Nov 11 2011

Cyrus Safdari on Iran/IAEA, Frances Fox Piven on poverty


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This week on CounterSpin: The International Atomic Energy Agency published its latest report on Iran on November 8th, but for nearly two weeks beforehand news media were rife with leak-based stories promising the report would be “game changing.” What did it actually say, and what of that is to be believed? We’ll talk to Cyrus Safdari who is tracking the story at

Also on the show this week: As the Occupy movement continues to focus attention on economic inequality, a spate of media coverage is presenting new Census data as suggesting that poverty might not be as bad as we thought. What’s that? We’ll talk with professor and historian Frances Fox Piven about Occupy Wall Street and the ‘new’ numbers on the poor. [TRANSCRIPT]


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