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Yousef Munayyer on Khader Adnan, Dana Frank on Honduras

This week on CounterSpin: Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan provided a real-life example of something many corporate pundits say they’ve longed to see: A Palestinian activist pursuing non-violent resistance. And yet his 66 day hunger strike to prote

Sonali Kolhatkar on Afghanistan, Kevin Gosztola on WikiLeaks and Stratfor

This week on CounterSpin: The burning of copies of the Koran by US military in Afghanistan touched off a week of protests, including attacks on US soldiers. While US media have by and large denounced the Koran burning as unacceptably stupid, they still se

Keenan Steiner on RNC convention, David Sirota on newspaper monopolies

This week on CounterSpin: The Republican convention was just held in Florida, but while cameras focused on the high-profile speeches and rallies, the real story was what happened after hours and away from the convention floor, at parties and mixers where

George Farah on open debates, Muhammad Sahimi on IAEA Iran report

This week on CounterSpin: The biggest fight the striking Chicago Teachers Union face is with the school district and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the story has exposed, once again, that corporate media have little good to say about organized teachers.

Kevin Kumashiro on Chicago teachers’ strike; Rose Aguilar on poverty reporting

This week on CounterSpin: The biggest fight the striking Chicago Teachers Union face is with the school district and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the story has exposed, once again, that corporate media have little good to say about organized teachers.

Vijay Prashad on "Muslim Rage," Imara Jones on 47 percent and race

This week on CounterSpin: In the wake of the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and angry demonstrations in several other Muslim countries, corporate media are largely fingering religious differences and the peculiarities of Islam as the reason for t

Costas Panayotakis on Greek protests; Jesselyn Radack on Obama, ‘free speech’ and whistleblowers

Coverage of protests in Greece and Spain over austerity measures offers a glimpse of how corporate view the crisis. As Spanish protesters surrounded the Spanish parliament and Greek protesters called for general strike, U.S. media worried about the pain t

John Sides on debates, Graham Erion on Chevron

This week on CounterSpin: Do presidential debates actually matter? TV networks spend days, if not weeks, building up debate drama aren’t likely to tackle that issue. But with all the talk about ‘game changers’ and momentum, do the debates actually play th

Josh Eidelson on WalMart strike; Keane Bhatt on Venezuela vote

This week on CounterSpin: Workers at Wal-Mart walked off the job this week and that is business far from usual at the retail giant. There has never been a strike at Wal-Mart; our guest will explain why it’s a game-changer. Josh Eidelson reports on l

David Roberts on coal, Julianne Hing on affirmative action

This week on CounterSpin: If you were unnerved to see Democratic and Republican presidential candidates competing over which was a bigger fan of coal, you weren’t alone. What did that, along with the echoing silence on climate change, signify about the ro

Stephen Zunes on foreign policy debate; Yifat Susskind on Iraq War’s toxic legacy

The final presidential debate, addressing international issues, managed to promote several falsehood about U.S. foreign policy. No, the Iranian president never said he wanted Israel “wiped off the map,” and the U.S. did not treat South Africa’s racist apa

Bill McKibben on climate catastrophes, Diane Ravitch on education & the election

This week: A Hurricane Sandy interrupted edition of the show. With travel and power problems in New York City, this week we bring you two recent interviews from the CounterSpin archives. First up a look at the press and catastrophic climate change with jo

Mark Weisbrot on election lessons, Wen Stephenson on climate change

The election is over and it’s hard not to detect a gloomy mood in the corporate media. The country is divided, heading for a fiscal cliff and in desperate need of a grand bargain between Republicans and the White House. But is that the right lesson to tak

Sarah Anderson on ‘Fix the Debt’; Martin Lee on ‘Smoke Signals’

This week on CounterSpin: You’re going to be hearing a lot more from corporate America, declares one press account, about getting the nation’s finances in order. That’s due to the Fix the Debt campaign, a group of CEOs and business heads with supposedly m

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