Books

Spare Us Your Elegies: Who Will Advocate for West Virginia?

We’ve just begun reading Ramp Hollow, The Ordeal of Appalachia, by Steven Stoll. Read on for an excerpt courtesy of the author and publisher. West Virginia has been beaten up, used and abused by rapacious mining corporations and their public servants, at the expense of its land and people, for the entirety of its existence.…

Queen of Chaos, The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, New from CounterPunch Books

The Queen of Chaos by journalist Diana Johnstone, published Nov. 2, 2015 by CounterPunch books. CounterPunch: United State wars are getting repetitive. Always the same old scenario. The mainstream media alert public opinion to the latest “villain” supposedly threatening to slaughter “his own people”. The U.S. does the job instead with its drones and missiles.…

Library Love & Dining Out for Drone Warfare

There’s still a day of National Library Week left for everyone to go out and show their local libraries (and librarians) some much-needed love. The American Library Association’s annual celebration of the indispensable role libraries play in communities across the United States, National Library Week is also a time to stand up for libraries during…

An Obesogenic Environment: Debunking the Myths Surrounding Obesity

Deborah Cohen, author of the recently-published A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It, is a senior natural scientist at the Rand Corporation. Dr. Cohen wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post shortly after her book’s publication, detailing five common myths she wished to debunk, summarized here:…