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Rania Khalek on Syria, Peter Ludlow on Barrett Brown


The confusing debate over Syria and on-again, off-again U.S. military strikes leaves out a lot—like the work of non-violent activists inside the country. Journalist Rania Khalek joins us to talk about that—and some of what they have to say about the debate over U.S. bombing.

Also on CounterSpin today, writer and activist Barrett Brown faces decades in prison for linking to a WikiLeaks page. Why is he being targeted by the federal government, and what does it say that a federal judge imposed a gag order on Brown, again, a journalist? We’ll talk to Peter Ludlow, who has been following Brown’s case for the Nation magazine.


Bill Hartung on military cuts, Rania Khalek on taping the police


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin. The debt ceiling has been lifted; that fixed everything, right? Well, the Democratic base is unhappy with the White House capitulation, the ratings agencies still aren't sure the United States has its fiscal house in order, and there's nothing here to address the jobs crisis. Of the budget cuts we've been hearing about, reports say that one early slice comes from the military budget--with a second round of potentially larger cuts possible in a few months. But is that really true? We'll talk it over with Bill Hartung of the Arms and Security Project. […]


Extra! June 2014

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Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Letters Gender Focus Why Muslim Feminists Aren’t Celebrating Hirsi Ali Islamophobia is not a defense of women's rights by Rania Khalek Schools ‘Failing’—but for Which Students? Missing the issue of charters' selective enrollment by Molly Knefel Capital Punishment A book that takes on inequality rallies friends of the 1 Percent by Peter Hart Cover Story Advertising, Death Anxiety and Speculative Black Holes Media's obsession with the missing Malaysian plane by Yosef Brody  


Extra! April 2014

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Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Letters GENDER FOCUS The War on Poor Women of Color Abortion coverage slump matches class & ethnic shift by Rania Khalek Sunday Morning Snow Job Beltway talk shows’ flaky climate coverage by Miranda C. Spencer Leading Papers’ Sources Tilt Toward TPP Sparse, slanted coverage of corporate-friendly deal by Steve Rendall and Melanie Nakashian Good Protesters—and the Bad Kind When Molotov cocktails are just a ‘boy’s adventure’ by Peter Hart On Homeland, Islam Means Terror TV’s one major Muslim character is a secret Al-Qaeda agent by Arun Kundnani


For U.S. Media, Rape Culture Is There, Not Here

Delhi has 'alarming' power structure, Steubenville 'promising' young men

The brutal gang rape of a university student in Delhi last December out-raged the establishment media, which were quick to paint India as a nation plagued by deep-seated sexism and misogyny. The New York Times opined (12/29/12) that the rape reflected “an alarming trend in India” of “tolerat[ing] shocking abuse of women” who are “shamed into silence and callously disregarded by a male-dominated power structure” and therefore “never go to the authorities to seek justice.” The Times went on to lament that “women are routinely blamed for inciting the violence against them,” which is why “India must work on changing […]


Extra! June 2013

Extra! June 2013

Gender Focus: For U.S. Media, Rape Culture Is There, Not Here Delhi has 'alarming' power structure, Steubenville 'promising' young men by Rania Khalek 'Terror Returns'--Along With Media Fixations Boston bombings revived fear of 'Islamic rage' by Peter Hart 'Such Is Life' Coverage of Another Blast's Dead When corporations kill, media turn fatalistic by Janine Jackson Working Poor Shorted in Minimum Wage Coverage Those most affected by the debate weren't part of it by Sean Cox & Steve Rendall  


Hating the Oppressed in Gaza

Victims become villains in U.S. coverage

BBC journalist Jihad Masharawi's 11-month-old son Omar died after shrapnel hit the family home in Gaza; the BBC did not devote a story to Masharawi's loss until 10 days later (Photo source: AP)

Malcolm X once said, “If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Nowhere is this warning more relevant than in the corporate media’s one-sided coverage of Israel’s latest assault on Gaza, which left 160 Palestinians dead, including 105 civilians and 34 children (Palestine Centre for Human Rights). In stark contrast, rockets fired into Israel claimed the lives of four Israeli civilians and two soldiers. One civilian death is one too many, no matter which side suffers, but a kill rate of nearly 27 Palestinians […]