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Original Aired:
2012-05-28 20:12:00

1 hour, 52 minutes

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Episode: 05.28.12: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses NATO wars; Veterans for Peace on Memorial Day; Quebec's massive student strike and the struggle for universal health care

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.org

1) Vijay Prashad, the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and author of fourteen books, including, "The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World." In a March 25th talk at the United National Antiwar Coalition conference in Stamford CT, he discusses the NATO military alliance's regular pattern off human rights and international law violations.

2) Leah Bolger, is a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy who retired in 2000 at the rank of Commander. Bolger, who now serves as president of Veterans for Peace, discusses her group's work, the recent NATO protests in Chicago and the future direction of the U.S. military.

3) Andrew Gavin Marshall, an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada -- provides context and analysis of the ongoing massive and militant student strike in Quebec, and its links to other anti-austerity protests around the world.

4) Richard Kirsch, a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute who from 2008 to 2010 served as National Campaign Manager with the group Health Care for America Now, talks about his new book, "Fighting for our Health: The Epic Battle To Make Health Care A Right in the United States."

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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