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Volume 20 no 5

CounterPunch Magazine, May 2013

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In this issue:

  • Hollywood and the CIA: Film historian Ed Rampell details Hollywood’s entangled relationship with the CIA and the Pentagon.
  • Houses of the Dead: Nancy Kurshan exposes the cruel human rights offenses taking place inside America’s vast gulag of Control Unit Prisons.
  • Brotherhood of Summer: David Macaray charts the history of the most powerful union in the US: the Baseball Players Association.
  • Tar Sands Come to America: Steve Horn explains how the Keystone Pipeline debates have diverted attention from Big Oil’s other plans to transport Alberta’s oil into the US.
  • Jeffrey St. Clair on Constitutional Entropy
  • Mike Whitney on How the Banks Targeted Blacks
  • Chris Floyd on The Rise of Britain’s Tea Party
  • Kristin Kolb on The Needle and the Damage Done
  • Kim Nicolini on the Films of William Friedkin
  • Lee Ballinger on Poets vs. the One Percent