Oct
21
2011

Todd Tucker on trade deals, Karuna Jaggar on Think Before You Pink

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This week on CounterSpin: The congressional passage of so-called 'free trade' agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama was met with applause by many in the corporate media. The cheering was not only for the corporate friendly provisions of the bills, but for what journalists insist was the bipartisan support for the legislation. Todd Tucker of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch will join us with a different view of the trade pacts.

Also on the show: From pink dog toys to pink...handguns? There's no escaping Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sure, some of it's crass, but it raises a lot of money, right? Or at least a lot of awareness? We'll talk with Karuna Jaggar of the group Breast Cancer Action about what's left out and why they have a campaign called Think Before You Pink.

LINKS:

--Public Citizen: Eyes on Trade

--Think Before You Pink