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Between The Lines – Sept. 19, 2018 – Full Show

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DHS, ICE Demand Election Documents Intimidating North Carolina Latino Voters

Interview with Steven Rosenfeld, senior writing fellow with the Independent Media Institute, conducted by Scott Harris

Public Pressure Needed to Include NAFTA Labor and Environmental Protections

Interview with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, conducted by Scott Harris

As Trump Immigration Crackdown Continues, New Haven Rally Supports Ecuadorean Man Fighting Deportation

Excerpts of speeches by Nelson Pinos, an Ecuadorean immigrant resisting an ICE deportation order, and his supporters at a Sept. 7 rally, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Sept. 19, 2018

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Putin Appeals to Russians to accept ‘painful’ pension changes
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces he won't seek third term as mayor
  • Old Oklahoma murder case spotlights tribal sovereignty

Recently on Between the Lines

Shadow of Perjury, Secret Documents Hang Over Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The arrest of over 200 protesters during the course of last week’s Senate confirmation hearings was a strong indicator of the controversy surrounding conservative...

Lawmakers Push to Invoke War Powers Act to End U.S. Complicity in Yemen War

As violence, famine and a deadly cholera epidemic claim ever more lives in the three-year war in Yemen, the United Nations has weighed in...

Rise for Climate Global Day of Action Calls for Unity to Address Climate Change

A diverse crowd of 200 to 250 gathered on the New Haven Green on Sept. 9 for Connecticut’s Rise Up for Climate, Jobs and...

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Sept. 12, 2018

• Growing Trump administration hostility toward refugees from the Middle East, has put dozens of migrants from Iran, including Christians, in limbo in Vienna,...

Special Feature

Gandhi Peace Award 2018 – Jackson Browne acceptance speech

James Van Pelt, treasurer of Promoting Enduring Peace, introduces environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who in turn turn introduces the 2018 Gandhi Peace Award recipient, musician Jackson Browne on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

10 hours ago
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke can't stop being cool and relatable. https://t.co/x4xWTMaOER via @HuffPostPol
11 hours ago
PRETTY SLIMY - a harbinger of more disgusting antics in a Trump-Kavanaugh era?
Kavanaugh ally Ed Whelan placed on leave after slimiest of Kavanaugh defenses goes wrong https://t.co/9QhlWfVVPn
12 hours ago
#CancelKavanaugh Protests Break Out in Capitol: Activists taking a stand against #BrettKavanaughSupremeCourt nomination. Stay tuned for a national walkout by Women’s rights organizations to support women who've come forward to accuse nominee of abuse (via https://t.co/aoL6uCGqT7)





In Depth

Counterpoint September 17, 2018

Special Compilations

Blog: Leaves and Fishes

Forest and the Trees



The Fight to Save SCOTUS – and a report on grassroots election activism in...

The Resistance Roundtable panel discusses the New York Times decision to publish an anonymous op-ed by a disaffected White House official, and then interviews...

Mid-term Elections and Voter Suppression

The panel focuses on voter suppression in the upcoming mid-term elections with Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy with Common Cause. Recorded and produced by Richard Hill,...

JOHN NICHOLS: Democracy on Life Support?

The panel talks with journalist and author John Nichols about Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Recorded and...

The Life and Work of Bill Duesing, life-long leader of the organic community

The Life and Work of Bill Duesing, who died July 12, 2018Bill Duesing, a major figure in the movement for an organic, solar-powered and...


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So publishing the floor plan of the CHILDHOOD home of the "OTHER" supposed suspect in an alleged sex assault that is most likely a total fabrication, is the Republican conservative "Ethics and Public Policy Center's" idea of supporting Brett Kavanaugh -- Whoa! So where and HOW DID Ed Whelan get this information – and moreover, is it a harbinger of things come under this administration if the GOP has its way?
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A Supreme Court justice nominee should be held to higher standards than the average citizen.
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KAVANAUGH PROTESTS AT CAPITOL: Activists are taking a stand against the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination. Stay tuned for a national walkout organized by Women’s rights organizations to support the women who have come forward to accuse the nominee of abuse (via act.tv)
Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine
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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) LaShawn Warren, senior vice president of campaigns and programs withThe Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights talks about her response to the recent report released by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that unanimously concluded that the right to vote for many Americans is under attack, and that the U.S. Justice Dept. is not taking sufficient action to address this major failure of our democratic electoral system.

2) Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program with People For the American Way, discusses President Trump's Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination in the face of accusations of sexual assault decades ago during a High School party -- and the response of the Republican controlled Senate in handling this charge, amid criticism of a long running misogynist culture among GOP Senators.

3) Investigative reporter Greg Palast whose film documentary, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” examines Kansas Secretary of State and now candidate for Kansas governor Kris Kobach’s role in employing his Crosscheck system that wrongly purged some 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls in the 2016 election. Greg talks about his current effort, along with civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, to sue Kobach and 26 Secretaries of State, almost all of them GOP voting officials, to get the names of those they’ve purged — and why. That opens the door to litigation and legislation to put this new Jim Crow operation out of the business.

4) Fred Linck, Socialist Action's candidate for U.S. Senate from Connecticut talks about the problems his Socialist Action party has encountered getting a fair count of petition signatures collected to place Fred on the ballot for U.S. Senate this November.

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