Volume 21 no 1
CounterPunch Magazine, January 2014
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In this Issue:
- How AIPAC Became King of the Hill: Jeffrey Blankfort’s searing history of the Israeli lobby in American politics
- Darwin Bond-Graham writes a scathing profile of Motorola Solutions, a secretive spin-off of the tech giant which has quietly become the biggest corporate player in surveillance technology systems.
- Lee Ballinger takes readers deep into the merciless machinery of the US criminal justice system from the perspective of jurors.
- Ruth Fowler returns with a typically sharp class and race-oriented critique of the adoption craze currently trending among upper class white families.
- John White, an Irish physicist and math whiz, puts the outrageous levels of economic inequality into sobering perspective.
- Kim Nicolini with a trenchant assessment of how this year’s crop of Hollywood films portrayed the new economy of greed
- Jeffrey St. Clair offers his list of the best books of 2013 as well as a column on how the coal industry is running roughshod over West Virginia.
- JoAnn Wypijewski contributes a darkly comic account of being stranded in one of the nation’s most loathsome cities.
- Mike Whitney offers a lament for the death of the American consumer.
- Chris Floyd zeroes in on the most iconic (and chilling) moments of the Iraq war.
- Kristin Kolb serves up a measure of hope from the streets of Seattle.