This week on CounterSpin: Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan provided a real-life example of something many corporate pundits say they’ve longed to see: A Palestinian activist pursuing non-violent resistance. And yet his 66 day hunger strike to protest Israel’s policies of detaining Palestinians for months at a times without charge didn’t draw much media attention. We’ll talk to Yousef Munayyer of the Palestine Center about that.
Also on CounterSpin today, US media are calling the fire that killed at least 360 people in an overcrowded Honduran prison a tragic accident. Our guest calls it “only the latest deadly outcome of the larger politically driven firestorm that is Honduras today,” and that has everything to do with the U.S. We’ll hear from history professor and author Dana Frank on that story.
–“In Honduras, a Mess Made in the U.S.,” by Dana Frank (New York Times, 1/27/12)
–Honduras in Flames, by Dana Frank (The Nation, 2/16/12)