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Episode: WTO Summit in Geneva; History of Afghan War & Obama's Strategy; Creating Good Jobs Now; Blair-Bush Conspiracy on Iraq
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM,Bridgeport, CT and WPKM 88.7 FM Montauk, NY between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming at http://wpkn.org
1) Bill Holland, Deputy Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, talks about the major issues being debated at the World Trade Organization summit in Geneva, Switzerland and reflects on the Fair Trade movement 10 years after major protests that targeted the WTO in Seattle.
2) Nicholas J.S. Davies discusses his article, "Why Afghans Dig Empire Graveyards," which provides historical context for understanding the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan - as well as the new strategy on the Afghan war to be announced by President Obama's this week.
3) Sidney Hollander, a former Chicago Department of Human Services employee, describes a proposal he co-wrote titled, "How to Create Good Jobs Now, a Bold Proposal for Meeting Human Needs Through a Permanent U.S. Employment Program."
4) Journalist Dave Lindorff talks about his recent article, "The Blair-Bush Conspiracy on Iraq," which looks at commission hearings in Great Britain examining the actions and statements of British political leaders that led to the country's joining President Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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