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Widespread Abuse and Police Brutality in Haiti’s Ile a Vache » CounterPunch

To govern by decree, or diktat, is the definition of a dictatorship, and this the Haitian executive branch does with great zeal. On the other hand, to call Haiti’s executive branch a dictatorship would be too kind, given that this administration lacks even a building in which to conduct its affairs and runs its business from hotels. 208 more words


Fury and Chisora have the chance to really make a statement

It is finally fight week for Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora, who get it on at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester next Saturday. It should be a good fight, a decent clash of styles, two colourful characters and two exciting, and flawed, boxers. 568 more words


Burns' defeat leaves Scottish boxing in a difficult position

It seems unlikely that Ricky Burns will decide to retire following his stunning loss to Dejan Zlaticanin last Friday, but the route back to the top is starting to look a long one. 518 more words


India's Saffron Capitalism - Radhika Desai in Counterpunch

Radhika Desai

It is clear that the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in New Delhi is unapologetically devoted to corporate interests and promises to bring the wonders of Modi’s Gujarat ‘model’ to the rest of India. 375 more words

Radhika Desai

Franklin Lamb (Counterpunch) ISIS, Iraq: Towards the "Liberation" of Palestine.

Organises ‘fun days’ for kids says Franklin Lamb in Counterpunch.

Counterpunch has published some well-informed reports on the unfolding civil war in Iraq, notably by… 927 more words


History awaits for greatest amateur Lomachenko

One of the regular questions that gets thrown the way of any boxing writer is to “name the greatest boxer you have ever seen live”. The easy answer is Mayweather. 881 more words


Curse of the Big Apple stacks up against Rose

Ron Lewis

If things did not seem tough enough for Brian Rose in New York this weekend, history is very much against him too. Rose challenges Demetrius Andrade for the WBO light-middleweight title on Saturday night at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, and not many give the man from Blackpool much of a chance. 543 more words