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Nov 13 2015

Holly Sklar on Minimum Wage Economics, Nicholas Kusnetz on State Government Transparency

Pro-minimum wage business owner

Media usually present the minimum wage issue as workers vs. business, but we’ll get a different angle from Holly Sklar of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. Plus: What journalists can do about transparency and accountability in state government.

Nov 06 2015

‘The Occupation Doesn’t Stop’

CounterSpin interview with Yousef Munayyer on violence in Israel/Palestine

Yousef Munayyer (image: RT)

“What’s missing is what happens in between and always, and that is the status quo of military occupation, which is itself a system of violence.”

Nov 06 2015

Ari Berman on Voting Rights, Joanne Doroshow on Forced Arbitration

Voting rights march (cc photo: Michael Fleshman)

CounterSpin discusses the first presidential race in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Plus: Just what do you sign away in those fine print contracts now necessary for everything from buying a cellphone to getting a job?

Nov 05 2015

‘Reliance on Police Cannot Be Consistent With What We Want to Happen in Public Schools’

CounterSpin interview with Kimberlé Crenshaw about Spring Valley High police assault


“The moment this becomes a law enforcement issue, that becomes the moment where the student’s future is placed at risk. And that means our institutions are underserving students.”

Oct 30 2015

Media Don’t Call Trump on Claim to Have Opposed Iraq Invasion ‘Back in 2004’

Iraq invasion (photo: Arlo K. Abrahamson/US Navy)

Donald Trump has claimed many, many times that he opposed the 2003 US invasion of Iraq in real time. Funny that Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone couldn’t find any evidence of this.

Oct 30 2015

Kimberle Crenshaw on School Assault, Yousef Munayyer on Israel/Palestine Narratives

Sheriff deputy Ben Fields body-slamming a 16-year-old student at Spring Valley High School, Columbia S.C. (YouTube)

Many people were outraged by video evidence of a police officer violently assaulting a young black woman in her classroom—an incident that highlights the marginalization of black girls and women in conversations about state violence.

Oct 28 2015

‘Laws Are Incredibly Deferential to Police Using Lethal Violence’

Chase Madar (image: TomDispatch)

“There is a very hard-wired tendency among Americans in general, and liberals in particular, to think that even when things are going wrong, that the law is good and fundamentally on our side. That the law is synonymous with justice.”

Oct 23 2015

Chase Madar on Prosecuting Police

Last known portrait of Tamir Rice

It looks unlikely that the officer, Timothy Loehmann, who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice will face any prosecution at all for the killing. If the justice system won’t bring justice, what could?