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Medicare expansion

Senate Nearing Critical Stage of Negotiating Historic Medicare Expansion

Interview with Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, conducted by Scott Harris

Cuba protests

Cuba’s Economic Crisis Provokes Protests and U.S. Threats

Interview with James Early, former director of cultural studies and communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, conducted by Scott Harris

ranked choice voting

Ranked Choice Voting Passes Major Test in New York City Primary

Interview with Rob Ritchie, president and CEO of FairVote, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – July 21, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • East Germany a bastion of far-right, anti-immigrant politics
  • Joe Biden launches an anti-trust revolution
  • Amazon centillionaire Jeff Bezos' ex-wife a big buzz in philanthropy

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Haiti assassination

Who Killed Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse? Speculation Swirls Around Haiti’s Elite

In the early morning hours of July 7, a group of foreign mercenaries, including suspected retired Colombian soldiers, brutally shot and killed Haiti's President...
Julian Assange extradition

Press Freedom at Stake as U.S. Appeals Assange U.K. Extradition Denial

In early January, the U.S. government's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from a British prison to face espionage charges in the U.S....
prison deaths

Alarming Rise in Prison Deaths Exposes System Failure

The Covid pandemic has shed light on hazardous conditions in U.S. prisons and jails, where 2,700 people have died thus far due to the...

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – July 14, 2021

• Out of fear of growing violence and poverty, migrants from Central America's "Northern Triangle" are traveling north towards the United States. For many,...

Special Feature

Critical Race Theory in the Classroom & Labor’s Important Role Combating Voter Suppression

The Resistance Roundtable panel of Scott Harris, Richard Hill and Ruthanne Baumgartner speak with Harvard law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, a contributing writer to The New Yorker. Gersen discusses her recent article, "The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott." Labor activist Bill Fletcher Jr. also joins the panel. He is author and co-author of several books, including: 'They’re Bankrupting Us' – and Twenty Other Myths About Unions.

Only in a country whose ruling class has grown deeply deluded could a space joy ride like Jeff Bezos’s be seen as cause for public celebration rather than the symptom of moral rot and institutional decay that it so clearly is. https://t.co/rrHH4pYtUr

Not too optimistic this will come to pass... but we hope you're right! https://t.co/W8g6VqxoC0

Beltway journalists pretend Democrats are equally to blame. They're lying https://t.co/a48nijiqae

Totally normal response from a Democratic president when asked about defunding the police 😭😭😭 https://t.co/4YHjXrqg59





In Depth

Counterpoint July 19, 2021

Special Compilations

Blog: Leaves and Fishes

Honeymoon or Harrangue?

Forest and the Trees



Has the 40-Year Austerity Hoax Ended?

The Resistance Roundtable interviews radical economist and commentator, Doug Henwood, on the abrupt shift from 40 years of a so-called conservative supply side/austerity economic...


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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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