This was a shocking surprise to me this morning. CounterPunch has been an essential resource for news and analysis for over a decade. I go there each morning that new articles are posted. A good number of my own articles have been published there, and several have had some real impact at reaching a decent number of people. His passing is a tragic loss in the fight against creeping fascism. The publication he created is a vital and top notch source for news about the world and of highly controversial topics. His was a heroic life, and he called it like he saw it.