Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?

On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn’t send out a press release or anything. They just quietly removed it from the Google News aggregator. Not very many people noticed. This happened just as the “fake news” hysteria was being unleashed by the corporate media, right… Read More Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?

The Normals

Our in-house satirist and award-winning playwright, CJ Hopkins, has written this novel, which, if all goes to plan, we’ll be publishing in April. The name of the book is ZONE 23. Apparently, it’s some kind of post-Orwellian “Atwood-meets-Pynchon meets-Vonnegut” type thing. There’s a cover blurb, a synopsis, and so on, on our official Consent Factory… Read More The Normals

The Blood-Dimmed Tide of Neo-nationalism and Other Scary Simulacra

Well, it’s shaping up to be a long, hot Summer, or year, or possibly decade or two, what with all the global political chaos, racial tensions, social unrest, and the blood-dimmed tide of Neo-nationalism rising inexorably out of Spiritus Mundi like the contents of a backed-up toilet. Whatever is actually going on — which is… Read More The Blood-Dimmed Tide of Neo-nationalism and Other Scary Simulacra

The Mainstream Media and Its Discontents

EDITOR’S NOTE: So, it appears our best efforts to locate and therapeutically restrain our itinerant employee, CJ Hopkins, have thus far been in vain. Because yesterday he published the following piece in CounterPunch, a widely-read left-wing magazine covering politics in a manner its editors describe as “muckraking with a radical attitude.” As our operatives were… Read More The Mainstream Media and Its Discontents