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Oct 09 2015

Phyllis Bennis on US Bombing of Afghan Hospital

Kunduz hospital

The hospital attack is not the first of its kind, nor—if we take the advice of generals that the incident means the US should increase its military presence in the country—will it likely be the last. After 14 years of war on Afghanistan, what has the US achieved?

Oct 08 2015

‘Poverty Is Not a Lifelong Identity’

CounterSpin interview with Rebecca Vallas about shaming the poor

Rebecca Vallas

“Fox News is one of the leading offenders in terms of advancing narratives and myths and misperceptions that really can end up being the basis for terrible policy, that hurt…everyone but those at the top of the income ladder.”

Oct 07 2015

‘Polluter Interests Have Been Spending Millions on Disinformation Campaigns’

CounterSpin interview with David Baron about air polluters

David Baron

“It’s sad that an issue of this importance, that affects literally all Americans, has gotten so little attention from our mainstream press.”

Oct 03 2015

‘These Are the Crimes That Really Matter’

CounterSpin interview with Brandon Garrett on corporate criminals

Brandon Garrett

“The companies may pay the fines, but the shareholders really pay that, and the people who actually committed the crimes at these big banks or corporations, they’re not the ones who are paying the fines. In fact, often, they get raises, or they keep their jobs.”

Oct 02 2015

Rebecca Vallas on Welfare Shaming, David Baron on Air Polluters

Air pollution (cc photo: Craig Nagy)

The growing number of people, many with jobs, relying on some form of aid isn’t enough to shake the notion that economic need is something you can shame people out of. And media recite the protests of polluting industries without interrogating them.

Oct 01 2015

‘We Could Have All These Drugs Available at Generic Prices’

CounterSpin interview with Dean Baker about why medicine costs so much

Dean Baker (cc photo: Keith Ivey)

“We don’t think it makes sense to have the fire department come down to your house when it’s on fire and your family is inside, then negotiate how much you should pay them. And that’s in effect what we’ve done with drugs.”

Sep 25 2015

‘Can We Hold Noncitizens to a Different Standard of Justice?’

CounterSpin interview with Rachel Meeropol on justice for 9/11 detainees

Rachel Meeropol (RT)

“The former 9/11 detainees also really see this as a case to ensure that this kind of suspicionless, baseless religious and racial profiling doesn’t happen again. That it doesn’t go unpunished.”

Sep 25 2015

Dean Baker on Drug Prices, Brandon Garrett on Corporate Crime

Martin Shkreli on NBC News

Drug company CEO Martin Shkreli became the target of public outrage by raising the price of a drug from $13 to $750 a tablet. Plus: The Volkwagen case raises yet again the question of whether our legal system can adequately respond to corporate crime.