Episode: 12.05.11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement; Congressional legislation that threatens American's civil liberties; 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
1) Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, author and former columnist with the Los Angeles Times discusses his recent article, "You Can Arrest an Idea," about the nationwide police evictions and arrests of hundreds of Occupy Wall Street activists and his views on where the movement is going and its impact on U.S. politics.
2) Robert Naiman, Policy Director at the group Just Foreign Policy, discusses rising tensions between the west and Iran over that nation's nuclear program, the recent shooting down of U.S. drone over Iran's airspace and the student trashing of the British embassy in Tehran.
3) Chris Anders senior legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union talks about provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, that gives the president authority to order the military to imprison American citizens without charge or trial.
4) Justin Molito, an original organizer with the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City provides an update on future organizing projects, protest actions/events, and discusses the general mood and momentum of the 99% movement.
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