Episode: 04.11.11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the Congressional-White House budget battle; Obama's broken promises on closing Guantanamo and civilian trials; Haiti's Presidential election results and Martin Duberman's new book, "A Saving Remnant."
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Chuck Collins, Director the Institute for Policy Studies' Project on Inequality and the Common Good discuss the end results of Congressional - White House budget negotiations and his group's recent report, "Unnecessary Austerity, Unnecessary Shutdown."
Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights discusses his perspective on President Obama's reversal in deciding to try 9-11 suspects in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Detention Center and broken pledges to close Guantanamo and end indefinite detention.
Kim Ives, a documentary filmmaker and editor with the newspaper Haiti Liberte updates listeners on Haiti's recent presidential election victory by bawdy singer and conservative candidate Michel Martelly -- and what recently returned former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his many supporters are planning to revive Haiti's largest progressive political party, Lavalas.
Martin Duberman, professor of History Emeritus at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and distinguished author, talks about his newest book, "A Saving Remnant: the Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds."
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