ColdType Issue 74: Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags / Loretta Napoleoni / Danny Schechter…

24 May 2013 —

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This month’s Cover Story, Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags, provides a disturbing insight into conditions inside the most secure prisons in the United States. It’s chilling reading from a country that lays claim to being the freest and most humane in the world. 

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ColdType, January 2012: Las Vegas / The Rich plus Herman, Cromwell, McGovern, Pilger et al…

10 January 2013 — Coldtype

In the January issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story this month is Tony Sutton’s Las Vegas: Behind The Bright Lights, a photo essay that captures street life away from the gaze of the city that never sleeps. Sharing our spotlight is a 16-page excerpt from Sam Pizzigati’s brilliant new book, The Rich Don’t Always Win, which tells of a time when the rich in the United States paid their fair share of their earnings into the taxman’s coffers.

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ColdType, November 2012: Arun Gupta / Edward S. Herman / Dave Lindorff…

14 November 2012 — 

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Cover story this month is Arun Gupta’s journey back to Niles, Ohio, where steelworkers are striking to protect their community as it falls deeper into a post-industrial abyss. Other top stories include Edward S. Herman’s indictment of  the double standards and hypocrisy  that mark the West’s flawed concepts of ‘war on terrorism’ and ‘humanitarian intervention’; Dave Lindorff’s observations of the United States as a society that is ‘armed to the teeth, but living in fear’; while Jim d’Eugenio finds error and omission in Bill O’Reilly’s new book on the Kennedy assassination. And much more . . .

PLUS: Our second freebie this month is a 24-page e-book, Anatomy Of a ‘Terrorism’ Prosecution, a report by Katherine Hughes on the disturbing case of an American doctor who is now serving 22 years in jail for helping to feed sick and starving Iraqi children

In addition, we have six more must-reads from our archives, on the theme of EXPOSING THE LIES

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ColdType, October 2012: Edward S. Herman, Greg Palast, Philip Kraske, Linda McQuaig, John Pilger, Deepa Kimar and Diana Johnstone

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In the October issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story this month is Fred Reed’s essay reminding us that playing soldiers is part of the male genome. Really. Helps explain why, despite the efforts of generations of mothers, little boys would still rather play with toy soldiers than their sisters’ dolls. The urge to wage war features strongly in this issue, with essays on the attack on the US embassy in Libya, the race to neutralise Iran’s non-existent nukes, Afghanistan’s 11 years of occupation, the West’s propaganda attacks on Syria and more. Writers include Edward S. Herman, Greg Palast, Philip Kraske, Linda McQuaig, John Pilger, Deepa Kimar and Diana Johnstone.

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ColdType, September 2012: Herman / Solomon / Schecter et al

11 September 2012

In the September issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

86 Pages: Our biggest issue so far. 

Cover story is The Internment of Marian PriceEamonn McCann’s tale of the strange affair of Marian Price, a gravely-ill former IRA bomber, who has been detained by the British government. The story says much about the state’s denial of legal and human rights to its citizens. 

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ColdType, August 2012

25 July 2012 —

In the August issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story is Jonathan Cook’s analysis of the West’s build-up to war in Syria, in which the West’s choice of ‘White Hat’ fighters are those democracy/freedom lovers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, who are using oil money to fund the dissident forces. 

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ColdType, March 2012

1 March 2012 — Coldtype

In this month’s 88-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE

The cover story of this month’s biggest-ever issue returns to the Middle East where the world is being prepared for a replay of the just-ended war in Iraq. Our seven essays by writers in North America and Europe point out, among other things, that there seems to be a media blackout of the fact that Israel also acquired its nuclear arsenal by devious means, won’t let anyone examine its nuclear plants, and is far more aggressive than Iran. Never let the truth get in the way of a good war is the message, it would seem. 

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ColdType, January 2012: Target Iran / Libya / Israel / Media & War / Economics…

3 January 2012 — Coldtype

coldtype0112.jpgIn this month’s 72-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE
Cover Feature in this issue is a 7-part, 24-page section Target Iran, on the propaganda build-up to what may become another major Middle Eastern war. Other stories include an analysis of the attack on Libya, the hypocrisy of Israel, the prime time war, one man’s journey to jail, the zombies who ate the economy and much, much more – Tony Sutton, Editor

PLUS: A new 232-page e-book by Danny Schechter

As a special New Year’s gift to ColdType readers, we’ve got a pre-publication download of the e-book version of OCCUPY – Dissecting Occupy Wall Street, by Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, who is described in Greg Palast’s preface as the “Trident submarine of the American media.” The print version of the book will be available next month

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ColdType, November 2011: OWS / Guantanamo / UK / South Africa / Libya…

27 October 2011 — Coldtype

In this month’s 64-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE
Cover story this month is an 11-page section on the War on Wall Street with words by Tom Engelhardt and Richard Pithouse, accompanied by David Shankbone’s photo essay on the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City and a full-page cartoon from Mark Hurwitt. Other stories include three essays on the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Bagram Air Force Base and other ‘black’ sites around the world – essays that make us wonder about the silence of the North American public in the face of such imperial inhumanity. We also feature enlightening stories from Colombia, England, Mexico, Israel, South Africa and Libya by writers such as John Pilger, Conor Gearty, Bill Van Auken, George Monbiot, John Kozy and Hollman Morris – Tony Sutton, Editor

GUARDIAN VERSUS GATEKEEPER – Jonathan Cook examines London’s Guardian, the world’s foremost ‘left wing’ newspaper and finds that it’s not as liberal as it claims to be, especially in its treatment of some of the world’s most prominent and most outspoken social activists


1. Return To Kandahar: By Robert Fisk
2. Drugs, Bases & Jails: By Tom Engelhardt
3. Target Iran: Bt Ed Herman & David Peterson
4. The New Economy Of Terror: Bt Lauretta Napoleoni

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ColdType June-July 2011 Issue

14 June 2011 — Coldtype

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1. Back to the, er, past . . .
This month we’ve changed our name from The ColdType Reader back to the original, and simpler, title of ColdType. It’s the third time we’ve changed our name: the first incarnation of ColdType was in tabloidprinted format; then, after a long hiatus, it became ColdType2, an e-magazine inside After a couple of issues, we switched to the less-confusing ColdType Reader. Now, with our 57th issue, we’re back where we began: ColdType. – Tony Sutton, editor

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ColdType February 2011 Issue

9 February, 2011 — Coldtype

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The Revolution Is Being Televised, Fazila Farouk & Jess Hurd; It’s Egypt’s Revolution, Not Ours, Chris Hedges; A Lesson In Revolution And Hypocrisy, Andy Worthington; Hurwitt’s Eye, Mark Hurwitt; Walk Like An Egyptian, David Michael Green; Kissinger On Egypt? Give Us A Break!, Barry Lando; Pox Americana, Tom Engelhardt.

Criminal Kosovo: America’s Gift To Europe, Diana Johnstone; Darwin Was Right, Fred Reed; Britain’s Real Domestic Terrorists, George Monbiot; The War On Wikileaks, John Pilger; The Us Media: Selling Views, Calling It News, John Kozy; The Palestine Papers, Jonathan Cook; Obama’s Plan To Take Over The Internet, John Whitehead; Media As A Branch Of Government, Justin Raimondo; Nothing But Sh*t Strewn Everywhere, Jeff Archer; I’m Okay. You’re Criminally Insane, Michael I. Niman; Bendib’s World, Khalil Bendib; Shot In The Head, Alison Weir; A Cautionary Tale, William Blum; Why Washington Hates Hugo Chavez, Mike Whitney; Future Weapons For Future Wars, Nick Turse; Life At The Top, Sam Pizzigati; The Imperial War Presidency, David Swanson; Bradley Manning’s Torture: What’s New?, Sherwood Ross


1. The Invisible Government, by John Pilger
2. The Shining City On A Hill, by David Cromwell & David Edwards
3. Axioms Of Evil, by John Hatch
4. Globalization & Democracy, by Michael Parenti
5. Resort To Fear, by Noam Chomsky

Enjoy! (and if you don’t, let us know why)

Tony Sutton (Editor)

ColdType September 2010 Issue

10 September, 2010 — Coldtype

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COVER STORY – On The Beach: Photo-Essay on the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Disaster by Jess Hurd. Plus: We’re Heading To Intolerance (Michael I. Niman), Things That Won’t Go Away (William Blum), Bush’d Again (Greg Palast), A Speech For Endless War (Norman Solomon), Towering Lunacy (George Monbiot), Flying The Flag, Faking The News (John Pilger), A Perfect Storm For Propaganda (Jeff Nygaard), Spy Vs Spy (John Feffer), Reading Harry Potter At Guantanamo (Andy Worthington), The Generals Box In Obama On Afghanistan (Ray McGovern), The Secrets In Israel’s Archives (Jonathan Cook), Ground Zero: Ours And Theirs (Kathy Kelly), Red And Green (Uri Avnery), Why The Wars Can’t Be Won (John Kozy), The Strange World Of Steve Forbes (David Michael Green), Rebranding Iraq (Ramzy Baroud), Freedom And Illusion (Fred Reed), Who’s Talking About What Matters? (Danny Schechter), Ecocide In Paradise (Michael Meacher)



1. Heroin’s Trail of Destruction: Following The Flood Of Drugs From Afghanistan To Scotland, by David Pratt
2. Two Minutes to Midnight: Cutting Through The Media’s Bogus Bomb-Iran Debate, by Tony Karon
3. The War Mentality: Five Absurd Things That Simply Can’t Happen In Wartime Washington, by Tom Engelhardt
4. Honk If You Love Caviar: Understanding America’s Class System, by Joe Bageant
5. The Lessons Of Chile: An Excerpt From Her New Book, Sick And Sicker, by Susan Rosenthal

Enjoy! (and if you don’t, let us know why)

ColdType November 2009 Issue

9 November, 2009 — ColdType

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1. The ColdType Reader – Issue 41

Want to know why the world’s most expensive army can’t beat a few angry tribesmen? We have the answer. Plus: Why conservatives fear Big Government; excerpts from new books by Amy Goodman and Ramzy Baroud; did US politicians read the Goldstone Report before rejecting it?; the wars on postal workers and on Twitter; a British torture cover-up; broken capitalism; five hidden facts about cannabis; waging war, winning the Nobel Peace Prize; and much, much more. Contributors this month are Paul Armentano, Joe Bageant, Paul J. Balles, Ramzy Baroud, William Blum, Jo Comerford, Shamus Cooke, Amy Goodman, David Michael Green, Mark Hurwitt, Dave Lindorff, Ray McGovern, George Monbiot, Michael I. Niman, Greg Palast, John Pilger, Fred Reed, Sherwood Ross, Norman Solomon, Stephen Zunes

2. The Reader Extra

The Madoff Moment, an excerpt from Danny Schechter’s new book, The Crime Of Our Time.


3. Sick And Sicker: The US and Canada – Different forms of medical rationing, by Susan Rosenthal
4. War of the Worlds: London 1898, Kabul 2009, by Tom Engelhardt
5. The Construction of the Iran ‘Threat’, by Edward S. Herman & David Peterson
6. Gaza Gad: A new play – stranded in a bus at a Gaza border crossing, by Ahmed Masoud
7. The Goldstone Report: The full report of the UN Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, by Susan Rosenthal

Tony Sutton (Editor)