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Dear Boonville

I drive straight down your lonesome middle the other day and almost don’t recognize where I am. There are a lot of fancy city cars…

Blindman

It was 1971 and we had just moved from the city to the Mathias Ranch six miles south of Boonville with an overwhelming load of…

Farewell to Our Greatest President

We bid a sad adieu to Gerald Ford. Here at CounterPunch it has always been our position that Gerald Ford was America's greatest President. Transferring…

Censoring Labor

Most people, of course, work for a living. They spend at least half their lives working and, in fact, define themselves by their jobs. They…

Bird Flu Chicken Poop

Every time I see the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, I wonder if it's worth torturing myself by trusting that paper to give me a picture…

Clowns In Sri Lanka

I work for the Hong Kong Red Cross in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. My title is Volunteer Construction Delegate. Way back in February I wrote about…

The Massacre at Ludlow

It began at 10 o’clock on that morning of April 20, 1914, in the southern Colorado town of Ludlow. National guardsmen, professional gunmen and others…

Privatizing Public Water

Nearly 8% of the planet's population (400 million people) now drink privatized water — but the numbers are not big enough for the world's water…

Of Bicycles and Oil Wars

Behold the hills of Marin. The stately redwoods grow tall and prosper, and they provide shelter for myriad birds and shade for the ferns on…

How the FBI Spied On Edward Said

“The FBI has a long, ignoble tradition of monitoring and harassing America’s top intellectuals. While people ranging from Albert Einstein, William Carlos Williams to Martin…

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