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Original Aired:
2012-06-11 20:07:00

1 hour, 54 minutes

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Episode: 06.11.12: Counterpoint host Scott Harris talks about the Occupy Wall Street movement with Prof. Noam Chomsky; assesses the defeat of Wisconsin's recall election targeting GOP Gov. Scott Walker and examines rising violence in Syria

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

Noam Chomsky, linguistics and philosophy professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of nearly 100 books, Prof. Chomsky is one of the world's most widely read progressive dissident intellectuals. He talks about his new book, "Occupy," about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the wider issues of class warfare in the America today.

Matthew Rothschild editor of the Progressive magazine, discusses what was at stake in Wisconsin's June 5th recall election won by GOP governor Scott Walker, lessons learned by progressive/labor groups and implications for campaign finance reform fights ahead.

Chris Toensing, Executive Director and Editor, Middle East Report, discusses the escalating violence in Syria, the lack of any viable international response and the calls by some in the U.S. for military intervention.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. 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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