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GOP’s Embrace of ‘Replacement Theory’, Violence Imperils U.S. Democracy

Interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, conducted by Scott Harris

prison covid

Northeastern Governors Did Little to Grant Clemency to Prisoners Endangered by Coronavirus Pandemic

Interview with Wanda Bertram, communications strategist with the Prison Policy Initiative, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

price gouging

Corporate Price Gouging Exploits, Worsens Inflation

Interview with Mike Mitchell, Groundwork Collaborative's director of policy and research, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – May 25, 2022

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Gold mining boom ravages Myanmar
  • South African energy workers struggle for clean public power
  • Fight erupts in Iowa over carbon capture pipelines

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Shireen Abu Akleh

Palestinian-American Journalist’s Murder Provokes Demands for Independent Investigation & Accountability

Palestinian – American Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the best known journalists covering the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, was killed by a gunshot to...
Jessica Reznicek

State Imposes Terrorism Charge Against Anti-Pipeline Climate Activist

In 2017, Jessica Reznicek and a partner from the Catholic Worker Movement publicly claimed responsibility for acts of vandalism against the Dakota Access Pipeline...
Pro-choice protests at Supreme Court justice' home

GOP Targets Pro-Choice Activists for Peaceful Protests at Supreme Court Justices’ Homes

In response to the leaked draft of a Supreme Court majority ruling that would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that protects...

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – May 18, 2022

• Few foreign governments have much of a presense in war-torn Somalia.  But Turkey has built a hospital with 47 intensive care beds –...

Special Feature

Ukraine: the History, the Context

Henry Lowendorf, director of the Greater New Haven Peach Council, dlscusses the war in Ukraine and provides the history and context that is absent from corporate media coverage.
Interview by Richard Hill

These kids can’t even buy a beer @in a liquor store. What inane politicians made this possible- aren’t they complicit in these mass murders https://t.co/a0VuKEg62G
@Showers4Trump @AlisonTerry18 @TeahCartel Wasn't Ted Cruz the most disliked Republican in those days?
How can a good guy with a gun stop a bad guy with 1 or 2 AR-15s and body armor? The 10 years of mass shootings and more have long disproven the NRA's mantra after Sandy Hook
https://t.co/RCXh1V3CGf
Obviously more armed officers and/or teachers will never stop a crazed shooter wielding weapons of war intended to kill many people quickly. The least that can be done is to #BANASSAULTRIFLES for civilian use https://t.co/aSI94utlJn
Obviously, it's the easy access to guns, 400 million of them. Any leader who insists otherwise is a sociopath, doesn't care about YOUR CHILDREN and the FUTURE. #VOTETHEMOUT

Opinion | Texas school shooting shows the futility of arming teachers https://t.co/27vAumubie via @msnbc

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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Ruth Ben Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and author of "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present," talks about the recent mass shooting and hate crime committed by a white supremacist in Buffalo, NY, the larger issue of the normalization of white supremacy in U.S. politics, and effective ways to defeat authoritarian and fascist political movements.

2) Amy Littlefield is the abortion access correspondent at The Nation magazine and a freelance investigative reporter who focuses on the intersection of religion and health care. She'll discuss her recent cover story for The Nation titled, "The Fight for Abortion After Roe Falls."

3) Steven Rosenfeld, editor, chief correspondent & senior writing fellow with Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute, discusses his coverage of recent Republican and Democratic primary races across the country -- and the political environment going into this November's midterm election.

4) Mike Mitchell, Groundwork Collaborative's Director of Policy and Research discusses a new poll which found that a strong majority of voters blame corporations for inflation, and his group's research that revealed corporate America is taking advantage of the pandemic to cash in at the expense of consumers, families, and small businesses.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint
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#LIVENOW ON https://www.progressivevoices.com/ Free Jessica Reznicek's support team Charlotte Grubb describes the concerns for other activists about terror charge against anti-pipeline climate activist Jessica Reznicek vandalism against Dakota Access pipeline before it transported oil. More information here https://btlonline.org/state-imposes-terrorism-charge-against-anti-pipeline-climate-activist/
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#livenow on Progressive Voices Network: Institute for Policy Studies' Phyllis Bennis on the demand for an independent investigation of #Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's apparent murder by Israeli forces. https://progressivevoices.com

More information at
https://btlonline.org/palestinian-american-journalists-murder-provokes-demands-for-independent-investigation-accountability/
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Andrew Perez, senior editor and reporter at The Lever, discusses his recent article, "McCarthy-Era Law Aimed At Pro-Choice Protesters," and the larger issue of the GOP and right wing crackdown on dissent.



2) Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne, columnist with the Washington Post, talk about their new book "100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting," which makes the case for universal voting, and how it might be implemented in the U.S.



3) Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars and UN issues. Bennis, also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, discusses the recent murder of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, calls for an independent investigation into her death -- and examines the Biden administration policy on Israel - Palestine.



4) Professor Walden Bello, a vice presidential candidate in the recent Philippines election, is chairperson of Laban ng Masa (LnM), "a Philippine national mass movement-based political center with a socialist direction. He'll assess the landslide victory of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the Philippines presidential election, propelling his family back to power after 36 years. Prof. Bello will also discuss the status of the nation's opposition movement and their strategy to fight authoritarianism and political corruption.



Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint
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#TuckerCarlson, #FOXNews, #RupertMurdoch, #Trump & #GOP are morally responsible for the #BuffaloTerroristAttack -- and the rise in #WhiteSupremacist violence across the US! Boycott corporations & advertisers that support Fox News & GOP candidates!
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Summary of foreign news reports and commentary on the leaked draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

2) George Beebe, former director of the CIA's Russia desk who advised then-VP Dick Cheney, who now serves as Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He'll discuss the status of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, and concern that efforts to end this conflict could be derailed by the Biden administration's recent announcement that one of their central goals is to weaken Russia's overall military capacity.

3) John Nichols, The Nation magazine's national affairs correspondent, talks about his newest book, "Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused The Crisis," and the movement to investigate how the U.S. government sabotaged its response to the pandemic that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

4) Alexander Main, Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. previews Colombia's May 29th first-round presidential election, and the significance that the frontrunner in the race is former leftist guerilla Gustavo Petro, who has served as mayor of Bogotá and is currently a senator, and his running mate, Afro-Colombian human-rights and environmental activist Francia Marquez, who if elected, would become Colombia's first black vice president.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint