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Issue 86 (June 2014)
84 PAGES - Secrecy and Lies in Big Business, Government and Media are the themes of this month's main features by John W. Whitehead and David Cromwell & David Edwards. In addition, you won’t want to miss our stories on the decline and decay of the heart of America’s towns and cities by Linh Dinh and Peter Van Buren; and a four-essay look at the problems of the Ukraine by John Pilger, Jonathan Power, Philip Kraske and Jeff Nygaard. We’ve also got stories on World Cup soccer: a flashback by Tony Sutton and a look forward to the troubled Brazilian games that will take place over the next two months by Dave Zirin. Plus, as usual, lots more superb writing.
PLUS –This issue’s second offering is THE RAGGED RIGHT COLLECTION, 32 pages of writing on Journalism (and Journalists).
Issue 85 (May 2014)
84 PAGES - Articles by Andrew S. Fischer on the Death of the Middle Class; while Neal Clark tells us why he’s so confused; Conn Hanninen on the forthcoming break-up of Europe; Forbes Howie looks at the Mating Rituals of Giant Pandas; Michael I. Niman predicts a new Cold War; Andy Piascik applauds America’s new heroes; Felicity Arbuthnot examines the West’s strange idea of freedom; while John Pilger writes about the extension of apartheid in South Africa. In addition we’ve got a 10-pages of photographs by Martin Jenkinson from the British Miners’ Strike and a new 16-page Books section with features by Chris Hedges, Tony
PLUS –This issue’s second offering is The Best Of Ragged Right, a 32-page collection of writing on Journalism 9and journalists).
Issue 84 (April 2014)
84 PAGES - The Battle For Ukraine: Analysis and photographs that you didn’t read in your morning paper, by J.P. Sottile, Diana Johnstone, Andy Piascik, Sasha Maksymenko, Randall Amster, Norman Solomon and Fred Reed. In an excerpt from a new book about the British Miners’ Strike, Grenville Williams tells how police falsified statements after the notorious Battle of Orgreave. Tim Knight recalls being captured by rebel forces in the Congo while in the company of a friend now accused of political assassination; Greg Palast reveals the real villain of the Exxon Valdez disaster 25 years ago; and Dave Zirin tells how Israeli soldiers crippled two Palestinian soccer stars. We’ve got a new story by Joe Bageant, insight from John Pilger, John W. Whitehead, Chris Hedges, Chellis Glendinning, George Monbiot, and much more.
PLUS –This issue’s second offering, BROKEN BRIDGE – is a 54-pahe short story from Mike Palecek.
Issue 83 (March 2014)
84 PAGES - Inside Ireland’s House Of Evil: Our cover story consists of two remarkable first person accounts of abuse at one of Ireland’s most notorious children’s homes, by Alan Rodgers. Other notable reads include Chris Hedges’ insights into the dangerous thoughts of the leading military minds in the United States, and Trevor Grundy’s recounting of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing’s foray into communism. Brian Terrell tells how Iowa is being turned into a war zone; Jonathan Cook describes Israel’s huge bubble of denial; while other features include an 11- page excerpt from The Book Of Death, by James Whyle; Danny Schechter writes about the snubbing of Nelson Mandela; Michael Parenti talks about the upside of life in slums. Plus much more great reading.
PLUS –This issue’s second offering, FREEDOM’S CHILDREN – is a brilliant photo essay from South Africa before the downfall of Apartheid, by British photographer Duncan Mangham.
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Issue 82 (Feb 2014)
80 PAGES - Three big features this month, focussing on: 1. The shifting of wealth and power to the rich - articles by John W. Whitehead, Chris Hedges, Rowan Wolf, Bill Quigley and Sam Pizzigati; 2. The Death of Ariel Sharon, the Butcher of Beirut, marked by essays from David Edwards, Uri Avnery, Alan Hart and Ramzy Baroud; and 3. The Growth of Media Propaganda, with articles from David Cromwell, John Pilger and John Kozy. We’ve also got features on the quest for ‘clean’ coal has resulted in poisoned water in West Virginia, by Trish Kahle; Neil Young’s journey into Alberta’s oilsands, by Eric Walberg; and soccer stories from England and Chile. Plus much more.
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Issue 81 (Jan 2014)
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ONE COUNTRY, TWO HISTORIES: John Pilger takes a penetrating look at the harsh differences between the cash-strapped North of England and the richer London and South; Alexander Zaitchik visits a US gun fair and finds a stack of bomb-making advice; Sam Pizzigati wonders why the rich and powerful are so callous; Tony Sutton takes a 10-hour bus trip; Trevor Grundy travels to South Korea to gain some new insights into the conflict in the Middle East; David Cromwell is critical of fossil-fuel corporation attempts to foil action on climate control; while Fred Reed takes a contrary look at Veterans’ Day from a new angle. We’ve also got three book excerpts on counterinsurgency, Nelson Mandela, and the fate of wounded soldiers when they return home from war. Plus much more
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HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS: Our cover story is a whimsical photo essay of barber shops in Johannesburg, South Africa, by Alon Skuy. We’ve also got two long book excerpts: the first – from James A. Mitchell’s The Walrus and the Elephants – offers a glimpse of John Lennon’s life as Hippy Messiah after his arrival in New York City in 1970; the second comes from David Swanson’s finely-reasoned War No More. We’ve also got conflicting opinions on whether Israel is or is not an Apartheid State from Uri Avneri and Jonathan Cook; while Chris Hedges wants to get the real class war started, David Edwards looks at the treatment of Glenn Greenwald by the British media, John Pilger writes about the new ‘Great Game’, and David Cromwell is intrigued by reaction to British comedian Russell Brand’s call for revolution. Plus much more.
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Terror in Nairobi – Trevor Grundy’s cover story takes a close look at the recent attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall, its causes and likely effects on world security. Also in this issue: Michael I. Niman looks at the likely impact of global warming on the soon-to-be-opened Arctic sea routes; John W. Whitehead is concerned about the antics of trigger-happy cops; Andrew S. Fischer contrasts the stock market with your local casino and decides that your chances of winning are about the same; Philip Kraske sees hope in the reluctance of the people to follow politicians into needless wars; Linh Dinh is unimpressed by Atlantic City; two long book excerpts; and much, much more from some of our favourite writers including John Pilger, George Monbiot, Fred Reed, William Blum, Norman Solomon, Jonathan Cook, Michael Parenti and Chellis Glendinning.
THE CRIME OF WAR – This month's cover story is an 8-page graphic representation of Wilfred Owen's
classic poem about the use of poison gas in World War I, a poem that has assumed greater resonance in this tumultuous time. Other important stories in this issue include David Edwards’ examination of the media’s hypocritical responses to other massacres, revolutions and military coups, and John W. Whitehead’s indictment of the US National Security Agency. Felicity Arbuthnot contrasts two recent births – one in London, the other in Iraq, Stan Cox peers into the future, Chellis Glendinning remembers the past, and Tony Sutton writes about the milking of soccer’s fans. Plus much, much more.
A TALE OF TWO CAMDENS – This month we contrast life in Camden, New Jersey, and Camden Town, England.
Linh Dinh's ColdType cover story, The City That America Forgot features a city traumatised by the flight of manufacturing and jobs from the United States, lost in the depths of 21st Century urban decay.
The other Camden, seen in Down Town, our separate 20-page photo-essay by British photojournalist Belvin Corriette, is thriving, and one of the key areas of London’s tourist and entertainment industries.
Other top stories this month include major articles on the Edward Snowden affair, the fight back against rapacious capitalism, the military coup in Egypt, and a long excerpt from Juliette Volcler’s new book, Extremely Loud: Sound As A Weapon.
72 Pages: This month's Cover Story is a collection of five essays – by John W, Whitehead, David Swanson, Alan Maas, Norman Solomon and George Monbiot – on the latest scandals affecting the world’s beacons of ‘freedom’ and the witchhunts for the whistleblowers involved. Other key stories include more tales of deception and treachery, involving Nelson Mandela, Syria and the London bombings.
PLUS – Our second feature this month is IN DREAMS: Into Africa With A Car-load Of Soccer Balls, a 16-page photo essay by Belgian photographer Jessica Hilltout, excerpted from her book Amen, with text by Tony Sutton
76 Pages: This month’s Cover Story, Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags, provides a disturbing insight into conditions inside the most secure prisons in the United States. It’s chilling reading from a country that lays claim to being the freest and most humane in the world. Other main stories in this issue include excerpts from a new book by Loretta Napoleoni and a classic by Michael Parenti; and essays from South Africa by Danny Schechter and Tony Sutton. We’ve also got stories on the financial crisis, Syria, Martin Luther King Jr, Margaret Thatcher and Adolf Hitler. Plus much more. Writers include David Edwards, Norman Solomon, Alison Weir, Sam Pizzigati, George Monbiot, Nima Shirazi. It’s one of our best issues yet, so don’t miss it . . .
PLUS – A FREE BOOK: Our second feature is Dissecting The News & Lighting The Fuse: Dispatches From The Media War, a new 216-page book that features the best work of Danny Schechter, the News Dissector. Danny has been reporting on the media for many years and this book is published on the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed volume, The More You Watch, The Less You Know.
76 Pages: This month's Cover Story, Death of a President, covers the death and legacy of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, with essays by Greg Palast, Pepe Escobar and Jeffrey R. Webber. We've also got Chris Hedges's notes from the indictment of whistleblower Bradley Manning, Mark Mule's wonderful story of the problems of touring with a non-union production of the Broadway show, The Wizard of Oz; Mark Clemson's story of a man who was convicted of murder although he was locked up in a police cell at the time; and much much more.
72 Pages: Cover story is Julie Mattkaei’s tale of how she tried to introduce a radical new perspective to her university economics courses – an illustrated excerpt from the book Meme Wars. We’ve also got stories on the morality (or lack of) of America’s drone warfare, the Iran Hostage Crisis, how the rich get greedier and richer, the failure of ‘trickle down’ economics, how the media allows Israel to get away with murder, and much, much more. Writers include David Cromwell, David Swanson, John Pilger, Norman Solomon, John W. Whitehead, Deepa Kumar, Jeff Nygaard, George Monbiot and others.
72 Pages: Cover story this month is Tony Sutton's Las Vegas: Behind The Bright Lights, a photo essay that captures street life away from the gaze of the city that never sleeps. Sharing our spotlight is a 16-page excerpt from Sam Pizzigati's brilliant new book, The Rich Don't Always Win, which tells of a time when the rich in the United States paid their fair share of their earnings into the taxman's coffers. Other great reads this month include essays by Edward S. Herman, David Cromwell, Ray McGovern, David Swanson and others.
PLUS: Our second freebie is a 26-page short story by Philip Kraske in e-book format. The Narrative tells one version of the capture of Osama Bin Laden, a piece of fiction that probably makes more sense than the official version. – Tony Sutton, Editor
70 Pages: Cover story this month is Arun Gupta’s journey back to Niles, Ohio, where steelworkers are striking to protect their community as it falls deeper into a
post-industrial abyss. Other top stories include Edward S. Herman’s indictment of the double standards and hypocrisy that mark the West’s flawed concepts of ‘war on terrorism’ and ‘humanitarian intervention’; Dave Lindorff’s observations of the United States as a society that is ‘armed to the teeth, but living in fear’; while Jim d’Eugenio finds error and omission in Bill O’Reilly’s new book on the Kennedy assassination. And much more . . .
PLUS: Our second freebie this month is a 24-page e-book, Anatomy Of a ‘Terrorist’ Prosecution, a report by Katherine Hughes on the disturbing case of an American doctor who is now serving 22 years in jail for helping to feed sick and starving Iraqi children. – Tony Sutton, Editor
70 Pages: Cover story this month is Fred Reed’s essay reminding us that playing soldiers is part of the male genome. Really. Helps explain why, despite the efforts of generations of mothers, little boys would still rather play with toy soldiers than their sisters’ dolls. The urge to wage war features strongly in this issue, with essays on the attack on the US embassy in Libya, the race to neutralise Iran’s non-existent nukes, Afghanistan’s 11 years of occupation, the West’s propaganda attacks on Syria and more. Writers include Edward S. Herman, Greg Palast, Philip Kraske, Linda McQuaig, John Pilger, Deepa Kimar and Diana Johnstone.
PLUS: Our second freebie this month is a 28-page excerpt from Stones Against A Mirror, Hugh Lewin’s award-winning book of bombing, friendship and betrayal in apartheid South Africa.– Tony Sutton, Editor
86 Pages: Our biggest issue so far. Cover story is Eamonn McCann’s tale of the strange affair of Marian Price, a gravely-ill former IRA bomber, who has been detained by the British government. The story says much about the state’s denial of legal and human rights to its citizens. Other stories cover the suspicious and unresolved death in 1961 of UN chief Dag Hammarskjold in a plane crash, how Karl Rove and his billionaire chums are trying to fix the US election, why Julian Assange is right to avoid trial in Sweden, and much more. Contributors include Greg Palast, Edward S. Herman, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, George Monbiot and many others.
PLUS: Our second freebie this month is a 66-page e-book, The Terrorist's Brother, in which investigative reporter Jason Leopold tells the amazing tale of the FBI and the US-based brother of Al Qaeda terrorist, Abu Zubaidah.– Tony Sutton, Editor
68 Pages: Cover story is Jonathan Cook’s analysis of the West’s build-up to war in Syria, in which the West’s choice of ‘White Hat’ fighters are those democracy/freedom lovers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, who are using oil money to fund the dissident forces.
Our second main emphasis this issue is on the rise of drone warfare, its effect on society, and the unforeseen dangers of almost certain blowback. Other stories tackle the threat of agri-capital to Africa, the problems of sticking too closely to the US constitution, racism in Israel and much more.
PLUS: Our second freebie this month is a brand-new 148-page e-book, in which Edward S. Herman and David Peterson take a long and critical look at Steven Pinker’s best-seller, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. – Tony Sutton, Editor
74 Pages: Cover story is Stan Winer’s essay on the remarkable and tragic life of Gibson Kente, leading playwright of South Africa’s apartheid era, who was hailed as a prophet and genius and damned as a traitor.
Other main essays examine the perilous state of the US nation by Chris Hedges and David Michael Green, while Bill Quigley and Hugh Gusterson add their voices to an international outcry over their country’s increasing reliance on drones to kill its enemies (and anyone else who happens to be present). We’ve also got articles on the economy, sexual abuse, the criminalisation of schoolkids and London’s lockdown Olympics. And lots more.
PLUS: Our second section this month is the first of our new series of FREE e-books, in which Ritt Goldstein tells how the Swedish government makes life miserable for political immigrants, himself included. I hope you enjoy it all. – Tony Sutton, Editor
84 Pages: Cover story this month is Zach D. Roberts' angry recounting of events at last month’s demonstration outside New York’s Zuccotti Park by Occupy activists. His rage stemmed from the sheer amount of police violence by New York’s ‘Finest”, says Roberts, who was particularly affronted by the violence and indifference shown towards a young girl who was literally thrown from a bus.
Our second key essay this month is Michael Parenti’s indictment of the US hospital system, in which he was a recent guest. He is amazed – as is David Michael Green in the essay that follows – at the manner in which ‘socialist’ health care is available for the nation’s leaders, but not the voters.
Looking further afield, we have three notable stories: Ian Jack explains why Britain’s Falklands War couldn’t be waged on the scale of Margaret Thatcher’s Armada 30 years ago; South African Gillian Schutte tells of the white fear of the faces of young black men that is the cause of so much racial tension around the world; and Felicity Arbuthnot looks inside a dead woman’s diary to relive her nation’s agony on the 21st anniversary of the war on Iraq.
Other articles include features on Bruce Springsteen, remote control killing, the march to fascism, a look at Vladimir Putin and Ayn Rand (but not in the same story), the re-election of George Galloway to Britain’s Parliament, another short story from PuzzleMonkey. And lots more. I hope you enjoy it all. – Tony Sutton, Editor
88 Pages: The cover story of this month’s biggest-ever issue returns to the Middle East where the world is being prepared for a replay of the just-ended war in Iraq. Our seven essays by writers in North America and Europe point out, among other things, that there seems to be a media blackout of the fact that Israel also acquired its nuclear arsenal by devious means, won’t let anyone examine its nuclear plants, and is far more aggressive than Iran. Never let the truth get in the way of a good war is the message, it would seem.
Our European contributors for the cover story are David Edwards, Diana Johnstone, Stuart Littlewood and Barry Lando; with Philip Giraldi, William Blum and David Swanson providing the North American commentary.
Other multi-part features in ths issue include essays on the economy by John Kozy and Danny Schechter; while John Pilger and Trevor Grundy offer contrasting opinions on the legacy of former British PM Tony Blair; and John W. Whitehead, Tom Engelhardt and George Monbiot share their outrage over the US policy of drone warfare and its threat to democracy. So much for the US claim of bringing freedom to the world. Other essays deal with the strange death of Muammar Gaddafi (remember him?), the planned boycott of Israeli goods, the future of the Occupy movement, religious infiltration of schools and a book review by Edward S. Herman. We’ve also got two short stories and a new photo feature – This World. Enjoy it all. – Tony Sutton, Editor
74 Pages: Cover story this month is an 8-page photo-essay, by London journalist Jack Laurenson, on the reasons why campaigners are battling to get Dow Chemicals out of this year’s Olympic Games. We’ve also got stories on the strange aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, the creation of the world’s first bunker state, the sinking of the petrodollar, how killing Iraqis has made us all safer, and the lunacy of the US republican presidential campaign. Plus much more. In addition, this month sees our first – but not last – piece of fiction, and a stinging piece of political satire. Writers include old favourites including John Pilger, Sherwood Ross, David Swanson and Alan Maas and new regulars (we hope) such as Chellis Glendinning, Glenn Ford and our short story author, the cryptically named PuzzleMonkey. – Tony Sutton, Editor
72 Pages: Cover Feature in this issue is a 7-part, 24-page section Target Iran, on the propaganda build-up to what may become another major Middle Eastern war. Other stories include an analysis of the attack on Libya, the hypocrisy of Israel, the prime time war, one man’s journey to jail, the zombies who ate the economy and much, much more
64 Pages: Cover story is Felicity Arbuthnot’s impassioned indictment of the hypocrisy of the Western world’s celebration of Remembrance Day at the same time as political leaders are sending their armed forces on missions of slaughter against some of the poorest nations on earth. Other stories include the end/beginning of the Occupy movement and its surge towards a social and political revolution in North America, an alternative look at the legacy of Steve Jobs, the war on drugs (and family pets), America’s 51st state and much more. Writers include John Dugard, Jason Leopold, John Pilger, George Monbiot, Chris Hedges, Michael I. Niman, David Cromwell and Elizabeth Murray
64 Pages: Cover story this month is an 11-page section on the War on Wall Street with words by Tom Engelhardt and Richard Pithouse, accompanied by David Shankbone’s photo essay on the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City and a full-page cartoon from Mark Hurwitt. Other stories include three essays on the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Bagram Air Force Base and other ‘black’ sites around the world – essays that make us wonder about the silence of the North American public in the face of such imperial inhumanity. We also feature enlightening stories from Colombia, England, Mexico, Israel, South Africa and Libya from writers such as John Pilger, Conor Gearty, Bill Van Auken, George Monbiot, John Kozy and Hollman Morris
Extra: Jonathan Cook examines London’s Guardian, the world’s foremost ‘left wing’ newspaper and finds that it’s not as liberal as it claims to be, especially in its treatment of some of the world’s most prominent and most outspoken social activists
64 Pages: Last month’s riots in London showed how Western governments react under crisis in much the same way as the foreign dictators they’re so keen to overthrow. Prime Minister David Cameron’s calls to clamp down on social media and Blackberry messaging and for draconian prison sentences for what would normally be treated as minor offences are a worrying indicator of how fine the gap is between democracy and fascism in these nervous first decades of the 21st Century. In our coverage of the riots we have reports from Felicity Arbuthnot, who lives in the heart of the riot-hit area of the city, and John Pilger, who looks behind the headlines at the causes of the unrest, which were conveniently glossed over by most of Britain’s frenzied media – with the notable exception of the Guardian – wallowed in a sea of rage and hypocrisy. This issue also looks at the worrying change of role of NATO in Libya from peace-keeper to war-maker, the 10th anniversary of 9-11, and much, much more.
64 Pages :Cover story this month is Jonathan Cook’s article about Israeli government actions that are stripping away freedoms of expression from its increasingly-polarised citizens. You won’t want to miss Trevor Grundy’s account of four elderly Kenyans who are causing severe embarrassment to the British government with their allegations of torture, including castration, during the Mau Mau rebellion against British rule in their country during the 1950s. We’ve also got a couple of essays, by John Pilger and William Rivers Pitt, on the crisis facing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after revelations of phone-tapping at his biggest-selling British newspaper; plus the story of an invasion of jellyfish that is threatening fish stocks – and nuclear power plants, an interview with an eco-warrior; what, we hope, are the final words on Sarah Palin, and much more.
1. Back to the, er, past . . . This month we’ve changed our name from The ColdType Reader back to the original, and simpler, title of ColdType. It’s the third time we’ve changed our name: the first incarnation of ColdType was in tabloid printed format; then, after a long hiatus, it became ColdType2, an e-magazine inside ColdType.net. After a couple of issues, we switched to the less-confusing ColdType Reader. Now, with our 57th issue, we’re back where we began: ColdType. – Tony Sutton, editor
2. 64 Pages, 19 essays . . . Cover story is John Pilger’s report on how WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange won this year’s Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. We’ve also got articles on US and NATO war-mongering, California’s crowded prisons, Walmart in Africa, the end of affluence, Netanyahu and the Congressional Yo-Yos, a tribute to singer-poet Gil Scott-Heron - and much, much more.
3. In The Sorting Office . . . This month’s ColdType Extra is a monumental essay by British writer James Meek, who investigates the role of governments and corporations in the postal service of the future. The essay is especially relevant for Canadian readers, who are suffering rolling strikes as postal workers clash with their bosses over pay and pensions.
80 Pages: f5.6 should be right, Greg Marinovich & Joao Silva; Surprise, surpise! Iraq war was about oil, Ray McGovern; The strange death of multiculturalism, Trevor Grundy; More humanitarian regime change, Alan Maas; Bug Affairs, Hugh Pennington; A tale of two hospitals, Barry Lando; War reporting: Ours and theirs, Simon Liem; The Abu Ghraib pictures you haven’t seen, Nick Turse; the shrinking of New Orleans, Bill Berkowitz; Cowards and crack dealers, David Michael Green; Palestine unity and the new Middle East, Ramzy Baroud; Osama Bin Lynched, David Swanson; Where is your democracy?, Kathy Kelly; Why facts no longer matter, Danny Schechter; Need boots on the ground? Call Mr Transom, Philip Kraske; Harper can’t beat the BS-detector, Michael Keefer; Traveling along the highway of death, John W. Whitehead; Hurwitt’s Eye, Mark Hurwitt; Humanitarian intervention, again!, William Blum; Where have all the graveyards gone?, Adam Hochschild; Marching for Anzac in the 51st State, John Pilger
64 Pages:THE WAR ON LIBYA: Stop arming dictators. Stop killing civilians, Medea Benjamin & Charles Davis, Our trillion dollar turd sandwich, David Swanson; Oil, banks, the UN and troubled waters, Felicity Arbuthnot; War in Libya, control of the Mediterranean, Rick Rozoff; Obama on Libya: A war for US interests, Bill van Auken; Hurwitt’s eye, Mark Hurwitt
TRIBUTE TO JOE BAGEANT: My brother Joe, Tony Sutton; Man who cared about people, not money, Fred Reed; Poet and redneck revolutionary, Marc Campbell
PLUS: The Gold and the Stone, Uri Avnery; Not war, not peace, Jack Laurenson; Victim of the military empire, John W. Whitehead; It’s still their fault, Bernard Porter; Bait and switch, Sam Pizzigat; Libya and the Holy Triumvirate, William Blum; Bendib’s World, Khalil Bendib; A tale of two countries, David Michael Green; Not your father’s culture war, Bill Berkowitz; So this is how the other half lives, Damian Bathersby
EXCLUSIVE – LIFE AND DEATH ON THE MAVI MARMARA: Canadian aid worker Kevin Neish was one of 581 passengers on the Mavi Marmara, the lead vessel of the Gaza freedom flotilla that was attacked in international waters on May 31, 2010, while on a mission of mercy to deliver aid to residents of Gaza. Israeli commandos boarded the ship, killed nine of its passengers, arrested the others and confiscated their cameras and film-making equipment. Neish, however, hid the memory card from his camera and smuggled it to safety. In this special photo report, ColdType publishes many of the pictures for the first time, along with Neish’s story of how he managed to get the photographs away from his interrogators
INSIDE THIS MONTH'S READER: Cover story is Fighting For Your Future, a 23-page section on the battle in Wisconsin against Governor Scott Walker’s plans to eviscerate public sector unions. Bill Lueders, Vicky Kratz, Michael I. Niman and Andy Kroll wrote the words, Dana O’Shea provided the 7-Page photo essay.
PLUS: More great essays and book excerpts from Ray McGovern, William Blum, David Swanson, Bill Lueders, John Pilger, Richard Pithouse, Fred Reed, George Monbiot and Danny Schechter
80 Pages: NEW DAWN IN EGYPT – The Revolution Is Being Televised, Fazila Farouk & Jess Hurd; It’s Egypt’s Revolution, Not Ours, Chris Hedges; A Lesson In Revolution And Hypocrisy, Andy Worthington; Hurwitt’s Eye, Mark Hurwitt; Walk Like An Egyptian, David Michael Green; Kissinger On Egypt? Give Us A Break!, Barry Lando
PLUS: Criminal Kosovo: America’s Gift To Europe, Diana Johnstone; Darwin Was Right, Fred Reed; Britain’s Real Domestic Terrorists, George Monbiot; The War On Wikileaks, John Pilger; The US Media: Selling Views, Calling It News, John Kozy; The Palestine Papers, Jonathan Cook; Obama’s Plan To Take Over The Internet, John Whitehead; Media As A Branch Of Government, Justin Raimondo; Nothing But Sh*t Strewn Everywhere, Jeff Archer; I’m Okay. You’re Criminally Insane, Michael I. Niman; Bendib’s World, Khalil Bendib; Shot In The Head, Alison Weir; A Cautionary Tale, William Blum; Why Washington Hates Hugo Chavez, Mike Whitney; Future Weapons For Future Wars, Nick Turse; Life At The Top, Sam Pizzigati; The Imperial War Presidency, David Swanson; Bradley Manning’s Torture: What’s New?, Sherwood Ross
64 Pages: Essays from The Future: Brave New Dystopia (Chris Hedges), Happy New Year, 2030 (David Michael Green), The ‘Total Control Society’ is Here (John W. Whitehead).
Essays on The Economy: Tax the Rich! (Michael I. Niman), The Few, the Proud, the Filthy Rich (Alan Maas), Portraits of Greed (Sam Pizzigati), the UK’s Odious Debt (George Monbiot)
The Rest: The Techno-Fantasies of Evo Morales (Chellis Glendinning), Why Are Wars Not Reported Honestly? (John Pilger), the Torturers Revisited (Paul Balles), Ex-Spooks v. Assange (Sherwood Ross), Death Squads v. Democracy (Michael Keefer), Literary Outsider (Philip Kraske), Media Hit of the Year (Danny Schechter), Education at Gunfire (Ramzy Baroud), Avoiding the New Devil’s Island (William Blum)
64 Pages: COVER STORY – ON THE BEACH: Photo-Essay on the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Disaster by Jess Hurd. Plus: We’re Heading To Intolerance (Michael I. Niman), Things That Won’t Go Away (William Blum), Bush’d Again (Greg Palast), A Speech For Endless War (Norman Solomon), Towering Lunacy (George Monbiot), Flying The Flag, Faking The News (John Pilger), A Perfect Storm For Propaganda (Jeff Nygaard), Spy Vs Spy (John Feffer), Reading Harry Potter At Guantanamo (Andy Worthington), The Generals Box In Obama On Afghanistan (Ray McGovern), The Secrets In Israel’s Archives (Jonathan Cook), Ground Zero: Ours And Theirs (Kathy Kelly), Red And Green (Uri Avnery), Why The Wars Can’t Be Won (John Kozy), The Strange World Of Steve Forbes (David Michael Green), Rebranding Iraq (Ramzy Baroud), Freedom And Illusion (Fred Reed), Who’s Talking About What Matters? (Danny Schechter), Ecocide In Paradise (Michael Meacher)
Issue 50 (3 sections)
64-Page MAIN SECTION: The 50th Issue of the ColdType Reader features 18 powerful new essays on: Life After Employment, the Fight Against Drones, the Criminalisation of Marijuana, Tony Blair’s Strange New Journey, Disappearing Democracy, Bad Wars and Good People, Music’s War on Racism, and facsism Scientific Madness, Frankenstein’s Tea Party, Forgotten Heroes, the Folly of Empire, the Threat of Totalitarianism, Saying No to Hamas, the Case for Violent Revolution and a critical look at Oliver Stone’s Latest Movie on Wall Street.
GROWING UP 1 - 27 pages - Love, Hate and The Leader: Trevor Grundy's early years weren't like those of his schoolpals in London - his parents were members of Oswald Mosely's British Union of Fascists and his father was jailed for his Nazi sympathies during World War II. Grundy was brought up to hate Jews, a hatred that had an ironic twist that he discovered just before his mother's tragic death. Read a chapter from his book, Memoir Of A Fascist Childhood, the essay that prompted the book, and a special introduction warning of the danger of a resurging fascist movement in Britain today - this time their enemies are immigrants, not Jews.
GROWING UP 2 - 15 pages -Class Rules: In this excerpt from his new book, Rainbow Pie, Joe Bageant recalls a key moment in the creation of America's white underclass when, after the second world war, millions of people, his family included, became part of a great migration from farm to city where they were treated as 'white niggers' by their new, well-heeled, neighbours.
64 Pages: WELCOME TO TORONTO: Photo-essay on the G20 protests in Canada by Richard Gottardo. Plus Brothers-in-Arms (David Cromwell), the Other World Cup Winners (Nima Shirazi), Police & Bankers Exempt From Austerity (Linda McQuaig), The Wankers Want Their Dividend (Michael I. Niman), Echoing the Pentagon Papers (Colleen Rowley & David Parry), Some Thoughts on Patriotism (William Blum), Tea Party Politics (George Monbiot), Project for Pitiless Centuries (Felicity Arbuthnot), Hold the Front Page! (Yvonne Ridley), Egg on Their Faces Again (Arun Gupta), Bloody Sunday: Now They Have the Truth (Richard Harvey), Letting the Guilty Off the Hook (Eamonn McCann), the Collapsing Western Way of Life (John Kozy), the Case for Human Extinction (Fred Reed), Two Book Reviews, Witnessing Against Torture (Kathy Kelly), Mission Accomplished (David Michael Green)
This month's Reader Extra is PCBs: White-Collar Crime! – An Excerpt from Marie-Monique Robin’s New Book,The World According to Monsanto
64 Pages: PEACE, PIRATES & PROPAGANDA: 17-Page Special Report on Israel’s Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla with Contributions from Alan Maas, Daniela Perdomo, Mary Rizzo, Jonathan Cook, Craig Murray, William Bowles, Dennis Bernstein & Jesse Strauss
Plus: Great essays from top writers: Obama and the Drones, Pedophiles and Popes, the Red Menace, Robert Mugabe, an Author’s Father, a Child In Guantanamo, Two Fresh Looks at Illegal Immigration, the Need for a Few Good Communists, Blaming the Poor While Taking Their Money, the Heresy of Greece, Ignoring the Lessons of the Big Bail-Out and Why General McChrystal Should Just Bring His Troops Home This month’s Reader ExtrA:
This month's Reader Extra is There’s No Power On Earth That Can Stop It! – A 20-page Excerpt from Stan Cox’s New Book, Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World
64 Pages: LOST IN THE USA: Detroit: Chasing the Vultures Away; Behind the Scenes in Arizona; We’re on the Road to Zimbabwe; Inside Occupied Washington DC; America: The Grim Truth; The Dream that Became a Nightmare. Plus: Unshakable Truth in Haiti; Liberation’s Lies; Trying to Explain the Plunder and the Crime; Zero Tolerance on Workplace Slaughter; the Pentagon Papers are Public this Time; Warmongers of the World, Unite; Putting the Pope on Trial; Anderson Cooper and Class Solidarity; A Grand Adventure; Facing the Threat from the Far Right; Shell and the Irish Fishermen; Collateral Damage of Smart Sanctions; Is Iran really a Threat to World Peace?
This month's Reader Extra is Waiting For Superban, an excerpt from Denis Beckett’s new book on the perils of publishing in South Africa under Apartheid, Radical Middle: Chasing Peace While Apartheid Ruled
64 Pages: TWO SPECIAL SECTIONS THIS MONTH
1. The Lying Game: Marja, The City That Never Was; Goodbye To Truth: Goodbye To Liberty; AIPAC Tells Another Whopper; A Nation Is Pacified.
2. The War Machine: A Bomber Jacket Doesn’t Cover The Blood; Have A Nice World War, Folks!; 28 Nations With No Shame; Who You Gonna Bomb Next, Eh?; How To Fight A Better War (Next Time); War With The Ghosts. Plus: 37 Years In Solitary Confinement; Invictus In Reverse; Meddling Where We Oughtn’t Meddle; Informed Consent; and a Photo Essay on The Tax Revolt That Ended Thatcher’s Reign.
This month’s Reader Extra is The Murderers of New Orleans, an excerpt from Rebecca Solnit’s remarkable new book, A Paradise Built in Hell
66 Pages: Wars & Words: Essays on Government, the Military & Big Business
The Reader also features excerpts from three new books: R.W. Johnson on the ANC and South Africa; Lisa Dodson on the way some managers treat low-wage employees; and Dale Maharidge on Katie, the Teenage Anarchist.
Other Contributors include Joe Bageant, Chris Hedges, Tito Valdez, Michael I. Niman and George Monbiot.
This month’s Reader Extra is Riding the Zephyr, an excerpt from the new book Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of the Passenger Rail Service by James McCommons
66 Pages: Welcome to Orwell’s World: John Pilger, David Michael Green and Kevin Carson examine ways in which the Obama administration has failed to learn learned important lessons from Orwell’s classic Nineteen Eighty-Four, with speeches that proclaim that War is Peace and Lies are Truth, and the development of a national Memory Hole.
The Reader also features excerpts from three new books: Ian Jack on a London bomb tragedy, Harry Kreisler on Oliver Stone’s political awakening, and former political prisoner Breyten Breytenbach’s feelings about prison guards.
Other Contributors include George Monbiot, Fred Reed, Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Sam Pizzigati, Uri Avnery, Greg Palast, Alison Weir, Ramzy Baroud and William Blum
This month’s Reader Extra is The Grid an excerpt from the new book Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and money in a Post-Peak World by Michael C. Ruppert
64 Pages: WHAT WOULD MUHAMMAD ALI SAY ABOUT OBAMA’S WAR? Dave Zirin has the answer. Plus: Writing history in the streets; a tale of two walls; two book excerpts; Tony Blair: war criminal; unchecked globalisation and its threat to culture; are Israelis spies infiltrating your airport?; why Benjamin Dangl will never buy a Kindle. And much more
Contributors this month are Rebecca Solnit, David Pratt, David Swanson, Richard Kim & Betsy Reed, Benjamin Dangl, John Pilger, Sherwood Ross, Chris Hedges, Ramzy Baroud, Rory O’Connor, Jonathan Cook, Norman Solomon, Mark Hurwitt, David Michael Green, Khalil Bendib, Fred Reed and William Blum
This month’s READER EXTRA is The Lockdown, an excerpt from the new book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
62 Pages: Want to know why the world’s most expensive army can’t beat a few angry tribesmen? We have the answer. Plus: Why conservatives fear Big Government; excerpts from new books by Amy Goodman and Ramzy Baroud; did US politicians read the Goldstone Report before rejecting it?; the wars on postal workers and on Twitter; a British torture cover-up; broken capitalism; five hidden facts about cannabis; waging war, winning the Nobel Peace Prize; and much, much more. Contributors this month are Paul Armentano, Joe Bageant, Paul J. Balles, Ramzy Baroud, William Blum, Jo Comerford, Shamus Cooke, Amy Goodman, David Michael Green, Mark Hurwitt, Dave Lindorff, Ray McGovern, George Monbiot, Michael I. Niman, Greg Palast, John Pilger, Fred Reed, Sherwood Ross, Norman Solomon, Stephen Zunes
This month’s READER EXTRA is The Madoff Moment, an excerpt from the new book, The Crime Of Our Time, by Danny Schechter
64 Pages: This month’s 3-part Cover Story, The War On Dissent, tells how legitimate protest and freedom of speech in the United States are being suppressed. Other stories include a satire on Sarah Palin; an essay on Britain in the 70s; the battle over photographs of a dying soldier; Gaza’s tunnel economy; toxic dumping at sea; relieving the sickness of pacifism; the media and the continuing financial crisis; secrecy, lies, power and the Pentagon papers, and much, much more. Writers this month are Patrick Robbins, Shamus Cooke, David Swanson, Ian Jack, Fred Reed, Chris Hedges, Norman Solomon, Bill Berkowitz, George Monbiot, Yasha Levin, Joe Bageant, Clay Reynolds, Danny Schechter, David Michael Green, John Pilger, Allan Uthman, Eric Ruder and William Blum.
This month’s READER EXTRA is Bombs Bursting In Air, an excerpt from the new book A Bomb In Every Issue: How The Short, Unruly Life Of Ramparts Magazine Changed America, by Peter Richardson.
64 Pages: Cover story is John Pilger’s A Film’s Tragedy of Omissions, which tells how a new movie distorts the truth about Australia’s complicity in the murder of six journalists in East Timor. We’ve also got stories about racism in America’s Deep South, how South Africa’s top author lost his leg, an acid trip with one of Charles Manson’s girls, the bombing of PanAm 103, the Washington Post’s strange attitude to torture, a fishing trip with George Monbiot, supertaxes for banks, a letter to Jimmy Carter, and much more. Writers this month are David Michael Green, John Pilger, Michael I. Niman, Paul Krassner, Joe Bageant, R.W. Johnson, Chris Hedges, Norman Solomon, David Manning, Ray McGovern, George Monbiot, Frida Berrigan, Michael Meacher, Danny Schechter, Sam Pizzigati, Jeff Nygaard, William Blum, Ahmed Masoud, Dave Zirin, George Salzman.
This month’s READER EXTRA is Myths About Marijuana, an excerpt from the new book Marijuana Is Safer, So Why Are We Driving People To Drink?, by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano and Mason Tvert
64 Pages: Cover story is Michael I. Niman’s Cash For Clunkers?, examining the stupidity of handing over large amounts of cash for ageing gas-guzzlers. We’ve got a stories about a fascist mom (really!); an essay about scare tactics being used to develop a new cyberwar industry; and a photo story about a village that was ‘mistakenly’ bombed by US warplanes. In addition, you can read about the confused world of Bono, U2 and Bob Geldoff; the only stories we’ll ever run about Michael Jackson (promise!); Israel’s latest propaganda machine; Joe Bageant on shopping (honest!) and much, much more. Writers this month are Frida Berrigan, Eamonn McCann, John Kozy, Felicity Arbuthnot, Joe Bageant, Michael I. Niman, Danny Schechter, Chris Hedges, David Michael Green, Robert Corsini, Guy Smallman, William Blum, John Pilger, Uri Avnery, Jonathan Cook, Paul Balles, David Swanson, Trevor Grundy, George Monbiot and Linda McQuaig
This month’s READER EXTRA, Patrick Robbins’ essay, A House For A Tilted Planet, looks at an innovative new building project in flood-shattered New Orleans.
64 Pages: This month’s cover story is a 4-page photo-essay, Border Lines, by Jess Hurd and Justin Tallis, covering a protest about the opening of European borders to refugees and migrants in the French port of Calais. Plus we’ve got some great essays about the death of the old media, government bailouts, expense scandals, George W. Bush (remember him?), the USS Liberty, Iran, the other Apartheid State, toxic plastic, smoking pot, a satire on torture (really), the last week of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and much more. Writers this month are Barbara Ehrenreich, Michael I. Niman, Fred Reed, Greg Palast, Alan Maas, George Monbiot, John Pilger, David Michael Green, Ray McGovern, William Blum, Ronnie Kasrils, Jonathan Cook, Stephanie Westbrook, Elaine Shannon, Chris Hedges, Paul Armentano, Joe Bageant, Gary Corseri, Robert Meerpol and Norman Solomon
68 Pages:Features a special 23-page section, Torture Nation, which examines the causes, reasons, results and reaction to the US’s counterproductive ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ carried out at Guantanamo Bay and other places during the past eight years. Essays by Andy Worthington, Ray McGovern, Bill van Auken, Jason Leopold, Mark Haas, Rory O’Connor and John Pilger. Other essays in this issue include Mark Ames’s account of a rebellion that went wrong; David Edwards on the fallacy of the left-wing media; Danny Schechter tells why he returned his American Express card; George Monbiot bemoans the state of Britain’s police forces; Jonathan Cook searches for secret prisons in Israel; while David Michael Green wonders what’s going on in the US, home of the barricaded, land of the ’fraid. Plus more essays from Joe Bageant, chris Hedges, Ramzy Baroud, Medea Benjamin, Dave Zirin and Norman Solomon. And, finally, we’ve got a wonderful photograph by Jess Hurd!
PLUS: READER EXTRA, featuring a 14-page excerpt, Dissidents, Democracy and the Internet, from the book, Dateline Havana, by Reese Erlich
68 Pages: America’s stupid healthcare debate – Dave Lindorff; The insanity of solitary confinement – Sherwood Ross; The proceeds of crime – George Monbiot; Israel’s racist in chief – Chris Hedges; The rape of Washington – Uri Avnery; Did Andy Warhol spoil it for Rock Hudson? – Gregory McDonald; The other side of Easy Rider – Larry Houghtelling; Hurwitt’s Eye – Mark Hurwitt; French kissing – Diana Johnstone; My article got a man thrown into Guantanamo – Barbara Ehrenreich; Being serious about torture. Or not – William Blum; Why Obama’s US is still a dictatorship – Andy Worthington; Messin’ where we shouldn’t oughta – Fred Reed; Stick your damn hand in it – Greg Palast; Gullible’s Travels – David Cromwell; Reboot America – Michael I. Niman; Management: The book not written – Jim Fuller; Down, but not out, on $464 million a year – Sam Pizzigati; Bush, Galloway and threats to Canada – Joshua Blakeney; Welcome to Vietnam, Mr President – Ray McGovern; Republican alternative stimulus program – David Michael Green; The joy economy – Elizabeth Johnstone
72 Pages: Truth And Lies (Michael I. Niman); Hollywood’s New Censors (John Pilger}; Bad News From America’s Top Spy (Chris Hedges); Inside The Biological Warfare Centre (Sherwood Ross); No Victors In The War On Dissent (William John Cox & Colleen Rowley); Who Is A Terrorist? (Mats Svennson); Hurwitt’s Eye (Mark Hurwitt); And Then They Came For Me (Lasantha Wickramatunga); Payday Parasites (Adam Turl); The Sick Psychology Of Entitlement (John Carney); The New Surge Of Ceo Self-Sacrifice (Sam Pizzigati); Change (In Rhetoric) We Can Believe In (William Blum); Why We Never Get The Change We Need (Tim Buchholz); Future Shock At Army Science Conference (Nick Turse); Sharpeville 1960, Gaza 2009 (Haidar Eid); George Mitchell And The Middle East (Gerry Adams); Why Are We Still In Afghanistan? (Norman Solomon); Leon Panetta Makes Nice (Ray McGovern); Who’ll Be There When The Floor Drops Out? (David Michael Green); The Propaganda Of The Victor (George Monbiot)
Issue 33 (3 Sections)
46-Page MAIN SECTION: Hit Me Baby, One More Time (Andy Worthington), Determining Torture Through The Law (Coleen Rowley & Ray McGovern), Through Cheyney's Looking Glass (John S. Hatch), Tasers Are An Outrage We Must Resist (Johan Hari), License To Steal (Danny Schechter), Tales From The Planet Bizare (David Michael Green), Hurwitt's Eye (Mark Hurwitt), Beware Of Obama's Groundhog Day (John Pilger), The Paranoia Squad (George Monbiot), Why They Want To Kill The Motor Industry (Michael I.Niman), Why I'm A Socialist (Chris Hedges),The PU-litzer Prizes for 2008 (Jeff Cohen & Norman Solomon), America's Other Glorious War (William Blum), Obama Going Easy On Bush (Lee Camp), A Lesson In Drug Enforcement (Paul Armentano)
Reader Extra / 1 (58-pages): Gaza: Massacre Of A Nation: If Gaza Did Not Exist (Jennifer Loewenstein), The Logic Of Colonial Power (Nir Rosen), A New Generation Of Militants (Chris Hedges), The Lying Silence Of Those Who Know (John Pilger), The Monstrosity Of War (Dahr Jamail), Making The Prison More Secure (Jonathan Cook), Molten Lead (Uri Avneri), The Hoax Of Sderot (Stuart Littlewood), Will Things Ever Change (Ramzy Baroud), The True Story Behind The War (Johan Hari), Washington Bears Blame (Bill van Auken), Long And Bloody Hypocrisy (Robert Parry), In The US, Gaza Is A Different War (Habib Battah), Massacre At A Gaza School (Alan Maas)
Reader Extra / 2 (9-pages): Days Of Anarchy , an excerpt from Up Against The Wall Motherf**ker the new book by Osha Neumann
Issue 32 (3 Sections)
72-Page MAIN SECTION: Special Report on Class Wars – The Era of Greed is Over (Michael I. Niman), Cheering for Morgan Stanley (Chellis Glendinning), The Source of Their Riches (Paul D’Amato), I’m Tired of Getting Screwed (Rick Kepler), A Year Since Chrysler Murdered My Uncle (Derek Wright), Tough Times for the Really Smart (Sam Pizzigati), Blood Money (Susan Rosenthal), Clearing Up the Mess (George Monbiot), South Africa: The Liberation’s Betrayal (John Pilger), Starving for Change (Chris Hedges), Smarter Cars, Not Stupid Decisions (William John Cox), Afghanistan: Another Untold Story (Michael Parenti), Operation Enduring Disaster (Tariq Ali), Will You Continue to Ignore Gaza’s Suffering? (Kathleen & Bill Christison), Salvation in a News Broadcast (Ramzy Baroud), The Ideology of No Ideology (Norman Solomon), Robert Gates: As Bad as Rumsfeld (Ray McGovern), Think First. Ask Questions Later (William Blum), Child Soldiers in the USA (Sherwood Ross), In Search of the General (David Pratt), To Grandmother’s House We Go (David Irving)
Reader Extra / 1 (18-pages): The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008, an annual report by Robert Weissman
Reader Extra / 2 (12-pages): Riot Nights on Sunset Strip, an excerpt from In Praise of Barbarians, the new book by Mike Davis
Issue 31 (3 Sections)
62-Page MAIN SECTION: America The Illiterate (Chris Hedges), The Triumph Of Ignorance (George Monbiot), What Change In America Really Means (John Pilger), My Michelle Moment (David Michael Green), The Media And The Banking Bailout (David Manning), Fixing The Financial Crisis Is Not So Easy (Danny Schechter), More News, Less Views (Greg Philo), Riding On The Peace Train (Stacey Warde), Try These On Your CIA Briefer, Mr Obama (Ray McGovern), Killing Is Killing, Whatever You Call It (Robert Fisk), Beating The Western Drum (Antony Lowenstein), Israel Bars Visit To A Daughter’s Grave (Jonathan Cook), An Unforgettable Moment (Uri Avnery), Greed, Capitalism And The Death Of The USSR (William Blum), Poor Marlise (Edward S. Herman), How Bush’s War Boosted Burma’s Junta (Sherwood Ross), Obama, Wedding Bombs and Good News (Fred Reed)
Reader Extra / 1 (14-pages): Why Alternative Journalism Matters, an excerpt from the new book by Chris Atton and James F. Hamilton
Reader Extra / 2 (18-pages): Two Essays on the Media: Keeping the World Safe for Big Business by David Cromwell & David Edwards, and It’s All About the Money, by Jonathan Cook.
Issue 30 (3 Sections)
68-Page ColdType Reader: Doctrine Meets Reality; Reality Wins (David Michael Green), Every Move You Make (Chellis Glendinning), Murderous Theatre Of The Absurd (John Pilger), Township Patrol (Kenichi Serino), Boatloads Of Trouble (Stan Cox), Engels And The WHO Report (Susan Rosenthal), Baghdad On The Mississippi (Ray McGovern), Homer Simpson Without The Donut (Greg Palast), Only In America (Rory O’Connor), Fearing The Fist (Dave Zirin), Obama-Biden, Osama Bin Laden (William Blum), The Magic Pudding (George Monbiot), Two Little Boys, United In Misery (Ramzy Baroud), Outposts Seal Death Of Palestinian State (Jonathan Cook), America’s War Moves To Pakistan (Tariq Ali), 10 Stupid Things About The Election (Allan Uthman).
Reader Extra / 1 (14-pages): Was It Like This For The Irish? Human Rights lawyer Gareth Peirce examines the treatment of Muslims in Britain since 9/11 and contrasts it with the treatment of the Irish during the Troubles
Reader Extra / 2 (18-pages): An excerpt from Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity And The Subprime Scandal, the new book by Danny Schechter
Issue 29 (3 Sections)
63-Page ColdType Reader: Booze, Hemp And Revolution (Mike Ely), Hessians Of The 21st Century (Andrew S. Fischer), Dear Steve: Bring Omar Khadr Home (John S. Hatch), Kept Afloat On A Tide Of Money (George Monbiot), Getting Ready For The Post-SUV World (Stan Cox), 47 Victims, 43 Words (David Edwards), Lies, Kidnapping And A Laptop (Johann Hari), Justifying Torture (Coleen Rowley & Ray McGovern), Weirdos Riot, Media Gets It Wrong (Michael I. Niman), How Britain Wages War (John Pilger), Supersized Incentives (Sam Pizzigati), Spying On A Sportswriter (Dave Zirin), The Killing Of Rachel Hoffman (Paul Armentano), This Crazy Thing Called Patriotism (William Blum), Meters Apart, But Different Planets (Uri Avnery), Who Moved My Ability To Reason? (Barbara Ehrenreich), Market Problem Or System Collapse (Danny Schechter), Behind That Kodak Moment (Ramzy Baroud), Whose Healing? (David Rubinson).
Reader Extra / 1 (12-pages): Synthetic Pot As A Military Weapon? Dr James Ketchum tested a potent form of synthetic marijuana on soldiers to develop a secret weapon in the ‘60s. Now he’s telling the tale. By Martin A. Lee
Reader Extra / 2 (18-pages): The Melting Down Of John McCain: Three new essays by David Michael Green – The Melting Down Of John McCain; Barackis Dukakis? and A Government Of People, After All
Issue 28 (2 Sections)
58-page ColdType Reader: From Triumph to Torture (John Pilger), The Triumph of Lunacy (Edward S. Herman), Exxon Rewarded for Valdez Spill (Greg Palast), The Empire: A Status Report (William Blum), Notes From A Divided Nation (Barbara Ehrenreich), A Freedom Fighter Comes to Dinner (Trevor Grundy), Mind-Forged Manacles (George Monbiot), Welcome Home Soldier, Now Shut Up (Paul Rockwell), Legalising Occupation (Ramzy Baroud), Jail Time for George Tenet? (Ray McGovern), When a Little Dissent is Too Much (Norman Solomon), Rounding up the Corporate Predators (Danny Schechter), Hurwitt's Eye (Mark Hurwitt), Hedonists of Power (Chris Hedges), The Beginning of Global Order (Pablo Ouziel), No I Can't (Uri Avnery), Can Soccer Stop the Violence? (Daze Zirin), Doomed Reign of the Toddler King (Jason Miller).
This month’s 12-Page ColdType Reader Extra - When America Goes to War, a 12-page excerpt from Collateral Damage by Chris Hedges & Laila al-Arian: 'Troops, when they battle insurgent forces, as in Iraq, or Gaza or Vietnam, are placed in “atrocity producing situations.” Being surrounded by a hostile population makes simple acts, such as going to a store to buy a can of Coke, dangerous. The fear and stress push troops to view everyone around them as the enemy. The hostility is compounded when the enemy, as in Iraq,is elusive, shadowy and hard to find. The rage soldiers feel after a roadside bomb explodes, killing or maiming their com-rades, is one that is easily directed, overtime, to innocent civilians who are seen to support the insurgents.'
Issue 27 (2 Sections)
68-page ColdType Reader: Protecting The Candidate; Liberalism’s Last Fling; Abu Ghraib Film Obscures Truth; Would You Publish This Picture?; How To Build A Human Bomb; Betrayals, Boycotts And Backslidings; Food Fight, How To Survive A Gaza Refugee Camp; With Friends Like These; Fascism With A Smile; Mental Illness Or Social Sickness?; Pot Smoking: Truth & Lies; Disneyland By The Tigris; Flexible Friends; Notes From No Man’s Land; Pillaging At The Pump; The Voter Fraud That Doesn’t Exist.
This month’s 12-Page ColdType Reader Extra - I Am An African: Thabo Mbeki and South Africa’s nightmare descent into xenophobia.
Issue 26 (2 Sections)
68-page ColdType Reader: When Generals Testify, Sixty Years after Deir Yassin, Walls, Tunnels & Humiliation, No Checkpoints in Heaven, Guantanamo's Forgotten Child, Inside the Cage at Guantanamo, Reality Comes to Shangri-La, Shit Storms & Reality, Catch 2,200, The Other Military Draft, The Unbreakable Promise, The Pay For Performance Charade, Death by Starvation, Pleasures of the Flesh, Since I Gave Up Hope, I Feel Better, Why We Can't Trust the Business Press, Creeping Fascism, War in the House of Labour, Something in the Air
This month’s 24-Page ColdType Reader Extra - Twentieth Century Great Illusionists, a complete chapter from Loretta Napoleoni's new book, Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality.
Issue 25 (2 Sections)
70-page ColdType Reader covers subjects including: The language of Israeli occupation, Agony of the Winter Soldiers, Canada: the new Conquistadores, Australia's hidden empire, City of 1,000 foreclosures, What else is on?, Plumbing the depths, In torture we trust, Lies, propaganda, cancer and pot, How could they have known?, Two-state dreamers, The world as it is, Fake facts on Farc and Chavez, Curse of the patient stalkers, the harder they come, Fidel Castro, superdelegate, Where are the Iraqis in the Iraq war, Censors at the mall.
Issue 24 (2 Sections)
64-page Reader covers subjects including: dogs as food, oil and the economy, pill-popping, US foreign policy, people power in Gaza, a day of rage, demolishing the new Berlin walls, the Winograd commission, Israel and emails, the pacification of Mosul, the war against intolerance, media distortion, the trouble with NATO, death of the noble idea, vacations for criminals, New Orleans and basketball, & a butt-kicking for Gitmo.
62 Pages: Famous Cousin Blues; Paris, October 18; Welcome to America!, Organising Across Borders; The Kings of England; The Smiling Garden of Eden; Good and Evil at the Earth's Centre; Only if Someone Else Has to Do It; Greed at a Glance; Iraq Policy: Divide and Rule; Junior Partner in a Global War; Nader, the Unreasonable?; Jose Padilla: American's Shame; Worse Than a Crime; Finishing in the Money; Just Like the Movies; Danse Macabre of US Politics; The Big Picture .
Writers: Denis Beckett, Alexander Zevin, Erla Ósk Arnardóttir Lilliendahl, Susan Rosenthal, George Monbiot, Pablo Ouziel, Greg Palast, Fred Reed, Sam Pizzigati, Dahr Jamail, Linda McQuaig, William Blum, Andy Worthington, Uri Avnery, Michael I. Niman, Ramzy Baroud, John PIlger, Jess Hurd
68 Pages: Sore Losermen, Virgin or Slut, Rigged!, Globalisation: Theirs or Ours?, Are Americans 'Better Than That'?, Absolving Baseball's Owners, A Hunger for Books, Burger King and the Tomato Growers, Passing Around the Painted Pig, Just Another Peace Scare, The City that Said 'No' to America, Qaddafi, Paris and Hypocrites, Liberalisation to Murdochracy, Is Bush Stopped in His Tracks on Iran?, The Night I Learned Whose Side I Was On, Politicising Gaza's Misery, Justifying Murder.
Writers: David Michael Green, Courtney E. Martin, George Monbiot, Susan Rosenthal, Ray McGovern, Dave Zirin, Doris Lessing, Sam Pizzigati, Hal O'Boyle, William Blum, David Swanson, Barry Lando, John Pilger, Chris Hedges, Michael Prysner, Ramzy Baroud, Eli Stephens
70 Pages: The King and the Socialist, Nature’s Assassin, Salvation Lies in Condiments, See Gaza and Weep, The Tumult and the Shouting Dies, Mama Told Me Not to Come, Ban the Bomb – But Only in Iran, Weathering the Storm, Shopping at the End of the World, Onset of the Great Depression, Death of a Delusion, Eat This, Illegal Aliens.
Writers: Pablo Ouziel, David Pratt, Fred Reed, Stuart Littlewood, Uri Avnery, Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz, George Monbiot, William Blum, Lawrence Houghteling, Michael I. Niman, Carolyn Baker, John S. Hatch, Jason Miller and Gary Corseri
70 pages, includes: Sputnik & the Launch of Techno-Power; Banned From Canada; Don’t Blame the Chinese; Living in an Age of Superbugs; Playing in the Rough; Democracy: Good Idea, Didn’t Work; Bush’s Shameless War on Children; If Not Now, When?; Burma, Democracy & Hypocrites; The American Police State; On the Road to Armageddon; Soldiers who Search & Avoid; When Nature & Capitalism Collide; San Diego: City Divided by Fire; Shouting at the Devil.
Writers: Norman Solomon, Anne Wright, Stephen J. Lee, Danny Schechter, George Monbiot, Fred Reed, Michael I. Niman, William Blum, John Pilger, Dahr Jamail, Chris Hedges, Felicity Arbuthnott, Alan Maas, Justin Akers Chacon, and Jason Miller
64 pages, includes: A Boy’s Own Story, Weathering the Hurricane; Abu Ghraib: the Shame and the Farce; My Part in the Downfall of the Minister of Police; Israel’s Lessons of Isolation; India Pays Price for Your Drugs; The Fat Cats’ Protection League; Saying ‘No’ to Reaganomics; An American Nightmare; Iran: the Next Quagmire; Bedless in Basra; the Golden Age that Never Was; Toilet Tyranny; and much more
Writers: David Pratt, Joe Bageant, Fred Read, Sam Provance, Anton Harber, John Pilger, Uri Avnery, Stan Cox, George Monbiot, Greg Palast, Mark Curtis, Michael I. Niman, Chris Hedges, Felicity Arbuthnott, James Clay Fuller, Patrice Greanville and David Rubinson
64 pages, stories include: China is not to blame for the USA's struggling economy, inside Britain's death squads, adventures with Africa's crazy pilots, loan sharking made legal, inside the Texas death house, fighting the Dick Boats, Barbie bites back, Israel's Jewish problem in Tehran and much more.
Writers: Michael I. Niman, Patricia Barden, David Pratt, Paul Craig Roberts, William Bowles, Marney White, Johnathan Cook, Stan Cox, Simon Basketter, Liliana Segura, Dave Zirin, Chris Hedges, Norman Solomon, William Blum and John Pilger
Issue 17 (2 sections)
Our 66-page Reader covers subjects that include the funding of sports stadiums, crimes of the CIA, failings of the media, apartheid states, immigration, Michael Moore, Neo-cons, Conrad Black & Canada’s uppity girls, bloggers, trench liberals, eco-junk and much more. Contributors include some of the best writers in the world.
68 pages, stories include: Why are we at war?, the tortured language of war, silence of the bombs, Rudy Giuliani, Saddam’s strange trial, Israel, 40 years after the 6-Day War, why everyone wants to join the nuclear arms race, how not to fight terror, America’s silent reporters, the mystery woman of Jakarta and an invitation to dinner with George W.
Writers: Jim Hightower, Tom Engelhardt & Nick Turse, Norman Solomon, Michael I. Niman, Barry Lando, Chris Hedges, Uri Avnery, Dilip Hiro, Coleen Rowley, Joshua Holland & Raed Jarrar, John Perkins, William Blum and Walter C. Uhler
70 pages with stories covering: Tony Blair's exit, Canada and the USA, motoring, your local news, John Pilger interview, children in Gaza, apartheid regimes, Israel and the Right of Return, Condoleezza Rice's honesty, two ideologies and a funeral, the deadly web of the Internet, anti-Capitalism in five minutes, the greatest threat to womens' choice and the unseen costs of war
Writers: Felicity Arbuthnott, Linda McQuaig, George Monbiot, Barbara Ehrenreich, Pablo Navarrete, John Pilger, Ramzy Baroud, Uri Avnery, William Blum, Barry Lando, David Michael Green, Robert Fisk, Robert Jenson, Chris Hedges & Greg Mitchell
64 pages with stories covering: The Religious Right, Debt, Tony Blair’s Delusions, Fijian Water, War in Iraq, Journalists in Danger, Murder in American Schools, a Strange Congressional Hearing, the Crisis Over Iran, Martin Luther King, Alberto Gonzalez, Zionism and the Zucchini Prosecution.
Writers: Chris Hedges, Danny Schechter, George Monbiot, Michael I. Niman, Sheila Samples, Dahr Jamail, Jon Ronson, Ann Wright, William Blum, John Pilger, Norman Solomon & Jeff Cohen, Robert Fisk, Greg Palast, Felicity Arbuthnot, Uri Avnery and Mike Whitney
72 pages with stories covering: The hero of Abu Ghraib, aftermath of New Orleans, Tony Blair's date with history, how the religious right is trying to change the past; an Israeli asks the wrong question; How Iraq became such a mess; Why demonstrations don't work; what happened to Australia; lawyers, a pond and a dreadful law; Prince Harry's latest blunder' Iraq after four years of war, Kangaroo court: the Guantanamo way; brinkmanship in the Gulf; and two faces of the war on terror.
Writers: Sam Provance, Rebecca Solnit, Robert Fisk, Chris Hedges, Yonatan Mendel, Barry Lando, David Rubinson, John Pilger, George Monbiot, William Blum, Felicity Arbuthnot, Tony Karon, Amy Goodman, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Peace and Bill Van Auken
60 pages with stories covering: Parallels between the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, a persecuted professor, a gathering in Chicago, 9/11 conspiracies, Chavez & Castro, Bush's troop surge, protesting Gitmo, favourite movies, media hypocrisy, depleted uranium, Israel's Kevorkian, space wars and genocide in Gaza.
Writers: Michael I. Niman, Sarah Shields, Robert Fisk, George Monbiot, Bart Jones, Chris Hedges, Frida Berrigan, Kent Williams, David Edwards & David Cromwell, Felicity Arbuthnott, Ray McGovern, William Blum and John Pilger
64 pages with stories about executions in Iraq, Christian fascists, soccer and violence, a whistleblower’s tale, the best bad movies, the US arms race, impeachment, intelligence, global dimming, Bush's fictions, dead journalists and the Washington press corps.
Writers: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Felicity Arbuthnot, Chris Hedges, Robert Fisk, Jesselyn Radack, Bill Berkowitz, Frida Berrigan, William Blum, David Swanson, Ray McGovern, Stan Cox, Amy Goodman and David Walsh
Another New Year – a new 56-page issue of the ColdType Reader. Stories about an Israeli massacre in Lebanon, apartheid in Palestine, war games, non-withdrawal from Iraq, Augusto Pinochet and the press's handling of his death, America's new monster, the people who live on pet food and more.
Writers: Robert Fisk, Chris Hedges, Tom Engelhardt, Michael Schwartz, Ron Jacobs, Tony Karon,David Edwards, Bill Blum, Jimmy Moyana, Bill Berkowitz and Danny Schechter
Welcome to Issue Nine, with wonderful essays on America’s torture taxis, Bush’s failed war, waterboarding, South Africa’s civil decay, the trade in human body parts, the media’s fictitious firewall. And much more.
This month’s contributors: Annesha Roychoudhuri, David Swanson, Danny Schechter, Bill Berkowitz, William Bowles, William Blum, Rian Malan, David Cromwell, Tony Karon and Greg Palast
60 Pages, our biggest yet, with essays on soccer, spychips, Bush’s Iraq, Africa’s latest tragedy, Hugo Chavez and the spirit of Joe Stalin in New York, global meltdown, madmen and the truth. What more could you ask?
This month’s contributors: John Lanchester, Tom Engelhardt, Kathleen Albrecht & Liz McIntyre, David Edwards, Fred Bridgland, Danny Schechter, William A. Cook, George Monbiot, William Blum, Hugo Chavez and Gavin Searle
Seven essays examine the links between the war in Iraq and increased violence in US cities; the effects of the international arms trade; the outrageous claims made by Israel's UN ambassador; how we're 'winning' the war on terror; the new fascism of South Africa; an author's brush with homeland security; plus an excerpt from John Pilger's new book.
Contributors: Michael I. Niman, Frida Berrigan, William A, Cook, John Pilger, William Blum, Stan Winer and Greg Palast
Nine essays this month on subjects ranging from the antics of drug companies, the supine Washington media, that debate on Israel and anti-Semitism, Bono’s editing of a British national newspaper, novel writing gone wrong, war propaganda.
Writers: Bill Blum, Paul Ash, Robert Parry, Harry Browne, Norman Solomon, Andy Moore, Stan Cox and C.J. Cook
40 pages - Nine essays, including an excerpt from a new book by the real hero of 'Hotel Rwanda,' the day the King had a bad day, why soft drinks manufacturers are having a hard time, four essays about war and peace, and the beauty queen who quit after a week.
This issue's writers: Michael Blanding, Tony Karon, William Blum, Norman Solomon, Andy Moore, Amanda Angelotti, Ron Jacobs, Stan Winer and Paul Rusesabagina & Tom Zoellner
28 pages - Six essays, including an interview with war surgeon-author Jonathan Kaplan, a fiery confrontation between Christopher Hitchens and Scott Ritter,
This issue's writers: Andrew Donaldson, John S. Hatch, Lawrence Houghteling,
44 pages - 10 essays covering Bob Dylan, heroes, George Bush, fast food, fishing, torture, Robert Fisk and Judith Miller.
Writers include Greg Mitchell, Larry Bradshaw & Lorrie Beth Slonsky, Carole Coleman, John Feffer, Caspar Greeff, Ted Rall, John S. Hatch, Shaun Carney, Phillip Knightley and Rory O'Connor
36 pages - 10 essays covering government, gay marriage, guns, resigning, security, war, George Bush and Hurricane Katrina.
Writers include Andrew S. Fischer, Dan Savage, Greg Palast, Robin Cook, Becky Akers, Andrew Murray, William Blum, Dave Lindorff, Bill Berkowitz and Rory O'Connor
22 pages – Five essays covering spies, priests, wrestlers, war and media.
Writers include Tom Engelhardt, Peter Lennon, Jeff Archer, Mike Whitney, Tariq Ali and David Edwards
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