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Baher Azmy on Abu Ghraib Lawsuit, Dave Lindorff on Spy for No Country

The long-fought effort to get legal acknowledgement of the abuse of Iraqi detainees in the Iraq War is coming to... more

19 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Chris Bernadel on Haiti

What needs to change in Haiti includes Western media presentations that ignore or erase even recent history.

12 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Rakeen Mabud on Greedflation, Rachel K. Jones on Mifepristone

Corporate profit margins are at a level not seen since the 1950s, as abject greed was whistled past by... more

05 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Phyllis Bennis on Gaza Ceasefire Resolution, Robert Weissman on Boeing Scandal

A senior UN human rights official says there is a "plausible" case that Israel is using starvation as a weapon... more

29 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Evlondo Cooper on Climate Coverage, Rick Goldsmith on Stripped for Parts

Elite media still can’t quite connect images of floods or fires to the triumphant shareholder meetings of the fossil fuel... more

22 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Gay Gordon-Byrne on Right to Repair, Suyapa Portillo Villeda on Honduran Ex-President Conviction

Industry still argues that that cellphone isn't really "yours," in the sense that you can't fix it if it breaks.

15 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Ian Millhiser on Supreme Court Trump Protection, Alfredo Lopez on Radical Elders

Donald Trump could declare himself above the law—and that’s just been enabled by a recent Supreme Court ruling.

08 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Victor Pickard on the Crisis of Journalism

If we don’t ask different questions about what we need from journalism, we will arrive at the same old unsatisfactory... more

01 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Gregory Shupak and Trita Parsi on Gaza Assault

As the US falls more out of step with the world, many in the US press seem divorced from the... more

23 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Ariel Adelman on Disability Civil Rights

Acheson v. Laufer is another example of “weaponizing the courts to dismantle labor protections, housing rights and health guidelines.”

16 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Media That Benefit From Inequality Prefer to Talk About Other Things

The rapid rise in inequality over recent decades should have generated deep alarm in news media. But there’s little sign... more

14 Feb 2024 ·
Rakeen Mabud on Greedflation

The same people who earn wages also buy groceries, and pretending that we’re pitted against one another is not just... more

09 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Aron Thorn on Texas Border Standoff

What if there isn’t a "border crisis" so much as an absence of historical understanding, of empathy, of community resourcing?

02 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
WaPo Owes an Apology to the DC Mayor It Drove From Office

The Washington Post sought to preempt DC voters by getting rid of Mayor Vincent Gray before he stood for reelection.

02 Feb 2024 ·
Monifa Bandele on Reimagining Public Safety, Svante Myrick on Roadblocks to Voting

Communities are hard at work reimagining public safety without punitive policing. There’s new work on those possibilities.

26 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Gregory Shupak on Gaza and Genocide

How does the New York Times’ assertion that “what Israel is fighting to defend is a society that values human... more

19 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Sebastian Martinez Hickey on Minimum Wage, Saru Jayaraman on History of Tipping

Elite reporters are so removed from daily reality that they assume a raise in wages means fast food employees... more

12 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Media Obsession With Inflation Has Manufactured Discontent

Corporate media’s single-minded obsession with inflation has left the public with an objectively inaccurate view of the economy.

05 Jan 2024 ·
Chip Gibbons on the Right to Protest

US journalists invoke the First Amendment a lot, but not so much when it extends to regular folks saying NO... more

05 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Best of CounterSpin 2023

CounterSpin is thankful to all the activists, researchers, reporters and advocates who appear on the show to help us see... more

29 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Wadie Said on the New McCarthyism

Powerful institutions, including the media, combine a selective understanding of free expression with a vehement desire to enforce it.

22 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Richard Wiles & Matthew Cunningham-Cook on Climate Disruption Filtered Through Corporate Media

We can't have a public conversation about how fossil fuels cause climate disruption in a corporate media moneyed by fossil... more

15 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Sonya Meyerson-Knox on Jewish Voice for Peace

The devastation of Gaza, and the vehement efforts to silence anyone who wants to challenge it, is the story for... more

08 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Melissa Gira Grant on Abortion Rights & Politics

Too many outlets seem to have trouble shaking the framing of abortion as a "controversy," or as posing problems for... more

01 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Mark Weisbrot on Argentina’s Javier Milei

Argentina's new president questions the death toll of the country's military dictatorship and calls climate change a “lie of... more

24 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
For Cable News, a Palestinian Life Is Not the Same as an Israeli Life

Cable news coverage of victims, war crimes and context show a double standard when it comes to US allies versus... more

17 Nov 2023 ·
Scott Burris on US v. Rahimi

The question is whether the Court’s conservative majority can use its special brand of backwards-looking to determine this country’s future.

17 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
‘Free Speech’ Fans Call for Censoring TikTok as Chinese Plot to Make Israel Look Bad

The Republican-held House could push to ban TikTok completely, on the grounds that it allows too much criticism of Israel.

13 Nov 2023 ·
Jamil Dakwar on US & Human Rights, Matt Gertz on Mike Johnson

Shouldn't the press corps be actively involved in informing us about the person third in line for the presidency?

10 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Raed Jarrar on Biden & Saudi Arabia, Joe Torres on Tulsa Massacre

“The newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the... more

03 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Peter Maybarduk on Paxlovid, Maya Schenwar on Grassroots Journalism

Paxlovid's "transition" to the commercial market entails hiking the cost of the treatment to 100 times the cost of... more

27 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Christopher Bosso on Food Assistance, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters

The primary food aid program, SNAP, while the constant target of the racist, drown-government-in-the-bathtub crowd, keeps on keeping on.

20 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Phyllis Bennis on Gaza

This week on CounterSpin:  In the wake of the October 7 attacks by Hamas and the ensuing bombing campaign from... more

13 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Rodrigo Camarena on Wage Theft

Corporate media tell us to be mad at the rando taking toilet paper from Walgreens, but not the executive who’s... more

06 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
Stephen Zunes on Menendez Indictment

The story is mostly about the political fortunes of an individual; the huge numbers of less powerful people impacted are,... more

29 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Lisa Xu on Auto Workers Strike

An unprecedented labor action is underway as thousands of Midwest autoworkers working for the Big 3 went on strike at... more

22 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Maha Hilal on Innocent Until Proven Muslim

September 11, 2001, is the exemplar of a past that isn’t dead, or even past, and for no one more... more

15 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Amanda Yee on Korean Travel Ban, Hyun Lee on Korea History

Media have an active disinterest in telling the story of the Korean peninsula in anything other than static, cartoonish terms.

08 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Alfie Kohn, Diane Ravitch and Kevin Kumashiro on Education

It does no disservice to the education battles of the current day to connect them to previous battles and conversations.

01 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Kehsi Iman Wilson on Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA demands all kinds of attention, every day—not a once a year pat on the back about "how far... more

25 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Six Tropes to Look Out for That Distort Israel/Palestine Coverage

It is vital that news readers become acquainted with the tropes that dominate coverage of the Israeli occupation.

22 Aug 2023 ·
Baher Azmy on Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit, Thomas Germain on Online History Destruction

Unlike elite media’s misty memories, the lawsuit is a stubborn indication that those responsible for Abu Ghraib haven't been called... more

18 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Shankar Narayan on Facial Misrecognition, Braxton Brewington on Student Debt Abolition

Facial recognition, a technology that has been proven wrong, has been deemed harmful, in principle and in practice, for years... more

11 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Teddy Ostrow on UPS/Teamsters Agreement, Matthew Cunningham-Cook on GOP Climate Sabotage

Elite media are deeply accustomed to calling any union action a harm, and any company acknowledgment of workers’ value a... more

04 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
‘The Athletic Is the Negation of Local Sports Coverage’

"When you get rid of local coverage, what you also get rid of is the watchdog that is so important....... more

02 Aug 2023 ·
Melissa Crow on Asylum Restrictions, Dave Zirin on NYT’s Vanishing Sports Section

Advocates have long declared that Biden’s asylum restrictions are not just harmful but unlawful. And a federal judge has just... more

28 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
‘We Need a Gender-Inclusive Understanding of Police Violence’

"Not a lot of people would understand that Black women are often killed by the police when they actually ask... more

26 Jul 2023 ·
Kevin Minofu on Say Her Name

Say Her Name is about adding Black women to our understanding of police violence—to help make our response more meaningful... more

21 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
CNN Town Halls Do Democracy No Favors

Live, single-candidate town halls with strictly friendly audiences are one of the worst ways to help the public make an... more

19 Jul 2023 ·
Arlene Martínez on Corporate Subsidies, Florín Nájera-Uresti on Journalism Preservation

White supremacy and economic policy are completely different stories for the press, but not for the people.

14 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Media Push Doom and Gloom in Face of Historic Progressive Recovery

In the wake of a historically progressive response to an economic downturn, corporate media have been intently focused on the... more

13 Jul 2023 ·
Emily Sanders on How Not to Interview an Oil CEO, Kaufman & Bozuwa on Fighting Climate Disrupters

There is no way to fight climate disruption without fighting climate disrupters.

07 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Taryn Abbassian and Others on Dobbs One Year Later

The impacts of the Dobbs ruling are still reverberating, as is the organized pushback that we can learn about and... more

30 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
Nancy Altman on GOP Social Security Attack, Daniel Ellsberg Revisited

When Daniel Ellsberg died, media burnished their own reputation as truth-tellers while somehow dishonoring the practice of truth-telling.

23 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
As Venezuela Mends Ties With Latin Neighbors, Western Media Turn Up the Propaganda

Western outlets will stop at no length to defend Washington’s agenda, even if that means reheating debunked narratives.

22 Jun 2023 ·
Sonali Kolhatkar on the Power of Narrative

Narrative is an important tool for folks looking to change the world for the better, in part by changing the... more

16 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
Tauhid Chappell on Cannabis Justice, Evan Greer on Kids Online Safety Act

What will the legalization, and profitizing, of marijuana mean for the people and communities most harmed by its criminalization?

09 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Jeff Chang & Jeannie Park on Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Asian-American students are being used as the face of attempts to eliminate affirmative action or race-consciousness in college admissions.

02 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Eric Thurm on the Hollywood Writers’ Strike

Many corporate news reporters seem unable to present a labor action as other than an unwonted interruption of a natural... more

26 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Dehumanization Killed Jordan Neely—and Dominated Coverage of His Death

Much of the corporate press refrained from framing Neely as a victim, and far-right media outlets went even further to... more

19 May 2023 ·
Cody Bloomfield on Anti-Activist Terrorism Charges

Some officials fully intend to treat anyone who stands in opposition to whatever they decide they want to do as... more

19 May 2023 · 27 minutes
NYT Signals Lula’s Post-Bolsonaro Honeymoon Is Over

Two New York Times pieces may represent a troubling narrative shift in the newspaper of record's Brazil coverage.

12 May 2023 ·
Ian Millhiser on Supreme Court Corruption

Whether the Supreme Court gets away with its rejection of ethics depends in part on journalists' willingness to stick with... more

12 May 2023 · 27 minutes
The Healthcare Long March: Why Exposing Evils of Medical Debt Doesn’t Fix the Problem

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont proposed on February 2 to purchase and forgive roughly $2 billion in medical debt owed by... more

08 May 2023 ·
Chris Lehmann on Debt Ceiling Myths, Kyle Wiens on Right to Repair’s Moment

Republican brinkmanship could devastate millions of people—along with the harm to public understanding of what's actually going on.

05 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Jen Senko on the Cost of Hate Talk

Hate-fueled and hate-fueling media have political and historical impacts—and interpersonal, familial ones as well.

28 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Rachel K. Jones on Mifepristone, Donna Murch on Rutgers Labor Action

A Texas judge revoking FDA approval of mifepristone may be a "confusing legal battle" for media--but for most people, it's... more

21 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Taxes: Who Pays and What For?

Tax season leads some of us to ponder what we get in return for our resources—streets and stop signs, to... more

14 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Media’s Lab Leak Theorists See Spies, Not Scientists, as Arbiters of Science

The Wall Street Journal (2/26/23) broke the news that classified documents show the US Energy Department believes Covid emerged from... more

07 Apr 2023 ·
Saurav Sarkar on Starbucks Organizing

Crushing Starbucks workers' attempts to work together is against the law—but it's not the sort of crime elite media seem... more

07 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Silky Shah on Detention Center Fire, Eagan Kemp on Medicare Advantage

Do Black and brown people have a right to move freely in the world? The Ciudad Juárez fire and what... more

31 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Norman Solomon on the Iraq Invasion, 20 Years Later

What passes for debate about why we must remain at war with whomever is designated has roots in 2003 worth... more

24 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Kamau Franklin on Cop City Protests

The corporate press corps seems intent on forcing a vital, important situation into old, tired and harmful frames.

17 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Kim Knackstedt on Disability Policy, Algernon Austin on Unemployment & Race

Media interest in historic breakthroughs should extend to the barriers disabled people face in 2023, and how policies could address... more

10 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Makani Themba on Jackson Crisis

Jackson, Mississippi, residents who have been harmed many times over are being told that the appropriate response is to take... more

03 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Ellen Schrecker on the New McCarthyism

Our past has not been fully grappled with or understood, and that has everything to do with what’s happening now.

24 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
Maritza Perez Medina on Fentanyl, Nancy Altman on Social Security

Saying how hard you want to be on "dealers" is really an admission of a failure to address a public... more

17 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
Evan Greer on the Fight for the FCC

What could be happening if Biden's long-languishing nomination of public interest advocate Gigi Sohn were put through?

10 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
Shelby Green and Selah Goodson Bell on Utility Shutoffs & Profiteering

Electric utilities have disconnected US households more than 4 million times since the beginning of Covid, preceding the Ukraine War.

03 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
Independent Media Need You to Get the Word Out on Social Media

Engaging with posts on social media is a meaningful way of supporting journalism organizations you are sympathetic to.

01 Feb 2023 ·
Michael Mechanic on Underfunding the IRS

The message from many politicians and their media amplifiers: Cheating on taxes is a luxury only the rich can, or... more

27 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
‘The Cry Is “Lumumba Lives”—His Ideas, His Principles’

"The same forces that were at play in the '60s to remove Lumumba are at play today in terms of... more

24 Jan 2023 ·
Maurice Carney on Patrice Lumumba

Lumumba's assassination, judging by attention, has no lessons for US citizens or the press corps about the past, the present... more

20 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
NYT Moves to ‘Stack the Deck of Justice’ Against Its Subscribers

Another company silently snuck a forced arbitration clause into its terms of service—and that company is the New York Times.

14 Jan 2023 ·
David Sirota on Accountability Journalism

The public still look to news media to give them accurate, independently sourced and documented information to help them make... more

13 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Paul Hudson on Airline Meltdown, Melissa Crow on Asylum Policy

There's an unarticulated underpinning to elite media conversation that as a consumer, you don't have anything called a "right."

06 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Best of CounterSpin 2022

CounterSpin is thankful to every activist, researcher, reporter and advocate who appeared on the show, of whom this is just... more

30 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Lisa Gilbert on the January 6 Report

The Very Smart People will tell us that what we really ought to do, what the intelligent people would do,... more

23 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Jen Deerinwater on Indian Child Welfare Act

Those who want to eliminate the Indian Child Welfare Act are opposed by the reality that made the Act necessary... more

09 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Media’s Crime Hype and Scapegoating Led to Crackdown on Unhoused People

The New York Times parrots the implausible suggestion that cities cracking down on unsheltered people constitutes efforts to help them.

07 Dec 2022 ·
Nelson Lichtenstein on UC Strike, Marjorie Cohn on Evangelicals’ Supreme Court Lobbying

The struggle for pay and dignity at the University of California is part of a bigger fight about whether educators... more

02 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Milton Allimadi on Media in Africa

The African continent as a playing field for white people to test their theories, extract resources and stage proxy wars... more

25 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
While Crypto Bro Scammed Clients, Reporters Scammed Readers

Before Bankman-Fried’s transition from financial genius to possible financial criminal, he received little scrutiny in the media.

19 Nov 2022 ·
Brian Mier on Lula Election Victory

It's hard not to imagine the use that a differently focused press corps might make of Brazil's change of direction.

18 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
US Media Searched for Crisis at China Party Congress

For the Western press, the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party offered a number of signals which—if read... more

12 Nov 2022 ·
Gene Slater on Housing Crisis, Rakeen Mabud on Inflation Coverage

The affordable housing crisis is not just capitalism run amok, because that doesn't happen without government involvement.

11 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Jake Johnston on Haiti Intervention, Jeannie Park on Harvard Affirmative Action

US news media ignore the role US intervention has played throughout Haitian history in order to push for the same... more

04 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
‘This Is America. That’s the Kind of Trial Mumia Abu-Jamal Had.’

"The culture of imprisonment tells a deeper story about America. We're not going to get it if we don't go... more

03 Nov 2022 ·
Noelle Hanrahan on Mumia Abu-Jamal Update

Overt, proud-of-it bias has shaped coverage of Mumia Abu-Jamal's case from the outset, and current mentions suggest little has changed.

28 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Julie Hollar and Jim Naureckas on 2022 Midterms

Election coverage should be judged not by how reporters "treat" Democrats or Republicans, but about how they inform and engage... more

21 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
‘People Are Taking Inspiration From Union Victories at Amazon and Starbucks’

Janine Jackson interviewed San Francisco State University’s John Logan about Amazon and Starbucks organizing for the October 7, 2022, episode... more

14 Oct 2022 ·
Ahmad Abuznaid on Israeli Human Rights Crackdown, Sohale Mortazavi on Cryptocurrency

Growing numbers of people have concerns, not just about uncritical US support for Israel, but also about the shutdown of... more

14 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
John Logan on Amazon & Starbucks Organizing

With tens of thousands of workers walking out around the country, the notion that this is somehow not meaningful should... more

07 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Julio López Varona on Puerto Rico Colonialism, Guerline Jozef on Haitian Refugee Abuse

Tax giveaways to non–Puerto Ricans mean money not going to Puerto Rico's energy systems, schools, hospitals, housing.

30 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Alicia Bell and Collette Watson on Media Reparations

US news media need to not only acknowledge inflicting racist harms, but take seriously the idea of repairing them.

23 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Sumayyah Waheed on CNN’s Copaganda Hire, Chris Becker on Inflation Coverage

For corporate media, being a paid flack for the police in no way disqualifies you to offer analysis of... more

16 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
ACTION ALERT: Crime Claims of CNN’s New Police Expert Don’t Hold Up to Facts

Please ask CNN to explain why a person who misrepresents the evidence on the causes of crime trends should be... more

14 Sep 2022 ·
Matt Gertz and Eric K Ward on White ‘Replacement’ Theory

News media missed an opportunity to interrogate the media outlets and politicians who repeatedly invoke the white replacement idea.

09 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso on Indigenous Resistance, Alex Vitale on the End of Policing

The film Powerlands covers Indigenous people around the world, and the resource extraction stealing their water, minerals and homelands.

02 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Ahmad Abuznaid on Palestine Human Rights Crackdown, Andrew Perez on Dark Money Donation

The corporate media narrative on Israel/Palestine makes it hard to make sense of the recent assault by Israeli forces on... more

26 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Azadeh Shahshahani on Central America Plan, Jon Lloyd on Facebook Disinformation

We have some questions about the US government's claim that this time, they're really bringing stability and security to Central... more

19 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Angelo Carusone on Alex Jones Trial, Karl Grossman on Nuclear War

Alex Jones' lawyer says talking about his white supremacism would "distract from the main issues." What are the "main issues"... more

12 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Luke Harris and Joe Torres on America’s Racist Legacy

This week on CounterSpin: The crises we face right now in the US—a nominally democratic political process that’s strangled by... more

05 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Vivek Shandas on Climate Disruption & Heat Waves, Jamie Kalven on Laquan McDonald Coverup

There's a way to tell the story of heat waves that connects to policy and planning, but that centers human... more

29 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Nora Benavidez on Post-Roe Data Privacy, Dorothee Benz on January 6 Insurrection

This week on CounterSpin: The internet has changed the way we communicate, access information and even organize, which means concerns... more

22 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Jessica Mason Pieklo on Abortion Rights, Preston Mitchum on Reproductive Justice

This week on CounterSpin: The Supreme Court’s reversal on abortion rights is so actually and potentially devastating that it’s hard... more

15 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
‘Whether You’re on the Supreme Court Shouldn’t Depend on How Many People You Give Your Phone Number to’

"That kind of legal philosophy could seriously endanger not just the environment, but the ability of Congress to pass all... more

14 Jul 2022 ·
Did Public TV Doc Promote Peaceful Coexistence—or the UAE?

A film that offers an entirely uncritical and glowing portrait of the UAE ought to make PBS take a closer... more

09 Jul 2022 ·
Adele Stan & Elliot Mincberg on John Roberts, Chip Gibbons on Why Assange Matters

A Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts has gutted multiple legally and societally established precedents.

08 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Dave Zirin on Football Prayer Ruling, Howard Bryant on Black Athletes & Social Change

This week on CounterSpin: Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion on Kennedy v. Bremerton that “the... more

01 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Raed Jarrar on Biden’s Saudi Trip, Lindsay Koshgarian on People Over Pentagon

It's hard to parse corporate media coverage of Biden's Saudi visit, because that coverage obscures rather than illuminates what's going... more

24 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Helen Zia on Vincent Chin Legacy, Alec Karakatsanis on Chesa Boudin Recall

It's 40 years since Vincent Chin's murder, with a depressingly resonant context of anti-Asian hatred and scapegoating,

17 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Nicaragua a ‘Dictatorship’ When It Follows US Lead on NGOs

Modest legal steps that would go unnoticed in most countries are—in Nicaragua’s case—clear evidence that it is “inching toward dictatorship.”

16 Jun 2022 ·
‘Calibrated’ Dishonesty: Western Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions

US officials have free rein to continue inflicting collective punishment on Venezuelans without challenge or scrutiny.

13 Jun 2022 ·
Politico Paints Gen X as ‘Trumpiest Generation’—on Flimsiest Evidence

On Biden’s and Trump’s favorable ratings, Gen Xers find themselves mostly in the middle among generations.

10 Jun 2022 ·
Lori Wallach on Vaccine Equity, Steffie Woolhandler on Insurance & Covid

There are people and policies, with names, preventing developing countries from accessing life-saving Covid vaccines.

10 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Liliana Segura on Supreme Court v. Innocence

While alternative media are up in arms about the Supreme Court's ruling, corporate news media don't seem to think there's... more

03 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Igor Volsky on Ending Gun Violence, Pat Elder on Junior ROTC

This week on CounterSpin: CBS News‘ website featured a story about the “grim task” of planning funerals for 19 children—shot... more

27 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Matt Gertz, Eric K. Ward on the Buffalo Massacre & ‘Replacement Theory’

The Buffalo killer is a white supremacist who believes there's a plot run by Jews to "replace" white people with... more

20 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Julie Hollar on Roe Reversal, Tesnim Zekeria on Baby Formula Shortage

Elite media are interested in abortion as an issue, but it is not understood as a human right but rather... more

13 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Chris Lehmann on Multi-Racial Democracy, Mike Rispoli on Funding Local News

A new website uses critical race theory as a prism to explore the range of threats to multi-racial democracy and... more

06 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Josmar Trujillo on Hyper-Policing

"If it bleeds, it leads" journalism lets news outlets look as though they're tracking an important event in real time.

29 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Dorothy A. Brown and Dean Baker on Tax Policy

Who pays taxes, how much, and why? We revisit two conversations about tax policy racism and taxing the rich on... more

22 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Layla A. Jones on ‘Lights. Camera. Crime’

The Philadelphia Inquirer's "A More Perfect Union" project is aimed at examining racism in US institutions, including media institutions.

15 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Marjorie Cohn on Prosecuting Trump, Mike Liszewski on Marijuana Justice

This week on CounterSpin: He wanted to go to the Capitol on January 6, Donald Trump tells the Washington Post,... more

08 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Sarah Lipton-Lubet on Ginni Thomas Conflict, Dave Maass on Transparency and Journalism

Will we keep having a Supreme Court justice declaring himself "one being" with a spouse who declares the 2020 election... more

01 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Carol Anderson on History, Race and Democracy

It's a good time to recall that we had a war in this country in which many people declared that... more

25 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Shireen Al-Adeimi on Yemen, David Arkush on Fed Climate Veto

Yemen is not a rhetorical device. It's a country of human beings in crisis.

18 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Khury Petersen-Smith on Economic Sanctions, Greg LeRoy on Amazon Subsidies

Economic pressure is presented as a way of avoiding violence. But there's a problem with seeing sanctions as an alternative... more

11 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Braxton Brewington on Student Loan Debt, Andy Marra on Trans Youth Rights

Is what we call "higher" education an individual investment or a public good? The way news media talk about it... more

04 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Carol Anderson on History, Race and Democracy

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