Apr 15 2011

Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Egypt, John Nichols on labor and Wisconsin


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This week on CounterSpin: With the Egyptian military still firmly in power, the Egyptian revolution is still very much a work in progress. The same military that we were once told was a liberal friend of democratic activists, is reportedly continuing policies of torture, political detainment and censorship. But you wouldn’t know this from the reporting of many US media outlets, who seemed to lose interest in Egypt after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February. We’ll talk about Egypt with independent journalist and Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous.

Also on the show: You can tell the labor battles in Wisconsin are still going on because the New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse is leading an article with a union president ‘surfing the rising tide of public sector unions to success and power.’ Wisconsin protests against Gov. Walker’s proposals are bringing communities together, but many media approach the story with their same old bag of tricks. The Nation’s John Nichols addressed the disconnect in a recent speech. We’ll hear from him on the New York Times and others.