Search Results for: Zeynep Toufe

Jun 4 2004

Zeynep Toufe on Iraq ‘sovereignty,’ Steve Rendall on NPR study

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Some journalists are beginning to challenge George Bush on his claim that Iraq will have “complete and full sovereignty” come June 30th. Bush’s claim is false, but our guest says, more than that, the US-drafted Iraq resolution before the UN Security Council could mean perpetual occupation. We’ll talk to Zeynep Toufe, who writes the new blog, Also on the show: The story that National Public Radio is a bastion of liberalism is a staple for conservative pundits. The old line was revived recently with the launch of the new avowedly liberal network Air […]

Nov 1 2002

Let Them Eat Cake

TV blames Africans for famine

A famine is raging through southern Africa–a famine that Doctors Without Borders has called among the worst in Africa in the past decade. The international relief organization CARE reports that the famine “is largely the result of one of the worst droughts in a decade” and that “severe hunger–even starvation–threatens millions, particularly among the most vulnerable: children, the elderly, and pregnant and nursing women” in Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is occurring against the backdrop of an AIDS epidemic in Africa that has claimed 25 million lives and counting, leaving behind about 14 million orphans. It’s a […]