This week on CounterSpin: the French have now added ground forces to what was an aerial bombardment of the Western African nation of Mali. The stated goal is to rout out groups of Islamic extremists, some of them linked to Al Qaeda. But what’s missing from that storyline? And what is the likely impact of this latest military action on the Malian people? We’ll hear from Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Also on CounterSpin today, Barack Obama’s nomination for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has been celebrated in the financial community and corporate media, but scorned by many on the right who say he’s too liberal or hostile to business. This could not be farther from the truth, says corporate criminologist, and author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One, William Black. He’ll join us to talk about how the Lew nomination is just another brick in the Wall Street on the Potomac.
-“Jacob Lew: Another Brick in the Wall Street on the Potomac,” by William Black (Huffington Post, 1/10/13)