This week on CounterSpin: In the wake of the Egyptian military and courts dissolving that country’s parliament, and suspending an announcement of the winner in the presidential election, US politicians and journalist have begun to talk about $1.3 billion in military aid the U.S. gives to Egypt each year. But is it really a shocker that the Egyptian military doesn’t support democracy? We’ll talk with independent Egyptian journalist Sara Khorshid about the betrayal of Egyptian democracy.
Also on CounterSpin today, Barack Obama made what seemed like a big move on the immigration front, with a June 15 Rose Garden announcement that would allow as many as 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to stay. The news was primarily analyzed as election season strategy, but what exactly will it mean for the people it could affect? We’ll talk to Mohammad Abdollahi of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
–“The Betrayal of Egypt’s Revolution,” by Sara Khorshid (New York Times, 6/18/2012)