Monday, February 16, 2009

Tonight on Counterpoint hosted by Scott Harris

This week's guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
  • Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and author, who serves on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, discusses the results of the recent Israeli election, the aftermath of the Gaza assault and President Obama's policy on addressing the Middle East Conflict.
  • Steve Rendall, senior analyst with the media-watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), summarizes his group's recent report which assesses the skewed U.S. media coverage of human rights conditions in Colombia and Venezuela - titled, "Human Rights Coverage Serving Washington's Needs."
  • Bruce Barrett, Producer/Director of, who talks about his new documentary film, "Billboard From Bethlehem: Where The Enemy Gets a Face," which tells the stories of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian combatants who come together with 100 children to paint a giant mural in the West Bank advocating a peaceful resolution to the decades-long Middle East conflict. The film provides insight into the roots of the ongoing bloody conflict and provokes substantive discussion on how the obstacles to an enduring peace can be overcome.
  • Melissa Goodman, a Staff Attorney with the ACLU's National Security Program, explains why her group is asking the Obama administration to release secret memos that provided the legal basis for many of the Bush administration's controversial national security policies, including the sanction of torture and warrantless surveillance.
Monday, February 16 between 8:00 and 10:00 PM. An archive of Counterpoint programs is accessible for free. Technorati tags: ,