WPKN Archives: 06.11.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's violation of Iran nuclear agreement & current talks w North Korea; The Commonbound conference; Mexico's July 1st election & Ceasefire in Afghanistan

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, June 11th, 2018
8:08PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 56 minutes

Posted:
Monday, June 11th, 2018 8:00PM

Tags:
democracy iran afghanistan war mexico congress nuclear election cooperatives trump workers ceasefire agreement northkorea neweconomy amlo draught peacewalk


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Episode: 06.11.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's violation of Iran nuclear agreement & current talks w North Korea; The Commonbound conference; Mexico's July 1st election & Ceasefire in Afghanistan

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Jamal Abdi, Vice President of Policy National Iranian American Council assesses the impact of Donald Trump's pullout from the Iran International nuclear agreement, with discussion on the current struggle of European nations to salvage the agreement, including a recent EU request to Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, asking to be exempt from the imposition of secondary sanctions on European companies doing business in Iran. -- and of course the looming threat of war.

2) Anand Jahi the New Economy Coalition's Director of Movement Engagement, talks about the upcoming CommonBound conference in St. Louis, and the work NEC and a growing network of groups are doing across the U.S. to build a new economy promoting "true democratic governance and community ownership; for prosperity rooted in interdependence with the earth’s natural systems."

3) Ryan Mallett-Outtrim an independent Australian journalist based in Mexico provides analysis of the upcoming July 1st Mexican presidential election, and predictions that progressive populist candidate and former mayor of Mexico City, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as "AMLO," will win, and the potential impact on U.S and Latin American politics and economic policy.

4) Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence discusses the recently announced cease fire between the Taliban and Afghan government and U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with a focus on the drought that has stricken Afghanistan and a 400-mile walk for peace undertaken by Afghan men covered in Kelly's recent article, "Digging Deeper."

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint

Show: Counterpoint

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming is at http://wpkn.org/ . Interview segment archives are at counterpointradio.org .

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