This week on CounterSpin: Reports that the surge in Iraq “is working” are commonplace, but they rarely confront the question, “Working for whom?” In his latest piece, “Reality Is Totally Different: Iraqis on ‘Success’ and ‘Progress’ in Their Country,” available at TomDispatch.com, independent journalist Dahr Jamail goes beyond the official Washington view and asks Iraqis how the surge is working for them. We’ll talk to Dahr Jamail.
Also on the show: It was not just the fiascos of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl but years of citizen activism that scuttled the U.S. love affair with nuclear power in the 1980s. Now activism is trying to bring nukes back, but this time it’s a huge, highly financed campaign by the nuclear industry and its government allies. We?ll uncover the myths behind their message with Karl Grossman, journalism professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury and author of several books on nuclear power.
— Reality Is Totally Different, by Dahr Jamail (TomDispatch.com, 1/27/08)
— Karl Grossman’s blog