Jeffrey St. Clair

Jeffrey St. Clair (born 1959) is an investigative journalist, writer, and editor.

Jeffrey St. Clair
Born1959 (age 60)
Alma materAmerican University (B.A.)


St Clair was born in Indianapolis, Indiana[1] and attended American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in English and history.[2] He has worked as an environmental organizer and writer for Friends of the Earth, Clean Water Action, 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 until the latter's death in 2012. St. Clair has served as editor since 2012, joined by managing editor Joshua Frank in 2012.

St. Clair is a former contributing editor to the monthly magazine In These Times.[3] He has also written for The Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, The Nation, The Texas Observer[4] and The Progressive.[citation needed]

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.[5] 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,[6] 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.

St. Clair lives in Oregon City, Oregon.[7]


With Alexander Cockburn
  • Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press (Verso, 1998) ISBN 978-1-85984-258-4
  • Al Gore: A User's Manual (Verso, 2000) ISBN 978-1-85984-803-6[8]
  • Five Days That Shook The World: The Battle for Seattle and Beyond (Verso, 2000) ISBN 978-1-85984-779-4
  • The Politics of Anti-Semitism, co-edited (AK Press, 2003) ISBN 978-1-902593-77-7
  • Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia (Verso, 2004) ISBN 978-1-84467-506-7
  • Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture and Sex: CounterPunch Anthology, co-edited (AK Press, 2004) ISBN 978-1-902593-94-4


  1. ^ St. Clair, Jeffrey (October 27, 2006). "Hogwash". CounterPunch. Archived from the original on May 5, 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  2. ^ St. Clair, Jeffrey (March 20, 2004). "Intolerable Opinions in an Age of Shock and Awe". CounterPunch. Archived from the original on April 6, 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Jeffrey St. Clair". In These TImes. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  4. ^ St. Clair, Jeffrey (February 19, 1999). "Who Killed David Chain?". Texas Observer. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  5. ^ Adams, James (September 27, 1998). "Moonlighting?". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  6. ^ "The system is irretrievably corrupt". Socialist Worker. April 14, 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  7. ^ Robinson, Ann (March 27, 2019). "A conversation with conservationist Jeffrey St. Clair". The Oregonian. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  8. ^ Brooks, Oakley (October 1, 2006). "Blowing up the system". Oregon Business Journal. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  9. ^ Frank, Joshua (April 3, 2006). "Pentagon Thievery; An Interview with Jeffrey St. Clair". Lew Retrieved 31 October 2020.

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