Saturday, July 21, 2012

Alexander Cockburn passes away

Words are failing me right now. Cockburn was probably the most influential lefty thinker on my life after Chomsky and Zinn.

It's extraordinarily sad, however, I can't pass over the fact that in the past years, actually for most of the (almost) four years of Obama's presidency, Counterpunch.org has veered more and more to the right in a way I consider to be very negative, for instance publishing works by Israel Shamir, a person from Sweden who has traded on an imitation Jewish identity to publish anti-semitic articles. 

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