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**Google’s Delisting and Censorship of Information**

"In early January, numerous websites discovered that they were suddenly removed from the directory of Google News, a process known as “delisting,” with no feedback from Google. Some hypothesized that the removal of smaller news sites could be ascribed to the latest SEO changes. Then on 8 January, Google reported that it …"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/go

**Political Dynamite: Poor People’s Campaign and the Movement for a People’s Party**

"Reading the political tea leaves is a far different task from making political tea. As a political analyst whose predominant interest is organizing, I’ll engage here in a bit of both. That is, I’ll indulge in a bit of hopeful political prognostication, while striving, by urging the most relevant current organizers to join forces…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/10

**Medical Board to MDs: Emphasize Dangers of Marijuana**

"The Medical Board of California is meeting at the LAX Hilton on April 20th and will vote to approve slightly revised “Guidelines for Recommendation of Cannabis for Medical Purposes.” The most significant change is a warning against marijuana use during pregnancy that will have real ramifications for countless th…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/me

**We Must Stand In Solidarity With Eric Reid**

"Many that watch the NFL are consumed with the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft which begins on April 28th. While you weren’t looking the NFL has been escalating their punishment on players that sat for the National Anthem and will still not commit to standing for the anthem. Indeed, Colin Kaepernick has become a household name…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/we

**Remembering Barbara Bush**

"Barbara Bush, mother of war criminal George W. Bush, died on April 17, 2018. Geraldine Comley, my mother, died April 17, 2011. Bush was called the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty. For years, my mother was chairwoman of the local Republican Party in Nicholasville, Kentucky, however she eventually rejected the Party, leaving it when…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/re

**Teaching Peace in a Time of Hate**

"I teach at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta Georgia. In recent years we’ve made lots of news (in 2015 police were called on a black student waiting for an academic advisor(it’s not just Starbucks), our cheerleaders joined the kneeling-during-the-anthem-protest, students protested the investiture of the new (now ex) university President, t…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/te

**Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race**

"At tax time in the US, as Gaurav Sangwani of India’s Financial Express reports, many American cryptocurrency users weren’t interested in discussing that aspect of their lives with the Internal Revenue Service. In an early April TeamBlind survey of 2,600 people who earned money from crypto, 46% said they wouldn’t be reporti…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/fr

**There Won’t be Peace in Afghanistan Until There’s Peace in Kashmir**

"U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is futile. To the extent that a goal can be ascertained—which may now be to militarily weaken the Taliban enough to exercise suitable leverage over it for eventual diplomatic talks—the preceding 17 years proves that it cannot be achieved through prevaili…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/th

**Playing War in Syria**

"Donald Trump got “presidential” again and fired about $150 million worth of cruise missiles at Syria, accomplishing God knows what. Meanwhile, the United States, in its humanitarian largesse, has so far allowed 11 Syrian refugees into the country this year, of the more than 5 million external refugees the country’s civil war has produced. The…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/pl

**US Shootings: Gun Industry Killing More People Overseas**

"I live next door to the world’s biggest gun manufacturer. Here in Mexico, the murder rates are close to civil war levels. They broke records last year, for a total of 41,217 homicides, with 25,339 first degree murders over the course of the year. And those are the official figures – which if anything, tend…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/us

**Trump’s Trade War is About Trump Not China**

"By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as national security advisor over the objections of every sane person in the universe, threatened to go after Bashar al-Assad over the Syrian leader’s alleged use of chemical weapons,…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/tr

**Why the Census Shouldn’t Ask About Citizenship**

"We’re all used to chaos in Washington these days. Amidst it all, there’s one little protocol change that could mean the undoing of our democratic process: the Commerce Department’s decision to ask people whether they’re citizens in the upcoming 2020 census. Where I live, in New York City, we have over 3 million people who w…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/wh

**Bill Curry on the Move against Public Corruption**

"Bill Curry is wondering why corruption is the center of debate or upheaval in every country but ours. He writes that, “Hardly a week goes by without a front-page report of a government toppled or convulsed by corruption scandals.” Why not our country? Reasons abound. One is that corruption has been institutionalized. I…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/bi

**Five Tax Myths Debunked**

"Tax Day has come and gone. Maybe you have a big bill from Uncle Sam or maybe you got a fat refund. Either way, it’s easy to get lost in the noise from pundits and politicians who thrive on the tax code’s complexity. This is made even harder by the right-wing groups who are spending…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/fi

**Democratic Space in Adverse Times: Milestone at Haiti’s University of the Aristide Foundation**

"March 18, 2018, marked exactly seven years since Haiti’s former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Mrs. Aristide returned to Haiti from forced exile in South Africa, where they lived following the 2004 coup d’etatthat overthrew Ha…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/de

**Syria and Neo-McCarthyism**

"A group of academics in England dedicated to the Herculean task of clearing Bashar al-Assad’s name has been stung by a couple of articles in Rupert Murdoch’s London Times. Since the articles are both behind a paywall and germane to the analysis I will be putting forward in this article, I have used my retiree…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/sy

**Syria and Neo-McCarthyism**

"A group of academics in England dedicated to the Herculean task of clearing Bashar al-Assad’s name has been stung by a couple of articles in Rupert Murdoch’s London Times. Since the articles are both behind a paywall and germane to the analysis I will be putting forward in this article, I have used my retiree…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/sy

**Syria and Neo-McCarthyism**

"A group of academics in England dedicated to the Herculean task of clearing Bashar al-Assad’s name has been stung by a couple of articles in Rupert Murdoch’s London Times. Since the articles are both behind a paywall and germane to the analysis I will be putting forward in this article, I have used my retiree…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/sy

**Syria and Neo-McCarthyism**

"A group of academics in England dedicated to the Herculean task of clearing Bashar al-Assad’s name has been stung by a couple of articles in Rupert Murdoch’s London Times. Since the articles are both behind a paywall and germane to the analysis I will be putting forward in this article, I have used my retiree…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/sy

**Syria and Neo-McCarthyism**

"A group of academics in England dedicated to the Herculean task of clearing Bashar al-Assad’s name has been stung by a couple of articles in Rupert Murdoch’s London Times. Since the articles are both behind a paywall and germane to the analysis I will be putting forward in this article, I have used my retiree…"

counterpunch.org/2018/04/20/sy