This week on CounterSpin: Nuclear weapons generate a lot of media interest when it comes to the question of whether Iran is trying to get them, but when the topic is eliminating nuclear weapons altogether, as at the now concluding UN meetings on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, media could hardly care less. We’ll talk about the NPT with Alice Slater from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Abolition 2000.
Also on the show: Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to “improve the lives of billions of people”; so why is Internet.org, the Facebook mogul’s new application intended to provide limited free internet access in the developing world, meeting such strong resistance? That word “limited” is a clue; we’ll hear the rest of it from Tim Karr of the group Free Press.
Plus our regular look back at the week’s news, including the US assault in Syria.
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
- Abolition 2000
- “Global Internet Activists Give Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Internet.org,” by Tim Karr (Moyers & Company, 5/12/15)
- Free Press