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Original Aired:
2011-10-17 20:09:00

1 hour, 51 minutes

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Episode: 10.17.11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses police repression of the Occupy Wall St. movement; public banking; labor's role in the Occupy Wall St. movement; the danger of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran

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

Aimee Allison of the group RootsAction discusses violations of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution seen in police violence, suppression and arrests of hundreds of protesters participating in occupation encampments inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement across the U.S, resulting in some of those encampments being forcibly dismantled.

Ellen Brown, an attorney, author of "Web of Debt" and president of the Public Banking Institute, discusses her recent article, "The Public Option in Banking: Another Look at the German Model," -- and examines the connection between the anger being expressed against the U.S. banking system seen in the growing Occupy Wall St. movement -- and the solutions offered by her group, the Public Banking Institute.

Michael Zweig, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook talks about his group's recently released report, titled, "American Military Deaths in Afghanistan, and the Communities from Which These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines Came," by Michael Zweig, Michael Porter, and Yuxiang Huang.

Dr. Barry M. Blechman co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center, a think tank based in Washington D.C. focused on issues of national and international security, scrutinizes the recent charges by the the Obama administration leveled against Iran for allegedly organizing and funding an plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington.

Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Visit their web site athttp://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.wpkn.org

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