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Rep. Ilhan Omar

Bigotry and Hate Drives GOP Ouster of Rep. Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

Interview with Svante Myrick, incoming president of People for the American Way, conducted by Scott Harris

Forest protector Manuel Paez Teran

Police Killing of Forest Protecter Activist Won’t Deter Atlanta’s ‘Stop Cop City’ Campaign

Interview with Shaheen Rana, an activist with Atlanta’s Stop Cop City Campaign, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Tyre Nichols' assault

National Debate on Policies to Address Police Violence Must Prioritize Local Community Control 

Interview with Max Rameau, Pan-African theorist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Feb. 8, 2023

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Ten years after a coup, a crisis of confidence in Egypt
  • Philippine police purge likely uneffective against corruption
  • Rep. George Santos' connections to sanctioned Russian oligarch

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Liar #Utah Senator #MikeLee denies #JoeBiden's charge that some in the #GOP want to cut or get rid of #SocialSecurity, when there's video tape of Lee telling an audience he wants to phase out Social Security! Watch this hypocrite in action here> https://t.co/DTsZaPDavM https://t.co/kdYqCVThZ9
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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) Professor Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky professor of philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” talks about the Republican Party's embrace of "white replacement theory," WRT’s fascist origins, why Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has become a role model for much of the GOP -- and the dangerous rise of rightwing extremist political violence in the US.

2) Cody Hounanian, Executive Director of the Student Debt Crisis Center discusses his group's response to President Biden's announced plan to address student loan debt, which includes forgiving up to $20,000 for millions of borrowers and extending the payment freeze one final time until the end of the year.

3) Jenna Grande, Press Secretary with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) discuss CREW's recent article, "Big Oil Has Given $1 Million to Fuel Seditionists," and related issues of Big Oil's influence on US energy, environment and climate policy.

4) Liz Dupont-Diehl, Associate Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group discusses her group's recent reporting on CT based health insurance companies that are requesting double-digit premium increases for individuals and small businesses, as they spend billions on stock buybacks and excessive executive salaries, and lobbying.

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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"The details contained in an affidavit and related memo underscore the high stakes and unprecedented nature of an ongoing criminal probe into whether Trump and his aides took secret government papers and refused to return all of the material — even in the face of repeated demands from senior law enforcement officials.

The affidavit suggests that if some of the classified documents returned from Mar-a-Lago to the National Archives in January had fallen into the wrong hands, they could have revealed sensitive details about human intelligence sources, or how spy agencies intercept the electronic communications of foreign targets."
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This week's Between The Lines radio newsmagazine podcast

• Investigative reporter and author Greg Palast: New Georgia GOP Voter Suppression Scheme

• Assistant professor of labor studies at Empire State College in New York City: Starbucks Engages in Lawless National Anti-Union Campaign

• Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont: Healthcare Program and Climate Policies

• Bob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary
- Chinese military ship docks in Sri Lanka over India, U.S. objections
- DRC journalist remains behind bars after release of U.S. reporter
- Defense contractor Lockheed Martin's recruiting on college campuses

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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) Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for The Guardian newspaper, Democracy Now and author of several New York Times bestsellers including "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," talks about his new film, "Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman," produced by Martin Sheen, which is scheduled to be released soon.

2) Eric S. Tars, Legal Director with the National Homelessness Law Center talks about his group's research into the criminalization of homelessness across the U.S., as discussed in NHLC's recent "Study of State Laws Criminalizing Homelessness."

3) Jeff Schuhrke, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies at State University of New York's Empire State College in New York City. He'll talk about his recent Jacobin magazine article, "Starbucks Is on a National Union-Busting Crime Spree," as well as assessing the new energy and victories in union organizing across the U.S.

4) Pilar Marrero, Disinformation Monitor for the Algorithmic Transparency Institute and Associate Editor for Ethnic Media Services. Pilar, an independent journalist and author, discusses political misinformation targeting the Latino community ahead of this November's midterm election campaign.

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
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
This week's Between The Lines

• Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security President Joseph Gerson: Rising Tensions Between U.S. & China Over Taiwan Risks Miscalculation or Accident

• Author and World Mental Health Coalition President Dr. Bandy Lee: Donald Trump and Republican Party’s Dangerous Embrace of Political Violence

• Adirondack Voters for Change memberPhyllis Sinclair: Activist Group Launches Campaign to Educate Voters on NY Rep. Stefanik’s Extremist Voting Record

• Bob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary

- Pro-democracy activists in Brazil fear possible Bolsonaro coup
- Conservation of UNESCO sites has forced evictions of Indigenous peoples
- Secretive GOP attempt to convert minorities into Republicans
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Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
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