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wealth inequality

How to Stop Massive Tax Avoidance by America’s Wealthiest

Interview with Chuck Collins, director of the Program on Inequality & the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris

indigenous women

Rise in Violence Targeting Indigenous Women, Girls, LGBTQ Decried

Interview with Tara Houska of the Bear Clan of the Anishinaabe Couchiching First Nation and founder of the Giniw Collective, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Raul Castro

The 1960 CIA Plot to Assassinate Raul Castro Revealed

Interview with Peter Kornbluh, director of Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects at the National Security Archive, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – May 12, 2021

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Russia challenges U.S. hegemony in arms exports
  • Senate passes $35 billion for clean drinking water
  • Immigrant advocates, construction labor unions find new alliances

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Biden End of Reaganism

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

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, he broadly demonized government and its programs that formed the foundation of the nation's social safety...
revolving door

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

The term "corporate capture" refers to an environment in government when a private industry exerts its political influence to take control of the decision-making...
prison gerrymandering

Connecticut Campaign to End Prison Gerrymandering Gains Momentum

On April 26, the U.S. Census Bureau released initial data from the 2020 Census. Population shifts across the country over the last 10 years...

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

• In a scathing report, Human Rights Watch accused the state of Israel of committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution. The...

Special Feature

Psychopaths from Big Business have taken over the GOP & are now pre-stealing/rigging the *2024* election so no matter how big a margin a Democrat wins by, the President will be a Republican.


This is a DefCon-1 level emergency for democracy!


Process the fact that as between GOP reps Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, Lauren Boebert, and Liz Cheney, the only one the GOP has taken any action against is Cheney...whose offense was saying Biden won in 2020

It is—I repeat—an *insurrectionist party*

Ignorance + arrogance is a deadly combination! https://t.co/EZwysCw037

Like most other Republican legislators in 2021, #KevinMcCarthy is a weak coward, who cringes in fear before #DonaldTrump and his #WhiteSupremacist terrorist supporters! https://t.co/Vc35Jcgjy7

Say No to Rahm Emanuel as #JoeBiden's US Ambassador to Japan. Statement from Coalition of Organizations to oppose Emanuel's nomination.





In Depth

Counterpoint May 10, 2021

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Blog: Leaves and Fishes

Honeymoon or Harrangue?

Forest and the Trees



The Fascist Attack on the US Capitol and the Future of Democracy

The Resistance Panel interviews Prof. Michael McKeon about the new and long-term effects of the terrorist attack on the US Capitol.Panel:  Scott Harris, Richard...
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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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