Jeffrey St. Clair
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Jeffrey St. Clair (born 1959) is an investigative journalist, writer, and editor.
St. Clair was the co-editor with Alexander Cockburn of the political newsletter CounterPunch; he became editor along with Joshua Frank of CounterPunch after Cockburn's death. St. Clair was a contributing editor to the monthly magazine In These Times. He has also written for The Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, The Nation, and The Progressive. His reporting focuses on the politics of nature and the military-industrial complex.
St Clair was born in Indianapolis, Indiana) and attended the American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in English and history. He has worked as an environmental organizer and writer for Friends of the Earth, Clean Water Action Project, and the Hoosier Environmental Council.
In 1990, he moved to Oregon to edit the environmental magazine Forest Watch. In 1994, he joined journalists Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein on CounterPunch. He co-edited CounterPunch from 1999 to 2012 with Cockburn. From 2012 to the present, St. Clair has been the editor-in-chief.
In 1998, he published his first book, with Cockburn, Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press, a history of the CIA's alleged ties to drug gangs from World War II to the Mujahideen and Nicaraguan Contras. This was followed by A Field Guide to Environmental Bad Guys (with James Ridgeway), and with Cockburn, Five Days that Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond, and Al Gore: a User's Manual. St. Clair wrote the books, Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me: the Politics of Nature, Grand Theft Pentagon, and Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth. His book, Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes from a Failed Revolution, was published in late 2016.
In October 2000, a month before the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, St. Clair wrote in CounterPunch magazine, "Is there a more palpable sign of the neo-liberals' mounting desperation than that they are now warning progressives and Leftists that a vote for Ralph Nader is the surest way to elect George W. Bush? This is a malicious game of threat of inflation, where Bush (a pathetic moron who resembles no one so much as our greatest president, Gerald Ford) is puffed up into Texas own version of Saddam Hussein. It's a cynical ploy; yet, millions have fallen for it, trembling out of fear."
- Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press (1998) (with Alexander Cockburn) ISBN 978-1-85984-258-4
- A Field Guide to Environmental Bad Guys (1999) (with James Ridgeway) ISBN 978-1-56025-153-8
- Five Days That Shook The World: The Battle for Seattle and Beyond (2000) (with Alexander Cockburn) ISBN 978-1-85984-779-4
- Al Gore: A User's Manual (2000) (with Alexander Cockburn) ISBN 978-1-85984-803-6
- The Politics of Anti-Semitism (2003) (co-editor with Alexander Cockburn)
- Been Brown So Long, It Looked Like Green to Me: The Politics of Nature (2003) ISBN 978-1-56751-258-8
- Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture and Sex (2004) (co-editor with Alexander Cockburn) ISBN 978-1-902593-94-4
- Grand Theft Pentagon :Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror (2005) ISBN 978-1-56751-336-3
- Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth (2007) ISBN 978-1-904859-70-3
- Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland (2008) (Co-editor with Joshua Frank) ISBN 978-1-56025-153-8
- Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (2013) (Co-editor with Joshua Frank) ISBN 978-1849351102
- Killing Travons: An Anthology of American Violence (2014) (Co-editor with Kevin Alexander Gray and JoAnn Wypijewski) ISBN 978-0-69221-399-5
- Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution (2016) CreateSpace, ISBN 1-539-032-728
- "Hogwash" Archived 2007-05-05 at the Wayback Machine, October 29, 2006, Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch, retrieved 25 April 2007
- "Intolerable Opinions in an Age of Shock and Awe" Archived 2007-04-06 at the Wayback Machine, March 21, 2004, Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch, retrieved 25 April 2007
- St. Clair, Jeffrey (October 19, 2000) "The Real Threat Is Gore, not Nader." CounterPunch. (Retrieved February 25, 2018.)
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- "Pentagon Thievery: An Interview with Jeffrey St. Clair", by Joshua Frank, LewRockwell.com, April 3, 2006, retrieved 25 April 2007
- “The system is irretrievably corrupt”, interview by The Socialist Worker, April 14, 2006, retrieved 25 April 2007
- "Moonlighting? Two books revisit charges that the C.I.A. condoned the sale of crack.", review of Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, by James Adams, September 27, 1998, New York Times Book Review, retrieved 25 April 2007
- Notes from the Dark Side of Earth Jeffrey St. Clair speaks about his books and views in Sacramento, CA on July 15, 2008
- "In Character: Jeffrey St. Clair, editor of Counterpunch" by Oakley Brookes, Oregon Business Journal, October, 2006, retrieved 23 April 2013
- "A conversation with conservationist Jeffrey St. Clair" by Ann Robinson, The Oregonian, March 6, 2009, retrieved 23 April 2013
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