Monday, April 27, 2009

Tonight on COUNTERPOINT with Scott Harris

This week's guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
  • Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses the Obama administration's adoption of President Bush's position that the courts cannot judge the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program, filing a motion to dismiss EFF's lawsuit, Jewel v. NSA. He also comments on Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat, supportive of warrantless surveillance, being overheard in a 2005 NSA wiretap making deals with a suspected Israeli agent working for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee.
  • David Swanson, co-founder of the coalition, a writer and activist, and the Washington Director of, takes a critical look at the national debate on Bush administration torture policies and the role public pressure can play in demanding accountability of government officials who are likely guilty of war crimes.
  • Chris Toensing, Executive Director and Editor of Middle East Report, assesses President Obama's pledge for change in U.S. foreign policy, focusing on his approach to Iran and Israeli -Palestinian peace negotiations.
  • Organizers of the New Haven, CT May Day rally, march and celebration discuss the history of the international worker's holiday -- and events scheduled for Friday, May 1st on the New Haven Green.
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