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Campaign Demands AT&T End Support for Extremist One America ‘News’ Network

Interview with Evan Feeney, campaign director with Color Of Change, conducted by Scott Harris

Investigation Exposes Systematic Deceptive Marketing by Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies

Interview with Silvia Pastorelli, a climate & energy campaigner with the Greenpeace European Unit, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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‘They Knew: The U.S. Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis’

Interview with James Gustave “Gus” Speth, author of They Knew: The U.S. Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Oct. 20, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • GOP alliance with Europe’s far-right deepens
  • CIA’s Afghan commandos will get fresh start in US
  • NY state redistricting may just save Joe Biden’s presidency

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Unlimited, Unaccountable Corporate Campaign Cash Killing Biden’s Human Infrastructure Bill

Over the past month corporate media have focused much of their attention on what they call the "civil war within the Democratic Party," the...

Banks’ Immoral Investment in Fracking Leading to Climate Catastrophe

Under President Obama’s "All of the Above" energy strategy and the four years that followed with President Trump’s aggressive promotion of fossil fuels, production...
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Facebook Whistleblower’s Explosive Testimony Provokes Calls for Regulation

Facebook is the world’s largest social media network, with nearly 2 billion users.  The company started by Mark Zuckerberg when he was a student at...

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Oct. 13, 2021

• A six-year inquiry by El Salvador Judge Jorge Guzman into the infamous 1981 El Mozote massacre committed by Salvadoran Army troops is falling...

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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


The Department of Justice—which is the entity that can actually punish the insurrectionists—should be leading the criminal investigation into the attack on the Capitol. https://t.co/RqxyIGnOWT

The notion that the anti-trans bigots in the GOP want to “protect” women and girls is a flat-out lie. In fact, they shield rapists and deprive women of basic reproductive health care. https://t.co/buqNfi2jAH

#OnTheAir Counterpoint airs Mondays 8-10pm ET https://t.co/OTsd2kQzVZ 89.5FM Bgpt #CT: @VillanuevaEdgar on his book "Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides & Restore Balance;" Alphecca Muttardy of @CoalitionNibist on efforts to create state #Infrastructure banks https://t.co/bpLKDiVUJo

#OnTheAir Counterpoint airs Mondays 8-10pm ET https://t.co/OTsd2kQzVZ 89.5FM Bgpt #CT: @4TaxFairness Ex Dir. @clemente_frank on preserving tax hikes on the rich to fund Biden's #BuildBackBetter plan; John Noël of @greenpeaceusa on Cong. talks to protect climate legislation. https://t.co/U54jpnvkfk

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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) Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente talks about the work his group is doing to support President Biden's original blueprint for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations in his 'Build Back Better' plan during this critical week of Congressional negotiations.

2) A representative of Greenpeace USA (TBA) will discuss the work they and other climate/environmental groups are doing to preserve important climate provisions, such as ending fossil fuel subsidies, in President Biden's 'Build Back Better' reconciliation plan now being negotiated in Congress.

3) Edgar Villanueva, an activist and authority on social justice philanthropy, is founder and principal of the Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital. He'll talk about the critical issues examined in his best selling book, "Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance."

4) Alphecca Muttardy, a macroeconomist who worked for the International Monetary Fund for 25 years, now Chair on Economic Policy with Our Revolution in Northern Virginia and an activist with the Coalition for the National Infrastructure Bank, discusses her group's recent efforts to establish a fully funded, public, national infrastructure bank to pay for future national infrastructure projects.

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
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) Evan Feeney, Campaign Director with the group Color Of Change, talks about how AT&T helped build far right wing TV channel 'One America News,' and his group's call for AT&T to cease all financial backing of the extremist media outlet.

2) Aquene Freechild, Co-Director of Public Citizen's Democracy is for People Campaign discusses the large coalition that's organizing the "Freedom to Vote Rally, Relay from W.V. to D.C." protest action and the importance of upcoming Congressional votes on the Freedom to Vote and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

3) James Bradley, author of several bestsellers focused on U.S. policy in the Pacific and Asia, including "Flags of Our Fathers" and "The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia," examines rising tensions between the U.S. and China, and the danger of a new regional Pacific arms race and military confrontation.

4) Jack Rasmus, author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump," edits a blog and hosts the weekly radio show, "Alternative Visions," discusses the many important issues examined in his recent article, "The Great Strike of 2021," assessing the millions of workers who have either left their low paying jobs or are organizing to fight for a living wage and basic benefits.

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:
• End Citizens United's Tiffany Muller: Unlimited, Unaccountable Corporate Campaign Cash Killing Biden’s Human Infrastructure Bill

• Greenpeace European Unit's Silvia Pastorelli: Investigation Exposes Systematic Deceptive Marketing by Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies

• Media Alliance's Tracy Rosenberg: Facebook Users Union’s #FireZuck Campaign

• Bob Nixon's Under-reported News Summary:
• Justice slips away for Salvadoran massacre survivors under amnesty law
• Pandora Papers reveal South Dakota's role in $367 billion tax haven
• Hoffa's house divided in 2021 Teamsters election

#ElMozoteMassacre, #ElSavadoramnestylaw, #FireZuck, #PeoplevFossilFuels, #PandoraPapers, #SouthDakotaTaxHaven, #Teamsters, #Hoffa, #buildbackbetter, #europeanfossilfuel, #humaninfrastructure, #humaninfrastructurebill, #nofalsesolutions
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) Tiffany Muller, President & Executive Director of the group End Citizens United discusses the debate/negotiations over the two proposed infrastructure bills, with a focus on the role played by the deregulation of political campaign contributions, and her group's work to reverse the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

2) Bob Lord, an attorney and Tax Counsel with Americans For Tax Fairness discusses “The Pandora Papers,” a global investigation that exposed billionaires around the world involved in aggressively concealing their assets and tax avoidance.

3) Ted Lewis, Human Rights Program Director at Global Exchange discusses the recent testimony of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen before Congress describing the social media platform's destructive internal policies, the debate over new regulations covering social media -- and the Facebook Users Union's #FireZuck campaign.

4) Luis Luna, an organizer with the Connecticut Working Families Party talks about WFP's recent Teach In: Advocating for Housing at the Local Level as well as some of the other projects the group is working on.

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