Counterpoint for July 12
Counterpoint with Scott Harris is heard every Monday from 8 to 10 pm on WPKN.
This week’s guests:
1) Barbara Kennelly, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security, discusses the conservative political campaign now being launched to push for large cuts in Social Security and Medicare.
2) Manuel Perez-Rocha, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, looks at the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new law which the government says impinges on federal immigration enforcement – while also examining the effects of Free trade policies on the number of people attempting to immigrate from poor nations to the U.S.
3) Michell Chase, a research associate with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) assesses the Cuban government’s decision to release 52 political prisoners, in the context of the island nation’s economic situation and the future of U.S.- Cuban relations and the 50-year old economic embargo.
4) Kim Ives, a writer and editor with the newspaper Haiti Liberté and documentary filmmaker, reports on the conditions in Haiti 6 months after the poor nation’s devastating earthquake which killed an estimated 230,000 people and made 1.5 million homeless.
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