Sunday, October 11, 2009

Counterpoint for Monday October 12

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday   between 8:00-10:00 pm ET.  

1) Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison, co-directors of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, discuss the decisions that President Obama must soon make on the direction of U.S. policy in the Afghan war -- and how his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize may effect a move toward further escalation of the conflict.

2) Jane Hamsher, founder and publisher of the online news site and author of the best selling book, "Killer Instinct," talks about where Congressional debate on healthcare reform is headed, and the role conservative Democrats will play in the outcome of a Senate vote on cloture needed to avoid a Republican fillibuster.

3) Brendan Cooney, a writer and anthropologist, explains why he believes Republican Party legislators have broken the law by traveling to Honduras to provide support for the illegal government installed by a coup there in June.

4) Martin Stolar, the attorney representing Elliot Madison, a man arrested by the FBI for his role in coordinating a communications network for protesters at the recent Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh, using text messaging like Twitter, talks about what's at stake int the case for civil liberties.

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