Laura Carlsen on Mexican Violence, Jim Naureckas on ‘Selma

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This week on CounterSpin: Coverage of the recent state visit from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto didn’t avoid mention of violence in Mexico, including the disappearance of 43 student teachers in September. But the explanations of that violence (and of the US relationship to it) hid more than they revealed. We’ll talk with Laura Carlsen from the Americas Program and the Center for International Policy about the desaparacidos and the nature of violence in Mexico.

Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson in 'Selma'Also on the show: Before the movie even opened, there were high-profile criticisms of the movie Selma, particularly around the well-received film’s depiction of Lyndon Johnson. FAIR’s own Jim Naureckas will join us to discuss what those criticisms say–not so much about the film, but about the critics.


–“Obama Should Not Prop Up Mexico’s Corrupt President,” by Laura Carlsen (Americas Program, 1/5/15)

–“It’s Critics of Selma Who Are Distorting Civil Rights History,” by Jim Naureckas (FAIR Blog1/8/15)

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