This week on CounterSpin: Much can and will and should be said about the, yes, presidential election of, yes, Donald Trump—including about media’s role. On this first post-election show, we focus on the question of: What now? What now for electoral reform and congressional diversity? For the environment? For Muslim-Americans and others made vulnerable by the so-called “War on Terror” in its domestic and international fronts?
It’s not to say that how we got here is unimportant—it most certainly is—but to help us keep front and center that the purpose of reflection and criticism is to enhance our abilities to actually change things.
We’ll hear from Rob Richie and Cynthia Terrell from FairVote, from Patty Lovera from Food and Water Watch, from author and professor Deepa Kumar, and from Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies.
First we take a very brief look back at recent press.