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gun culture

GOP’s Embrace of Violence Endangers U.S. Democracy

Interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history and Italian studies at New York University, conducted by Scott Harris

Afghan starvation

With Freeze of Assets, Millions of Afghan Civilians Face Starvation

Interview with Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris

labor strike

The Sacrifice of Essential Workers During Pandemic Led to Mass Resignations and Labor Strikes

Interview with Mike Elk, senior labor reporter and founder of PayDayReport.com, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Nov. 24, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • US journalist Danny Fenster is freed from Myanmar prison
  • Uzbek president scores second term in landslide victory
  • The corporate state of Delaware

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Youth Climate Activists in Glasgow Demand More

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Biden Can End Postmaster General DeJoy’s Destructive Reign at USPS

In May 2020, as last year’s presidential election campaign was getting underway, Louis DeJoy, a Trump campaign megadonor, was appointed as the nation’s postmaster...
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Can The Democrats Save the Build Back Better Act?

The Resistance panel interviews Nation Magazine correspondent John Nichols about what strategies the Democrats can use to pass the progressive Build Back Better Act being blocked by two conservative Democratic senators.
Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill

Michigan GOP is strategically installing conspiracy theorists in #election posts across the state https://t.co/pq2uZVRg1M
Far-right Michigan Republican known for #antivaxxer views hospitalized with COVID-19 https://t.co/ILPc15rBSU
📍BREAKING— Israel 🇮🇱 reports its first confirmed case of new #B11529 coronavirus variant in a traveler who flew ✈️ from Malawi ➡️ this is now the 3rd case outside of Africa (after 2 cases found in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 - see thread 👇). #NuVariant

https://t.co/MmvdYCeYND
⚠️My god—the new #B11259 variant being possibly ~500% more competitively infectious is the most staggering stat yet. Also, #NuVariant has more than >2x the number of bad spike mutations than Delta. Here’s an updated 🧵👇

Model by @JPWeiland matches up with graph by @jburnmurdoch https://t.co/SFvFEbD7QO
#UPDATE Scientists in South Africa say they have detected a new #COVID19 variant with multiple mutations, in an announcement that came after a recent rise in infection numbers https://t.co/UTld8Vj9KY

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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.or

1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University discusses her recent article, "Welcome to the Age of Lawless Masculinity," and her views on the rise of armed white supremacist groups in the US, the embrace of extremism and violence within the Republican Party, and the threat to our democracy.

2) Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace and Global Exchange, talks about her article, "Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change," and the motivation for & consequences of President Biden's Cuba policy.

3) Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign, discusses the dire situation in Afghanistan, where millions of people now face widespread famine, touching on many of the issues raised in her recent article, "To Counter Terror, Abolish War."

4) Lela Florel, Director of the CT-based Preserve Remington Woods campaign, discusses the current effort to preserve Remington Woods, a beautiful 420 acre tract of land which was originally owned by the Remington Arms Company located in both Bridgeport and Stratford, 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 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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What's taking so long for Biden administration to fire U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Louis DeJoy, who actively slowed down the postal service mail delivery during the 2020 presidential election? According to Lisa Graves of True North Research, it has to do with the Trump-appointed Board of Governors who are governing body of the Postal Service, an 11-member Board of Governors with responsibilities comparable to the board of directors of a publicly held corporation.

"Two of those Trump appointees, their terms are up this December on Dec. 8. That’s Ron Bloom, who I’ve mentioned, who briefly served in the Obama administration working on the Fiat-Chrysler merger. The other guy who whose term is up is John Barger, and he is someone who also hails from this private equity investment background.

"And the two of them, if they were replaced by Biden, there would be an opportunity to get rid of Louis DeJoy. Make sure to let Biden know how you feel about this! #FireDeJoy
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 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Delger Erdenesanaa, a fellow and reporter with the award winning publication, Inside Climate News, discusses her recent article titled, "At COP26, Youth Activists From Around the World Call Out Decades of Delay."

2) Lisa Graves, Executive Director of True North Research talks about her efforts to hold Trump appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy accountable for his mismanagement of the U.S. Postal Service, urging President Biden to replace him as soon as possible to avert further damage to the USPS.

3) Donald H. Whitehead Jr., Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, talks about the homelessness crisis in America today, and what his group, allies, President Biden and Congress can do to address the increasing number of men, women and children who suffer everyday without the basic necessity of shelter.

4) David Rosen, the author three books, his latest titled, "Prohibition New York City: Speakeasy Queen Texas Guinan, Blind Pigs, Drag Balls & More," discusses his recent article, "The Broadband Plan Will Not End the Digital Divide," that explores the corporate capture of government telecom regulatory agencies.

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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We really need to stop kicking the can down the road...

"If we don’t keep the policy promises that have already been promised, we are on target to reach 3 degrees of warming and that would be completely disastrous for life on Earth as we know it. There would be massive heat waves, rising sea levels, coastal cities completely disappearing. Desertification — agriculture would collapse. Corn, soybean, wheat that would all that would all go to the wayside. So, so much would be would be gone. Biodiversity. Ocean acidification. The list goes on." — Reynard Loki, Independent Media Institute
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 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org

1) Reynard Loki, Editor/Chief Correspondent with Earth/ Food/ Life at the Independent Media Institute talks about his recent article, "COP26: Will Humanity’s ‘Last and Best Chance’ to Save Earth’s Climate Succeed?" and will review developments at the UN's Glasgow Climate Summit.

2) Joseph Geevarghese, Executive Director of Our Revolution, assesses the results of the November 2nd off-year election for progressive candidates, and his group's future strategy to strengthen progressive representation in Congress in view of the destructive role played by a small number of corporate Democrats during negotiations over Joe Biden's human infrastructure bill.

3) Howie Klein, a progressive blogger/activist and music producer, record label founder, record label executive, best known for his role as President of Reprise Records from 1989 to 2001. Howie discusses his recent article, "The Rush To Stop A Progressive Agenda Is Not Just About Republicans-- Not At All," as well as last week's off-year election results.

4) Climate activist Julie Macuga talks about the No Coal No Gas campaign to shut down the last remaining coal-fired power plant in New England at Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire - by calling out the owners of the plant: Castleton Commodities International, LLC of Stamford, CT, and Atlas Holdings of Greenwich, 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 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