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Biden End of Reaganism

Why Biden May Finally Be Ending Reagan’s ‘Rancid Legacy’

Interview with William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with Truthout.org, conducted by Scott Harris

revolving door

At 100 Days, Biden is Issued His ‘Corporate Capture Report Card’

Interview with Max Moran, research director with The Revolving Door Project, conducted by Scott Harris

prison gerrymandering

Connecticut Campaign to End Prison Gerrymandering Gains Momentum

Excerpt of speeches by Claudine Fox, advocacy director, ACLU of Connecticut & Connecticut state Sen. Mae Flexer, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – May 5, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Human Rights Watch report accuses Israel of apartheid
  • 'Pro-business moderate' Andrew Yang leading NYC mayoral primary
  • Biden American Rescue plan aiding black farmers in reparations movement

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Let that motivate you to do everything in your power to get it passed.
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Biden: “Do we want to give the wealthiest people in America another tax cut or do you want to give every high school graduate the ability to earn a community college degree?”
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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.org

1) William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with Truthout.org, talks about the important issues raised in his recent article, "Biden’s Speech Pointed to a Possible End to Reagan’s Rancid Legacy," and the role the nation's progressive movement has played in Biden's presidency thus far.

2) Margaret Kwateng, Green New Deal National Organizer with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, discusses her group's assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Biden administration's initiatives to address the climate crisis thus far, and her group's support for the proposed legislation known as the THRIVE Act.

3) Max Moran, Research Director with the personnel team at the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, talks about his group's recent report, "Corporate Capture Report Card: Day 100 How has the Biden administration fared thus far at preventing corporate capture?"

4) Andy Piascik, a long-time activist and award-winning author whose most recent book is the novel, "In Motion," talks about his recent article, "White Supremacist Organizations and White Workers," published by Znet and CounterPunch.org

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Sen. Susan Collins of Maine believes Washington, D.C. can get its representation by becoming part of the the state of Maryland. What about how West Virginia broke away from Virginia during the Civil War era? OR North and South Dakota, in order for those rural states to get more Republican representation? Or Wyoming, which has less people than D.C.? Why is that a state of its own. Why should D.C. not get statehood when it's been denied any kind of representation over the last few hundred years as the nation's capital and federal buildings are located there, protected by federal troops? It was mostly about race -- the free slaves resided there. It's about time to even some things out. #DCStatehood
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