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Volume 20 no 8

CounterPunch Magazine, August 2013

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In this Issue:

  • Syria and the Hypocrisy of Colonialism:  Jennifer Loewenstein explains why the Syria civil war is an engineered catastrophe by tracing the grim history of French and British colonial meddling in the Middle East.
  • Snowden & Latin America: Daniel Edwards reports from Argentina on the reaction to Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA spying and the strong-armed tactics to keep him from gaining asylum in South America
  • Wildfires & Climate Change: Joshua Frank takes a Dantestque road trip through the Western Fire Zones
  • Obama’s Education, Inc.: Steve Horn exposes the Obama administration’s playbook to privatize education and the cronies who stand to make a killing
  • Dysfunctional Island: Jeb Sprague reports on the bleak political situation on Hispaniola
  • Manning & the Politics of Contrition: Binoy Kampmark on the meaning of Manning’s apologia
  • Jeffrey St. Clair on the new war on wolves
  • JoAnn Wypijewski defends the automobile
  • Kristin Kolb on the Work-Until-You-Drop Ethic
  • Mike Whitney on Ben Bernanke’s QE Ruse
  • Chris Floyd on whistleblowers
  • Lee Ballinger on class politics in the music industry