This week on CounterSpin: what are advocates of peace to make of the war spending bill that’s just made its way through the Senate? Press accounts call it a “withdrawal bill” and a “forceful rebuke” to Bush’s war policy. Is that how it looks close up? We’ll hear from Erik Leaver, of the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus on that story.
Also on CounterSpin: actor Mike Farrell has devoted himself to serious fights for social justice, working against the death penalty, Reagan-era foreign policy in Central America, and the war in Iraq. His celebrity status has attracted media attention to these issues, the good and the not-so-good. We’ll talk to Farrell about his new book Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist.
— Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist, by Mike Farrell
— Iraq Supplemental Analysis, Erik Leaver (Institute for Policy Studies, 3/14/07)