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Original Aired:
2011-10-24 20:09:00

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Episode: 10-24-11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the Greek & EU debt crisis; consequences of the U.S.-NATO intervention in Libya; Occupy Wall Street movement nationwide and in Hartford, CT

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

Costas Panayotakis, associate professor of sociology at the New York City College of Technology at CUNY and author of the forthcoming book "Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy." He discusses widespread opposition to the Greek government's austerity measures imposed by the European Union and what options opponents have to make their voices heard in Athens and within the EU.

Vijay Prashad, Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT and author of, "The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World," and the recent Counterpunch article,"NATO's Agenda for Libya: Qaddafi, From Beginning to End." He takes a critical look at the repercussions from U.S./NATO military intervention in Libya's just ended civil war.

Rob Helmuth, an activist participant in Occupy Harford encampment, talks about the community that is being built in Hartford, and how it relates to the national movement's political objectives, various day-to-day activities and labor, student support for their actions.

Tom Hayden, former longtime member of the California State Legislature, civil rights and anti-war activist who was a founder of the 1960s radical group Students for a Democratic Society, provides his assessment of the rapidly growing Occupy Wall Street movement nationwide. As a veteran political organizer, he offers advise to the young organizers leading this exciting mobilization for economic justice.

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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