Some people think Counterpunch magazine is a platform for political debate when most of its writers are Assadists & Stalinists & some of the very same who write for Global Research & Mint Press. Where’s the debate? And what’s an editorial policy all about? A progressive magazine would not give a platform without some serious rebuttal to those who espouse support for the Assad dictatorship, conspiracy theories about the Hong Kong protests, support Syrian & Russian bombing of civilians, deny the Rohingya & Uyghur genocides. It’s not a journal whose (mostly male) writers & editors can be trusted for insight.