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bank failures

Recent Bank Failures Demand Tougher Federal Regulation

Interview with James S. Henry, economist, attorney, investigative journalist, and Global Justice fellow at Yale University, conducted by Scott Harris

iraq war

20 Years Later, Echoes of U.S. Iraq Invasion Seen in Russia’s Ukraine War

Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, and Nicolas Davies, author and Code Pink researcher, conducted by Scott Harris

Rocking Chair Rebellion joins Stop Cop City

Elder Activists Join ‘Stop Cop City’ Protests as Valued Climate Movement Allies

Interview with Kendall Hale, a member of the group Rocking Chair Rebellion, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Mexico to investigate alleged human rights abuses by military
  • Railroad companies' merger may create more "bomb trains"
  • Democratic party of Nevada riven by division

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This week's Between The Lines:

• Economist James S. Henry: Recent Bank Failures Underscore Need to Toughen Federal Regulation

• Code Pink Co-Director Medea Benjamin and author Nicolas Davies: 20 Years Later, Echoes of US Iraq Invasion in Russia’s Ukraine War

• Rocking Chair Rebellion member Kendall Hale: Elder ‘Stop Cop City’ Activists Target Contractor Building Atlanta’s Militarized Police Training Facility

• Bob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary

- Mexico to investigate alleged human rights abuses by military
- Railroad companies shared sensitive data before merger
- Democratic party of Nevada riven by division

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Produced by Squeaky Wheel Productions: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates and Mary Hunt. Theme music by Richard Hill and Mikata.
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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) James Henry, a leading economist, attorney, investigative journalist, Global Justice Fellow at Yale University and managing director at the Sag Harbor Group, discusses the issues covered in his recent DC Report article, "So Silicon Valley Wants A Bailout,?" the role of deregulation in recent bank failures, and the response of the federal government to prevent a repeat of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

2) Natalie Mebane, Greenpeace USA's Climate Campaign Director discusses President Biden's controversial approval of the Willow Oil Drilling Project to be constructed on Alaska’s North Slope, climate activist's response, and an assessment of the Biden administration's overall policies addressing the climate crisis.

3) Medea Benjamin, co-director of the group Code Pink Women for Peace, and Nicolas Davies, author of “Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq,” who serves as a Code Pink researcher, discuss the critically important issues addressed in their recent article, "The Not-So-Winding Road from Iraq to Ukraine."

4) Helen Humphries Communications Coordinator with the CT Citizen Action Group, and Diane Keefe a Norwalk, CT activist, talk about the coalition that's organizing CT events for the March 21st National Stop Dirty Banks Day of Action, that's demanding the nation's largest banks move their investments out of fossil fuels.

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#Trump epitomizes stupid #fascism. #DeSantis represents diabolically adept fascism, a more dangerous strain of this evil ideology bent on the destruction of US multiracial democracy & civil society. We need a popular, big-tent antifascist national front to effectively fight back!
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From MSNBC: "In the opening paragraph of a nearly $3 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, we encounter this brilliant expression of the truth: 'The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States. The election was not stolen, rigged, or fixed. These are facts. They are demonstrable and irrefutable.'

Fox News faces two massive defamation lawsuits. Taken together, the cases pose lethal threats to the network’s bottom line.

You might assume the company filing suit here is Dominion Voting Systems. But no. The above paragraph is from the New York defamation lawsuit by Smartmatic, an election and software technology company, against Fox News, Fox Corp. and some of the network’s hosts, as well as former President Donald Trump’s personal counsel Rudy Giuliani.

That means Fox News faces two massive defamation lawsuits: one from Dominion Voting Systems and the other from Smartmatic. Taken together, the cases pose lethal threats to the network’s bottom line."

All this begs the next question: What about all the emotional distress, harassment, physical harm, death threats and loss of jobs -- from election workers and officials to even the arrest, conviction and imprisonment of those Trump supporters who were involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection -- and even those hundreds of police who were injured and the 5 who died as a result of that day, as a result of THOSE ELECTION FRAUD LIES?


#FoxNews #FoxNewsLies #Dominionlawsuit #DominionVoting #Smartmatic #ElectionFraud
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Activist Fiona Mac and Independent journalist Kat Morris assess the significance of the recent “Stop Cop City” protest actions demanding a halt to construction of Atlanta’s militarized police training facility