News and Public Affairs 08-17-2020

By |2020-11-03T17:34:01-05:00August 17th, 2020|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 08-17-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:

  1. Hiding In Plain SightSarah Kendzior author of, “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America,” and co-host of Gaslit Nation, a weekly podcast which covers corruption in the Trump administration and the rise of authoritarianism around the world. She’ll examine the Trump regime’s open sabotage of the US Postal Service in advance of the November election — and the lack of a substantive response from the Democratic Party or the U.S. Constitutionally established institutions that are designated to act as checks and balances on abusive executive power.
     
     
     

  2. Mel Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and an adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University with a previous 42-year government career at the CIA and State Department. He’ll talk about his recent article, “Trump’s War On Arms Control and Disarmament,” with a focus on the expiration of the New START Treaty in February 2021, Trump’s possible decision to resume nuclear tests after a 22-year international moratorium — and what arms control policies an incoming Biden administration would likely bring to the White House.
     
     
     

  3. Kairi Al-Amin, an attorney and son of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who was the fifth chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s. Kairi discusses his work campaigning for a new trial for his 76-year-old Muslim minister father, who is serving a life-term without parole for the March 2000 shooting of two Fulton County, Georgia deputies, one of whom died. Kairi also talks about his request for his father’s transfer from the U.S. Federal Penitentiary in Tucson, AZ, back to the state of Georgia to better meet his medical needs.

Monday, August 17 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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