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Trump cult violence

Cult Expert Concerned a Trump 2024 Defeat Will Again Incite Supporters to Violence

Interview with Steven Hassan, author and director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, conducted by Scott Harris

climate action

Climate Activists Target Government Officials Unwilling to Use Their Power to Address the Climate Crisis

Interview with Betty Moose, a Climate Defiance activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


BRICS Nations’ Rise: Shaping a New Global Economy the U.S. and Allies No Longer Dominate

Interview with Richard D. Wolff, professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Sept. 27, 2023

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Southeast Asian nations flooded with West's plastic junk waste
  • Dollar General moves into the health market
  • Super-rich oil heirs back organizing against fossil fuels

Recently on Between the Lines

UAW Strike

UAW Strike Demands Fairness for Workers, as US Automakers Spend Billions on Stock Buybacks

The United Auto Workers union strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers, launched Sept. 15, is the first time the UAW has struck all...
Wisconsin gerrymandering, Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz impeachment

GOP Attacks Wisconsin’s Democratic Institutions to Maintain Grip on Minority Rule

America is now witnessing an important battle for democracy in the swing state of Wisconsin.  Through the extreme partisan gerrymandered district maps in the...
Leonard Peltier

Supporters of Leonard Peltier Call on Biden to Release America’s Longest Serving Political Prisoner

Hundreds of supporters of imprisoned American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier rallied outside the White House on Sept. 12 – Peltier’s 79th birthday –...

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Sept. 20, 2023

Kenya has launched an inquiry into accusations of abuses committed by British troops stationed in the African nation. The outcome of the investigation could...

Special Feature


Tracing the History of Republican Party’s Right-wing Extremism from the 1930s to Trump

Resistance Roundtable: September 9, 2023

Jeet Heer: 

National affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and host of the weekly Nation podcast, "The Time of Monsters." He also writes the monthly column “Morbid Symptoms,” and is the author of "In Love with Art: Francoise(S) Moulee’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman."

Morris "Rippy" Patton:
Former Vice President of the Bristol, CT chapter of the NAACP, and current candidate for Bristol City Council
1) Jeet Heer's article:"The GOP’s Nazi Problem Has Deep Roots: To build their popular front on the right, Republicans are happy to recruit white nationalists," which was published in the Nation Magazine on July 31.
2) The deeply disturbing "Keep Connecticut White" rally that occurred in Bristol, CT in mid- August, with discussion of the community and statewide response to another in a series of racist, white supremacist actions in Connecticut.








In Depth

UAW Strike

Counterpoint September 18, 2023

Special Compilations

Blog: Leaves and Fishes

Honeymoon or Harrangue?

Forest and the Trees



The Threat of Fascism and the Indictment of Trump

The Resistance Roundtable speaks with two guests: -Eric Draitser, an independent journalist and host of the Counterpunch podcast ( who addreses ddresses the threat of...

WPKN Special Panel Discussion on Trump’s Indictment on His Criminal Attempt to Overturn the...

This special WPKN public affairs program discusses former President Donald Trump's most recent indictment on federal charges related to his attempt to overturn the...

US Supreme Court Kills Affirmative Action

The Resistance panel interviews Horace Campbell, professor of African American Studies and political science at the University of Syracuse, about his recent Counterpunch article,...

As CNN Swerves Right: Refuse Fascism!

The Resistance Roundtable panel speaks with Paul Street (, independent progressive policy researcher, award-winning journalist, historian and author of many books including This Happened...


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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

1) Matthew Cunningham-Cook and Lucy Dean Stockton discuss their recent Lever article, "Automakers Hand Billions To Shareholders While Stiffing Workers," the United Auto Workers historic strike that was launched against the big three U.S. automakers on September 15th, and the current state of the U.S. labor movement.

2) Ruth Conniff, Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Examiner examines the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate vote to fire the state’s nonpartisan top elections official Meagan Wolfe, and the GOP legislature's scheme to impeach Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz, that is linked to the state's extreme partisan gerrymandered district maps, and state law re: women's reproductive rights.

3) Alan Minsky, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, and Anthony Flaccavento, Executive Director of the Rural Urban Bridge talk about their joint Initiative, "A Rural New Deal" report, that proposes a plan that is "urgently needed to build and rebuild local economies across rural America."

4) Byron Belitsos, an award winning publisher and principal author of the acclaimed "One World Democracy" (2005), which is based in part on political teachings of the Urantia Revelation. He'll talk about the International Day of Democracy (Sept. 15th,) and the Earth Constitution Institute's advocacy for a democratic world federation, and the formation of "World Electoral Districts on four continents, with the aim of electing delegates to a Provisional World Parliament to be held next spring in Pondicherry, India.

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#EndFossilFuels! Sept. 15-17 -- 400 climate actions all over the world.