This week on CounterSpin: Israel’s re-invasion of the Gaza Strip has left over 100 Palestinians dead, many of them civilians. The coverage of the attack has featured some familiar media themes—the strained and strange euphemisms for the violence, the skewed chronologies of who-started-what, and the impossibility of peaceful negotiations. We’ll sort out the current state of affairs with Ali Abunimah of the website Electronic Intifada.
Also on CounterSpin today: As a journalist who challenged the medical establishment and the ironclad authority of physicians, Barbara Seaman helped launch the women’s healthcare movement. But as she succeeded in affecting one reform after another, she was increasingly marginalized by the journalism establishment. Barbara Seaman died on February 27th, we’ll talk to her friend and colleague Cynthia Pearson of the National Women’s Health Network, a groups she helped found, about her life and legacy.
— Revealed: the U.S. Plan to Start a Palestinian Civil War, by Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada, 3/4/08)