News and Public Affairs 8-15-2022

News and Public Affairs 8-15-2022

2022-08-15T19:43:25-04:00August 15th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 8-15-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Joseph Gerson, President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and author of, “Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World,” and “With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion, and Moral Imagination,” talks about the danger in rising tensions between the U.S. and China over Taiwan after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taipei — and how relations between Washington and Beijing could be improved.

2) Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., President of the World Mental Health Coalition, and author of “Profile of a Nation: Trump’s Mind, America’s Soul,” and “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” discusses Republican politicians and conservative media commentator’s reaction to the FBI search of Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago, and the constant threats of violence coming from this group targeting legislators, law enforcement, election workers and their families. She’ll also comment on the armed white supremacist terrorist groups, i.e. Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, that have become the defacto armed wing of the Republican Party.

3) Jeremy Brecher, Research Director for the Labor Network for Sustainability is the author of 15 books on labor and social movements, including the national best seller “Strike!”, his latest titled, “Common Preservation: In a Time of Mutual Destruction.” Jeremy, a documentary filmmaker and long-time peace and social justice activist, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Inflation Reduction Act — and climate issues covered in his recent article, “Unions Making a Green New Deal From Below.”

4) Karl Grossman, Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, journalist and author, his latest titles include, “Cold War Long Island,” and “Weapons in Space.” Prof. Grossman discusses his recent article published by the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR, “Why Is There More Media Talk About Using Nuclear Weapons Than About Banning Them?”

Monday, August 15 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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