News and Public Affairs

News and Public Affairs

By |2020-09-14T11:23:39-04:00August 10th, 2020|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

  1. Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund, talks about the recent effort in Congress to transfer 10% of the Pentagon budget to human needs — and on the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki I’d like to also discuss PA’s concern re: Trump regime nuclear weapons policy including abrogating the Iran nuclear deal, his suspension of compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, abandonment of the Open Skies Treaty, and the administration’s signaling that it may not work to renew the New START treaty that expires on Feb. 5, 2021.

  2. Hadas Thier, an activist and socialist in New York, and the author of the forthcoming book “A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics,” talks about her recent Jacobin Magazine article titled, “Congress Has Failed to Extend Unemployment Benefits. We Need Them Desperately, and Much More.”

  3. Democratic primary candidates for Connecticut State Senate District 17: Justin Farmer, a 25-year-old activist and second term Legislative Councilman representing Hamden’s 5th District, and his opponent Jorge Cabrera, the Democratic Party endorsed candidate in the race is a business representative and Director of Organizing with UFCW Local 919 — Jorge was a key leader in the historic Stop and Shop strike.

  4. Ted Glick, a progressive social change movement activist for more than 50 years, talks about his new book, “Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War,” an exploration of the sweeping landscape of the American Left during the Vietnam War era, Glick a Selective Service draft resister, spent 11 months in prison.

Monday, August 10 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.