WPKN Archives: 03.11.19: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses charges of antisemitism against Rep. Ilhan Omar; US government surveillance of immigration rights activists; Report from Iraq after ISIS & Youth Climate Strike in CT & worldwide March 15th

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, March 11th, 2019
8:08PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 56 minutes

Posted:
Monday, March 11th, 2019 8:08PM

Tags:
connecticut globalwarming iran congress iraq labor isis climatechange trump republicans democrats whitesupremacy journalists antisemitism ilhanomar governmentspying immigrationactivists postwar civilsociety youthclimatestrike march15


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Episode: 03.11.19: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses charges of antisemitism against Rep. Ilhan Omar; US government surveillance of immigration rights activists; Report from Iraq after ISIS & Youth Climate Strike in CT & worldwide March 15th

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) Sonya E. Meyerson-Knox, Media Program Manager with the group Jewish Voice for Peace shares her views on the many political attacks, from both Democrats and Republicans, targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar for alleged antisemitic comments linked with her outspoken criticism of AIPAC and its powerful influence re: U.S. policy toward Israel and Palestine.

2) Sue Udry, Executive Director of the group Defending Rights & Dissent discusses recent news stories revealing that the U.S. government is working with the Mexican government to target journalists, lawyers, and activists who were covering or supporting the migrant caravan at the U.S. Mexico border.

3) Michael Zweig, emeritus professor of economics and former director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at Stony Brook University, SUNY, talks about his recent trip to Iraq, where with a delegation from U.S. Labor Against the War he attended the10th anniversary conference of the Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, where various progressive groups are trying to develop a vibrant, democratic, peaceful, non-sectarian civil society in Iraq.

4) Kira C Ortoleva, Connecticut Youth Climate Strike Lead Organizer, talks about the Youth Climate Strike where students will be walking out of their classes across the country and here in Connecticut to raise awareness on the need to address global warming on Friday on March 15th.

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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