WPKN Archives: 11.22.21: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the GOP's embrace of violence endangering democracy; Nov. 15th Cuba protests fizzle; Millions of Afghan civilians face famine; Campaign to preserve Remington Woods Bridgeport CT green space

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, November 22nd, 2021
8:02PM to 10:02PM

Duration:
2 hours

Posted:
Monday, November 22nd, 2021 8:04PM

Tags:
connecticut bridgeport castro protests cuba militia biden murder climatechange gop republicans embargo dissent insurrection january6th rittenhouse remingtonwoods greenspace dupont toxicdump


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Episode: 11.22.21: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the GOP's embrace of violence endangering democracy; Nov. 15th Cuba protests fizzle; Millions of Afghan civilians face famine; Campaign to preserve Remington Woods Bridgeport CT green space

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.or

1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University discusses her recent article, "Welcome to the Age of Lawless Masculinity," and her views on the rise of armed white supremacist groups in the US, the embrace of extremism and violence within the Republican Party, and the threat to our democracy.

2) Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace and Global Exchange, talks about her article, "Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change," and the motivation for & consequences of President Biden's Cuba policy.

3) Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign, discusses the dire situation in Afghanistan, where millions of people now face widespread famine, touching on many of the issues raised in her recent article, "To Counter Terror, Abolish War."

4) Lela Florel, Director of the CT-based Preserve Remington Woods campaign, discusses the current effort to preserve Remington Woods, a beautiful 420 acre tract of land which was originally owned by the Remington Arms Company located in both Bridgeport and Stratford, CT.

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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