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Jeffrey St. Clair
American journalist

Jeffrey St. Clair

Jeffrey St. Clair
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Intro American journalist
Is Journalist
From United States of America
Field Journalism
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1959, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Age 64 years
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Jeffrey St. Clair (born 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an investigative journalist, writer and editor. He was the co-editor, with Alexander Cockburn (who died in 2012), of the political newsletter CounterPunch, then he became the editor of CounterPunch since Alexander's passing along with Joshua Frank. Jeffrey 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 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 influential 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 Alexander Cockburn. From 2012 to the present, Jeffrey is 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 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 Alexander Cockburn, Five Days that Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond, Al Gore: a User's Manual. Jeffrey 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 new book,Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes from a Failed Revolution, is available in print and as an ebook.

In October 2000 just before the US presidential election, St. Clair wrote in CounterPunch, "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 Midland, 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
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