Jan 7 2005

Fawaz Gerges on Iraq and Palestine, Joanne Dorshow on medical malpractice

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This week on CounterSpin: Elections this month in occupied Palestine and occupied Iraq have prompted media speculation about emerging Arab democracies. But do elections equal democracy, and what’s missing from the coverage of these elections? We’ll talk to Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle East and international studies at Sarah Lawrence College.

Also this week: George W. Bush made medical malpractice a big story with a major speech in Illinois that fingered runaway jury verdicts and trial lawyer as the real problems. That’s a familiar line, but is the administration’s spin fact or fiction? We’ll speak to Joanne Doroshow of the Center for Justice & Democracy.


Center for Justice & Democracy: http://www.centerjd.org