Jul 11 2014

Yousef Munayyer on Gaza Attacks, Lee Fang on Marijuana Legalization

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abc-israelIsraeli airstrikes on Gaza have claimed dozens of Palestinian lives, including those of more than a dozen children. There are no Israeli casualties so far. The fact that US corporate media fail to note the unequal power and disproportionate suffering of Palestinians is just one of the ways middle east coverage is distorted. We’ll talk with Yousef Munayyer of the Jerusalem Fund, about that.

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cover0721Also on the show: For the first time, Gallup reports a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. Of course many things can stand between popular opinion and legislation, and in this case one of those things is a powerful industry, though you don’t hear much about it in debates around pot. Lee Fang of the Nation institute will join us to talk about his piece, “The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal.”

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–“The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal,” by Lee Fang (The Nation, 7/21/14)