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Original Aired:
2012-01-30 20:08:00

1 hour, 54 minutes

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Episode: 01.30.12: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses, "The Leaderless Revolution;" the campaign to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizen United v. FEC decision and a report from an Occupy Wall Street bus tour across the Northeast

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

Carne Ross, is a former British diplomat who resigned in 2004 after giving then-secret evidence to a British inquiry into the Iraq war and then went on to establish the world's first non-profit diplomatic advisory group, Independent Diplomat. He discusses his new book, "The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century," and the work he's currently doing with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.

Bob Edgar, former six term Congressional Representative from Pennsylvania who now serves as president and CEO of Common Cause, a national nonpartisan citizens' lobby, discusses his group's new "Amend 2012 Campaign" designed to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizen United v. FEC decision, which opened the flood gates of unlimited and unaccountable money into U.S. election campaigns.

Sandy Nurse of Occupy Wall Street NYC, talks about her group's ongoing five week bus tour across the Northeast that is being organized to solidify relationships and improve communications between Occupy activists in advance of nationally coordinated actions this spring.

Some segments featured on 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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