Counterspin – September 30, 2005

John Feffer on North Korea, Melissa Goodman on Patriot Act

This week on CounterSpin: There was a big breakthrough in the negotiations on North Korea’s nuclear program. Or maybe there wasn’t. The press played up a tentative deal that looked all the more so just one day later. So what happened? And whose interests were being served by playing up the apparent progress in negotiations? We’ll talk to North Korea expert John Feffer.

Also this week: What is it that John Ashcroft doesn’t want librarians to tell you about the Patriot Act? That’s at the heart of a crucial First Amendment case playing out in Connecticut. We’ll hear from the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman about the incredible secrecy that continues to surround one
of the most important pieces of policy to come out of the so-called "war on terror."

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