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Our most recent online community forum on the Israel-Gaza Crisis, “Stop the Slaughter!” with Anat Biletski, Quinnipiac University professor and Tel Aviv University professor emeritus and Michel Moushabeck, award-winning writer, editor and publisher of Palestinian descent and founder of Interlink Publishing can be viewed here.
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Ralph Nader on Gaza War: ‘A Level of Savagery to Haunt the State of Israel for a Long, Long Time’

Interview with Ralph Nader, America’s leading public interest lawyer and four-time independent presidential candidate, conducted by Scott Harris

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Israel’s U.S. Spy Network Aims to ‘Crush’ Student Activists Who Support Palestinian Rights

Interview with James Bamford, bestselling author, journalist and documentary producer, conducted by Scott Harris

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Mother of ‘Stop Cop City’ Activist Slain by Atlanta Police Brings Healing Message to Mid-November Protest

Interview with Belkis Terán, mother of Slain "Stop Cop City" activist Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Nov. 22, 2023

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Mass killings as Sudanese paramilitaries seize western Darfur
  • Britain is reversing climate-friendly policies
  • Chicago to vote on luxury property taxes to address housing crisis

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Stop the Slaughter!

Stop the Slaughter!
A community forum on the Israel-Gaza Crisis,
from Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine

PANEL INTRODUCTION Scott Harris, Between The Lines executive producer

Greetings and commentary on the Israel-Gaza Crisis:

  • Anat Biletski, Albert Schweitzer professor of philosophy at Quinnipiac University, retired professor of philosophy at Tel Aviv University and former board chair of the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem
  • Michel Moushabeck, a writer, editor, publisher, and musician of Palestinian descent, and the founder of Interlink Publishing. He is recipient of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Alex Odeh Award


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Counterpoint November 27, 2023

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I'm truly inspired by the activists, journalists, writers and scholars my fellow producers at Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine interview each week.

In these divisive times, we're aiming to also dive into more community online forums discuss current events that impact us all as a global community. Here's our most recent Zoom video recording, "Stop the Slaughter!" on the Israel-Gaza Crisis, with panelists Anat Biletzki, a professor of philosophy at Tel Aviv University and Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and Michel Moushabeck, a writer, editor, publisher of Interlink books, a Massachusetts-based independent publishing house that offers a global, cosmopolitan perspective.

I do believe in their message for long-lasting peace in the region. When you get a chance, please do listen here. https://btlonline.org/stop-the-slaughter/
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"Now, given Israel’s record in this latest round of fighting of systematic and widespread war crimes against Palestinian people, the U.S. is complicit in these war crimes because it is playing the role of aiding and abetting war crimes." — Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now
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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) Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard University and Holly Dickson, Executive Director of the ACLU of Arkansas, examine the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that private individuals and groups such as the NAACP do not have the right to sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act, a decision that contradicts decades of precedent and will likely further erode protections under the VRA, already gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013.

2) Hassan El-Tayyab, Legislative Director for Middle East Policy and Advocacy Organizer with Friends Committee on National Legislation discusses the future of the temporary "humanitarian pause" in Gaza, his group's work advocating for a return of all the hostages, unfettered aid access, and a permanent ceasefire -- as well as the urgent need to begin negotiations on reaching a just and lasting peace for all Israelis and Palestinians.

3) Jeff Cohen, Co-Founder and Policy Director of RootsAction.org, is a media critic, columnist, documentary filmmaker, retired journalism professor and founder of the media watch group FAIR. He'll discuss Roots Action's Step Aside Joe campaign, amid rising anger at Pres. Biden's handling of the Israel-Hamas War, and growing concern about his sliding poll numbers and ability to defeat Donald Trump, who's now running on an openly fascist campaign platform.

4) Tom Swan, Executive Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group talks about CCAG current campaigns including: the recent release of a scorecard re: insurance companies underwriting of fossil fuel companies exacerbating the climate crisis; the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP's) proposal for new vehicle emissions standards, and the disinformation being spread about the proposal by legislators and their corporate allies, and CCAG's upcoming 52nd Anniversary and Awards Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 7th in West Hartford, CT.

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 1.5 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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This Thursday, Nov. 30, 7pm: “A Celebration of Candidates”
Drinking Liberally Midstate/Meriden – Dawg House
Enjoy a rousing salute to our candidates, thank volunteers, look back on hard-fought campaigns, and party with the The Denz. Many candidates won, some didn’t make it, and surely all deserve our heartfelt appreciation. Then we celebrate with The Denz, a guaranteed-fun-time rock ‘n’ roll band led by former Speaker Chris Donovan.
Drinking Liberally provides a casual time each month for left-of-center folks from all towns to gather, engage in stimulating conversation, and share a drink together, alcohol or otherwise. (Note that this event departs from our regular third Tuesday schedule.)
WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 2023 – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Dawg House Bar & Grill, 999 Broad Street, Meriden
To RSVP (but not required):
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• Jeff Freiser – jeffreyfreiser@gmail.com, 860-836-8545
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Welcome to the good side!💙