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Murtaza Hussain on Khorasan Group, Vijay Prashad on Narendra Modi
This week on CounterSpin: When the US military attacks on Syria got underway, there was a sudden shift in the coverage: We weren’t just bombing the Islamic State, but something called the Khorasan Group. But who are they and how come no one had ever heard of them before? We’ll talk to reporter Murtaza Hussain of the Intercept about that.
Also this week: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi received a royal welcome when he arrived in the US for a visit on September 26. For a republic, it’s always been a little strange how the US treats foreign heads of states like royalty, but with his controversial past and politics, Modi’s treatment was even more curious than most. We’ll talk with Trinity College history professor Vijay Prashad about Modi’s American reception.
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Michael Brown Had a Father
But will Ferguson shift media ideas on ‘fixing’ black men?
Laurie Garrett on Ebola Crisis, Anne Petermann on Climate March
This week on CounterSpin: The current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale. But while some media focus on experimental vaccines, health experts say we ought to be talking about fundamental inequities in basic healthcare delivery. We’ll talk about ebola with Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Also on the show: The largest environmental march ever brought hundreds of thousands into New York City streets, but the People’s Climate Watch was mostly ignored by the media. As was its companion action, Flood Wall Street, which targeted corporations behind climate instability with civil disobedience. Is the people’s voice on climate change being ignored by the corporate media just as it’s been ignored by corporate backed governments? We’ll speak with Anne Petermann, director of the Global Justice Ecology Project, and the Climate-Connections blog.
Climate Crisis? That’s Not News
Sunday chat shows skip People’s Climate March
Raed Jarrar on Iraq & ISIS, Robert Weissman on Democracy for All
This week on CounterSpin: “We have no choice,” CBS’s Bob Schieffer told viewers, calling for US military attacks on the extremist group ISIS, because “this evil must be eradicated.” Though the shouts of warmongers may make them hard to hear, we do have choices – choices more likely to lead to longterm peace in Iraq and Syria than dropping bombs. We’ll hear from Raed Jarrar, policy impact coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee.
Also on the show: In response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, there’s a grassroots movement to amend the Constitution to try to curtail the influence of big money in politics. But it’s not getting much sympathy from the press– the AP says it’s an election year stunt, and pundits like George Will call it an attack on free speech. Robert Weissman of Public Citizen will join us to talk about the Democracy for All amendment.
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