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Google the Advertising Giant

Mostly due to revenue from ads, the Web firm will rake in $60 billion this year, making it bigger than both the newspaper and magazine industries; the hypocrisy of British Prime Minister David Cameron announcing extended austerity from a golden throne sickened more than one; meanwhile, The New York Times is losing talent left and right. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Paying the Price for Unwavering Dissent

CounterPunch, the muckraking political newsletter founded in 1994 by investigative journalist Jeffrey St. Clair and recently deceased iconoclast Alexander Cockburn, has paid a “savage price” for maintaining its deeply critical view of President Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign season.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE


Alexander Cockburn at Ease

Fashion, tips for surviving a police encounter, and why we might all be better off when the American empire crumbles are among the subjects the late CounterPunch editor Alexander Cockburn rapped about in a conversation in the Deep South sometime during the summer of 2006.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Goodbye, Old Friend

He could be infuriating in his lust for truth and social justice, but no serious student of our time can deny Alexander Cockburn’s importance as one of the most principled and insightful political journalists of the past half-century.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE



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CounterPunch Editor Dies

Alexander Cockburn, editor of the political newsletter CounterPunch, lost a two-year battle against cancer when he died in Germany on Friday night.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Alexander Cockburn’s Amerika

Two percent of the U.S. adult population in lockup; 600,000 “stop-and-frisks” in New York City; three-quarters of a million people booked as official sex offenders. Counterpunch editor Alexander Cockburn thinks it’s time we revisit the notion of “fascism.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Tumbrils and the English Language

As George Orwell pointed out more than half a century ago, the storehouse of the English language occasionally needs a good sweep. In the hands of excited, careless or tired writers, words and phrases that once were new or uniquely descriptive become so overused that they seem to threaten the integrity of the language itself. With a broom (or rather, cartwheel) in hand, CounterPunch editor Alexander Cockburn attempts a cleaning.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 READ MORE


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