Thea and Samy, our friends in Cairo, tell us what it was like to experience the the victory of the Egyptian protesters firsthand. Also, Professor Vijay Prashad tells us what this victory means in the grand scheme of things, and what’s next.
Plus, are we heading for a government shutdown? Bill Scher speculates.
Our buddy, political analystBill Scher, just got quoted by the White House in a statement about the middle class tax cuts. Bill’s a little frustrated with politics at the moment – but not for the same reason as a lot of other folks. Which is kind of the point. Hear his side of the story.
According to the National Priorities Project, Northampton spends about $40,000 a day on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the city is mulling a resolution to bring those dollars home. We talk to activist and pacifist Paki Wieland about the cost of war. We also hear the lowdown about her recent arrest and trial for protesting President Obama’s failure to keep his promise to close Guantanamo, and the differences between how she was treated and how the Tea Partiers were treated.