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Iraq and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Nouri al-Maliki and Barack Obama

The other day I went to my local library to read Hillary Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices. I found it dull, and it didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. 604 more words


5 @ CounterPunch

I’m delighted to have five of my sonnets appearing at Counterpunch! Counterpunch’s “Poet’s Basement” is edited by Marc Beaudin.

John Lowther

Counterpunch Release Video For "Destroyed By Lions"

Counterpunch have released a video for their song,”Destroyed By Lions.”
The song will be released on their upcoming ablum Bruises, in August thru Cyber Tracks.


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