and global economic meltdown. That’s why I write for it.

 

PAUL KRASSNER:

 

CounterPunch lives up to its name, responding to lies with facts, to distortion with reality, and to demagoguery with insights.

 

WILLIAM BLUM:

 

I send my monthly Anti-Empire Report directly to thousands of people on my mailing list, but each month I usually get more responses from people who see it on CounterPunch than from any other source. CounterPunch clearly has a great audience worldwide.

 

KATHY KELLY:

“CounterPunch editors and contributors won’t let us fall asleep at the wheel. Sitting up straight and paying attention never felt so good as it has since I began learning from perspectives aired on CounterPunch.”

DIANA JOHNSTONE:

“As someone on both the reading and writing ends of CounterPunch, I find it indispensable. The messages I receive in response to my articles are proof that CounterPunch has a vast audience of attentive readers.”

MIKE WHITNEY:

“I admit it; I’m addicted to CounterPunch. It’s as much a part of my morning routine as coffee and toast. And–like many of you–I depend on CP to fill me in on the news behind the mainstream blabber. When I want to know what’s happenng round the world, I always turn to CounterPunch for the answers. But that kind of coverage costs money, which is why–once a year–CP editors Cockburn and St. Clair have to beat the drum for donations to keep the presses rolling.

“If you are a frequent visitor (like I am), then, please, consider making a contribution. These are lean times for everyone. Still, we need to support the people who are willing to sacrifice their time, effort and talent to bring us the best political newsletter on the Internet. Please give generously.”

DAVID PRICE:

 

CounterPunch fills a crucial gap in allowing us all to retain some control in a world dominated by corporate media outlets. I count on what I read in CounterPunch daily to give me the analysis and news I can’t find anywhere else. The mixture of writing from academics, activists, insiders, and everyday citizens who give a damn makes CounterPunch the first site I check each morning, often reporting stories before other media outlets decide to cover them, other times reporting stories that others will never report. I don’t know of any other news sources that supports critical writers like CounterPunch does; while other editors try and get me to pull back and tone down critiques, Jeff and Alex push their writers to not hold back and get critical views to their readers. I don’t want to think about what would happen if CounterPunch had to cut back on what it offers.

 

JOANN WYPIJEWSKI:

“With CounterPunch, editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair follow in the tradition of history’s great pamphleteers, producing for the digital age — and for us traditionalists who still adore ink on paper — a news sheet that is extraordinary for its eclectic reporting, acute analysis and passion. CounterPunch isn’t just smart; it’s fun and stylish, with a terrifically engaged readership that is as sharp and surprising as the publication itself. So pony up, people, because in dark times it’s important to have a flame, and that’s what CounterPunch is, a political project that faces the day without drear or fear!”

 

STEVE EARLY:

“While many publications have cut-back on their labor coverage, CounterPunch has expanded its reporting and commentary on workers’ struggles of all types, here and abroad. I’ve been a beneficiary of this, both as a reader and contributor. Anyone interested in following the labor controversies of the day should be checking CounterPunch regularly. But remember–alternative media outlets like this can’t survive without our financial help. Let’s keep CounterPunch alive and kicking, with a donation today. Mine just went in the mail!”

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: “CounterPunch is a first class site with a first class audience. Cockburn and St Clair assemble menus that offer to readers interesting perspectives and factual analyses that are essential to navigating our chaotic times. I always read the CounterPunch page”

PAM MARTENS

“CounterPunch provides a perpetual message of hope to me in its fearless pursuit of speaking truth to corrupted power. “

 

JOANN WYPIJEWSKI:

“With CounterPunch, editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Claire follow in the tradition of history’s great pamphleteers, producing for the digital age — and for us traditionalists who still adore ink on paper — a news sheet that is extraordinary for its eclectic reporting, acute analysis and passion. CounterPunch isn’t just smart; it’s fun and stylish, with a terrifically engaged readership that is as sharp and surprising as the publication itself. So pony up, people, because in dark times it’s important to have a flame, and that’s what CounterPunch is, a political project that faces the day without drear or fear!”

ISHMAEL REED:

“Counterpunch is one of a handful of publications where writers like Cecil Brown and me, in order to be published, aren’t required to tone down our content or make nice, or follow the current route to Op-ed, book, film, television, and stage production demanded of black writers: make whites feel good about themselves by depicting blacks as sub-human.”

KATHY KELLY:

“CounterPunch editors and contributors won’t let us fall asleep at the wheel. Sitting up straight and paying attention never felt so good as it has since I began learning from perspectives aired on CounterPunch.”

TARIQ ALI:

“The subjugation of everyday life to the processes of a cynical real-politik imposes on each citizen of Europe, America and elsewhere, an isolation that is a form of humiliation, though many think of it in terms of personal choice. It is necessary to fight back. Counter-information reflecting a different world-view is an essential part of this resistance. Every day, no matter which part of the world I’m in, I make sure to visit Counterpunch for news and views. The oxygen it provides helps to limit the pollution we are forced to breathe.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I send my monthly Anti-Empire Report directly to thousands of people on my mailing list, but each month I usually get more responses from people who see it on CounterPunch than from any other source. CounterPunch clearly has a great audience worldwide.

KATHY KELLY:
“CounterPunch editors and contributors won’t let us fall asleep at the wheel. Sitting up straight and paying attention never felt so good as it has since I began learning from perspectives aired on CounterPunch.”
DIANA JOHNSTONE:
“As someone on both the reading and writing ends of CounterPunch, I find it indispensable. The messages I receive in response to my articles are proof that CounterPunch has a vast audience of attentive readers.”
MIKE WHITNEY:
“I admit it; I’m addicted to CounterPunch. It’s as much a part of my morning routine as coffee and toast. And–like many of you–I depend on CP to fill me in on the news behind the mainstream blabber. When I want to know what’s happenng round the world, I always turn to CounterPunch for the answers. But that kind of coverage costs money, which is why–once a year–CP editors Cockburn and St. Clair have to beat the drum for donations to keep the presses rolling.
“If you are a frequent visitor (like I am), then, please, consider making a contribution. These are lean times for everyone. Still, we need to support the people who are willing to sacrifice their time, effort and talent to bring us the best political newsletter on the Internet. Please give generously.”
DAVID PRICE:

CounterPunch fills a crucial gap in allowing us all to retain some control in a world dominated by corporate media outlets. I count on what I read in CounterPunch daily to give me the analysis and news I can’t find anywhere else. The mixture of writing from academics, activists, insiders, and everyday citizens who give a damn makes CounterPunch the first site I check each morning, often reporting stories before other media outlets decide to cover them, other times reporting stories that others will never report. I don’t know of any other news sources that supports critical writers like CounterPunch does; while other editors try and get me to pull back and tone down critiques, Jeff and Alex push their writers to not hold back and get critical views to their readers. I don’t want to think about what would happen if CounterPunch had to cut back on what it offers.

JOANN WYPIJEWSKI:
“With CounterPunch, editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair follow in the tradition of history’s great pamphleteers, producing for the digital age — and for us traditionalists who still adore ink on paper — a news sheet that is extraordinary for its eclectic reporting, acute analysis and passion. CounterPunch isn’t just smart; it’s fun and stylish, with a terrifically engaged readership that is as sharp and surprising as the publication itself. So pony up, people, because in dark times it’s important to have a flame, and that’s what CounterPunch is, a political project that faces the day without drear or fear!”

STEVE EARLY:
“While many publications have cut-back on their labor coverage, CounterPunch has expanded its reporting and commentary on workers’ struggles of all types, here and abroad. I’ve been a beneficiary of this, both as a reader and contributor. Anyone interested in following the labor controversies of the day should be checking CounterPunch regularly. But remember–alternative media outlets like this can’t survive without our financial help. Let’s keep CounterPunch alive and kicking, with a donation today. Mine just went in the mail!”
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: “CounterPunch is a first class site with a first class audience. Cockburn and St Clair assemble menus that offer to readers interesting perspectives and factual analyses that are essential to navigating our chaotic times. I always read the CounterPunch page”
PAM MARTENS
“CounterPunch provides a perpetual message of hope to me in its fearless pursuit of speaking truth to corrupted power. “

JOANN WYPIJEWSKI:
“With CounterPunch, editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Claire follow in the tradition of history’s great pamphleteers, producing for the digital age — and for us traditionalists who still adore ink on paper — a news sheet that is extraordinary for its eclectic reporting, acute analysis and passion. CounterPunch isn’t just smart; it’s fun and stylish, with a terrifically engaged readership that is as sharp and surprising as the publication itself. So pony up, people, because in dark times it’s important to have a flame, and that’s what CounterPunch is, a political project that faces the day without drear or fear!”
ISHMAEL REED:
“Counterpunch is one of a handful of publications where writers like Cecil Brown and me, in order to be published, aren’t required to tone down our content or make nice, or follow the current route to Op-ed, book, film, television, and stage production demanded of black writers: make whites feel good about themselves by depicting blacks as sub-human.”
KATHY KELLY:
“CounterPunch editors and contributors won’t let us fall asleep at the wheel. Sitting up straight and paying attention never felt so good as it has since I began learning from perspectives aired on CounterPunch.”
TARIQ ALI:
“The subjugation of everyday life to the processes of a cynical real-politik imposes on each citizen of Europe, America and elsewhere, an isolation that is a form of humiliation, though many think of it in terms of personal choice. It is necessary to fight back. Counter-information reflecting a different world-view is an essential part of this resistance. Every day, no matter which part of the world I’m in, I make sure to visit Counterpunch for news and views. The oxygen it provides helps to limit the pollution we are forced to breathe.”