Monday, February 23, 2009

Tonight on Counterpoint hosted by Scott Harris

This week's guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
  • Marilyn Young, professor of history at New York University, and author of numerous books and essays on foreign policy, including The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990, The New American Empire and Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam. She is the co-editor of a collection of essays to be released next month titled Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History, explains why she believes President Obama's plan to escalate the war in Afghanistan could lead to a tragic quagmire much like Vietnam.
  • Karen Greenberg, Executive Director of New York University's Center on Law and Security, and author of he forthcoming book, "The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days," talks about her Mother Jones magazine article "The People vs. Dick Cheney" which explores the efforts underway and the means to hold Bush administration officials accountable for their illegal conduct.
  • Nicholas Graber Grace lead organizer with Connecticut ACORN, who assesses President Obama's $75 billion mortgage rescue plan, and what his group is doing to assist homeowners facing foreclosure in CT.
  • David Bacon, a west coast writer and photographer, and former factory worker and union organizer. His most recent book is Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants (Beacon Press, 2008). discusses his recent article published in Monthly Review, "A Radical Vision for Today's Labor Movement, The Importance of Internationalism and Civil Rights."
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