[Marxism] bluff, bluster, and bullshit at CounterPunch

Jeffrey St Clair sitka at comcast.net
Sat May 25 07:10:26 MDT 2013


nice alliteration!

On May 25, 2013, at 5:35 AM, Louis Proyect wrote:

> On 5/25/13 12:41 AM, Dennis Brasky wrote:
>> Saying that the issue is one of prudish objection to the word "tits" is a
>> pathetic attempt to divert attention away from a thoroughly reactionary
>> article. It looks like some of the rot at CP is more than Alex Cockburn's
>> "eccentricities" -
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>> http://socialistworker.org/2013/05/24/counterpunch-bluff-and-bluster
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> What a bunch of hypocritical wankers. When Alexander Cockburn was dispensing "rot" at CP, these people had no problems writing for it:
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> Giuliani Time » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
> www.counterpunch.org/2007/05/14/giuliani-time/‎
> May 14, 2007 – ... on crime" policies that devastated Black and Latino communities. JENNIFER ROESCH lives in New York. She writes for the Socialist Worker.
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> Scapegoated at Columbia » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names ...
> www.counterpunch.org/2005/04/11/scapegoated-at-columbia/‎
> Apr 11, 2005 – ... York, NY 10027. Phone: 212-854-9970; fax: 212.854.9973; e-mail: bollinger at columbia.edu. MONIQUE DOLS writes for the Socialist Worker.
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> Where Are the Mass Protests? » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts ...
> www.counterpunch.org/2006/09/27/where-are-the-mass-protests/‎
> Sep 27, 2006 – JOE ALLEN writes regularly for CounterPunch, the Socialist Worker and the International Socialist Review. He lives in Chicago.
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> Scapegoating Immigrants » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names ...
> www.counterpunch.org/2005/10/31/scapegoating-immigrants/‎
> Oct 31, 2005 – ... have already lost everything they had, and now, they have been victimized all over again." NICOLE COLSON writes for the Socialist Worker.
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> Oakland Cops Attack Longshoremen and Peace Protesters ...
> www.counterpunch.org/.../oakland-cops-attack-longshoremen-and-peace...‎
> Apr 2, 2003 – International Socialist Organization member Regina, told Socialist Worker, "After the cops charged us, I dove into a ditch and that's when they ...
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> "We're Not Gonna Take It" » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names ...
> www.counterpunch.org/2011/02/18/quot-we-re-not-gonna-take-it-quot/‎
> Feb 18, 2011 – ... invisibles”) seemed increasingly to Get With the Program, although stuck with selling a pretty clunky issue of the SOCIALIST WORKER and, ...
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> A Democrat Revs Up Ohio's Death Machine » Counterpunch: Tells ...
> www.counterpunch.org/2007/.../a-democrat-revs-up-ohio-s-death-machi...‎
> Jun 9, 2007 – The time is ripe to advance this struggle. PATRICK DYER contributes to the Socialist Worker newspaper and lives in Toledo, Ohio.
> The Ethanol Scam » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
> www.counterpunch.org/2008/07/12/the-ethanol-scam/‎
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> Jul 12, 2008 – ... entirely with the logic of the profit system." NICOLE COLSON lives in Chicago, where she works as a reporter for the Socialist Worker.
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> And that's just scratching the surface. These ISO'ers have no principles. They used CP to get out their politics but for some reason--who knows why--they decided it was not to their advantage. So once you decide that someone is no longer useful, why not get into a pissing contest?
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> Who knows? Maybe one of these days, their central committee might decide that speaking at the SWP conferences in Britain leaves too much "rot" dribbling from their chin and then they will go on a tear against Callinicos and company.
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> Very "Leninist"...
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Jeffrey St Clair
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