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Saturday, Oct. 19: The Fascist Threat and Effective Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump


  • Jason Stanley, Yale professor of philosophy and author of "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them"
  • Christopher Vials, director of American Studies at University of Connecticut and author of "Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left and the Fight Against Fascism in the United States"
SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2019, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Parish House of the United Church on the Green
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Trump and Allies Roll Out Conspiracy Theories to Defend Against Ukraine Extortion Scandal Impeachment Inquiry

Interview with Marge Baker, executive vice president for policy and program with People For the American Way, conducted by Scott Harris

Alabama Lawsuit Seeks to Force 2020 Census to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From National Count

Interview with Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense& Educational Fund MALDEF, conducted by Scott Harris

Connecticut Attorney General Tong Calls for Crackdown on Employers Who Cheat Immigrant Workers

Excerpt of speech by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Oct. 9, 2019

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • China quietly doubles troop levels in Hong Kong
  • How have health workers won improvements on patient care? Strikes.
  • CFPB summoning zombie debt back to life

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1) Kani Xulam, Director of the American Kurdish Information Network, discusses the Turkish invasion of northern Syria targeting Kurdish militia groups, and the reckless policies of President Donald Trump that gave the government of Turkish president Erdogan a green light for launching this destabilizing military offensive.

2) Steve Hassan, Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, is a mental health professional who has been helping people leave destructive cults since 1976. He'll talk about his new book, "The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control."

3) Journalist Alex Henderson, talks about his recent Alternet.org article, "Armed Militia Groups are Taking Trump's Civil War Rhetoric Literally," and other issues related to the angry response of the president's base supporters during the current House impeachment inquiry.

4) Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, a coalition made up of over 340 national and statewide organizations discusses the issues examined in the group's recent press release, "Trump's Executive Order is Backdoor Privatization of Medicare," about the re-direction of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to for-profit Medicare Advantage.

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Trump has single-handedly abandoned U.S. Christian allies – the Kurds in their fight against ISIS, and handed over this region to Russian-backed dictator Bashar al-Assad. Will they have democracy?

The commander-in-chief of the Kurds understands that the U.S. wants to bring its soldiers home. He acknowledges that he does not want the U.S. to fight in combat for them. He adds:
"But we do want the United States to acknowledge its important role in achieving a political solution for Syria. We are sure that Washington has sufficient leverage to mediate a sustainable peace between us and Turkey.

"We believe in democracy as a core concept, but in light of the invasion by Turkey and the existential threat its attack poses for our people, we may have to reconsider our alliances. The Russians and the Syrian regime have made proposals that could save the lives of millions of people who live under our protection. We do not trust their promises. To be honest, it is hard to know whom to trust."